Emma Hughes (PhD candidate) Visiting Suva for the 2013 Oceania Development Network (ODN) conference, I was able to take advantage of the opportunity to travel across Viti Levu and see some of the most popular tourist resorts first-hand. Coral Sun’s air-conditioned coach is a great way to travel: the four hours it takes to travel from Nadi to Suva takes you around the Coral Coast through to Pacific Harbour before arriving at the capital.  The majority of the foreign-owned hotels are located along this stretch of coastline, with international chains well-represented among them, including Shangri-La, Accor, Warwick, Intercontinental and Outrigger.  Passing fields of sugar cane, dalo (taro) and coconut palms and through small rural...Read more

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