Fiji's North Coast is region which encompasses the towns and cities from the northern most point of Viti Levu and stretches all the way through Nadi, Lautoka, Vuda Point and Suva. Offering easy access to the Mamanuca Islands, it is a scenic and secluded region with little commercial development other than the great range of accommodation. Providing access to some of the best dive sites in Fiji, the North Coast is a picturesque region renowned for its stunning natural environment.
Lautoka's Botanical Gardens are a major attraction and these beautiful, lush gardens feature a wide variety of tropical plants and flora which are labelled with their common and botanic names. Weekday visitors can often see the onsite horticulturalist working among the plants and offers a wealth of knowledge on the vegetation. There is also a playground for children opposite the park making it a great day out for the whole family.
As part of the North Coast, Suva is about 3 hours east of Nadi and 45 minutes from Pacific Harbour affording it with a wide range of attractions and activities within easy reach. All the island holiday favourites like cultural tours, snorkelling and scuba diving are offered as well as a championship golf course, large cultural centre, a number of dining options and the manmade tiki pools beach nearby.
A little closer to home is the Municipal Market in the heart of downtown Suva offering a range of fresh produce and tropical fruits and vegetables. To the left of the markets is the Municipal Handicraft Centre which offers the fantastic opportunity to pick up a range of traditional straw goods, wooden carvings and handmade souvenirs.
A visit to the Fiji Museum is also a great way to discover Fiji's rich culture and ancient history with a host of South Pacific artefacts on display. However you choose to spend your time on the North Coast, there's plenty of options to make your tropical Fiji holiday a memorable and relaxing one.