✅ Trip Verified
| Nadi is a fine airport in some ways, and an airport in need of even more significant improvements in other ways. After flying in and out twice, I'm glad to see this small airport mostly modernized (at least the lobby and check-in areas), and looking very beautiful. This is a reflection of the success of Fiji's tourism industry, and the welcoming face that Fiji wants to portray for tourists. Check-in was not a challenge at all. Going through customs and immigration, leaving the airport briefly, then going back through security pre-gate were no problem. The signage to shuttle buses, taxis and public buses could still stand to be improved, but the airport was so small that I found where I was going. A bus pass can be bought for $5 (Fijian dollars), and a bus can be taken into central Nadi for less than ($2 USD). Connecting to your next flight should be no issue, as, like I said, going through customs is no problem (as long as you don't have anything significant to declare). Now, there are some cons. First of all, there's only one gift shop thingy I can remember post-security, and their prices are as high or higher on some products than you'd pay in the USA, Australia, or New Zealand. They have a monopoly! Second, staff in said gift shop don't seem to care if you fall over dead, as long as they get their money, as that's obvious in their attitudes. Third, security personnel have this stupid policy where they check carry-on bags AT the gate as planes are being boarded, without warning. They don't want any "unauthorized" liquids to be brought on, which means that even your carry-on-friendly toiletries better be in Ziploc bags (thankfully, mine were), and they'll confiscate your $4.00+ drink bottle that you bought in that unfriendly gift shop for "security reasons." Yeah, I echo the sentiments of some other travelers who have posted in saying, "That's stupid!" Fourth, their Wi-Fi ranges from pathetic to non-existing. In all, I'd far rather fly into and out of Nadi than a lot of major hub airports in the USA, but for an otherwise very welcoming Fijian people and culture, this airport doesn't have a lot of the "Bula!" spirit.