Suva

Travel Guide
Suva showing heritage elements and a garden

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.

Holiday Inn Suva, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Suva, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Victoria Parade, Po Box 1357, Suva
The price is HK$960 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
This family-friendly Suva hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Albert Park and Fiji Museum. University of the South Pacific and Mariamma ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (262 reviews)
"Great customer service and easy quick check in. Delighted"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Suva, an IHG Hotel
Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,020 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (522 reviews)
"This is very special hotel , beautifully restored , then modernised And friendly well trained staff , EVery detail is faultless"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2021

Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
Novotel Suva Lami Bay
Novotel Suva Lami Bay
4 out of 5
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 ...
3.8/5 Good! (633 reviews)
"It was very disappointing, staff were rude and would do nothing for us, not even service the room regularly, I understand in covid times things are different but nothing was available, no facilities at all, they should tell you this when you are booking it, no breakfast until I complained and wanted ..."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2020

Novotel Suva Lami Bay
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.
Island Accommodation Suva
Island Accommodation Suva
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$365 per night from 1 Jan to 1 Jan
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mariamma Temple, Champagnat Park and Waidroka Reef. University of the South Pacific and Government ...
3.7/5 Good! (38 reviews)
"Room was ok, only issue I book with breakfast inclusive while I get some bread, egg to prepare own meals that was disappointed."

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2020

Island Accommodation Suva
Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
3 out of 5
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 ...
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
"New and very clean not like when I was there in 2015. Has change a lot and very good."

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
Executive Apartment
Executive Apartment
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,283 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Situated in Suva, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Colo-I-Suva Forest Park, Mariamma Temple and Fiji Golf Club. Champagnat Park and University ...
Executive Apartment
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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