9 Reasons to Visit Cloud 9 Fiji

Planning a trip to Fiji? Set aside a day to spend at Cloud 9 Fiji, a floating restaurant off the coast of Viti Levu where you can snorkel, swim, and sunbathe while sipping cocktails and eating wood-fired pizza.

1. It's basically a private island.

Cloud 9 is a two-level floating platform just a 45-minute boat ride from Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. A limited number of people are allowed to visit Cloud 9 each day, which makes it exclusive and private.

2. Delicious cocktails

Cloud 9 features a well-stocked bar featuring international spirits and local favorites like Fiji Rum Co.

3. Brag to your friends back home with photos like this:

Jump off the side for a swim. Don your snorkel gear and explore the underwater surroundings. Just be sure to snap plenty of shots and use the onboard Wi-Fi to make your friends back home jealous.

4. You're due for some relaxation.

After you've got your splashing and swimming in, take a nap on deck and catch some rays. You'll have to make a difficult choice though: a reclining day bed or a comfortable hanging chair.

5. Killer tunes

Cloud 9 often brings in international DJs to liven things up. Traumer, Pepperpot, and Bar'el are all spinning at Cloud 9 this month.

6. Because ... Pizza.

Who doesn't love pizza? Cloud 9 serves Italian wood-fired pizzas handmade by their Fijian chef. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

7. And local beer.

You'll have to decide for yourself if Fiji Gold or Fiji Bitter is the better local beer. We suggest lots of taste testing in between snorkeling and snoozing.

8. Did we mention the view?

With a 360-degree panoramic view of the ocean, Cloud 9 truly feels like an island oasis.

9. Snorkeling

Located on Ro Ro Reef, Cloud 9 has ample snorkeling opportunities and gear can be rented when booking your trip from Port Denerau.