Nadi (pronounced "Nandi") is on the western side of the island of Viti Levu, the main and largest island in Fiji.


Aerial view of Nadi, approaching Nadi International Airport

Nadi is a transit point for other destinations in Fiji. It may not be such a great place to spend any time but you may find yourself here whilst awaiting ferries, boats to outer islands or planes to and from home.

If you do decide to stay in or around Nadi, make sure you are prepared to be approached by people trying to get you into their shop as you walk down the main street. These people aren't threatening, but you do need to watch your valuables.

You may also encounter an underlying air of racism between the Indian and native Fijian populations, but this rarely comes out in the open.

Get in

Nadi International Airport (NAN) is Fiji's main international gateway. It is responsible for over 95 percent of Fiji's annual international passengers.

Nadi International Airport's main airline providers include: Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand , Pacific Blue, Korean Air, and Air Fiji, among few others.

Visit Airports Fiji Limited for more information.

Get around


The Hindu temple





Ed's Bar is a short walk from the Nadi Bay Hotel. Just head out to the main road and turn left (away from Nadi Town). You'll find pool tables, a small dance section and a beer garden. There is no cover if you are a traveller and no dress code either.


Denarau Island nearby has numerous luxurious hotels and resorts

Fiji offers a range of accommodation types from the budget accommodations to the luxurious up market resorts scattered around the islands.

Stay safe

You will hear on the grapevine quite a few stories of pickpockets and scams in Nadi. You may be told to put down your bags for respect at a temple and the bags are gone when you get back.

Avoid quiet streets and beach away from resorts near New Town, even during daylight. Taxi to center is only F$8, and ask hotel staff to call one for you. After dark, stay at your resort.

There is a police station in the centre of the main street if you have any problems.

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