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: UK • USA • Français • Deutsch • Nederlands.
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.
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
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