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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
Free Cancellation
The price is $94 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

This family-friendly Suva hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from Government Building and Albert Park. Waidroka Reef and Thurston Gardens are also ...

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 $58 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20

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
Colo-i-suva Rainforest Eco Resort
Colo-i-suva Rainforest Eco Resort
2.5 out of 5
Princes Road - Colo-I-Suva, Suva, Naitasiri
The price is $23 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Colo-I-Suva Forest Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mariamma Temple and Fiji Golf Club. Champagnat Park ...

3.8/5Good! (120 reviews)

"Absolutely gorgeous natural setting, with plenty of amenities and close enough to Suva for shopping or other big-city activities there. Plus the rates are more than reasonable, in fact an incredible deal."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

Colo-i-suva Rainforest Eco Resort
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

Capricorn Apartment Hotel Suva
Capricorn Apartment Hotel Suva
2.5 out of 5
7 Saint Fort Street, Suva
The price is $45 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Situated in Suva, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (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 $47 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

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

3.7/5Good! (36 reviews)

"Lovely people who try there best to help with any queries. Very homely. Great to have fresh breakfast in the morning. Rooms are spacious"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

Island Accommodation Suva
Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
3 out of 5
3 Foster Street, Suva
The price is $48 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

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
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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Reviews of Suva

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

Weather absolutely great, lots of walking areas, feel safe walking alone daytime but wouldn't walk alone at nighttime which is a shame!..

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 17, 2019

Not a place to go if you are not going for business or other concrete purpose. Not a vacation place. Relatively expensive.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 17, 2019

Limited space for expansion. If the number of vehicles are expanding then the roads are to limited.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 22, 2019

Nice city but be careful while walking around the city. Be alert n safe !

5/5 - Excellent

Bernie

Aug 13, 2019

Hotel 15 minute walk to the waterfront, but trip back up the hill took a bit longer : )

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jul 28, 2019

The city of Suva was nice.