Coral Coast is an 80km (50 mile) stretch of beaches and bays along the Ocean Road between Nadi and Suva.
As a well-established tourist destination, the Coast offers both the full resort experience and a chance to visit the real Fiji in the many villages along the way. Golf, beach life and diving are there for the taking, but for travelers who seek a more authentic experience, many villages operate home stays. From a fisherman selling his day’s catch on the roadside, to bargaining with a local at the Sigatoka Market, true island life is here.
As its history suggests, The Coral Coast is well served with places to stay, with backpackers, resorts and hotels available at a range of price points.
Pacific Transport and Sunbeam run continuously - the ‘stopping bus’ does exactly what it says, picking up whoever waves them down from the side of the road, although there are also express services available.
If you like adventure then give the Viti Mini Buses a whirl. A fast and furious ride from Sigatoka to Suva will cost you $15.00 one way or the trip to Nadi is five dollars. You can flag these down at the roadside if they have space left and they always seem to manage to jam another person in.