04 Apr 2018
Think you know Fiji? Think again! Ocean Swim Fiji is truly a mini swim series unlike any you’ve done before, boasting three epic swims in unique locations over five days.
Event HQ is the Sofitel Fiji resort & Spa on Denarau Island, making day trips super easy to the swim locations on Tivua Island, Malamala Beach Club, and Natadola Beach.
DAY 1 – Bula! Welcome to Fiji
Thursday 13 September will see swimmers and supporters arrive in Nadi and meet at the Rhum-Ba Bar and Restaurant in Port Denarau for registration and dinner, as well as being welcomed by Scott Rice, Reidy, Andre Slade, and Dan Abel. Get yourself on ‘Island Time’ with a cruisy start to your swimcation.
DAY 2 – An island paradise awaits for Swim 1
Make sure you’re fueled up with a big breakfast and ready to take on the first swim of your trip. On Friday 14 September, swimmers and supporters will take a epic boat journey to Tivua Island – a stunning slice of paradise. Following the swim, a beachside buffet lunch will be served and plenty of time set aside for relaxation and water sport activities before returning to Port Denarau. Oh, and you can enjoy cold beverages from the bar all afternoon!
Tivua Island is a tropical atoll surrounded by white sandy beaches and colourful coral gardens. There’s no better place to spot a few tropical fish than during the first swim of the event.
DAY 3 – Shoreline swims and top tips
Saturday 15 September centers around Swim 2 at Natadola Beach, a leisurely bus ride along the coast of Viti Levu, one of the most stunning beaches in Fiji and complete a course just off the beautiful shoreline.
Upon returning to Denarau Island, Reidy, Andre, and Dan are hosting an exclusive ocean swimming clinic to share tips and hone techniques on the beach at the Sofitel. These guys are the pros so you’ll want to soak up all their advice! By then you’ll be overdue for a quiet drink so join the coaches, Scott and other swimmers and supporters at Happy Hour.
DAY 4 – Make the most of Malamala…
Malamala Beach Club plays host to the final swim on Sunday 16 September - the first beach club located on its very own island! The swim will be followed by a relaxed lunch and free time to take advantage of the fun water sport and beach activities Malamala has to offer.
That evening, everyone can attend the Awards Dinner & Party at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, promising to be a memorable evening filled with food, laughter, and music. Bring your ‘glad rags’ for the last hurrah of the swimcation.
DAY 5 – Wind down day
The event concludes on Monday 17 September, with an optional swim relay held on the beach in front of the Sofitel to send everyone off. Then, head home or onto the next adventure with the amazing memories of Ocean Swim Fiji.