Activities on the Coral Coast You Can’t Miss
Ah, this is what island holidays are all about: sipping on cocktails, feet in the sand and lazying by the pool. Well, on the Coral Coast of Fiji, there’s more to it than that. Venture outside of your resort and you’ll be met with an array of exciting experiences, from wildlife parks to jet boat rides and cave tours! Don’t worry, you’ll still get your relaxing time in one of the many fabulous day spas or be able to indulge in Fijian cuisine. Check out some of the highlights of this breathtaking area of Fiji in this list of must-dos on the Coral Coast.
1. Visit the Kula WILD Adventure Park
Kids and kids-at-heart can’t visit the Coral Coast without stopping by the fantastic Kula Wild Adventure Park. The wildlife sanctuary holds amazing Fijian birds and reptiles, as well as a water park complete with slides, a treetop rail zipline and lots more! For an extra special treat, help take care of the animals in the “Ranger for a Day” experience. See more activities like this in our 10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast with Kids.
2. Play Golf at a Championship Course
The downside of playing golf on the Coral Coast is that the breathtaking coastal views are too distracting… Otherwise, visitors to the Coral Coast have access to world-class golf courses, such as the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course at the InterContinental Fiji Resort. The 18-hole course is on the bucket list of any keen or casual golfer alike. Find out more in our The Most Luxurious Golf Courses in Fiji.
3. Indulge in a Coral Coast Spa Treatment
One of the most indulgent amenities of resorts on the Coral Coast is the day spa. For instance, enjoy the open-air treatment balconies overlooking the Coral Coast from the Bebe Spa of the Outrigger Resort or relax with Asian treatments combined with natural Fijian oils at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort‘s CHI, The Spa. Dive into our 9 Best Day Spas on the Coral Coast for more recommendations.
4. Explore Sigatoka
Get out of your resort and experience the local culture, food and sights of Sigatoka. The largest town of the Coral Coast is full of craft stores, eateries and the Sigatoka Market. The market is a must-do, not only to see the array of tropical fruit and vegetables but to also mingle with the friendly stallholders. Take a look at more “foodie” experience like this in our 10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast for Foodies.
5. Visit the Biausevu Waterfall
This breathtaking waterfall and swimming hole is a popular natural attraction that is a must-do for any adventurous traveller. Either drive or take a taxi to the village of Biausevu, where local villagers will guide you to the spectacular Biausevu Waterfall, also known as the Savu Na Mate Lava Waterfall, for a small fee. Otherwise, tours like Excite Tours & Travel can take you on a guided tour stopping at a Fijian village and school on the way.
6. Go on an Off Road Cave Safari
Discover another side to Fiji you probably never knew existed on the Off Road Cave Safari tour! Departing from Sigatoka, this tour takes you into the rugged heartland of Viti Levu, stopping by Fijian villages to take part in a kava ceremony and meet the locals. Then you’ll delve into the breathtaking Naihehe Cave with impressive limestone formations. Before the homeward journey, you’ll enjoy a barbecue lunch by a swimming hole.
7. Do a Jet Boat Tour on the Sigatoka River
Discover the fertile valley of the Sigatoka River, its spectacular scenery and local villages mixed with the thrills of a jet boat ride with Sigatoka River Safari. The jet boat tour departing from Sigatoka takes you along the Sigatoka River to a Fijian village where you’ll sit down with the chief for a kava ceremony (see below) and enjoy a traditional Fijian lunch.
8. Walk at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
One of Fiji’s most unusual national parks, the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park is protected for its unique history and nature. Arrive at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes visitor centre, open 8am-5pm, to access the walking trails ranging 1 to 2 hours long. Highlights of the park include archaeological sites, as well as pockets of forest for watching tropical birds.
9. Enjoy Fine Dining at the Ivi or Navo Restaurant
While Fiji is more about casual island-style dining, there are a few spectacular fine dining venues that are worth treating yourself (or that special someone) to if you get the chance. The Ivi Restaurant of the Outrigger Resort serves impeccably-presented Pacific Continental cuisine for adults only. Another superb choice is the Navo Specialty-Dining Restaurant of the InterContinental Resort where you can watch the chefs work their magic behind the glass wall. Check out 5 Best Fine Dining Restaurants on the Coral Coast for more options, as well as more luxury activities on the Coral Coast here.
10. Scuba Dive in the “Soft Coral Capital”
See why Fiji is known as the “soft coral capital of the world” with a scuba diving trip on the Coral Coast. Resorts like The Warwick Fiji have their own dive centre offering PADI-accredited lessons and trips to the vibrant Beqa Lagoon marine reserve. Another spectacular dive accommodation is the InterContinental Resort with no fewer than 15 dive sites all within a five-minute boat trip from the resort!