The only thing more enjoyable than a day soaking up the sunshine on a remote beach is indulging in fresh and delicious fare on said beach – preferably with a cold beverage in hand!
We’ve rounded up our favourite spots for an extraordinary beach picnic and we’re not talking fighting a flock of seagulls for sand-covered fish and chips on a towel, we mean the crème de la crème of seaside feasting.
Toberua Island Resort
If your threshold for private island experiences is exceptionally high and you haven’t quite met your quota while staying at Fiji’s original and most traditional private island resort, visit the spectacular Picnic Island for – you guessed it – a picnic. A scenic 40-minute boat ride from the resort, the island boasts gorgeous white sand, wonderful diving, swimming, snorkelling directly off the beach, and a packed hamper lunch.
Tokoriki Island Resort
Enjoy four hours of romance on nearby Monu Island, approximately 15 minutes by boat. Once there, relax and unwind in a stunning setting. Beach-comb along a beautiful sandy beach, enjoy great snorkelling on Monu’s fringing reef and feast on a sumptuous picnic lunch with a bottle of Moet & Chandon.
Qamea Resort & Spa
Experience one of the best beaches in Fiji… all to yourself. Enjoy a relaxing beach dining experience and your own secluded coastline for a few hours whilst being spoilt with a spread of culinary delights, including some local flavours, accompanied by the beer or wine of your choice.
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
For the ultimate in romantic settings, Samoa’s most luxurious resort offers a fairy light tipi set up for your special occasion. Including a three course degustation menu, private beach setting and a dedicated waiter for your service, this is the must-do experience for couples.
Embrace the castaway life and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your personal chef. Take a dip in the crystal clear, blue lagoon with the resort’s in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most intimate of settings.
Escape to a private island on a boat excursion with a personal picnic waiting for you on arrival. Enjoy a decadent private picnic at one of the most secluded sweet spots at Bawah Reserve for a castaway beach experience. Choose your preferred menu, order a bottle of champagne, and you’re on your way to utopia. Our favourite option is the Rising Sun, which allows you to enjoy a healthy breakfast served on a custom timber paddle board in an isolated lagoon as the morning sky comes to light.
From swimming with horses to riding trails, horses play a huge role on the Nihi Sumba Island. Take a ride along local dales and traditional villages to the glorious Coconut Grove where you can kick back with a well-deserved picnic lunch and freshly-harvested coconuts and a spot of swimming between riding hours. Romance lovers will adore the chance to gallop through the shallows on a sunset shore ride!