Ocean Swim Fiji will base itself from the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Denarau Island with day trips to three swim locations at Tivua Island, Malamala Beach Club and Natadola Beach.
Meet other swimmers and supporters, grab your event pack and enjoy a casual dinner and a couple of drinks before it all begins at the spectacular Rhum-Ba Bar and Restaurant at Port Denarau. Pack pick up begins at 5pm.
This is an epic day, which starts early. Following a breakfast at your hotel you’ll need to make your way to the ferry terminal at Port Denarau for 7:15am to ensure you make the 7:30am sailing to Tivua Island. The 1km and 3km swims just off the island start at approximately 9:00am and 9:45am respectively and are followed by a buffet lunch and drinks. After your swim, you’ll have plenty of time to relax on the beach or take advantage of some of the many water sports and activities on offer. We depart Tivua at 3pm for Port Denarau.
Today we head to one of the most beautiful beaches on the mainland called Natadola. The official Ocean Swim Fiji buses will pick up from the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa at 7:30am and have you arriving in time to observe a 30-minute Beach Education session we’re staging for young Fijian competitive swimmers. The 1km swim starts at 9:15am and the 3km at 10:00am in courses set off the beach. Event buses will depart Natadola shortly after the conclusion of the 3km swim at 12:30pm for Port Denarau, where you have the afternoon free to get out and explore or simply put your feet up by the pool.
We’re so excited about this one. Malamala Beach Club is the newest island to open for visitors, and is ours for the day. After a few extra hours in bed, we’ll need you to be at the ferry terminal at Port Denarau at 8:45am for a 9:00am sailing to the island. The 1km swim starts at 10:00am with the 3km at 10:45am followed by a buffet lunch, a couple of drinks and a whole lot of free time. Explore the island, relax on the beach with a cocktail, take a dip in the island’s infinity pool or go stand up paddle boarding…the choice is yours. We depart the island at 3:00pm and arrive back at Port Denarau at 3.30pm giving you a few hours to relax before the Awards Dinner & Party kicks off at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.
To celebrate your swimming achievements, we welcome you to Ocean Swim Fiji’s inaugural beachfront Awards Dinner & Party at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa at 6:00pm. The swimming is complete which means it’s party time!
We’ll be presenting medals to all finishers and special Fijian awards to the top three males and females in selected age groups and the overall divisions.
The night kicks off with a few drinks on us, followed by a Fijian cultural performance at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:00pm. The Sofitel Fiji’s resident band will get us all on the dance floor from 8:00pm.
If you’re not jetting off home at this time, join us for this optional fun event off the beach at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa starting at 9.30am. We’ll split everyone into relay teams of four, and each member will need to swim 200m. The winning team will be rewarded with a pat on the back from the event crew and enjoy a lunch and drink each at The Rhum-Ba. Bring your ‘A’ game!