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Things To Know & Do While Visiting Nadi Town

by / Saturday, 31 January 2015 / Published in Fiji Activities
Nadi Town

Today’s Nadi town was originally known as the Sugar Town of Fiji. This town was gradually converted in to a tourism town with the announcement of Nadi Airport as the first international airport of this region. In 1972 Nadi was declared as a town with 602.4 hectare total area. Today this town, located on the western side of Viti Levu in the Nadi bay about 80km from Sigatoka town and 40 km from Lautoka city, has a population of 15,000 inhabitants.

Through its international airport, Nadi town is considered as the gateway to Fiji for the international tourists. It has become the main tourist town of Fiji due to the availability if a number of accommodations for every budget, offshore and onshore resorts, and natural playgrounds along with a number of activities to keep them happy throughout their stay. They can also enjoy seeing the world famous blue lagoons of the Yasawas through cruises available nearly 20km from the international airport at Lautoka. They can also find a marina base for scuba divers, world class championship golf course and a number of restaurants along with a large beachfront at the two luxurious resorts of Denarau Island. At these resorts, one can enjoy the facility of various water sports including water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and parasailing canoeing along with the rides on more than a dozen cruises and jet boats for island excursions.

Accommodations in Nadi

A number of hotels of all ranges in Nadi town can provide a suitable accommodation according to your budget. Brief information of some of these hotels can help you in choosing a suitable one for you.

· Sheraton Fiji Resort: The bright and airy environment of this tropical resort allows you to enjoy with the sea breeze flowing through it along with the spectacular palm trees on its beachside.

· Sheraton Denarau Villas: They offer luxurious accommodation with all modern amenities to the classy international customers.

· Tanoa International Hotel: It is located near the international airport of the town and is usually opted by the international tourists as a one night stop to get the early morning flight for their destination while leaving Fiji.

Things to do in Nadi town

There are a number of things to do in this tourism oriented town including visit beaches, Denarau island, boat rides to outer islands, inland tours, helicopter rides, paradise balloons, jet rides, water skiing, snorkeling, seal planes and parasailing etc.

Main attractions in Nadi town

Places to visit

The Hindu temple at the south end of the Nadi town is its amazing feature. It has an outstanding Natadola beach of Fiji in the south of the town, just half an hour drive away. The touring options for the tourists to Nadi may include orchid gardens, villages, cruise rides for outward islands, cultural centers along with kava ceremonies at various remote villages along the river. They can also enjoy village meal, traditional entertainment and the traditional pottery craft in these villages. A road tour for the highlands and old fort visit can be additional attraction for them.

Shopping facilities

The drapery shops, handicraft shops, pharmacies, shopping malls and supermarkets found in Nadi town allow you to shop for jewelry, handicraft, souvenir garments and other traditional gift items between 8 AM and 7 PM on all the seven days of the week including Sundays and public holidays. Some of the main resorts and hotels in this town also offer round the clock shopping facility to their customers.

Sporting services

Nadi town is also known for sporting activities as a number of facilities are available here including Denarau golf and racquet club, Nadi sports club, Prince Charles Park and Nadi airport golf club etc.

Entertainment facilities in Nadi town

Nadi town has a number of cinemas, night clubs and hotels where international tourists can dance and see movies of their choice for their entertainment.

Forthcoming organized events and activities

Nadi town is also known for a number of well-organized events and activities including Voualevu horse race, inter-district soccer tournament and Nadi Bula Festival etc. where people can witness the traditional and contemporary culture of the town.

Thus, after going through the information provided in this write-up it becomes easy to know that Nadi town is worth visiting place in Fiji for international tourists.