The Ultimate Holiday-Maker's Heaven
A Fijian landmark of the most breathtaking kind, the beautiful stretch of turquoise coastline known as the Coral Coast runs along the southern end of Viti Levu, between Nadi and Pacific Harbour. Probably the most popular holiday region in Fiji, the stunning scenery of the Coral Coast is rivalled only by the huge range of accommodation options, ranging from budget-friendly beach bures (bungalows), like those at Crusoe's Retreat or Mango Bay, to hotbeds of family fun such as Naviti, The Warwick or Hideaway, and from couples' favourites such as Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa to glorious five-star spa resorts like Outrigger on the Lagoon.
The views are postcard perfect, with palm-fringed beaches, lush tropical jungles, sparkling lagoons, traditional villages dotted among sugar cane fields and local stores selling handicrafts. Yet it is the region's hospitality and lively culture - often marked by the honoured ritual of welcoming guests with a kava drinking ceremony - that makes it unforgettable.
Action is also easy to find, with plenty of opportunities to play a round or two of golf, enjoy a game of tennis, head off on an inland adventure, or really get your feet wet with a seemingly endless array of water sports - sailing, coral viewing by glass-bottom boat, swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing or scuba diving, to name a few.
The Coral Coast really does offer something special for absolutely everyone.
- Sigatoka River Safari: Take a jet boat up the Sigatoka River and experienced the local Fijian villages and their way of life.
- Wild Encounters: Kula Eco Park has a fine collection of rainbow-feathered tropical birds and an aquarium stocked with examples of local sea life.
- Discover Taveuni Hill Fort. Steeped in legend and battle stories, this regional icon is a relic of Fiji's settlement by the Tongan Chief Maile Latamai.
- Visit the Sigatoka Sand Dunes: See the archaeological relics in sand dunes that have formed over millions of years.
- See Nakabuta pottery village: Take home a piece of authentic Fijiian pottery or just watch the locals at work.
- Ride the Scenic Railway: Explore the Coral Coast on board a restored sugar-cane locomotive.