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Fiji’s Hidden Gems. Top 10 Destinations From Denarau You Can’t Miss

Denarau Island in Fiji is a hub of luxurious resorts, sun-kissed beaches, and endless entertainment. But to truly experience the essence of Fiji, one must venture beyond the resorts. Here are the top 10 things to do and day trips from Denarau Island, each offering a unique slice of Fijian paradise.


No 1. Sails Restaurant Denarau Marina Fiji: A Culinary Voyage of Pacific Flavours and a Sustainable Seafood Journey

World  Renowned - Sails Fiji Restaurant at Denarau Marina - (Fine Dining / Seafood): Known for its international cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood, Pacific Rim flavours and a dedication to sustainability and supporting local communities. It's a favourite for many visitors to Denarau and is a personal favourite of ours at Mick’s Fiji.

 ·       Cuisine Type: International with an emphasis on fresh seafood and Pacific Rim flavours. Sails Restaurant Fiji also caters for vegan options and non-seafood options.

  • Location: Sails Restaurant Fiji is located at Port Denarau Marina, offering picturesque waterfront views.

  • Ambiance: The restaurant provides a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating options. It's a great place for a romantic dinner or a special occasion with spectacular view over the marina. Sails Restaurant Fiji is also a very child friendly venue.

  • Menu Highlights: Sails Restaurant Fiji is renowned for its seafood dishes, including fresh catches of the day prepared to perfection. Their Pacific Rim-inspired menu also features a variety of international options, ensuring there's something for every palate.

  • Sustainability and Support for Local Communities: What sets Sails apart is their commitment to sustainability and the local community. They supply the boats and necessary equipment to village men and women from different islands who catch all their seafood. They take pride in not using nets and only sourcing what they need, showing their dedication to caring for the planet. Unlike many restaurants that import prawns and other seafood, Sails Restaurant Fiji prioritizes sourcing locally, ensuring the freshest and most sustainable seafood options for their guests.

  • Drinks Menu: Don't miss their signature cocktails and an extensive wine list to complement your meal.

  • Opening Hours: The restaurant typically opens from 7am to 11pm as it is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Functions: Sails is available to book for functions, weddings, conference functions, birthdays etc.


  • Laura M. (Travel Enthusiast): "Sails Restaurant Fiji left me speechless. The seafood was incredibly fresh, and knowing they support local villages and care for the environment makes the dining experience even more special. I can't wait to return!"

  • Michael S. (Food Critic): "As a food critic, I've dined at many places, but Sails Fiji is a true gem. Their commitment to sustainability and sourcing from local communities is commendable. The flavours in their dishes are simply divine."

  • Sophia D. (Romantic Getaway): "My partner and I had the most romantic dinner at Sails Fiji. The oceanfront view, the candlelit atmosphere, and the delectable seafood made it a night to remember. It's our new favourite spot for special occasions."

  • Ravi K. (Sustainability Advocate): "Sails Restaurant Fiji is setting the standard for sustainable dining. It's refreshing to see a place that takes sourcing seafood responsibly seriously. Plus, the taste is unmatched!"

  • Ella P. (Family Vacation): "We brought our family to Sails Fiji, and it was a hit with everyone, even the kids. The seafood platter was a feast for the senses, and the staff was so accommodating. We'll cherish this memory."

  • Tom H. (Adventurer): "After a day of exploring Fiji, dining at Sails was the perfect way to unwind. The Pacific Rim flavors in their dishes transport you to another world. The fact that they support local communities is the icing on the cake."


Sails Restaurant Fiji’s dedication to sustainability and supporting local communities in sourcing their seafood adds an extra layer of authenticity and responsibility to the dining experience. Enjoy your visit to Sails and savour their delicious and sustainable seafood offerings!


Sails Restaurant Fiji is also known not only for its delectable cuisine but also for its stunning views of the marina, making it a memorable dining experience. Be sure to check their latest menu offerings and operating hours, as they may be subject to change.


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2.    Tau Village Tour – A Glimpse into Fijian Culture


Experience: Tau Village offers an immersive cultural experience. Visitors can participate in a Kava ceremony, a revered tradition, and learn about Fijian customs and lifestyle. The warmth of the villagers and their willingness to share their culture makes this tour deeply enriching.


The traditional singing, dancing & Kava ceremony is a unique experience, and the villagers are incredibly welcoming. It’s a must-do for anyone wanting to understand Fijian culture.  


  • Rachel, USA: "The Tau Village Tour opened my eyes to the beautiful simplicity of Fijian life. The villagers' hospitality and smiles were heart warming. I learned so much about their traditions and customs. It was an incredibly enriching experience."

  • David, UK: "I was struck by the strong sense of community in Tau Village. The tour was not only informative but also very personal and engaging. It's a must-do for anyone looking to understand the real Fiji beyond the resorts."

  • Alisha, Canada: "The children in Tau Village were delightful! They sang and danced for us, and it was so heartening to see their joy. This tour was a profound reminder of the beauty of cultural exchange."

  • Hiroshi and Yumi, Japan: "We were deeply touched by the hospitality shown in Tau Village. The Kava ceremony was a unique cultural experience, and we appreciated the opportunity to partake in such an important Fijian tradition."

  • Sophie, Australia: "As a solo traveller, I felt incredibly welcomed in Tau Village. The tour was a perfect blend of cultural immersion and learning. I left with a deeper respect and appreciation for Fijian culture."

  • Miguel, Spain: "The visit to Tau Village was an eye-opener. It was amazing to see how the villagers live in harmony with nature and uphold their traditions. The tour guides were fantastic, providing lots of interesting information."

  • Lena, Germany: "I loved every moment of the Tau Village tour. From the traditional Fijian welcome to the insights into their daily lives, it was an experience filled with warmth and authenticity."

3. Natadola Beach – A Slice of Paradise

Experience: Known for its soft white sands and crystal-clear waters, Natadola Beach is perfect for relaxation and water sports, horse riding and beach side massage therapy. The beach is also a great spot for surfing lessons, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced surfers.


  • "Natadola Beach is stunning! The horseback riding at sunset was magical. Also, learning to surf here was a highlight of our trip." - Mark and Lisa, New Zealand.


4.    Sabeto Mud Pools and Hot Springs – Natural Fiji Spa

Experience: The Sabeto Mud Pools offer a unique spa-like experience. Covering oneself in mud and then dipping into the hot springs is not only fun but therapeutic. This natural spa, surrounded by lush vegetation, is a great way to unwind. 


  • "The mud pools were a blast, and my skin felt amazing afterward. A fun and natural spa experience!" - Emily, USA.

  • Isabella, Italy: "The Sabeto Mud Pools were an absolute delight. It's not every day you get to cover yourself in mud and relax in natural hot springs. My skin felt rejuvenated, and the whole experience was surprisingly therapeutic."

  • Chris and Dana, USA: "We had so much fun at the mud pools! It's a unique, messy, and hilarious experience. The hot springs were the perfect way to relax afterward. Can't recommend it enough for a different kind of spa day."

  • Raj, India: "Visiting the Sabeto Mud Pools was a highlight of my Fiji trip. The natural setting is beautiful, and soaking in the hot springs felt like a return to nature. It's a must-try experience."

  • Hannah, UK: "As a spa enthusiast, the Sabeto Mud Pools were a unique treat. The natural mud bath followed by the soothing hot springs was a blissful experience. It’s a perfect blend of fun and relaxation."


5.    Garden of the Sleeping Giant – A Horticultural Wonder

Experience: This garden is home to a vast collection of orchids and native plants. The walking trails through the lush rainforest offer a serene and picturesque experience. It's an ideal spot for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers. 


  • "The Garden of the Sleeping Giant is breathtaking. The variety of orchids and the peaceful environment make it a tranquil haven." - John, Canada.


6. Cloud 9 – Floating Elegance

Experience:  This unique floating platform with a bar and pizzeria in the middle of the Pacific Ocean offers panoramic sea views. It's a fantastic place to relax, sunbathe, and enjoy water activities in the surrounding pristine waters.


  • "Cloud 9 is like something out of a dream. The pizza was delicious, and the snorkelling around the platform was incredible." - Chloe, UK.


7. Sigatoka River Safari – Adventure Meets Culture 

Experience: This jet boat safari on the Sigatoka River is thrilling. Visitors experience a mix of adrenaline-pumping rides and cultural insights by visiting traditional Fijian villages and interacting with locals.


  • "The Sigatoka River Safari was both exciting and educational. The village visit was a humbling experience, and the boat ride was exhilarating!" - Mike, South Africa.


8. Zip Lining in Tau Village – Adrenaline Rush in the Treetops

Experience: Zip lining here offers a unique perspective of Fiji's rainforests. It's an adventurous way to enjoy the island's natural beauty, suitable for all ages.


  • "Zip lining in Tau Village was an absolute thrill. The views from the top are spectacular, and the guides were fantastic." - Anna, Singapore.

  • Alex, Australia: "Zip lining in Tau Village was an adrenaline rush like no other! The views of the rainforest from above were breathtaking. The guides were also very professional, making us feel safe throughout the adventure."

  • Marie, France: "The zip lining experience was thrilling and offered a unique perspective of Fiji's lush landscapes. It was the perfect mix of adventure and natural beauty."

  • Jorge, Brazil: "Never thought I’d be soaring over the Fijian rainforest! The zip lining tour was exhilarating and gave me a newfound appreciation for Fiji’s natural wonders. The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable."

  • Elena, Russia: "Zip lining through the green canopy of Tau Village was a memorable experience. It was thrilling, safe, and well-organized. The guides made sure everyone had a great time."

9. Charter a Boat with Micks Fiji – Personalized Island Exploration

Experience: Micks Fiji offers boat charters for personalized island hopping. Explore secluded beaches, snorkel in hidden coves, and customize your itinerary to your preferences.


  • "Chartering a boat with Micks Fiji was the highlight of our trip. The staff was knowledgeable, and they took us to some amazing snorkelling spots." - Alex and Jenna, USA.


10. Deep Sea Fishing – An Angler's Dream

Experience: Fiji's waters are rich with game fish, making it a prime spot for deep-sea fishing. Suitable for all skill levels, it's an exciting way to spend the day out on the ocean.


  • "Caught my first marlin while deep sea fishing! The crew was experienced and made the whole experience unforgettable." - Darren, Australia.


Each of these day trips from Denarau Island offers a unique and memorable way to experience Fiji's natural beauty, rich culture, and adventurous activities. Whether you're seeking relaxation, cultural immersion, or adrenaline-pumping adventures, there's something for everyone in this tropical paradise.


Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers is a local company specializing in providing exceptional private tour experiences and reliable transportation services throughout Fiji. Founded by Sitiveni, a passionate Fijian with an extensive knowledge of his homeland, the company has earned a stellar reputation for its commitment to customer satisfaction and its dedication to showcasing the best of Fiji.


The Transfers: Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers understands that seamless transportation is essential for a stress-free vacation. Their fleet of well-maintained vehicles ensures that you get to and from your destination comfortably and safely. Whether it's a quick airport transfer or a scenic drive to your resort, Mick's guarantees reliable service.

The Tours:

One of the standout features of Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers is its diverse range of tours that cater to all types of travellers. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a culture enthusiast, or someone looking to relax on Fiji's pristine beaches, Mick's has you covered. Here are a few popular tour options:


Island Hopping: Fiji is renowned for its beautiful islands, and Mick's offers various island-hopping packages. You can explore the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, each with its unique charm, from the famous Blue Lagoon to the picturesque beaches of Castaway Island.


Cultural Excursions & Village Tours: Dive deep into Fiji's rich culture with guided visits to local villages, traditional ceremonies, and opportunities to interact with the warm and welcoming Fijian people. It's a chance to truly connect with the heart of Fiji.


Adventure Tours: For adrenaline junkies, Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers offers thrilling activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, zip-lining, and even river tubing the rapids for the braver souls.


Micks Fiji Sea Tours is your gateway to exploring the stunning aquatic beauty of Fiji like never before. With a passion for showcasing Fiji’s pristine marine environments, Micks Fiji Sea Tours offers a range of exciting and immersive experiences.


From snorkelling in crystal-clear waters teeming with colourful coral reefs and marine life to embarking on unforgettable island-hopping adventures, Micks Fiji Sea Tours promises a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Their experienced guides provide valuable insights into Fiji’s marine ecosystems, ensuring you not only have fun but also gain a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of these islands.


Whether you’re seeking a tranquil day of cruising or an adrenaline-pumping water sports experience, Micks Fiji Sea Tours caters to all preferences, making your Fiji vacation an unforgettable aquatic journey. Dive in, explore, and create lasting memories with Micks Fiji Sea Tours. 

Why Choose Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers?

1. Local Expertise: The team are passionate about Fiji and its hidden gems. They take you to places that most tourists wouldn't discover on their own, providing an authentic and immersive experience.


2. Personalized Service: The company's commitment to customer satisfaction means that tours and transfers can be tailored to your preferences, ensuring that your Fiji experience is exactly what you envision.


3. Safety First: Safety is a top priority at Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers. Their guides are certified, and equipment is regularly maintained, ensuring you can enjoy adventures with peace of mind.



  •  Emma W. (Adventure Seeker): "I had the thrill of a lifetime on Mick's Fiji Tours & Transfers' 'Adventure Paradise' tour. Zip-lining through the lush rainforest, swimming in pristine waterfalls, and experiencing Fijian culture firsthand made this the best adventure ever. Thanks, Mick, for an unforgettable day!"

  • David L. (Beach Lover): "Mick's 'Beach Bliss' tour was the epitome of relaxation. Visiting hidden beaches with crystal-clear waters and white sands was like a dream come true. Mick's knowledge and friendly demeanor added a personal touch to the experience. Highly recommended for beach lovers!"

  • Sophie M. (Cultural Enthusiast): "The 'Cultural Immersion' tour with Mick was enlightening. We got to visit local villages, witness traditional ceremonies, and enjoy a delicious Fijian feast. It was a fantastic way to learn about Fiji's rich culture and heritage."

  • James P. (Family Adventure): "Our family had a blast on Mick's 'Family Fun' tour. From snorkeling in colorful coral reefs to a relaxing boat ride, it was a perfect blend of adventure and family time. Mick's friendly crew made sure everyone had a fantastic time."

  • Natalie S. (Romantic Getaway): "Mick's 'Sunset Cruise for Two' was the highlight of our romantic getaway. Watching the sun dip below the horizon while sipping champagne on a private cruise was pure magic. Mick's attention to detail and impeccable service made it unforgettable."

  • Rajesh K. (Nature Lover): "The 'Rainforest Expedition' with Mick was a nature lover's dream. We trekked through lush jungles, spotted rare birds, and marveled at Fiji's breathtaking landscapes. Mick's passion for conservation and his extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna added depth to the experience."

These testimonials showcase the diverse range of tours and experiences offered by Mick's Fiji Tours & Transfers, catering to adventure seekers, beach lovers, cultural enthusiasts, families, couples, and nature enthusiasts alike.


If you're planning a trip to Fiji and want to make it truly memorable, Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers is your gateway to a world of adventure, culture, and relaxation. With their local expertise, personalized service, and dedication to safety, you'll embark on an unforgettable journey through this tropical paradise, leaving you with cherished memories of Fiji's natural beauty and warm hospitality. Don't miss the opportunity to discover Fiji with the experts at Mick's Fiji Tour and Transfers!


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