Party In Paradise At Fiji's Best Bars

Hannah Bergin

The Fijian archipelago is a place of blissful serenity where most visitors naturally choose to spend long days on pearly-white beaches, soaking up the views and pure island air. A famously gregarious and cheerful lot, the Fijians enjoy a vibrant nightlife scene with a variety of venues scattered across the islands. Here’s our guide to some of the best.

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Ed’s Bar

Ed’s Bar is located close to Fiji’s international airport in the bustling backpacker hub of Nadi and has long been a popular meeting place for both locals and travelers. With a variety of themed nights, a cheerful bar crew, and generous offers (a five-hour Happy Hour every day of the week), Ed’s continues to entice a large and varied crowd. You can enjoy a subdued evening drink and game of pool in its breezy outdoor garden, or rave the night through on its vibrant dance floor.

Ed’s Bar, Kennedy Street, Martintar, Nadi, Fiji +679 672 4650

Ice Bar

Ice Bar

With its sleek, modern interior and atmospheric mood-lighting, Nadi’s Ice Bar is a stylish and trendy locale that has a spacious outdoor balcony as well as an indoor dance floor, where the energy level only begins to dwindle come day-break. Open until 4am, Ice Bar operates shuttle buses to and from the nearby resorts to make sure you get home safely.

Ice Bar, RB Jetpoint Complex, Queens Road, Martintar, Nadi, Fiji +679 672 7144

O’Reilly’s

O’Reilly’s

Located on McArthur Street, the lively hub of Fiji’s capital city Suva, you’ll find O’Reilly’s to be a relatively chilled sports bar during the day, where locals gather to enjoy food and drinks with friends whilst watching games on its large screens. The bar serves some fantastic drinks and hosts quite a party too. Attracting a particularly fun-loving and light-hearted crowd, O’Reilly’s is the throbbing heart of Suva’s nightlife.

O’Reilly’s, 3 McArthur Street, Suva, Fiji +679 331 2968

Sundowner Bar and Grill

Sundowner Bar and Grill

Sheltered by a cluster of majestic palm trees, Sundowner Bar and Grill, part of the Outrigger Resort, is set below a straw-roofed cabana on an elevated platform with stunning views across the ocean. Serving up breakfast, as well as lunch, dinner, and some wonderful tropical cocktails into the evening, Sundowner is a bright and colorful place to while away a serene evening with friends whilst watching the sun set and stars emerge across the uninterrupted horizon.

Sundowner Bar and Grill, Outrigger Resort, Sydney Drive, Off The Queens Highway, Sigatoka, Fiji +679 650 0044

1. Traps Bar

Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub

Each of Traps’ five bar areas has its own mood and character, allowing this hotspot to cater for a diverse crowd. From the laid-back top-floor lounge to the dimly lit labyrinth of back rooms to the live music stage and the animated main bar, Traps attracts students, businessmen, and tourists alike. As one of the longest-running bars in the town, Traps is a fascinating insight into true Fijian nightlife.

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