10 Things to Do in Lautoka That You Shouldn't Miss

February 1, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Lautoka is the second largest city of Fiji. It is in the west of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometres north of Nadi and port of entry in Fiji, after Suva. Lying in the heart of Fiji's sugar cane growing region, it is known as the Sugar City. Covering an area of 16 square kilometres, it had a population of 52,220 at the 2007 census, the most recent to date.
Restaurants in Lautoka

1. Koroyanitu National Heritage Park

Koroyanitu National Heritage Park | Nawaka, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 701 2035
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Koroyanitu National Heritage Park

This magnificent park has something for everyone: a chance to explore Waterfalls and Forests, swim in a mountain stream, picnic, hike or take a rigorous mountain bike trip.

Reviewed By annarc6 - Philadelphia, New York

I really suggest you hire a guide to lead you to the best places and help you along the route. This is not for amateurs! The steps are steep and often wet. I recommend shoes that you keep on even in the water. Bring bug spray, as there were lots of mosquitos. Our guide took us to
a waterfall for a swim when we were ready to get into that icy water and get rid of the sweat from the hike. It was cool and refreshing!

2. Lautoka Market

Behind business district, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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4 based on 84 reviews

Lautoka Market

Reviewed By tigger2594 - Toowoomba, Australia

We stopped here because the bus from the cruise had its stop right out the front.
It looks like a new centre with two stories the bottom with supermarket, hairdresser and a landmark Tennent.
The centre had air con and was clean and easy to navigate.
Upstairs there was a food floor with multiple options, and a movie theatre. No
Wifi on offer.
So we got our hair cut and had lunch and explored Other areas of Laukota

Thomson St | TappooCity Building, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 331 5422
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

TappooCity

Reviewed By Javed K

During my recent trip to the burning west, i made it a point to stop over at the newly opened TappooCity Lautoka Shopping Complex at Narara Parade. I had a lot of expectations as with my previous best experiences with TappooCity Suva and i wasn't disappointed.This place is exactly what Lautoka needed. The Fully Air-Conditioned Shopping complex was a much needed savior from the burning western heat. The departmental stores within showcase what Tappoo is renowned for. Brands Galore. The Gloria Jeans Outlets both at ground level and level 1 had such well trained staffs and exceptional coffee. The restaurants on level 1 was packed and i can see this becoming a place to hang out for Families and Friends. i was very impressed with the Life Cinema there as well and its up to par with the International Cinema layouts ive come to experience overseas. Looking forward to the rest of the outlets opening up. Great place and amazing experience.

4. Exotic Holidays Fiji

Thompson Cresent, Simla, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Exotic Holidays Fiji

Exotic Holidays Fiji is a local Indigenous owned Company based in Namaka, Nadi Fiji. We are committed to changing the relationship between travelers and the local people.

Reviewed By bond0065 - Tenmile, Oregon

Got tired of all the touristy things to do around Nadi and was fortunate enough to find Exotic Holidays Fiji in Lonely Planet and they proved to be very understanding and helpful in arranging a trip to the Garden Island of Taveuni during the last two days of our 12 days in Denaru. The sights in Taveuni were spectacular. We especially enjoyed our boat trip and hikes to the falls in Bouma and the snorkeling at Rainbow Reef. Would love to dive there on the next trip.
The folks at EHF are especially adept at setting up trips to areas and Islands of Fiji for those who really want to know the fijian people. They have contacts throughout the archipeligo.Kali and Jone simply can't do enough to help their clients.
See the real Fiji with Exotic Holidays Fiji!!!!!!!!
Diane Holte, Dave Bond and Emily Alexander

5. Botanical Gardens

Tavewa Avenue, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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3.5 based on 18 reviews

Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By choppes1 - Eugene, Oregon

Fiji is a green paradise, that's well known. What is really something is how fast everything grows and how many varieties do well here. Just seeing how large orchids get puts everything I have at home to shame.

6. The Mana Spa

Mana Island Resort & Spa, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 666 7302
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5 based on 7 reviews

The Mana Spa

Reviewed By RN1982 - Itala, Italy

I went to Mana Island Resort for a day trip and booked a massage at the spa there. The spa was beautiful and the massages were done in modern enclosed grass huts. I had Sia as my massage therapist and she was wonderful. I would highly recommend booking a massage or treatment here as a great way to get a break from being out in the sun!

7. Shore Excursions

Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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4 based on 7 reviews

Shore Excursions

Reviewed By SOLBUDAK - Sydney, Australia

Fijian beachcombers island, one of the best small island to visit. We got there after 3.5 day of sea travel with Royal Carabine cruise ship(Voyage of the sea)arrived 12 noon. We had limited time to go to Beachcomber Island and come back to ship.
When we get of the ship shore excursion tours were waiting for us. Do not booked any tour from ship, it is expansive and not good as outside local tours.
The JESARIL TOURS (FIJI) was cheap and very helpful. The lady name LUCIY VARAMO the tour organiser very warm, smile face ,trustable person, no had ache what’s ever. I always give chance to local tour operators to get benefit from tourism. Lucy quickly got us in the small bus take us to port go to island with bout. This was including bout trip return, lunch and snorkelling nearby beautiful island.
Special thanks to LUCY and her team done fantastic job make this day possible.
BEDIR from SYDNEY /AUSTRALIA

8. Tavewa Seabus

Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 924 9770
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4 based on 6 reviews

Tavewa Seabus

The Tavewa Seabus is a twin engine, power catamaran with super fine entry hulls built by Bluewater Craft a local company based out of Navua. The new catamaran can carry 46 passengers together with luggage at any 1 time to the beautiful Yasawas. It is an affordable option and a rather faster trip being only 3 hours.

Reviewed By helenaelmasri - Brighton, United Kingdom

This is a local ferry owned by Coralview Resort and a fantastic option to the expensive Yassawa flyer. We stayed at Coralview Resort and took this ferry from Lautoka. Great experience, no frills, fast because it is direct to the northern Islands, only stops in Turtle and Nanuya Islands before Coralview. We took a taxi from Nadi, but you can also take any bus, there are several between Nadi and Lautoka... very straightforward. Recommended.

9. Lautoka Spa

1 Walu St | Marine Drive, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji +679 666 6969
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3.5 based on 12 reviews

Lautoka Spa

Reviewed By 30carat - Australia

With little to recommend in the drab Latouka the spa on the edge of town was a very pleasant surprise. It is ultra modern, air conditioned and very clean with many different packages on offer. My wife opted for a foot and back and neck massage ($60FD) and I opted for an hour long sports massage ($80FD). It was very relaxing although I was hoping a sports massage would be a litte more vigorous. Very good value and a pleasant hour away from the humidity and hussle and bustle

10. Evolution Fiji

Vuda Marina, Vuda Point, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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4 based on 2 reviews

Evolution Fiji

Reviewed By Nathan W - Newcastle NSW, Australia

We booked a private day trip out to Beachcomber and Malamala Island through Evolution. For the most part this was a truly positive experience. My wife and two small children (2 and 1) had a private boat to travel to/from the Islands with, which was a massive plus. We were not at the mercy of a tour charter. The Islands themselves were beautiful and the staff member who travelled with us (Adam) was a true credit to the company with his big smile, happy go-lucky attitude and enthusiasm.
The reason why I only give this an average rating though was there was an issue with our tour where it got cut short by an hour (four hour package made three hours). We spoke with Michelle, the female manager of the company about it and a resolution was able to be reached. The only problem with this is that I felt that Michelle thought it was a personal attack on her character and not a legitimate complaint about an issue. As such discussions were cut short and I feel that neither party came to a resolution that they were happy with.
Having said that, prior to having the trip cut short, we did have a great time. I would recommend this tour, however I would also recommend that every single detail be worked out to the finest degree (including contingency plans).

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