Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Private island setting (connected to mainland Fiji by a causeway) gives a sense of exclusivity
- All rooms have a view of the ocean or lagoon
- Excellent service; warm greetings of "Bula!" everywhere you go
What To Know
- The resort is family-oriented, although there is an adults-only breakfast area and pool
- It's the biggest resort in Fiji, with 442 rooms; it can get crowded when full
- The decor is a little outdated, although the perfect sea vistas make up for it
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on a private island connected to mainland Fiji by a causeway, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa is surrounded by 109 acres of lush grassland studded with coconut palms and frangipani trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The resort has a simple Hawaiian-style design, enhanced by earth tones, hand-carved Fijian wood paneling and traditional tapa cloth decor. With 442 rooms, three pools, six restaurants, a sea sports center and a spa, you can get your Fijian fix at this family-friendly resort without having to leave the grounds.
Bed and Bath
In comparison to the stylish mosaic-tiled and wood-paneled public spaces, guestroom interiors are fuss-free, with modern wooden furnishing, bamboo bedframes, earth-tone lounge chairs and large balconies. All offer panoramic sea views. Bathrooms blend in seamlessly, with sandy brown tiles, walk-in showers and panel windows that open up to the Pacific.
At the resort’s spa, the six treatment rooms are tastefully designed and kitted out with ornate doors, wooden carvings, extra-high ceilings, outdoor showers and bathtubs, and even double beds facing the ocean (for the exclusive Dusk Till Dawn spa package.) Adventure seekers will be thrilled with the array of activities on offer at the resort’s water sports center, from snorkeling to mangrove kayaking tours and parasailing. As part of the resort’s conservation efforts, the marine center organizes activities to educate children about the environment. Each of the six restaurants at the resort specializes in a different cuisine. Try Takali Terrace for authentic Asian seafood, or the Golden Cowrie Restaurant for traditional Italian. To sample true Fijian flavors, the weekly Fijian magiti at the Marau Village gives you the chance to try local food cooked in a lovo (traditional underground oven) and watch a meke dance performances.
How to Get There
I spent a week with my family here recently. Having stayed at a number of other resorts in the country, I would rate this as one of the best. The beach and the views are simply outstanding. In terms of amenities, there is a lot to do on the island. There is something for everyone. The food is good and affordable. There are many opportunities to experience the local culture - both on and off the island. I have stayed at this property a number of times before and I will continue to do so in the future. I think Shangri-La gives its guest a unique opportunity to experience Fiji. I commend the management and the staff for making their guests feel at home at this resort.
We stayed at the Ocean view room which has been partially renovated. The room is spacious with good ocean view. Decor is good and amenities is fine. The staff are very friendly and the beach is very good.
We stayed 2 weeks in this amazing resort during New Year’s Eve and early January .
The accomodation with the Ocean views was great and the Bure were we stayed the last week was simply fantastic
There was a lot to do for the family with activities including a brand new water park and a variety of restaurants .
But the best was the great friendly service that we experienced .
The staff was super friend and we were personally welcomed by the charismatic general manager, Francis !
10 Nights at the Shangri La March 2018 for the family of four. Found that everything was very over priced. Much cheaper to stay at home in Australia and eat at our own resorts. There were major renovations underway while we were there and actually had our access to half of the resort limited to carrying prams down flights of stairs if we wanted to eat at the beach restaurant or use the main pool.Changed the infinite pool from a family pool to adults only 3 days into our stay.You have to pay for nearly all of the activities at the resort, even putt putt golf. The friendliness of most of the local staff are one of the only highlights. Definitely won't be back!
We went to Shangri-la Resort in June 2017 and had one of the best holidays we had taken ,we have just returned from our second trip June 2018. We have made so many new friends in and around Yanaca Island.We are now making plans for our third visit in 2019.