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Lami Town


Nestled near the foot of Mount Korobaba - the highest mountain peak in Suva is Lami Town. This small town lies along the Queens Highway and falls under the Province of Rewa.

A unique feature of this seaside town is that on one side it is bordered by the mountain range of Korobaba and Nakobalevu mountain ranges along with the world famous Joske’s Thumb and on the other side is the Bay of island which offers residents or potential residents an oceanview with a major highway running through the Township.

Lami Town lies adjacent to Suva City on the southeast coast of Viti Levu. It is a coastal town in the north-western part of the greater Suva area.

Often referred to as the gateway to the Western Division, Lami Town is fast becoming a place to be with new shopping centres, re-developed hotels as well as affordable oceanfront houses as well a variety of services such as doctors, public transportation, markets, picnic spots and has become a hiking destination for many in the Suva area or those looking for adventure.

Lami has a total land area of 680 hectares and for those needing to commute to Suva City  everyday - it is a mere 14 minutes drive away.

Fiji is a multiracial and multicultural place. As such, Lami town also has the very same setting with iTaukei and Fijians of Indian descent making up the majority of the population in the area. However in recent years, expats along with Fiji’s other ethnic minority groups which include part Europeans or those locally referred to as Kailomas, Chinese amongst others now call Lami home.

Lami was declared a Town in 1977 through a Ministerial declaration and the town has grown into an industrial centre characterized by both coastal areas and hilly terrain. There are two indigenous villages and several informal settlements within the town boundary.

Apart from the original village settlements, Lami became home to the man from Philippines, Singapore as well as from England and Scotland who worked on the whaling boats and trading vessels that called into port back in the early years of sandalwood and bech de mer trading.

One of Lami’s main attraction is the Draunibota Bay which was later renamed to the Bay of Islands to reflect the many small islands that were inside this bay which is at a secluded corner of the Suva Harbour. This is the bay where the famed Mosquito Island which is usually hired out for picnics and other functions. It also has snake Island and Labiko which gives many residents a magnificent view. This bay also plays host to the four star Novotel Suva Lami Bay Hotel which used to be name Tradewinds.

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