Suva

Travel Guide
Suva

Fiji’s national capital is a lively multicultural city replete with leafy parks and charming coastline as well as a wide assortment of museums, temples, and historical buildings.

Suva is the capital city of a country known for its natural beauty, and more often than not it serves primarily as a gateway to the islands and beaches that make Fiji a top international tourist destination. Still, this bustling modern city, backed by jungles and mountains, can boast of a fascinating mixture of cultures and an array of well-maintained historical sites. Visit colonial buildings and cultural museums, try tropical fruits and vegetables at the local markets, and take a relaxing walk through Suva’s forest park.

The Fijian capital is home to an intriguing cultural mélange, with a strong colonial twist. Take a walk down Victoria Parade and you will see a series of sites from the colonial era, including the Grand Pacific Hotel and the Old Town Hall. The government buildings there date back to the 1930s. Head on to the Sakuna Park, named after the founder of independent Fiji, to be greeted with memorable views of the ocean and mountains. Suva’s Thurston Gardens, meanwhile, is a fine arrangement of native plant life set against expansive green lawns with a number of large resident fig trees.

Multicultural Fiji has been shaped by various traditions, religions, and cuisines that are Chinese, Indian, European, and Polynesian in origin. Visit the Fiji Museum for an insight into these disparate cultural strands as well as the nation’s indigenous history. A range of musical instruments, cooking utensils, weapons, and jewellery from all over Fiji are on display. Stop by the Indo-Fijian Gallery to see the creative output of illustrious Fijian artists, and browse for souvenirs in the handicrafts markets located just north of Sakuna Park.

The commercial heart of Suva can be found in the twisting streets on both sides of Nabukalou Creek. Get your fill of malls, bars, and restaurants and try out tropical fruits and vegetables at the Suva Municipal Market. Make sure to visit the city’s old cathedral and the vivid Shree Laxminarayan Temple.

The weather in Suva is usually hot, and the heavy downpours that the city experiences from time to time can prove to be a welcome respite from the heat. Another way to cool off is a trip to the Colo-i-Suva Forest, a lovely rainforest whose walking trails lead you to numerous waterfalls and swimming holes.

Suva is located just three hours’ drive from Nadi via the coastal Queens Road, with regular busses connecting the two cities. Since there is a cruise terminal in Suva, many visitors stay for a stopover of only a few hours. Fiji is proud of its welcoming reputation, but poverty and crime have caused especially Suva to become less safe than it once was. Try to stay in the main touristed areas, and avoid wandering around the city at night.

Tanoa Plaza Suva
Tanoa Plaza Suva
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Gordon & Malcolm Street, P.O. Box 112, Suva
The price is NZ$122 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in the heart of Suva, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Government Building, Waidroka Reef and Albert Park. Thurston Gardens and Fiji Museum are ...
3.8/5 Good! (202 reviews)
"It was great except flies in the cafeteria."

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Tanoa Plaza Suva
Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
5 out of 5
584-618 Victoria Parade, Suva
The price is NZ$208 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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
Queens Road, Lami Bay, Suva, Rewa
The price is NZ$186 per night from 6 Nov. to 6 Nov.
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
56 Extension Road, Suva
The price is NZ$81 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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)
"Up to par. Awesome"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Island Accommodation Suva
Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
Town House Apartment Hotels Suva
3 out of 5
3 Foster Street, Suva
The price is NZ$83 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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 ...
3/5 (2 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
Capricorn Apartment Hotel Suva
Capricorn Apartment Hotel Suva
2.5 out of 5
7 Saint Fort Street, Suva
The price is NZ$122 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Situated in Suva, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Waidroka Reef, Government Building and Albert Park. Thurston Gardens and Fiji Museum are also within ...
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 4 Mar. 2020

Capricorn Apartment Hotel 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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