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Fiji is one of those destinations nearly everyone dreams of traveling to! It is the poster child for paradise, with golden sunsets, world-class beaches, and the dazzling blue waters of the South Pacific.
We travel to Fiji whenever we need a little rest and relaxation, and it always delivers! We love this little island so much that we even got married here, and it made for the perfect honeymoon spot. There are a lot of amazing tours in Fiji that appeal to any sort of traveler, but one stands out amongst them all: Seventh Heaven.
Simply put, Seventh Heaven is a floating oasis located in the middle of Fiji’s miraculously clear blue water. It’s my favorite place to go to relax, enjoy the sun, sip on a cocktail or two, and have a super fun day with friends!
With so many bucket-list things to do in Fiji, it can be hard to know what experiences are best for you. So to assist in your Fiji itinerary planning, we have put together this guide on everything you need to know before visiting Seventh Heaven in Fiji – because you don’t want to miss out on this slice of paradise!
Don’t have time to read the full article? Seventh Heaven is a fun floating bar and restaurant in the middle of the beautiful Fijian ocean. To get there you will need to book a day tour that leaves from Port Denarau Marina. The scenic boat ride takes 45 minutes and once there you can enjoy delicious food and drinks, swim or snorkel in the clear warm water, and relax in the sun!
1. About Seventh Heaven
Simply put, Seventh Heaven is a premium floating day club located in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean surrounded by a pristine reef – the definition of heaven on Earth!
This unique 2-storey floating bar and restaurant is a 45-minute boat ride off the shore of Port Denarau, so you’re surrounded by water everywhere you look. Not just any water either, it’s the most beautiful, pristine water surrounding the Mamanuca Islands.
The main draw of visiting Seventh Heaven is its gorgeous location, but it also has amazing food, drinks, and activities so you will be occupied for hours. The positive, fun vibes here are truly something special!
We visited with a group of friends and had a blast drinking piña coladas, listening to great music, and feasting on some of the best food in all of Fiji! They offer table-side service (or lounge chair service if you’re laying out in the sun!) so you don’t have to head to the bar every time you need a refill.
You don’t have to simply sit and look at the beautiful water, you can get in and enjoy it too! You can snorkel around the reef, kayak, swim, or even take “the Leap of Faith” off a 5-meter (16-foot) diving board into the warm water below. The water is so enticing you can’t visit Seventh Heaven without jumping in!
On top of all that, they also offer massages in-house. Relaxation is taken very seriously here!
They also take sustainability very seriously, as the beautiful Nuku Reef surrounds the platform. They only use recycled products, are solar-powered, and are completely carbon neutral. Seventh Heaven also partners with Fiji’s largest coral planting organization. So you can visit here knowing that it isn’t harming the environment, but helping it!
The only way to reach Seventh Heaven is by taking a boat, so you must book a tour in advance to get out there. We prefer to book our tours through Viator because they have an easy cancellation policy, so if you need to change your plans you can do so up to 24 hours before the tour departs at no charge.
2. How do you get to Seventh Heaven?
Seventh Heaven is surrounded by the Mamanuca Islands, just off the west coast of Fiji, so the only way to get there is by boat!
To catch the ferry boat there and back, you must book a day tour like this one. Hotel pick-up is included for select hotels in the Denarau area, but if your hotel isn’t on the list you can just take a cab to the Port Denarau Marina to check in. Make sure you check in at least 30 minutes before departure at kiosk #5.
Seventh Heaven is open daily and you can choose to depart Port Denarau at either 9 am or 11 am. The boat ride is a 45-minute to 1-hour journey (depending on the weather), and the entire experience lasts about 6 hours including the time spent at Seventh Heaven and the boat rides there and back. This gives you ample time to explore everything Seventh Heaven has to offer!
Plus, the boat ride is incredibly scenic and really builds up the anticipation before getting to this ocean oasis.
Related Read: Another island experience we loved was visiting Tivua Island Fiji!
3. How much is Seventh Heaven?
Taking a tour to Seventh Heaven costs $73 USD. This includes your boat ride to and from Seventh Heaven and pick-up from select Denarau hotels. All meals or beverages are at your own expense, as well as some additional activities such as massages and renting snorkeling equipment ($7 USD per day).
However, food and drinks are very reasonably priced for being its own isolated island! We planned to spend a bit of money while here, just to have a full experience, but were pleasantly surprised at the affordable food and drink prices. You would still be able to have a great time here even if you are visiting Fiji on a budget.
It is worth noting that Seventh Heaven is completely cashless, and only accepts credit cards for payment at the establishment. They also charge an additional 3.5% credit card fee to your bill when paying. You can conveniently start a tab when you arrive and then just settle up at the end or pay as you go if you prefer.
We think this experience is worth every cent! It’s truly a unique place with the best tropical vibes and amazing Fijian staff – prepare to have the best day in paradise!
4. Do you need to book tickets in advance?
Using Viator to book makes it very simple because of their free cancellation policy, and they also offer buy now/pay later plans. So if your Fiji budget is getting stretched a bit thin, you can still participate in this incredible experience!
5. How long do you get at Seventh Heaven?
The amount of time spent at this floating paradise will depend on your departure time. If you book the 9 am departure time, you will get about 5 hours to spend on the platform and arrive back at Port Denarau around 4 pm.
If you book the 11 am departure you get around 4 hours total at Seventh Heaven. You will leave Port Denarau at 11 am and return around 5 pm. For this reason, we recommend doing the 9 am departure so that you can really maximize your time spent at Seventh Heaven!
We thought 5 hours was the perfect amount of time for a day trip from Denarau to explore the place, have lunch, swim, enjoy some drinks, and simply relax in this beautiful slice of paradise!
6. What is included in the Seventh Heaven tour?
Because Seventh Heaven is such a unique and isolated destination, you must book a tour to get here. This day tour includes hotel pick-up from select Denarau resorts, a shuttle to the port, and boat rides to and from the day club.
Upon reaching Seventh Heaven, you will receive a warm welcome from the staff and a complimentary welcome drink to settle into the scene. All other food and beverages are at your own expense.
You’re free to explore all over the platform and enjoy the water activities. Kayaks are available free to use for 30 minutes, but snorkeling costs $7 USD to rent the gear for the entire day.
There is also complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the pontoon. And you’ll have access to lounge chairs, washrooms (with flush toilets!), freshwater showers, and floating docks for sun-tanning on the water!
Why We Book Tours with Viator
Viator is a trusted online booking system for tours around the world! We almost always book our tours using Viator for a couple of reasons:
- Free cancellation on most tours – Most of the tours on Viator allow you to cancel and get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance. This is handy in case plans change, or if booking an outdoor activity, the weather forecast is looking grim.
- Reserve now and pay later – You can secure your spot on some of the most popular tours well in advance and not pay until closer to the day of the tour.
- Pay in your chosen currency – Avoid costly international transaction fees by choosing to pay in your home currency.
- Peace of mind – When booking with tour operators you find in person on the street or in small booking offices, you are often promised one thing and given another. This online platform holds tour operators accountable with a written description of inclusions as well as the opportunity for customers to leave reviews.
7. Are there reserved areas at Seventh Heaven?
Most of the areas on Seventh Heaven are first come, first serve, and there are a ton of options! It never felt crowded on the platform and there was plenty of space for everyone.
But if you want to secure a sun lounger you can choose to reserve on either the top or lower deck for an additional $14 USD per person.
They have a lot of lounge chairs upstairs and downstairs, as well as tables and couches to relax on. There are plenty of areas in the sun or shade, so you can switch it up as needed. The Fiji sun is pretty intense, so don’t overdo it in the heat!
8. How much are the food and drinks?
Like I said earlier, Seventh Heaven’s food and drink prices are quite affordable. When you’re looking at the menus, the prices are in Fijian Dollars, but if you’re used to paying with US or Canadian money, it’s a better deal!
Oftentimes, luxury resorts overprice these items, but not here! Beers are $12-$18 FJD ($5-$8 USD) and cocktails are around $26 FJD or roughly $11 USD each.
They are famous for their wood-fired pizzas (I can vouch that they are seriously good!). Twelve-inch pizzas are $34 FJD ($15 USD), and other entrees like fish and chips or burgers are typically around $30 FJD which is roughly $14 USD.
They try to accommodate food allergies as well. My dad, who is gluten-free, really enjoyed the gluten-free fish and chips option for lunch!
The prices are seriously good for this paradise restaurant! The quality of food and drinks is to die for. They also offer efficient table-side service, so you don’t have to elbow your way up to the bar each time you need a refill.
9. What should you bring to Seventh Heaven?
We recommend bringing a beach towel, swimsuit, credit card, ID/passport, biodegradable reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, change of clothes, and sunglasses.
Just make sure you don’t drop your sunglasses in the water! But if you do, the amazing staff may just jump into the water to get them for you like they did for our friend!
We also brought our underwater camera and had a great time taking pictures of each other jumping off the “Leap of Faith” into the water. And if you forget anything, there is also a shop on board that sells towels and sunscreen for purchase.
Please note that Seventh Heaven does not allow you to bring your own food or drinks.
Related Read: A visit to the Fiji Culture Village is another fun experience that you cannot miss while traveling in Fiji!
10. Are children allowed on Seventh Heaven?
Only children aged 10 and over are allowed to visit Seventh Heaven. This is for safety reasons as there are many areas where children could fall into the water and there are no lifeguards present.
Children must be watched by an adult at all times and life jackets are available upon request. There is also a lot of drinking that happens at Seventh Heaven, so as long as you are ok with your children being in that type of environment then I’m sure you will have a great time here as a family!
You can purchase children/teen tickets online for $60 USD for kids ages 10-16.
11. Can you get seasick on Seventh Heaven?
The pontoon is very stable, so you won’t even notice you’re floating, it feels like you’re on land. However, it is possible to get seasick on the boat ride over. It is a 45-minute journey and the water can be a little rough. If you are prone to seasickness, I recommend bringing some motion-sick medication just in case!
But, if you can manage a little queasiness to get here, you will completely forget your problems as soon as you’re lounging in the sun sipping on a cocktail!
12. Is visiting Seventh Heaven worth it?
Yes, we loved every second at Seventh Heaven! It’s one of the best Fiji island tours available. I mean it’s not every day that you get to spend hours in the middle of the beautiful Fijian ocean.
The food, drinks, and party-like atmosphere make this a great activity if you’re traveling with a group of friends. But even if you’re a solo traveler or on a romantic getaway in Fiji, you will have a great time on this day tour to Seventh Heaven. It is truly paradise!
Where to Stay in Fiji
There are so many great areas to stay around Fiji. You can choose to stay on the main island of Viti Levu or venture out to the smaller surrounding islands. With so many choices, it can be hard to narrow it down. To help, these are my top picks for each area in Fiji that fit a range of budgets.
Nadi – The Ramada
Located right on Wailoaloa Beach, the Ramada Suites by Wyndham is the most luxurious hotel in this area. It features an exclusive pool and restaurant for guest use only. It is the tallest building in the area offering incredible views of the coastline and sunsets!
Because of its close proximity to the airport (only a 15-minute drive), many people stay here for a night before or after their flight. It’s a good place to spend some time before catching a ferry out to an island. A King Studio Room with a sea view goes for around $200 USD. Check availability and book a stay at the Ramada here!
Port Denarau – Radisson Blu Fiji Resort
The Radisson Blu Resort is just stunning, and for what you get, the price is very reasonable too. This resort is just huge offering tons of activities for both families as well as couples. There is an adults-only pool as well as an area specifically for kids. It is beachfront and offers spa services as well.
Rooms here start from around $400 USD per night and range from standard hotel-style rooms with king beds or two queens, up to two-bedroom suites. Some rooms feature courtyard views while others have a view of the lagoon. All rooms have a balcony and minibar. Check availability and prices at the Radisson Blue Resort here!
Yasawa Islands – Barefoot Manta Island Resort
Barefoot Manta Island Resort is perfect for those wanting a real island getaway experience without paying huge amounts of money. Surrounded by a vibrant protected coral reef, this is the best place to go for ocean lovers. You can even swim with manta rays just off the shore from May- October!
You can easily get to Barefoot Manta Island Resort on the Yasawa Flyer ferry that departs Port Denarau regularly. The ride should take about 3 hours.
They offer dorm beds for only $29 USD a night. There are also private beachfront bungalows available starting at around $200 USD per night. Check prices and availability for Barefoot Manta Island Resort here!
Mamanuca Islands – Beachcomber Island Resort
Beachcomber Island Resort is one of the most popular island resorts to stay in Fiji. Its affordable pricing mixed with its close proximity to Viti Levu make it one of the best places to stay in Fiji. You can reach the Beachcomber Resort from Port Denarau by riding the Yasawa Flyer ferry. The ride should take about 2 hours.
There are many different rooms and bungalows to choose from – something for every budget! Remember all these prices also include ALL your meals. Dorm beds go for as little as $60 USD per night, whereas you can get a standard twin room for $225 USD. Check prices and availability at Beachcomber Island Resort here!
Coral Coast – Maui Palms
Mixing beach life and luxury, the Maui Palms is perfect for those wanting a bit of pampering on their holiday. There are lots of on-site activities and the snorkeling right in front of the resort is great. Expect an infinity pool, games room, bar, restaurant, and beautiful ocean-view villas with private balconies!
The location on the Coral Coast means you don’t need a boat to get there but can still experience some of the tranquility and beautiful beaches you might find on the smaller islands. There are also a few restaurants nearby, so you won’t be confined to the hotel.
Rooms and villas here start at around $250 USD and up. Check prices and availability for the Maui Palms here!
If you’re looking for more info about where to stay in Fiji, be sure to read our blog. It includes detailed info on each area, the best things to do nearby, prices, getting to hotels, and so much more.
Don’t get Caught without Travel Insurance!
We never travel without travel insurance! We’ve had a few instances during our travels when one of us has ended up in the hospital, and travel insurance has saved us thousands of dollars over the years!
SafetyWing is our go-to insurance, we both have policies with them whenever we travel.
They offer travel medical insurance that’s super affordable (only $45 USD per 4 weeks!)The only thing to note is that the insurance must be purchased once you’ve left your home country – we typically buy it as soon as we land at the airport.
We’ve personally used SafetyWing for many different trips, and we’ve been reimbursed for countless expenses when we’ve fallen ill. SafetyWing even covered our flights back to Canada in full when the pandemic first happened (when last-minute flights before the borders closed were super expensive!) While most travel insurance companies left people stranded, SafetyWing fully reimbursed us for our last-minute, pricey flights!
Also, because it is so affordable, there really is no excuse not to take out a policy. Check prices and get a quote online here with SafetyWing (you can even take out a policy if you’re already traveling!)
Thanks for reading!
There you have it, everything you need to know about visiting the magical Seventh Heaven in Fiji. I hope you found the answers you needed and are ready to book this great day trip. We can’t wait to return to Fiji and visit Seventh Heaven again – it’s that good!
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