The Complete Guide to Luxury Holidays in Nadi
You don’t need to travel far from Nadi International Airport before arriving in paradise. Nadi has its own small yet indulgent selection of luxury resorts allowing you to experience the ultimate fly and flop holiday in Fiji. Treat yourself to your own piece of paradise in an overwater bungalow at the Fiji Marriott Resort or enjoy a luxurious villa with a private infinity pool at Sapphire Bay Fiji. Wherever you decide to rest for your R&R time, you’ll also have the option to enjoy some exclusive tours from helicopter flights to heavenly spa treatments. We’ll go through it all in this luxury guide to Nadi.
8 Luxury Activities in Nadi
- Hire a driver to see the sights of Nadi
- Unwind with a luxurious spa treatment
- Take a scenic helicopter flight over the islands
- Do an island excursion via helicopter or seaplane
- Catch some big game on a private fishing charter
- Enjoy a private tour of the Nadi’s hot pools, gardens and villages
- Treat someone special to some fine dining in a private waterfront cabana at the Fiji Marriott Resort
- Experience the flavours of Nadi in one of the quality restaurants.
How to Get to Nadi (& How to Get Around Nadi
Nadi is the arrival city for most vacationers in Fiji making Nadi International Airport is the central hub for transport in the islands of Fiji. With that, there’s plenty of options to make your way in and around the city.
Flights to Nadi
Direct flights to Nadi International Airport are available from the South Pacific islands, New Zealand, Australia and Korea, all with plenty of connecting flights to choose from. Check out Which Airlines Fly Straight to Fiji? for tips. Don’t miss the Business Class experience of Fiji Airways with their spacious seats and three-course fine dining. The Business Premier lie-back seats on Air New Zealand are the perfect way to get a kickstart on “Fiji time“. Finally, the international short-haul Business Class experience with Virgin Australia ensures maximum comfort with luxury leather reclining seats and a sophisticated menu by renowned chef, Luke Mangan.
For those of you arriving in Fiji via Suva, through a cruise for instance, then flights are your quickest and most luxurious option to get to Nadi. Find out more in our What Are the Airports in Fiji?
Taxis in Nadi
Taxis in Nadi are a quick and convenient way to get from one side of the city to the other. Some drivers wait for other passengers, so make sure to be clear that you want to go straight to your destination, if you would rather not share the taxi. Get more tips from our 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji.
Hiring a Driver in Nadi
Many of the luxury resorts and hotels in Nadi can organise a private driver for you for the duration of your stay. You will get to go where you want when you want with your own private driver.
For a truly independent holiday experience, enjoy the privacy of your own car rental. Car rentals are abundant at Nadi International Airport, with rental companies offering a range of luxury vehicles. Europcar‘s Prestige range includes BMWs and Ford Mustangs, while Hertz has modern Jeep Compass and Ford Rangers to travel Viti Levu in style.
Take a look at The Best Car Rentals in Fiji for a full comparison of car rental companies.
Private Airport Transfers
Your accommodation in Nadi will usually organise a private airport transfer straight to your resort or hotel doorstep. Be sure to book this before your arrival at the Nadi International Airport. Alternatively, there are private airport transfer operators who can take you to any accommodation in Nadi, such as Rosie Holidays where the driver will greet you with a shell lei and provide free WiFi in the air-conditioned vehicle.
Luxury Spas in Nadi
Nadi is the ultimate destination for a fly and flop luxury holiday, especially with quality spas just moments away from the airport. We’ll go through some of the most luxurious options for spa treatments in the Nadi area.
Unwind in complete serenity and comfort in the Quan Spa of Nadi’s only five-star resort outside of Denarau, the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. Water is the theme of the Quan Spa experience, with water-inspired decor and spa products using ingredients from the sea. The extensive spa menu includes a breathtaking selection of touch therapy, enhancements, body, facial, anti-ageing, hands and feet treatments, facial rituals, hair and beauty services and more.
DoubleTree by Hilton Beauty Salon & Spa
Choose between a private massage in the massage bure of the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji – Sonaisali Island or outside in the calming sea breeze. The resort’s beauty salon offers hair and makeup services, as well as a range of pampering treatments.
Day Spas in Nadi
Day spas can be easily found in Nadi, from the airport spa at Spa@TheGate to the Bali Spa in the city centre. Alternatively, the Island Surf Beauty & Spa offers Nadi pick-ups to get to their spas in Denarau and Wailoaloa Beach.
Check out more ways to relax in Fiji here.
Private Excursions from Nadi
Nothing says luxury like having your very own tour guide taking you on an exclusive trip around Nadi and the surrounding islands of Fiji. Whether it’s by helicopter, boat or car, there are a few ways to make your activities in Nadi super special. We’ll go through some highlights right here.
Scenic Helicopter Flights from Nadi
An extra special way to spend some time in Fiji is in the air on a scenic helicopter flight! Departing from Nadi Airport or Denarau Marina, with accommodation pick-up included, you’ll get to see the stunning islands of Fiji from the most stunning aerial perspective. There is a range of magnificent scenic flights available with Pacific Island Air, or even island excursions where you’ll take a helicopter to the Malamala Beach Club for a romantic and relaxing day on the island. Check out this Guide to Helicopter Tours in Fiji for more options.
Private Fishing Charters
Enjoy the peace and serenity out on the water while dabbling in reef or game fishing in the Fiji islands. Private fishing charters are easy to organise with your waterfront resort or jump on a tour with Pj Fiji or Hidden Gem Fishing Charters departing from the Denarau Marina, just a short drive from Nadi.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Either hire a driver to take you to the highlights of Nadi (see above) or enjoy your own exclusive private tour such as this private tour to the Sabeto Hot Springs, Garden of the Sleeping Giant and a Fijian village. Don’t worry about the driving and logistics and just let your knowledgeable guide take you to natural hot springs, a tropical rainforest garden and the village where the first natives landed. Check out the popular sights in Nadi with our list of 12 Things to Do in Nadi.
Luxury Dining in Nadi
A luxurious getaway to Fiji needs to have exquisite food, so check out the restaurants and bars of Nadi’s luxury resorts to experience Nadi’s fine dining scene. Outside of the resorts, fine dining is not part of the Nadi city culture. That’s not to say that there’s no divine food to be sampled! Check out our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Nadi for recommendations. Otherwise, here are some of the most luxurious dining options available in Nadi.
Fine Dining in Nadi’s Luxury Resorts
One of the limited fine dining options outside of Denarau awaits the Fish Bar of the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. The menu is influenced by local flavours from the land and sea. Either sit in the main restaurant with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean or treat that special someone to a specially-crafted five-course meal in a private waterfront cabana.
At the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji – Sonaisali Island, the Tavua Bar & Grill has two seating areas, one in a relaxed setting beside the pool and one on the beach under glorious coconut palms. It makes for a romantic environment at sunset and the gourmet food is to die for with barbecue-style cuisine.
Great views come with great food at the Club 57 & Bistro at the Ramada Suites Wailoaloa Beach. The rooftop restaurant menu has some classically Fijian offerings along with an extensive range of fine wines and cocktails. We recommend the lobster.
Great Restaurants in Nadi
Eat where the locals eat in the city of Nadi. Book a table at the Kaikoku Japanese restaurant in Martintar and watch the skilled chefs serve up Fiji seafood, New Zealand lamb and Australian beef teppanyaki-style. They also have a spectacular array of other Japanese delights.
Alternatively, transport yourself to the Mediterranean at Habibi Fiji with a stunning setting among tropical plants. They serve a wide range of Mediterranean dishes, as well as wood-fired pizzas and shisha.
For fine dining options near Nadi, head to Denarau and check out our recommendations in Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Denarau.