Honeymoons are extra special when they're steeped in respect for the traditions of the local people. At Turtle Island Fiji, a luxury private island resort in the South Pacific, you have a chance to do exactly that. In fact, this legendary tropical all-inclusive encourages you to participate directly in the indigenous practices that Fijians have held dear for centuries.
Oneof the most important traditions in Fiji is the Meke ceremony, a festive cultural song and dance in which the oral history of Fiji is passed down. Feel the energy of the rhythmic clapping, chanting, and dancing as Fijian warriors in traditional garb connect with the divine.
Then there's the kava ceremony. Kava is a traditional beverage, but for the Fijian people, it's much more meaningful than simply a drink. There is an ancient process for preparing, serving, and sharing kava that focuses heavily on a solemn custom that honors the village leader and village elders. There is a very specific serving and preparation routine for each ceremony, and after the kava is consumed, a joyous celebration with dancing and music follows.
But the fun and discovery doesn't end there. You can visit a Fijian village and learn what medicinal native plants that locals use for healing, and let the warm locals show you how they are prepared and used. There's no better way to connect with your honeymoon destination than by learning about the native land and how local people interact with it, not only for enjoyment, but for healing and spirituality as well.
Become one with each other and deepen your connection...all by immersing yourselves in the rich traditions of the South Pacific. There's no better place to do it than Turtle Island Fiji!