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“Suva Municipal Market”

Suva Municipal Market
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US$84.63*
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Shore Excursion: Suva Day Tour
Ranked #3 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 12 May 2014

I love the adventure of the markets in Fiji. Along with Suva, Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, all have these types of markets. Suva is a large one and a lot of fun. There are a lot of fruits and vegetables and seafood that you can find in Suva that you may not find at the smaller markets. On the downside, the prices often increase when the vendor quickly ascertains that you are a visitor rather than a local. Also, hang on to your wallet and purses. Never enter the market with a purse without a zipper. On the upside, you can always find a fair-minded vendor. If time permits, walk the market first and inquire about the prices before making a purchase. I have had vendors chase me down in the market because I have over paid them (the $1 and $2 coins are very similar).I believe in rewarding honesty generously. I am delighted when vendors are honest. They are delighted that their honesty reaps great rewards.

For some reason most Fijians do not bargain, which I think is half the fun of these markets. It is always great to see what you can find at these markets. Friday and especially Saturday are the best days to go, but go earlier rather than later. These markets can morph into absolute bedlam as the day progresses.

2  Thank 12Safari
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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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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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