THE TERRACES APARTMENT RESORT: USE DARANAU ISLAND AS A BASE FOR EXPLORING NADI AND THE SURROUNDINGS
The Terraces Apartment Resort is located on Daranau island, only a 20 minute ride from Nadi International Airport and a 10 minute ride from the city of Nadi. Although big hotel names, like Hilton and Radisson, offer accommodation on the island as well, The Terraces Apartment Resort has the advantage that combines luxurious facilities with fully equipped apartments; each apartment is totally self sufficient with fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer, television, dvd player and stereo etc.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the fabulous treatments at Tiare Orchid Spa and Massage, take a dip in the 25 meter pool or relax at Fairway Poolside Café. There is no restaurant inside the resort but most restaurants at the Marina have charge-back services to the Terraces. Car hire services, tours and cruises can be booked through the resort’s tour office.
Nadi is a rather indifferent city that may disappoint the visitor. Two markets that are worth a visit are Handicraft Market and Produce Market. The first is a good place to do your souvenir shopping as you can find a vast variety of original Fijian artcrafts. The second gives you a chance to mix with the locals as they shop for fruit and vegetables. Pay a visit to Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple, where you can see impressive wooden carvings and ceiling frescos, and then just rent a car and start exploring the surroundings!
Hiring a car in Nadi is an easy job and, unlike the city centre, the surrounding area can be quite interesting. Two of the most famous attractions are less than a ten minute drive from the city. Thousands of people visit the Sleeping Giant Gardens every year in order to see the more than 2000 different orchid species and other flowers, like the water lily. At Rock Painting you will have a chance to see prehistoric images painted on rocks by the first human habitats of Fiji.
Moving North-East you will discover Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. Six traditional Fijian villages are located inside the park and organized tours are available. Other than that, the visitor can follow walking trails that lead to fascinating waterfalls passing through tropical plants and flowers and watch several bird species in their natural environment.
Return your rented car and take a day cruise to an island such as Mamanuca or Yasawa to complete your Fijian adventure by exploring beautiful beaches, clear blue waters and amazing marine life around coral reefs.