Coming to Fiji and need accommodation? Find out here what the picks of the Nadi resorts are. Also included are hotels for those on layovers.
The Nadi Resorts contents:
This is viable accommodation in the 'Nadi area' which can broken down into 3 areas.
However, Nadi isn't the place you see on the postcards.
People are usually passing through, so it isn't surprising that the Nadi area has a focus on budget accommodation and hotels and not on resorts.
If you are passing through or just prefer hotels rather than resorts, then head to our Hotels in Nadi Fiji section.
This may seem like a letdown but there are no nice resorts in Nadi itself. One reason is that there are no nice beaches in the area for resorts to take advantage of. Although Denarau manages to get around that issue.
Denarau Island is a private upmarket island (just a short bridge from the mainland) and is just 20 minutes from Nadi international airport.
If you're looking for luxurious pampering and got cash to burn, Denarau is the place. Denarau's rise to popularity has to do with the convenience factor going along with 'more luxury per square inch in Fiji' factor that it brings.
For Denarau accomodation, visit our Denarau Fiji page.
The best long term accommodation in the Nadi region is on Denarau
Just 33km north of Nadi, you will find Fiji's second largest town, Lautoka. Quite easy to get to. There are some nice accommodation options, and they are found in our Rakiraki & Lautoka Hotel Fiji section.
There's just one mid-range to top-end resort south of Denara and Nadi, before you start hitting the Coral Coast with the behemoth Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.
Just 12km south-west of Nadi, you get to Naisala island. Similar to Denarau, it's built on mangroves with grey sand.
Sonaisala Island Resort - This upmarket resort has 123 rooms and bures, and is set on the 105-acre Naisala Island 300m off the mainland. Access is via a 25-minute drive then a 3-minute boat ride. Sonaisala gets mixed reviews from outstanding and paradise to absolutely terrible. It would be worthwhile reading the reviews before booking.
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