No traveller likes Nadi. It's not because it's horrible, far from, but it's just a place you eventually will spend way more time in than anticipated while travelling in Fiji. Downtown Nadi is small. The main street is full of souvenir shops and touts, but the nice covered market has a bustle with friendly vendors. However, most budget travellers stay down at New Town Beach, where there are plenty of hostels. The sparkling new area of Denarau, where the ferry terminal is, tries to be posh with many upscale resorts, but it's beyond us why anyone who goes to Fiji will stay for longer periods at one of Fiji's most crap beaches, when paradisaic Mamanuca and Yasawa islands are literally right at the doorstep.