Colo-I-Suva is a lush rainforest part located directly North of Fiji. Just admire it for yourself! Colo-I-Suva is filled with beautiful natural pools and walking paths.
Colo-I-Suva can be visited as a half-day trip from Suva or you could stay at the peaceful Colo-I-Suva Rainforest Eco-Lodge. They have a brie burger which I am longing to try…
It is not expensive to organise a visit to the rainforest and waterfalls. Most tours organised from a cruise ship will charge you from $50-$250 for shore excursions, so managing day trips yourself can save you a lot of money.
You can get there and back via taxi for $30FJD or via bus for $2FJD. You can catch the bus from Suva central bus station heading towards Sawani. The journey will only take you 30 minutes.
The entrance fee is $5 for visitors and $1 for locals.
When you reach the car park, you’ll notice an information board that shows the walking trails. The park rangers recommend visiting the upper pools first, following the trail down to the lower pools and then walking back along the road to complete a loop. There is yellow paint on some of the trees that helps you follow the trail and keeps you on track. There are some cool things to see. Like BBQs that have definitely never been used.
There’s also waterfall pools that been turned into actual swimming pools.
Physical Energy Level Required
If you’re catching a bus you have to walk from the main road down to the walking trails. It requires a moderate fitness level. Don’t be like me. Wear sneakers.
If you’re catching a taxi, you can ask them to drop you and recollect you from the parking lot which is a lot easier. The walk can still be challenging, and the paths can be slippery so you still need some-level of fitness.
You can swim in any of the numerous pools but you need to be careful with your bags as people may jump out of the forest to steal your belongings. Take turns to swim so that someone is watching your bag at all times.
If your game – jump on the rope swing!