When it comes to planning a trip to Fiji, it is borderline impossible to experience boredom. In fact, the only problem a person might encounter is not having enough time to do everything on the wish list. However, even if time is at a premium, there is one thing that everyone should try to do when visiting this spectacular destination: spend a day at Cloud 9 Fiji.
This floating restaurant off the coast of Viti Levu is arguably the coolest base from which travelers can snorkel, swim, and sunbathe, all while sipping creative cocktails and eating amazing wood-fired pizza. And even if all you want is a morning and afternoon spent resting and relaxing, this is undoubtedly the place to do it.
Don’t believe us? Cloud 9’s perks speak for themselves.
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.
Cloud 9 features a well-stocked bar featuring international spirits as well as local favorites from The Distillery Co. Fiji, as well as cold brew from the South Pacific Coffee Company when guests need their morning pick-me-up ahead of the adventure.
Social media bragging rights
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.
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.
Cloud 9 often brings in international DJs to liven things up. Traumer, Pepperpot, and Bar’el are all spinning at Cloud 9 this month.
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.
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.
Located on Ro Ro Reef, Cloud 9 has ample snorkeling opportunities and gear can be rented when booking your trip from Port Denerau.
Did we mention the view?
With a 360-degree panoramic view of the ocean, Cloud 9 truly feels like an island oasis.