Fiji shopping hours range from 8 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday and 8 am - 3 pm Saturday with only a select few smaller local shops remaining open on Sunday. There are a wide range of shops, boutiques, internet cafes, supermarkets and duty free outlets offering all manner of purchases.
Morris Hedstrom, RB Patel and New World are the main supermarket chains located in Fiji and are situated in all town centres selling fresh fruit and vegetables as well as imported goods.
There are also a number of boutique and duty free shops such as Jack's, Prouds and Tappo which offer a range of tourist souvenirs as well as quality clothing, leather goods, electronics, cameras, sporting goods, perfumes, watches, jewellery and more. Outlets are located in Nadi, Sigatoka and Suva as well as most of the larger resorts.
Shopping in Fiji is also renowned for its fantastic array of locally made handicrafts including masi or tapa cloth, woven goods, carvings and pottery. These artefacts occupy a very special part of shopping in Fiji and are available from some of the larger stores but mostly from local villages.
Woven pieces such as mats, baskets, purses and fans are also popular Fiji souvenirs and are made from a reed grown locally in Vanua Levu. These types of products are available in Taka's Gift Shop at Copra Shed Marina.
Fiji shopping is also renowned for its clothing including indigenous sportswear, bula shirts and swimwear as well as a wide range of local fabrics which can be stitched by local tailors.
However no Fiji holiday is complete without the nation's famous black pearls. Retailing from $400 to $4,000 these exquisite pearls are found in the waters off Savusavu Bay and are a beautiful memory of your holiday to Fiji which you can continue to cherish on their own or as a piece of jewellery.
Unlike some Australasian nations, haggling is not considered polite in Fijian culture so most major stores display fixed prices. However some Indo-Fijian merchants in many of the smaller shops are open to a bit of friendly bargaining.