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“Fiji Magic”

Suva Municipal Market
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Shore Excursion: Suva Day Tour
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Suva
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Owner description: Immerse yourself in the festive, friendly atmosphere of this wonderful street market, where you'll find every tropical fruit and vegetable imaginable.
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Fiji is a magic wonderful place, the sights, the sounds, the smells and by far the best feature is the people! The Fijians are the most warm friendliest people I have ever met. Upon our arrival in Suva there was a band playing on the dock to welcome the ship to port. When in Fiji you must take a tour to a traditional village and partake in a Kava ceremony (tastes pretty yuk) but great fun! I would advise not to listen to someone you meet on the street showing you a dodgy council ID, these are shopkeepers who will direct you to their shop to spend money! Suva is not that big and a few hours walk around town will reveal markets selling all sorts of goods from kava kits, spears and a range of clothing. The Kava market is a real eye opener, all sorts of spices herbs and exotic fruits are all on display, the smell is like wow! We met a young mother on the street taking her children to school, we asked directions, she told us to wait till she dropped the children off then came back and gave us an impromptu tour around town at no charge, talk about friendly! Fiji is under military rule at present but you wouldn't know it, everybody is so happy and not a soldier or gun in sight! Fiji is great, if you get the chance visit this South Pacific jewel.

7  Thank stephencball
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

The place is just plain, the product offer is poor and even when the locals appear to be friendly they will try to sell things for a higer price when they see you are a foreigner, the place isn´t really worth it. Suva or Fiji aren´t really worth it, quite boring.

3  Thank Raquel S
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

The market was much more than what I expected..no one bother you or hassled to buy something ..well worth the visit

1  Thank GEORGIA062
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

I set out there with friends not really knowing what to expect, the market is crowded & steamy but the vendors are friendly. If you shop around you can definitely get your holiday souvenirs at the right price.

5  Thank SeaB0691
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Depending on what you are looking for in either wood carvings, tradional clothing or some good food it is a good place to explore. Don't be taken in by the deoartmant stores as they are very expensive walk upp through the Indian sector and take in the beautiful sari's etc. Do be prepared to walk up the hills to find the best bargins. Down by the water is the wood carving market don't accept the first bargin and go from one shop to another for the best price walk through the whole place for different clothes and wares be prepared for the heat inside. The fruit market is intersting dont be afraid to try some of the local food. I am sure if you wander through the alley ways you are sure to find something interesting. Be aware though of some of the local people maily indian that will seem to be helping you find places but then will ask for money for their service ignore them and wander on your own you cant get lost. You can visit the museum government building etc.

8  Thank gamma03
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