Experience Fiji’s Salad Bowl

Inland from Fiji’s main town on the Coral Coast is an area rich in vegetation waiting to be explored.

Along Fiji’s famous tourism belt of the Coral Coast, is the area’s main town of Sigatoka, which offers plenty of attractions for visitors, including the main draw card, the large market selling local produce and products.

The markets’ produce is mainly agricultural, harvested from the surrounding area; a region rich in lush vegetation that is often referred to as Fiji’s ‘Salad Bowl’. 

If you drive inland from Sigatoka, you’ll find fertile river valleys dotted with farms and market gardens, which supplies much of the mainland of Viti Levu. It is also the Sigatoka River which has provided a line of communication between mountain and coast dwellers, and contributes to the richness of the area – on top of that the river provides a lot of fun, with excursions and boat rides along the island’s heartland! 

Sigatoka River Safari

Starting at the coastal town of Sigatoka, this award-winning tour will explore the Fijian interior aboard the custom-built safari jet boats. You’ll pass dozens of small villages that sit alongside the banks of the river, while learning about the history and culture, with the rush of the jet boats that skim the surface of the glassy river.

After cruising along the river, you’ll experience the Fijian way of life as you visit a local village, meeting the community and enjoying a traditional kava ceremony.


Getting here

If you are driving from Nadi and Denarau, you will head south along the Queen’s Road / Coral Coastline, allow 1 to 1.5 hours to get to Sigatoka. 

From Suva, head west along the Queen’s Road for approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

The main check-in desk is located within the Tappoo Department Store.

 

Hot tips

There’s a possibility that you may get wet, so pack a poncho or jumper

As you’ll be out on the water, also pack some sunscreen

When visiting villages, it is advisable to be respectful towards the culture, so covering up shoulders and legs is appropriate