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SuvaFiji

Take a tour of the bustling capital of Fiji to discover colonial buildings and Hindu temples, food markets, leafy parks and coastal walks.

Suva is the capital of Fiji. It is situated on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu and backed by jungle-clad mountains. Although most visitors come to Fiji for its islands and beaches, many also visit Suva because of its interesting museums and mix of cultures.

Suva offers an introduction to Chinese, European, Indian and Polynesian traditions, cuisines and religions. To learn more about this mix of cultures and the indigenous history, visit the Fiji Museum. See simple musical instruments, weaponry, cooking utensils and jewelry from various islands in the archipelago. Check out the Indo-Fijian Gallery, which exhibits works by notable Fijian artists. Then enter the Thurston Gardens, a botanical display of native flora mixed with spacious green lawns dotted with large fig trees.

Stroll along Victoria Parade and see colonial buildings such as the Old Town Hall, the Grand Pacific Hotel and government buildings from the 1930s. For mountain and ocean views, continue to Sukuna Park, which is named after Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, the founder of independent Fiji. For a souvenir from the “Cannibal Isles,” buy a set of wooden cutlery at the handicrafts market just north of the park.

The twisting streets on either side of Nabukalou Creek are Suva’s commercial heart and are packed with bars and restaurants, malls, churches and temples. Enjoy discovering new tropical fruits, vegetables and spices at Suva Municipal Market. Admire the colorful Shree Laxminarayan Temple, or visit the old cathedral.

When it is time to cool off, visit Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, where walking trails lead through a rainforest to waterfalls and swimming holes.

Suva can experience heavy downpours, but the rain is often a welcome respite from the heat. It is less than a 3-hour drive to Nadi by the coastal Queens Road, and buses regularly run between the two cities. Suva has a cruise terminal, and many people visit the city for just a few hours on a stopover.

Despite Fiji having a safe and welcoming reputation, poverty and crime have caused Suva in particular to become less safe than it used to be. Stick to the main tourist areas, and don’t wander around at night.

Top Hotels in Suva

Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
5 out of 5
584-618 Victoria Parade, Suva
The price is CA $125 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

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! (519 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
Novotel Suva Lami Bay
Novotel Suva Lami Bay
4 out of 5
Queens Road, Lami Bay, Suva, Rewa
The price is CA $77 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

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

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 Mar. 17, 2020

Novotel Suva Lami Bay
Suva Motor Inn
Suva Motor Inn
3 out of 5
Corner of Gorrie and Mitchell Street, Suva
The price is CA $96 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

This family-friendly Suva hotel is located in a national park, within a 10-minute walk of Albert Park, Thurston Gardens and Waidroka Reef. Government Building ...

3.4/5Good! (202 reviews)

"My husband and friend stayed for two nights and had the most awesome time! The staff was so friendly and it was very clean neat and tidy. A big plus was how awesome it was that they had a water slide! They loved their stay and will definitely be back one day!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Suva Motor Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Suva

Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
3 out of 5
3 Foster Street, Suva
The price is CA $68 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waidroka Reef and Government Building. Albert Park and Thurston Gardens are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"New and very clean not like when I was there in 2015. Has change a lot and very good."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2020

Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
Capricorn Apartment Hotel Suva
Capricorn Apartment Hotel Suva
2.5 out of 5
7 Saint Fort Street, Suva

Situated in Suva, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Waidroka Reef, Government Building and Albert Park. Thurston Gardens and Champagnat Park are also ...

2.9/5 (101 reviews)

"I really loved the friendly staff. I liked the way the room was set up and the balcony that had the view to the Suva Harbour was pretty amazing! Loved it!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2020

Capricorn Apartment Hotel Suva
Island Accommodation Suva
Island Accommodation Suva
3.5 out of 5
56 Extension Road, Suva
The price is CA $62 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mariamma Temple and Waidroka Reef. Government Building and Albert Park are also within 2 ...

3.7/5Good! (36 reviews)
Disappointing

"Was expecting place like a motel . Instead it’s an house which rents out rooms .only reason we stayed cause it was working distance from CWM hospital."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 14, 2020

Island Accommodation Suva
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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