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SuvaFiji

Fiji’s multicultural capital has a colourful mix of attractions,from colonial architecture to Hindu temples, tropical produce markets andrainforest hikes.

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.

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
Free cancellation
The price is AU$230 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (517 reviews)

"Most things were closed due to Covid 19 like the pool etc however it was a good short stay"…"

Reviewed on 18 May 2020

Grand Pacific Hotel
Novotel Suva Lami Bay
Novotel Suva Lami Bay
4 out of 5
Queens Road, Lami Bay, Suva, Lami
The price is AU$92 per night

This family-friendly Lami hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Waidroka Reef and Colo-I-Suva Forest Park. Albert Park and Champagnat Park ...

3.8/5Good! (635 reviews)

"I think the hotel overall is quite lovely. Just needs a new lick of paint on the outside and to fix up a few things around the pool to clean it up. Nice place to stay in. I wish there was an a la carte option for breakfast rather than a continental buffet. Distance wise from Suva downtown is a bit ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Novotel Suva Lami Bay
Colo-i-suva Rainforest Eco Resort
Colo-i-suva Rainforest Eco Resort
2.5 out of 5
Princes Road - Colo-I-Suva, Suva, Naitasiri
The price is AU$32 per night

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Colo-I-Suva Forest Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mariamma Temple and Fiji Golf Club. Champagnat Park ...

3.8/5Good! (120 reviews)

"Absolutely gorgeous natural setting, with plenty of amenities and close enough to Suva for shopping or other big-city activities there. Plus the rates are more than reasonable, in fact an incredible deal."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Colo-i-suva Rainforest Eco Resort

Top activities in Suva

Robinson Crusoe Island Day Trip
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Robinson Crusoe Island Day Trip

AU$137
Per adult
Capital City of Suva Sightseeing & Shopping Full Day Trip
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Capital City of Suva Sightseeing & Shopping Full Day Trip

AU$60
Per adult
Nadi Tour with Mud Bath & Traditional Village Visit
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Nadi Tour with Mud Bath & Traditional Village Visit

AU$108
Per adult
Coral Coast Tour with Visit to Market & Traditional Village
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Coral Coast Tour with Visit to Market & Traditional Village

AU$79
Per adult
Rainforest Zipline Adventure with Transfers and Light Lunch
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Rainforest Zipline Adventure with Transfers and Light Lunch

AU$161
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Private Suva Nature and Waterfall Tour
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Private Suva Nature and Waterfall Tour

AU$80
Per adult

Reviews of Suva

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
15
5 - Excellent 20.833333333333332%
4 - Good
35
4 - Good 48.611111111111114%
3 - Okay
21
3 - Okay 29.166666666666668%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.3888888888888888%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Mar. 2020

Interesting and busy place. Little tired and dated in places but overall nice and clean

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Mar. 2020

Food is great especially in the markets

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Jan. 2020

so many excellent places for a meal.

3/5 - Okay

Meli

26 Dec. 2019

If you had to walk to the city from GPH, don't walk through Victoria parade during early Saturday and Sunday The foul smell of human urine fills the air in the surrounding street and greasy concrete footpaths. Area where the night clubs located.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Dec. 2019

Crazy taxi drivers

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

29 Nov. 2019

All good Suva is a home town.