One of the leading integrated tourism destinations in the South Pacific, Denarau Island is located a convenient 25 minutes form Nadi International Airport and 7 minutes from Nadi Town and is home to Sheratons Resort & Westin Fiji Resort & Spa, Radisson Fiji Resort, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Fiji Beach Resort Managed by Hilton, The Terraces, Whyndam Resorts and the world class Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.
Highlights of Denarau
Port Denarau: Apart from offering sophisticated hotel and recreational experiences, Port Denarau with its shops, restaurants/bars and growing marina has become a major transit hub for Fiji Tourism including being the main transfer point (by boat) for the Mamanuca and Yasawa group of islands; principal departure point for soft adventure cruises on traditional tall ships, island day cruises, dinner cruises, jet boat rides and luxury yachts.
Sport: Sport is big on Denarau with Denarau Golf and Racquet Club offering a spectacular 18 hole par 72 championship golf course. The 7135 –yard course has been designed around the islands extensive waterways. An impressive clubhouse comprising a restaurant, bar and pro-shop overlooks the 9th, 10th and 18th holes. A 300-yard plus driving range and an adjacent complex with 10 courts compliments the club facilities.
Shopping Outlets: You won’t run out of anything! Port Denarau shop outlets include clothes, handicraft, pharmacy, post shop, deli, bank, bookstore, jewellery, fishing equipment, bottle shop, and a spa facility.
Restaurants & Bars: A wide variety of restaurants and bars is available at Port Denarau – Hard Rock Café, Chef’s Restaurant, Indigo (Indian food), Cardo’s Steakhouse, Amalfi (Italian), Bone Fish, Lulu’s Café, Mama’s Pizzas, Rhum-ba offers convenient off-site dining for guests holidaying on Denarau or guests using the port as a transit point to/from the islands.
Tourist VAT Refund Scheme
The Tourist VAT Refund Scheme (TVRS) allows a tourist to claim a fund (subject to certain conditions) of VAT paid on goods purchased in Fiji and taken out of Fiji via Nadi International Airport or Suva Wharf. To be eligible for the scheme, you must satisfy the following:
- Spend a minimum of F$500.00 (VAT inclusive) in any of the approved licensed retailer outlets in a day and take the goods out of Fiji within 2 months from the date of purchase.
- Carry the goods with you as check in baggage or hand luggage.
- Purchase the goods from an approved licensed retailer. You must ask the retailer for a refund form and a tax invoice(s) for goods purchased.
Note that only approved retailers are licensed to sell goods which are eligible for refund under this scheme.