There is no other destination in Fiji like Coral Coast. Not only is the island a smaller island, offering less crowded spaces and waits at restaurants or attractions, Coral Coast has some of the most beautiful attractions on the island alongside some of the most luxurious and relaxing resorts. There is a reason why Coral Coast is considered one of the most famous islands and the only way to find out why, is to visit! So before you book your next trip to Fiji , here are our recommendations when traveling to the Coral Coast of Fiji.
Nestled on the eastern side of Viti Levu, Coral Coast is the perfect location to maximize relaxation while on vacation. For over 50 miles, the city hugs the main island with pristine white beaches, beautiful bays, and unbelievable scenery of an infamous coral reef. Due to the beautiful scenery and coral reef on the coast, Coral Coast was one of the first locations in all of Fiji to be modernized which led to a boom in tourism. Starting in 1950, Bill Clarke built the first hotel in Coral Coast called the Korolevu Beach Hotel, that was over 76 acres in size.
What really put this popular destination on the map, aside from its stunning location on the coast of the main island, was rugby. In fact, Coral Coast is the host of the popular 7’s tournament , which is held at Lawaqa Park in Sigtoka, the main center of Coral Coast. The other tourist draw card is the Fijian golf championships which is held annually.
Ziplining in Fiji. Photo by Helena
This is the South Pacific’s largest zip-lining adventure park , offering an opportunity of a lifetime to zip through the beautiful Fijian rainforest, abseil 100 meters into the ancient Tau Caves, and learn about distinct flora and fauna on the island. There are over 16-different zip-lines, making this a full-day adventure.
Natadola Beach has been rated one of Fiji’s most beautiful and popular beaches on the entire island. Known for its pearly white sand, stunning trees, horseback riding, and crystal-clear waters, Natadola Beach is a must-do when visiting Coral Coast . The entire experience is heightened by the numerous Fijian villagers nearby selling impeccable traditional and cultural goods. If you are looking for an adventure, you can snorkel right off the coast!
To date, Kula Wild Adventure Park has been consistently rated one of the best tourist attractions in Fiji . In fact, Kula Wild Adventure Park has won more Excellence in Tourism Awards than any other attraction on the island. Here, guests can have unique encounters with endangered Fijian Wildlife like the Monuriki Crested Iguana, experience the forests a Fiji on the only Roller-Coaster Zip Rail in the country, and even slide down the only jungle waterslide in Fiji!
To capture a beautiful untouched part of Fiji, visit the Sigatoka Valley, which is also known as the “Salad Bowl”. This historic area was once under rule of the Tongan Soldiers during World War II; however, today, it is a lush piece of land full of vibrant fruits and vegetables. Stroll through the entire valley and spot the ancient hill fortresses of Tavuni and Matanvatu . If you take a tour, you will also get a glimpse of the typical Fijian lifestyle, which is an experience on its own.
Diveaway Fiji is the single best diving and snorkeling experience in not only Coral Coast, but arguably all of Fiji. Operating since 2003, Diveaway Fiji has taken thousands of tourists and guests down in the depths of Coral Coast’s waters to encounter sharks, rays, turtles, and even barracuda. If you have never been diving or snorkeling before, Diveaway Fiji will teach you everything you need to know. Be sure to bring a Go-Pro to catch pictures of giant gorgonian fans, tropical reef fish, and moray eels!
Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji
Nanuku Auberge Resort is a quiet, reserved, and stunning award-winning sanctuary for the couple’s getaway or a family vacation. In 2016, Nanuku Auberge Resort won the Australia/South Pacific Grand Award , further acclaiming the beauty and magic of this pristine resort. On property, Nanuku Auberge Resort offers 18 different Fijian-style suites located on private beaches that overlook the beautiful South Pacific Ocean. If you are feeling adventurous on your vacation, Nanuku Auberge Resort offers private boating, numerous watercrafts like jet skis, subwings, and wellcraft boats, resort bicycles, snorkeling, diving, and much more.
When it comes to the prestige and luxury of Coral Coast, the Warwick Hotel boasts five stars for a reason. This resort is located on the pearly white sand of Coral Coast promoting luxury and affordability at the same time. Known for their 28-acres of tropical gardens, the Warwick Fiji feels like the traditional Fijian experience. The resort offers numerous must-do activities like diving, mountain biking, fishing trips, and for the parents who brought their children, a Kids Club so parents can enjoy an adventure together, like snorkeling, or a romantic dinner at one of the numerous restaurants at the resort.
The Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa is redefining luxury and resort nestled on its own private island of over 109 acres. The resort is connected to the mainland and coast by a causeway, giving all tourists the view of a lifetime. The Shangri-La Fijian Resort offers one of the largest and most prestigious spas in all of Fiji, CHI, which is perfect for the couple or parents that need a vacation. With numerous tropical gardens, private beaches, and constant views of the blue lagoon, you will never want to leave your resort. However, Shangri-La Fijian Resort offers numerous activities to help you out, like: canoeing, catamarans, scuba diving, glass bottom boas, and even deep-sea fishing !
Known as one of Coral Coast’s most popular and luxurious resorts, the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort touts over 50 acres of beautiful tropical gardens that have been intently designed to feel like a traditional Fijian village. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort offers numerous activities at the resort and around the city such as Kayaking, Snorkeling, Putting Greens, Tennis, and even Paddle Boards. For the couples or the parents on a private reach, check out the numerous on-site bars and restaurants like Baravi Bar or Kalokalo Bar after spending a day at the Bebe Spa.
A water bungalow in Fiji
Paradise begins the moment you step foot in the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. Nestled on a manmade lagoon the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is one of the most luxury 5-star restaurants in the world. With access to numerous dive sports, surf breaks, and 3 different swimming pools, this resort defines the epitome of relaxation and vacation. While on the resort, don’t forget to grab a bite to at the Goji Kitchen and Bar or the Fish Bar in the midst of sunset. If that is not enough, book a couple’s spa date at the Quan Spa, where you can treat each other to a romantic experience amidst plunge pools.
The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort is a five-star luxury resort that contains some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Natadola Bay, making it the perfect romantic vacation. On property, the resort is decorated in tropical gardens that overlook the pearly white sands of your own private beach. Dip your toes in the warm water of the bay, sign up for a round of golf on the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, or book a couples retreat at the InterContinental Fiji Spa, one of the most luxurious spas in Fiji. Stop by the critically-acclaimed Sanasana Restaurant or the Toba Bar & Grill if you are looking for traditional and authentic island meals.
Yatule Resort & Spa is a 5-acre resort located on the stunning Natadola Bay. This resort offers world-class amenities and features with over 36 modern rooms, all with private balconies and scenic views of the bay. This resort offers a spa and numerous paid-activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and a special Navo Island Cave tour.
With only four private villas with access to Maui Palms’ resort beach , you will quickly become entrapped in the beauty that is Fiji. Glance outside of your window from your resort room and you will have a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and even a coral reef during low tide. Maui Palms offers numerous activities to support every vacation from free kayaking, cultural tours, deep sea fishing adventures, and even the traditional fire walking experience.
Coral Coast is known as the first tourist spot established on the islands of Fiji. With unparalleled views and romantic and adventurous opportunities, Coral Coast is the perfect location for your next vacation. While the area may be developed for tourism, the legends, culture, and traditions are deeply rooted, making this location a vacation like no other.
Cover photo by Sue Hixson .