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10 Best Bars on the Coral Coast

© Mango Bay Resort

Nightlife on the Coral Coast, Fiji

Enjoy some sundowners with friends, a cocktail in the pool, or a Polynesian fire show at one of the Coral Coast’s bars and lounges. While the Coral Coast is not a place for nightclubs and partying until 4am, Fiji’s holiday destination has more of a casual vibe to relax and embrace “Fiji time“. That’s not to say that you can’t find a range of vibes going on, especially with lively bars of Korotogo’s Sunset Strip or in the backpacker bar of The Beachhouse. You’ll really find a mix of experiences when it comes to nightlife on the Coral Coast, so find your perfect watering hole in this list of bars on the Coral Coast.

While you’re here, check out our The Ultimate Guide to the Fiji Nightlife, as well as The Adult Only Guide to the Coral Coast.

1. Flying Fin Restaurant & Bar

Let’s start with one of the liveliest joints of the Coral Coast, the Flying Fin Restaurant & Bar. The casual bar and restaurant are located on the famous Sunset Strip of Korotogo, where early evenings are spent eating Europen-style cuisine before the bar becomes a bustle of activity. Indulge in creative cocktails like “Flying Fin’s Kiss” and “Korotogo Classic” and partake in the night’s entertainment, whether it’s a fire show, Polynesian dancing or a bonfire on the beach. Find out more about the food in our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants on the Coral Coast.

Location: Sunset Strip, Korotogo

-bars-on-the-coral-coast-fiji© Flying Fin Restaurant & Bar


2. Koko’s Bar

Enjoy waterfront dining and stellar sunsets from Koko’s Bar on the Sunset Strip. The bar feels distinctively Fijian with friendly staff and even serving up some Fijian cuisine on the menu. But if you’re here for the drinks you won’t be disappointed with happy hour being from 4pm-6pm. Choose from local and international beers, spirits and “Koko-tails”. Couple that with one of the bar’s live music nights (Wednesdays), quiz nights or watching sports on the big screen.

Location: Sunset Strip, Korotogo

-coral-coast-bars© Koko's Bar Fiji


3. Sundowner Bar & Grill

Famed in Fiji for having one of the best bar locations, the Sundowner Bar & Grill is well worth popping in. Located at the Outrigger Fiji Resort, Sundowner Bar & Grill is a family-friendly bar overlooking the beach. As the name suggests, it’s a fabulous place to have a few “sundowners” from their extensive drinks menu of cocktails, beers, wines and mocktails.

Location: Outrigger Resort, Korotogo

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4. Beach Bar n’ Grill

While many staying in the Korotogo resorts go to the Beach Bar n’ Grill for their amazing seafood (and to try something outside of the confines of their resort), it’s also a great place to prop up at the bar with a Fijian beer, fruity cider or, of course, an obligatory cocktail.

Location: Sunset Strip, Korotogo

-coral-coast-bars© The Beach Bar n' Grill Fiji


5. Gecko’s Restaurant

Even before Gecko’s became the Gecko Resort, the Gecko’s Restaurant has been drawing in punters exploring the Coral Coast for years! Partly, that’s thanks to their famous Polynesian dancing and fire shows, every Friday and Sunday night starting from 7.30pm. Otherwise, nestled in tropical gardens, Gecko’s Restaurant is just a pleasant place to enjoy happy hour drinks (5pm-7pm) with a Fijian beer or a Gecko’s Special Cocktail.

Location: Gecko’s Resort, between Voua and Cuvu

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6. The Beachhouse Bar

The backpacker crowd can be found at one of the most popular backpacker resorts on the Coral Coast, The Beachhouse. The Beachhouse Bar has a vibrant social atmosphere where you’ll meet travellers from all over the world while sipping on seasonal cocktails, tropical smoothies, as well as local and international beers, wines and spirits.

Location: The Beachhouse, between Komave and Namatakula

coral coast nightlife fiji© The Beachhouse


7. Black Marlin Bar

The Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort has a couple of dedicated bars for the guests of their luxury resort to unwind with some casual drinks. However, if you’re looking for more of a “party” vibe of the Coral Coast’s resorts, then head to the Black Marlin Bar. They have two happy hours: 5pm-7pm and 9pm-10pm, getting the punters merry for dancing along to the DJ or live music throughout the week!

Location: Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island

coral coast nightlife© Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa


8. Kama Lounge

Situated in one of Fiji’s largest resorts, the Kama Lounge provides a real range of experiences throughout the week – and even throughout the night. In the afternoon, the lounge serves up afternoon tea. Then at dusk, the ritual torch lighting marks the start of the Fijian and South Pacific entertainment and happy hour drinks at 5.30pm-7.30pm. From there, anything could happen with a weekly schedule of tribal drumming, acoustic performers, village choirs, live bands and DJs. Find the lounge at the InterContinental Fiji Resort!

Location: InterContinental Fiji Resort, Natadola Bay

-bars-coral-coast-fiji© InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa


9. Pool Bar

Who doesn’t love a swim-up pool bar? It’s one of the finest novelties of a Fijian holiday, so make use of the pool bars in resorts such as Outrigger, Naviti and Tambua Sands. The Warwick Resort has two fantastic pool bars offering cocktails and beers without having to ever leave the soothing waters of the pool. Happy hour in their Suva Pool is 4pm-5pm (buy three, pay for two) and in their Nadi Pool, it’s 5pm-6pm with the same deal.

Location: The Warwick Fiji, Korolevu

-bars-on-the-coral-coast-fiji© The Warwick Fiji


10. Bamboo Bar

Enjoy one of the amazing tropical creations of the Bamboo Bar at the Mango Bay Resort. The budget resort has the drink prices to match, especially at happy hour, 5.30pm-7.30pm, with Fijian beers for FJ$5, wines for FJ$7, martinis for FJ$12 and much more (prices are approximate and could change at any time, blah, blah…). Whatever you order, you’re sure to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere among the tropical gardens. Learn more about the budget resorts on the Coral Coast here.

Location: Mango Bay Resort, between Komave and Namatakula

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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