Suva is Fiji's capital, its largest city and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Oceania.
A bustling and highly multicultural regional centre, Suva has everything you’d expect from a large city – trendy shopping malls and farmers markets, restaurants, entertainment, and a huge range of cultural activities. A modern city which still has many buildings dating back to the colonial era, Suva offers parks, gardens, museums, outdoor activities and a vibrant nightlife. A lively and dynamic city, you’ll be dazzled by Suva’s incredible mix of cultures and range of things to do.

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. 

Accommodation

You’re spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to sleep in Suva, with plenty of good quality budget accommodation and a number of high-end options too.

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 plenty of modern malls and chain stores, but for something unique head to the city’s markets which offer a huge range of goods including jewellery, handicrafts, art and fresh food.

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.

Transport

There are excellent bus services within the city, with departures to most suburbs every 15 - 30 minutes. Taxis are plentiful and relatively cheap. There is a continuous bus service 7 days a week between Nadi and Suva that continues around the island via Lautoka, Ba and Rakiraki. The service is less frequent on Sundays.