The Nadi and Denarau region offers all the traditional tourist attractions of hotels and resorts, duty free shopping, restaurants, port and marina and a close proximity to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands.
Once a small community of farmers and shopkeepers, Nadi has mushroomed into a mini megalopolis of approximately 30,000 inhabitants - Fiji's third-largest city. The area surrounding Nadi has the highest concentration of hotels and resorts in the entire country.
The integrated Denarau Island Resort complex and Port Denarau Marina is only a 20 minute drive from Nadi International Airport or a 5 minute drive from Nadi town and is the gateway to exploring the tropical islands of Fiji's West Coast. Visitors to Port Denarau have access to a wide selection of restaurants, bars, tour operators and car rental companies, retail shops and services in one convenient location.
Nadi International Airport is located 9 kilometres from Nadi town and is the largest airport and international gateway of Fiji.
The area surrounding Nadi is a patchwork of sugar cane fields to the east leading to Viti Levu’s spectacular mountains. Inland there are tropical waterfalls, traditional villages and some scenic walking trails in the serene mountains.
Nadi Bay lies to the west of town. Here you will find luxurious Denarau Island on the south side of town and laid back Wailoaloa Beach to the north side.
The real charm of this dry western side of the island is the mountain ranges inland from Nadi and Lautoka. Koroyanitu National Park offers overnight hikes through semi-rainforest to some excellent vantage points, waterfalls and small villages. The Nausori Highlands also offers some spectacular hiking trails.
A day trip to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant is popular for the ornamental orchids on display together with forest walks through botanical wonders. Other places to visit in Nadi include Sri Siva Subramaniya, the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere or Wailoaloa Beach.
There are many options available for day cruises around the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands or sightseeing tours to Suva, Sigatoka or Lautoka. Port Denarau Marina is a shopping and entertainment hub. There is an 18 hole international golf course on Denarau Island and many resorts on the island have a spa / beauty centre.
The dry season, or winter, extends from May to October when there is low rainfall, less humidity and less chance of cyclones. Temperatures in the dry season averages around 24˚C.
The wet season, or summer, is between November to April when rainfall and humidity is substantially higher. January, February and March are the wettest months. Tropical cyclones can develop between December and April. Temperatures in the wet season averages around 26˚C.
There is a wide selection of hotels available in the Nadi and Denarau area ranging from budget to luxury apartments suitable for a stopover before or after your dive adventure in Fiji.
Please contact your Dive Adventures travel consultant for recommendations.
Boat dives are offered from Port Denarau on the coral reefs and outer reef walls of the Mamanuca Islands.