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Fiji attractions

The Fiji Visitors Bureau Website lists most of the local tourist attractions in Fiji with some links to popular restaurants,
entertainment places, resorts and hotels.

Jason’s Fiji Travel Guide


If you happen to spend a few days in Nadi, then these are some places that you might like to visit:

Garden of the Sleeping Giant – nestled in its own shady mountain valley with acres of orchids and flowering plants.
An interesting, relaxing way to experience Fiji’s unique tropical beauty.  Founded by Raymond Burr in 1977 to house
his own orchids, the Garden now displays Fiji’s largest orchid collection.  Visitors are welcome to exploreon their own
or with Garden guides.  Refreshing ice-cold tropical fruit drinks are complimentary.  After viewing the orchids, you may
stroll around an array of gardens, across lili ponds and up through a cool, tropical jungle.  Located on Wailoko Road,
just 6.5 km north of Nadi airport.

Sri Siva Subrahmaniya Swami Temple – This is the largest and finest South Indian Temple of its kind in the South
Pacific. You may visit during the day, but shoes must be removed. No smoking or photography is permitted and
you must be sober.


Tanoa Hotels – Tanoa has about 6 different types of accommodation that you can choose from.  Each hotel has its
own unique style and distinctive character but they all share the same warmth and friendliness.

Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel – is a brand new beachfront “AAA Tourism Accredited” resort centrally
located ON THE BEACH at Nadi & comfortable 10 minutes drive from the International Airport and Nadi Town.  If you
want to rock up to a hostel, be greeted by friendly local staff, throw your bags down in clean safe rooms, then walk
out the door and find yourself on the famous 2 mile long Wailoaloa Beach – Smugglers Cove Beach is the right choice for you.


Daikoku Restaurant – You can choose from a wide selection of sirloin steak in Japanese Style or Sashimi
(sliced raw fish magically dished up in a plate). Situated along Martintar, Nadi.

Bounty Restaurant – Opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner  8 am – 11 pm.
79 Queens Road, Martintar, Nadi.  tel.  6720840.  email:

Chef’s Restaurant and Bar – Known for quality seafood.  Located at Port Denarau Nadi.
Phone: 6750197

88 Big Restaurant Ltd. Offers a variety of Malaysian cuisine and Singapore style seafood.
Lot 1, Northern Press Road Martintar, Nadi.  E-mail: Tel:6727799.

Hard Rock Cafe Fiji – Denarau, Nadi.  Tel. 6750032.

Sentai Seafood Restaurant – International Chinese/European dishes.  Main Street Nadi.
Tel. 6700928.


The City of Suva sits on a hilly peninsula between Laucala Bay and Suva Harbour at Viti Levu’s
southeastern corner.  Enjoying stunning views, this vibrant multi-cultural capital is the largest city
in the South Pacific with a population of 200,000, and a great selection of shops and restaurants.
An exciting blend of cultures and colour, Suva is home to the country’s largest market, and a
thriving textile industry.

Suva Market – located just a few meters from the wharf and just beside the Suva Bus Station,
the complex which is always filled with so much hype is the venue for acquiring local farm and
sea produce.  You can witness locals as they offer a wide range of home grown farm produce
for a real bargain and not to mention the many marine delicacies.  The market has vegetable
stalls downstairs and Kava stalls upstairs.  The market is always busy on Friday afternoons
and Saturday mornings.  Closed on Sundays.

Handicraft Center – situated along the promenade from the Suva wharf, building is home to some
of the country’s traditional antiques and hand made souvenirs portraying the local culture and identity.
It also offers an opportunity to view the many local talents and prices may be negotiated.

Fiji Museum – as defined by its name, this is the home to most of Fiji’s antique and historical
traditional artifacts, portraying Fiji’s unique culture and traditions.  The Fiji Museum Gift Shop
offers a variety of artwork, books, caps, cards, carving, charts, Domodomos, gift wrap, golf shirts,
jewelry, masi (bark cloth), t-shirts, postcards, posters, pottery, replica artifacts, weaving and
much more!

Government House – constructed in 1928 and prestigiously located along the main foreshore,
this is the official residence of the President of the Fiji Islands.  A major attraction is the soldier
in a scarlet uniform that is always guarding the main entrance that will surely make a perfect
partner for that once in a lifetime photograph.

Roman Catholic Cathedral – located peculiarly amongst the commercial outlets in the central
city, the stone building is one of the city’s landmarks given its structure and design.

Albert Park – situated in central Suva, the park is a significant landmark, being the scene for the
first Trans Pacific flight from Oakland, CA via Hawaii by Charles Kinsford Smith on June 6, 1928.
He landed in the park to re-fuel on his epic flight to Australia.  Today, this is a major venue for
sporting ceremony.

Colo-i-Suva – a secluded nature park encomapssing of waterfalls and unique dense forest, the
site is unique for its natural pools and trails.  Established in 1872, Colo-i-Suva Forest National
Park in Fiji is two and a half square kilometers of verdant rain forest renowned for tropical flora and
birds.  There are about four and a half kilometers of natural trails winding through the forest and
natural water bodies to swim in. The park is open to visitors from 8 am – 4 pm.  The “Rain Tree
Restaurant and Bar” serves both guests and locals, either in the chiefly bure or from the outdoor
cafe on the verandah. Live Fijian music is featured along with Fijian food.  Colo-i-Suva and Raintree
Lodge ia a 12-minute drive from Suva City.  From Suva take the local “Saweni” bus
(Tacirua Bus Company) from the Bus Stand next to the market in Suva, 90 cents, children half price,
runs every hour, 6 am – 7 pm, ask to get off at Raintree Lodgein Colo-i-Suva.
Taxis from Suva cost $7. – $8. F$.  For safety reasons we advise you to visit the park in a group.


Daikoku Restaurant – A wide selection of sushi to Teppan-Yaki dishes.
Mon. – Sat. 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm. FNPF Place, Victoria Parade, Suva.
Tel. 3308968.

L’Opera Italian Restaurant – 59 Gordon Street, Suva.
Don’t be turned off by the location next to a karioke bar, for a long paneled corridor hung with historic
photographs will lead you to this elegant restaurant and Suva’s most refined dining. The chef frequently
changes his menu, which ranges up and down the Italian “boot” but always reflects his Tuscan birthplace.
Dinners are served in true Italian fashion, beginning with an aperitivo drink, followed by antipasto, pasta and
a fish or meat secondi (main course).

Floating Restaurant in Suva – Tiko’s Floating Restaurant may be found moored on the waterfront on
Stinson’s Parade near Sukuna Park in Suva. Noted for its attentive staff, good wine list and live music
while you eat, Tiko’s is a popular spot for dining in Suva.  The menus include seafood dishes such as
pakapaka (snapper) and walu (Spanish mackerel) using fresh caught fish.  You’ll probably need to book ahead.

Curry House – Offers a wide range of curries.  44 Waimanu Road, Suva.  Tel. 3313756.


Gloria Jean’s – Tel. 3310553  Morris Hedstrom City Center (MHCC) Open daily 8am – 9pm

Baristas Coffee Culture Fiji – 8 Disraeli Road Suva.  Tel. 3318270 and USP Main Campus Tel. 3232336.

McDonald’s is located 1) on the main street in Suva near Sakuna Park. 2) Laucala Bay Road, Suva opposite USP!

(KFC) Kentucky Fried Chicken – is located on the main street of Suva on the same line as the post office.
Eat in or take away. Tel. 3305211.

Vineyard Palace Restaurant – Located along Victoria Pde.  It is fully air-conditioned.
Open Mon. – Sat. 11:30am – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 10pm. Tel. 3315111/3315546.

Nobel House – 16 Bau Street, Flagstaff, Suva.  You can enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine
with entertainment facilities. Tel. 3304322/3300384.


Tropical Getaway

Leleuvia Island, located on the eastern of Viti Levu (the main island) offers a peaceful and
idyllic escape from your normal tourist destinations in Fiji.  Offering backpackers or simply
budget travellers a tropical getaway that will leave you yearning for more.  We cater for families,
singles or couples… this is a very laid back environment with friendly professional fun staff.
Leleuvia has incredible diving and snorkeling just off the beach or book a trip to Honeymoon
Island for an amazing sea life spectacular. Kite Boarding is fast becoming a regular sight on
Leleuvia with consistent trade winds from the South East.

Royal Hotel – This is Fiji’s oldest hotel, situated at Fiji’s old capital Levuka.  The Royal Hotel
(Heritage listed) is the oldest continuously run hotel in the South Pacific. Buils in the 1860’s
by a sea captain, with coral limestone from reefs surrounding the island of Ovalau (the cement
walls of the hotel are the original foundations), the the Royal Hotel is the last of its kind from
Fiji’s turbulent past. Old-fashioned touches such as homestyle cooking, polished hardwood
floors, a century old billiard table, Fijian artifacts and historical photos all add to the character
and atmosphere of the Royal Hotel, making your stay here truly mamorable and unique.

AIR: Air Fiji Tel. 3313666 has 2 flights daily, 7 days a week from Suva to Levuka(Bureta airstrip),
flying time approx. 12 minutes.

SEA: Patterson Brothers Shipping Tel. 3315644 has a daily, excluding Sunday, bus and ferry
service from Suva to Levuka.  The trip takes 4.5 hours and is recommended for its experience.
Hotel website:

The Fijian Shangri-La Resort An enchanting tropical gem on private Yanuca Island, Shangri-La’s Fijian
Resort and Spa offers vacationers and families with idyllic South Pacific escape, with kid’s play areas. a
wide range of dining and recreation options and exceptional wedding and event venues.

Sandalwood Lodge Nadi Offers 33 air conditioned units with private facilities, kitchenette, balcony/patio
overlooking the swimming pool and gardens.

Cagalai Island Resort A tiny little coconut palm tree covered island located off Waidalice in Tailevu
about 30 minutes drive from Nausori town. A truly remarkable place to relax with lots of activities to
do, swimming snorkeling or just simply enjoy yourself on the beautiful sandy beach and clear blue
water. Bookings can be arranged through Raintree Lodge. Send e-mail to
and visit the website:

Maravu Plantation Island Resort There are few good resorts in Taveuni.  One good place to go is
Maravu Plantation.  Maravu is the perfect hideaway for you, offering adventure and relaxation, culture
and the unique experience to live with the people who have been here since ancient times.Paradise
is waiting to comfort you, may it be finest dining with Fiji’s best and biggest wine list, world class
diving in the Somosomo Strait, tropical beaches with huge rain trees and palm trees swaying in the
breeze, spectacular waterfalls, or the famous volcano lake.
Phone: +679 3324 303 . Fax: +679 3324 328. Fiji e-mail:

Garden Island Resort. Garden Island Resort located in Taveuni, Fiji’s Garden Island.  Resort offers superb
diving at the Rainbow Reef with Aqua-trek Taveuni, snorkelling, kayaking and a multitude of other activities
to keep you as busy as you wish. E-mail:

Aqua-trek Beqa shark diving (Beqa Lagoon) Aqua-trek Beqa pioneered shark diving in Beqa Lagoon and
now offers you an exciting and unique chance to dive with the ocean’s most feared creatures. The variety
of shark and fish species found on this dive rivals any excursion of its kind. Numerous bull sharks up to
10′ are on most dives, along with the frequent gray, white and black tip reef sharks, nurse sharks and
silvertip sharks. Even the elusive oceanic white tip and tiger sharks like to come in and raise the level
of adrenaline every so often. You can also see giant travellies, humphead wrasse, red bass, sturgeon fish,
triggerfish, cod, grouper, bait fish and many others!

Aqua-Trek Beqa Reservations
P.O. Box 83
Pacific Harbour
Fiji Islands
Local Phone 670-345-0324
Fax: 679-345-0324

Aqua-Trek USA Marketing Office
601 Montgomery Street, Suite 650,
San Francisco, CA 94111
Toll-free: 800-541-4334
Local Phone:  415-398-8990
Fax: 415-398-0479

Jean Michel Cousteau Island Resort – located on the end tip of Savusavu town. The award-winning,
five-star Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is one of the most renowned vacation destinations
in the South Pacific. Located on the island of Vanua Levu on 17 acres of a coconut plantation, the
accommodations overlook the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay.  Website:

Contact in the US
800-246-3454 (toll free in USA & Canada)
Fax: 415-788-0150

Contact in Australia
(61)3-9815 0379
(Local call free within Australia) 1300 306171
Fax: (61) 3-9819 1263
Level 1, 714 Glenferrie Rd.
Hawthorn, Melbourne 3122
Victoria, Australia

Kadavu, Fiji’s fourth largest island, situated 100 km south of the main island Viti Levu,
is one of the few remaining undeveloped islands in Fiji today. Having maintained its strong
cultural values, the general population leads fairlysubsistent lifestyles in sleepy coastal
villages dwarfed by mountainous jungles and waterfalls plummeting from the hilltops.
The island’s deeply indented bays, fringed by coral reefs and mangrove forest provide
habitat to a host of birds, including the endemic Kadavu musk parrot. Forest openings
reveal lizards baskiong on rocks and butterflies spiraling skyward in a lazy dance. The
striking Astrolabe Reef and the Kadavu group of islands have both been created by past
volcanic activity and techtonic movements.  The Matava Resort is right ont he doorstep
of this magnificent living organism, home to an abundance of marine life unequalled in Fiji.
Divers and snorkelers can expect a diversity of fish life and corals of every conceivable
colour and hue.  Resort Home Page: Email: