— Nadi —

About Nadi, Fiji

Nadi is the gateway to Fiji and sits on the western coast of Viti Levu.

Nadi has a population of more than 71,000. Because of its proximity to the Nadi international airport, it essentially caters for tourists. Facilities include accommodation, restaurants, nightlife, duty free shopping, sightseeing tours and interisland cruises.

Nadi town itself is small in comparison to the capital, Suva, but is still a bustling centre of business with around 20 hotels for all budgets dotted along its undulating coastal fringe, providing holidaymakers with everything they desire. It also acts as a gateway to other Fijian regional destinations.

The starting point for many scenic tours and sporting activities, Nadi is close to Viseisei Village, regarded by most Fijians as the ‘foundation village’ of Fijian heritage and culture. Also close by in Sabeto are mud pools, zip-lining, Rise Beyond the Reef Shed Shop, Aviva Farm and Fiji’s largest privately owned gardens, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

Twenty kilometres north of Nadi Airport is the city of Lautoka, which is a major commercial and administrative centre. It is also an important seaport and home of Fiji’s Sugar Corporation, the largest sugar mill and the South Pacific’s largest distilleries. Trekking tours can be arranged to the nearby Koroyanitu National Park with great scenic views along the way.

Driving north past fields of sugarcane and the occasional glimpse of an offshore island, are the towns of Ba and Tavua. In Ba, you can visit the local markets, pick up some handicrafts and fresh seasonal vegetables or take a trip to the picturesque Navala village in the Nausori Highland, the only village in Fiji where the majority of houses are still bures.

This region known as the Suncoast, is a strikingly beautiful stretch of countryside along Viti Levu’s western and northern coast with a cluster of resorts on the peninsula. This land of abundant sunshine, azure skies and dramatic grass-covered peaks is chequered with sugar-cane fields, rural villages and quaint market towns. The offshore islands of Nananu-i-Ra offer great hiking, diving, kiteboarding and windsurfing.

From Nadi you can visit the historical Momi gun site, bunkers and gun emplacements installed to repel a World War II invasion that thankfully never eventuated. Or embark on a cross-island hike with Talanoa Treks – Fiji’s only dedicated hiking company.

There are day cruises to both island and jungle locations and cruise boats depart Port Denarau Marina to the Mamanuca Islands.

If scuba diving is one of your hobbies, why not join one of the schooners departing from the Denarau Marina at 9.30 am daily. You can choose between one- or two-day dive programs. Non-divers are catered for with snorkelling equipment.

Where to Stay

Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel
Right on the famous Wailoaloa Beach, Smugglers Cove is centrally located on Nadi Bay and is just a 15-minute drive from the Nadi International Airport, Nadi Town and Port Denarau Marina. Renown as a fun and excit... View More »
Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay Resort & Spa
Discover Fiji’s newest premium resort destination, located only 15 minutes from Nadi International Airport with local landmarks and attractions only a short stroll or drive away. Stretching along Nadi Bay’s s... View More »
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Wailoaloa Beach Fiji
Fiji’s newest four-star, beachfront suites feature spectacular sunsets with 360-degree rooftop scenic viewing overlooking Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi Bay and nearby Mamanuca Islands. A hidden gem that’s also conve... View More »
Wyndham Garden Wailoaloa Beach Fiji
Bliss out on Wailoaloa Beach in a modern oceanside hotel right on the beachfront, and not far from Nadi attractions and the International Airport. This centrally located, modern beachfront property offers accommo... View More »