Oceania (Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific) - Dining in Nadi (or nearby?)
Jul 22, 12, 8:11 am
I have an upcoming dive trip to Fiji and I'm heading out to Beqa Lagoon for a week. However due to the resort transfer schedule and the flight times, I've ended up with an overnight layover in Nadi on the way home. I've arranged a hotel near Nadi airport, but am looking for suggestions on dining options, as this is more or less my only time not at the resort to try something different. Food at dive resorts is normally alright, but after a week, I want something a bit different.
So does anybody have any suggestions for some good food around Nadi? I will eat pretty much anything, so not limited in that regard. Prepared to jump in a taxi to head elsewhere too.
Many thanks :-)
Jul 22, 12, 1:38 pm
You are best off choosing a hotel near Nadi that has all the facilities you are looking for (including restaurants). The city is not close to the airport and Nadi (as in the town itself) isn't exactly a safe place. If you're looking for upscale resorts, Denaru is the area you should be looking at. Depending on how long a layover you have, it may or may not be worth going to Denaru.
Jul 22, 12, 8:03 pm
I will get into Nadi around 1pm and don't fly out until 9am the next morning. Like I said, I've already arranged for a hotel near the airport. I'm just trying to figure out whether there's any good restaurants worth visiting? If there's nothing suggested, yes I will probably just hang around the hotel and eat there. But I'm not against jumping in a taxi and heading to Denaru for the afternoon/evening for good food.
There are a couple of reasonable restaurants in Martintar, the small community about 10 minutes from the airport - Daikoku (Japanese) is one option although quite expensive by Fiji standards.
There is another restaurant, The Blue Bure, on the Denarau road (another 5 minutes drive from Martintar, just after the roundabout and opposite the school) that serves decent Mediterranean food and is worth a visit.
Jul 23, 12, 12:43 am
There are a couple of reasonable restaurants in Martintar, the small community about 10 minutes from the airport - Daikoku (Japanese) is one option although quite expensive by Fiji standards. ....But cheap by non-Fiji standards for the (high) quality. For some strange reason there is excellent Japanese food in Fiji; for example Denerau has a high-end Japanese restaurant that serves sushi in an ice dome (like an igloo) -- brilliant presentation for that climate. Flying Fish (restaurant in Sydney) has a branch at the Sheraton in Denerau, for example, which would be Michelin rated if they reviewed Fiji. A couple of quite good pizza places, too, can't remember the name but near a marina. Definitely some non-resort food options, but the airport is basically in the middle of nowhere and you don't want to go to Nadi the town.