Suva Spice Markets

As soon as we had made our way upstairs into the Spice Markets, we felt the buzz.  It was a sensory smorgasbord as numerous bright colours combined with both the heady fragrance of the spices as well as the excited calls of the stallholders.   Even if you’re the furthest thing from an accomplished chef, it’s still worth making a trip to the upstairs level of the Suva Markets if only to experience the real sense of fun and excitement that seems to radiate throughout the place.

We spent a fantastic couple of hours wandering through the markets and Robert’s familiarity with the spice markets also became immediately apparent.  Robert enthusiastically walked us through the marketplace, pointing out his long-term favourite stalls and stopping to chat with those he recognised from his many trips to these markets over the years.

Another big draw card to these markets is of course the stalls selling kava.  Also referred to locally as yaqona or grog, kava is a sedative drink which Fiji has become well-known for.  While it may not be everybody’s cup of tea (so to speak), if you are interested in trying it for yourself, then the spice market offers a great selection of places to do so!

Here Robert shares with us why he loves the Suva Spice Markets so much.

Suva Spice Market
Harris Road, Suva, Fiji.

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Blog by: Phil Brown

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