Shangri-La Fijian Resort
The entire island is devoted to the resort and every inch is incredibly beautiful. There are a number of restaurants to choose from, varying in price and menus. There are three swimming pools, one specifically adult oriented (Takali Pool), but the quietest by far was the Coral Pool.
Shangri-La Fijian Resort
The facilities were excellent - they had a plan for each day with different activities the whole time. A massive pool and lots of fun activities especially for children. It was situated just off the mainland and connected by a bridge so the veiws of the water wern't interrupted. The whole island was the hotel so there was no crowds on the beach. Rooms were a bit old but otherwise nice.
Guard Rails in Fiji
I loved the advanced technology of the Fijian security rails. Completely manualy operated. :) They'd just push it up with the hand, or step on the end with a foot, or on the more advanced security booths, there was a hole cut in the wall with a wooden bar connected to the rail to move it up that way.
A couple of my friends were staying here so we spent an afternoon swimming and had brunch here as well. The rooms were very nice and they had a great local price going on which was the equivelent of like 60 usd a night or something. Of course, I'm not sure how you can swing that if you don't have a local at hand, but maybe you could talk them into it.
There's a small golf area and they have the different snorkeling, banana rafting, jet-skiing options, etc. as most of the resorts offer.
Banana Rafting at The Fijian
This is my friends and I on the Banana Boat thing. Tony and Hannah had ridden it before so Tony sat on the back intent on making us fall off which was really fun. Eventually, we turned so hard that I went flying. I thought I was the only one and wow did I hit that water Hard! Once I made it back to the top, I look to my left and there's hannah and then to my right and there is Janice and Tony. We all thought we'd been the only ones to go. Falling off was the easy part, getting back on was the challenge.
Great Place to Stay for Anyone.
This place is great. The staff were so friendly, and always smiling. The quality of the restaurants is very good, and the prices are quite reasonable. Our room was very spacious with our own private balcony overlooking the lagoon. Rooms all come with bar fridge, aircon, bathrobes, internet access ($5p/hr or $15p/day) & are serviced daily. Each evening after returning from dinner, we found that the staff had kindly turned the bed down for us - a beautifully personal touch.
Ton's of Fun
This is the 2nd time I booked a trip through Discover Wholesale Travel and both times were great trips and outstanding values. This was a air/hotel package from L.A. for 7 nights $699 USD.
Located about a 45 minute drive from Nadi Airport. it is surrounded by white sandy beaches. There is a large lagoon front complex with several restaurants, bars, a nine hole golf course, tennis courts, massages, lawn bowling, and several pools There are 436 rooms, each with its own private balcony. every room has a view of the ocean.
Just a short taxi ride to Sigatoka town and markets. The rooms were air-conditioned there were swimming pools in three locations, phone in the room, tv, refrigerator, in-room safe, iron and ironing boards, and ceiling fans
There were free use of kayaks and snorkeling gear.
Be sure to look for Johnny. He's the activity director and always has something going on for you to join in. - Beach volleyball, pool basketball, petanque, etc.
6 Restaurants: Kalevu (fine dining), Takali (Asian influenced), Lagoon ( Mediterranean influenced), Golden Cowrie ( Pacific Rim), Beach bar and Grill (snacks), Bilo (Mongolian BBQ)
Rates(VAT inclusive): Rooms range from F$374 - F$1045
Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort
Private Mail Bag (Nap 05350, Nadi Airport,
Ph: (679) 6520 155
Fax: (679) 6500 402
7 Days away in Paradise
SHANGRI-LA FIJIAN RESORT
An absolutely wonderful Resort on its own little island joined by a short causeway. … We went in November 2005 and the resort had 60% occupancy, a very pleasant amount of fellow travellers. Mainly consisting of Aussies and New Zealanders.
.Checking into Reception was smooth sailing and we were taken to our room where I had previously organized for some arrival Canapes
We stayed in a Coral Wing Ocean View room which had a lovely view overlooking the Reef. There was a Superb King Size Bed that when you moved your Partner didn’t, a Beautiful marble bathroom, deep bath and shower with plenty of amenities. The room was seviced every morning with turn down in the evenings. The room had a great airconditioner, mini bar, great safe and plenty of cupboard space with iron and ironing board, generally just a terrific size room. We had a lovely balcony from which which we were overlookimg the Reef and also the Infinity Pool to your right.
The Coral Wing is set the furthermost away from Restaurants and main areas of the Resort but we liked this aspect as it involved a lot of walking.
The Shangri-La has 3 brilliant swimming pools. The infinity pool is just a picture with the reef as a back drop.
The Takali Adults only pool is quite big with with the Takali Restaurant and Bar to one side this makes it ideal to get those Cocktails while swimming. All this with just the murmur of the Adults talking and no children jumping in and screaming around you. Very peaceful if you want to just relax or read that Book.
The Lagoon swimming pool is the largest of them all and is a beautiful design. Plenty of activity and room for all with Fish and Chips, Icecreams and Drinks adjacent for all to enjoy.
Everything you purchase whether it be drinks, food , or meals all gets sent to your room account and you are given a receipt which you sign after each transaction which I kept, with the exception of the little convenience store.
What I used to do is at night just quickly add up my receipts and go to the Reception the next morning and pay my Bill, that way every day started with a Nil balance I know it sounds corney but it worked brilliantly, and I knew exactly how much we were spending and this made for a great holiday because there were no little surprises.
If you feel like snorkeling or swimming in the Ocean, this is just behind the Lagoon Pool and is just a beautiful sight.
You have to sign for and return your beach towels by the end of the day or you get charged for them.
The Resort also has its own set of Shops in a circular arcade along with a Prouds Outlet, Photo Printing Shop, General Tourist Shops along with a Tour office and little corner store of sorts (convenience) and all the Saris, Polo Shirts and nic nacs that you want to buy at your Resort are in this Arcade.. They also have a ‘Jack Handicrafts’ store at the Resort which is a very big Company in Fiji. and rest assured any Wooden products that you purchase and if they are stamped on the back “Treated wood” then there is no problem brining them back to Australia. They also pack and post, quite expensive to do so but hey if you can afford it…….
The Staff in general are always very nice and are always saying “Bula” whenever they pass you with a genuine big smile on their faces.
The Food is Typical Resort style food with Buffet Breakfasts and Dinners etc. The Takali Restaurant and Lagoon Restaurant both do a lovely buffet breakfast. I found these prices to be on par with other Resorts. A buffet Breakfast for two was $50FD which brings it back down to about $20AUD each. They also have themed Buffet dinners and ala cart meals.
The Kalevue Restaurant ( the resorts signature restaurant) is outstanding in every regard. The quality, meals. presentation and service is definitely 5 star standard. The meals are sensational. Well worth the special night whilst you are away. If they ask you if you want Fiji water, you pay for it, so just say normal water and it is chilled and just as pleasant
So, apart from the Kalevue Restaurant all meals were say 4 star standard, typical resort meals very pleasant and something for everyone., and priced accordingly.
The Beach Bar and Grill served very nice snacks/lunch ranging from $11FD to $18FD
Try to avoid room service they have yet to get this right. If you are starving it wont matter but don’t expect it to be too exciting. Also guys, take a bottle opener with you as the rooms do not have these and it took ¾ hour for room service and he didn’t want to leave it here which meant he wanted to open all the bottles. We persuaded him differently and he came back at 3pm the next afternoon to pick it up.
One night in particular that we will always remember was the “Seafood Sensation dinner for 2” which is prepared by the Takali Restaurant in your own Private Cabana for 2 overlooking the Reef which is spectacular.
For $195FD this includes your own private waiter, the Cabana all to yourselves, a seafood platter which is to die for which includes a Whole Lobster Mornay, prawns, crabs, salmon steaks, calamari salad and other beautiful things. Along with a comp. Bottle of Mad Dog Wine and a Comp. Glasss of Champagne. This was a beautiful night, fantastic food and what a holiday memory is all about.
Cocktails at the Resort are $15FD
They also play a game of Rugby next to the Lagoon Pool on Tues, Thurs and Saturdays it is more fun than an actual game with players ranging from 6 – 60 years.
The Shangri-La Resort is a good resort to stay in just choose your time of year carefully, the higher the season of course the more crowded.. We had a wonderful holiday here and it was everything we expected.
You came to Fiji to unwind, get a tan, eat, sleep and just generally be merry.
Everything here is on Fijian Time which mean things take a little longer to happen but if you keep this in mind you will just go with the flow of things.
I have many photos to share if you are interested in this resort contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Maca and her Family on Yanuca Island on Sunday
Fijian Resort Entry
I am a sixty year old female travelling alone, planning to spend three days in the nadi area mid April. Any advice welcome.
RE: Fiji stopover
Bula, Ma'am! Depending on where you are staying in or near Nadi, I can recommend the following:
1) The Hindu temple at the south end of town, Subar Maniya -- definitely worth a visit, perhaps as an adjunct to shopping the main street in Nadi;
2) The Coral Coast railway from Cuvu (site of the Shangri-La Fijian resort) either north to Natadola or south to Sigatoka;
3) The Garden of the Sleeping Giant just north of town -- see the extensive orchid gardens planted on Raymond Burr's property.
And whatever you do, bring your camera...