Wanderlust Wednesdays ~ Fiji

Welcome to the first week of Wanderlust Wednesdays, I'm looking forward to reading about your travels and what's on your travel wish lists. This series will run every second Wednesday of the month, so look out for it again on Wednesday, June 10th.

I have recapped a lot of past trips, but realized I never did a recap of my honeymoon in Fiji.

Back in 2010 when H and I tied the knot, we knew we wanted to honeymoon somewhere neither of us had ever been. We also knew we wanted to be at a quiet secluded resort, and after stumbling across a review of Qamea Resort and Spa in a bridal magazine we started researching it and knew that was the place for us.
We flew to Las Vegas the day after our wedding, and spent a few days there to break up the long trip heading west. Then we rented a car, and drove through the desert to LA for our 10 hour flight to Nadi, Fiji. We flew in on a huge double decker plane, then hopped on an itty bitty tiny plane to fly to the island of Taveuni.
*Flying over the Fijian islands to Taveuni*

From Taveuni, we took a boat across the water to the island of Qamea where our resort was. Arriving by boat to the resort was amazing!
*View as we were pulling up to the resort*
*Our Honeymoon Bure*
*Private spa tub in the courtyard of our bure*
*Outdoor rock shower*
*View from the bure*
*Our first excursion was a hike to the waterfalls at Bouma National Park*
*Afterwards, it was time for a couples massage and some pool time*
*Caaaaaaanon Ball - in the cracked voice like the kid in the Sandlot*
*Cleaned up for dinner*
*Dinner on the beach*
*Dinner in the beach hut where we were serenaded*
*Honeymoon Beach excursion where we were dropped off by boat for the afternoon*
*Snorkeling the South Pacific*

*The staff give you flowers and sing farewell when it's time to leave*
*Waiting at the airport in Taveuni - it's just one open air room*

It was definitely a trip of a lifetime, and don't for one second be scared off by the 10 hour plane ride to get there. It's totally worth it! Imagine not seeing a majority of this big beautiful world because you didn't want to spend 10 hours on a plane. You end up sleeping through most of it, and when you get there the beauty is indescribable and pictures just don't do it justice. 

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  1. Oh my goodness, Fiji looks just as amazing and I imagine. I've had it on my top 10 for awhile. I've done a 13 hour plane ride so this should be a piece of cake ;)!

  2. These pictures look stunning!!! Looks like a great honeymoon destination spot. The flight might be tough but look what you have to look forward to! Beautiful!

  3. i love it! fiji is on my list of places to visit. i just wish it weren't so far :(

  4. Ooh, I like spa tub and outdoor shower. I still have not been outside of the USA.

  5. What an amazing trip!! I have to say you are so smart for breaking the flight up! Fiji is on my never ending travel list!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Wow! Looks like an amazing trip - Fiji is on my bucket list for sure!

  7. What a freaking spectacular view from your room. And it has an outdoor shower - sold.

  8. omg i've always wanted to go there but i've only seen travel professional pics of Fiji or on tv--like advertisements of it. glad to know it really is as gorgeous as i've seen!

  9. fiji is so on my list. now i want to be in that hut thing right now! gimme :) beautiful pics girly!


  10. Fiji is definitely on my list of places to go and see! The perfect honeymoon spot!

  11. it looks absolutely amazing! what a fabulous honeymoon. i don't know why i never made it to fiji when i lived at home - much closer to sydney than kentucky! lol

  12. What beautiful pictures. I totally want to visit Fiji one day but the long flight has always put me off. I think breaking it up with stop is the best way to do it.

  13. SO jealous! Fiji has always been on my bucket list but I don't know if I'll ever be able to make the trek out there. SO far! But your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and looks like you guys had an amazing time!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  14. This looks like such a fabulous honeymoon! I love how you did a mini-moon on the way to the real thing to break up the flight - we did that too and it helped so much! Such gorgeous photos and memories!!

  15. What a perfect honeymoon! Fiji (and your resort) look absolutely amazing. Totally agree about not being scared off by long flights- Hawaii was the same way but it was worth every second of the travel time!

  16. What an amazing honeymoon! We would love to go one day! We were actually looking there for the honeymoon but decided against it because of flight time. One day we will make it there because I can totally tell it is worth it!!

  17. So Pretty!! I love the lawn chess board, and just the views! It looks amazing. -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

  18. Wow oh wow!! So beautiful, you guys and Fiji!! :-) My husband has promised..someday!! Showing him this post!! Happy Wednesday!


  19. This looks incredible! I can't wait for this series- I'm hopefully going to start ramping up our recaps of our recent trip to Chile soon... makes me want to go back.

  20. Fiji is for sure on my list! Looks amazing! What a view and the ocean is so blue! Amazing trip!

  21. Looks like a beautiful place!! I would love to travel to Fiji!!

  22. What a fabulous honeymoon! I really want to go to the south Pacific.

  23. Wow looks and sounds like a magical, relaxing and romantic honeymoon in paradise. That's a dream destination right there!

  24. Fiji looks absolutely beautiful!! And the super long travel time does worry me - but only for our honeymoon. Since I'll be starting a new job and then asking for about 1.5 weeks off for the wedding- I didn't want to pick somewhere that was extra far away. But I definitely want to head that way at some point!!

  25. Your trip looks amazing!!! Fiji looks so beautiful and magical. What a cool room too with the outdoor spa and shower! Sounds like it was a great, relaxing honeymoon surrounded by natures beauty!

  26. omg Fiji looks GORGEOUS!! Looks like you guys had a blast, i'm so jealous! I am going to mexico next week so I will blog about it and link up when I do, yay!! :) that huge chess set has Harry Potter written all over it haha I actually kinda like plane rides. 10 hours is pretty long though for sure
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  27. Umm, can I go there ASAP, please? Fiji looks like a true paradise. I don't know how you found it in you to leave!


  28. This makes me want to go so badly for my honeymoon. Breaking up the long flights by spending a few days in Vegas sounds like a fantastic plan, now the decision is between Hawaii & Fiji!!

  29. Wow, this looks absolutely stunning! Fiji has been on my travel bucket list for a while and these pictures make me want to go even more!