Faq

How can I register and secure a spot?

You can register with a non-refundable NZD$500 per person deposit. Registrations open on the 28th June 2024.

Can I add extra nights?

Yes of course. Below are indicative costs for an extra twin share or single room at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.

Twin Single

$ NZD

$724

$691

$ AUD

$630

$600

$ USD

$413

$394

$ SGD

$580

$553

¥ JPY

¥70,955

¥67,720

$ CAD

$580

$553

 

When do registrations open for the May 2025 event?

Book your spot by clicking the pink button at the top of the page on the 28th June.

Are flights and accommodation included in the All-Inclusive Package price?

Yes! Return economy airfares flying Fiji Airways and four nights at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa are included in your package. You’ll also receive your Swimmer event entry or Supporter event entry. If you wish to tailor your flights or accommodation, simply speak to our travel team.

I want to swim and have a holiday. Can I do this?

Absolutely. The event officially runs from 19 May to the evening of 22 May. Many of our guests choose to arrive into Fiji a few days prior or stay a few extra days after to get the perfect balance of swimming and total relaxation. Our travel team are ready to help plan and book your perfect Fijian break.

How do I know if I’ve secured one of the 200 spots on offer?

Once you pay your $500 per person deposit, you’re in!

How much is it to bring children?

Get in touch with us here to find out more.

When do registrations close for the May 2025 event?

If not sold out prior, registrations for the May 2025 event will close on 18th April 2025

When do I pay for my all-inclusive package?

A NZ$500 per person non-refundable deposit is paid first to secure your spot at Ocean Swim Fiji – May 2025. Your first instalment is due within 7 days after confirming your plans with our travel team and agreeing to your travel quote. The final balance payment is due 20th January 2025 but can be paid earlier.

How many meals and drinks does my all-inclusive package cover?

Your all-inclusive package includes the following meals and drinks:

    • Buffet dinner and two complimentary drinks at the Event Registration & Welcome Function taking place at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
    • Buffet lunch and drinks (open bar all day) at Tivua Island
    • Buffet lunch and two complimentary drinks Waitui Beach Club
    • Buffet lunch and two complimentary drinks at Malamala Beach Club
    • Two complimentary drinks at the two Sundowner Functions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
    • Ticket to attend the Awards Dinner & Party at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa beachfront (or Grand ballroom if wet weather) including buffet dinner, dessert and two drinks
    • 10% discount on all food, beverage and So Spa treatments purchased at the Sofitel Resort & Spa between Monday 19 May and Friday 23 May 2025 when event accreditation is shown at the time of purchase.
    • *Champagne Breakfast exclusively for Ocean Swim Fiji swimmers and supporters at the Sofitel Fiji Report & Spa on the final day of Ocean Swim Fiji.

Am I responsible for any transportation?

Your all-inclusive package includes:

  • Return airport to hotel transfers in Fiji
  • Return coach transfers to Port Denarau for Swim 1 and Swim 3
  • Chartered ferries to and from Tivua Island (Swim 1) and Malamala – Beach Club (Swim 3)

When does the event officially start and finish?

The event officially starts on 19th May at 6:00pm for the Welcome Drinks and Dinner and Registration at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. The event officially ends after the Awards Dinner and Party on the 22nd May at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. We encourage you to take an extra day to relax and have some fun on 23rd of May with a breakfast and glass of champagne, half-day tours and activities, rest and relaxation.

Do I have to buy a Supporter event entry to attend?

To join registered swimmers at all of the swim locations, attend functions, enjoy lunches and dinners and many other exclusive benefits you’ll need to purchase one of our Swimmer + Supporter Duo packages. If you’d prefer to laze by the hotel pool at the Sofitel and do your own thing you are still more than welcome to come to Fiji with your swimming companion but will not be able to enjoy the benefits of a Supporters Event Entry.

Do I have to stay at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa and fly Fiji Airways to attend?

No. You can choose who you fly with and where you stay but note that a number of functions, events and coach pickups take place at/from the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Our travel team have great rates on airfares and hotel accommodation so get in touch to plan your trip.

When is the balance of my Single or Duo Package due?

The date for final payment is 20 January 2025.

Can the travel packages be split?

Our Travel Team has worked hard to create the best value packages for all kinds of travelers. To attend Ocean Swim Fiji, you must book a package through our Travel Team.

Can I book my own flights and hotel?

You’ll need to book your travel package through our Travel Team for Ocean Swim Fiji. Your travel package includes return airfares and accommodation.

What is your policy with event withdrawals or transfers?

If after booking to attend the May 2025 event you decide to cancel, your NZD$500 per person deposit is non-refundable. Any instalment payments made at the time of cancellations will be refunded less a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are per person and are stipulated in terms and conditions provided at the time of booking. If the May 2025 event cannot be staged for reasons outside of the organisers’ control, it will be postponed to a new date. Any registered attendees booked will have their deposit and any instalments payments made transferred in full to the postponed event.

I'm ready to pay the deposit but I have a question?

Please contact us with any questions about how we can tailor your trip to make it an experience of a lifetime.

What do the swim courses look like?

Visit oceanswimfiji.com/swims/ to view our 2025 swim courses. Be ready to venture out into the clear blue waters and pass over coral reefs. Your swims will be epic!

What swimming ability do I need to take part?

Most of the swim field will be social/recreational swimmers. If you can swim the distance you have entered competently in the ocean, then you’ll be fine. See question below re cut off times.

I want to come but I'm a slower swimmer; are there cut off times I need to be aware of?

Everything is pretty relaxed in Fiji and so will we be, but if you’re still in the water swimming 45min after the start of the 1km and/or 2 hours after the start of the 3km we’ll need to give you a quick lift into our safety boat so you are nearer to the finish line to finish.

What on-water safety do you have for the swims?

We are working with Life Flight who will be keeping a watchful eye over you during your swims. Life Flight are a professional, internationally accredited, end-to-end, pre-hospital care & rescue service with highly trained personnel, you’re in great hands!

Can I wear my wetsuit?

Wetsuits are optional – but we strongly suggest you won’t need it. The water temperature averages a minimum of 24 degrees at this time of year. Please note that people wearing wetsuits will be excluded from the age group or overall competition but will receive a finisher’s medal.

What is the minimum age to take part in the event?

10 years for the 1km and 12 years for the 3km. All swimmers must be competent swimming their entered distance in the open water. Age is as at the start date of the event. Younger swimmers with exceptional ability may be accepted at the sole discretion of the Event Director Scott Rice.

What are the terms and conditions for the Ocean Swim Fiji trip?

See our travel terms and conditions page for full details.

Can I register and pay deposits for a group of travelers?

Certainly! To ensure your group of friends or family members doesn’t miss out on this incredible swimcation adventure, one person can pay the deposits for all travelers in a single transaction. Here’s how it works:

    1. Group Payment: One person from the group will initiate the registration process and pay the deposits for all travelers in the party. This can be done in a single transaction, making it convenient and ensuring all spots are secured together.
    2. Group Questionnaire: The group head will be required to add details for all travelers, which includes fields for all group members’ names, passport details, email addresses, and other necessary information. Completing this questionnaire may take a little time, but it ensures that everyone in your group “gets in” together.
    3. Individual Event Info: After the group questionnaire has been completed, each individual traveler will receive subsequent emails with event-specific information and any further details needed for their participation.

    By registering as a group and paying deposits together, you can guarantee that your entire group will enjoy the adventure together without the risk of spots running out.

I'm ready to pay the deposit but I have a question

Please contact us with any questions about how we can tailor your trip to make it an experience of a lifetime.

What Our Ocean Swim Fiji
Swimmers Say:

Clare Baker

Ocean Swim Fiji is a great way to combine my love of ocean swimming, as well as having a break together with my family. We came to the inaugural Ocean Swim Fiji in 2018 and are already signed up for 2021 - I can’t wait!

Clare Baker
Rory McKay

I loved the balance between swimming such amazing courses and relaxing poolside with a beer. It was the ultimate combination and the perfect break from everyday life.

Rory McKay
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