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Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort [In-Depth Hotel Review]

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If you’re looking for a classic resort stay along the beach, this is it. The Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort has multiple restaurants, several pools, endless activities, entertainment for kids, good food, meetings, and weddings galore, and — my favorite part — can be booked with points and free night awards from Marriott Bonvoy.

I’ve looked at this property during previous visits to Fiji, always finding it out of reach for my free night awards or too expensive due to the downsides of Marriott Bonvoy’s dynamic award pricing. This time, I got lucky, snagging 2 nights in mid-September with free night awards. Aside from a few bumps at checkout, I also got an upgraded room and thoroughly enjoyed my stay (despite not being a golfer).

Let’s take a look at my recent 2-night stay.

Booking

I booked the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort with 2 35,000-point free night awards from Marriott Bonvoy. As the calendar shows, finding availability at this property for under 35,000 points can be tough.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort points pricing calendar
Award pricing calendar for a 1-night stay. Image Credit: Marriott

However, you can add up to 15,000 points on top of your Marriott free nights to book more expensive properties. Alternatively, you could book with a free night award that has a higher value.

The standard room at this property is a Garden View room, which was 34,000 points per night during my stay.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort garden view room pricing
Pricing for a standard room using points. Image Credit: Marriott

Cash rates were nearly $200 per night. That’s a redemption rate of less than 0.6 cents per point — a bit lower than average for our valuation of what Marriott Bonvoy points are worth. I was happy to use my awards, though, due to other high costs on this particular trip; saving money was the most important criterion in my booking.

I also received an upgrade to an Ocean Front room, typically costing 48,000 points per night or $252 cash.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort ocean front room pricing
Pricing for an Ocean Front room using points. Image Credit: Marriott

Location

The Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort is in the Denarau area outside Nadi. There are numerous resorts in this area, including The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji and Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa. A taxi ride from the airport costs FJ$30 to FJ$40 (~$13 to $17) and takes about 20 minutes.

Sheraton Fiji Golf Beach resort location
Location of the resort. Credit: Google Maps

While numerous resorts and restaurants are within the Denarau area, nothing beyond that is within walking distance — plan to hire a driver or use a rental car if you want to see locations further afield.

Checking In

I arrived at the hotel slightly after midnight, taking a taxi from the airport and paying FJ$35 (~$15).

I emailed the hotel in advance inquiring about shuttles, and an employee replied that I could book with their preferred provider, but I found that a taxi would be cheaper. The ride took about 15 to 20 minutes.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort reception desk
The hotel’s reception desk.

As we neared the hotel, I noticed the numerous other resorts nearby, including controlled access on the street. We had to inform a guard station that I had a reservation at one of the properties in the area.

Upon arrival, a spacious, open lobby greeted me, along with a team hard at work cleaning the lobby to prepare for the following day. I rang the bell on the desk to get the attention of the sole check-in employee who was in the office.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort lobby fountain
The central water pool near the reception desk.

She was friendly and welcoming, asking if I was arriving late due to a delayed flight and making small talk as she scanned my passport and issued my room keys. She confirmed that I’d been upgraded to an Ocean Front room and said that no suites were available, unfortunately. The hotel was near capacity during my stay.

She also provided a thorough welcome packet.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort welcome letter
The welcome letter in a multi-page welcome packet.

It included information about the restaurants and hours.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort welcome letter dining information
Facility information in the welcome packet.

Next, she asked what I would like as my welcome gift. I chose daily breakfast over points, and she provided a voucher to use at the restaurant each morning.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort complimentary breakfast card
My breakfast voucher, chosen as a welcome gift at check-in.

From here, she indicated where to find my room on the resort’s extensive property. I was glad there was a map included in the welcome packet.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort map of property
The resort map in my welcome packet.

She chuckled as I grabbed my backpack and prepared to head off, map in hand. “Bula! Welcome! Of course, we will drive you to your room.” The resort uses golf carts to take guests to their rooms on arrival, which is handy for a family with lots of luggage in tow.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort golf cart for guests
The golf cart to take guests to the rooms after checking in.

For those who arrive during daylight hours, I’ll add that the resort has free drinks available at check-in. These included several types of juice, beer, and cocktails.

Elite Benefits

As a Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite, I enjoyed several perks during my stay. The first was a welcome gift, and I opted for daily breakfast as a more valuable choice than 1,000 bonus points.

Additionally, I received a room upgrade to an Ocean Front room. Rather than a room facing the center of the property or other guests’ rooms, I was near the ocean and had a nice patio.

For guests arriving during busy periods, the hotel also has a dedicated check-in desk for Marriott Bonvoy elites, helping them reduce wait times at the desk.

Amenities

The Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort was overflowing with amenities. Let’s look at each in turn.

Pool

There was a large, multi-section pool between the hotel’s restaurants and the beach.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort pool at sunrise
The main pool before it got busy during the day.

This area was popular throughout my stay.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort pool when busy
Looking at the pool from the lobby.

I saw employees cleaning the pool each morning, and there was ample seating around the pool.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort pool
The hotel’s main pool.

Sections varied in depth and size.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort pool seating
The pool had multiple sections.

Adults-Only Pool

There was a small, adults-only dip pool to the right of the Tatavu restaurant (when facing the ocean). It had several loungers around it, and the vibe was definitely one of relaxation.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort adults only pool
The adults-only pool near Tatavu restaurant.

Beach

As the hotel’s name implies, there is a beach. Actually, there’s a lot of beach here.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort view from beach
Looking along the beach toward several of the guest rooms.

Along the beach, numerous seating types and even cabanas were available for guests.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort beach seating options
Seating options along the beach before getting busy.

And, I loved that I didn’t witness guests throwing a towel on a chair early in the morning, claiming it for later, as is so common in the U.S.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort beach seating
Seating options on the beach.

Each morning, staff prepared the beach for the day, combing and cleaning it.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort beach cleaning
Preparing the beach for visitors early in the morning.

Several foot wash stations near guest rooms helped you rinse off after walking along the beach.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort foot wash station
The foot wash station near the beach.

Activities Center

As seen in the welcome packet, there were numerous activities available.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort activity calendar
The activity calendar for the week of my stay.

These activities met at the Side by Side sign.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Side by Side activities meetup location
This sign was the meeting place for activities.

The sign was located near the towel hut and Island 619 restaurant.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort activity and towel hut
The activities shack was where you could get towels or rent equipment.

Behind this hut was a sand volleyball court.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort sand volleyball
Beach volleyball was available next to the activity shack.

Water Sports Rentals

The towel hut also served as the rental center for kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, and other equipment for water sports.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort kayak rentals
Kayaks and paddle boards for rent.

Children’s Playground

A large, popular children’s playground was near the activities hut and Island 619 restaurant.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort childrens play area
The children’s play area was adjacent to the pool.

Shopping

Few hotels I’ve visited have had as many options for shopping as the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort. Located within the larger indoor area of the resort’s lobby, one shop offered fine jewelry and perfumes.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort jewelry store
The hotel’s jewelry shop.

Another store offered various types of clothing.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort clothing store
The beach and swimwear store adjacent to the lobby.

A convenience store offered snacks and drinks.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort convenience store
The entrance to the hotel’s convenience store.

It also offered pool items like snorkels and floaties.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort convenience store pool supplies
Pool and snorkel items at the convenience store.

A handicrafts market just outside the reception area offered items made by local artisans.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort handicraft market
The handicrafts shop located on-property.

Art Gallery

At the far end of the lobby area, near the pool, an art gallery had numerous works for sale.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort art gallery
The art gallery at the far end of the lobby, near the pool.

Virtual Reality

Near the art gallery and the resort’s restaurants, Mindflight7 offered virtual reality experiences. Prices varied depending on the experience and length of time you chose.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Mindflight virtual reality
The entrance to the virtual reality experience.

Fiji Airways Lounge

A Fiji Airways lounge near the hotel’s check-in desk offered check-in facilities that could provide boarding passes and even tag your luggage before arriving at the airport. Unfortunately, this facility cannot check in U.S.-bound passengers.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Fiji Airways lounge
The Fiji Airways lounge can answer questions and even check you in for some flights.

Public Restrooms

One of the great features of the property was the abundance of public restrooms. Rather than returning to your room to use the toilet, you could find toilets near the pool, restaurants, and activities center.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort public restrooms near pool
Public restrooms near the pool.

Copious Seating

Want a place to sit in the shade without returning to your room? The lobby had a ton of options. There were options with lounge chairs and tables.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort lobby seating with tables
Seating near the 28g coffee shop.

Long tables with stools provided another option.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort lobby long tables
These long tables adjacent to the lobby were popular during the afternoon.

And look at this interesting bench.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort lobby bench seating
One of the seating options in the large lobby.

Seats closest to the check-in desk also had outlets built into the wood framing.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort lobby seating with outlets
Outlets near benches by the reception desk.

Internet

Thanks to multiple broadcast points, the resort’s Wi-Fi worked throughout the property. Speeds were good at 50 Mbps (on average) for downloads. And the signal worked whether I was in my room, at the restaurants, or just walking around.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort speed test
The hotel’s internet speeds. Image Credit: SpeedCheck.org

Convention Center

The Denarau Island Convention Centre was located adjacent to the reception area of the resort.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort convention center sign
The entrance to the on-site convention center.

It held numerous multi-purpose rooms that could be opened to create large ballrooms or sectioned off for smaller meetings.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort meeting rooms
One of many multi-purpose rooms from the convention center.

Wedding Facilities

I felt like I was the only person at the hotel not attending a wedding. I saw 5 weddings during my 2-night stay, and there may have been more I wasn’t aware of.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort wedding set up
Setting up for one of several weddings during my stay.

A gazebo at the far end of the property provided a standard facility for weddings, but I saw pop-up altars and tents set up for receptions and other facilities hosting weddings big and small.

Complimentary Parking

For those with a car, complimentary on-site parking was available.

Off-Site Amenities

Beyond what’s available at the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort, guests can access shared facilities nearby, mostly at other Marriott Bonvoy properties.

Guests could use the gym and the Heavenly Spa at the nearby Westin.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort spa information
Spa information in the welcome packet.

The Denarau Golf & Racket Club was immediately across the street from the Sheraton’s entrance for those wanting to golf or play tennis.

Denarau Golf Racquet Club entrance sign
The entrance to the Denarau Golf & Racket Club, across the street from the hotel.

Ocean Front Room

I booked a standard Garden View room. On arrival, I received an upgrade to an Ocean Front room. I spent 2 nights in room 1417, in building 14.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort room 1417 entrance
The entrance to my room, which was 1417.

Each block of buildings had 2 floors and an interior courtyard.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort building courtyard
The courtyard between rooms in my building.

There was ample green space between buildings to help guests feel like their patio wasn’t running into someone else’s.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort grass between buildings
Grassy areas between the many buildings at the resort.

The spacious room had a king-sized bed along the wall on the right side and a wooden ceiling fan in the middle of the room.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort ocean front room
My bedroom in an Ocean Front room.

While the bed was comfortable and the sheets were very smooth, the pillows didn’t provide much support. All 4 pillows were the same, as well.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bed
My room’s king-size bed.

Each side of the bed had a small table, and above it, built into the wall, was a control panel. This had multiple charging points, a control for the ceiling fan, and buttons to control the lights in the room. This included a small night light under the sink in the bathroom, helping you find your way to the toilet in the middle of the night if needed.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom control panel
The control panel on the side of the bed nearest the bathroom.

The table on the other side of the bed also had a clock with a cordless charging point for smartphones. I tried using it twice, and my iPhone never charged either time. This table also had a phone, pen, notepad, and a note about the hotel’s sustainability initiatives.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom night stand
The nightstand and control panel next to the bed.

Across from the bed, lining the other wall, was a large wooden dresser with several drawers. A flat-screen TV sat on top.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom TV and sofa
My room’s TV and sofa.

One drawer held coffee mugs and a kettle.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom tea kettle
The tea kettle and mugs in my room.

Another drawer provided tea and coffee supplies.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom tea supplies
Tea supplies in my room.

The minifridge had milk inside.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom mini fridge
The minifridge in my room with 2 cartons of milk inside.

The final drawer had drinking glasses.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom glasses
Drinking glasses in the cupboards in my room.

Next to this, near the exit to the patio, was a small sofa with cushions and pillows and a small, round table.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom seating area
My room’s sofa and small table.

Upon arrival to my room, this table had a welcome gift from the hotel.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort welcome gift in room
The welcome gift in my room on arrival.

This included a bottle of wine on ice and miniature desserts.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort welcome snack in room
The miniature desserts in my welcome gift.

A note also thanked me for my brand loyalty and wished me a pleasant stay.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort welcome note in room
The welcome note in my room on arrival.

Past the sofa, 2 large windows let in abundant natural light during the day.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom windows
Looking out the side window of my room.

These could be covered with heavy, black-out drapes. Unfortunately, closing one side was difficult, as the stick typically used to slide the drapes along the track had broken off.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom broken curtain rod
There should be a curtain rod here.

Near the room’s entrance, there was a large wooden desk.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom desk
The desk area near my room’s entrance.

Under the desk, there were a few drawers and a small trash bin.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom desk drawers
Drawers under the desk in my room.

A wooden chair with a leather seat was available at the desk.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom desk chair
The desk and chair (which was really firm).

Next to the entrance, there was an easy-to-operate digital thermostat. It also shut off automatically when it sensed that I had the patio door open, which I enjoyed.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom thermostat
My room’s digital thermostat.

I left my 2 favorite features of the room for last.

While the first may seem silly, I thoroughly enjoyed how heavy the “do not disturb” signs were. Rather than the flimsy paper signs that fall off when you shut the door at most hotels, these survived the winds and my comings and goings throughout the stay.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom do not disturb sign
The sturdy, wooden privacy sign.

The other, more prominent, favorite was the oceanfront patio. A door and screen door led to this small patio behind my room.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom door to patio
The screen door to access my patio.

My patio had a round wicker sofa with cushions and pillows.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort ocean front room patio
The patio outside my guest room.

And the view from the patio was excellent.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort view from my patio
The view from my patio to the beach.

Even though I had another patio above mine, I never heard anyone up there. Plants between the patios provided privacy for guests.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort ocean front patios
Patios from the rooms closest to the ocean.

Closets

In the corner of my room, near the bathroom, was a small blue armchair and a closet with sliding doors.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom closet and chair
A chair and closet in the corner of the room.

Inside the closet, there were hangers and a small safe.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom closet safe
The safe and hangers in my closet.

The wooden box on which I found the safe was actually a chest with 2 drawers. Holy books were inside.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom drawer with holy books
Holy books in the drawers in the closet.

The closet held an iron and ironing board.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom closet ironing board
The closet had this large ironing board.

There was also a giant umbrella.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom closet umbrella
The large umbrella in the closet in my room.

The closet had bath robes and slippers for me to use.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bedroom closet robe
Embroidered bath robes in my room’s closet.

I was also surprised to find a second closet space behind the sliding barn door to the bathroom. There was a shelf for holding luggage and a rod for hanging clothes. As this was an accessible room, there was a handle you could pull to bring the rod (and thus your items hanging there) within reach.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort closet behind sliding door
A small closet behind the sliding bathroom door.

Bathroom

If you want a spacious bathroom at your hotel, it’s available here.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom
My room’s handicapped-accessible bathroom.

The sliding barn door opened to reveal a large bathroom with a tiled floor.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom sliding door
The sliding door to the bathroom in my guest room.

A full-length mirror was located on the side of the bathroom with the toilet.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom mirror and toilet
The large mirror and toilet in my bathroom.

And this side of the bathroom also had several hooks and racks for hanging towels.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom toilet
The sink and toilet in my accessible bathroom.

A small shelf built into the wall beside the toilet held a drinking glass and hairdryer.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom hair dryer
This shelf by the toilet had a hairdryer.

In the middle of the bathroom, a small sink was set on metal poles. There wasn’t much counter space around the sink, which was a strange contrast to the large nature of the bathroom in general. On the counter, I found bottled water, a box of tissues, and spare toiletries in a box.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom sink
My bathroom’s sink and counter.

Toiletries included a toothbrush and toothpaste, dental picks, hand lotion, a shower cap, a razor, and more.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom toiletries
Complimentary toiletries in my room’s bathroom.

The Gilchrist & Soames soap had a nice oak scent that I enjoyed.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom soap
The soap in my room smelled excellent.

My favorite feature of the bathroom: these interesting lamps.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom lamps
Lamps above the bathroom sink.

My wheelchair-accessible shower had a fold-out bench with both rainfall and handheld shower options.
The water heated up quickly, and the pressure was excellent.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom shower
The shower area in my accessible bathroom.

I had pump bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash on the wall from Gilchrist & Soames. These had the same oak scent as the soap bar by the sink.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom shower products
Pump bottles of bath products in my room’s shower.

I also found another soap bar on a shelf in the shower, plus a loofah. That was a surprising but excellent feature.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort bathroom shower scrub
Soap and sponge in the shower on arrival.

With an open shower layout, a negative side effect is that anything on the bathroom floor can get wet. Thus, there was a rust stain forming around the metal poles holding up the sink.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort rust in bathroom
Rust on the floor in my bathroom.

Food and Beverage

There were numerous options for eating and drinking to your heart’s content at the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort. Most restaurants also offered discounts or free meals for children with a paying adult.

Tatavu

Tatavu was the restaurant nearest to my room and also where I had breakfast each morning. I loved many things about this restaurant.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu entrance
The entrance to Tatavu from the lobby side.

First, I loved the numerous types of seating. That included regular tables and chairs nearer to the lobby.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu seating
One of several seating options at Tatavu restaurant.

But there were also tables in the sand. I chose these each morning.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu bench seating
Seating in the sand at Tatavu restaurant.

And you could sit right along the ocean if you wanted, though these tables were popular and filled up quickly once the restaurant opened for meals.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu beach front seating
Tatavu even had these oceanfront tables.

The breakfast menu was very limited.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu breakfast menu
The breakfast menu at Tatavu.

But everyone also received pastries, fruits, and juices.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu breakfast inclusions
Each breakfast came with pastries, fruits, and juices.

The açaí bowl tasted alright.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu breakfast acai
The açaí bowl at breakfast.

But it had my Brazilian relatives rolling over in their graves. If you aren’t aware, açaí shouldn’t be drippy.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu breakfast acai runny
Açaí shouldn’t be this runny.

At dinner, there was a “resort casual” dress code.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu dress code for dinner
Tatavu had a dress code, though it was quite generous.

The main feature at dinner time was the show kitchen, which I found interesting.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu open kitchen at night
The fountain and show kitchen at Tatavu during dinner.

Dinner also had a much more extensive menu, largely focusing on grilled items.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu dinner menu from the grill
The grill menu at Tatavu during dinner.

But there were also vegetarian options, seafood, and pasta.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu dinner menu salads and seafood
Part of the dinner menu at Tatavu.

Salads and raw and chilled dishes were also available.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu dinner menu appetizers
Tatavu’s raw items and salads.

And there was an extensive menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu dinner drink menu
Tatavu’s drink menu.

I had the Moroccan tagine at dinner, which was excellent and filling.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Tatavu tagine with bread
My Moroccan tagine dinner at Tatavu restaurant.

Tatavu served breakfast from 6 to 10:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and dinner from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Island 619

On the opposite side of the pool from Tatavu, near the activity shack, Island 619 had a dinner buffet with a changing theme each evening. It also served lunch on a patio overlooking the beach and the pool.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Island 619 view from table
Looking at the pool from the Island 619 restaurant.

While the menu wasn’t extensive, it had varied options to suit many tastes.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Island 619 menu
The lunch menu at Island 619.

And the back side of the menu had multiple options for vegetarians.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Island 619 vegetarian menu
The vegetarian menu at Island 619.

The samosas were delicious, with just the right amount of spice.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Island 619 samosas
Samosas from Island 619.

The spring rolls were decent, but the dip was fantastic.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Island 619 Goi Cuon rolls
Summer rolls at Island 619.

The dinner buffet (with reservations strongly recommended) was available in 3 seatings: 6, 7:30, and 9 p.m. Breakfast was available from 6:30 to 9 a.m. in the mornings, with lunch offered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort Island 619 seating
Seating at Island 619’s outdoor patio.

28g Coffee Shop

Sitting off the lobby, near Island 619, 28g served up coffee daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort 28g coffee
28g served coffee and snacks; it was popular.

It was incredibly popular, and the desserts nearly ran out by closing time.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort 28g coffee shop dessert case
Cakes available at 28g.

Sega na Leqa

In front of the convention center, next to the main road, Sega na Leqa served fried chicken and beer daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wet Edge & Pool Bar

I couldn’t find this place, and I honestly believe it’s the outdoor area of Island 619. Listed on the welcome letter, Wet Edge & Pool Bar didn’t exist on the map. When I asked an employee where to find it, I received directions to the patio, where I had lunch with an Island 619 menu.

Alternatively, maybe this place no longer serves food, just drinks, operating as drink stations.

Drink Stations

Located along the beach and the pool, there were several drink stations.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort cocktail station
A cocktail station near the pool.

They offered beer, mojitos, and mixed drinks.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort mojito station
The mojito bar located on the beach.

Inclusive Packages

It’s possible to book inclusive packages at the Sheraton Denarau Golf & Beach Resort. Signs at the restaurants indicated which meals and drinks were included with the different package options.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort meal inclusion package sign
A chart for understanding what’s included if you purchased an inclusive package.

In-Room Dining

The in-room dining menu was extensive, offering something for every appetite.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort in room dining menu
In-room dining menu.

There were numerous drink options, and orders were available from 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort in room dining drink menu
Beverages on the in-room dining menu.

Heineken House

Located across the street, at the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, this restaurant served pizza, burgers, and American fare from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Service

Until some awkward moments at checkout, I thought the service here was fantastic.

At check-in, the desk agent was cheerful and helpful, providing the right balance of efficiency and friendliness while going through the numerous parts involved, such as explaining my elite benefits, the map of the giant property, and putting a security hold on my credit card.

At meals, service was consistently friendly and efficient. I never found wait times excessive for food, drinks, or receiving the bill.

This is a cashless property; everything is charged to the room and settled at checkout, which I was told about at check-in. That helps to make meal times more efficient.

After breakfast on my final day, I went by the front desk to inquire when to leave for the airport and whether I needed to prearrange a taxi. The front desk staff told me I could use the Fiji Airways lounge to check in and get boarding passes (plus check luggage if needed), saving time at the airport and cutting the line. Thus, they said leaving 90 minutes before my flight’s departure was sufficient. And they would schedule a taxi for me at that time. This matters, so remember that detail for later.

At checkout, I had 2 frustrating, awkward moments with staff. The hotel charges a 3% fee for paying by international credit or debit card (even when paying with my Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card or other Marriott co-branded card). That is not disclosed in advance; I feel that should be stated for guests at check-in, especially since the hotel requires a credit card for the security deposit. When handing over your card, that’s the perfect time for employees to say, “By the way, if you pay with this card at checkout, there’s a fee.” Guests would have time to prepare other options, such as withdrawing local currency.

However, there’s no ATM on the resort property, so guests must bring hundreds of Fijian dollars to avoid this fee. I inquired about exchanging U.S. or Australian currency to pay my bill in cash, but the exchange fee was 5% — higher than the credit card fee I was surprised with.

And after checking out, I went to the Fiji Airways lounge. Imagine my surprise at being told that I couldn’t check in there because I was flying to the U.S. I had very specifically asked the staff at the front desk if all passengers (including U.S.-bound flights) could use this lounge. I had precious little time and needed a taxi to the airport ASAP.

The bellhops were friendly and helpful in securing a taxi and telling the driver to go fast, even though my rush wasn’t their fault. This created unnecessary stress and left me running in the airport due to incorrect information from staff. And I was glad I hadn’t spent more time disputing the surprise credit card fee since I needed that extra time at the airport.

Staff must provide more precise and correct information for passengers to avoid surprise fees and ensure they don’t incorrectly answer simple questions.

Beyond this, service was very good overall, though it ended on 2 sour notes.

Final Thoughts

I struggled with the question of whether or not I’d stay at Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort again. I enjoyed many things about it: my room, the food, and the restaurant staff, plus the abundant amenities. The ridiculous fee that’s obligatory for foreigners (who bring hundreds or thousands of dollars in cash to pay for a hotel bill in another country?) left me sour, and I had to sprint through an airport because 2 employees provided the wrong information at the front desk.

Over time, I may get over those things, but few things in travel bother me more than unfair fees used to rip off travelers. So maybe I won’t get over it. And if I don’t, I won’t be back at this property. Only time will tell.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort have its own golf course?

No, there’s no golf course at the hotel. Instead, you can play (for a fee) at the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club across the street.

Does the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort have a shuttle?

No, it doesn’t. You can book a ride to the hotel online in advance with several shuttle companies in the area. It’s also possible to hire a taxi outside the airport on arrival.

Does the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort accept credit cards?

It does. However, if you pay with a foreign credit or debit card, you’ll pay a 3% fee for using your card.

Is the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort all-inclusive?

This is not an all-inclusive property. However, there are multiple options to add food and drink packages to your booking.

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About Ryan Smith

Ryan completed his goal of visiting every country in the world in December of 2023 and now plans to let his wife choose their destinations. Over the years, he’s written about award travel for publications including AwardWallet, The Points Guy, USA Today Blueprint, CNBC Select, Tripadvisor, and Forbes Advisor.

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