Fiji island bar beautifully combines functionality and comfort

Feb 1, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. ET

Everyone dreams of escaping from the daily grind once in a while, and we may have just discovered a getaway that we previously thought existed only in our dreams.

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Behold, Cloud 9 — and really, no other name would be quite as apt for this luxurious getaway. Located in the Ro Ro Reef in the stunning Mamanuca Islands is Fiji's tourist attraction Cloud 9, a floating bar and watersports venue with the most picturesque backdrop you could ever imagine.

Cloud 9 is a floating bar in Fiji's islands
Image: Cloud 9

The two-level floating platform has something for everyone, so if you want to lie in the sun all day, there are sundecks with daybeds, and if you want to just chill out, then there are hanging chairs and benches to relax on once you've had a swim in the deep turquoise ocean.

Floating bar in Fiji islands
Image: Cloud 9

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Not one for relaxing? Cloud 9 is also a floating bar and pizzeria, so you can indulge in Italian pizzas from a wood-fired oven and sip on sweet cocktails, all while experiencing the joys of the ocean.

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Plus, there's no need to worry about holding in your bathroom activities, because there are two environmentally friendly toilets on board (Cloud 9 is also proud to be supporting the Mamanuca Environmental Society). There are two staff fully trained in first aid, and Class 5 captains are on board at all times to look after you.

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And the best thing? It's open to weddings — because this is officially our dream wedding spot — as well as to parties and conferences. Any corporate function would certainly be a lot more enjoyable at this venue.

Floating bar in Fiji's islands
Image: Cloud 9

Now the good part — how the heck do we get there?

According to the official website of Tourism Fiji, it's actually pretty easy, as it takes only a 15-minute speedboat from Musket Cove Resort and neighbouring resorts, and if you find yourself at Port Denarau, it's only 30 minutes longer.

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However, good things don't come for free. This water haven looks incredible, and we're guessing it comes with a hefty price tag — which is not advertised anywhere on its website. If you do want to get in touch, you can make a booking here.

Are you already planning your next holiday to Fiji? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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