Nadi in Fiji is a great place for travellers to eat, drink and shop. A bustling tourism hub on Viti Levu’s west coast. Main Street offers plenty of options for retail therapy, with the latest Hindi or Fijian music playing from every storefront. Close proximity to Denarau Island and its wide range of quality accommodation also make Nadi an ideal base before you head out to discover the rest of Fiji. Nadi has a huge range of tours and activities – both on and off the water. Jet skis, SUPs and Hobie cats are readily available at most resorts.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Fiji is from late October to early November when the cost of getting and staying here has not yet reached its peak, the weather is dry, settled and warm and the beaches and resorts are far less crowded as school is still in at this time of year. Peak season occurs between July and September, when the weather is dry and sunny.
Top Places to Visit in Nadi
1. Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Travel through the beautiful Sabeto Valley to the Gardens of the Sleeping Giant, where you will discover the largest orchid collection in Fiji. Enjoy a 360 degree view of the island from Vuda Lookout, and enjoy a tropical fruit juice and seasonal fruits from the orchard as you relax in a Fijian Bure.
2. Viseisei Village
The legendary landing site of the first Fijians where you will be shown through the village and handicraft displays. There is a crafts center at the Nadi side of the village. You can stop there and ask if someone can take you to see the centennial (1835-1935) monument marking the arrival of the missionaries. Opposite the monument is the bure of the chief or tui vuda. In the middle of the village is a large Methodist church with a monument commemorating the arrival of the missionaries.
3. Wailoaloa Beach
Wailioaloa Beach is a 1/2 mile stretch of brown sand butbis the best beach in the Nadi area. On its north end is Travellers Beach Resort and to the south is Club Fiji . The beach is popular with local families that swim there (adults swim usually fully clothed) or beer drinkers, particularly on the weekends. At Club Fiji or Travellers one can buy a beer a meal and/or use the hotel facilities.
Being a volcanic island covered with mountainous terrain and tropical forests, Fiji is also the perfect place for Zip Line tours.. It’s truly an amazing experience to be safely harnessed in and “flying” through all that exotic beauty. An unprecedented adventure of 5km of ziplines woven into a truly spectacular wildness settings of caves, canyons and mountaintops. Soaring higher, faster and longer than ever before these 16 giant ziplines offer, jaw-dropping speeds, breath taking ocean views with the added adventure of limestone cave exploration. In this, you’ll experience three different ecosystems.