Time Travelled: August
Accommodation: Sheraton, Port Denarau
Address: Sheraton Fiji Resort Denarau Island South, Nadi, Fiji
Phone: +679 675 0777
Sheraton Resort is set on Denarau Island, and is a luxury beachfront hotel. Featuring balconies or terraces with garden views, the polished, tropically influenced rooms offer Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, plus tea and coffee making facilities; upgraded rooms add ocean views. Suites also have kitchenettes, as well as dining and sitting areas.
Amenities include 14 restaurants, many of which are open-air, plus a cafe and a kids’ club. There’s also a spa, a fitness centre and an 18-hole golf course, along with 6 outdoor pools and underwater daybeds. Also, the resort is a ‘cashless outlet’, meaning that you cannot pay for anything in cash and can only be charged back to your room or via credit card.
Whilst staying here, we were on a second level “Ocean Breeze Room” which actualld had slight ocean views. It was the perfect room and had everything we needed; huge spacious bed, a to-die-for shower which had multiple shower heads, a small balcony to enjoy the cool ocean breeze, and within a close walk to a number of the pools they had to offer.
We ate at the resort once during our entire stay, and that was at the buffet breakfast at their ‘Feast’ restaurant. The food was pretty good, but very, very pricey. Otherwise, we caught the Bula Bus down to the Port and had a variety of food options to choose from there.
The resort itself is amazing, as when you stay there, you can use any of the three Sheraton resorts pools and activities. As it is a five star resort, you can expect great quality. There were a number of different pools you can access, as well as the golf course and tennis courts. Also, you can book next door to go parasailing, jet skiing, as well as a flurry of other water sport activities.
As we landed into Fiji at 6am, we got to the hotel before their usual check in time and were already sweaty due to the humidity, so we decided to have a ‘bath’ in the ocean which is on the other side of the resort. The beaches here at Denarau are unlike other beaches, as it has dirty black sand due to it being a man-made structure. Still, it is a nice spot to have a dip!
Additionally, there is a gorgeous church on site which we intended to get married in (but due to family members intervening they nipped that one the day I was about to lay a deposit!) and it is a beautiful venue, with large windows overlooking the ocean.
Sheraton is a great resort which we will look at staying again in the near future, as it is located close to everything and has a variety of activities and pools which you can use.
PROS: Clean rooms, friendly staff, helpful, great atmosphere, great range of activities and pools to use.
CONS: Expensive to eat here.