Bucket List: Cloud 9


Floating piece of Paradise


When looking outside today in Sydney, you’re mind will be tempted to start thinking about a possible escape to a place with just a little more sun. We found a place we think you'd find quite cool. Because if you thought sipping on cocktails by the pool at a resort was the ultimate tropical happy hour, think again. 


Meet Cloud 9 – an incredible floating two-story bar in the middle of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. Surrounded by clear, aqua water that you can dive into anytime you feel like it, Cloud 9 will have you wishing it were your local watering hole. With its chilled out bar vibe, authentic wood-fired Italian pizza oven, panoramic island views and access to epic water toys like kayaks, surfboards, snorkeling gear and jet skis, Cloud 9 is the kind of place perfect holiday advertisements are based on. This tropical paradise accommodates up to 100 island holiday goers at a time, giving it an exclusive, private bar kind of feel.


fiji cloud 9

So if you’d like the biggest decision of your day to be whether to chill on a deck chair or a daybed while sipping on ice-cold deliciousness from a coconut with a piece of pizza in your hand, then Cloud 9 in Fiji needs to be moved to the top of your travel bucket list. Prepare to have your tropical mind blown. Oh and if you feel like getting active. It has one of the best surf spots called "cloudbreak" right on its doorstep.