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Situated in the North-West of Vitilevu, Nadi pronounced 'Nandee' is the site of Fiji's Primary International Airport and the main point of entry for the majority of visitors. The total land area of Nadi is divided into four wards - Nadi, Namaka, Martintar and Narewa.
During World War 11, New Zealand forces converted a small airstrip into an operational Air Force base. When the War ended in 1945, the airstrip was developed to Civil Aviation Standards, became the first International Airport in Fiji, and an important stopover on North - South routes.
The area around Nadi is farm country with sugar cane the main crop.
Nadi is the focal point of onshore and offshore resorts and the natural playground for visitors with an unparalleled choice of accommodation to suit all budgets and a host of activities to keep everyone happy. The International airport handles the biggest jumbo jets. Their cargo of visitors are quickly whisked away to nearby hotels and resorts, including the renowned Mamanuca and Yasawa islands. Cruises to the world famous blue lagoons of the Yasawas are based at Lautoka, less than 20 kilometres (14 miles), from the airport.
See the main Fiji map for a list of yacht charters and cruises available in Fiji. Denarau island, featuring two luxurious resorts boasts a world class championship golf, where a marina which is a base for scuba diving trips, and for more than a dozen cruises and island excursions; a famous jetboat thrill a minute ride, a superb tennis facility; more than ten restaurants and a large beachfront with a full range of water sports including sailing, water skiing, parasailing canoeing and windsurfing is only 20 minutes from the airport by road.
Key attractions and things to do: Hotels; Denarau island, Visit beaches, inland tours, boatrides to outer islands, shot over jet rides, paradise balloons, helicopter rides, sea planes, water skiing, parasailing and snorkeling.
A striking feature is the Hindu temple at the southern end of town. A half-hour drive south will bring the visitor to Natadola beach one of the outstanding beaches in Fiji. Visitors to Nadi have many options for tours to villages, to orchid gardens, cultural centres, cruises to islands and along rivers to remote villages where they will be treated to a yaqona ceremony, traditional entertainment, a village meal and in some cases also have the opportunity to witness pottery being made in a time- honoured way; visit an old fort site and take a road tour of the highlands.
Shopping facilities: Handicrafts shops, drapery shops, supermarkets, shopping mall pharmacy. Shopping facilities are also available in major hotels within the Nadi area on a 24 hour basis. Although many hotels and resorts have shopping on site, Nadi town is a popular shopping destination. Jewellery, cameras, high fidelity audio equipment, clothes handicrafts artefacts, souvenir items, original artworks are among the many items on offer. Shopping hours are from 8.00a.m. to 7.00p.m. Sunday and public holiday trading is also permitted.
Sporting facilities: Available at Nadi Sports club, Denarau Golf and racquet club, Nadi Airport Golf Club and Prince Charles Park for more organised sporting events.
Entertainment facilties/services: Night clubs, cinemas and hotel - dance and Karaoke
Health services: Nadi Hospital,private practitioners and dentists.
Getting Around: Bus services provide from 5.30am to 11pm. Taxi and carrier services are provided 24 hours service. rental cars are available 24 hours, tour and boat transfers from main land to outer islands from hotel desks can also be arranged.