Jack's: Best buys in the South Pacific
We found many local crafts at Jack's. They had jewelry, island shirts, local wooden items, e.g. cannibal forks and mats. Their prices were the lowest we found for the value. My husband bought two shirts for $19.00. The quality was good and they don't need ironing. Jack's provided transportation from the pier to their shop.
What to buy: Local wooden crafts and jewelry (coral).
What to pay: Depends on what it is.
There are alot of shops selling cheap surf clothing and accesories such as QuickSiver, Bullabong, and Oakey, but in case you didnt notice by my spelling, none of these items are the genuine article, which is all good due to the price, but be aware it will also not last as long as a genuine item.
What to buy: Whatever you like, there is plenty for everyone
What to pay: Never ever pay the asking price, be prepared to barter people down or you will quite simply get ripped off.
Proud's Department Store: The only department store in Suva
Shopping is a bit light-on in Suva, however there is a brand new department store called Proud's. For Suva it is large but by world standards pretty small. On the day I visited there was the distinct smell of sewage which was somewhat unpleasant. However, they have all the standard things you would expect in a department store. Cosmetics section, clothing etc. Also a small food section and what seemed to be a decent enough liquor department.
What to pay: Pretty standard pricing. Probably classed as expensive by the locals.
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