Situated on Viti Levu's south east coast, Suva is the capital of Fiji and therefore a bustling hub home to the central business district. As the most culturally and ethnically concentrated region of Fiji, it is also one of the island's most popular holiday destinations. With such a high volume of tourism, Suva offers accommodation to suit, ranging from self-contained apartments to modern hotels, luxury resorts and everything in between.
Fiji's largest city, Suva has a rich history which is evident through the colonial buildings and traditional architecture present in the harbour city however as it continues to grow and develop, more modern buildings continue to be seen on the peninsula.
Nestled on a rolling peninsula that reaches out to sea between Laucala Bay, Suva is a prime tropical island holiday destination that is cooled by the southeast trade winds that catch the mountains in the north and west. Surrounded by glittering seas, the coast is surrounded by mangroves with the closest beach about half an hour away.
As the main business, tourist and trade district, Suva's major attractions are the wide range of duty free shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife options. Blended with these modern leisure pursuits are the more traditional sights and activities one might expect to find on a secluded tropical island.
The Suva Municipal Market takes place right in the heart of town and is the best place to try and buy a wide range of fresh produce and tropical fruits and vegetables. Just next door to the markets is the Handicraft Centre where your penchant for all things traditional and handmade is indulged. Here you can pick up souvenirs like wooden carvings and hand woven straw goods and is a great place to practice your bargaining skills. The Fiji Museum also provides a great insight into Fiji's ancient history and artifacts.
About 45 minutes from Suva is Pacific Harbour, touted as the adventure capital of Fiji and its here were all the fun, cultural tours and water activities take place. Conveniently located close to a range of island holiday experiences, Suva is the gateway to Fiji.