The main reason to stay on Denarau Island is because of its convenient marina, which is home to Fiji’s travel agencies. Adventures can be booked in advance or directly, but please make sure to arrive at the marina at least an hour before the boat departure time. Bring your dramamine as it can be a bumpy ride on small boats.
Although the marina is technically within walking distance of your Denarau Island hotel, most people opt for a private vehicle or bus transfer, which is sometimes included in the cost of the excursion.
Upon arrival and check-in for your tour, purchase a drink, use the restroom (not all boats have a restroom, so always recommended), and enjoy up to 2 hours of free Wi-Fi can enjoy If you have time, head to Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant for fresh local fish ceviche and Fijian national dish kokoda.
Here are some popular tours that depart from the marina.
Tivua Private Island
Captain Cook Cruises offers a variety of boat tours, from sunset dinner cruises to 11-night expedition cruises. If you want to enjoy a few relaxing hours on a remote island, try Tivua’s 7-Hour Her Day Voyage.
The company owns the island of Tibua, so whoever joins the 90-minute catamaran will be the only one in Tibua with them. It’s a small island that he can walk around in about 15 minutes, but there’s plenty of space to stretch out and find your own cabana or hammock. He has six cabanas that you can reserve for a fee. Otherwise, it will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once on the island, choose from several complimentary activities, including snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, herbal medicine walks, and a glass-bottom boat tour of the reef with a marine biologist.
Baby reef sharks swim in shallow water and may jump out when playing in the water, but are not considered dangerous.
Lunch is also part of the benefits for all guests and is very delicious. You can fill your plate with barbecued meats, fruit and a variety of fresh salads. Beer, wine, and sodas are complimentary on the island.
If you would like to experience activities without children, childcare is available at no extra charge, but employees will not bring children into the water.
Options to upgrade your experience for a fee include scuba diving (for children ages 8 and up, beginners and certified divers) and massages at the outdoor spa. You can also pay 5 Fijian dollars to take baby corals to plant on your island.
Cloud 9 is a relaxing spot to enjoy espresso martinis and wood-fired pizzas while listening to music in a floating bar. This solar-powered two-story hangout is a unique experience in the waters of Vanuamaroro, located in Lolo Reef. There is also Wi-Fi.
Arrive by boat, sit on a sunbed or bar stool and mingle with new friends from all over the world. Dive into the turquoise waters from the second floor of Cloud 9, or rent snorkel gear and watch tropical fish along the reef. There are many days when you can see sea turtles.
You are responsible for the cost of the boat service used to get to Cloud 9. The Cloud 9 boat journey from Port Denarau takes approximately 1 hour. The cost is FJD229, which includes a food and beverage credit of $60. Beat the crowds by ordering your pizza as soon as you arrive.
You can also reach it by speed boat from several nearby resorts, including the Romani Resort, Plantation Resort, Castaway Island Resort and Musket Cove Resort. This trip takes just 15 minutes. Cloud 9 is open to minors, but smoking is allowed as it is an alcoholic bar.