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Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Yanuca Island
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The Shangri-la Fijian Resort really does have everything you could ever need on a holiday to Fiji's 'Big Island' Viti Levu.

Although this is a large resort it was filled with happy families, couples and holiday makers from all over the world (including many Australians) but it didn't seem over-crowded.

The resort, situated on its own island and connected to the mainland by a scenic causeway, boasts three swimming pools (one an adults only pool), 6 restaurants, 3 bars, free snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and numerous daily activities for the kids (and adults).

Geoff and I stayed at the Shangri-la for 5 nights in a Superior Ocean View Room which was on the 2nd floor in a quiet section of the resort. We had beautiful views of the reef and were very close to the Golden Cowrie Restaurant where we had breakfast every morning (we loved this as it had a very civilised adults only breakfast) and a couple of dinners overlooking the reef and the rolling waves. At breakfast we were often entertained by para-sailers flying past, behind the hotel's speed boat and at dinner we watched amazing sunsets slowly spread across the horizon.

Although we were holidaying without our children we didn't mind watching the other families enjoying the sun, sand and water at the lagoon every day. In fact, it was refreshing to see so many happy young families kicking back, relaxing and having fun with their kids.

We had picked up a hire car from the airport in Nadi and loved taking off every day to new areas, villages and places of interest, meeting locals and learning about the culture and history of Fiji. The highlights of these daily outings were a visit to the Fiji Museum in Suva, the Tavuni Hill Fort with its scenic views of the verdant Sigatoka Valley, getting up close and personal with Fiji's native wildlife (including the endangered Hawkesbill Turtle) at the Kula Eco Park in Korotoga and having beer and curries with the locals at the Sigatoka Club.

Even if we hadn't had our own car there were plenty of tours to jump on from the hotel's tour desk as well as good shopping in the resort's own mini shopping mall.

The staff at the resort were exceptionally friendly (as are all Fijians) and at no stage did we experience a negative 'Fiji Time' situation where we had to wait for extended periods before we were served or before our food arrived. We also enjoyed efficient room service and had pizza and burgers on our own balcony when we didn't feel like going out.

Definitely make a booking for dinner if you want to eat at the resort's restaurants as they are usually booked out.

The only disappointing element of our stay was that the internet on the 3 computers in the guest internet room was unbearably slow. I wasn't able to pick up the wifi in the public areas on my ipad or phone (probably due to my settings, as I saw many other people sitting in the lobby tapping away on their computers) so I had to go to the internet room to post photos on facebook and check emails. It took ages to load just one photo on facebook so in the end I gave up and enjoyed our holiday the old fashioned way!

From a well appointed room with magical views to wonderful snorkeling just off the resort's main lagoon beach, from friendly staff to amazing sunsets, the Shangri-la Fijian Resort provided everything we had expected and a bit more.

I highly recommend it for a holiday with or without the kids, but for couples like us, I'd suggest staying at the resort outside the school holiday period as we did. We were there at the end of July and the weather was a beautiful 30 degrees Celsius every day with low humidity and blue skies.

The Shangri-la Fijian Resort is a great place for a relaxing, well appointed holiday and is the perfect base from which to explore Fiji's main Island.

Bula!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I recently spent a week at this resort with my grandchildren. It is an ideal location for such a family reunion. The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. The food was good and there is a variety of eating venues to enhance the dining experience. There are also many attractions and activities to keep everyone entertained and the location is great. Although the hotel is old and in need of an upgrade, it is kept clean and everything works effectively.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

i had read quite a few less than glowing reviews about Shangri-La Fiji, and was quite worried the week before we left. i have stayed at the Outrigger a few times and at the Hideaway, Shangri-la is my hands down favourite. The room was lovely, our room attendant Arsenica was outstanding and kept it beautifully clean. Breakfast was excellent and like many others we squirrelled away some bread and donuts for later in the day. Best value meal would be the buffet lunch at the same resataurant, $30 FJ for an adult and kids eat free.
Definitely recommend the walk down to Gheckos just across from the resort particularly on a Friday or Sunday night when they have an amazing free show with fire dancing. If the kids are tired it's a $4 taxi ride back. The food is really good here and very reasonably priced.We had an ocean view family room, it is a fair hike from the Lagoon pool with kids but the room size, views and serenity made up for it. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This resort was a pleasant surprise after reading TA reviews we were worried that it would be a resort in need of loads of tender loving care but for a resort that is 40 years old it is well kept,clean and comfortable.The staff are gentle, caring and welcoming.We watched the staff who were caring for children and were impressed with their attitude towards some challenging behaviors.
The choices for eating that were on offer were good, we opted for the adults only breakfast after experiencing the family buffet the first morning,quieter and more relaxed and the view was beautiful, it seemed to make the food taste better.
Plenty of activities and paid activities to choose from and to accommodate to many interests .I would recommend that if snorkeling to bring your own mask ,snorkel and flippers as you only have free snorkeling for an hour and it would be better not to have to be aware of the time.
Grounds are well kept and they are free to wander around.
You can take a taxi to the nearby village or into Sigatoka to pick up supplies which is much cheaper than buying at the resort.
This is a great resort to be active or just chill out and relax and great for all stages of life,

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Plenty to do at this family resort. Three restaurants and three pools including a pretty infinity pool. We had good fun at the disco every night where the DJ had all the kids up dancing so Mums and Dads could have a break! The kids club was awesome too with lots of crafts and outings!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The Coral Coast is Approximately 1 hour from Nadi Airport. Great to have a bit of the Scenic Drive and see how some of the locals live whilst being Shuttled to the Hotel. When you arrive at the Shangri-La's Fijian Resort you are Warmly Greeted by Staff and they have Lovely Singers performing at the Impressive Reception area. The Hotel has been around for over 30 years but well maintained and Very Expansive Grounds and Pleasant surroundings. The Coast/Beach Views are Lovely. The Massages at the Resort's Day Spa are Well recommended. There are ample facilities to keep Couples, Singles, Adults and Children amused. The staff are friendly and helpful and more mature that some other places I have stayed. I was impressed by the Gorgeous White Chapel on the Grounds with Ocean Views -A Must See - It Looks Heavenly understood why so many people get married there. I felt that this place wasn't perfect but like Fiji and its people it has a Beautiful Soul and Character/Charm about it. I would definitely go back and would definitely recommend it. Bulla and Vinaka Fiji - till we meet again!!!! :))

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

The shangri la is friendly and a wonderful place for a great family holiday. We have been twice and will be going again. Lots of activities for all of us and a very relaxing holiday. The pools are fantastic and there are loads of activities for the kids. The babysitters are great when you want a night out

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa
Address: Viti Levu, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Yanuca Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Yanuca Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 442
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort is exclusively located on the beautiful 109-acre private Yanuca Island with its pure white sandy beach and crystal clear, coral rich seas of the exotic Fiji Islands. Only 45 minutes from Nadi International Airport, the island is connected from the mainland by a causeway.A traditional Fijian village is the inspiration behind the layout of the 442-room resort. Every guest room, suite and bure features a private balcony with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean or the resort’s lagoon. Unlimited wired broadband Internet access is complimentary in all rooms. The Resort offers a range of activities, including water sports, scuba diving and golf, and a popular Kid's Club. A wide range of dining options are available, from Pacific Rim fine dining to informal fun dining at the poolside. Cultural shows highlight Fijian lovo, meke and firewalking rituals, South Pacific and Fijian Fire dancers.CHI, The Spa is a secluded spa village set away from the main resort, and provides the privacy and luxury of the largest Spa villas in Fiji. Four Oceanview and two Rainforest treatment villas feature relaxation areas overlooking either the Pacific Ocean or an exotic rainforest, with private garden patios, outdoor bath tubs, herbal steam room and outdoor showers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Fijian Hotel Yanuca Island
Fiji Shangri La Resort
Shangri La Fijian Resort
Shangri Las Fijian Resort
Shangri Las Fijian Hotel
Fiji Shangri La Hotel
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Fijian La Resort Shangri
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