Marks and Cummings Streets are the centre of town and feature small, independent traders. Clothing in Suva is an absolute bargain, and can be made to measure (often overnight) from one of the city's tailors. Situated near the waterfront, Suva's Handicraft Market is a bustling, colourful trading post for handicrafts and other products from throughout the Fiji Islands. Crafts include traditional woven baskets and mats, jewellery, souvenirs, and wooden bowls and dishes. Wooden items should be checked for borer, and be prepared to barter.
Jack's of Fiji
on the Queens Road offer a huge range of traditional handicrafts, souvenirs, tapa products, leather goods, perfume, giftware, swimwear and more. The Fiji Museum
is another good place to see traditional crafts and has one of the finest collections in the South Pacific. There is a well-stocked museum shop.
Suva's Flea Market located along Rodwell Road features an array of souvenirs, clothings, traditional wooden artifacts and woven handicrafts at reasonable prices. On the third Sunday of each month the Esquires arts and crafts market is held on Loftus Street.
Suva's multi-cultural population means that restaurants cater for all tastes and budgets, and the many curry houses provide a delicious alternative. There are also Chinese, Japanese and Korean restaurants to choose from.
Suva is the place for lively nightclubs and bars, though it's best not to go on your own. Wear tidy clothing and always take a taxi, even if you're in a group. Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest, when Victoria Parade fills up with clubbers. Traps, Birdland, Boo Jungle, Burbon & Bluez, The Ranch, O2, Purple Haze, Bar 66, O'Reillys and Bad Dog Café are popular haunts for locals and visitors. The Village Six Cinema complex in Downtown Suva shows the latest Hollywood releases for $5.50.