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Being the nearest town to the airport, Nandi..
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A great place for snorkelling and water activities with friendly natives who are extremly laid back my style.It is warm but not so bad but can be deceiving I was severely sunburned even though I put on sun lotion and the sky was full of clouds so be careful slap on plenty of sunblock.If you cut your feet be careful swimming in the water you get could get some nasty type of coral that could grow in your foot and cause a bad infection ,I had a big blister that was on my foot and had to refrain from water activities it sucked but at least I didnt lose my foot.Dont be too trusting of the natives the majority are good honest people but there are a few bad eggs as in all parts of the world so dont take free rides off people you dont know or get dragged into shops to buy stuff its all common sense though.A guy we know got ripped off major paying over the amount for souvenirs but he did get his money back later .Be careful about what boat tours you take to the islands as some of these guys tend to scrimp on safety jackets not good if you get caught in the unexpected storms of fiji.Dont go to the big resort type islands they are not as much fun as the small islands and you pay more ,stick to a smaller island you will have a blast and staff are nicer .Tip the locals if possible they desrve it they make hardly no money and work rediculous hours and they really do alot for the tourists and put up with alot and are genuine unlike some places in Thailand .One guy we paid drove us out to this fantastic beach picked up ice and beers waited while we were there an even came out and played some soccer with us and was good fun and very friendly he did alot that we didnt ask for and was more like a tour guide than a driver .Fiji is a good place to go for beach an sun and water activities .
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For me, nadi was more a place where you can travel through very fast - for example to get to the western Fiji Islands (wich are very nice, especially Beachcomber and Turtle).
There is not really much to see in Nadi except the Market where you can get nice local fruits, food or Kava and the hindu temple which is very nice and colorful (wear cloth that cover most of your body (schoulders and knees))
Because Nadi has Fiji's international airport you will probably see the city - but don't plan there to stay longer than one or two days before visiting the rest of the islands!
(btw. most people living there are not native fijians, they are indians - so if you like to bargain, do it! The indians do it but the fijians don't like to).
If you don't want to rent a car, Nadi is a good place to get arround by bus! Most hotels have maps of the different bus lines - so just ask for it!
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Honestly, Lautoka is a disappointment.  Seeing the "real" Fiji is quite different than the beautiful pictures seen in brochures.  Riding the bus into town is a fun experience as the buses are rather old and the roads littered with potholes.  But Lautoka, you can find some decent bargains if you look around, and some tasty food, but the city is dirty and ugly.  For a country that relies on tourism, a simple step of adding garbage cans and teaching people how to use them could make this city much nicer.  Don't get roped into telling a local your name or where you're staying, they generally want to sell you something by pretending to be a friendly Fijian.  They'll carve your name into a piece of wood then insist now you need to buy it.  Fortunately we were privvy to this before going and didn't get caught, though pestered many times.
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