An ideal place to call homebase on the main island, Nadi has all you need for eating, shopping, sun-worshipping and more. 

If you need more reasons to stay in Nadi, other than the fact that it’s got all the amenities you’d expect from one of Fiji’s largest cities, consider this: it’s home to the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere, beautiful gardens including the Waqadra Botanical Gardens and the Garden of the Sleeping Giant (with its gorgeous orchids), and it’s near one of Fiji’s best beaches: Natadola Beach. You can see why Nadi is most travellers’ first port of call when exploring Fiji.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nadi

What is there to see and do in Nadi?

Those that have the patience and perseverance to venture beyond the tourist traps will find plenty of authentic travel experiences in and around Nadi. Sri Subramaniya Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Adorned with ornate carvings and a technicolour paint job, it's the perfect antidote to the ramshackle city centre. If you're finding the heat a bit hard to deal with, you'll be glad to know that Wailoaloa Beach and Newtown Beach are just a taxi ride away. One of the city's more unique sights is the Nadi Garden of the Sleeping Giant. This private garden opens its doors Monday through to Sunday, allowing you to meander through its winding paths and admire its impressive collection of tropical orchids.

Where's the best place to unwind while I'm in transit?

Got a few hours to kill before you hop on that boat to another island? Pull up a stool at a bar or chill out at a restaurant. Order a drink and have a chat to the bartender or wait staff. Just be sure to keep an eye on your watch - hours quickly slip away when you're on island time!

What kind of day trips can I take around Nadi?

With its proximity to Port Denarau, Nadi is a great base for day trips out to the Mamanuca Islands. Want to experience what it's like to be a castaway? Hop aboard a cruise out to the uninhabited Monuriki Island, the real-life setting of the classic Tom Hanks film. This is not to be confused with "Castaway Island", an unrelated but equally beautiful place to journey out to. You'll also find plenty of boats ready to ferry you to Fiji's most popular diving and snorkelling spots.

Where are the best shopping spots in Nadi?

From local handicrafts to electronics, you'll find everything you're looking for in Nadi. Hunt down a bargain in air-conditioned department stores such as Prouds and Jack's of Fiji. If you're looking to get closer to the source, pick up some souvenirs at the Nadi Handicraft Market. Here locals showcase a range of wares - just be careful buying anything made of wood. If it's untreated, it may be confiscated on the way back into Australia.