Cruises to Port Denarau
Even the island time is on island time
Only 20 minutes from the town of Nadi, Port Denarau (on Denarau Island) is the gateway to the stunning Mamanuca and Yasawa Island chains.
Just off the coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, Denarau Island is comprised of luxurious hotels, a golf course, immaculately manicured residential estates, palm tree-lined streets and excellent shopping and sporting facilities that are among the best in the Pacific. As well as all this, it provides a port for travelling to the many spectacular islands off its coast.
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Port Denarau Shore Tours
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What To See
Visit one of the stunning islands in the Mamanuca chain
Visiting one of the breathtaking islands in the Mamanuca chain is a must. You’ll see crystal clear waters, amazing white sand beaches, as well as coral and marine life that is more stunning than words can express. Our ‘Tivua Island Sail’ tour has it all. Step aboard your sailboat bound for idyllic Tivua Island, surrounded by 500 acres of coral reef. Afterwards, take a guided snorkeling tour, glass-bottom boat or canoe. Alternatively, you can simply relax under the shade of a palm tree; bask in the sunshine or walking along the beach.
Take a trip to one of the local gardens
Join The Sleeping Giant and Village Tour to discover Denarau Island’s famous orchid gardens. On the way you’ll see several traditional villages. Learn about the legends of these sites and see how the colonial influence has blended with the local culture to produce a unique and enjoyable atmosphere.
Whether embarking on a trip to the islands of Mamanuca and Yasawa, or dining at one of the 35 restaurants, there is something for everyone here. The Port Denerau retail and commercial centre is the newest attraction. It has a major retail, commercial and leisure complex which features restaurants, cafes, great shopping and more.
Your ship will anchor offshore and the ship’s tender boats will provide a regular service to and from Port Denarau throughout the day.
Taxis are available in Port Denarau. Make sure you agree on a fare with your driver before departing. Alternatively, you can take the local Bula bus, which travels around Denarau Island.
You’ll find a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars in Port Denarau. The local resort hotels are also famous for their culinary masterpieces. Quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products or sandwiches to be taken off the ship, however commercially packaged confectionery, chips and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
As Fiji’s new upmarket retail centre, Port Denarau is perfect for those who love shopping. It’s a great place to pick up authentic Fijian arts and crafts. In fact, you can get just about anything in Port Denarau, giving strengthened meaning to the term “trading port”. Any souvenirs that are made of plant material or animal products must be declared to quarantine authorities on arrival in Australia or New Zealand. Plant material such as certain seeds and animal products including feathers may be restricted or need to be treated at the owners’ expense on arrival in Australia or New Zealand.
The north-western part of Viti Levu is blessed with a pleasant tropical climate and is generally drier than Suva, in the south of the island.
Credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted. Foreign currancy may be exchanged ashore or automatic teller machines can provide currency to foreign card holders.
Public telephones are available in Port Denarau. Mobile coverage is generally available as long as global roaming is selected prior to leaving home. Internet cafes may also be available in Port Denarau. WiFi is available at Hardrock Café, Lulu’s bar and Cardo’s restaurant.
WHAT TO WEAR ASHORE
To make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing and a hat. You are also advised to bring sunscreen and bottled water - and don’t forget your swimwear! Snorkelling gear is available for hire or purchase onboard the ship. A conservative style of dress is considered most appropriate in Fiji, so please cover up when walking around villages.
There are a range of tours available for you to really get the most out of your time in and around Port Denarau. Tours can be booked onboard at the Shore Tours desk and kiosks, subject to availability. Passengers are required to meet at a specific location for each Shore Tour departure. Please refer to your tour ticket for the correct time and place.
Coral is an extremely precious marine organism. In an effort to preserve its natural beauty and habitat please avoid touching it in all circumstances. During your time ashore we also ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.