The Best Pacific Islands to tie the knot

If you are planning to tie the knot and are looking for a fun, flowy kind of wedding destination, an island wedding maybe the answer to all your wedding woes! The Pacific Islands are a beautiful location for intimate beach weddings, where your guests will be just the limited close ones that matter the most to you both. The atmosphere is more chilled out , light, flowing dresses, rolled up trousers and frangipanis adorning the sandy aisle.  Here are some of the best islands to tie the knot.


Fiji is a popular choice for weddings, with over 330 islands making up the archipelago and giving you plenty of choice. Opt for any of the resorts on the mainland of Viti Levu or Vanua Levu. You can also head out to a more remote island to exchange vows in a more private beach setting. Most resorts offer wedding packages where one can party into the warm, tropical night.

Chapel at Fiji resort | © Qiuyun Song



Niue is a tiny coral atoll with a population of less than 1000 people. You cannot have a more private , intimate tying of the knot than here with hardly any onlookers.  A wedding in Niue is an intimate affair with incredible views of the ocean. You can only fly to Niue from Auckland, New Zealand.

Niue’s Limu Pools | Courtesy of Juliette Sivertsen

New Caledonia

For brides and grooms who want a French flair to their nuptials, New Caledonia offers a taste of France while maintaining the laid-back island style. Opt for luxury by heading out to the Isle of Pines or choose to stay mainland at the resorts around Noumea. A wedding in New Caledonia offers couples a sophisticated and romantic touch to their special day thanks to the French chic influence.

Wedding at Chateau Royal | Photo courtesy of Chateau Royal

Rarotonga – Cook Islands

The Cook Islands offer a relaxed beach wedding, the most popular and easiest place being Rarotonga.  Rarotonga can also be more affordable for weddings than other Pacific Islands. Beautiful blue waters and clean sandy beaches is what makes up this island destination . Walk the sandy aisle barefoot to meet your spouse- to -be . There are plenty of organisations in the Cook Islands offering wedding packages, so  spend some time researching to choose the best package for your needs.

Rarotonga honeymoon couple | © ChameleonsEye

Tahiti , Bora Bora – French Polynesia

For the ultimate in luxury, romance and French flair, Tahiti offers an exquisite and romantic island destination wedding. Tahiti is one of the most expensive islands in the Pacific, so it’s perfect for those who want to splurge and offer their guests a taste of luxury and romance. From rugged mountains to coral reefs, a wedding in Tahiti can take any shape you want. There are also the beautiful overwater bungalows in Bora Bora if one is looking for uber luxury. Bora Bora can even be enjoyed post the wedding for your honeymoon.

Polynesian wedding boat | © BlueOrange Studio