Situated on a peninsula on the southeast coast of Viti Levu, Suva is the capital of Fiji. Formerly serving as an important trading post for the British Empire, Suva has a unique mix of colonial buildings, modern city-life and natural beauty, boasting art and culture, fine dining, outdoor recreation and luxury accommodations all in a tropical South Pacific setting.
Visitors can get to the island by arriving at Nausori International Airport and then reach the city on Kings Road. Within Suva, there are both public transportation and taxis for getting around.
Lodging in Suva ranges from luxury resorts and spas to more economical hotels and motels. Most luxury accommodations in the city offer views of the mountains or the mangrove-lined coasts of Suva Harbor and Laucala Bay.
Art, History and Cultural
Suva’s vibrant artistic and cultural history can be found all over the city. The Fiji Museum and Thurston Gardens is part history and part botanical beauty. Nestled in the heart of the garden’s tropical flora, the museum has a large collection of Fijian artifacts dating back thousands of years.
With both small local markets and modern malls and boutiques, Suva has a little something for every shopper. Located off the main wharf, Suva Market is a lively place to buy fresh seafood and tropical produce from the friendly local people.
Dining and Nightlife
Suva is a place of culinary multiculturalism. In a single day, a visitor can sip espresso at the Republic of Cappuccino, enjoy fresh sushi at Daikoko and sample French cuisine at Scott’s. There is also a nightclub district in Suva for dancing and music.
Outdoor activities range from sailing and scuba to golf, walking and forest trekking. Walking tours within the city feature historic colonial buildings and more than 70 parks. Visitors can also experience a South Pacific sunset at Suva Point or aboard a yacht in Suva Harbor. Just outside the city to the north, Colo-i-Suva Forest Park has miles of trails, tropical flora and fauna, waterfalls and natural pools developed for swimming.