University of the South Pacific
Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture
Arts centre at the University of the South Pacific, which hosts regular live music, dance and theatre, art shows, talks and other...
National Aquatic Centre
Built for the 2003 South Pacific Games. Enter by the open side gate before 7am.
Rugby teams tough it out here and the match atmosphere is huge. You can also catch players training hard at Albert Park during the week.
Housed in a converted colonial bungalow that was once home to Ratu Sir Laulu Sukuna, Governors is the newest fashionable eating place on...
Laucala Bay Rd · interesting places nearby
University of the South Pacific information
While not necessarily a must-see from a tourist’s perspective, this is the foremost provider of tertiary education to the island nations of the Pacific region. The USP’s main Laucala Campus offers some fascinating people-watching and picturesque strolling through a small botanical garden where you can see temporary exhibits of paintings and carvings at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture . The USP Bookshop nearby is particularly well-stocked.
The governments of 12 Pacific countries jointly own the university and mingling among the Fijian students you’re likely to see young academics from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. As this is a fee-paying institution, many of the 11,000 or so students rely on scholarships, and the competition for them is fierce.