Get Inspired / Fiji Coral Coast Highlights, Fiji Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Fiji Coral Coast Highlights, Fiji story by: Inspire Fiji It’s early evening. The thumping of drums signals the traditional kava ceremony is about to start. This morning you went horseriding on an almost-deserted beach, and this afternoon you watched tiny tropical fish giving their best Nemo impersonations. If you were a golfer you’d spend tomorrow at the world-class Natadola Golf Course or instead opt for sand-surfing at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes. That’s the beauty of the Coral Coast – there’s so much on offer for every type of holiday from the most active to the extremely sedate. Of course, a great holiday isn’t just about life in a bubble. Hire a car and take your time, stop for fresh watermelon at a roadside stall, and return the friendly “Bula” offered by every local along the way. By the time you arrive at your resort, you’ll be well and truly on Fiji time. Highlights • SIGATOKA TOWN – This colourful town tucked into green and fertile surrounds near the mouth of the Sigatoka River makes for a pleasant amble. There’s a produce market, a few souvenir shops and a large hilltop mosque here but largely it acts as a service town for the Coral Coast region. Taxis galore populate the street so you shouldn’t have any difficulty getting from A to B. • SIGATOKA SAND DUNES – One of Fiji’s natural highlights. The dunes are quite spectacular and a great place to stretch out. On a hot day visit before 11.00am or after 3.00pm and allow about one hour for the walking tour. • KULA ECO PARK – This wildlife sanctuary is a must for fans of the furred, feathered and scaled. See the hawksbill sea turtles being hand fed, and see collared parrots, falcons, fruit bats and more! The park runs a number of invaluable breeding programmes. • HORSE RIDING ALONG NATADOLA BEAC H – The local villagers offer horse riding (about F$10 per person) along the spectacular white sands of Natadola Beach. You might even get time for a dip here but take care as the currents and undertow can be dangerous at times. • CORAL COAST SCENIC RAILWAY – The station is at the entrance to the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort. It offers scenic rides on an old diesel sugar train, past villages and sugar plantations to Natadola Beach. The train leaves at 10.00am returning at around 4.00pm – a trip of just over one hour each way, so you get time to swim and relax and enjoy a barbecue lunch. • KALEVU CULTURAL CENTRE – Located close to the Shangri- La’s Fijian Resort. The centre is based around a Fijian Village featuring cultural dancing, kava ceremonies, handicrafts and cooking. Also on-site is Bernies Bar & Gecko Restaurant that cooks up great steaks and fish curries. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The Pacific Islands: When to go Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.