If you're looking for a lively, multicultural destination in Fiji, Nadi is the place. Situated on the western coastline of Viti Levu, Nadi is the largest of Fiji's more than 300 islands. The primary port of entry is Nadi International Airport (NAN), just 9 km north of town. Once you arrive, you’ll find the main street, Queens Road—nope, no apostrophe—bustling with activity as Fijian music emanates from storefronts and homes.
During your Nadi holiday, learn more about Hindu culture at the Sri Subramaniya temple, located at the southern end of Queens Road. The largest Hindu temple in the entire Southern Hemisphere provides many helpful guides ready to explain its distinctive artwork and architecture. Some of Fiji's natural wonders lie just beyond Nadi, so don on your backpack and trek through rainforests during the day, and then chill on the beach as you watch the sunset. Coral diving and snorkelling are popular among eco-tourists, and water lovers will want to look into paddleboard, kayak or jet ski rentals. With a Nadi car hire, you're free to explore Viti Levu from coast to coast. Along the way, you'll find lush valleys framed by towering mountains. The tallest of these peaks, Mount Tomanivi, is just east of Nadi. Koroyanitu National Heritage Park is less than a half-hour away by car. Once you’re there, hike through dakua forests and waterfalls.
At the south end of Queens Road, you'll find stalls at the Nadi Handicraft Market. Look for baskets woven from the durable leaves of the pandanus palm, work out a good price on a carved tanoa bowl or purchase some locally crafted masi cloth. If you want to savour a meal while hanging out on a boat (look at you, living large!), try a sunset dinner cruise there's no denying that fresh lobster tastes even better when you're being serenaded by local musicians and you can feel the ocean breeze. Restaurants found along Nadi Bay cater to every palate, and you can enjoy dishes like Thai fish atop lime slices or prawns served with papaya salsa.
Backpackers coming in from the mountains may want to simply kick back at an outdoor cafe with Wi-Fi to reconnect with friends back home (and post some awe-inspiring pictures of your adventure up on social media, of course). If you’re up for a good party, you'll be happy to hear that Nadi has some of the best clubs in Fiji. Live music and DJs are easy to find on weekends, especially in the city's Martintar neighbourhood. There's something for everyone, from high-end cocktail bars to eclectic surfer hangouts.
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