Overlooking Viti Levu’s idyllic Coral Coast on one side and its own private beach and lagoon on the other, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa offers an authentic and private Fiji island experience. Yet with road access across the water to the mainland, a warm Fijian greeting is an easy hour’s drive from the main airport. Fiji is a blend of fascinating traditions and a warm welcoming culture. The resort offers guests authentic Fijian experiences such as the kava ceremony which is enacted as it has been for centuries, and visitors are welcomed as honoured guests
With a capacity to host a wedding ceremony for 80 people, the resort’s Seaside Chapel is a secluded and intimate ceremony venue. A glass exterior and ceiling take full advantage of the Pacific Ocean as the altar’s backdrop. The chapel garden can host a wedding reception for up to 150 guests and also connects to the resort’s most exclusive accommodation, the Reef Wing Bures. Rich Fijian traditions can be incorporated into a wedding ceremony at the resort. Warriors known as the ‘Bili Bili’ can be arranged to escort the bride down the aisle and a ‘meke’ (dance) performance by local Fijian dancers’ pays tribute to the Fijian culture. A Kava ceremony, Fiji’s national drink traditionally served as part of a celebratory atmosphere, is a popular way to welcome wedding guests. The serving of a Fijian lovo, a feast cooked in an earth oven, also offers an authentic Fijian experience. With a range of dedicated reception spaces available surrounded by spectacular seascapes and lush tropical gardens, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island presents a perfect canvas to create the wedding of a life time.