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Visit Nadi

Relax on beautiful beaches, challenge yourself on an 18-hole golf course or visit an ancient temple in the international gateway to Fiji.

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.

Top hotels in Nadi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
5 out of 5
Resort Drive, Denarau Island, Nadi
NZ$186
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19

Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Port Denarau and Port Denarau ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,682 reviews)

"really enjoyed our stay here . friendly staff, clean rooms , great pool,enjoyed the restaurants thanks Radisson Blu ."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
Denarau Island, Nadi
NZ$190
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15

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! (2,469 reviews)

"I loved the pool. The staff were amazing! Also loved the BBQ. We had so much fun. We visited the other resorts at Denerau and they def weren't as lovely as the hilton"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
5 out of 5
Beachfront, Denarau Island, Nadi
NZ$214
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,662 reviews)

"This was our second stay at Sofitel Fiji. I love this place and the people. It was under renovation and the usual stores were closed but this didn’t hinder our holiday. We love the food and it’s a great place for kids. Felt really safe. I would definitely love to go back when all the renovations ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa

Popular things to do in Nadi

Port Denarau
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Port Denarau

4/5(677 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(146 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(86 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$55

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$122

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$87

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$161

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.

Mud Pool Tour with Sri Siva Subramaniya & Garden of the Sleeping Giant
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Mud Pool Tour with Sri Siva Subramaniya & Garden of the Sleeping Giant

NZ$87

Take time to explore the region around Nadi city, getting to know the natural and cultural allure of the area. Discover the amazing Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple, browse local markets, walk through the flourishing Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and soak in a thermal mud pool all in a single day.

Half-Day Finding Nemo Cruise to South Sea Island
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Half-Day Finding Nemo Cruise to South Sea Island

NZ$89

For the greatest fun under the sun you can’t beat a day at South Sea Island, the closest day trip island. Just 30-minutes from Denarau aboard a high speed catamaran, the uninhabited island is surrounded by crystal clear waters and magnificent coral reefs.

Reviews of Nadi

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
301
5 - Excellent 26.12847222222222%
4 - Good
528
4 - Good 45.833333333333336%
3 - Okay
271
3 - Okay 23.524305555555557%
2 - Disappointing
38
2 - Disappointing 3.298611111111111%
1 - Terrible
14
1 - Terrible 1.2152777777777777%

4/5 - Good

Emily

Jan 28, 2020

Great for a quick trip away with the family if you are after a resort holiday.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

Denarau is it own island, to get to the town of Nadi is a taxi ride away. However still plenty of options of activities and dining if you stay within the island. Had a great stay and we’ll definitely return.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

I didn't leave the resort that much. No time. Spent most of my time on the islands

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Too expensive around the resorts and to go in town (Nadi) was a bit of an effort and wasn’t sure about it!

1/5 - Terrible

Jenny

Jan 20, 2020

Nadi is dirty with locals trying to extort money out of tourists by selling whatever services they can. Will not be returning.

4/5 - Good

Kathryn

Jan 19, 2020

Didn’t see any of it. Just hotel. Transmitting the next day.