The Top Places to Visit Near the Coral Coast
Take a break from your resort’s pool and cocktails to discover the real Fiji! There are many exciting day trips from the resorts of the Coral Coast, from day trips to popular towns to waterfalls hidden in tiny villages. We go through some of the best self-drive day trips from the Coral Coast, as well as list guided day tour alternatives, in this ultimate list of the best places to visit near the Coral Coast!
For more trip-planning advice, head to The Complete Travel Guide to the Coral Coast.
5 Best Day Tours from the Coral Coast
Before we dive into the amazing self-drive day trips from the Coral Coast, here are some guided options where all of the transport is included:
- Mud Pool Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Jewel of Fiji Tour with Discover Fiji Tours (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Coastal Adventure with Epic Transfers and Tours (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Explore Sigatoka with Excite Tours Travel (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Tivua Island Day Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises (on Viator and Tripadvisor).
The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Budget Travellers
Fiji’s third-largest town has much to discover between the Fijian culture, Indo-Fijian culture and spots of natural beauty. Nadi town is a bustle of activity with highlights being the vibrant Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple and the Nadi Market. Venture out of town to the Sabeto foothills and you’ll find the beautiful Garden of the Sleeping Giant and Sabeto Mud Pools run by the local villagers.
For more inspiration to drive your day trip, see the 10 Must-Dos in Nadi.
The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Couples
On the boundaries of the eastern shores of the Coral Coast lies the Pacific Harbour, dubbed “The Adventure Capital of Fiji“. Adventures can be found inland with jet boat and white water rafting tours taking you up the Navua River to Fijian villages and endless cascades of waterfalls. Out on the ocean is the Beqa Lagoon surrounded by one of the world’s largest barrier reefs excellent for snorkelling and scuba diving.
For more day trip ideas, head to the 10 Must-Dos on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Families
This small village along the Coral Coast welcomes visitors from across the world to visit its nearby natural wonder, the Biausevu Waterfall. Either visit independently, paying a local village guide to show you to the waterfall (or ride a horse there) or go with an organised tour like the one featured above to experience additions like a kava ceremony and a preschool tour on school days.
Check out more day trips from the Coral Coast in the nearby vicinity in the 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.
The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Foodies
The hub of the Coral Coast, Sigatoka sits on the banks of the Sigatoka River bustling with the Sigatoka Market, authentic eateries and shopping opportunities. Surrounding the town are also some of the Coral Coast’s top attractions, from the Kula WILD Adventure Park (on Viator and Tripadvisor) to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Heritage Park.
Discover more day trip ideas in the 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.
Denarau Island (and the Mamanuca Islands)
The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Luxury Travellers
A manmade island topped with a premium golf course, shopping centre and five-star resorts, Denarau Island not only makes a fun day trip from the Coral Coast but is the gateway to Fiji’s gorgeous Mamanuca Islands. Hop on one of the many island day trips from Port Denarau to experience idyllic islands with sand, snorkelling and yummy inclusions.
For more experiences from Denarau, see the 10 Must-Dos on Denarau Island.