THE ONE HOTEL
There’s no finer colonial lodge in all of the Pacific. Built in 1914, The Grand Pacific Hotel appears to be like out throughout Suva’s harbour. Built simply reverse Fiji’s parliament constructing, that is the place prime ministers keep, and royalty too. In reality, Queen Elizabeth has stayed right here 4 instances and you may keep within the suite she prefers, with its extensive verandah looking throughout Albert Park. See grandpacifichotel.com.fj
THE ONE RESTAURANT
Run by one among Fiji’s finest regarded cooks and housed within the outdated Governor’s constructing in the midst of Suva, right here you may discover a few of the nation’s finest experimental meals. Chef Lance Seeto makes use of conventional Fijian and Fijian-Indian dishes and provides his personal fashionable twist to them. Come and eat with the who’s who of Suva. See kanufiji.com
THE ONE PARK
Take a ten minute taxi journey out of Suva and hike among the many rainforest at nationwide heritage park, Colo-I-Suva Forest Park. There are two waterfalls to chill off in and 7 kilometres of mountaineering tracks the place you possibly can see 14 completely different chook species. It’s increased than Suva, so it is a good place to chill off – particularly within the chilly waters of Waisila Falls. See visitfiji.com
THE ONE MUSEUM
Check out crucial assortment of Fijian artefacts on the Fiji Museum, together with archaeological collections courting again nearly 4000 years, from evacuations organised by the museum. The centerpiece is a 13-metre-long double-hulled conventional canoe (drua), Ratu Finau. You may see the rudder from the HMS Bounty, the ship concerned in that the majority well-known of mutinies. See fiji.journey
THE ONE MARKET
This is Fiji’s most necessary market. The Suva Municipal Market is the beating coronary heart of the town and is discovered proper in its centre. It’s noisy and festive, and you will find each tropical fruit or vegetable anybody’s ever grown within the Pacific. Buy a recent pineapple juice, and take house some kava roots to impress your pals. They’re open until 6pm. Be warned: do not cut price, the worth is the worth.
THE ONE FLOATING RESTAURANT
It truly is… the one… floating restaurant. Once Suva Harbour was house to a fleet of floating eating places, now Tikos Seafood Restaurant is it. But you will not discover more energizing seafood in Fiji. Come aboard in time for a sundown over the bay, you may sway with the wash of boats coming previous as you pattern native treats like recent mud crab in coconut cream. The menu depends upon what was caught that day. See experiencesuva.com
THE ONE TOUR
See the most effective of Suva on a day tour. Take a strolling tour of the Fijian parliament, the place debate is held in an open chamber, watched over by guards in conventional outfits. Then stroll around the the English-style Thurston Gardens the place Suva comes for craft markets and music festivals and to spend weekends and take a look at Suva’s busy harbour and rather more all in a day. See kayservices.org
THE ONE CAFE
Taste Fiji’s finest espresso and a few of the nation’s most progressive delicacies at Bulaccino. Most components come straight from the proprietor’s natural farm – take a look at gluten-free breadfruit flour and South Pacific superfood, Nglai nuts, and drink connoisseur espresso constructed from beans harvested in Vanuatu. Be positive to strive kava-infused espresso and Niuccino, espresso made with native coconut milk. See bulaccino.com
THE ONE GARDEN
Built on the location of the outdated city of Suva which was burned to the bottom in 1843, the individuals of Suva go to Thurston Gardens to take pleasure in their metropolis. Wander alongside its avenues by means of a few of the South Pacific’s most unique endemic species, from critically endangered Fijian palms to floating lily gardens and meals gardens, all showcasing Fiji’s wealthy plant biodiversity. See suvacity.org
ONE MORE THING
Suva is without doubt one of the most cosmopolitan centres within the South Pacific. Home to nearly a 3rd of the inhabitants of Fiji, that is the place you may finest observe Fiji’s distinctive Melanesian-Indian fused tradition up shut. Wander streets of curry homes and sari outlets, watch Bollywood films on the native cinema and take a look at the placing Hindu temples the place you possibly can watch fire-walking festivals (on the Mariamma Temple in July and August).
The author was a visitor of Fiji Tourism.