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Municipal Handicraft Centre

Municipal Car Park, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
+679 331 3433
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Dear tourist, bargain or be ripped off !

Divide the price by 4 to start bargaining, then accept to pay the third of asked price. This is a... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Unbelievable local and traditional handicrafts

I visited the Handicrafts Centre a couple of times while in Fiji. The stalls are packed with... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Try your hand at bargaining for artifacts and handicrafts at these outdoor market stalls.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good39%
  • Average37%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
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Municipal Car Park, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
+679 331 3433
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Divide the price by 4 to start bargaining, then accept to pay the third of asked price. This is a tourist trap, I dont like this system and I dont like to be hooked and teated like an mental handicap person. Better go directly to...More

3  Thank Christian7773
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I visited the Handicrafts Centre a couple of times while in Fiji. The stalls are packed with traditional hand crafted items. The stall holders are friendly and welcoming. I advise that if you plan on taking any items back home/overseas that you ensure you know...More

Thank Sabo779
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was a day visit to Suva as we were on a cruise ship. We found the handicraft centre after being directed by locals. The stalls are set up individually with the sellers standing out side each one and inviting you to go in and...More

2  Thank CindersS25
Reviewed 20 July 2016

All items at Suva handicraft market have been inflated to 3 to 4 times the cost of what you should pay. Check out 'Jacks of Fiji' first before heading off to the handicraft market. All products at JACKS are of good quality and reasonably priced...More

2  Thank marle261
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The market has an excellent selection of handicrafts at reasonable prices. Our group bought jewelry, baskets, and wood carvings. Everyone is pleased with the purchases. Sellers were not too pushy and were prepared to bargain (particularly as it was a rainy day and business was...More

1  Thank David U
Reviewed 25 April 2016

What a place, you go once but not twice! It is really made for tourists. All the shops have almost the same articles. You don’t know if the articles sold are made in Fiji by artisans or automatically produced in local factories or even made...More

1  Thank patli2015
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Offers a wide variety of Fiji made craft aimed mostly at the cruise ship tourist who hasn't got time to look around. Most items can of course be found elsewhere but you have to have the time to look around and find it. Items are...More

1  Thank BoneandBtwo
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is the best place in Fiji we found for souvenirs, and the price is right. Unlike most places we've visited in the South Pacific, the stock here is almost completely home grown. While everyone wants you to look in their stall, they are not...More

1  Thank skyhoosier
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent place to purchase Fijian Artifacts. The range available in the multiple shops is amazing. Just a word of caution: you have to bargain strongly to get the best price. Also be aware of the sword sellers who hover nearby.

2  Thank Alvin S
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Check with customs before you buy if you are going to Australia. Many products can't be imported there. We walked around but wisely chose to shop in town (prices were 1/2) and stop back. Start at the back and work towards the front. Very hot,...More

Thank Gina S
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15 December 2016|
Response from Sabo779 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'm sorry I didn't see this question sooner. I was just in Fiji myself. I hope that you found all the information you needed while there.