Nadi is the bustling hub of Fiji, Surrounded by tropical beaches and seemingly endless ocean, offering a multi-cultural town with great places to eat, drink and shop.
International travellers will fly into Nadi before heading off to other resorts on neighbouring islands or areas. However Nadi is still a good base for your trip as it offers a wide range of accommodation, close access to Denarau and Mamanucas islands.
Apart from the usual diving and snorkelling Nadi offers sought after experiences and rich culture combined with breath taking beauty.
Visit the Kalevu cultural centreOpens external site in a new window and learn about the culture, history and traditins of the Fijian people.
Take an adrenalin fuelled two and half hour guided safari on jet skisOpens external site in a new window around tropical islands and stop to snorkel.
Hire a mountain bikeOpens external site in a new window 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 villageOpens external site in a new window and experience traditional Fijian culture where villagers still live in traditional thatched roof bures.
There's a reason why Nadi is considered a hub and stopover point in Fiji, because it's the gateway to 300 islands and numerous dive spots.
Explore Fiji Islands
Get a taste of Fiji with our snapshot of islands which might take your fancy in Fiji. If none of those appeal, never fear, there are three hundred more Fijian islands to choose from. Consider the following or browse our enormous range of Fiji hotels to get some more ideas.
Fiji’s new five star island, featuring several major international chain hotels, offers quintessential Fijian luxury with beach front rooms and five huge swimming pools to relax with your family and friends. Add to that kids clubs, plunge pools and wonderful views out to the volcanic islands and you have the ultimate luxury holiday.
Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group
Discover Fiji’s rich colonial past in the Lomaiviti islands. With Unesco World Heritage Site at Levuka and plenty of local villages, you’ll get a real taste of Fijian life.
If you are looking for the place where all the postcard pictures of Fiji come from, the popular Mamanucas, featuring islands such as Malolo Island, Castaway Island and Treasure Island, are the place to go. Heaving with hotels, dive operators and thousands of tourists, a quiet getaway it is not, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find the perfect fantasy island holiday. Sonaisali Island resort, Plantation Island resort and Matamanoa Island resort are just some of the luxury resorts perfect for a Fiji wedding or a holiday with kids.
Free from internet, banks, roads and cruise ships, the pristine island chain of the Yasawa Islands in the west of Fiji is for some, the ultimate escape. With access via catamaran only from Nadi, it’s popular with backpackers and luxury travellers for its natural untouched beauty. One of Yasawa Islands is Turtle Island. The private island only accommodates 14 couples and has some of the most breathtaking panoramic views all from the comfort of your luxurious Fijian villa.
With the soft corals offshore and the Wasali Nature Reserve within its bounds, Fiji’s second largest island is popular with divers and adventure lovers. The Vanua Levu Island is home to the uber-luxury resorts Namale Resort & Spa and Jean Michel Cousteau Resort near the town of Savusavu.
Diving in Fiji
Diving is almost mandatory in Fiji and catered for beginners to advance divers. It's considered a to do on any diver's bucket list as the variety of coral reef and marine wildlife is vast and dependant on where you dive. Check out some of the best spots:
Situated within the Vanua Levu group of Fiji islands and known as 'the soft coral capital of the world', Taveuni is a place of big reef fish and incredibly colourful soft corals. It is home to the highly rated sites of 'Rainbow Reef’ and the famous ‘Great White Wall’.
The ultimate live-aboard diving experience, Bligh Water lays claim to be Fiji’s best world class dive destination. Surrounded by the picturesque islands of Koro, Wakaya and Namena in the Koro Sea, Bligh waters is a treasure trove of tropical ocean life.
Kadavu Island is the best place to experience true Fijian culture without compromising good diving. Renowned for the famous ‘Astrolobe Reef’, you'll find mantas playing over vast fields of pristine hard corals. It's easily the best diving in southern Fiji.
If you are looking for a shark feeding dive then Viti Levu is the place to go. Experienced divers and thrill seekers head to these dive sites which are the easiest to access when you arrive at Fiji’s mainland.
Close to Fiji’s main island Nadi, Beqa Lagoon offers a convenient diving resort with a good variety of marine life. It's popular for less experienced divers and those with only a little time on their hands.
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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 from the airport
Flights to Fiji arrive at Nadi International Airport, after which you will require a transfer to your hotelOpens external site 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 DenarauOpens external site. 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
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