While most head to Fiji for a low-key getaway, when the sun slips beneath the horizon, Fiji wakes up to a whole new world. Cocktails and pool parties abound, many visitors make the most of their resort facilities and onsite bars. On Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, the most popular clubs are found in and around Nadi and Suva.
Take note that despite the laidback culture and day wear, patrons are expected to dress according to a code when heading out at night (these means leaving the shorts and thongs back at the villa). During the week, most establishments will close around midnight; on weekends they are usually open later.
Best known in Fiji is Ed’s Bar. Popular with backpackers, travellers and locals alike, Ed’s Bar is a cultural fusion, celebrated with a great variety of drinks, a number of outdoor courtyards, pool tables and a dance floor. Don’t be put off by its nondescript front, this is the place to end a day, relax with a beer and listen to the occasional live band or local DJ.
Visitors searching for the infamous Ice Bar in Fiji will be suitably satisfied to find Nadi’s most popular nightclub upstairs in the Jetpoint shopping complex. Guaranteed a good time, Ice Bar even offers guests a complimentary shuttle to ensure you get home safe.
Suva is the place to be for those seeking an evening hopping between bars and establishments. Head to Victoria Parade where most of the action takes place, in among a friendly mix of locals and foreign visitors. Experience Trap bar (featuring 6 bars in one) and popular Purple Haze, a sci-fi themed queer-friendly bar promising a night that is out of this world.
Fiji’s ‘party’ island, this stunning tropical escape is found in the heart of the Mamanuca Group. Offering a jam-packed schedule to fill your days (scuba diving, jet skiing, fishing and parasailing), end your day in style at the Barefoot Bar. With a live DJ every night and fire eaters, dancers and even a limbo competition, this is the place to be when the sun goes down.