I dont know why your TA told you that, but there are definitely some good restaurants to dine at, in and around Nadi.
Sitar, Restaurant 88, Tu's and Bounty are just a few that get good reviews and come to mind.
Im sure others will give you some more ideas.
Maree :DEdited: 5:26 am, March 24, 2013
Down here on the Coral Coast near our resort (Outrigger) there are about 4 restaurants along the Sunset Strip to choose from. There's Bedarra Beach Inn, Koko's, Le Cafe, and an Indian Restaurant (don't remember name, but it looked fairly low-budget in it's decor).
Shopping wise, it's a lot like an 3rd world country with shops aimed mostly at the locals, us tourists have no idea where the good stuff is and stick mainly to the tourist shops. In Sigatoka there are Tappoos and Jacks which are the main tourist shops all around Fiji. They sell touristy stuff and I would say the stuff in both is almost identical.
Thanks for the info, well that FC TA does not know her stuff...maybe seek another agent!
glad we can eat out, rather than just at the resorts :)
As for the shopping, thats cool, no shopping this trip...didn't think it was a shoppers place, as long as one can get a souvenir of some sort thats all i hope for.
think i outshopped my self in Bali last year :)Edited: 6:52 am, March 24, 2013
Tea towels and trinkets and moo moo dresses is about all you will buy. A least in Fiji you don't need much spending money
When you're in Coral Coast, you can head into Suva (about 1hr drive maybe.. Local bus will also get you there but takes longer)... Suva is a big city with lots of shops, so you can do heaps of shopping there... Also heaps of restaurants... But don't go on a Sunday as shops do not trade on Sundays :)Edited: 2:17 am, May 18, 2013
It's true that Fiji is relaxing and stress free :)
You don't have a lot of shopping and busy-ness like you do in Asian countries.
There are some nice touristy shops like Tappoo and Jacks and also local stalls at the markets.
Suva is good for a movie and an experience in the big city :)
xo Eeva and Rainbow xo