Downtown Suva, Viti Levu Island, Republic of Fiji

Photograph by James L. Stanfield

The largest city between Honolulu and Auckland, Suva—the capital of the Republic of Fiji—dazzles with cosmopolitan offices, shops, and entertainment. With 180,000 residents in its metropolitan area, the city wraps around a superb deepwater harbor on Viti Levu island. By sea and air, Fiji serves as a hub linking Pacific nations.

(Photo shot on assignment for "Two Worlds of Fiji," October 1995, National Geographic magazine)