Get ready to immerse yourself in our flagship honeymoon destination, Fiji. We’ve taken care of all the details so you can recreate this exotic island escape right in your home.
The crown jewel of romance, the Fiji Islands offer more than you could ask for in a honeymoon. With crystal clear waters, soft white sands, and breath-taking waterfalls, it’s no wonder Fiji is where our founders honeymooned. Their dreams of escaping to Fiji was the inspiration for Honeyfund.
Fiji Date Night: Food & Drinks
There are so many delicious traditional Fijian dishes that it was hard to choose just one.
Fijian traditions are similar to those of other Pacific Island cultures, like French Polynesia and Hawaii. With one twist: There are many Indians living in Fiji, which means a plethora of Indian-inspired dishes. When you travel to any Fijian resort, you’ll find yourself at different types of barbecue-esque feasts. To get a true taste of Fiji, we recommend this Lamb & Chicken Barbecue. If you, or your partner, are vegetarian we recommend the Indo-Fijian favorite, Bhindi Fry (Fried Okra).
Wash it down with a delicious Watermelon Mint Cocktail that can easily be modified by removing the gin. For the very adventurous, try the traditional after-dinner drink, Kava. It’s made from dried and ground roots of the Kava plant and gives you a warm and relaxed feeling.
Wrap up the night with the simple, yet delicious, Suji Ladoo treats.
Fiji Date Night: Ambience
Bring Fiji straight to your living room or backyard with these decorations and props for under $100:
- Fiji backdrop
- Artificial vines
- Bamboo plates
- Tropical floral strand
- Black pearls (Fiji is known for its famed black pearls)
- Tabletop waterfall
If you want to kick it up a notch, here are some extras that you can add:
Check out our full Date Night at Home Fiji shopping list on Amazon.
Fiji Date Night: Music and Tours
During cocktail hour, choose one of these playlists to set the mood (choose the music streaming service you use):
Fiji Date Night: Step-by-Step Instructions
Here’s a an easy guide to pulling off a date night to remember:
The week before: Order supplies from our Date Night at Home Fiji shopping list on Amazon.
A day before: Shop for food and drink ingredients. Here’s a shopping list for each recipe!
- Soy sauce
- Garlic clove
- Piece ginger
- Vegetable oil
- 1 kg Lamb Chops
- Cubed chicken pieces
- Lettuce leaves
- Brown onion
- Fresh red chilies
- Cumin seeds
- Mustard seeds
- Garlic cloves
- Sprig curry leaves
- Tonic water or lemonade
- Diced watermelon
- Mint leaves
- Powdered sugar
- Powdered milk
- Ghee (clarified butter)
The day of:
5 pm: Get your playlist on and start decorating
5:30 pm: Prep dinner
6 pm: Put on your favorite tropical outfit
6:30 pm: Make and serve the Watermelon Mint Cocktails
7 pm: Fill your belly with delicious Fiji barbecue!
8pm: Sit and enjoy a cup of Kava while watching one of the Fiji virtual tours or listening to the peaceful music of Fiji
Don’t forget to take pictures to remember your night! If you share on social media use the tag @honeyfund and #HoneymoonatHome, so we can feature you on Honeyfund’s social. Check out the blog for another Honeymoon at Home date-night destination.