Coral Coast Activites You Can’t Miss!
The Coral Coast has a great mix of everything Fiji has to offer: pristine white beaches, superb snorkelling, wonderful wildlife, majestic caves and waterfalls, smiling locals and so much more! It’s hard to know where to begin! To make things a little easier when planning your holiday in the Coral Coast, we’ve put this list together of all the highlights and things to do on the Coral Coast. There are activities for all types of travellers, from the honeymooners to the backpackers to the families. So dive into this list of things to do on the Coral Coast and start planning a Fiji holiday to remember!
1. Hike or Sandboard at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
Fiji’s first national park is a great place to spend the day discovering more of Fiji’s fascinating landscape. Take either the 1-hour or 2-hour walking trail either on your own self-guided walk or treat yourself to a guided walk with the park rangers. Why visit the park? Well, if the sand dune scenery wasn’t enough then you will enjoy the pockets of forest which are great for spotting native birds, searching for ancient Lapita artefacts and sandboarding with some activity providers! Note that the park is open 8am-5pm daily. Visit the visitor centre first so the rangers can show you the walking trails.
Tours to the dunes are available with Excite Tours & Travel and Fiji Eco Tours.
2. Refresh in the Biausevu Waterfall
Who doesn’t love a good waterfall?! The tall lop-sided Biausevu Waterfall is a marvel to see and can be experienced in several ways. Tours can be arranged with your accommodation or Excite Tours & Travel to arrive at the Biausevu village or you can drive yourself to the Biausevu village where you’ll meet the locals and possibly visit the local school before embarking on a journey to the waterfall with a local guide. The walk to the waterfall is under 1 hour with a couple of very shallow stream crossings. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to do a horse trek with one of the village guides to the waterfall. Remember, it’s “Fiji time” so anything can happen! Once you get to the waterfall, you’ll get to experience this awesome swimming hole and take plenty of photos!
3. Try Glassblowing
For creative spirits, head to Hot Glass Fiji where you can watch the master glassblowers at work making all kinds of impressive creations. What’s more, try glassblowing yourself with one of their glassblowing lessons! It’s fun for all the family, as kids can have a go at sand casting too.
4. See Wildlife & Do Some Crazy Rides at the Kula Wild Adventure Park
There’s something for everyone at the Kula Wild Adventure Park. Immerse yourself in nature on the Nature Walk through a spectacular forest. The park is also Fiji’s only captive breeding venue for endangers species, giving visitors an amazing insight into the local wildlife, such as the Banded Iguana, Pacific Boa and a whole array of colourful birds. On top of all that, the park has a fun park with waterslides and splash pool, a ziprail ride and a jungle waterslide!
5. Go Beaching on Natadola Beach
One of the top-rated beaches in Fiji is right here on the Coral Coast! With beautiful white sand and turquoise waters, the beach is sure to lure you in for the day. All your typical beach activities can be done here, as there are plenty of shallow areas that provide safe swimming and it’s always fun to play in the wave sections. (However, look out for parts with strong undercurrents). There are a couple of resorts nearby if you’re looking to do extra activities, get some drinks or a bite to eat.
6. Go Scuba Diving or Snorkelling
It’s called the Coral Coast for a reason. Either hire some snorkel or scuba gear from one of the local shops and resorts or join a tour to get to all the best spots! Tours will take you by boat to some of the outer reefs where you’ll discover some breathtaking underwater scenery.
7. Go Fishing
There’s no lack of fishing tours on the Coral Coast! You are spoiled for choice with fishing charters, so just book one with your resort and be on your way. Sunset fishing tours are a must for some spectacular lights casting across the waters. Family fishing tours are also an option, targeting reef fish that will be great to take back and cook up for dinner. Alternatively, game fishing for Fiji’s finest is an exciting experience for any level of angler. Find out more in What Types of Fish Can You Fish For in Fiji?
Fishing charters are available with Sigatoka Fishing.
8. Discover the Wonderful Naihehe Caves
This hidden gem of the Coral Coast is one that few get to discover, but once you make the effort to get to these majestic limestone caves you’ll realise it was well worth the journey. Best travelled on a 4WD tour with Off-Road Cave Safari, the road and rivers to get to the caves are an experience in themselves. The Naihehe Caves are bathed in Fijian history, which your guide will tell you all about, as well as showing you through the complex cave network. You’ll also get to enjoy some cave swimming too. Note that some parts of the caves are dark and narrow, so only take “brave” kids on this tour.
9. Surf & SUP!
It’s unlikely that you’ll run out of things to do on the water in the Coral Coast. Another water activity that’s well worth doing is doing a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) tour down the Sigatoka River! Alternatively, there are plenty of resorts offering SUP hire and lessons. Surfing is also popular on the Coral Coast, especially at Natadola Beach. Check out 10 Best Surf Spots in Fiji for more information.
10. Visit the Namana Art Gallery
More from the Coral Coast art scene, the Namana Art Gallery not only is a great place to browse, but it’s also a place to get crafty yourself! Join local artists and learn about Fijian art through the Namana Art Gallery workshops. The art gallery is also a great place to pick up authentic souvenirs for friends and family.