Suva is the political hub of the Fiji Islands. It is also the most populated city in the Pacific Ocean, and supports a diverse multicultural community. The geographical importance of Suva can be gauged by the fact that its central business district has been a major tourist attraction for foreign ships and a number of Australian travellers since 1940. Since the introduction of low-cost airlines, Suva holidays and Fiji have become one of the most visited destinations by Australian tourists.
Although, the main international airport is not located on the Island but tourist still flock to Suva due to its colonial and pacific heritage, which is evident in immaculately restored historic buildings. The narrow alleyways, colorful roof tops and a thriving music scene is a reminiscence of art-deco era.
The city is a shopping Mecca for tourists who come here to buy quality jewelry, electronics and pharmaceuticals products at a steep discount. The well known Cumming Street has been a major shopping destination for over half a century. The local Flea Market and Terry Walk district offer huge discounts on regional antiques and handicrafts.
Still, the highlight of any stay is Thurston Gardens and adjacent Fiji Museum. The botanical garden houses an array of Pacific flora and fauna. Similarly, Fiji Museum exhibits a vast collection of Fijian heritage, and promotes cultural activities in the region. For gourmet lovers and food connoisseurs, Suva is popular for its Chinese, Italian, Indian and Fijian restaurants. The night life is vibrant and caters to every mood. While there are high profile formal entertainment venues that remain open until midnight, major clubs and discos continue to operate till morning.
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