Welcome to Port Denarau. In 1969, an American developer began preliminary work on the development of Denarau Island, which was until that point, a mangrove swamp area.
A few years later in 1975, the first hotel (now known as The Westin) opened its doors.
A few hotels and owners later, and a second wave of major development work at a scale never seen before in Fiji commenced. This included the reclamation of swamp land, the construction of an 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse and the construction of the marina and other facilities.
Most recently in 2006, site work commenced on the construction of the Port Denarau Retail and Commercial Centre (PDRCC) comprising offices, restaurants, retail outlets and luxury stores and by 2007, the centre was open.
Port Denarau is ideally positioned to provide a stopover for rest, recreation and provisioning during your cruising of the Fijian Islands.
Situated on the western coast, it’s a mere 25 minutes from the Nadi International Airport, and only an hour to Lautoka city, which is a main port of entry.
The marina is state of the art and part of the largest retail/restaurant complex in the Nadi area.
Facts & Figures
Accessed through a well-marked channel that is 5 metres deep at zero tide. The marina contains 54 fully serviced berths including 1 x 80m, 3 x 60m, 3 x 50m, and 9 x 30m berths and 5m draft at low tide.
This marina is a swipe card access, restricted area and also provides vessels with on the dock water, single and three-phase 50hz electricity. WiFi Internet is also available on all berths.
Fuel, water, provisioning and communications are all available at the dock. The complex contains a 50 tonne travel lift, a hardstand area and marine workshops. Denarau Marina is a haul out facility providing the latest equipment.
In the height of the season there is also a spill over marina with many Mediterranean style berths.
Additionally there are also a number of anchor berths available and if you prefer the privacy of a mooring – we have 14 moorings throughout the marina basin.
The marina is fairly well protected and offers inground cyclone holes but is not a cyclone haven.
The Boat Yard
Port Denarau Marina offers comprehensive marina services and a haul-out facility including a 50 tonne travelift, forklift services, short and long term boat storage, and dry stack facilities.
You will also find the following services based on-site within the marina complex: Engineering/ Welding Workshop, Hydraulic Workshop, Outboard / Jet Ski Repairs, Aluminum Fabricators & Boat Builder, Stainless Steel Fabrication, Repairs & Maintenance, Sail & Canvas Maker, Yacht Agents, Marine Chandleries, Painting & Antifoul, Dive Tank Refills, Gas Bottle Refills.
Port Denarau Marina also owns of the ‘Spirit of Denarau’ which is a 32m self propelled landing craft with inbuilt fuel and water tanks as well as 120m2 deck with access via a loading ramp.
For large vessels and superyachts the Spirit of Denarau can be used for bunkering either at berth or outside the marina for vessels restricted by draft.
Provisioning is easy at Port Denarau. Within the retail centre, you will find a well stocked supermarket, bottle store, post office, bank, money exchange, doctor’s clinic, pharmacy, clothing and souvenir shops as well as a wide range of bars and restaurants (which is great if you are sick of cooking!).
Situated at the main marina complex you will find an array of companies offering trips to the islands and activities such as game fishing, SCUBA diving, jet boat rides, hiking trips, camping trips, dinner cruises, parasailing, sky diving, banana rides, water skiing, wakeboarding, helicopter rides, island tours and much more…this place is geared for tourism.
Port Denarau Marina is walking distance to several international hotels that offer a host of recreational pursuits including an international 18-hole golf course, hard and turf surfaced tennis courts, the Denarau Mini Golf & Driving Range offering bungee trampolines, ten pin bowling, batting cage and mini golf.
Spas are dotted around the island where you can be given a new lease of life if you are feeling a little weather beaten.
The Denarau Marina complex is part of Denarau Island which is home to a suite of international brand named hotels if you feel like spoiling yourself or have friends / relatives flying in to meet you.
All the top names are there; Worldmark Resort Denarau, Radisson Fiji Resort, Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas, The Westin Fiji Resort & Spa, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, The Terraces and Fiji Beach Resort & Spa managed by Hilton.
The marina offers an extensive range of ferry, water taxi and cruise operators catering to day trips and Island Resort transfers.
Explore Denarau Island and get your bearings by taking a ride on a unique and open ‘Bula Bus’. Operating on a continuous loop departing every 15 mins from 07.30 – 23.30, 7 days a week! $7.50 per day unlimited travel.
Nadi Town (larger) and Namaka (slightly closer) are only a short bus or taxi ride away. Denarau Taxi’s are safe, honest and reliable.
West Bus Transport services Denarau Island and drops passengers at Nadi bus station 7 days a week. From the bus station in downtown Nadi, you can jump on a bus to Lautoka or ride all the way to Suva.
PO Box D23, Port Denarau, Fiji
T: +679 675 0600 | F: +679 675 0700
17° 46.18 South | 177° 22.56 East 51