Nadi

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Fiji’s tourism hub is more than just a transfer point; Nadi also offers relaxing beaches, challenging golf courses, ancient temples and hot springs.

Nadi is located on the west side of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. The city is a good place to shop in the busy downtown area, relax on the beach or learn about local history at an ancient temple. Attractions range from a well-kept 18-hole golf course, to a beautiful orchid garden, to hot springs.

Sun yourself at Wailoaloa Beach or New Town Beach, which offer hotels, restaurants and shops. Dining options include a mix of traditional Chinese, Fijian and Indian dishes, as well as Western favorites.

Green thumbs will delight in the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, located about 10 minutes’ drive north of Nadi. Raymond Burr, most famous for playing the TV character Perry Mason, began this garden in the late 1970s. The impressive orchid collection now features more than 2,000 species and the site is still home to Burr’s holiday house, which is open to visitors for a fee additional to the entry fee to the gardens. The gardens are every day except Sunday.

Check out Port Denarau. Shoppers will enjoy ocean views while they sip a coffee, dine in an upscale restaurant or find something unique at one of the boutiques.

Visit the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere, showcasing traditional Indian architecture.

After shopping and sightseeing, relax in the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, not far from the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. You pay a small fee to visit the springs and mud pool, and if you want extreme relaxation, pay an additional fee for a massage.

Stay safe in Nadi by taking taxis and adventuring during daylight hours. Avoid overcrowded and empty areas. Never carry valuables and watch out for pickpockets. Do not leave your bags outside of religious sites “out of respect;” they will be gone when you return.

Where to stay in Nadi

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
5 out of 5
Resort Drive, Denarau Island, Nadi
The price is $153 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Denarau Beach, and Port Denarau. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"Reasonable rate and excellent facilities with spotless rooms."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
5 out of 5
Beachfront, Denarau Island, Nadi
The price is $194 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Denarau Beach, Port Denarau, and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau ...
4/5 Very Good! (997 reviews)
"I arrived for check-in by booking through Wotif, but the hotel was not officially open until the next day. The Duty Manager arranged a room for me despite that confusion and i was treated like a Prince. I was the single and sole occupant of the hotel and all the staff treated me like family. This ..."

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
Denarau Island, Nadi
The price is $155 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Denarau Beach, Port Denarau, and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau Golf ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Beach and ocean views from the majority of rooms is amazing"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ratsun Nadi Airport Apartment Hotel
Ratsun Nadi Airport Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Queens Rd, Namaka, Nadi
The price is $53 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Namaka Market and within 6 mi (10 km) of Wailoaloa Beach and Naisoso Island. Sri Siva Subramaniya ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (287 reviews)
"Pros: nearby grocery stores, drug store, bank, money changer, airport. Cons: no free wifi"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Ratsun Nadi Airport Apartment Hotel
The Terraces Apartments Resort
The Terraces Apartments Resort
3.5 out of 5
Denarau Island, Nadi
The price is $127 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
This family-friendly Nadi aparthotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau Beach and Denarau Golf ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (580 reviews)
"Good location, could leave our bags for a later transfer. Some items missing in room (sink plug, airer) and night ist stairs, but lots of room and they offered us late checkout."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The Terraces Apartments Resort
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Wailoaloa Beach Fiji
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Wailoaloa Beach Fiji
4.5 out of 5
14 Wasawasa Road, Nadi Bay, Nadi
The price is $97 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Wailoloa, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wailoaloa Beach, Namaka Market, and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (240 reviews)
"Clean room beautiful service 😊"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Ramada Suites by Wyndham Wailoaloa Beach Fiji
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Nadi

Using local transportation in Nadi is a great way to meet the locals and you’ll be making new friends in no time, not to mention paying a fraction of the cost of private transportation. Buses are cheap and plentiful, but best avoided if it’s raining, as there are often only canvas blinds for windows. For a similar price, you can flag down a carrier, which is a pickup truck with a makeshift roof on the back. Visit the Land Transport Authority website.Browse Nadi rental cars.

Best time to visit

The period between January and March sees heavy rainfall in Nadi, with the possibility of thunderstorms and cyclones. The rain eases off come April and May, which is a good time to visit, before Fiji gets busier (and more expensive) during the peak months from June to August. Whenever you visit, there’s no need to pack for the cold – average highs are in at least the mid 80s F (low 30s C) year round.

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