Adult-Only Holidays on the Coral Coast
We get it, not everyone’s idea of “Fiji time” is being disturbed by other holidaymaker’s kids. Luckily, there are some idyllic holiday retreats on the Coral Coast with exclusive “adult-only” areas and even entire adult-only resorts! Combine the peace of your stunning waterfront resort with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, and you might have just found paradise! Find out more about the accommodation, activities and dining in this adult only guide to the Coral Coast.
10 Adult-Only Activities on the Coral Coast
- Indulge in a Coral Coast spa treatment
- Go scuba diving in coral reefs
- Play a round of golf on a championship course
- Try your luck on a game fishing charter
- Have dinner at one of the adult-only restaurants
- Hire a kayak for a private paddle along the coast
- Spend the day by the adult-only pool
- Do an island excursion
- Drink and be merry at one of the Coral’s Coast bars
- Enjoy the cultural activities of your adult-only resort.
Find out more about these activities in our 10 Adult-Only Activities on the Coral Coast, or continue reading…
How to Get to the Coral Coast
The Coral Coast is located on the southern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s mainland, about 1-2 hours drive from Nadi International Airport depending on your Coral Coast destination. When it comes to keeping things “adult-only” for your holiday, it’s best to use one of the private transport methods available.
Coral Coast via Private Transfer
Ensure your journey between Nadi Airport and the Coral Coast is shared with who you choose by booking a private transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you on arrival at the Nadi International Airport, ready to whisk you to the doorstep of your adult-only resort on the Coral Coast. Join the team from Pacific Destinations in their modern air-conditioned vehicles, or stop by ATMs or shops if need be with Transific Tours. Expect prices to be anywhere between FJ$120-$320 one way.
Coral Coast via Resort Shuttles
Resorts like the Shangri-La’s Fiji Resort offer private airport transfer services at a cost. They work similarly to a private transfer (see above). Expect to pay around FJ$130-FJ$150 one way. Alternatively, the Wellesley Resort offers arrival airport transfers as part of their room rates.
Renting a Car for the Coral Coast
Considering there is a lot to explore outside of your resort, you might want to consider renting your own vehicle. Car rental depots are located in Nadi, many at Nadi Airport, as well as in Korotogo and at certain resorts along the Coral Coast. Check out The Best Car Rentals in Fiji to see your options.
For more options, check out our 5 Ways to Get to the Coral Coast.
Adult-Only Water Activities on the Coral Coast
With an endless hot summer and waters teeming with tropical marine life, you’re going to want to spend some time in the soothing waters of the Coral Coast. But how can you enjoy your “pool time” or watersports activities without splashing kids? Here are a few suggestions…
Snorkelling is a staple of Fiji holiday, and that’s certainly the case at the adult-only resorts on the Coral Coast. Guests at The View have complimentary use of the snorkel gear to explore the nearby reefs, while those staying at the Wellesley Resort can snorkel in the resort’s “Blue Lagoon”.
For those feeling more adventurous, don’t miss the opportunity to head out to the vibrant reefs on a scuba diving excursion. Resorts like the Wellesley, Outrigger, InterContinental, The Warwick and Tambua Sands all have scuba diving lessons and trips available. While scuba diving lessons are available for ages 10 years+, trips usually attract a more of an adult clientele. There are a number of dive sites within a 10-minute boat ride of each resort, each offering their own charms, so you’re unlikely to be disappointed.
Game and sport-fishing charters are a popular way to get out on the water at the InterContinental, The View and Wellesley Resorts. Only usually attracting an adult clientele (or exclusively adults if staying at the adult-only Wellesley and The View), you can be sure it’s going to be a day out on the water without the kids. Try your luck catching monsters like mahimahi, Pacific sailfish, giant trevally and much more!
See some of the stunning islands of Fiji on an island excursion from your adult-only resort. The View offers island excursions to the stunning and isolated Vatulele Island or Yanuca Island where the Shangri-La Resort is based.
Every waterfront resort on the Coral Coast offers complimentary use of kayaks, which is a great way to get on the water and enjoy your own “Fiji time“. Freedom hire of the kayaks means you can spend the time exploring the coast on your own or with your loved one – no busy tour groups: just you and the ocean.
Adult-Only Swimming Pools
Indulge in some relaxing pool time at one of the Coral Coast’s adult-only pools. Cool down in the Reef Wing infinity edge pool of the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort or the infinity adult-only pool of the InterContinental Resort. The Warwick Resort’s Suva Wing adult-only pool is another fabulous choice, while the Outrigger Resort’s Vahavu Pool has its very own swim-up bar. Needless to say, the pools of the Coral Coast’s three adult-only resorts is a relaxing child-free zone.
Adult-Only Land Activities on the Coral Coast
On land, there’s more on offer for an adults-only experience, from the resorts’ rejuvenating day spas to the premium golf courses of the Coral Coast.
Wherever you stay on the Coral Coast, day spas are a sure-fire way to enjoy a timeout from the world. CHI, The Spa of the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort offer traditional Asian-style treatments using local natural products. The InterContinental Resort‘s Spa offers a range of experiences from hydrotherapy in their Wai Zone to private beachside cabana massage treatments. Find out more about the Coral Coast’s spa in our 9 Best Day Spas on the Coral Coast.
The cultural entertainment and rituals such as kava ceremonies are usually where the whole resort comes together, no matter what age. However, you can still get your dose of culture in a less-crowded setting with the adult-only resorts. The View offers hat-weaving lessons giving you a great insight into the crafts of the Fijian culture. Alternatively, join in on the kava ceremony at the Wellesley Resort where you’ll learn about the traditions surrounding this narcotic drink.
Finally, the Coral Coast is one of the best locations in Fiji to play golf, so don’t miss the opportunity to play a round! Most famously, the InterContinental’s Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course is one of Fiji’s most prestigious courses. Players adhere to the golfing etiquette, making it a pleasant experience for all. Alternatively, try the 9-hole golf course at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort. Check out our Complete Guide to Golf in Fiji to learn more.
Adult-Only Dining on the Coral Coast
Set the mood right by dining in one of the Coral Coast’s romantic adult-only restaurants. Choose from restaurants within the adult-only resorts or you can even find adult-only eateries within some of the Coral Coast’s larger resorts. And for those night-caps or late-night drinks with your mates, you’ll find a few bars on the Coral Coast’s Sunset Strip.
Dining in the Adult-Only Resorts
Relax in the casual beach setting of the Tambua Sands Restaurant specialising in Fijian cuisine. The restaurant offers views of the beach and gardens, as well as the occasional kava ceremony evening to partake in Fijian traditions.
Choose your dining venue at the Wellesley Resort: at the Lazy Trout Restaurant, on the sun deck, in your room or terrace, beside the pool or even privately on the beach. It’s the perfect option for couples wanting to celebrate something special or “just because”. The restaurant is open for casual diners too.
It’s all about romance and intimacy at The View with meals served on the restaurant terrace overlooking the ocean or in your own private residence.
Adult-Only Restaurants on the Coral Coast
Enjoy ocean views in a romantic setting at the Takali Asian Kitchen of the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort. The adult-only restaurant serves up Asian cuisine in their terrace restaurant and on the poolside for lunch. Breakfast served at the resort’s Golden Dowrie Coastal Italian Restaurant is adults-only.
Guests at Outrigger Resort have the luxury of the adult-only Vahavu Bistro located in their adult-only pool area. They offer a contemporary tapas menu, as well as poolside service.
Finally, there are a couple of romantic private dining options at the InterContinental Resort. Choose between dining in your own private cabana with a stunning ocean backdrop or poolside overlooking Natadola Bay.
Bars on the Coral Coast
While there’s not much party nightlife on the Coral Coast, there is, however, relaxing bars and lounges to enjoy casual drinks with friends or your loved one. All the resorts mentioned in this guide has their own bar options, which is where guests often find themselves most evenings. However, if you’re looking to explore further, check out bars like Koko’s Bar on the Sunset Strip of Korotogo, which has live music every Wednesday and offers transfers from Coral Coast resorts. Another option on the Sunset Strip is the Beach Bar n’ Grill offering a European cuisine and atmosphere.
Finally, for something a little different, book an informal brewery tour of Fiji’s only craft brewery, Mokusiga by the Beachouse Accommodation.
Check out more recommendations in our 10 Best Bars on the Coral Coast.
Wedding & Honeymoons on the Coral Coast
Finally, many couples choose the “adult-only” experience on the Coral Coast for a special occasion, like a Fijian wedding or honeymoon. Needless to say, the Coral Coast’s adult resorts specialise in romance, with many offering breathtaking honeymoon suites and wedding venues.
Because there is so much to unpack when it comes to adult-only weddings and honeymoons, check out our Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Coral Coast to start planning your special occasion.