Suva is the capital and also the largest city of Fiji. Suva is a harbour city built on a peninsula and featuring a mix of modern buildings and traditional colonial architecture. You're spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to sleep in Suva, with plenty of good quality budget accommodation and a number of high-end options too.

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Suva is Fiji's capital, its largest city and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the South Pacific. Suva is the second most populated municipality of Fiji, after Nasinu. It is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division. In 1877, it was decided to make Suva the capital of Fiji when the geography of former main European settlement at Levuka on the island of Ovalau proved too restrictive. The administration of the colony was moved from Levuka to Suva in 1882.

Suva is Fiji's political and administrative capital. It is the largest and the most cosmopolitan city in the South Pacific and has become an important regional centre; students from the Pacific region and a growing expatriate community make up a significant portion of the city's population.

Suva is a harbour city built on a peninsula reaching out into the sea. It has a mix of modern buildings and traditional colonial architecture. The city is perched on a hilly peninsula between Laucala Bay and Suva Harbour in the southeast corner of Viti Levu. The mountains north and west catch the southeast trade winds, producing moist conditions year round. Suva is the commercial and political centre of Fiji, though not necessarily the cultural centre, and the largest urban area in the South Pacific outside of Australia and New Zealand. It is Fiji's main port city.

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.

You're spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to sleep in Suva, with plenty of good quality budget accommodation and a number of high-end options too. 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, handicrafts, art and fresh food.

Suva has a wide range of dining options from cheap eateries to high-end restaurants, with Indo-Fijian and Chinese cuisine being the most popular. If you're in the mood to party, experience Suva's lively nightclub district which has a range of trendy bars.

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.

For more information on where to stay and what to do, visit our Suva directory.

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