Travel Guide to the Coral Coast, Fiji
A stretch of coastline scattered with palm-fringed beaches leading into crystal clear waters decorated in reefs… Sounds like a magical place for an island getaway right? That’s the Coral Coast of Fiji located on the main island, Viti Levu. Boasting one of the most stunning coastlines in the region, the Coral Coast is an idyllic getaway for families, couples, backpackers and groups of sun-seeking mates. What’s more, the coast has the perfect balance of rich Fijian culture, nature exploration and doing absolutely… nothing… Ah, bliss! Find out more about spending your Fiji time on the Coral Coast in this complete guide to the Coral Coast.
Fast Facts About the Coral Coast
Location: South coast of Viti Levu (see map below)
Climate: Daily average temperature – 26.7°C/80.06°F, yearly average rainfall – 2,075mm/81.69″
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Time Zone: FJT / GMT+12/+13
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How to get to the Coral Coast: Direct international flights from the South Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand and Korea land at Nadi International Airport, all of which have many connecting flights. From there, the Coral Coast is accessible via road transport on the Queens Road. See 5 Ways to Get to the Coral Coast for more information.
Budget Holidays on the Coral Coast
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to burn a hole in your wallet to enjoy a holiday or backpacking trip in Fiji. This is especially true for the Coral Coast! With no expensive water transfers (just an ultra-cheap express bus), a range of budget accommodation and free and cheap activities, you can definitely spend some quality time on the Coral Coast without breaking the bank. Find out more in our The Guide to the Coral Coast on a Budget.
Things to Do on the Coral Coast on a Budget
- Do an introductory scuba diving lesson in your resort’s pool
- Make your own jewellery or hat in a Fijian crafting lesson
- Visit Sigatoka and its shops and markets
- Walk at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
- Visit the Biausevu Waterfall.
For more inspiration, check out our 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on the Coral Coast.
Where to Stay on the Coral Coast on a Budget
The Coral Coast is blessed with affordable accommodation making a stay in paradise much more accessible. There are resorts available for families, couples and backpackers. Check out our 9 Best Budget Accommodation on the Coral Coast.
Luxury Holidays on the Coral Coast
With a prime position on one of the most breathtaking coasts on Viti Levu, the five-star resorts and villas of the Coral Coast are a superb option for a luxury getaway in Fiji. With famous international championship golf courses, fine dining restaurants, award-winning day spas and world-class scuba diving, there are plenty of ways to live the life of luxury on the Coral Coast, even if it’s just for a short while. Find out more in our The Luxury Guide to the Coral Coast.
5 Luxury Activities on the Coral Coast
- Enjoy fine dining at the Ivi or Navo Restaurant
- Indulge in a luxury spa treatment
- Spend the day on a private fishing charter
- Play golf at a championship course
- Scuba dive in the “soft coral capital”.
Like the sound of those? See more “spoil yourself” activities in our list of 10 Luxury Activities on the Coral Coast.
Where to Stay in Luxury on the Coral Coast
Looking for a five-star resort where all your troubles will melt away? Or how about a private luxury villa on one of the most stunning coasts in Fiji? Check out your options in our list of the 6 Best Luxury Resorts on the Coral Coast.
Family Holidays on the Coral Coast
When they say that Fiji is one of the best family-friendly island destinations in the world, we think they were referring to the Coral Coast! The shores are scattered with family-friendly resorts, from the luxury resorts with fantastic kids’ clubs to the more budget stays with family rooms and plenty of activities to keep you and the little ones active. On top of that, the Coral Coast has a great range of family attractions for those days that you want to get out of your resort and explore. Find out more in our The Guide to the Coral Coast for Families.
5 Family Activities on the Coral Coast
- Waterslide, zipline and check out the wildlife at the Kula Wild Adventure Park (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Jump on a jet boat tour and discover the villages, scenery and high-speed thrills of the Sigatoka River
- Go horse riding on Natadola Beach
- Let your kids loose in the kids’ clubs of the Coral Coast’s family-friendly resorts
- Do a beginner’s scuba diving lesson for children aged 8 and above.
And the list goes on! Check it out in our 10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast with Kids.
Where to Stay on the Coral Coast
Find resorts with family rooms, family-friendly activities and child services, such as kids’ clubs and babysitting, in our 10 Best Family Resorts on the Coral Coast.
Adult-Only Holidays on the Coral Coast
If you envisioned your Fiji getaway to be a peaceful experience, perhaps to spend some time with your loved one, to enjoy a solo timeout or get together with a group of friends, then you might want to consider one of the fantastic adult-only holiday experiences on the Coral Coast. With resorts offering child-free areas, and even entire resorts reserved exclusively for adults, you can be sure that you will enjoy “Fiji time” undisturbed. Find out more in our The Adult Only Guide to the Coral Coast.
5 Adult-Only Activities on the Coral Coast
- Indulge in a Coral Coast spa treatment
- 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
- Drink and be merry at one of the Coral’s Coast bars.
For more ideas and information on each activity, check out the 10 Adult-Only Activities on the Coral Coast.
Where to Stay on the Coral Coast for an Adult-Only Holiday
When it comes to adult-only retreats on the Coral Coast, you have a few options: stay in a luxury resort with an adult-only area, hire a private holiday home, or stay in one of the exclusive adult-only resorts. In these resorts, guests must be over the age of 16 years old. Check them out in our 6 Adult-Only Resorts on the Coral Coast.
Foodie Holidays on the Coral Coast
Whether we like to admit it or not, the food we try on holiday is often one of the highlights. This will certainly be the case on the Coral Coast where the rich Fijian culture is shared through its cuisine and food-orientated activities. Find out more in our Foodie Guide to the Coral Coast.
5 Things to Do on the Coral Coast for Foodies
- Learn to cook Fijian food in a Fijian cooking class
- Go to the Sigatoka Market
- Do a tropical garden tour
- Try Fijian dishes like kokoda and ika vakaklolo
- Have lunch in a Fijian village.
And if that hasn’t made your mouth water enough, then check out our 10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast for Foodies.
Where to Stay on the Coral Coast for Foodies
Looking for a place to stay with exquisite food and plenty of food-orientated experiences? Or perhaps some self-catering accommodation so you can experiment with local ingredients? Check out our 10 Best Accommodation on the Coral Coast for Foodies.
Weddings and Honeymoons on the Coral Coast
There couldn’t be a more romantic setting: soft sandy beaches fringed with lush palms and crystal clear waters. No wonder so many couples choose the Coral Coast as the place to escape to for a romantic getaway or even decide to start the rest of their lives together. Many of the resorts on the Coral Coast specialise in romance with dedicated wedding services, honeymoon packages and plenty of activities for couples. Find out more in our Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Coral Coast.
5 Things to Do on the Coral Coast for Couples
- Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise together
- Have dinner in a private cabana
- Indulge in a couples massage
- Explore the coast in a double kayak
- Go horse riding together.
So make your special time away together truly special with these 10 Romantic Activities on the Coral Coast for Couples. Plus, check out the 10 Best Wedding Venues on the Coral Coast.
Where to Stay on the Coral Coast for Couples
Whether you’re seeking a base for a romantic getaway, renewing your vows or starting the rest of your lives together, we list your best options in our 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on the Coral Coast.