NADI, FIJI

 

HOTELS:  Most hotels in Nadi have a much cheaper walk-in rate.  You cannot book ahead and get this rate.

Wests Motor Inn (Nadi)

  • Standard room is very standard.  Bed, full size bed, small refrigerator, window aircon, AM/FM radio (marginal at best), phone, coffee maker w/coffee.  Normal rate F$55.00, walk-in rate F$44.00.
  • Deluxe Room (photos) includes a TV with one English channel, full size bed, small refrigerator, split aircon, AM/FM radio (marginal), phone, coffee maker w/coffee.  Normal rate F$99, walk-in rate F$66.00.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant   - - -  MENU
  • Bar
  • Convenience Store
  • Safety deposit 
    • A brown envelope with a few staples!!
  • About 2-3 miles from airport
  • 2 blocks to internet cafe
  • 10-15 minute walk to Mc Donald's
  • 1-2 miles to downtown Nadi
  • Check out time 10:30 am
  • Same day laundry services
  • Tap water safe to drink

 

The Dominion

  • Located just north of the Wests Motor Inn in Nadi
  • Standard F$ 125, Deluxe F$ 146
    • walk-in's get 25% discount
  • all rooms with TV with 5 channel
    • (Fiji 1/VCR/Sky Sports/Sky Entertainment/Sky Plus)
  • Nice pools
  • Check out time 10 am
  • tennis court -- pool table -- table tennis -- putting green
  • all rooms central air
  • safety deposit lockers
  • Looks a step up from Wests Motor Inn
  • dominionint@is.com.fj
  • www.dominion-international.com 

 

Beachcomber Island

In my opinion, this should be most peoples first choice when visiting Fiji (unless you are dieting and looking for rest as I was.  Maybe next time?)

  • All inclusive package like Club Med

  • On marine sanctuary in Mamanuca group

  • volleyball, snorkeling, mini golf, glass bottom boat,  all free

  • windsurfers, fishing, canoeing, sailing, tobogganing, jet skis, water-skiing, scuba diving, parasailing (Extra charge)

  • Singles F$179-310

  • Doubles F$238-360

  • Feb & March half price

  • USA 800-521-7242

  • www.beachcomberfiji.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DINING:
GROCERY PRICES
 Wests Motor Inn Menu 
Walked down to check the internet and found out it wasn't open.  Tried the FISH & CHIPS for F$ 5.00 and found it good enough to return to try other selections.

Located 1 block north of West Motor Inn

Interesting categorization in Yellow Pages

airport cafe

 

GETTING AROUND:
  • Taxi's are every where.
  • A fleet of white Toyota vans picks up people at bus stops for a small fare.
  • Rental Cars.  I went to Budget and found that they didn't have any of the cheaper cars they advertised.  Car I ended up with cost $80 (US) a day with unlimited mileage.  It was in good shape, but not worth the price.
  • Walking.  It isn't very hilly and it is less than 10 Kilometers from downtown all the way to the airport.  West Motor Inn is about half way.
INTERNET CAFES:  There are lots of internet cafes in and around Nadi

 

Noveix Micorsystems
  • Downtown Nadi (Opposite Town Council Bldg)
  • Opens 7:30 am
  • Very slow proxy server
Advertises 2 hours for $5

Actually $4 for 40 minutes

Internet Planet 
  • One block north of West Motor Inn
  • $2 for 15 minutes
    • membership $10
      • members F$ 0.10 per minute
      • over 2 hours pay only $6
  • 8 am-8pm M thru Friday
  • 9am-8pm Saturday
  • 3pm-8pm Sunday 
  • faster than Noveix (probably because only 4 computers on the hook-up).  Best on the weekend.
Airport F$.40 per minute
TIME ZONES:

 

LAUNDRY:
A self service laundry is located about a 2-3 minute walk north of Wests Motor Inn (same side of the street).   Prices are reasonable at around $3 US for a large load with soap.
WHAT'S GOOD:
  • Rosie's Tours.  Very professional

 

WHAT'S NOT SO GOOD:
  • Star TV (English channel) uses too much CCTV (China English Channel).  Has infrequent BBC/CNN (once every few days). Lots of Chinese propoganda!
WHAT TO DO:
  • Garden of the sleeping giant
    • Orchid/tropical gardens about 15 minutes from Nadi
    • Admission F$9.90 includes fruit drink
    • Photos
  • HASH
    • Meets every Monday
    • Contact Dr. Ram Raju 700-240 or 701-769
    • Nadi HASH Cafe -- DSM Centre 2, Lodhia Street
  • Jetski tours
    • SE coast (Pacific Harbor area)
    • Bega Island
    • snorkeling & waterskiing options
    • www.jetski-safari.com
    • 679-450933
  • Navua River Village Tour  F $95    [PHOTOS]
  • Day tour to Crusoe Island  Boat departs 10 am, returns 4:30 pm
    • BBQ lunch
    • snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing, volleyball, jungle walk
    • F$ 79
    • phone 510-100, PO Box 2580, Nadi, Fiji Islands
  • Whitewater rafting
    • Departs 8:15am
    • River 2 hrs north (past Ba)
    • 3.5 hours rafting down "tranquil river" with "grade III rapids."
    • minimum 2 people
    • discoverfiji@is.com.fj 
  • Trekking -- Adventure Fiji
    • Horses carry packs
    • meals included
    • 4-6 hours per day
    • dormitory style in native huts
    • 1, 4 or 6 day treks
    • $50 deposit with full payment 14 days in advance
  • Cave & waterfall tour  
  • Deep Sea Fishing  F$ 1000
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Horseback riding  
    • $26 per adult
    • Sonausli Island  (free 3 minute boat ride)
    • Lunch $19.50 per adult
    • Phone 706-011
  • Snorkeling
  • Starlight Dinner Cruise
  • Interior Mountain Tour -- Fantastic Sights of Fiji
    • air-conditioned vehicle
    • picnic lunch
    • full day tour to "salad bowl" interior F$ 148
    • half day tour to Sigatoka  F$ 84
  • Round the island tour
    • 11-12 hours
    • 680 kilometers
    • picnic lunch -- fruit basket
    • F$ 170 pp
    • fsf@is.com.fj

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