Predominately Nadi was a Sugar Town which gradually underwent transition to be a tourism oriented town after Nadi Airport was declared the first International Airport. Nadi became a town in 1972 and to date its population stands at 15,000 and it has a total area of 602.4 hectares. Nadi is located in the Nadi Bay on the western side of Viti Levu, approximately 40 km from the city of Lautoka towards Sigatoka town and 80km from the town of Sigatoka.
Nadi is the gateway to Fiji through its International Airport. It is the focal point of onshore and offshore resorts and the natural playground for visitors with an unparalleled choice of accommodation to suit all budgets and a host of activities to keep everyone happy. The International airport handles the biggest jumbo jets. Their cargo of visitors are quickly whisked away to nearby hotels and resorts, including the renowned Mamanuca and Yasawa islands. Cruises to the world famous blue lagoons of the Yasawas are based at Lautoka, less than 20 kilometers (14 miles) from the airport. Denarau island, featuring two luxurious resorts boasts a world-class championship golf course, and a marina which is a base for scuba diving trips, and for more than a dozen cruises and island excursions; a famous jetboat thrill-a-minute ride; a superb tennis facility; more than ten restaurants and a large beachfront with a full range of water sports including sailing, water skiing, parasailing canoeing and windsurfing is only 20 minutes from the airport by road.
Key attractions and things to do
Hotels; Denarau island, Visit beaches, inland tours, boatrides to outer islands, shot over jet rides, paradise balloons, helicopter rides, sea planes, water skiing, parasailing and snorkeling.
A striking feature is the Hindu temple at the southern end of town. A half-hour drive south will bring the visitor to Natadola beach, one of the outstanding beaches in Fiji. Visitors to Nadi have many options for tours to villages, to orchid gardens, cultural centers, cruises to islands and along rivers to remote villages where they will be treated to a yaqona ceremony, traditional entertainment, a village meal and in some cases also have the opportunity to witness pottery being made in a time-honored way. They can also visit an old fort site and take a road tour of the highlands.
Shopping/Business and shopping hours
Handicraft, jewellery including traditional and souvenir, souvenir garments and other duty free items.
Shopping hours are from 8.00a.m. to 7.00p.m. Sunday and public holiday trading is also permitted.
Handicrafts shops, drapery shops, supermarkets, shopping mall, pharmacy. Shopping facilities are also available in major hotels within the Nadi area on a 24-hours basis.
Although many hotels and resorts have shopping on site, Nadi town is a popular shopping destination. Jewellery, cameras, high fidelity audio equipment, clothes, handicrafts, artefacts, souvenir items, original artworks are among the many items on offer.
Available at Nadi Sports club, Denarau Golf and racquet club, Nadi Airport golf club and Prince Charles Park for more organized sporting events.
Night clubs, cinemas and hotel – dance and Karaoke
Upcoming events/orgainzed activities
Nadi Bula festival, Voualevu Horse races and the Inter District Soccer Tournament.
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