The Best Hotels in Denarau Island, Fiji

Escape to Denarau Island for a tropical getaway
Escape to Denarau Island for a tropical getaway | Courtesy of Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa Hotel / Expedia
Laura Hampson

Expect endless pools, fine-dining restaurants and an 18-hole golf course at these resorts on Fiji’s western coast.

Sitting just north of popular Nadi, Denarau Island offers a cluster of high-end resorts, complete with palm trees and oceanfront views. From here, hop on the Denarau ferry to explore the surrounding islands, or book a private boat tour for a day trip on the Fijian waters. You are in a Pacific paradise, after all.

1. Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

Resort, Luxury, Chain Hotel

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island outdoor pool with waterfall and cabanas with palms
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This Radisson Blu outpost sits within 4ha (10 acres) of tropical gardens, complete with magnificent waterfalls and a private beach, making it an excellent option for your next visit to a hotel in Denarau Island. Rooms are sleek, with balconies or patios overlooking the courtyard or lagoon-style pool, and there are an impressive six restaurants to choose from come dinner time. Snorkel on the nearby Malolo Barrier Reef, and make the most of the private transfer back to Nadi at the end of your trip.

2. Sheraton Denarau Villas

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Sheraton Denarau Villas outdoor pool with loungers and palms and a bridge
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With two- and three-bedroom beachfront villas available, Sheraton Denarau Villas is ideal for those travelling in larger groups. All of the beautifully appointed rooms have views of the sea, garden or pool, but head to the swim-up cocktail bar, Wet Edge, for a tipple at sunset. When you’re not swimming in the sea or one of the on-site pools, pop next door for a round of golf at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

4. The Palms Denarau Fiji

Hotel, Chain Hotel

The Palms Denarau Fiji outdoor pool with loungers and decking
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Just a three-minute walk from the Denarau ferry terminal, the Palms Denarau Fiji is close to all the action but far enough away to feel like a private oasis. Choose between a hotel-style guest room or a one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment, complete with a full kitchen and living space, perfect for larger groups. Ask the friendly team to organise a boat trip for you around the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands – the best way to experience the island is by sea.

5. Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa Hotel

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa Hotel with palms and terrace on the seaside
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Nestled in a quiet part of Nadi Bay, the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa Hotel sits among 11ha (26 acres) of lush gardens, creating a serene atmosphere. Each of the 296 rooms faces the sea, so no matter which one you opt for, you’ll be greeted with a shimmering backdrop. Upgrade for complimentary spa access, personal butler service and the use of a jet-ski. Drop the kids off at the Niu Beach Club and indulge in some self-care at the spa.

6. Sheraton Fiji Resort

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Sheraton Fiji Resort lodges with gardens, palms and sea view
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Within a 20-minute ride from Nadi International Airport, you’ll find yourself on a palm-fringed beach at the Sheraton Fiji Resort. It’s perfect for families, with its vibrant kids’ programme and many water sports, including surfing, kayaking and sailing. When peckish, Ports O’Call is an excellent fine-dining option on the island, or if you’re after something more laid-back, dine al fresco at Vai Restaurant & Bar.

7. The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa

Hotel, Chain Hotel

The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa room with sea view, terrace and traditional art on the walls
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The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa prioritises two things: wellness and golf. The spa here is one of the best in Fiji, with an extensive menu set to a tranquil backdrop – the Fijian Bobo massage is our pick of the bunch. Otherwise, make the most of the 18-hole championship golf course on your doorstep. Rooms are modern with beamed ceilings – opt for the spa suite for a four-poster canopy bed and private plunge pool.

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