Suva

Suva

Things to do - general

Suva (soo-va) is the heart of Fiji, Fiji’s capital, home to half of the country’s urban population and the largest city in the South Pacific.

It’s a lush green city on a hilly peninsula, that gets more than its fair share of rain, and has a vibrant cultural scene.

Downtown is as diverse architecturally as the populace is culturally. A jigsaw of colonial buildings, modern shopping plazas, abundant eateries and a breezy esplanade all form the compact central business district. Small passages are lined with curry houses, sari shops and bric-a-brac traders. Bollywood and Hollywood square off at the local cinema and within the same hour you’re likely to see businessmen in traditional sulu (sarong) and student hipsters from across the Pacific region rocking the latest styles.

Culture and history info

History

Capital city of Fiji since 1882, Suva rose to prominence when the British moved their headquarters there and cleared the land.

One of Fiji's most dramatic struggles began in this area, with a bloody raid by the Rewan Chief Qaraniqio that sparked an 11-year war between powerful Chiefs, and led to Fiji becoming a part of the British Empire.

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Activities & Dining

Activities

Suva is the perfect place to experience a mix of culture, sports and outdoor recreation. Visit the museum, Fiji’s parliament or check out some of the city’s beautiful gardens. For something more adventurous, there are numerous treks and walking tours in and around the city. Sports such as golf and swimming are also popular.

For shoppers Suva has a couple of modern malls and chain stores, but for something unique head to the city’s markets which offer a huge range of fresh fruit and vegetables along with the interesting fish markets.

Dining

Suva has a wide range of dining options from cheap eateries to high-end restaurants, with Indo-Fijian and Chinese cuisine being the most popular. If you’re in the mood to party, experience Suva’s lively nightclub district which has a range of trendy bars.