7 Things to Do in Nadi That You Shouldn't Miss

February 25, 2018 Janette Largent

One of the largest towns and most visitors’ first stop on Fiji, Nadi is a culturally diverse city of 30,000. Nadi Beach is a wide strand, perfect for lazing in the sun and watching sunsets. Nearby Natadola Beach is Fiji’s most spectacular and is popular for swimming and body surfing. Other paces to visit in Nadi include Sri Siva Subramaniya, the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere, the Sleeping Giant orchid gardens and Waqadra Botanical Gardens.
Restaurants in Nadi

1. Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

Wailoko Rd | Sabeto, Nadi, Viti Levu 10944, Nadi Airport, Fiji +679 834 0088
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

Reviewed By Jim T

So again the reviews for this place are mostly positive. And its something i or my family have never experienced. Overall everyone had a good time and enjoyed the experience. I myself am glad i tried it and would recommend this place as a must see and Do activity while in Fiji.

2. Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Wailoko Rd, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 672 2701
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Wander through this incredible plantation of over 2000 different types of orchids, started in 1977 by the late actor Raymond Burr, of Perry Mason and Ironsides fame.

Reviewed By Salmondeschutes - Oreogn

We were encouraged by our taxi driver to see these Gardens. They were more beautiful as you keep walking through them. The flowers, water, and trees were full of color and peacefulness. We spent an hour and half. When done, you are offered a wonderful, cold drink. So good! Wear your insect repellent but they also offer at the desk. Only a few mosquitoes but be prepared in case.

3. Wayward Wind Charters Fiji

Vuda Marina, Viseisei, Viti Levu, Fiji
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

Wayward Wind Charters Fiji

Overnight all inclusive charters throughout Fiji.

Reviewed By David_Uttley - Boone, North Carolina

Our time aboard the Wayward Wind was one of the best parts of our visit to Fiji. It is a beautiful classic schooner! There was nothing like anchoring in the lee of a beautiful island and getting to sleep under the stars. What made it so great was Aaron and the crew. Aaron's goal was to make sure that we had an incredible time! The food was amazing and the crew couldn't do enough to serve us! I wouldn't go to Fiji without including an adventure on the Wayward Wind!

4. Port Denarau Marina

Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Viti Levu 679, Fiji +679 675 0600
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Port Denarau Marina

Only 20 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau Marina is Fiji's premier marina facility. As the hub of the integrated Denarau Island Resort, Port Denarau Marina is the gateway to exploring our idyllic sun drenched tropical isles of Fiji's West Coast. Provisioning is easy - with a supermarket, pharmacy and bakery at the end of the dock and Nadi and Namaka only a short bus or taxi ride away. Port Denarau Marina is walking distance to several international hotels, offering a vast array of recreational pursuits including an international 18 hole golf course - not to mention, being part of the largest retail/restaurant complex in the Nadi area. Port Denarau is ideally positioned to provide a stopover for rest, recreation and provisioning during your cruising of the Fijian Islands. The fast developing marina complex is the centre of yachting activity in Fiji, located on Denarau Island, it is accessed through a well marked channel that is 5 metres deep at zero tide. The marina is well protected from all weather. The basin contains 52 fully serviced berths and 14 swing moorings including 14 berths capable of taking Superyachts up to 85 metres in length with 5 metres draft. Fuel, water, single and three phase power and wifi are all available at the dock. The complex contains a 50 tonne travel lift, a hard stand area and marine workshops. Port Denarau Marina is by far Fiji's newest haul out facility and provides the latest up to date equipment. See our Facilities & Services for more detailed information about what we provide.

Reviewed By ChrisJS51 - Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

This is where you go if you want boat, either just to mess about or to visit another island. However it is an artificial creation and not the true Fiji: gated entrance, manicured lawns,posh hotels, souvenir shops. Beach is poor too. If you are staying on the island, look elsewhere!

5. Big Bula Water Park

Restort Drive | Nadi, Denarau Island, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 776 5049
Excellent
34%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 435 reviews

Big Bula Water Park

Featuring Brand new world class Hydro slides and the worlds largest permanent inflatable Water Park!

Reviewed By Sylvia K - Nadi, Fiji

Heard a lot about this place.Went here for my sons birthday treat.Wow what a day! The staff were so great at what they do.Helping the kids njoy to the fullest.All ages can have fun here.Have remomended to so many of my friends..Well done!!

6. Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 670 0016
Excellent
28%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 408 reviews

Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

This unique Hindu temple, the largest in the southern hemisphere, reflects an architectural style rarely seen outside India, and houses sacred statues designed by craftspeople brought over from India.

Reviewed By jdreynoldsjr - Louisville, Kentucky

I'm not of the faith so perhaps I'm missing something? Some beautiful artwork and architecture. I really don't have much to say here. Parking was easy but there is a fee and no shoes are allow.

7. Nadi Produce Markets

Hospital Road, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Nadi Produce Markets

Reviewed By sand2skis - Gold Coast, Australia

Firstly, Nadi is, in comparison to other tourist destinations, a small town with limited things to do. This comment isn’t meant to be unkind at all; rather, it is the sort of relatively laid-back place that many tourists prefer. Certainly, its ‘more locals, less tourists’ ambience has its appeal.
That said, there are a number to things to do in town, one of which is the Nadi Market. It is a wonderful market offering excellent locally produced and sourced vegetables and fruit (presumably organic), fresh seafood, spices and so on; at reasonable prices - exceedingly cheap by Australian standards anyhow. For example, 3 pineapples for FJD5 (AUD3). Naturally coconuts are available, both for cooking and drinking. Ask the vendor to select one suitable for drinking and to cut it open.
The produce available was seemingly endless and included many that were unrecognisable to this unschooled author. The produce identified though included taro, kava root, eggplant, tomato, chilli, lime, lemons, banana, papaya, pineapple, soursop and apple.
Fresh seafood in the form of various fish, mudcrabs, clams and mussels were available.
While the market closes late in the day, it is always best in the morning where all the stalls are fully stocked with produce; although you can sometimes get better deals towards closing time. Whilst the disinterested can whiz through the market within 30 minutes, a proper market experience will take anywhere between 1 to 2 hours. There are also stores within a stone’s throw of the market offering various products to shoppers. Adjourn to the main street of Nadi thereafter.
Here's the qualification: The market is probably not worth travelling a great distance to visit; particularly if you have visited a Fijian market previously. However, if your vacation involves a stay at Denarau or around Nadi, the Nadi Market is worth visiting.
From Denarau:
Take the yellow Westbus from Denarau which terminates at the Nadi Bus Depot, directly behind the Nadi Market. Get off the bus and you cannot miss the market. The fare is something like FJD1 and ask your hotel concierge for directions to the relevant bus stop.
Hours: 7am to 6pm daily except Sunday.
Recommendation:
After the market, consider these:
(a) shopping for Fijian souvenirs at the Nadi Handicraft Market on Koroivolu Ave;
(b) shop along the main street of Nadi (Queens Rd);
(c) visit the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple;
(d) lunch, dine or relax with drinks at the New Nadi Farmers Club Bar & Restaurant. Cool off in the ‘Aussie’ beer garden overlooking the Nadi River.
Tip:
Exercise the usual caution when shopping while on holidays and don’t be shy about haggling price. Also note that the western-like department stores can be pricey with Fijian souvenirs. Support local indigenous Fijians where you can.
Thanks for Reading this review and my gratitude should you rate it as helpful. Vinaka vaka levu!
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