Located on the south eastern side of the main island of Viti Levu (the larger of the two main islands), the Coral Coast is a popular holiday destination for tourists looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the more populated tourist regions in the Fiji group.
From game fishing, diving, river jet boating, cave and waterfall tours, tours at the historical sand dunes, to Fiji’s only eco tourism zoo, the Coral Coast offers activities and adventures to suit the whole family.
The Coral Coast begins 15kms south of Nadi Town (the international airport town) with picturesque scenery of sugarcane fields, pine forests and amazing views of the South Pacific Ocean.
The Coral Coast was one of the first areas in Fiji to be developed for tourism, with most of the resorts located on the beachfront, including some of the popular international hotel brands such as the Intercontinental Resort, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, Outrigger on the Lagoon ∙ Fiji, the Warwick International Group, Hideaway Fiji and many more budget accommodation for tourists looking to enjoy the coast on a tight budget.
The main center is Sigatoka. This is the gateway to the Coral Coast. The town sits on the banks of the Sigatoka River, which meanders down from the highlands and offers shopping from boutique shops to fresh fruits and vegetables at the local municipal market.
The Coral Coast has become famous over the last couple of years as the hosts of one of the most exciting 7’s tournaments in the Southern hemisphere, the Coral Coast 7’s, held annually at the Nadroga Stallions (local provincial team) home ground at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka around the second week of November every year. The 3 day tournament features the King of 7’s rugby Waisale Serevi and his star studded team made up of former British 7’s captain Ben Gollings and Former USA captain Matt Hawkins and offers sizzling rugby at its best.
The annual Bilibili (bamboo rafts) races is also unique to the Coral Coast, as hotels and resorts compete yearly for the coveted bilibili champion title. In its 29th year of competition the races are a fun activity for the people of the coast and are a one of a kind in Fiji. The bilibili races are held every year on Fiji’s Independence Day on the 10th October.
Fiji’s Coral Coast, where tradition, culture and nature meet.