The Best Day Trips from the Coral Coast
The Best Day Trips from the Coral Coast

The Best Day Trips from the Coral Coast

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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:

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Nadi

The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Budget Travellers

Travel time by car: 1 hour to 2h15mins one way (depending on Coral Coast location)
Relevant tour: Mud Pool Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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.

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Pacific Harbour

The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Couples

Travel time by car: 30 mins to 2 hours one way (depending on Coral Coast location)
Relevant tour: Jewel of Fiji Tour with Discover Fiji Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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.

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Biausevu

The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Families

Travel time by car: 10 mins to 1 hour one way (depending on Coral Coast location)
Relevant tour: Coastal Adventure with Epic Transfers and Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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.

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Sigatoka

The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Foodies

Travel time by car: 10 mins to 1h10mins one way (depending on Coral Coast location)
Relevant tour: Explore Sigatoka with Excite Tours Travel (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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.

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Denarau Island (and the Mamanuca Islands)

The Best Day Trip from the Coral Coast for Luxury Travellers

Travel time by car: 50 mins to 2h15mins one way (depending on Coral Coast location)
Relevant tour: Tivua Island Day Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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.

Author

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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