Nadi & Denarau Travel Destinations

How would you like to get off a long transoceanic flight (itís 11 hours nonstop from Los Angeles to Fijiís Nadi International Airport) and know that a comfortable bed in a world-class resort is just minutes away. Thatís whatís so wonderful about Nadi (pronounced Nan-di) and nearby Denarau Island as a travel destination. Both accessible and scenic, this coastal enclave on Fijiís main island, Viti Levu, is home to large internationally known beach and golf resorts with accommodations and facilities to satisfy almost every type of traveler.

Families are drawn to the Nadi/Denarau Island area by its convenience and infrastructure. Parents and can play a round of golf, shop for souvenirs in Nadi town, or enjoy a few relaxing hours in the spa while their children participate in a kidsí program. Everyone will be fascinated by Denarauís black-sand beach and have fun in the lagoon-like pools or on a full-day cruise to offshore Tivua Island for snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours.

Couples often spend a few nights on Denarau Island to relax before traveling on to more remote private-island properties, while others end their Fiji honeymoon or vacation here with adventurous rafting on the Upper Navua River or souvenir-hunting in Nadiís crafts markets. The area is also home to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, which houses a stunning collection of orchids. Fiji has a sizeable Indian population, as well (brought here by the British in the 19th-century to work on sugar cane plantations), and in Nadi you can visit the elaborate Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple.

The resorts in Nadi & Denarau Island keep Fijian traditions alive by inviting guests to participate in Fijian dance performances and kava ceremonies. Known as yaqona in Fijian, kava is the root of a pepper plant that is pounded and mixed with water to make a drink said to aid relaxation. Served communal style from a coconut shell, with loud claps from the grass-skirted Fijian chief signaling itís okay to drink, kava is earthy, bitter and numbs the lips and tongue. Itís a taste of Fiji you will never forget.

Diving

Fiji is renowned for some of the best scuba diving in the world and home to over 1000 different species of fish and more than 300 varieties of coral. Spectacular corals, caves and grottos, and amazing marine life are waiting to be explored. Diving is available at, or nearby, many resorts and most offer introductory lessons and dive boat excursions.

Popular Tours

Cultural and Village tours

This is a great way to be immersed in Fijian culture with a visit to an authentic Fijian Village or the local markets of Nadi Town.

SOUTH SEA ISLAND HALF DAY TRIP

Your South Island trip include use of all non-motorized water-sports, barbeque lunch, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the day and exploring the underwater world in our semi-submersible Subsea Adventure vessel.

Surf Sightseeing Snorkel Tour

Fiji Surf Tours go to the best areas to surf. INCLUSIONS: Pick up and drop off from the hotel, Surf guide and lifeguarding services provided and Water and snacks provided.

Great Sights of Fiji "Discover Nadi" Tour

This half day tour starts with the opportunity to explore the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, famous for its collection of orchids and tropical plants. The tour continues to the chiefly village of Viseisei, legendary landing site of the first Fijians and then to the largest Hindu Temple in the South Pacific located in Nadi. Enjoy the friendly faces and take in the colorful sights of the Nadi local market.

Sea Spray Sailing Adventure

Board the magnificent two mast schooner Seaspray for a day exploring the crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches and lagoons of the Mamanuca Islands. Explore uninhabited beaches and stop off at magnificent swimming and snorkeling locations and visit a traditional Fijian island village. You'll be welcomed ashore with a traditional Kava ceremony then have the chance to explore the village and meet the locals. Your cruise is catered in gourmet style with morning and afternoon teas and a magnificent buffet lunch served on board. All drinks are included, with beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Sigatoka River Safari

Enjoy a 10.5 mile scenic cruise into the Sigatoka Valley, discovering the fertile area known as the "Salad Bowl" of Fiji. As you begin your journey up the awe inspiring river you will hear about the history of the region as the children from many villages that line the river will wave. The water is so clear you will be able to see fish and rocks lining the river bottom. When you reach your village destination, you will be given warm welcome by the villagers. Sigatoka River Safari is careful to visit a different village every day, to minimize the impact of tourism on the village lifestyle in this remote part of the world. You will then visit the village Chief's bure or community hall and take part in the kava ceremony, before a tour of the village and a traditional Fijian lunch, including wonderful fresh tropical fruit. Your village visit ends with traditional Fijian singing and dancing before your journey back.

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