Whether you want to spend up a storm or pick up a couple of great bargains and fun mementos from your visit to Fiji, you’ll find a wide range of shops, boutiques, supermarkets and duty free outlets offering all manner of purchases. Most outlets accept major credit and debit cards and some will even accept the currency of your home country.
Shopping hours are usually from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 3pm Saturday, however many shopping destinations also offer late night and Sunday shopping options for your convenience. Larger retail chains stock a variety of branded clothes, shoes, electrical goods, perfumes, toys, gifts and more.
Tourist VAT Refund Scheme
The Tourist VAT Refund Scheme (TVRS) allows a tourist to claim a fund (subject to certain conditions) of VAT paid on goods purchased in Fiji and taken out of Fiji via Nadi International Airport or Suva Wharf. To be eligible for the scheme, you must satisfy the following:
- Spend a minimum of F$500.00 (VAT inclusive) in any of the approved licensed retailer outlets in a day and take the goods out of Fiji within 2 months from the date of purchase.
- Carry the goods with you as check in baggage or hand luggage.
- Purchase the goods from an approved licensed retailer. You must ask the retailer for a refund form and a tax invoice(s) for goods purchased.
Note that only approved retailers are licensed to sell goods which are eligible for refund under this scheme.