Suva is a hot and steamy place city full of colour and diverse cultures. Suva sits on the southeast shores of mountainous Viti Levu ("Great Fiji"), largest of the over 800 islands which comprise the Republic of Fiji. It has a multi-racial population mix comprising mainly Fijians, Indians, Europeans, Chinese and South Pacific Islanders. Local folk traditions remain strong, like fire walks and welcoming ceremonies, wood-carving and the fabrication of tree-bark cloth.
There are many churches, temples, mosques, bush-walks and gardens, including Thurston gardens at the eastern end of town. This is also where the Fiji Museum is located showing the island's proud history with its impressive collection of war canoes. Next to this is the home of the President of the Republic of Fiji.
Things to see and do
* Victoria Parade
* Fiji Museum
* Municipal Market
* Parliament of Fiji
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Fiji dollar (F$)
Language - Fijian, English & Hindi
Land Area - 26 sq km's
Population - 358,495
Electricity - 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 679
Port Location - Suva is Fiji's main port and is located in Suva Harbor in downtown Suva.
Transport Links -Most international flights arrive at and depart from Nadi International Airport, about 11km (7 miles) north of Nadi Town. There are also ferry connections and flights to other parts of Fiji.
Suva is easy to get around on foot, however there are plenty of buses and taxis.