An Adult-Only Holiday in Denarau
A vacation of undisturbed luxury awaits at Denarau Island. While Fiji might be renowned for its family-friendly holidays, that doesn’t have to spoil it for the rest of us. The five-star resorts on Denarau Island do their utmost to make sure all their guests enjoy their own version of “Fiji time” without each group disturbing the other thanks to exclusive adult-only areas. On top of that, there are a wealth of activities experienced privately or with like-minded sun-seekers. So check out this adult-only guide to Denarau to start planning the getaway you deserve.
10 Adult-Only Activities in Denarau
- Relax in a pool with a swim-up bar in one of the Denarau resort’s adult-only areas
- Treat yourself to a spa day
- Work out undisturbed at one of the many gyms and fitness centres
- Do a yoga session in the adult-only areas, Pacific Fitness or with Kama Yoga
- Enjoy a day on the water with a private fishing charter
- Head out to the Cloud 9 floating bar
- Check out the bars and nightlife at Port Denarau
- Indulge in a scenic flight to a private beach
- Skydive over the Fiji islands
- Take a trip to the private island Malamala Beach Club.
Find out more about these experiences in our 10 Activities in Denarau for Adults, as well as in the guide below!
How to Get to Denarau Island
Getting into relaxation mode doesn’t take long after landing at Nadi International Airport. Denarau Island is located 25 minutes south of the airport and is attached to the mainland by road. All you need to do is pick your airport transfer method.
Denarau by Taxi
Taxis are a popular way to get from the airport to Denarau. The drive takes 20-30 minutes costing FJ$30-$50 one way. Before getting into a taxi, let the driver know that you want to go to your destination straight away. As taxis waiting at the airport usually only have enough room for four passengers, it’s unlikely that you’ll have to share the taxi with a family.
When taking taxis from Denarau, note that taxis need to be booked in advance. Denarau Hire Cars are the only taxi company allowed to do pickups on Denarau. Get tips on taking a taxi in our 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji.
Denarau by Airport Transfer
Private airport transfer services are the most convenient and “adult-only” way to get between Nadi Airport and Denarau Island. These services are booked in advance, where your driver will be waiting for you at the airport on your arrival. Because they are private and booked for only your party, you can breath easy knowing that you won’t be in close quarters with kids on holiday. Private transfers are available with Pacific Destinations, Go Local Fiji and Valentine Tours Fiji. Expect to pay between FJ$50-$130 one way.
For more advice on getting around Denarau, including the Denarau Marina water services and the public bus services, check out our 5 Ways to Get to Denarau.
Adult-Only Facilities in Denarau Resorts
Thanks to the island’s luxury five-star resorts with a wealth of deluxe facilities, Denarau is a sensational destination for an adults-only fly and flop holidays. While many of the resorts are family-friendly and indeed, are packed with children, resorts have adult-only facilities and even entire adults-only complexes to allow you to enjoy “Fiji time” undisturbed.
Waitui Beach Club
One of the most complete adult-only retreats in Denarau is within the Sofitel Fiji Resort. The Waitui Beach Club has everything to make your entire holiday a kids-free zone, from the moment you arrive and check-in at a dedicated arrival lounge. Waitui Beach Club members have their own premium room, as well as access to the adult-only beach club where each day you will receive a welcome pack of water, sunscreen and scented towel. The beach club has a pool with swim-up bar, gym, private cabanas, a champagne bar, restaurant with healthy eating options, live entertainment, pool butler service, and complimentary fitness programs from yoga to boot camps.
KORO Adult-Only Complex
Drink, eat and relax at KORO situated at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa. All Hilton guests have complimentary access to KORO where you can relax all day from the buffet breakfast to afternoon pool time in the two stunning oceanview pools to evening cocktails at the bar.
Other Adult-Only Facilities
Have your heart set on one of the other stunning Denarau Island resorts? Then it’s likely that you’ll still find your own adults-only retreat, with resorts like Radisson Blu and the Sheraton having their own adult-only pools and lounging areas.
Health & Relaxation in Denarau for Adults
Let’s be honest, you came to Fiji for some serious R&R time, which is never too hard to find in the county that invented “Fiji time“. All the resorts listed beside this guide have their very own spas, as well as other health and wellness facilities. Spas and yoga sessions are also another excuse to get out and explore with a few exceptional dedicated spas and wellness programs located at Port Denarau.
Day Spas in Denarau
A spa complex you can’t ignore awaits at The Westin Denarau, home to one of Fiji’s largest spas. Enter a lush garden setting and instantly be transported to an easeful mindset. Their extensive spa menu at the Heavenly Spa includes body wraps, therapy pools, lip treatments, steam room, couple’s massage, as well as the usual favourites.
For some alternative spa experiences, or for those visiting Port Denarau for the day, you have a few options to unwind between shopping and exploring. Spa Maya provides a unique experience in Denarau with treatments inspired by Vedic texts and rituals dating back over 5,000 years. The Oasis Spa is your go-to for a quick spa treatment at the marina with a wealth of options from hair-braiding to massage therapy. Spa Denarau makes it easy for first-time spa-goers where conversation during your treatment is optional. They also have a huge range of Pure Fiji products on sale so you can pick up some souvenirs after your treatment.
Health & Fitness in Denarau
Each resort mentioned in this guide has its very own fitness centre giving you an adult-only environment to workout with like-minded people. The adults-only programs, such as at the Waitui Beach Club, offers free yoga, pilates and boot camps. Outside of the resorts, the Pacific Fitness gym has a jam-packed fitness timetable including boxing, pump, step fit and more. Finally, don’t miss the sessions with Kama Yoga located in several oceanview locations throughout the week including Sheraton, Rhum-Ba, Westin and at the Pacific Fitness gym.
Adventure Activities in Denarau for Adults
Some activities aren’t for everyone, so if you’re feeling ready for an adventure, then these are the activities where you’re not likely to find many parents letting their kids follow you.
Skydiving in Denarau
That’s right! You can freefall at 200km/h (125mph) from 8,000-14,000ft over the stunning Fiji islands, starting right here in Denarau! While there’s no age limit for skydiving, it’s not often where you’ll see parents bringing kids to a skydiving centre. That makes all the more room for an adult-only adventure! Skydive Fiji offer pick-ups from the Denarau resorts.
Private Fishing Charters
Make your time out on the water exactly what you want in a private fishing charter. With your own fishing guide, boat and equipment, it’s just you, your loved ones and the monsters in the Fiji waters waiting to be tackled! We’re talking mahimahi, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, giant trevally and so much more. Check out this private charter from Port Denarau, or find out more about fishing in Fiji with our 10 Best Fishing Resorts in Fiji.
Not all the adventures are out on the water. Explore the rugged inland of Viti Levu with Get Dirty Tours! While kids are allowed on this tour if accompanied by an adult, you’ll find mostly adult-only tour groups as you need to have a valid driver license to drive a quad bike. These off-roading quad biking tours take you to Fijian villages, as well as through the dry and dirty countryside of Nadi for a great mix of culture and adventure.
Private Island Scenic Flight Excursions
For a real “treat yourself” adventure with only the ones you choose to share the experience with, book yourself a flight on the Turtle Airways seaplane to a secluded beach in the Yasawa Islands. The five-hour trip gives you and your loved ones the time to explore, snorkel or simply relax on your own private beach with refreshments.
Nightlife in Denarau
Partying or enjoying a relaxing cocktail is another way to enjoy Fiji undisturbed. Denarau’s adult-only facilities like the KORO at Hilton and the Waitui Beach Club are the ideal places to get luxury party island vibe and meet some like-minded people. Otherwise, head to the bars and restaurants at Port Denarau to find the heart of Denarau’s nightlife.
Bars at Port Denarau
Port Denarau is not where you’ll find your wild party nights (check The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife in Nadi for more of that vibe). More, Denarau has a relaxed and social holiday atmosphere with people from all over the world unwinding and drinking with views of the Denarau Marina.
Cardo’s is a popular drinking joint with live bands, steakhouse food and extensive cocktail menu. The bar is open “till late”. Alternatively, there’s a lively atmosphere with the epic tunes blasting from the Hard Rock Cafe, as well as live music starting from 8pm on Thursdays and Sundays. The Rhum-Ba is a sophisticated establishment popular with spirit connoisseurs from all over the globe. Serving many rums made in Fiji, it’s a must-go!
Bars in Denarau’s Resorts
For more drinks and fun in Denarau, check out some of the resort’s most happening bars. The Mamacita Restaurant & Bar at the Wyndham Resort is your go-to for tequila, cocktails and more. Happy hour is 3-6pm daily offering 25% off all alcoholic drinks. You will also not want to miss fire dancing Fridays and Fijian Tuesdays with a lovo buffet and cultural dancers. The Chime Bar (moving to a new location on the waterfront) at the Sheraton Resort is also a popular jaunt for late-night drinking with live bands and a dancefloor.
Island Bar Excursions
Just off the coast of Denarau set above a stunning coral reef is the Cloud 9 floating bar. Relax on the deck chairs and sun loungers with a drink or a woodfired pizza, or jump in the water for a snorkel. Alternatively, enjoy eight hours on a private island at the Malamala Beach Club with its own bar with imported wines, beers and handcrafted tropical cocktails.
For more information, check out The Ultimate Guide to Denarau Nightlife.