In the port Denarau Marina, there are about 20 fabulous restaurants for travellers to choose from, plus you’re welcome to dine at the resorts’ restaurants that are all side-by-side. But, the place on everyone’s lips right now is the recently opened Rhum-ba. It’s a yacht club on the marina that has a fun atmosphere, great cocktails and serves fresh, simple and delicious food. While you’re here, ask to try the local Fiji Rum, which comes in flavours such as white chocolate.
4. If you love golf, you’re in luck
The Denarau Golf & Racquet Club is a much-loved institution on the island. In fact, it takes up a good amount of space on the island. It’s close to all of the major hotels and many of them will have golf packages on offer. With a par of 72, the 7,150-yard course has tee positions for all levels of golfers. The shortest hole is 170 yards and the longest is 570 yards.
5. You can take a cooking class
Travellers will delight in a class at the Flavours of Fiji Cooking School where you’ll be taught by two hosts – one of Fijian background and the other of Fijian Indian background. The class starts in the morning where you’ll visit a local market to buy your ingredients before heading back to the school to learn how to cook up your local produce Fiji style.
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6. An orchid garden is close by
A little-known gem in Fiji is the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Here you’ll find a collection of 30 to 40 varieties of Asian orchids and Cattleya hybrids, which were once the collection of the late American actor Raymond Burr. Visitors to the garden today can spend a day admiring the orchids, lily ponds, trickling fountains and frogs. Just 10 minutes’ drive north of Nadi, it’s well worth a visit with an entry fee of just $18.
7. There’s luxury accommodation
All of the big names are here – Sofitel, Sheraton, Westin, Hilton, Wyndham, Radisson and so on. The resorts are experiences in themselves offering their own activities such as spa packages and clubs. The Sofitel recently opened their own adults-only beach club called the Waitui that offers complimentary cocktails and canapes every day from 5-6pm. The Hilton have their own version – Koro – and it’s a wonderful, peaceful way to relax.