We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“shangri-la fiji- kids paradise,”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Yanuca Island
Reviewed May 25, 2010

my wife and I just returned from Shangri La. This resort is a haven for kids with none stop activities and fun. I chose the Shangri-La because I thought it was five star and provided windsurfing facilities. The day we arrived I went to the watersports centre to book the windsurfer, was advised that they were broken and the universal part would not be available until the end of the week. So when it finally was fixed for the 80's style windsurfer plank I had only two days to use it. They really need to update their equipment.
The staff were extremely warm and friendly, the breakfast in the adults only restaurant was fantastic. We had a dinner package but got sick of the same buffet every night but the dessert bar was excellent.
I must admit that we did feel trapped a little in the resort but finally hired a car and drove to Natadola.
Had a look at the Intercontinental Hotel, this is a five star resort but also somewhat isolated, unbeleivable Golf course.
Not enough activities for adults at the Shangri La. The so called disco was full of kids dancing on the dancefloor (as if they don't have enough activities.).
Resort shop was unbelievably expensive, $AUS96 for a case of Fijian Bitter and cheapest wine was $40AUS. So make sure you load up on duty free and buy some mixers for the spirits from the supermarket before you get to the resort (ask the driver to stop)

Highly recommend the Shangri-La for families with children up to 8 years old. Teenagers would be bored after a day.
We did enjoy our week at Shangri-La but wouldn't go back due to lack of nighlife/entetainement and opportunity to meet people.





a breakfast, dinner package but got sick of eating the same buffet every night

Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
1  Thank comleygarry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (3,621)
There are newer reviews for Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

3,252 - 3,258 of 3,621 reviews

Reviewed May 24, 2010

Hotel is some 40 years old and the room's multiple makeovers are really showing (ground floor lagoon room). Food & Drink pricing appears to be based on the Ausy dollar equivalent of what they charge in the Sydney hotel. Food quality is very hit and miss, fish & chips on Monday was great but 3 days latter the same dish was a rubbery gel of over nuked frozen fish that was further killed in the deep fryer, could not even be cut with a knive. Staff have no motivation, long waits for food and service, On Sunday only one restaurant was open for b/fast so long que for food and what was there couldnt be eaten (how do you get bacon to taste like fish ?) Nightclub (Black Marlin Bar) room was like being in a 8 degree cool room with 120db music. Seemed to be hygene problems as many guests I talked to had one member of their party with Fiji belly, yes could be from the outside resataurants but we had one child vomitting and only ate at the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank wellidratherbeflying
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 18, 2010

After reading lots of reviews on this site my partner and I nearly didnt go to the Shangri La Resort and I am so glad we ignored most of the negative comments and went anyway. We went thinking the worst and really were so pleasantly surprised.

Yes I agree the resort is a bit dated, but Hello, its lived thru how many cyclone seasons?
In spite of being some 30 years old we thought it was well maintained with heaps of charm and it certainly lived up to our expectations. The grounds were so lovely and we wandered all over this great big place daily as we like to walk (strangely we never saw any broken furniture or old equipment that one reviewer mentioned)

The staff were very helpful and every member of staff that we encounted during our 7 days there greeted us with a friendly Bula and a big smile.

Our oceanview room was in the middle of the resort not far from the adult pool and had a great outlook with easy access to everything (and we took the recommended bottle of air freshener yet we didnt need it as we didnt have any moldy smells LOL).

Thanks to our research We knew that it was a family resort and had expected lots of kids but to be honest we hardly saw any running around and when we did encounter groups of them they were all under the guidence of Jonny, the Kids Club Boss and having a fun time. We tended to eat later than families so our meal times were quiet and we didnt use the Lagoon pool, instead we used either the adult pool or went to the less used Infinity pool with its awesome view.

We opted for the total meals package and it was great value as you dont have to eat at the one place if you dont like the food there. We ate at the Golden Cowrie for breakfast mostly, lunches at the Beach Bar and Grill or Coral Cafe and we thought the buffet at the Lagoon Restuarant was great. The variety was good and it was well sign posted what was in each dish (we expected rubbishy food after hearing what some had to say yet we never had a bad experience there). We sampled the Takali Restuarant which was great food and we also did seafood market night at the Beach Bar and Grill and it was yum....

Happy hour Cocktails at the Bilo bar were to die for and David and Boni do a great Kava ceremony and are very entertaining. The torchlighting by the Lagoon Restuarant at 5pm is well worth watching, then a wander down to the Bilo Bar to watch the sunset and it doesnt get much better than that in any part of the world.

The Sigatoka River Safari is apparently well worth doing (loads of other guests told us how great it is) but we didnt get to it as we slipped into Fiji time very quickly and never left the resort LOL. We were going to do the magical tour but we didnt care for the hard sell by the organiser so we skipped that too.

Thanks to other reviewers we knew to buy our duty free in Aust as Nadi doesnt have a great variety and I strongly urge all to buy soft drinks, beer, wine, bottled water, some milk, snacks etc on the way in (the bus drivers do stop) as they are very expensive at the resort. Take lots of sunscreen & tropical insect repellant, your own snorkel n mask, a huge appetite and your sense of humour (cos some of these fijians tell great stories LOL)

All in all I think its a really nice place yet its the friendly staff who make it so peaceful to stay at. We plan on going back again within the next 12 months.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
10  Thank miteymel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 15, 2010

I stayed at the Shangri La Fijian and had the best holiday! The staff were the friendliest I've ever met and loved children especially babies! Time slows down and becomes 'Fiji time' and isn't that what holidays are meant to be about - slowing down and chilling out and taking time out from reality and the hustle and bustle of normal life?! The facilities were amazing - we stayed at the 'ocean view' wing which overlooked the coral beach -beautiful! The restaurants had a great variety of food and the activities were great fun - we played tennis, golf, went fishing, visited the local villages, had treatments at the spa (must do - highly recommend it!) We used the pools, the beach massage hut, the sea shell market, I couldn't praise the resort enough. I was there meeting my family who travelled from Australia. I'm single and they have small children - this resort is definitely not for single people as it is extremely family orientated. It's a very 'happy' place to be and I would definitely go again with my family!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Paulaoz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2010

Room was great as we were upgraded, grounds were a dissapointment. Food in Restaurants was average, felt like you were going from one end to another in the buffet without knowing what was available. No entertainment at night was a shame. On the way in there is old equipment strewn everywhere such as chairs, tables etc, not pleasant when taking walks. Kids club is in a difficult to access place too. I would not say that it is a place to go to now, sit on their laurels I'd say.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank srg10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2010

I travelled with my and my boyfriend's mum (3 adults) and we just came back yesterday. We had a great time at Shangri-La and the mums already planing a come back.

The resort itself is beautiful: palm trees, sand beaches, lots of fish in the water. We enjoyed our Cowie Wing room on the top floor. If possible go for one of these. It has the best location, quiet, lovely views.

Adults-only breakfast & adults-only pool were great!
One night we had a lovely concert at the Marlin bar and some extensive dancing.

The beach is nice, but not after rain, which makes the water murky. But then you still have the pools!

What we didn't like is the drink & food prices. Particularly, the beer for 8.50 FJD for a small bottle and a tiny quiche for 10 FJD at the snack bar. Stock up on snacks and drinks before coming or take a taxi into town.

Snorkeling safari trip wasn't as great as I have expected, perhaps because it rained 1 day and the water was murky. Make sure you book for the right tide, cause they go to different reefs, ask which one is better.
Even better: snorkel in front of the Cowie Wing, behind the Sacred Point if looking from the main beach. Lots of fish there, great visibility at high tide. Bring bread and the fish will eat you from your own hands.
Bring your own snorkel gear!

The Fijian fire dancers were fantastic! Make sure you find out the exact date, because they only have them once per week! Excellent show accompanied by a great selection of food.

The tour into the village, school & Natadola beach wasn't that great. Quite staged and touristy.

Dinners are great at the Gecko's restaurant just outside of the resort. Much better prices & big portions. Sometimes they have free shows, make sure you ask them when.

Have a stroll down the beach to the wedding chapel, it's stunning.

The Chi spa set up is also worth a look, and maybe even a treatment. I had the Mount Tsumpa scrub, which was very good, for only 60$ with one of those $50 off vouchers. Much better than the beach massage, which we found weren't that good. Order a spa treatment a few days in advance!

These are all my tips! Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank zelandiya
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2010

Bula,
This was our fourth stay at the Shangri la Fijian, this time as a group of eight adults, previously with our children. We have always chosen to stay in Ocean Family Rooms and found this side of the resort to be quieter as most families choose the Lagoon View Rooms as they are closer to the main Lagoon Pool, swimming beach and main Lagoon Terrace restaurant, they are also a cheaper rate. With this in mind we booked 4 Ocean Family Rooms in a row which were located close to the Coral Pool and Coral Cafe very close to where we have stayed previously only to find that the word has got around and we found ourselves surrounded by families with very young children.
Two of our rooms, on both ends, had inter-connecting doors to the next rooms both of which were occupied by families with babies and very young children needless to say that the noise carried straight through the doors and we were woken every morning at 6.30 am to a crying baby. I am well aware that the Shangri la is a family friendly resort and the main reason we decided to stay here was that through the Shangri la's Prestige Dining Club of which we are members we received a very good discount on the rooms.
We ate breakfast at the Adult's Only Golden Cowrie restaurant every morning and swam at the Adult's Only Pool so it is possible to escape the children but it would be nice to have a block of rooms set aside just for adults too, maybe down near the Golf Shop as the only option at the moment are the 6 new Premier Ocean Bures that are very expensive. Quite a few of the families left near the end of our stay and things quietened down considerably.
As for the restaurants we steered clear of the Lagoon Terrace and chose to eat at the Beach Bar and Grill, Takali and Kalevu restaurants. Out of all of these our favourites were the Takali and the Kalevu.
One of the best things about the Shangri la " Fijian" are the staff they are always warm friendly and welcoming something that has not changed, much to my delight ! They really did make our stay enjoyable. We met some new members of management during our stay and there are plans for a few more changes such as extending the Golden Cowrie into an Adult's Only restaurant for dinner as well.
Overall we had a wonderful time and once again cannot speak highly enough about the wonderful Fijian people.
Vinaka.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank LadyofHaig
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Yanuca Island
21.5 mi away
The Warwick Fiji
The Warwick Fiji
#6 of 24 in Coral Coast
2,661 reviews
25.9 mi away
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa
#5 of 8 in Denarau Island
3,226 reviews
18.2 mi away
Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.8 mi away
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
9.1 mi away
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
25.5 mi away
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa

Address: Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Yanuca Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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: $162 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, HotelQuickly and Evoline ltd so you can book your Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Fiji La Shangri
Fijian La Resort Shangri
Fiji La Resort Shangri
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa Fiji/Yanuca Island

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing