Nadi is the entry-point to Fiji and therefore, most accessible of all Fijian islands. It is also centrally located and a hub of entertainment, history, culture and water sports. From day-tours of the town to jet skiing in the Pacific harbour, everything is but a few minutes away.
The Denarau marina is a short ride away from Nadi. Travellers will find luxury yachts, expeditionary vessels, fishing charters, tall ship cruises and all varieties of sailing options here, a short cab ride from Nadi.
Hosting the busiest airport in Fiji, Nadi (pronounced ‘Na-n-di’) is a hub of activities, attractions, culture and general bonhomie.
It has one of the largest concentrations of population at little over 50,000 as well as the biggest group of hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and land/water sporting activities in the island nation. With a recently-renovated International Airport, Nadi (and in turn, Fiji itself) has become more accessible to the world.
Established as a township in 1947, Nadi grew as a melting pot of cultures, ethnicity, cuisines and religions over time to become today’s smorgasbord of visual and sensory delights. As a result, there is a great deal to see, shop and eat in Nadi. A walk down its high street will see travellers listening to Indian movie tunes, Chinese tracks and being serenaded by local shops to see their wares. Culturally, Nadi is a treasure-trove as it houses the biggest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere, a mosque a few streets down and a plethora of churches. A visit to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant will enchant visitors with rare and profuse blooms of tropical orchids, a Fijian love-note from Hollywood actor Raymond Burr.
Then, there are beaches. Since the town has an excellent transport system of public buses, taxis and car rentals, moving around is never a problem. Nadi is close to Wailoaloa and Newtown beaches, great spots for idly watching burnished sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.
As a gateway town, it is also a launching point for great many tours, island escapes and activities. A short hop away is Denarau, a manmade island with top-notch luxury resorts, a bustling port and a host of charming restaurants, bistros and pubs perfect for clubbing. A recommendation: Do check out the kava bars. With several ‘noble varieties’ of yaqona, a kava session is a different experience in itself.
The Mamanucas, a group of 20-odd ancient volcanic islands is also a jump and a skip away from Nadi. They are possibly the some of the most beautiful collection of islands with high volcanic peaks, lush tropical forests, waterfalls and white sand beaches.
As a starting point to a proper Fijian sojourn, Nadi is the perfect town to soak in the culture and the warmth of the people. Check out Hideaway Holidays’ collection of hotels in Nadi below to know more about our all-inclusive deals on the best holiday deals in Fiji. At any point of time, if you need expert advice, just fill out the enquiry form and relax. Additionally, you can chat with our South Pacific Specialists on 1300 991 751 to know more about Nadi, Fiji and how to bring about the perfect Fiji getaway!