As Fiji's airport town, Nadi (pronounced Nandi) is where most visitors hear their first BULA. The colorful marketplace, located only a few minutes drive from the airport, features yaqona stalls, homemade souvenirs and local culture. Nadi is also the gateway to the Mamanuca Group where you will find exquisite island resorts as well as laid back surfer camps and budget accommodation. Nadi is where you'll find the most visitor facilities in Fiji and, of course, the greatest number of souvenir shops and it's also known for an ancient therapy mud bath at the Sabeto's Outback.
Traditionally the gateway to Fiji, the Nadi Corridor comprises the western side of Fiji's main island, Viti Levu commencing from Vuda Point, Nadi Town, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi Airport, Martintar, Denarau Island, Korovuto, Momi Bay to Natadola. Effectively this region falls under the two provinces of Ba and Nadroga characterized by year round fine weather, its proximity to the International Airport, whilst the surrounding countryside is rolling and verdant, the beaches are relatively unpopulated, and the mountainous region (known as the Nausori Highlands) to the east are nothing short of spectacular.
- The region also has an array of amenities such as spas, local and foreign cuisine restaurants, duty free and handicraft outlets, supermarkets, visitor information centres, public transport etc.
- International Airport
- Nadi International Airport is the major linkage that services direct flights from approximately 22 international destinations. These are serviced by Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Korean Air and other airlines. The airport also serves domestic flights.
- Queens Road is another major linkage connecting Nadi to cities on Viti Levu. It is approximately 182km from Nadi to Suva. This road runs along the southern coast of Viti Levu and is the main link between Suva, Lami. Navua, Pacific Harbour, Sigatoka, Nadi and Lautoka.
- Ports and Marinas
- The Port Denarau Marina is the main departure point for the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands and is located on Denarau Island. This fast developing marina complex is the centre of yachting activity in Fiji. Denarau Marina has Fiji's newest haul out facility and provides the latest up to date equipment. It has 5 jetties: 1 fixed and 4 floating. The marina can accommodate super yachts up to a maximum of 64 metres and 100 smaller yachts. Up to 11 cruise boats can be accommodated. Ancillary facilities include tour desks, a convenience store, laundry, fuel depot and public washrooms.
- Vuda Marina is located inland at the Western most end of Vuda point between Nadi and Lautoka on the west coast of Viti Levu. The marina is entered via a 25 metres wide channel clearly marked with arrows and beacons in the day and green upper and lower leading lights for entry at night. The marina and basin were constructed to a depth of 2.5 metres and has a capacity for 120 boats with ramp ways for smaller boats. The complex operates a 60 ton travel lift and cradles available for 30 boats in the hard-standing area. Ancillary facilities include an internet and coffee shop, business centre, laundry, a chandlery, washrooms, fuel dock, a convenience store and the Vuda Point Yacht Club with waterside bar.