Accommodation in Nadi
Nadi (pronounced Nandi) is the fourth largest city in Fiji, but has the largest concentration of hotels in Fiji. Just north of the site is the international airport of Fiji, Fiji International Airport.
Nadi has about 45,000 inhabitants, it is a multiracial society. Many residents of Indian or Fijian descent. Therefore Nadi is a center for Hinduism and Islam. The Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is a famous location for pilgrims.
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1. Exploring downtown Nadi
Nadi Town is one of the best places in Fiji to shop for souvenirs or try out a local restaurant. The 1 km long main street you will find a number of “Handicraft” business, where Fijiaans carvings offered. Also, there are plenty of clothing stores, electronics stores, banks and Internet cafes. This is also a great spot to try some delicious local cuisine – there are many Indian eateries where you can try all kinds of delicious curries.
2. Visit Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere. It is culturally and architecturally a very special building. Visitors are most welcome as long as they are respectful.
3. Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool
North of Nadi – in the jungle-like Sabeto River Valley – you can take a nice thermal bath. The hot sulphurous water ha s a healing effect. The best experience you can have is at the end of the day, when the air cools. Cant get more relaxing then that!
4. Garden of the Sleeping Giant
20 minutes drive from Nadi – at the beginning of the Sabeto River Valley – is the “Garden of the Sleeping Giant”, the main attraction of Nadi. This fantastically located orchid garden was created in 1977 in an ingenious way by the American actor Raymond Burr (known from Perry Mason and Ironside). The 20 hectare size garden contains the largest collection of orchids of Fiji , even more than 2000 species and considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
5. Nausori Highlands
If you go inland on Viti Levu then your perception of Fiji completely change. This is the Fiji off the beaten track, where local people still live in villages with thatched roofs and where the “village chief” is still in charge. The climate in the valleys, hills and mountains much cooler than on the coast.
Most of the hotels have free transfer vehicles awaiting international flights. From Nadi bus station (in downtown Nadi) there are buses to Lautoka and Suva; nonexpress buses can be picked up at regular bus stops along the Queens Road.
Buses depart from New Town Beach for downtown Nadi ($0.64, 15 minutes, six services Monday to Saturday). A taxi costs $4/6/10 to the Queens Road/downtown/airport.
Most boat companies and organised tours will pick up guests from Nadi’s hotels. You can get to Denarau island independently: West Bus Transport (675 0777) has six buses Monday to Saturday (fewer on Sunday) from Nadi bus station to Denarau island. The first is at 8.30am and the last at 5pm ($0.65, 30 minutes).
Taxi drivers are always on the lookout for business. They don’t use meters so confirm prices in advance. Remember if they are returning to base, you pay less.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/fiji/viti-levu/nadi/transport/getting-there-around#ixzz3TMUQdynH