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Nadi, on the western side of Viti Levu, is Fiji's third largest city. It is also the country's primary port of entry for air-travellers as it has the largest airport in Fiji. It is most significantly a hub for trips to the Mamanucas and Yasawas, with ferries leaving from the harbour regularly. Several major resorts and hotels have also set up around the town itself to cater for the travelling population.
Nadi enjoys a mild tropical climate with year-round temperatures around 25 °C with a generally high humidity. Average highs range from around 26 °C in July and August to around 30 °C from December to April. Lows are between 20 °C and 23 °C. May to October is the dry season and the weather is slightly cooler and less rainfall and humidity make it a good time of the year to visit. From December to April, the city gets a lot of rain.
Nadi International Airport (NAN) is the country's main international gateway. It is the main hub of Fiji Airways, and also services Air New Zealand and Air Fiji flights, amongst others. There are connections to New Zealand, Australia, Los Angeles, South Korea and other Pacific destinations.
Getting from the airport into town is straightforward by taxi or if you have booked into a resort, you will most likely have a transfer organised for you from the airport directly to the hotel.
You can hire a car at Nadi Airport and use it to drive around Viti Levu. A license will be necessary from your home country and be aware that driving is on the left in Fiji.
Public buses connect the various cities and towns on Viti Levu and can provide an economic alternative to hiring a car.
Depending on how much you want to explore around Nadi, you can probably get by with taxis and then on foot. The centre of the town is very limited and can easily be navigated on foot.
|Anchorage Beach Resort||Vuda Point Viseisei||Hotel||75|
|Aquarius On The Beach||17 Waswasa Road, Newtown P.O.Box 7||Hostel||80|
|Beach Escape Villas||Nadi P.O BOX 11043,||Hostel||73|
|Beachside Resort||Wailoaloa Beach Rd||Hotel||-|
|Bluewater Lodge||Baravi Road Netwown||Hostel||76|
|Capricorn Hotel Fiji||Martintar Nadi||Hostel||72|
|Dee's Homestay||PO BOX 11116 Nadi Airport||Hostel||-|
|First Landing Beach Resort & Villas||PO Box 348||apartment||-|
|Heaven's Edge Resort||Sabeto||Hostel||-|
|Hodeco Sunview Motel||Lot 14 Grey Road, Mountain View||Hostel||-|
|Horizon Beach Backpackers Resort||P.O. Box 1401 Nadi Nadi Bay||Hostel||70|
|Hostel Kennedy||P.O box 3339 Nadi||Hostel||73|
|Mamas Tropic of Capricorn Resort||11 Wasa Wasa Rd Newtown Nadi Fiji||APARTMENT||80|
|Nadi Bay Hotel||Wailoaloa Road, Nadi||Hostel||71|
|Nadi Downtown Hotel||P.O.BOX 1326, Main Street, Nadi||HOSTEL||73|
|Nadi Holiday Inn Youth Hostel||PO Box 1326 Nadi||Hostel||-|
|New Town Beach Motel||5 Wasawasa Rd, Newtown P.O.Box 787, Nadi||Hostel||-|
|Nomads Skylodge||Queens Road||Hostel||77|
|Peridiom Motel Accommodation||Lot 8 Northern Press Rd Martintar, Nadi||Hostel||-|
|Saweni Beach Apartments & Hotel||Saweni Beach||HOSTEL||-|
|Seashell @ Momi||P.O. Box 9530 Nadi Airport||Hostel||73|
|Smugglers Cove Beach Resort||P.O.Box 10409 Nadi Airport||HOSTEL||80|
|Stoney Creek Resort||Sabeto||Hostel||83|
|Surf and Dive The Rendezvous||Off Nadi||Hostel||-|
|Travellers Beach Resort||17 Wasawasa Rd, Newtown, Nadi P.O Box 700||Hostel||77|
|Jetset Accommodation||Palm Road,New Town,Nadi,Fiji Islands P.O.Box 10362,Nadi Airport,Fiji Islands||Guesthouse||-|
|The Blue Bure||10 Narewa Road||Hostel||-|
|Grand West's Villas||Newtown Road Wailoaloa Nadi||Hotel||-|
|Grand Melanesian Hotel||P.O.Box 10410 Nadi Airport||Hotel||60|
|Bamboo||33 Newtown Beach Wailoaloa Bay||HOSTEL||80|
|Wailoaloa Beach Resort Fiji||Newtown Road, Wailoaloa||HOTEL||79|
|Hibiscus Homestay & Apartment||8 Hibiscus St; Martintar||Guesthouse||-|
|Beachcomber Island resort||mamanuca group||Hostel||70|
|Gate 8||Westfield Nadi Airport||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|SSS International Manhao Hotel||P.O.Box MT 008 Jetset Point Martintar Nadi||HOTEL||-|
|Hans Travel Inn||Lot 2, Haji Street, Martinatar Nadi, Fiji||HOSTEL||-|
|Central Sunview Hotel||14 Gray Road, Martintar||HOTEL||-|
|Fiji Beach Escape Nadi||Newtown Beach Wailoaloa||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Internet cafes are available in cities and towns and popular tourist areas and more and more places have (free) wifi nowadays. Sometimes you need to pay a fee or usage is for a limited amount of time or customers only.
See also International Telephone Calls
The international phone code for Fiji is 679. Emergency numbers include 917 for the police and 911 for ambulance and fire department.
You will find payphones in all post office branches as well as in the booths situated on streets throughout the country. They only accept Fiji Telecom phone cards which can be purchased in post offices and many shops and come in denominations up to F$50. A digital display will tell you how much money you have left on your card at all times. You can also use a TeleCard which is a pre-paid calling card that can be used from any telephone in Fiji, not just pay phones.
Calling is done by calling the card's issue center, entering the code (found on the card) and entering the destination number. To call outside Fiji, dial 05 first, then the country code and phone number. Foreign calls start at about F$0.50 a minute, but are usually around F$1 or more for European destinations for example.
Avoid high roamaing charges with your phone and turn your data services for outside your home country off at all times. Instead buy a local SIM card (you have to have an unlocked phone of course). There are a few mobile phone companies operating on the island (Vodafone, Digicel). A sim-card is inexpensive, but you need to register your sim to keep it active and to get access to data. Buying a sim-card gives access to cheap data-packages for easy internet access using your phone as a hot-spot.
Post Fiji offers services in the country and to other countries. It's fairly reliable, not expensive, but it can take a while for letters or postcards to arrive at your destination. All major towns have post offices which are operated by Fiji Post. There is also a branch at Nadj International Airport. Connections are pretty quick, particularly with North America, but if you use surface mail, your letter could take over two months to reach its destination. Post offices are open between 8.00and 4.00pm from Monday to Friday. For sending packages overseas, you might better use international courier companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they offer fast, competitively priced and reliable services.
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