Welcome to the beautiful Fiji Coral Coast - Shangri-La's Fijian Resort, The Naviti, The Warwick Fiji and The Hideaway Resort!
The Coral Coast is 80 kilometres of barrier reef beaches. It is on the sheltered southern side of Viti Levu and about half way between Nadi and Suva. The temperate climate and the great variety of accommodation - from International Resort to self-contained "bure" cottages - make it a popular tourist resort.
The resorts offer great recreation facilities, restaurants, cultural performances and night life, while the pristine waters and reefs create an underwater paradise for snorkelling and diving. You can throw in a line with the locals or take out a charter vessel or game fishing. There are some spectacular surf beaches too, and for those wanting to take in some nature, history and culture - visit the Sigatoka Sand Dune, where shifting sands and archaeological digs continue to reveal skeletons and pottery artefacts dating back to 15 BC or the Kula Eco-Park in Korotogo which displays rarely seen indigenous species.
Head for the hills into the beautiful Sigatoka Valley, aptly named The Salad Bowl of Fiji, a colourful patchwork of agricultural fields, Fijian villages, Indian settlements, temples and volcanic hills. It offers spectacular scenery and a fascinating history of the Tongan tribes who were the last to resist Christianity.
At Tuvuni Hill you can walk amongst the ruins of an ancient Fort. The Cave Tour follows the Tongan trail to Naihehe Caves to see the spectacular rock formation and awesome reminders of the past. The same tour takes you for a river ride4 on traditional bamboo rafts. There is also a Waterfall Tour where you can learn about plant medicines on a rainforest trek, participate in authentic ceremonies with a village Chief and swim in a tropical waterfall.
For a little island run, Robinson Crusoe Island is fringed with white sandy beaches, and offers great snorkelling and pacific isles entertainment. To get there you take a single boat ride or a sea plane which is based on the river at Sigatoka Town. There are also scenic flights of the coast, and islands and airport transfers to Singatoka and the Fijian Resort.
SHANGRI-LA'S FIJIAN RESORT
Yanuka Island with its white sandy beaches, colourful coral reef and a private jetty, only 45 minutes from Nadi International Airport, is one of Fiji's most popular and romantic islands.
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort on the 109 acre private land has been the perfect South Pacific paradise for more than 30 years now for people coming from all over the world. Offering an almost endless array of activities, privacy, spectacular sunset and warm Fijian hospitality, the resort is a favourite for a growing number of couples who savour the idyllic romance of this tropical destination.
Inspired by the design of a typical Fukuan village, the Fijian Resort's architecture blends local styles with modern comfort and convenience. The 436 elegant gu4strooms within the resort's five main wings have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. For greater luxury, choose one of the four exclusive beach bures on the ocean front. Each of the rooms also have private balconies, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safe, en suite bathroom, hairdryer, toiletries, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, telephone and radio.
POPULAR WITH ROMANTICS
A wealth of sport and leisure activities awaits you. Try water skiing, by cruising, parasailing or spend a cool day by the resort's two swimming pools. Play a game of tennis day or night, have a round of golf on the Peter Thomson designed nine-hole executive golf course, or try lawn bowls on the 8-rink green. Windsurfing, sailing, fishing, bowling and cycling are some of the other activities you can enjoy. Or explore the colourful coral reefs of the underwater world with the resort's team of experienced PADI-certified instructors who cater for both experienced and inexperienced divers.
Discover the rich Fijian traditions and culture as you witness the solemn and momentous yaqona (kava) drinking ceremony, take time to listen to daily legend and myth telling, and watch the extraordinary firewalkers of Beqa Island or the colourful mekes (singing and dancing) of the nearby villages. Cycling tours through traditional villages are also organised to enable guests to experience first hand the Fijian way of life.
The resort's six restaurants and beverage outlets cater for all tastes. Fijian and South Pacific specialties are offered at the Golden Cowrie Restaurant. The Takali Restaurant offers a Mediterranean menu, and the Beach Bar and Grill and the Bilo Bar and Grill are ideal venues for a light lunch. Cool drinks and exotic Fijian cocktails await at the bars and late night revellers can party until the small hours of the morning at the Black Marlin Bar.
Being linked to the mainland by a causeway means guests can easily experience a number of wonderful attractions located close to the resort. Indulge in a ride on the Coral Coast Railway train, go on a guided trek into the lush tropical rainforest at the Biausevu Waterfall, or visit the Sigatoka sand dunes for a bird's eye view of the Coral Coast.
With everything you need for a perfect holiday, Shangri-La's Fijian Resort is a gem waiting to be discovered.
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SHANGRI-lA'S FIJIAN RESORT
Cocooned in 15 hectares (38 acres) of lush, vibrant green gardens and fringed along the lagoon side by white sand beaches and coconut palms, the Naviti has long been one of Fiji's major holiday locations.
Ideally located, midway between Nadi and Suva, the Naviti is the only 'all inclusive' resort on the Coral Coast. At the Naviti the choice belongs to the guests - do nothing or do everything. The many activities available for guest include tennis, horse or donkey riding, volleyball in the pool or on the beach, golf, windsurfing, canoeing, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing. For an intimate getaway, the Naviti even has its own offshore island.
Newly renovated the Naviti's 140 spacious rooms and four suites are elegantly decorated in cool pastel shades and hare quality rattan furniture. They are air-conditioned and have tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, telephone, piped music and radio.l The rooms have separate bath and shower and private balconies from which to take in ocean and mountain views.
CATERING TO EVERY WHIM
At sunset, the lighting of torches to the sound of lali drums heralds the commenceme4nt of the evening's activitie4s. A good place to start is the Salusalu Bar which is open for pre and after dinner drinks.
For candlelit fine dining, visit the Piano Bar which specialises in flambe cooking. The Wasawasa Restaurant of International cuisine as well as an excellent buffet. Breakfast is also available at the Wasawasa Restaurant. The Baravi Restaurant is open daily for lunch and those relaxing by the pool or playing tennis can find refreshing drinks and light snacks at the cafe style Nukunuku Bar.
The shopping arcade in Naviti's lobby include the boutique and duty free shops. A nearby shopping centre is accessible by taxi or a local bus service. Conference facilities available at the Naviti can cater for seating 20 in a board room up to accommodating 100 theatre-style.
With inclusions to tempt "grown ups" such as unlimited beer and wine with meals, as well as free soft drinks, pop corn, candy floss, hot dogs, and unlimited rides at the Fun Park to keep the kids happy. The Naviti is the ideal resort for the whole family.
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THE WARWICK FIJI
Located on the Coral Coast midway between Nadi and Suva, and approximately 90 minutes by car from Nadi International Airport, the Warwick Fiji is ideal for a one stop holiday spot, convention or incentive venue, or as a base for your Fiji holiday. The 28 acre resort has 250 rooms and of these 199 have magnificent ocean views with the balance offering attractive mountain views.
For a little extra, why not upgrade to the Warwick Fiji Club, which offers 23 pleasantly decorated rooms in an exclusive area of the hotel overlooking the sparkling blue Pacific. The Warwick Club offers the discerning holiday maker an additional level of personal service and extra amenities, such as the private Club Lounge offering complimentary breakfast and cocktail daily. The rooms are well appointed with a king size bed and those complimentary special touches for those who enjoy the finer things in life. The Club's concierge is on duty throughout the day to attend to your special needs.
The Warwick Fiji has four restaurants for your dining pleasure. Overlooking the lagoon, the Italian restaurant Pappagallo has a distinct Mediterranean style and a superb Italian menu. The cafe Korolevu serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in open air style with spectacular ocean and garden views. No expense has been spared at the new Sazanami Restaurant to provide an authentic atmosphere where you can dine on traditional Japanese food. For a touch of romance, dine at the Wicked Walu, a seafood restaurant on the Warwick Fiji's very own private offshore island.
Services and facilities provided at the Warwick Fiji include a large shopping arcade, in-house laundromat, ironing room, laundry and valet services, information and tour desk, currency exchange, safety deposits, child care and playground to name just a few.
The Warwick Fiji conference facility can accommodate 450 delegates theatre style, with excellent break out areas overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The fully equipped facility provides the ideal venue for any group, from the Company Board Meeting to the large incentive conference.
The Warwick Fiji provides the ;perfect location for everyone from that intimate holiday for two to a business conference for 200. Clients have the option of room only, half board or full board packages.
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Just 90 minutes from Nadi on the spectacular Coral Coast, Hideaway Resort is a popular choice for travellers, families, and surfers. It has been judged the South Pacific Region's best standard accommodation in a Tourism Council of the South Pacific/Kodak Competition to recognize and encourage excellence in 1996 and 1997.
The beach front duplex-style bures are equipped with their own verandah, ceiling fan, queen bed, single bed, refrigerator, private shower, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryers and some are air-conditioned.
Great meals and nightly entertainment are provided at the two restaurants and bar area overlooking the swimming pool. Fijian staff and children from nearby villages stage cultural shows, and choreographed stage productions in the evening and to the fun.
The lobby, with its new portico and shops, has been recently upgraded.
The most recent addition is a 25 metre swimming pool incorporating a spa, lap pool and water slides.
Local artists were recruited to tile the pool area and public area floors, as well as designing and decorating the poolside Cannibal Cafe.
Other additions include a substantial conference and function room, gym, medical centre, and a health and beauty centre. Free activities include wind surfing, canoeing, snorkelling, mini golf, hand line fishing, table tennis, volley ball, badminton, shuffle board, mountain biking and archery.
Guest tours to villages, a waterfall and a traditional village fish drive are other special attractions. There is also excellent surfing at the resort, which staged the first Fiji surfing tournament. A children's swimming pool, play ground, organised activities, children's menu and baby sitting ensure that children are well catered for.
The new redesigned and expanded Hideaway Resort had been given a new lease of life, and so will you when you step through its doors.
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