Coral Coast

Fiji’s Coral Coast is primed and ready for you to kick back, tropical drink in hand, watching waves break before you. 

Find paradise anywhere along the 80km of beaches and secluded bays of the Coral Coast, which is the southern shores of the main island, Viti Levu. As one of Fiji’s first and foremost tourism-developed areas, there are tonnes of awesome resorts and restaurants here to tempt you. And, of course, you really have to explore the coral reef that gives the coastline its name. Even from the shoreline, the view of the reef’s spectacular drop off into the deep blue of the South Pacific is one not to be missed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Coast

Why is it called the Coral Coast?

This stretch of the southern coast of Viti Levu gets its name from a large, visible coral reef just off the shoreline. The name may make the waters sound quite inviting, however, large parts of the coral are left exposed during the day, giving the coastline a rugged appearance. It also means snorkelling is only possible at high tide. In fact, many travellers prefer to head inwards rather than out, using the coast as a base from which to explore the area's rivers and lush interior.

What towns can I stop at along the coast?

Sigatoka is the biggest town on the Coral Coast. It's home to some of the area's best attractions. Ride into the heart of Fiji on a jet boat up the Sigatoka River. Experience the rich local culture and enjoy a few thrills while you're at it! Fiji's first national park, Sigatoka Sand Dunes, is a sight that you won't want to miss with its striking combination of archaeological history, natural beauty and incredible wildlife. Tavuni Hill Fort is one more attraction to add to your must-see list. Set in lush rolling hills, this 18th-century defence is one of Fiji's most interesting historical attractions.

How long does it take to travel the Coral Coast? Would it make a good road trip?

Technically, the Coral Coast only stretches for around 80km. This can be driven in under an hour and a half, so it's not going to be the longest road trip in the world. However, if you're planning to drive from Nadi International Airport to the Fijian capital of Suva then on to the Coral Coast, you'll double the journey time. Factor in all the beautiful beaches, attractions and resorts along the way and it's starting to sound like an adventure to remember, and why rush that!

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see in the Coral Coast?

From dolphins and turtles to fruit bats and parrots, Fiji is an animal lover's paradise both on land and in the water. A special highlight along the Coral Coast is Pacific Harbour's Shark Reef Marine Reserve. Here you'll see as many as eight different shark species coming in to feed. Feeling brave? Sign up for a dive and see these majestic creatures up close.