Nadi Town was established in 1947 as a "Government Station" on the higher grounds of Nadi, and established itself as Fiji’s tourist hub in the 1960s.
There are several affordable hotels along the main road between the airport and downtown, most of which offer complementary shuttles from the airport. However, if you're itching for the beach, head to laid-back Wailoaloa or luxurious Denarau Island.
There are a huge range of tours and activities in close proximity to Nadi, allowing you to explore the nearby Yasawas and Mamanucas.
Nadi has a good selection of shops selling clothing, books, jewellery and souvenirs. This is also a good place to stock up on electronic items such as memory cards for digital cameras.
As a major tourist hub, Nadi offers a wide range of places to eat and drink, no matter your tastes or budget. You’ll find a mix of traditional Fijian, Indian, Chinese and Western dishes, and a vast array of affordable eateries downtown.
Bus services operate between Nadi and Suva every day, but less frequently on Sundays. These services also continue around the island via Lautoka, Ba and Rakiraki. Cabs and mini-vans run between Nadi and Suva. Scooters can also be rented for the day.