Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs in Fiji

night entertainment at resort in fiji


Unlike Bali and other Asian holiday centres, Fiji's nightlife is very tame. Outside of Nadi and Suva resorts are generally quite isolated and the only place to dine is at the resort restaurant. Evening entertainment usually evolves around yaqona drinking with the staff and a weekly traditional dance performed by the local village and sipping cocktails at a sunset bar. For most holiday-makers, it is early to bed after a draining day in the sun.

The liveliest backpacker beach resorts are found in the Mamanuca Islands. The Yasawa budget beach resorts are for the most part very sedate at night although a couple do focus more on night entertainment for its guests and try to create a lively ambience. If you're after a more lively resort atmosphere try one of the following resorts with nightly entertainment.

Nightclubs & Bars in Fiji

If you're looking to indulge yourself in the local night scene, Suva offers by far the best bars and clubs in the entire South Pacific, often frequented by university students from across the region giving them a South Pacific feel. Nadi is much quieter by comparison but does have some very good restaurants around Martintar and at Port Denarau as well as one or two decent bars and several rowdy nightclubs worth checking out with the locals.

The following resorts and hotels are recommended for dining out and visiting local bars and clubs:

$$Suva Motor Inn$$

picture of Suva Motor Inn beach
Offers clean basic rooms in the heart of downtown Suva and close to Albert Park, Government offices and the Embassies. Great base for exploring Suva, close to restaurants and bars and with spacious rooms, some with small kitchens and a fun swimming pool with water slide.

Bedarra Inn, Sigatoka

picture of Bedarra Inn beach
Bedarra Inn is a budget motel situated across the road from the Sunset Strip beach in Korotogo. With 20 spacious rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, a picturesque pool, restaurant and bar, this is a great base for a budget holiday with easy access to the fantastic sights of the Coral Coast and shopping in Sigatoka Town

Grand West Villas, Nadi Bay

picture of Grand West Villas beach
Grand West Villas is located a pleasant garden setting on the road to Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi. With studio rooms and apartments with kitchens, Grand West is an affordable base for families and a good spot to relax just ten minutes walk to the beach.

Nadi Bay Resort, Nadi Airport

picture of Nadi Bay Resort beach
Nadi Bay Hotel is a long-established lively backpacker hostel with two swimming pools, mini theatre and games room, five houses with dorms and an excellent restaurant. Walking distance to Nadi's best bars and clubs, this is a good choice to sample Fiji's local nightlife.

Dining Out / Restaurants in Fiji

Food and independent restaurants is one of the few things that let the country down. Most resorts (other than those in Nadi) are set in secluded locations or on uninhabited islands so you are stuck with the hotel restaurant whether you like it or not. Some hotels, notably the upmarket small resorts, offer fantastic menus and very good international chefs - but these can change so quickly that we cannot provide a reliable guide to what resorts offer the best dining experience.

Unfortunately the seclusion of the resorts and the fact the many resorts are very small with only a handful of guests hinders the provision of reliable food. Local food is generally quite bland so the cuisine is based on an international flavour, with the exception of the popular island feasts which include traditional foods cooked in underground ovens (a lovo). Fish is a major part of the menu and these are generally very tasty. Fruits are also widely available but generally are limited to the seasons in which they fruit.

Nadi Town has a few good moderately priced restaurants including Indian curries and Japanese - however, the best restaurants in Nadi are all based on Denarau Island which the Sheraton Resorts a good option for those who like dining.