Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Nadi

Nadi is the region's main shopping centre, and Saturday morning is the busiest market day. Duty-free shops are located on the main street and also within the International Airport. Handicraft shops offer a variety of locally produced wooden and tapa items. Many items are imported so if you are looking for genuine Fijian articles, check where they have been made. Jack's of Fiji has a good selection of souvenirs, arts and crafts, perfume, jewellery and gifts, plus a wide range of clothing including surf, street and ethnic wear. If you want something made to size, tailors are able to make clothing overnight and will deliver the finished items to your hotel.

Try a goat curry at one of Nadi's local Indian restaurants or a freshly made roti from a takeaway stand. Barbecue stands are available on Nadi's roadside in the evenings, providing hot, cooked takeaways. Fresh curries, local seafood and fresh fruit contribute to the tropical eating styles. A common entrée is kokoda, fish marinated in lime juice with coconut cream. Daikoku and Hamacho Restaurants feature Japanese cuisine including excellent teppanyaki.

The local nightlife entertainment is provided by Ed’s Bar, The Bounty at Martintar (between Nadi Town and the airport), Marau Lounge and Rav at Fiji Mocambo, Rangeelas and Steps. Planters Lounge, at the Sheraton Fiji, is a small but popular spot.