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Sparkling white sands, cobalt seas, verdant rainforest and brilliant sun define the islands of Fiji. The largest is Viti Levu, home to most Fijians and the vibrant capital, Suva, the national and regional center for politics, business and education.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
With pristine white beaches and crystal clear warm waters, one can only imagine the host of watersports available in and around Suva, Fiji. Venture to Bega Divers Fiji, a short drive outside the city and a team of experts can take you diving in the Bega Lagoon. For those yearning to catch the big waves, there is a surf break near the Suva lighthouse. Sailing is also a popular activity in Suva, with the Royal Suva Yacht Club located in Suva Harbor at Korovou
An excellent place to visit is the Fiji Museum on Ratu Cakobau Road. Full of exhibits and artifacts on display, this museum offers some wonderful insights into Fiji's rich and intriguing history, culture, people, languages and religions found here. The museum also takes a look at cannibalism in Fiji and the tribal conflicts and rivalry that often resulted in bloody feuds. There is a large striking drua on display here as well. A drua is a traditionally built catamaran. On the second floor of the museum is a, art gallery featuring local Indo-Fijian artists.
Food in Fiji is just as diverse as the residences that call Fiji home. Though Fijian curry is the Island's delight, you'll still find the city dotted with restaurants that offer many different cuisines and dining experiences. For a taste of Fijian cuisine that will excited your taste buds, try meals that include kakoda, rourou, duruka, lovo, kassaua and breadfruit.
Head to the Municipal Handicraft Centre and peruse rows filled with Fijian wooden carvings, straw goods and Fijian handicraft souvenirs. Don't be afraid to test out your negotiating skills with the shop owners to haggle a better price.
The Fijian dollar (FJD) is the official currency of Fiji. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.
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