Nadi

Nadi

Overview

With sunshine, swaying palm tree, snorkeling and friendly locals, it’s easy to relax to Fiji-time in Nadi. Surrounded by endless coral reefs, lush tropic vegetation and beaches - the South Pacific island has all you’ll need for a tropical beach holiday.

Stay at a world-class resort, swim in huge swimming pools or just bask on one of the many sun-beds, there’s no doubt about - Nadi is place to begin your Fijian trip or for a stopover. A short ride to from Nadi airport will land you at Denarau Island, home of luxury beach front resorts including the Sheraton and Hilton, making the oasis easy to get to. If you’re heading to other resorts on neighbouring islands such as Mamanuca Islands, these are just a short boat cruise away, around one hour from Port Denarau Marina. Heading further out to the stunning Yasawa Islands? The endless stretches of white sand and beaches are a three hour boat trip from the marina.

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Flights to Nadi

Places to stay

Not only is Nadi a gateway to the surrounding sun drenched tropical isles of Fiji’s Western Division, its international beachfront hotels are an ideal place to stay to relax with endless recreation activities. Each of the five-star resorts offer something unique from beachfront weddings, adult-only pools, kids club, water-sports plus a range of restaurants to choose from.

Fiji is one of the most family-friendly holiday destinations with babysitting services, children’s menu’s and playgrounds including Big Bula waterpark - the world’s largest inflatable waterpark. If you’re planning a honeymoon, wedding or romantic getaway – Fiji truly sets a romantic scene with private beachfront dining experiences. Adventure seekers and backpackers are catered for too – with budget hotel and apartments available to book, located close to Nadi city centre.

Things to do

Dining

Downtown Nadi offers a variety of local and international culinary delights, most commonly focused around Fijian seafood, exotic fruits and cassava. Kokoda is a favourite traditional dish to try –a local species of fish marinated in lime juice and served in taro leaves. For a truly Fijian cultural experience, head to the markets to try Kava the local beverage.

The resorts offer a unique combination of Indian, Japanese and Chinese cuisines with top chefs creating delicious grilled seafood dishes and crab curry. On the marina at Port Denarau, it’s a bustling dining spot offering a number of eateries that especially cater for tourists. 

Shopping

Nadi town is a popular shopping spot selling Fijian handcrafts like Kava bowls, handmade jewellery, woven handbags and pottery. Shopping outlets are available at Denarau marina with a supermarket, surf shop for any last minute supplies before heading out to the islands.

Attractions

Nadi offers a range of experiences and a rich culture combined with breath taking beauty.

  • Mud Pool Tour - If you've never been covered in mud from head to toe, it’s an experience not to be missed. With claimed age-defying benefits and healing powers, it just feels…..interesting.   
  • Zipline Nadi. Ride one of 16 giant zip lines high above the treetops.
  • Don't miss this awesome Go Dirty Tours adventure for all ages and group sizes. Whether you're splashing through mud puddles, crossing rivers, or taking in spectacular views - you're going to have a blast. 
  • Visit the Kalevu cultural centre and learn about the culture, history and traditions of the Fijian people.
  • Take an adrenalin fuelled two and half hour guided safari on jet skis around tropical islands and stop to snorkel. 
  • Hire a mountain bike or take a tour and explore Nadi's interior dirt track whilst meeting friendly locals.
  • Take a trip back in time on a tour to the Navala authentic village and experience traditional Fijian culture where villagers still live in traditional thatched roof bures.

Quick facts

Currency

Currency

Fijian Dollar (FJD)

Electricity

Electricity

240V/ 50Hz

Population

Population

908,000

Seasons

Seasons

With a warm tropical climate which rarely moves out of the 26-31°C, it's no wonder Fiji is one of the world's great holiday playgrounds. The best Fiji weather is late March through to early December. November to March is wet season although this tends to be in short sharp bursts.

Getting around

Getting from the airport

Flights to Fiji arrive at Nadi International Airport, after which you will require a transfer to your hotel or island if you are leaving the mainland.

You can fly to the larger Fiji islands like Vanua Levu, otherwise you will have to book a boat, such as the catamaran transfer we offer to Denarau. On the smaller Fiji islands such as Kadavu, the only transport available is on local boats or resort owned catamarans.

In and around the city

Getting around Nadi is easy and cheap. There is a good network of busses, carriers and ferries for travel within the main islands. Hiring a car is also a good way to explore Nadi.  

Nadi car hire

Book car hire with Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. Qantas Frequent Flyer members could earn Qantas Points^ with Avis and Budget.

Getting you there

Your flight with Qantas

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Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ** Prices are per room, per night and vary depending on date of check in, length of stay and room type. Conditions apply.

Disclaimer: ~ Qantas activities are provided by Viator. Conditions apply.