Sheraton Fiji Resort

Updated: July 6, 2018

Sheraton Fiji Resort – Exquisite beach, spacious grounds and perfect for families, but dreary design.

The square, 2-level and ochre-coloured buildings are repetitive and boring, but the main attraction is that so many rooms directly face the sea or offer significant glimpses of the ocean through an angled balcony/veranda – although many views are obstructed by buildings, palms, and people. With so many activities and a kids’ club, the Sheraton caters extremely well for families, but doesn’t forget adults, with a child-free pool and ‘quiet zone’ (which are both adjacent to the family pool and its boisterous aqua aerobics classes). The meandering lagoon-style pool is strikingly located alongside the beach, and there is an impressive arcade of classy boutiques at the lobby. What’s more, the beach is sublime: a curved bay of white sand and blue waters ideal for walking, swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.

Sheraton Fiji Resort – The Basics

  • Location: On Denarau Island, attached to the main island of Viti Levu. Denarau is a gated complex of upmarket resorts and not really an ‘island’, but joined to the mainland and accessible along a 50m-long causeway. About 8km from downtown Nadi and 15km from the airport.
  • Guests: Caters overwhelmingly for families, although it does try (not that successfully) to lure adults without children with special areas and a child-free pool.
  • Beach: This resort has the best beach on Denarau Island, and one of the finest in Fiji. White sand and calm waters ideal for swimming and kayaking.
  • Views: Many rooms have sea views, but some are distant, while many views, especially from the ground floor, can be blocked by anything or anyone.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free for guests throughout the hotel.
  • Parking: Always somewhere for guests to park onsite for no cost.
  • Nice Perks: Guests can use the facilities in the adjoining and associated resorts: the Sheraton Villas and the Westin Resort.
  • Phone: (679) 675 0777
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.sheratonfiji.com/
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Sheraton Fiji Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: Huge lagoon-style pool for families, but the ‘adults-only’ pool is inexplicably, adjacent to the noisy family pool.
  • Spa: Guests can use the award-wining and sophisticated Heavenly Spa at the neighbouring associated Westin Resort. Serene and romantic, it offers a steam room, Jacuzzi and hydrotherapy tub.
  • Fitness Center: Guests can use the Workout Fitness Studio at the Westin Resort.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
  • Activities: There’s a water-sports counter onsite, and the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, about 1.2km from the resort, also has tennis courts.
  • For families: The LaiLai Kids Club offers many activities for the young ones. There’s also a playground at the resort, and another at the neighbouring Westin Resort. About 600m up the road is the Big Bula Water Park, enjoyed by adults (up to 85kg) and children alike.

Sheraton Fiji Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars:
  • Flying Fish Restaurant Fiji – with a superb open-air setting alongside the beach. Specialises in seafood, but also a good place to try traditional Fijian food. Lofty prices and live music. Dress up.
  • Ports O’Call – more affordable for seafood and steaks. Charming, with an ‘ocean liner’ sort of décor.
  • Feast Restaurant – casual dining alongside the pool. Mediterranean-influenced meals, themed buffets (e.g. Fijian and seafood) and wood-fired pizzas. Also, buffet breakfast. Not open for lunch.
  • The Pantry – at the lobby for coffees, pastries and snacks.
  • Breakfast: Breakfast is not included. Discounts on buffet breakfasts are possible when booking the rooms.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.

Sheraton Fiji Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types: Ocean Breeze Rooms • Ocean View Rooms • Ocean Front Rooms • Ocean Studio Rooms • 1 Presidential Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed in the rooms or public areas, but is permitted in the gardens and on the beach.
  • Best Room: The single Presidential Suite is superb, with an extended lounge/dining area, gorgeous tropical décor and broad windows/doors facing the beach only 10m away.
  • For families: All rooms (but not the suites) can accommodate a family of 4, and many have connecting doors. Check out the competitively-priced packaged deals for families.

Sheraton Fiji Resort – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Within a 1-minute walk up the road, Bulaccino Café has coffees, smoothies, pizzas and vegetarian meals, and the Creperie Café is great for wraps, crepes and light meals. Otherwise, catch the Bula Bus (675 0010), which passes by every 20 minutes, to Port Denarau and try:
  • The resort also encourages guests to eat and drink at the associated and adjoining Sheraton Denarau Villas and the Westin Resort, such as The Wet Edge (for casual poolside dining); Kitchen Grill (seafood and steaks on the beach); and Zing (fusion Asian for dinner). 2-minute walk.
  • Mamacita Mexican Restaurant & Bar – at the Wyndham Resort, 600m down the road, for tacos and tequila, and all things in between. 7-minute walk.
  • Bonefish Seafood Restaurant – casual, with excellent service and large portions. Try the Crab Curry or seafood platters. 5-minute drive.
  • Indigo Indian Asian Restaurant & Bar – always popular for spicy food, including seafood curries. Vegetarian meals available. 5-minute drive.
  • Cardos Fiji (675 0900) – steak, seafood and daily specials including lobster, burgers and pizzas. 5-minute drive.
  • Market or Grocery: Yees Gourmet Deli, a minute’s walk up the road and next to Bulaccino, offers an impressive array of foods and snacks. It’s also a well-stocked general store.

Local Transport

    The Bula bus (http://www.bulabuses.com.fj/) links all resorts on Denarau Island with the restaurants, shops and other facilities at Port Denarau (http://www.portdenarau.com.fj/). Public Westbuses also travel along the roads around Denarau and head into downtown Nadi. Otherwise, plenty of metered taxis are available.

Sheraton Fiji Resort – The Hotel

The resort is upscale but room blocks are unattractive.

The resort has almost 300 rooms, all in the same square and rather unattractive blocks.

Minor touches makes the resort layout quite lovely.

The layout of the resort is quite lovely, with minor touches all over, like lilies in stone vases.

Adults-only pool is magnificent but noisy.

The adults-only pool is magnificent, but still within earshot of the noisy family pool.

The main pool is long and has great sea views.

The main lagoon-style pool meanders across the grounds alongside the beach.

The long and snaking main pool offers amazing sea views.

The pool offers lots of shady palms and superb views of the sea.

The pool's swim-up bar is popular during sunsets.

The pool also features a swim-up bar, perfect for cocktails at sunset.

The main lagoon-shaped pool seems to stretch forever.

The pool seems to stretch without end, so there’s plenty of space for everyone.

Sheraton has the island's finest beach.

The Sheraton boasts the finest beach on Denarau Island.

The resort beach is popular for sunbathing and sunset walks.

The resort beach is excellent for sunbathing and walking.

Some parts of the beach are unappealing but the views are great.

Not all the beach areas around the resort are that inviting, but the views are always excellent.

There are plenty of lounge chairs around the beaches.

The beaches around the resort are lined with lounge chairs.

Rooms are well-furnished.

The rooms are well-appointed, with a subtle blend of soothing colours.

Onsite Feast restaurant features a long bar.

At the resort, the Feast Restaurant contains a long bar.

The Pantry in the lobby is popular for coffee and pastries.

In the lobby area, The Pantry serves coffee, pastries and light meals.

Feast restaurant serves excellent breakfast buffets and dinners.

The Feast Restaurant serves buffet breakfast and excellent evening meals.

There is an impressive shopping arcade within the resort.

The resort offers an impressive range of elegant shops in an arcade.

The resort has a decent playground for kids.

In between the rooms there is a small but decent playground on the sand.

Big Bula Water Park nearby is very popular.

The Big Bula Water Park is enjoyed by adults and children.

Denarau Golf Course is situated close by.

About 1.2km away, and accessible by bus, is the Denarau Golf Course.

Bula Bus provides excellent connectivity across the island.

The Bula Bus connects every resort (and the golf course) on Denarau Island with all the fantastic shops, cafés and other facilities at Port Denarau.

Downtown Nadi can be accessed by Westbus company.

The Westbus company links Denarau Island with downtown Nadi.

Handicraft Centre in downtown Nadi is worth visiting.

There isn’t much reason to visit downtown Nadi, although the handicraft centre is worth a look.

Port Denarau Marina is easily accessible by Bula bus.

Easily accessible on the Bula bus is Port Denarau, a marina with luxury boats.

There are good places to dine and shop at Port Denarau.

Port Denarau offers many great places to eat, drink and shop.

Ferries and boat trips can be arranged from Port Denarau terminal.

Port Denarau is also the departure point for boat trips and ferries to the outer islands.

Souvenir shopping at Jack's of Fiji in Port Denarau.

One of numerous places to shop in Port Denarau is Jack’s of Fiji, part of a chain of elegant souvenir shops.

Indigo Restaurant is classy and serves good Indian and Asian food.

The Indigo Indian Asian Restaurant & Bar is one of several classy eateries at Port Denarau.

Bonefish restaurant serves excellent seafood.

Bonefish is another excellent waterside café at Port Denarau serving seafood.

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