The Luxurious Denarau Island of Fiji
The island resort of Denarau has proven to be one of the popular stops for people touring Fiji. It is also the biggest integrated island in the South Pacific region. One of the main reasons for the island’s popularity is that it offers a wide range of accommodation options and activities for tourists and those seeking for an extended vacation. A visit to Denarau equates to relaxing in premier resorts, dining in top class restaurants and enjoying varied tours.
Denarau makes itself accessible to visitors as you can easily reach the island from the Nadi International Airport situated on Viti Levu’s west coast. The island is still growing commercially, so it offers plenty of business opportunities especially in the areas of real estate and retail. The Denarau resorts, which can be found along the sandy beaches of the island, are some the best in the region.
Aside from grand resorts and luxurious hotels like the Sheraton Resort, Westin Resort and Spa Fiji, Sofitel and the Hilton Resort and Spa, you can also opt to for a time share type accommodation especially if you’re staying for a longer period of time. They are typically equipped with swimming pools, spas, bars, restaurants and other facilities that cater to different travelers. Because of the number of world class hotel resorts on the island, it has become a highly preferred spot for honeymoons, weddings, family gatherings, conferences and tournaments.
The Port Denarau Marina, which is best known as an access point to the beautiful Mamanuca Islands,is one of the main attractions of the island. The charming port marina boasts a variety of retail shops and top restaurants like the first Hard Rock Cafè in Fiji. While exploring this area, you will be treated to free entertainment, not only catering to adults but also to children. The port regularly hosts musical events, cultural activities and other programs. It is currently making waves in the national music scene as it is the annual venue for the Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival.
All the resorts on the island provide great dining options, but the waterfront area is also populated with various types of restaurants waiting to serve you with their best dishes. There are always shuttle buses and taxis at Port Denarau Marina that can take you back to your resort or to key sections of the island. These are some of the reasons why cruise ships like P&O Cruises choose to make the marina a frequent stopover for passengers.
If you’re avid golfer, then you should definitely drop by the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, home to an international standard 18-hole golf course. The Pacific-themed course comes with fantastic views of the ocean and mountains. At the main town of Nadi, you will be welcomed by a nice restaurant and retail complex.
There are a number of outfitters operating at Port Denarau that offer exciting tours and aquatic activities like game fishing, sunset sailing, and dinner cruises. You can easily book a boat trip to neighboring Nadi or to the Yasawas and Mamanucas archipelagos. Established companies like the Adrenalin Watersports offer a robust menu of water sports like kayaking, scuba diving, wakeboarding, parasailing, surfing and snorkeling.