Namale – The Fiji Islands Resort and Spa Vanua Levu,
The epitome of serenity and seclusion, Namale – The Fiji Islands Resort and Spa has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most romantic getaways. Guests of this all-inclusive escape enjoy a 325-acre playground dotted by swaying palms, tropical gardens and panoramic views of the Koro Sea.
To ensure privacy for all visitors, the resort houses only 18 bures, luxuriously appointed thatched-roof bungalows tucked between lava pinnacles, lush rain forest and azure waters. Each retreat envelops guests in exotic furnishings and island-style accents fashioned from bamboo, teak, marble and hand-crafted fabrics. They also include four-poster beds, double Jacuzzis and shaded terraces affording views of the Koro Sea. Adding to the tropical experience, expansive windows and sliding glass doors open to the delightful scent of hibiscus and plumeria.
Wedding couples seeking the ultimate in solitude and tranquility opt to stay in one of the luxurious villas. Set amid volcanic rock formations mere steps from the shore, the villas come equipped with spacious lounge areas, indoor-outdoor showers, Jacuzzis on the deck and infinity-edge plunge pools boasting unsurpassed ocean vistas. Villa guests also enjoy such conveniences as wireless internet, HD projector screens, Apple TVs and BOSE Surround Systems.
With the gracious and experienced Namale staff overseeing all the essentials of the wedding ceremony, bridal pairs can spend their time at the resort snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking waterfalls or indulging in sumptuous treatments at Namale Spa & Sanctuary. Those wishing to learn about Fijian culture take part in dance and handicraft demonstrations by local villagers.
To tie the knot, brides and grooms choose between two types of celebrations. A Private Ceremony takes place on the beach or on a scenic terrace to the melodious tones of a choir. A candlelit dinner caps the event. Alternatively, couples select a traditional Fijian Wedding, which includes flower leis, a warrior escort to the ceremony, Fijian singing, the Namale Band and a traditional kava ritual. At the end of a magical day, newlyweds retreat to their bure, specially adorned with fragrant flowers and a bottle of bubbly.