A cosmopolitan city
28 July, 2017, 12:00 am
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.
Capital city of Fiji since 1882, Suva rose to prominence when the British moved their headquarters there and cleared the land.
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 seven days a week between Nadi and Suva that continues around the island via Lautoka, Ba and Rakiraki. The service is less frequent on Sundays.
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, handicraft products, art and fresh food.