Nadi is the third largest city in Fiji and is located on the main island of Viti Levu. Built near the Nadi River and the Sabeto Mountain Range, Nadi was originally a small farming town which has since blossomed into a major tourist hub. The multicultural city is now home to a large number of hotels as well as vibrant Hindu Temples, traditional villages, tropical gardens and golf courses.
Fiji cruises disembark at Lautoka Wharf at Nadi Bay and Port Denarau on Denarau Island.
Sights to See
Nadi has many day trips on offer so you might want to plan ahead before you reach the city. Venturing to nearby islands for scuba diving and surfing, or heading inland to hike the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park are all popular trip options. If you're interested in experiencing Fijian culture, wander through the heritage village of Viseisei or visit Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, the largest temple in the Southern Hemisphere.
What's for Lunch
Food here ranges from traditional South Pacific cuisine to Asian, Indian and seafood. Indian restaurants here are famed to be among some of the best in the world, so if you're in the mood for a curry you won't be disappointed. For an authentic dining experience head to the Nadi Markets to try the local fruit, vegetables, seafood and Kava on offer.
If you see only one thing...
Take part in a snorkelling tour to one of the surrounding islands and see Fiji's beautiful marine life.
In Nadi many tour guides and locals will tell you to gade which means 'wander around,' and vaka malua – 'take your time.'
Nadi's Handicraft Markets and Handicraft Centre are great places to purchase Fijian pottery and traditional woven baskets.