Child-free Activities in Nadi
Let’s be honest, not everyone appreciates children’s overenthusiastic behaviour or parents’ awkward disciplining sessions while trying to relax on holiday. The islands of Fiji are welcoming for all kinds of holiday-makers, but if you need some time away from the children at your resort (or your own kids for that matter), then treating yourself to some adult-only activities in Nadi is a great way to do it.
Nadi has a few amazing activities where the presence of children is going to be minimal or zero. We’re thinking of the activities only adults can enjoy, like drinking cocktails in the sun, driving a quad bike in the Nadi hills, or enjoying your own private fishing charter. Then there are activities that parents don’t seem to like taking their kids on, like skydiving or flyboarding, leaving more room for like-minded adult tour groups.
While you’re here, don’t miss our The Adult-Only Guide to Nadi.
1. Indulge in a Spa Treatment
One place where you know you’re going to be in a child-free zone is the massage parlour. In the country that invented “Fiji time” and the Fijian massage, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to day spas in Fiji. In Nadi, for instance, the Island Surf Beaty & Spa offers free Nadi pick-up to get to one of their two spas – one at Wailoaloa Beach and one at Denarau. Many resorts and hotels have their own spa too, like the Marriott Fiji Resort Momi Bay and Tanoa Internation Hotel. So book yourself an appointment for an hour or two of bliss.
2. Hit the Bars and Nightclubs of Nadi City
You won’t find many young families partying after dark in the nightclubs of Nadi. Nadi is renowned for its buzzing nightlife, so whether you’re looking for a place for some casual drinks, want to dance into the night, or meet some friends at a wine bar, you’ll find a bar to suit. Check out our The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife in Nadi for bar and club recommendations.
3. Skydive Over the Islands of Fiji
Although there’s no age limit for skydiving, for some bizarre reason, parents don’t seem to want to chuck their kids out of planes. That makes all the more room for like-minded adventure-seekers to jump from 8,000-14,000ft over the stunning islands of Fiji. Skydive Fiji offer pick-ups from Nadi accommodations. For some more extreme activities, see 10 Epic Adrenaline Activities in Fiji.
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4. Try Flyboarding or Motorised Surfing
Adults have the coolest toys, and some of the best are at Jetboards based out off Wailoaloa Beach most days. Enjoy epic sessions on their motorised water sports equipment, from motorised surfboards to flyboards and more! Due to the difficulty and skill required to control the boards and jet skis (but don’t worry, they’re easy to learn) this activity is best suited to adults than children.
5. Or Try Plain Old Surfing
Forget about beginner lessons in the white water. Fiji’s surfing scene is out on the challenging reef breaks of the Mamanuca Islands, just off the coast of Nadi. With epic waves crashing over the shallow reefs, the surf breaks in the Mamanucas are no place for a kid. So if you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer, then a day out on the surf is an epic way to have a child-free experience. Check out The Complete Guide to Surfing in Fiji to learn more.
6. Jump on a Private Fishing Charter
You choose who you spend the tour with on a private fishing charter! We might be biased but Fiji is one of the greatest destinations for sports fishing in the world, with monsters in the waters like mahimahi, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, giant trevally and so much more! Fishing charters can be organised from many resorts along the coast of Nadi, as well as Denarau Marina like with PJ’s Sailing Adventures’ private charter. Find out more about fishing in Fiji with our 10 Best Fishing Resorts in Fiji.
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7. Join a Yoga Class in Denarau
To spend some time rejuvenating with like-minded adults, try a yoga class. Your best option for wellness and yoga in Nadi is at the nearby Denarau Island. Yoga classes are held three to four times a week in various resorts and restaurants around Denarau. For more information, check out our 10 Beautiful Places to Experience Yoga in Fiji.
8. Have a Relaxing Drink at the Resort Bar
We might have already talked about drinking, but let’s talk about it some more. Many resorts and hotels in Nadi have relaxing bars which will give you a much different experience from the bars in Nadi city. You’ll get to mingle with other travellers or unwind in a romantic setting, usually in a separate area away from the hustle and bustle of the main restaurant area. Again, our The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife in Nadi will give you an insight into the best hotel and resort bars in the Nadi area.
9. Go Quad Biking
Go off-roading on an adventurous quad biking tour with Go Dirty Tours! While kids are allowed on this tour if accompanied by an adult, drivers need a valid drivers license in order to participate. For this reason, you’ll find yourself in mostly adult tour groups. Tours include visits to remote villages in the stunning interior of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu.