Suva is the largest city in Fiji and also hosts a international airport that services mainly short haul flights to other Pacific nations. Suva and surrounds does not have many resorts due to the lack of sandy beaches but the city itself has a number of large hotels for the business traveller.
Suva is Fiji's political and administrative capital and home to almost half of the country's population. It's also the largest and the most sophisticated city in the South Pacific (excluding New Zealand) and has become an important regional centre; students from the Pacific region and a growing expatriate community make up a significant portion of the city's population.
At the 2007 census the city of Suva had a population of 85,691. Including independent suburbs, the population of the Greater Suva urban area was 172,399 at the 2007 census. Suva, along with the bordering cities of Lami, Nasinu, and Nausori have a total urban population of around 330,000, over a third of the nation's population. This urban complex is known also as the Suva-Nausori corridor (not including Lami).