SuvaFiji

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Experience a fascinating mixture of cultures in Fiji’s capital city, Suva. The city lies on the southeast coast of Viti Levu and is framed by lush green mountain ranges. Although much of Fiji’s appeal lies in its tropical island beaches, many visitors head to Suva to appreciate the city’s intriguing multicultural attractions.

Suva is home to Chinese, European, Indian and Polynesian cultures, and displays a lively range of traditions, cuisines and religions. Learn about Fiji’s indigenous history and its fusion with this mix of cultures at the Fiji Museum. The museum showcases artefacts from Fiji’s islands, including musical instruments, weapons, cooking utensils and jewellery. At the Indo-Fijian Gallery, find artworks by several significant Fijian artists. Stop by the Thurston Gardens to see a beautiful botanical display, including native flora, rolling lawns and tall fig trees.

Victoria Parade is a charming street filled with the city’s notable colonial buildings, such as the Old Town Hall, the Grand Pacific Hotel and early-20th-century government offices. Continue your stroll to Sukuna Park to enjoy fantastic mountain and ocean views. This park was named after Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, who founded independent Fiji. Grab a souvenir from the handicrafts market to the north of the park, such as traditional “Cannibal Isles” wooden cutlery sets.

Wander through the winding streets that flank Nabukalou Creek to find Suva’s commercial heart and a lively district with bars, restaurants, shops, churches and temples. Sample some different fruits, vegetables and spices at Suva Municipal Market. See religious monuments at the Shree Laxminarayan Temple and the old cathedral.

Seek respite from the warm Fijian sun at Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Hike along trails through the cool rainforest to waterfalls and swimming holes. If the weather turns to a tropical downpour, take shelter under the leafy canopy.

Despite the country’s reputation for friendliness, poverty and crime make Suva less safe than other areas in Fiji. Stay in the tourist areas when possible and avoid walking at night.

Suva is less than 3 hours by ca from Nadi via the coastal Queens Road. Buses operate between the two cities. Suva’s cruise terminal is a busy gateway for travellers visiting for a short stopover.

Known for

Shopping, Friendly People and Natural Parks

Top hotels in Suva

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Pacific Hotel
Grand Pacific Hotel
5 out of 5
584-618 Victoria Parade, Suva
AU$264
per night
2 Nov. - 3 Nov.

This family-friendly Suva hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps away from Government Building and Albert Park. Waidroka Reef and Thurston Gardens are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (463 reviews)

"Firstly the beautiful staff. The grace of the building and its lovely lobby"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2019

Grand Pacific Hotel
Holiday Inn Suva
Holiday Inn Suva
4 out of 5
Victoria Parade, Po Box 1357, Suva
AU$228
per night
16 Nov. - 17 Nov.

This family-friendly Suva hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps away from Government Building and Albert Park. Waidroka Reef and Fiji Museum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (230 reviews)

"Perfect holiday and relaxation destination with up to date service and very friendly staffs."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2019

Holiday Inn Suva
Tanoa Plaza Suva
Tanoa Plaza Suva
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Gordon & Malcolm Street, P.O. Box 112, Suva
AU$171
per night
26 Oct. - 27 Oct.

Located in the heart of Suva, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Government Building, Waidroka Reef and Albert Park. Thurston Gardens and Fiji Museum are ...

3.7/5Good! (170 reviews)

"People are nice and friendly, room nice and clean and a comfortable bed. I was soo happy thanks to everyone G/B you all"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2019

Tanoa Plaza Suva

Top activities in Suva

Nadi Tour with Mud Bath & Traditional Village Visit
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Nadi Tour with Mud Bath & Traditional Village Visit

AU$111

Stroll past rows of delicate orchids in a massive garden, take a soothing dip in bubbling mud baths, and visit a traditional village. As you explore Nadi on this full-day excursion, do some shopping at an island market, and grab lunch on Denarau Island or Nadi Town.

Robinson Crusoe Island Day Trip
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Robinson Crusoe Island Day Trip

AU$140

For an intimate glimpse into Fijian culture, spend the day at historic Robinson Crusoe Island, a former sacred retreat for Fijian natives and their Chief. Meet the locals, explore the village, snorkel among coral reefs, and feast like Fijian kings—all during this leisurely island adventure.

Capital City of Suva Sightseeing & Shopping Full Day Trip
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Capital City of Suva Sightseeing & Shopping Full Day Trip

AU$60

Discover Suva—Fiji’s lively capital city and one of the largest cosmopolitan hubs in the South Pacific—with a guided day trip to see its markets, landmarks, museums, and parks. After being picked up from your hotel, ride through fields of coconut palms and sugarcane until you reach Suva.

Sabeto Zipline & Waterfall Tour
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Sabeto Zipline & Waterfall Tour

AU$221

Soar through the jungles and tree canopies of Fiji's lush, hilly landscapes on this adventurous zipline excursion. Take refreshing dips in waterfall-fed pools, glide down 10 different lines that each offer thrilling rides, and enjoy a tasty lunch served up in a scenic setting.

Full-Day Round the Island Viti Levu Tour
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Full-Day Round the Island Viti Levu Tour

AU$156

Follow winding roads through sugar cane fields, look for lush hillsides draped in jungle vegetation, and dig your toes into sandy beaches around Viti Levu's sun-soaked shores. Learn about Fiji's rich cultural heritage and spend some time looking for the perfect souvenir in Suva on this full-day excursion.

Suva Day Tour
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Suva Day Tour

AU$98

Cruise around Fiji's charming capital as you visit the Thurston Gardens' expansive grounds, watch the changing of the guard at the Government House, and see where island students take college classes. Get the chance to try a tasty array of fusion cuisine along the way and shop at a local market.

Reviews of Suva

3.8

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

16 Jul. 2019

I had a great trip met my relatives and family did not see for a wihile In Suva capital city great a lot such foot paths extra can be improved

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

9 Jul. 2019

I have stayed in Suva and Fiji many times over the years any love it. This awefull hotel is no reflection of Suva

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

20 Jun. 2019

Suva is a good place to visit however Hotel options are very limiting and lacking in customer service for the prices being charged. I have to say that Holiday Inn at Suva provides the whole package

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

16 May 2019

I lived in Suva before it’sNice and cool lots of changes in 30 years

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

14 May 2019

Fresh food n delicacies at the Suva Market is something we wouldn't wanna miss; excellent outing indeed! Of course there's a lot to be said about our infrastucture; that'll be a topic for another day :)) Cheers

4/5 - Good

Tau

24 Mar. 2019

Roads needs a lot of improvement