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* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 You, me and a different kind of Fiji Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.