Is it time to run away and elope on the beach?

February 10, 2016 | By | Comments (2)
Hands newlyweds on background of the sea

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I’ve heard that every bride says it at some point: “Why don’t we just elope?” Between narrowing down the guest list, designing a perfect seating chart, and coping with the many invested personalities when planning a wedding, the prospect can definitely be alluring.

beach elope couple

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

And even more alluring is the tantalizing fantasy of where you might escape. I don’t know about you, but in my mind those dreams always take place with a bright turquoise sea in the background…and an ultra-luxe hotel room and a freshly made cocktail never hurt.

beach couples massage

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Luckily for couples itching to get away, one amazing coastal resort is now offering the perfect opportunity to do just that. The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji has just released an unbelievable Elopement Package, which includes seven nights at the luxurious property for the price of five. The resort takes care of every wedding detail, from arranging pre-wedding spa treatments to planning an intimate ceremony (complete with a wedding bouquet and crown and even a Fijian choir) on a deserted beach. The ceremony is followed by a romantic dinner on an isolated pier lit with lanterns. Other highlights of the very thorough package include a couple’s massage and honeymoon picnic during the remaining days.

fiji resort

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

The Elopement Package is available May 1-31, October 9 – December 18, 2016, and January 8 -March 17, 2017.  The all-inclusive package also includes a meet and greet at Nadi International Airport and Savusavu domestic airport, bure accommodation, all a la carte meals, most resort activities including five off-site excursions scheduled on a weekly basis, boat snorkel trips with resident marine biologist, snorkeling equipment, Wi-Fi, and return vehicle transfers from Savusavu Airport to the resort.  Starting rates for the Elopement Package begin at FJD12,875 for a seven-night stay in a range of luxurious beachfront bures. For more information or reservations, please visit or contact Randy Gardner at

Tell Us: Where does your coastal elopement fantasy take you?

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