The Best Time to Visit Nadi
There's no bad time to visit Fiji with a Nadi holiday package. It all depends on your budget and the kind of holiday you're after.
If you're on a tight budget, book Nadi holiday packages for travel between November and April. You'll find plenty of deals on airfares if you don't mind travelling out of peak weather conditions. These months are Fiji's wet season, and short storms during the day are common.
For idyllic island weather without a rain cloud in the sky, book Nadi packages for July to September. While you will have to contend with crowds and higher prices, the excellent weather conditions could be worth it. Plus, you can plan your Nadi accommodation and flight packages around the Bula Festival. It takes place in July and is one of the biggest cultural events for Fiji.
October and May to June are two short shoulder seasons for Fiji. You'll miss the high season crowds, the rainy season and prices for hotel and accommodation Nadi may decrease slightly.
Top Things to Do and See in Nadi
Visit the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple
The Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple is one of the best things to do in Nadi. For only $5 FJD ($3.37 AUD), you'll be able to visit Fiji's remarkable Hindu site. Keep in mind that you'll need to cover your legs with a sarong and you'll need to remove your shoes before entering the temple. If you want a photo to remember your Nadi packages trip, you can only snap away outside the building.
Go to the beach
Spending a few hours on Nadi's idyllic beaches is a happily low-cost activity. The two main beaches are Wailoaloa Beach and Nadi Bay Beach. If you want to stay as close to the beach as possible, look for Nadi accommodation and flight packages that include the nearby resorts. If you're in the mood for a day trip, you can drive an hour outside of Nadi to Natadola Beach.
Visit the Fiji Culture Village
If you want to learn more about Fiji's fascinating local heritage, book a tour to the Fiji Cultural Village. It is a must-do for travellers buying Nadi holiday packages. It costs $25 FJD ($16.87AUD), and you'll get to see traditional houses, find out how to make crafts like Tapa and pottery and learn more about local customs and culture.
Take a day trip to Denarau Island
Want to use your Nadi packages to explore the rest of Fiji? Schedule a day trip to the beautiful Denarau Island. You can take a taxi or bus to the five-star resort island and spend the entire day relaxing on the beach and sipping on cocktails.
Tips for first-time travellers to Nadi
All visitors buying Nadi holiday packages will need to participate in a sevusevu when visiting a local village. As an outsider, you're expected to bring a small gift, and the chief of the village will receive it before welcoming you into the community.
Food costs in Nadi
For budget travellers booking Nadi accommodation and flight packages, you can save a lot of money by cooking your own food. The local markets sell fresh produce for only a couple of dollars, or you can pick up local cuisine like roti stuffed with curry for less than $2 AUD!
Kava Ceremony Etiquette
If you're invited to a kava ceremony in Fiji, there are some etiquette rules travellers buying Nadi holiday packages need to follow. You shouldn't wear anything on your head, and when you are given the cup of kava, you need to clap and then drink it all at once. Once you're done, you clap again and hand it back while saying "Bula". If you only want to try a little bit of kava, ask for a "low tide".
Once you arrive in Fiji, you'll realise that the islands run on a different time. Things happen at a slower pace than what you're perhaps used to in Australia. Once you’ve bought your Nadi packages, you may find it helpful to not plan your itineraries too strictly. Give yourself lots of wiggle room and time to get to and from your hotel and accommodation Nadi as things will most likely take a bit longer.
Packing for Nadi
Fiji is warm all year round, so you don't need to worry about packing any thick layers. Some of the essential items for travellers booking Nadi holiday packages are swimwear, shorts, T-shirts and dresses. However, if you're planning on leaving your hotel and accommodation Nadi and going to a village, you'll need more conservative clothes. To show respect to the locals, you should cover up your knees and shoulders.