Glorious sunshine and a round of golf – is there a more relaxing way to spend a day of your holiday?
With courses in almost every corner of the world, golfers are spoilt for choice when choosing a destination to indulge their passion. And increasingly more and more of them are flocking to Denarau Island to play 18 holes in spectacular conditions.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about playing golf on Denarau Island and how to make the most of your holiday.
Popular with golf fans, sun worshippers and water sport thrill seekers, Denarau Island sits just of the stunning coast of Viti Levu. In modern times the magnificent island has become renowned for its lavish holiday resorts, with many of the hotels on Denarau Island enjoying Pacific-wide fame. The island’s many golf courses are just a short drive from Nadi International Airport on Viti Levu, which is the largest island of Fiji.
Golfing on Denarau Island
Golfers are legendary for their desire to play the best courses around, with Denarau Island home to some of the finest facilities in the region.
The Denarau Golf & Racquet Club is the site of a championship quality course, which offers rolling green fairways and awe-inspiring scenery. Its 18 holes are home to an outstanding range of local flora and fauna, transforming a round of the course into an exploration of the natural beauty of Denarau Island.
The par 72 course offers a challenging yet enjoyable test for keen golfers and has magnificent views of the surrounding mountainous and sea regions. The course stretches over four miles in total, allowing golfers to enjoy Denerau Island’s inviting tropical climate during their 18 holes.
The island’s popular course also has its very own state-of-the-art practice facilities for tourists to hone their driving and putting on before taking on the main 18 holes. The course also has an outstanding ’19th hole’ and an open-air bure-style restaurant and bar which are popular with both players and their holiday partners.
Denarau Island attractions
Whilst it may be golf that attracts many tourists to Denarau Island, there is plenty more to do once you’ve finished your day’s round.
The Momi Bay Battery Historic Park is one of the island’s most popular sites and contains unbeatable views. Perched on top of the hill are a series of Second World War gun placements and a tour detailing how the conflict affected the island.
The South Pacific Ocean can be easily explored from Denarau Island and is popular with water sports lovers of all varieties. As well as embarking on a scuba diving tour, visitors could go on a day long cruise or hire some jet skis from the beach front marina. Sea kayaking and surfing are another two of the many water sports available for tourists to try at this excellent integrated resort island.
Denarau Island is also connected to Viti Levu by a short causeway, meaning tourists can enjoy all of its attractions during their stay as well. Natadola Beach is the ideal place to go sunbathing during your Fiji holiday, whilst Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool will help you unwind and relax into the Pacific way of life. Golfers looking for an additional challenge can also try 18 holes at the impressive Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.
by Emily Dean
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