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The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife in Nadi

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Bars and Nightclubs in Nadi

Nothing beats a summer party! In the country of endless summer, Fiji is the perfect place to hit some bars and nightclubs. While Fiji is more famous for its relaxing tropical environment rather than its party scene, the city of Nadi is the capital of nightlife in Fiji! (Or at least one of them anyway). In the city, you’ll find a range of watering holes, from sophisticated outdoor wine bars to late-night dance clubs. Nadi also has a big backpacker bar scene on the waterfront of Wailoaloa Beach, as well as some stunning bar settings in some of the high-end resorts. Find out where are the best places to have a drink in this guide to the nightlife in Nadi.

While you’re here, check out our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Nadi for some amazing places to eat.

5 Drinks You Need to Try in Fiji

Don’t know what to order at the bar? How about these drinks that are great to try in Fiji?!

  • Fiji Gold – locally brewed beer that is light and refreshing after a day in the sun
  • Cocktails – tropical fruit cocktails in a tropical paradise: it’s a no-brainer!
  • Kava – a traditional ceremonial drink made from ground Yaqona roots. You can’t usually order it at the bar, but you can join a kava ceremony at most resorts and village visits. Find out more in 10 Best Ways to Experience the Fijian Culture.
  • Bounty Rum – Locally brewed from the abundance of sugar cane fields in Fiji
  • New Zealand & Australian Wine – made just over the water, NZ and Australian wine is a must-try for wine-lovers!

Remember, the legal drinking age in Fiji is 18 years old.


The Best Bars in Nadi

Want to experience how they party in Fiji? The Martintar suburb of Nadi city is a nightlife hotspot of not only Nadi, but Fiji as a whole. Most of Nadi’s best bars and nightclubs are bunched together in this lively side of town.

The Best Bars for Partying in Nadi

Travellers and locals alike mingle at Ed’s Bar (Kennedy Street, Martintar). The bar has made an incredible reputation for itself over the years and is one bar to definitely include in your bar crawl on a night out in Nadi. The early evening hours are usually filled with general chatter and a game of pool in the outdoor garden before the crowd gets buzzed for dancing into the early hours.

8Knots (79 Queens Road, Martintar) gives travellers another awesome option for partying in Nadi. Meet your next best friend (or something more) on the balcony of their establishment while watching the world go by on the busy streets of Nadi below, or dance well into the night with their regular lineup of live bands! They have regular themed nights too, making for some fun icebreakers when meeting their large local clientele. The pool table is just a bonus.

There’s always something happening at the Ice Bar (Jetpoint Complex, Martintar) from Latin nights to rugby games to any public holiday celebrated to the max! Don’t miss their happy hours with two beer jugs for FJ$35 and cool down with an iced cocktail after a day in the hot Fiji sun. Needless to say, this is a fun party bar where you’re sure to have an epic night dancing with some epic people.

The Best Bars for Casual Drinks in Nadi

The lively atmosphere makes the Bounty Bar & Restaurant (79 Queens Road, Martintar) an awesome place to start your drinks at the beginning of the night. Relax with friends over a cocktail or beer, try and resist their reasonably priced steak and beer deals, and see where the night takes you! If you want to take the party further, you need only venture to 8Knots in the same building (see above).

For a trendy wine bar to take your more sophisticated friends to, try the Hemisphere Bar at the back of the Bulaccino Cafe (Nataly Building, Namaka). It’s a relaxing environment to sit in the garden with a wine or cocktail in hand.

For something a little different, check out the Tantra Hookah Lounge (Jetpoint Complex, Martintar) to relax with friends and puff on some fruity flavours. The lounge serves a wide array of herbal shisha, as well as Turkish drinks and desserts.

Speaking of shisha, another cool place to hang out is Habibi Fiji (Narewa Road, Nadi Central). The Mediterranean restaurant also has a great vibe as a bar with a garden area to snuggle up in with drinks or some excellent international food.

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The Best Resort Bars in Nadi

For more amazing bars to unwind with a few drinks in Nadi, consider heading to Nadi’s resorts! Many of the resorts around the Nadi area have their own bars, where they’ll be keen to have any punter join the good vibes. So whether you’re a resort guest looking to stay where the best party action is at, or looking for something different from the nightlight in Nadi city, you’re bound to have a blast in the resort bars in Nadi. Resort bars are usually open until 11pm, so while they are not the best place to go for late-night party animals, they make an awesome place to hang out with other travellers.

Best Backpacker Bars in Nadi

In the Wailoaloa Beach resort area, kick back with backpackers at the Ghost Ship Bar & Grill (Smuggler’s Cove, Wailoaloa) with FJ$5 beers and FJ$12 cocktails.

Also at Wailoaloa Beach, Travellers Beach Cafe & Bar (Bamboo Backpackers, Wailoaloa) is a stunning place to have sunset cocktails. The backpacker bar also hosts kava parties and is a good place to relax around a beach bonfire with young travellers.

You might also want to kick back at the Aquarius on the Beach Resort Bar (Wailoaloa), with a wide range of drinks: local and international beers, wines, cocktails and fresh coconuts.

Your final option for backpacker bars in Nadi, relax by the Tropic Beachside Bar (Tropic of Capricorn, Wailoaloa) for beer, liquors, homemade juice and sunset cocktails.

Best Resort Bars for Casual Drinks in Nadi

Experience real “Fiji time” with a few cocktails at the poolside bar at the Tokatoka Resort (opposite Nadi International Airport), as you wait for your flight out of Nadi.

The swim-up bar at the Tavu Bar & Grill (DoubleTree Hilton – Sonasali Island Resort) is an amazing way to relax on the waterfront. After dark, sit under a coconut palm at the beach restaurant making for a romantic setting for a few drinks.

The family-friendly and affordable Club Fiji Resort Bar & Restaurant (Nadi Bay Beach) has an array of fun themed nights, including Mexican Taco & Tequila nights on Wednesdays.

For more areas in Fiji with vibrant nightlight, check out The Ultimate Guide to the Fiji Nightlife.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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