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Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If your looking for a brand new resort this isn't for you. The rooms are clean, comfortable beds and very large and spacious. Staff here are amazing! They are so helpful and are always smiling! The food is good, large variety of restaurants including adults only pools and restaurants. Buffet breakfast was great and we enjoyed it ever morning. Water activities on the beach include kayaking, snorkelling and paddle boarding are free for hotel guests and are quiet enjoyable. Jet ski hire and fishing charters and other water activities can all be arranged at the same place. Staff are very helpful here. We stayed here for our honeymoon and the person at check in sent us a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates which was very nice of him. Gym facilities are basic but still very good to keep up your fitness regime. There are a lot of families and kids activities going on, the resort caters for everyone. Only downside that it is an hour drive from the airport but the hotel has free transfers so don't make the mistake we did and pay for a taxi! Enjoyed our stay here and would stay again.

I can not recommend the Shangri-la enough. If you are looking for a relaxing & fun holiday with your family then this is the place. The staff are so lovely. We had a warm welcome from Solo and staff as soon as we arrived. The food was really nice and the buffet breakfast and dinners were delicious. The resort was very clean and house keeping were very friendly. Ace from house keeping was fantastic and went to so much effort with little flower decorations for our toddler. Our ocean view room had an incredible view, although most of the rooms were positioned in good spots (some currently under renovation). The golf course was great and we had a nice staff member Sam show us around. The village/school tour was a highlight run by a funny character named Ace. My husband enjoyed the jet ski safari tour too although he was left a bit disappointed after the fishing tour that was recommended through the resort. David and staff sang us a lovely goodbye song.It was all these little things the staff done that made the trip feel extra special. If you have a baby or toddler I recommend bringing a pram. The resort have prams but they were all being used when we were there and because the resort is so big I regretted not bringing mine. I can not wait to return to the Shangri-la

This was our second stay at the Shangri-La and we enjoyed it just as much as our first. The staff are incredibly friendly and there is so much for the kids to do. Activities from sandcastle building contests to water basketball and water aerobics means the kids can enjoy playing outdoors for the whole day. Beautiful location on the bay also allows for snorkelling straight off the beach or scuba diving after a 5 min boat ride. Our 9 days there were incredibly relaxing, we can't wait to go back!!

Still known locally as the Fijian, the Shangri-La Fijian Hotel retains its popularity. Situated along the Coral Coast Highway, the hotel is an hour's drive from Nandi Airport. It is on Yanuca Island, which is joined to the highway by a short causeway. The hotel sprawls along the lagoon coast of the island. A local village and some restaurants are a short walk across the causeway. Reception is efficient and friendly. Sadly the days are gone when guests received a welcoming lei and a cold drink when getting out of the hotel shuttle. There was also no singing of 'Isa Lei' when we left. Nonetheless, we were made welcome and our bags were carried to our room, which was in the middle of three storeys of rooms. Don't be put off: the design gives a lot of privacy, and the middle floor of our block was down just a few steps from the pathway. Our room felt large. I paced it out to be four big steps across and six and a half steps long. The length included the passageway past the bathroom which took up two paces in width and three in length. There was plenty of room and loads of storage, most of which went unused The décor was a neutral cream colour on one side and a darker sandy colour with a tint of red on the other, against which was the king sized bed. Glass ranch sliders opened on to a balcony and gave views of the lagoon and the sea. The drapes were double for sun block and darkness. Two bedside tables, a writing table and a chair, a set of drawers, wardrobe and a three seater couch furnished the room. Missing was a stool in the bathroom for the elderly and those wishing to shave or put on makeup while sitting down. Lighting was disappointing, although one could sit at the writing desk or lie on the bed and lean over to read a book or write some notes. I found the best place to write in the day time was at the balcony table. The food was excellent. There are three excellent restaurants and an Adults Only area. Service was very pleasant although at times there were delays (but not at the Buffet restaurant where you helped yourself). I took issue with the way in which menu prices were shown as including taxes but in fact these are added on to the docket. I saw the Day Manager Chris who assured me that the comment regarding 'includes' would be changed after discussion with the management group. At the end of the day, the bill for meals was very reasonable. I was impressed with the way Shangri-La catered for the different ages of guests, and although we had no children, we saw lots of planned activities for them. The largest of the three pools was at the Lagoon Beach and that was where most of the children gathered. The Adults Only pool was colder than the others but good once you got in the water. The lagoon was tidal but you could always swim in it, and enjoy the associated water sports. We eventually found in the Information Centre a small library where people could exchange books or simply take them to read. Overall, this hotel is very good value for money. Guests are well-catered for, and prices are reasonable. Our room rate included a buffet breakfast each, which cut the room ticket considerably. The breakfast offering was truly massive. We only stayed a week and I wonder if a longer stay would be too long. It depends on what you want, I suppose. For us, it was enough to just sit back and enjoy the experience. I would go back, and I would recommend the hotel for a family.

My wife and I love to travel and this was our second trip this year halfway around the world. I can't say enough about this resort and the island of Fiji itself. The resort is undergoing renovations but there is plenty of resort that is not affected. Overall, the staff is friendly, kind and helpful. The grounds are neat and very well maintained. The beaches and pool areas are spectacular. The snorkeling, equipment provided free of charge BTW, is very scenic. Full of fish, starfish and sea snakes. Although we were told that the food and drink was very expensive, I really didn't feel it was any more expensive than any resort I have visited. One tip, pick up wine and liquor at airport on the way in. The food was very good, well prepared and served. Breakfast was included in the price of the room. The people of Fiji are very friendly even off the property. Another tip, if you go into the local town, don't pay a taxi $20 FD each way, there is a local bus that will get you there for $1.50 FD each way. And you get to enjoy the local culture. I have spent a lot of time on Caribbean islands and did not always feel safe traveling around unguided. Fiji is very safe and BTW everyone speaks english fluently. Fiji and this resort are absolutely beautiful and should be added to your bucket list.

Very nice place. Staff is so nice and friendly will do anything to help you out. Lots of fun activities to do for the whole family such as volleyball , snorkelling, golf with a great coach Sam , and much more. The breakfast buffet is very good, so are the dinners . Rooms are being up grated at the moment so when this is done it will be fantastic. All the rooms have got ocean view with great white beach around the whole resort. It is a very nice and relaxed place to stay at.

First let me say, yes the resort is a bit run down and dated in places at the moment. However it is undergoing a big transformation with multiple room blocks being renovating and I am sure that there will be some negative reviews on this matter but be rest assured everything has been done to ensure the least disruption. Now for the good stuff. Our room was one of the newly renovated ones and was fantastic, spacious, plenty of clothes storage, comfy king bed, multiple USB charger points, large ensuite with a huge shower and a balcony with a beautiful view over the lagoon. The lagoon remains deep enough all day for you to do the multiple water activities on offer from daw to dusk. The fish swim around you in cordoned off swimming area on the beach and when you snorkel out a little further the sea life is amazing. There are three pools, two for families and one for the adults only to relax. The grounds are spacious and well manicured which really adds to the tropical ambience and I am sure that you may get lost once or twice in the first day regardless of the maps. Food and drink. Yes the drinks are quite expensive and for the budget conscious I would stock up in duty free at Nadi before heading to the resort. Or you could nip into Sigatoka on the local bus, which is a great experience on its own and grab some beer from the Tappoo bottle shop. I did enjoy some of the cocktails at happy hour. There's a good choice of food on offer from buffet to A la carte which is comparable to Australian prices. The breakfast buffet was a delight and probably the reason my t shirt is a bit tighter. On the whole I could not fault the food at all. As most resorts have there are multiple trips and tours on offer, if you don't do any of the others I recommend that you go and see Mun and book yourself on the Natadola magical tour, which is exclusive to the resort. I won't go into any more detail about it but can guarantee you will have great fun. Lastly I would have to say a big thank you to the wonderful staff for making our stay a memorable experience. Vanaka

This resort is so well run, I mean you have to be careful of your prices on drinks. We stocked up on basic items like drinks, chips and alcohol on a taxi trip into Sigatoka. The taxi driver waited for us the whole time and was so helpful. They staff are so welcoming, happy and helpful. Most live locally and it was good to learn from them about their families. The guided bike tour gave us more incite into this Island and how they are protecting it, what the history of the resort is and how big it is. I liked the idea of building a mud mound which they then place into the ocean as a breeding ground. You can even have photos emailed back of the progress of your underwater nursery.

The staff was great Queenie was great she is very good a her job she need a paid rise .the staff in the buffet was great too and all the staff were so friendly and thank you . I would come back again and again

We were travelling as a couple with my parents, we booked the trip through Flight Centre in Feb and asked for 2 rooms close to each other. When we checked in we were given a room (an upgrade apparently ) which they didn't mention at the time - we asked for close room for my parents and were told the room manager started at 11am. We went to our room, my parents were shown to one which was nowhere near as nice as ours and not that close. Eventually after numerous phone calls and my husband going to reception again, we were allocated 2 rooms next to each other which would be ready at 4pm. Off we went to explore the resort and find a drink! 4pm and we were back in the room waiting for someone to pick up our bags ( as promised) and take us to the new rooms. More phone calls "I will ring you back" - at 4.5pm we ended up dragging our suitcases from one end of the resort to the other - not ideal with elderly parents! When we got to our rooms - they were set up with twin single beds! Not an ideal start to our holiday - we went to the Takali Terrace for an evening meal and it was great - we all enjoyed our meals. We had breakfast included and each morning we ate at the Kalevu Restaurant - the breakfast options were excellent - you can get lattes and Cappacino - but you do pay extra - $9 FJD - but the coffee was really good. The staff in this restaurant were great especially Jim and Pau - they all looked after us so well. All the staff at the resort were lovely. I went to reception the next day and asked to speak to the rooms manager to find out how the mix up happened with the check in - she seemed uninterested and blamed it on Flight Centre saying their paperwork didn't indicate that we were all travelling together _ must have had different to mine - as they had put us all on the same ticket. She then said it was because I was travelling with children? No - anyway I could see this was going nowhere - so I left. We went into Sigatoka for supplies - you can get all sorts of Australian beer and cartons of Fiji beer. There is also white and red wine and champagne if you are prepared to pay for it - a bottle of wine was about $70 FJD (get the same at Dans for $20) but you can get it. You can buy chip and nuts etc. We went into the Markets - they were not that good and the stall holders are all over you! We did the Whale Tale full day cruise - this was good - but a long day as it take an hour to get from the Shangri La to Denaru where the trip leaves from - we left at 8.30am and got back at 7.30pm. Enjoyable day though. My husband and Dad did the Off road cave safari and they loved every minute of it. We went to Ghekos one night because I had heard a lot about it on trip advisor, the food was average and the drinks slightly cheaper, I wouldn't go back there. We ate at the Beach bar and grill and the Terrace Lagoon Restaurant which has the buffet - we found all the restaurants to be very good food and not too expensive. The drinks are similar to what you pay in Australia, and you can get a glass of champagne which cost about $13 FJD - and was very nice champagne. I had a facial and back massage at the Chi massage centre - it was lovely and cost me $160FJD. You can book Taxis in the reception area to take you where ever you want to go, it was $20 for a round trip to Sigatoka, and $8 to Gheckos and back. The view from our rooms were amazing and the staff at the resort were lovely - Fiji time take a bit of getting used to! But we were on holiday.

Yanuca Island, Coral Coast Yanuca Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa is located within a 15-minute drive of Sigatoka Sand Dunes and Lawaqa Park. This 442-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a golf course. It's on the waterfront and also within a 30-minute drive of Tavuni Hill Fort and Natadola Beach.


There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including Lagoon Restaurant, which has ocean views. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


The 442 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, refrigerators, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for FJD 135 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 3 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a health club.

Room options

Superior Ocean View

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Garden Area

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, Lagoon View (Superior)

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Room, Ocean View (Deluxe)

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3581 reviews