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September 28, 2011

Denarau, just a Moped ride to luxury


Fiji Resort - SeaLife
Hire out a Moped & cruise around on your own
Take a day cruise to Fijian islands
Heading into Denarau Island I anticipated to spend an entire week lazing in and around white sand beaches, however, I didn’t expect that this coastal Fijian Island would be the epitome of luxury, variety and fun.
My mind telepathically added items to my ‘list of things to do’ the moment the cab passed over the mainland connecting bridge and onto the island. The Hollywood-like scenes of people laughing on the back of Mopeds and cruise ships gliding over the picturesque ocean enticed my vision and forced me to lust after the greater outdoor activities the island had unintentionally displayed.
‘Don’t be jealous of thy neighbour’s goods’ is the easiest sin to avoid while on vacation in Denarau, with the grass skirt decorated Bula Bus offering guests free trips to neighbouring resorts to use their pools and restaurants.
Lined up against the coastal sand and available for the pickin’ includes resorts from the Sheraton, Westin, Sofitel, Radisson and more.
But if you do plan to stray away from your accommodation you best be doing so on the back of a Moped. You’ll stick out like a sore thumb if you don’t hire out the popular and entertaining scooter-type bike. The attraction has become quite the trend in Denarau, so well-liked in fact that you can’t turn the corner without witnessing a collection of travellers riding past feigning the superhero on duty look.
With the clearest and bluest body of ocean you’ll ever lay eyes on, it’s hard to resist the never ending selection of water activities available on the island. Canoeing, snorkelling and scuba diving are all on the table, simply ask your helpful resort staff to book you in and you’ll soon be playing ‘can you keep up with the region’s exotic and fast marine life’.
For holiday makers keen to step a little further into Fiji, catch the Denarau Bus from up to FJ$5 a day to Port Denarau.  But you better bring your wallet because you’ll be using every last cent and dollar buying out everything at the colourful markets and extensive shopping complex.
Port Denarau also provides easy access to off shore destinations like Savala through overnight and river cruise transfers.
It wasn’t until the end of my trip came sneaking up on me, when I was feeling relaxed after spa treatments at my resort and satisfied from my non-stop water adventures that I decided to tick off the last item on my list, chilling by the beach.
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