Get Inspired / Fiji Nadi & Surrounds Highlights, Fiji Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Fiji Nadi & Surrounds Highlights, Fiji story by: Inspire Fiji Chances are you’ve always thought of Nadi as nothing more than the place where planes come and go, and where you’re occasionally required to spend a night before transferring to somewhere more salubrious: certainly not a destination in its own right. Maybe it’s time you had a closer look. Nadi Town itself is a buzzing hive of colourful shops and restaurants – the perfect place to pick up souvenirs, presents for the folks at home (locally-made coconut skincare products are always a big hit) or supplies for your holiday (fruit so fresh it’s practically still growing!). Just 20 minutes from all the world-class facilities of Denarau Island (think golf, tennis, spa treatments...), and Denarau Marina (island visits, diving trips, snorkelling trips), Nadi makes a great base for short stays – well worth spending an extra night or two. Highlights • GARDEN OF THE SLEPING GIANT – Tucked beneath the foothills of the Sabeto mountain range and just a 10 minute drive from Nadi these popular gardens boast dozens of varieties of colourful orchids amid a sea of tropical vegetation. There’s a network of walking tracks, lily ponds & great picnic spots for you to enjoy. • SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA SWAMI TEMPLE – On the outskirts of Nadi Town, this is a tranquil spot to reflect or just chill out for a while. The temple is decorated with carved wooden deities all the way from India. Visitors are welcome as long as they’re dressed modestly and haven’t consumed alcohol or meat that day. • NADI MARKETS – On offer is a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and other produce and one whole section of the market is dedicated to kava only. This is a great place to stock up for that picnic. The Fijian pineapples are especially worth sampling and are quite a bit smaller but much sweeter than other pineapples. • ED’S BAR – Ed’s is a bit of an institution with a personality all of its own. Most nights it lures a buzzing and mixed crowd of tourists, locals and expats. It’s more than just a watering hole though – they have live bands and there’s a small restaurant attached. • DENARAU MARINA – Just a 20 minute drive from Nadi, the marina is the main departure point for half and full day cruises to the beautiful Mamanuca Islands. Most times it’s a hive of activity, so if you’re heading out on one of the half or full day island cruises plan to be at the Marina in good time. • KOROYAN ITU NATIONAL HERITAGE PARK – A great place to head for if you’re a keen hiker or nature lover, with beautiful walks through native forests & grasslands, you’ll see plenty of birds, archaeological sites & waterfalls. Enquire Now First name * Last name * Email address * Confirm Email Address * Phone number * How can we help? My local consultant or House of Travel store Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei How do you prefer to be contacted? EmailPhoneEither I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist This might be the single coolest thing to do in Fiji Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 8 Fiji activities for couples Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.