wooden souvenirs: a great collection
There are so many shops with great wooden souvenirs of all kinds and sizes, BUT the problem with all of these great souvenirs is the fact that you might get into severe problems at the customs-control in Australia - in case that your cruise will end there like mine.
Wooden items of all sorts are forbiddent to be taken into Australia and even when the shops insist that their goods have a "certificat" I would rather not trust them.
What to buy: I did not buy anything for the reasons above, but maybe next time, when the end of my cruise is not in Australia.
What to pay: Prices were moderate !
- Adventure Travel
mostly local arts and crafts
Handicrafts shops, drapery shops, supermarkets, shopping mall, pharmacy. Shopping facilities are also available in major hotels within the Nadi area on a 24-hours basis.
Although many hotels and resorts have shopping on site, Nadi town is a popular shopping destination. Jewellery, cameras, high fidelity audio equipment, clothes, handicrafts, artefacts, souvenir items, original artworks are among the many items on offer.
This is one of not many places where you will be hussled by mostly Indian sellers. i dont know like yu but I hate it. Also its one of not many places were the shops are open on Sundays
One of the local shops made for us kava ceremony just to make us by something. First time I was convinced to buy much to expensive wooden sculpture with our names on it. Thats a popular catch for naive tourists in many places in the world. Well, there is always this first time..
Open Market: Always Haggle
Often during the day there is an open air market in Nadi town. It will contain pretty much anything you would find in the little semi-authentic semi-touristy shops throughout Nadi town, such as artwork, crafts, and clothing, for much less than in the shops. Definately haggle (may be easier in the market), some things are just unbelievably overpriced wherever you go. Maybe you don't want to go to the market where there's constant shouting at you to come over and look and buy various objects, but you'll get that in the shops as well.
- Budget Travel
Jack's Handicrafts: Souveniers
Nadi is a touristy town because of the airport being nearby. There are plenty of souvenier and duty-gree shops lining the main street. The merchants stand outside their front doors trying to persuade you to come inside to have a look around.
We liked Jack's Handicrafts which sells a nice assortment of items and has a small art gallery.
Was we ever surprised to see T-shirts, with I survived, selling there the first morning that people were allowed out after the storm.
- Arts and Culture
Jack's Handicraft's: Bula to Jack's Handicraft's!!
Jack's Handicraft's is Fiji's biggest souvenier shops. They sell all the traditional merchandise, most of them are hand made. We purchased a cannibal fork and some masks and lots of gifts for everyone back home. Its just 15 mins from Nadi Airport.
We went there by taxi.. Watch out for those taxi fares!!
What to buy: You can but anything from Cannibal forks to kitchen Items. Take a look at the web site and you will find everything they sell.
What to pay: The Cannibal Fork cost us US $120.00 but it was well worth it.