THE SHANGRI-LA YANUCA ISLAND FIJI IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY FIJI RESORT ON THE CORAL COAST.
Nestled on the secluded Yanuca Island in the heart of the Coral Coast, Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, is a captivating tropical paradise that offers something for everyone—whether you’re planning a family getaway, seeking an adults-only retreat, or envisioning a dream wedding destination.
Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, provides guests with an extensive array of amenities, including children’s play areas, numerous dining and recreational choices, and breathtaking wedding and event venues. Additionally, Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, is proud to be the residence of CHI Spa, which takes inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-la legend.
A family favourite for many years, Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, is a sprawling resort situated on its exclusive 109-acre island. Enveloped by pristine white beaches, turquoise lagoons, and gently swaying palm trees, The Fijian, as it is fondly known, stands out as one of the rare resorts on the Coral Coast with a picturesque white sandy beach and a mesmerising blue lagoon.
A convenient 45-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, or an even quicker helicopter transfer, Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, is conveniently close, allowing for a same-day journey to your Fijian paradise. In no time at all, you’ll find yourself comfortably settled in and savoring the delights of this tropical haven. Fiji island transfers »
Ocean Wing Accommodation
Within the Ocean Wing, discover a haven just moments away from the vibrant energy. Centrally situated yet in proximity to the serene Takali Pool and reef, this retreat allows for easy escapism. With each room offering uninterrupted ocean views, your private sanctuary may become so enchanting that leaving could be the last thing on your mind.
OCEAN DELUXE ROOMS : Ideal for families with spacious accommodation overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. Maximum room occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children.
OCEAN VIEW TERRACE ROOMS : The Ocean Terrace King rooms are ideal for families and comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Located on the ground floor they offer easy access to the Asian Takali Terrace Restaurant and Takali Pool.
OCEAN GRAND DELUXE ROOMS : Ideal for families and groups travelling together, the Grand Deluxe Rooms feature one king-size bed and two divans. This layout offers enough room to accommodate up to three adults, or two adults and three children. Private balcony with uninterrupted views of the South Pacific Ocean. Maximum room occupancy of 2 adults and 3 children.
Reef Wing Accommodation
Tranquil, secluded, and opulent – the Reef Wing is an exclusive sanctuary reserved for adults only – accessible solely to guests staying in this area. You’ll feel as though you’ve stumbled upon your very own private paradise. Particularly cherished by couples and honeymooners, this section boasts dedicated arrival access, a separate check-in process, a lunchtime dining option, and an adults-only infinity pool. Enjoy daily complimentary cocktails and canapes from 5 pm to 6 pm, free golf green fees, a Fijian turn-down gift, and a welcoming bottle of wine. Additionally, Reef Wing guests receive an extra 30 minutes of complimentary time when booking a 60-minute body massage.
Please note that guests must be 16 years old or older to stay in Reef Wing Rooms, Suites, and Bures.
REEF DELUXE ROOMS : Offering spacious accommodation overlooking the majestic South Pacific Ocean, the Reef Deluxe Twins are ideal for couples. These rooms are located closer to the Infinity Pool and Café Coral. Maximum room occupancy of 3 adults for Reef Deluxe King Room or 2 adults in the Reef Deluxe Twin Rooms.
REEF GRAND DELUXE ROOMS : With a warm and welcoming design, the Reef Grand Deluxe Rooms feature glorious ocean views and a private balcony. Maximum room occupancy is 3 adults.
REEF BURES : The Reef Bures are adorned with rich woods and fabrics that evoke the warm, gracious spirit of the South Pacific. Situated between the exclusive CHI Village and wedding chapel, and set right on the water’s edge, the bures offers sweeping views of the reef and Pacific Ocean. Inspired by traditional Fijian beach bungalows, our six Reef Bures offer unique, enchanting and exceptionally spacious accommodation. Luxury one bedroom suites (couples only) feature a separate living and dining area. Maximum room occupancy of 2 adults
REEF SUITES : Ideal for entertaining or special social occasions, the Reef Suites are spacious and luxurious. Facing the reef with beautiful ocean views, these elegantly furnished suites are fitted with calming earth shades and exude a rich, warm ambience. Luxurious 1-bedroom suites have a separate bedroom with sliding door partition, living room and spacious private balcony, marble bathroom with soaking tub and separate showers. Maximum room occupancy of 3 adults
Yanuca Wing Accommodation
The Yanuca Lagoon Wing presents an excellent and favored option for families. Situated in proximity to the main Lagoon Pool and beach, as well as the Lagoon Terrace Restaurant providing all-day dining options and a variety of water sports activities, these rooms seamlessly blend comfort with convenience, making them an ideal choice for families.
YANUCA LAGOON DELUXE ROOMS : These contemporary and inviting rooms feature traditional Fijian touches, inspired by natural elements. Boasting magnificent views of the resort lagoon, they accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
YANUCA LAGOON TERRACE ROOMS : With sea views overlooking the resort’s lush gardens, these rooms are contemporary and inviting with traditional Fijian touches. The terrace rooms accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
YANUCA LAGOON GRAND DELUXE ROOMS : Spacious luxury and an inviting Fijian decor, these rooms are ideal for families and groups travelling together. Located on the ground floor they provide guests with easy access to the resort’s popular areas and amenities. Accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
YANUCA LAGOON SUITES : With elegant decor and ocean views, the spacious one-bedroom suites have a separate bedroom with sliding door partition, living room, spacious private balcony and marble bathroom with soak tub and separate shower. Facing the lagoon, they accommodate 2 adults and 3 children.
YANUCA LAGOON BURES : These resort-style homes are inspired by traditional Fijian beach bungalows. The four Yanuca Lagoon Bures offer uniquely enchanting, exceptionally spacious accommodations. These private getaways are adorned with rich woods and fabrics that evoke the warm, gracious spirit of the South Pacific, with sweeping views of the resort lagoon and Pacific Ocean. The luxury, two-bedroom suites have separate living and dining areas, marble bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower. They comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 4 children.
Offering casual family fare to impeccable seafood and elegant international cuisine, guests of Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, can enjoy the resorts range of tempting dining options during their stay in Fiji. Restaurants at the resort also offer the comfort of in-room dining around the clock. Guests are advised that our restaurant programs and opening hours may change from time to time, depending on seasons and Resort occupancies.
THE BEACH BAR & GRILL: The recently refurbished Beach Bar & grill is a great casual dining restaurant, and a favourite for beach lovers. This Restaurant overlooks the Resort’s magnificent lagoon and lagoon pool area.
GOLDEN COWRIE COASTAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT : Offering a variety of great Italian classics, the Golden Cowrie Coastal Italian Restaurant serves authentic dishes including homemade pasta as well as locally sourced fish and meat dishes, prepared fresh as guests savour sweeping views of Fiji’s coral coast. The restaurant welcomes adults and children over the age of 7 years for dinner. Breakfast is served at the restaurant daily for adults only.
LAGOON TERRACE RESTAURANT : With spectacular views of the resort’s lagoon, the Lagoon Terrace Restaurant is a convenient dining choice due to its convenient location between the Lagoon View and Ocean View wings. The restaurant features a selection of buffets and live cooking stations that vary nightly. his is the place for the whole family, with recent renovations including a great kids area, you will all be able to enjoy breakfast and dinner comfortably.
TAKALI ASIAN KITCHEN : Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with panoramic views of the reef, the Takali Asian Kitchen serves all-day poolside lunch with Asian cuisine and seafood for dinner. A wonderful twist was the restaurant’s Gin Bar. As was explained to us by Ram, the food and beverage manager, Asian food is best served with gin. Who knew? Brought in fish bowl sized glasses and served with orange grapefruit, the various gin and tonics were the perfect companion to your meal.
BILO BAR : Bilo Bar is the resort’s best vantage point for viewing the fabulous Fijian sunsets. Drop in for an ice-cold beer, glass of wine, and a wide selection of cocktails and mocktails.
BLACK MARLIN BAR : The Black Marlin Bar has moved to a more adult-focussed part of the resort and it is stunning. With a live band, comfortable lounges and with a focus on rums from around the world, if you haven’t already overindulged at dinner, we recommend trying some of the amazing rum cocktails on offer. Ours was served Fijian style in a bowl and bilo (half coconut cup) which made top-ups easy! Dance the night away at Black Marlin Bar where a DJ playing upbeat dance music alternates with live entertainment on selected days of the week.
CHI, The Spa
CHI is a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Nestled within the stunning Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, CHI invites you on a journey of relaxation, rejuvenation, and well-being, inspired by the timeless traditions of the Shangri-la legend. Here, amidst the breathtaking beauty of Fiji, you’ll discover a haven of serenity where ancient healing techniques harmonize with modern luxury, creating an oasis of peace and renewal. Embark on a voyage of tranquility to holistic wellness, whilst surrounded by the natural splendor of this tropical paradise.
Fiji family holidays
Prepare for an unforgettable Fiji family holiday in tropical paradise at Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji. Whether you opt to stay within the resort or embark on adventures beyond, you’ll discover a world of exciting possibilities. Maximise your stay by filling your children’s schedules with activities that ignite their imagination, entertain them, and provide valuable learning experiences. From the renowned Inflatable Water Park to the numerous off-the-beaten-path adventures waiting to be explored, Yanuca Island promises non-stop fun for the whole family!
Immerse your children in a day filled with boundless fun and play, starting with the renowned Inflatable Water Park to the Little Chief’s Club there are array of activities that cater to families of all ages, ensuring an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Little Chiefs Kids’ Club
The staff at the Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji, love kids and the resort’s award winning Little Chiefs Kids’ Club is complimentary for children aged 2 -12 and is open every day.
Little Chiefs operates within a large fenced playground area – but you will often notice a group of friendly Fijians, noticeable in their yellow Little Chief’s Club shirts, being followed by a happy, singing, playing group of children, on their way to fish feeding, volley ball or swimming races. You will notice above all the happiness within the group.
Children’s meals are served during specified times – a hit for those not wanting to leave the pool or beach is the takeaway lunch box – a great idea! You can take a break while the kids enjoy making new friends, getting a taste of the Fijian culture and having fun in a safe, protected environment.
Babysitting and Nanny Services
One-on-one and small group babysitting facilities are also available upon request.
It’s sometimes hard for family resorts to cater to the adults too. The Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji, is in the enviable position of having enough land to be able to stretch out and create a whole child-free area.
Formerly the old Reef Wing and tucked away at the very far end of the resort away from the families, is the new adults-only area. With its own lobby and entrance, guests staying in the adults-only area enjoy a number of exclusive benefits (including not having to listen to other people’s children).
The stylish adults-only guest area includes a beautiful waterfront pool, chilled water and fruit, cooling spray, sun lounges and complimentary towels. Each evening take advantage of cocktail hour with complimentary beverages.
Things to do Fiji’s Coral Coast
The Coral Coast is one of Fiji ‘s most popular holiday destinations – and for good reason. Located on the south west coast of Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island), the Coral Coast stretches 130km and is accessible by road from either Nadi or Suva. Protected from onshore swells by a fringing reed, the coast is a mix of white sand and coral beaches.
Most Coral Coast beaches offer calm swimming conditions for families with young children while others are strictly for keen surfers when South Pacific conditions are right.
Filled with unspoilt beaches, lush forests and authentic Fijian villages, the Coral Coast offers a variety of cultural and outdoor activities. From a fisherman selling his day’s catch on the roadside, to bargaining with a local at the Sigatoka Market, true island life is here. Fiji markets – shopping the traditional way »
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Fiji weddings at Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji
For those who have dreamt of getting married in paradise, there can be no better venue than Shangri-la Yanuca Island, Fiji. The Resort offers a range of stunning venues for outdoor weddings as well as a beautiful non denominational Seaside Chapel. Set amidst a plantation of palm trees, the 40-seater chapel is located in an intimate and secluded setting and features a glass wall and ceiling at the altar with sweeping views of the reef and Pacific Ocean.
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