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Lets Go Local: Returnees Plan Next Trip To Resort Fest

Alanieta Velulu and her young family are already making plans to return to the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa’s November Beach, Beat and Eats event. It’s scheduled for November 27
30 Oct 2020 10:13
Lets Go Local: Returnees Plan Next Trip To Resort Fest
Alanieta Velulu (right) with daughter Salote. From left Pita Katia, Zia, 4-month old Stevie, Jone, Siti and Laite Raturala enjoy a leisurely Sunday poolside lunch during the Asian Street Food-themed Beach Beats & Eats last weekend. Photo: Rosi Doviverata

Alanieta Velulu and her young family are already making plans to return to the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa’s November Beach, Beat and Eats event. It’s scheduled for November 27 – 29, 2020.

The theme is Summer Beach Party with beachside spit roasts and seafood along with a Margarita Mexican Bar. Ms Velulu had inquired with five other properties before choosing to stay at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, past weekend.

She did not know that they would get to experience the October Beach, Beat & Eats event. “I remember coming here for work meetings, and what stood out for me was the kids’ park. That was the main driving force for us to choose Shangri-La.”

Ms Velulu is a Gender Project Officer with the European Union. She was accompanied by five adults and five children. “We booked three rooms and we’ve had fun and quality time as a family. There’s always something for the kids to do to keep them occupied.”

Ms Velulu said the Shangri-La’s Fijian Getaway package was reasonably priced along with the service they received. With the children all under the age of seven and the youngest, four-month old Stevie, Ms Velulu said the drive from Suva was comfortable. It was a bonus that their booking coincided with the Beach, Beat and Eats event.

“We love the family atmosphere and the staff go out of their way to ensure we are comfortable. It’s our first time here as a family, and we are definitely returning.”

Last Saturday night saw the Vou Dance group breaking it down at the Lagoon Terrance Restaurant. Their performance drew diners, young and old.

The Vou Dance Group at  the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa's Asian Street Food-themed Beach Beats & Eats last weekend.

The Vou Dance Group at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa’s Asian Street Food-themed Beach Beats & Eats last weekend. Photo: Rosi Doviverata

After the Asian-flavored buffet dinner, guests made their way to the poolside to listen to the popular Inside-Out band led by lead singer and guitarist, Apakuki Nalawa.

Inside Out had guests up on their feet at the Shangri-La Resort last weekend. Photo: Rosi Doviverata

Inside Out had guests up on their feet at the Shangri-La Resort last weekend. Photo: Rosi Doviverata

Entertainment got better on Sunday when Big Wilz and the Guru’s of Groove took the stage.

Big Wilz and The Guru's of Groove entertain guests during the Asian Street Food-themed Beach Beats & Eats at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa last Sunday.

Big Wilz and The Guru’s of Groove entertain guests during the Asian Street Food-themed Beach Beats & Eats at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa last Sunday.

Shangri-La’s late check-out served well for Suva guests as they soaked in the sun, sea and song.

the Asian Street Food-themed Beach Beats & Eats at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa last Sunday.

The Asian Street Food-themed Beach Beats & Eats at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa last Sunday.

Shangri-La’s Fijian Getaway package is valid until December 23, 2020.

RESORT AND SPA RATES
$210 a night for two adults, and two children below the age of 12.
30 per cent off the second room.
Couples getaway $465 VIP per room
Family getaway inclusions for two adults.
Family Getaway $530 VIP per room.
Two nights stay in a Yanuca Lagoon Deluxe Room.
River Jets Fiji adventure ride on the Sigatoka River.
Sigatoka Sand Dunes trek.
Complimentary breakfast for two adults and two children, 12 years and under.

For bookings and enquiries, contact reservations.fij@shangri-la.com or call on 6520155.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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