Upon arrival at Fiji’s International Airport in Nadi, the first words you are likely to hear are Bula! That’s the traditional welcome of the Fijians. Nadi is home to many vibrant marketplaces, so experience the local culture as you browse handmade souvenirs and delicacies.
As Fiji’s third largest city, Nadi acts as a gateway to the Mamanuca Islands, Viti Levu and Denarau Island, and yet is a popular stopover destination in its own right. Whether you are on a family holiday or a romantic holiday with your partner you’ll find plenty of experiences to suit and many activities to occupy your time. In this part of the world there’s a beach to suit every taste.
Nadi is found on the northwest side of Vitu Levu, the main island of Fiji and is a bustling multicultural hub for travellers en route to exotic destinations such as Denarau Island and the Mamanucas. Yet Nadi possesses its own breathtaking stretches of coastline such as Wailoaloa Beach and New Town Beach to tempt weary travellers with a memorable sunset or a starry, starry night. Nadi is unique and affordable and blends traditional custom of Fiji with a wide range of accommodation.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy; find escape on the foothills of the Sabeto Range and explore the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a botanic sanctuary. Or simply wander among open air markets, mingling with locals while picking souvenirs and bargains for the folks back home.
Explore the culture
Experience the cultural influence of the Indian community when you visit Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple, an elaborately decorated Hindu temple. The Bengalis who came to Fiji to work among the sugar cane plantations have made a lasting imprint upon the island’s cuisine, evident in tasty fish curries and spiced rotis that are so popular in Nadi.
When you consider that Tom Hanks’ movie, Castaway, was shot on the Mamanuca Islands nearby you’ll quickly appreciate why they chose Fiji: These islands are remote and blessed with beautiful beaches that provide a tropical experience you will find hard to beat in many other places in the world.