Situated on the west coast of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu, Nadi is the country’s third-biggest city. It is very easy to get to, with the country’s largest airport, Nadi International Airport, located less than 10 kilometres away, meaning that it serves as a transfer hub for tourists travelling to other islands in the Fijian archipelago. However, Nadi is much more than just a place to pass through en route – there are plenty of things to see and do in this bustling city.

Shopaholics will delight in Port Denarau Shopping Centre, which offers the largest retail shopping and dining experience anywhere in Fiji. The centre also boasts seven world-class restaurants, including Fiji’s one and only Hard Rock Café. Visitors can browse the shops to find something special to buy or dine in one of the excellent restaurants while gazing out over the ocean.

The busy central area of the city is also a great place to find somewhere to eat, with a wide range of different cuisines on offer, including traditional Fijian, Indian, Chinese and Western. There are plenty of shops in this area, too.

To experience an example of Fiji’s architectural and cultural diversity, make sure you pay a visit to the impressive Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. The architectural magnificence of this place of worship will take your breath away. It is a vibrant and colourful showcase of Dravidian architecture, an architectural style which is rarely seen outside India.

It’s also worthwhile visiting the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Covering 20 hectares, this garden features a native forest, a serene lily pond and an impressive collection of over 2,000 different species of orchid.

There are plenty of options for relaxation after a tiring few hours of shopping and sightseeing. Bask in the sunshine at Wailoaloa Beach, Newtown Beach or Denarau Island. Indulge yourself in the therapeutic Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, which are believed by locals to have healing properties due to their high sulphur content. Or head to Nadi Airport Golf Club to tee off and play a relaxing, yet challenging, round of golf.

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Top hotels in Nadi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
5 out of 5
Beachfront, Denarau Island, Nadi
NZ$200
per night
17 Nov. - 18 Nov.

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,621 reviews)

"Sofitel is always good, we love coming here with the kids for a break, we realised the Hotel was under construction so was not as good this time as other visits however once that is finished it should be good again, we did miss the top cocktail bar though"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2019

Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
Denarau Island, Nadi
NZ$218
per night
11 Nov. - 12 Nov.

Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Denarau Beach, Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau Golf ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,366 reviews)

"Loved the size of our room and bathroom, the people/staff were simply amazing, so friendly! Loved the little bula express to get around the property and the separate adult and family areas. Would happily go back!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2019

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
5 out of 5
Resort Drive, Denarau Island, Nadi
NZ$163
per night
21 Nov. - 22 Nov.

Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,571 reviews)

"The resort is very clean and safe. The staff are friendly and helpful. The grounds are well maintained, and there are a number of restaurant options and a small minimart (note you just can’t eat minimart food in public areas). Rooms are nice with good facilities although a little cold with the aircon ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2019

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

Popular activities in Nadi

Port Denarau
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Port Denarau

4/5(566 reviews)

Once the site of a mangrove swamp, this gorgeous marina is now a hub for shopping and dining as well as a point of departure for Fiji’s famous Mamanuca and Yasawa islands.

Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
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Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

4/5(119 reviews)

This impressive Hindu Temple, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is dedicated to the god of the seasonal rains.

Cloud 9 Fiji
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Cloud 9 Fiji

4/5(73 reviews)

Participating in watersports, sunbathing, sipping cocktails and eating pizza on the sea are the big attractions at this floating restaurant in a Fijian archipelago.

Top activities in Nadi

Nadi Half-Day Tour
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Nadi Half-Day Tour

NZ$57

Visit some of Fiji’s most unusual and fantastic locales with this guided exploration of its traditional villages, botanical gardens, craft markets, and even a towering Hindu temple outside of Nadi.

Sunset Dinner Cruise
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Sunset Dinner Cruise

NZ$126

As the sky streaks pink, head for the open seas on an enchanting and romantic dinner cruise along Fiji’s peaceful waters. Dine on a succulent barbecued meal, take in a live Fijian cultural performance, and soak up the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the Pacific.

South Sea Island Finding Nemo Day Cruise
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South Sea Island Finding Nemo Day Cruise

NZ$90

A fun family day in Fiji! South Sea Island is perfect for families with small children! If you would like a short trip out to South Sea Island to suit the kids, then this is the cruise for you.

Full-Day Savala Island Escape & Cultural Experience with Lunch
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Full-Day Savala Island Escape & Cultural Experience with Lunch

NZ$165

Cruise across Nadi Bay's tranquil waters on a full-day escape to Savala Island—a paradise off the coast of Fiji feels that like a vacation within in vacation. Relax on the beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and enjoy unlimited rides on a glass-bottom boat while absorbing the oasis' local flavor.

Cloud 9 Fiji Day Trip Including Food and Beverage Voucher
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Cloud 9 Fiji Day Trip Including Food and Beverage Voucher

NZ$164

Cloud 9 is Fiji's only two level floating platform with an internationally stocked bar and Italian wood-fired pizzeria surrounded by turquoise blue water and picturesque views. The trip includes complimentary hotel transfers from resorts in Nadi and Denarau areas and a FJD60 bar tab per person.

Cloud 9 Day Trip with Return Transfers Plus Food&Bar Credit
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Cloud 9 Day Trip with Return Transfers Plus Food&Bar Credit

NZ$164

Discover Cloud 9, Fiji's 2-level floating paradise located in the middle of the ocean, the pristine waters of the Mamanuca Islands at Ro Ro Reef. Join Cloud 9 for a signature seasonal cocktail, internationally stocked bar, and Italian wood-fired pizza surrounded by blue waters and picturesque views.