Activities on Denarau Island You Can’t Miss!
Let’s cut straight to the chase, the must-dos in Denarau are whatever YOU want to do! The island made up of five-star resorts prides itself on catering to every holidaymaker’s needs, whether you want to spend your “Fiji time” relaxing with the family or seeking adrenaline activities with your mates. If you can’t do something in your resort, then you can certainly do it from the Port Denarau Marina. But if the decision fatigue is getting to you, don’t worry. We have the list to help!
While you’re here, you might want to explore more options with our Complete Guide to Denarau Island.
1. Indulge in a Luxury Spa Treatment
Giving you the most relaxing experience possible is what Denarau Island does best. The island has a whopping 10 spas, from the luxurious tropical plant paradise of the Heavenly Spa by Westin to the quick treatment go-to at the Island Surf Beauty & Spa. Check out all your options in our 10 Best Spas on Denarau Island.
2. Try a Traditional Fijian “Lovo”
While Denarau Island isn’t the most “cultural” location in Fiji, the resorts certainly bring the culture to you with their fantastic lovo nights! Lovo is a traditional cooking method of slow-cooking meats and vegetables in an underground oven. The result is a mouthwatering feast, with resorts like the Sofitel Fiji Resort, Wyndham Resort and The Westin Resort putting on special lovo nights for their guests complete with captivating cultural performances.
3. Shop, Dine and Drink at the Port Denarau Marina
Whether you’re a day-tripper or staying on Denarau Island, you can’t miss the town at the Port Denarau Marina. Packed with souvenir shops, eateries and all your essential services, the marina is a fantastic place to spend the afternoon. Check out our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Denarau, as well as our 10 Best Bars in Denarau, to find some great little spots on Port Denarau.
4. Unwind in One of the Resorts’ Adult-Only Areas
You’ve probably heard about how family friendly Denarau Island is, but couples and adult groups have it pretty darn good too! While some resorts like the Radisson Blu Resort and the Sheraton Fiji Resort have cute and quiet adult-only areas, the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Hilton Fiji Beach Resort have full-blown adult-only complexes where you will spend the day in pure luxury! Find out more in our 10 Adult-Only Activities in Denarau.
5. Make a Splash at the Big Bula Waterpark
Treat the kiddies to this crazy-fun waterpark on Denarau Island! The Big Bula Waterpark is packed with fibreglass waterslides, as well as giant inflatable slides, making sure you really get a bang for your buck. When you’re tired of winding your way down the slides, relax at the on-site cafe as your kids are bound to have fun for hours. Check out more 10 Things to Do in Denarau with Kids.
6. Have a Romantic Dinner at Private Waterfront Table
Celebrate that special occasion, or just the fact that you’re with your favourite people, with your own private restaurant service. The Radisson Blu Resort and Sofitel Fiji Resort both offer private dining experiences where you’ll dine by the waterfront and be served by a personal butler. It makes for a romantic evening with your loved one. Check out more experiences like this in our 10 Romantic Activities in Denarau for Couples.
7. Play a Round at the Denarau Golf Club
At the centre of Denarau Island, you can’t miss the 18-hole championship golf course. It’s a great way to spend the day outdoors is a stunning tropical environment. If you’re not up to 18 holes, there’s always the mini-golf course to tackle.
8. Fly Above the Islands
Both seaplane and helicopter flights depart from Denarau so don’t miss your chance to see the outer islands of Fiji from a sensational perspective. There are many flight experiences available, from mystery scenic flights like this one with Pacific Island Air to private beach excursions with Turtle Airways. Check out our The Epic Guide to Helicopter Tours in Fiji for more ideas.
9. Enjoy an Island Excursion
At the Port Denarau Marina, you have an incredible amount of options to cruise around the stunning Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Getting out of the confines of your resort and seeing the islands of Fiji is an absolute must-do, whether it’s for a day of fun on a tall ship to Tivua Island with Captain Cook Cruises or indulging in a private cruise to Serenity Island with PJ Fiji.
10. Have a Pool Day
Let’s be honest, who isn’t going to do this during their stay on Denarau Island? Guests at any accommodation on Denarau Island are spoiled for choice with luxury outdoor pools and often several different pools to choose from! There’s a range of kids’ pools, adult-only pools, lagoon-style pools, lap pools and much more. So enjoy a shameless day by the pool doing absolutely nothing!