The white stretch of beach dotted with lush greenery along the south western side of the main island of Viti Levu, the Coral Coast is the main holiday destination on the beautiful island of Fiji – and is known as the birthplace of tourism in Fiji.
Easily accessed from the coastal road that runs between Nadi and Suva, the 50 mile stretch of coastline is a combination of bays, beaches, rocky outcrops and mangrove forest. Against a backdrop of steep hills that rise sharply into the nearby mountain range, Coral Coast is a picture perfect destination. Larger resorts are interspersed with uninhabited rainforests and small fishing villages that hold a traditional charm.
Activities in Coral Coast
Experience the Fijian surf
The surf is up in Fiji and Coral Coast is a great place to start, whether you’re a newbie or an experienced boarder. Head down the coast to Natadola beach for safe surf lessons in safe waters – it’s a great way to get to know locals or other visitors and one of the most fun ways to enjoy the Fijian sun and sea.
Dive in the turquoise waters
Having spent a few days lounging by the water, and an afternoon surfing on the water, it’s time to get geared up and dive under the water to experience the legendary five-star Fijian coral reef and unique marine life. Dive during the day and night to maximise your chances of spotting turtles and sharks as well as an array of tropical fish.
Get involved with local art
Fiji is full of surprises, not least of which is the glass-blowing studio perched on a hillside overlooking the sea along Coral Coast (at Korotogo). Visitors are welcome to get involved – whether it’s just to watch the locals at work or to get involved with one of the glass blowing and sandcasting experiences. Half-day courses for the more adventurous – and the outcome is the perfect souvenir from your holiday or a gift for someone at home.