Handicraft markets present the perfect opportunity to find that special something for the folk you left back home. Locally made curio and traditional gifts from the islands include handmade, carefully designed tapa cloths, and woven goods such as mats, baskets, purses and fans, carvings and pottery. It is likely that you will be invited to join a traditional kava drinking ceremony during your holiday; if you enjoy it (which we are sure you will!) you may even like to pick up a hand carved wooden Tanoa and some pounded kava root to take home and share this authentic island experience with your friends. Remember to look out for the ‘Fijian Made’ stamp when making a purchase and support the local economy.
Whether you want to spend up a storm or pick up a couple of great bargains and fun mementos from your visit to Fiji, you’ll find a wide range of shops, boutiques, supermarkets and duty free outlets offering all manner of purchases. Most outlets accept major credit and debit cards and some will even accept the currency of your home country. Shopping hours are usually from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 3pm Saturday, however many shopping destinations also offer late night and Sunday shopping options for your convenience. Larger retail chains stock a variety of branded clothes, shoes, electrical goods, perfumes, toys, gifts and more.
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