Suva

 

The Republic of Fiji is a country made up of 333 islands located in the Pacific Ocean. After almost a century under British rule, it gained its independence in 1970 by establishing itself as an independent state. Agriculture and livestock are the economic engines of the country.

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Tourism in Fiji is expanding, and currently occupies 25% of the country’s GDP, with tourists from Australia, New Zealand and the United States being the main visitors.

Suva has been the country’s capital since 1877 and is located on the island of Viti Levu in the Central Fiji region. Here you will find a city with a fresh and modern air, although it has not lost its colonial charm. In it, we will be able to find the main commercial centers of the country, such as: Port Denarau Shopping Centre, Damodar City, TappooCity Suva, Shop N Save, MHCC or Pure Fiji Factory, where we will find from the first fashion stores, jewelry and cosmetics, to crafts and restaurants.

To enjoy the indigenous and ancestral life of Fiji, we must go to the town of Navala. There, after being received with a kava ceremony, we will be able to enjoy the traditional architecture of the region and the most authentic gastronomy of the whole country.

Another place of worship in Fiji is Levuka, the ancient capital of the country. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an interesting place to visit if you want to buy handicrafts such as the traditional “dalos” made by the local women.

Great Astrolabe Reef, will make the delight of sea lovers. One of the most demanded and exploited tourist services in the archipelago is diving. Experiences are offered for all levels, from the more adventurous who want more extreme sensations to those who simply want to relax and enjoy the underwater vision of Fiji.