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“Very ordinary” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Denarau Beach

Denarau Beach
Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Fijian Islands and Snorkel Full-Day Whales Tale...
Ranked #10 of 37 things to do in Nadi
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Owner description: This beautiful, warm-water beach stretches past several resorts and is a great place for long walks, volleyball, swimming or just people watching.
Sunshine Coast
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very ordinary”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Denerau Beach is black sand & very ordinary, & some parts even quite dusty. No snorkelling at all. Have to travel to the islands for good beaches, swimming & snorkelling.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Dark sand beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

If you have ever visited a dark sand beach, you will understand that it always looks dirty even though it isn't. The ocean was warm and great to walk along between the different resorts. Yes it does need more maintenance work, but it will never be a white sand beach. If you want white sandy beaches, this is not the place to visit. If you want a quiet and flat walk by the ocean to look around Denarau, then this is worth a look.

Visited May 2013
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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The accommodation at the Westin was excellent however the food prices were absolutely ridiculous. We ordered 2x glasses of water and 2x pineapple juices for $27.00!
There did not seem to be much of a beach at Denaru - especially after being on Matamanoa Island - and there was certainly no one swimming in the water.
Denaru itself seems to be just one tourist resort after another and the shopping centre and surrounds seem to have been purpose built for western tourists - very similar to the canals on the Gold Coast. It seemed very 'fake' to us. Our hint would be to get off the Main Land and head out to the islands.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“There is probably a reason to visit Denarau.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you're going to the Yasawas you can't avoid this place. If you're not going to the Yasawas, visit Denarau only if you really really live for the vibe of mid-west American shopping malls. You will be in Heaven.

Visited April 2013
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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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“Like any island resort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Typical of island resorts the world over except for the wonderful Fijian people. Big resort hotel but nice the way area opens out to pool then ocean.

Visited April 2012
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