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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
5 Full baths

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MrLahey
MrLahey
Vancouver Island, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Place In Paradise
This is my second time staying at Shambala, first time was with friends and I left with the intention of coming back with family one day, we did this before Christmas and loved it! My girlfriends parents are hard to please lol but they said it was one of the best vacations they have had. We took the chef option (nobody wants to cook on holiday) and we were not disappointed, Junior is a really talented chef and would go quite far on Masterchef!
Visited November 2023
Written 1 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Samantha V.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
4.0 of 5 stars
The property is located close to some local eateri...
The property is located close to some local eateries and a small convenience shop which was handy but would recommend doing larger grocery shopping at larger stores closer to Nadi. The place was so beautiful with the view and proximity to the beach we immediately felt like we were on holiday when we walked through the door. We really enjoyed being able to go snorkelling/paddle boarding right by the house. The pool was also really nice and we enjoyed making use of it. It was a family holiday and the rooms were well laid out for everyone to be hanging out in the communal areas while also having their own space to retreat to when needed. The staff were just wonderful, very friendly and welcoming. The owner was very helpful and responsive to our needs. He even sourced some hard to find quality bacon as well as organised massages when requested and even loaning us a fishing rod and chilly bin without us asking for things like that. He was so helpful and just keen to provide us with a good stay. The massages were also so awesome and the lovely lady doing it even came to the house which was so handy. Though everything was very clean we found the dishes were very musty from where they were stored so needed a rinse every time you wanted to use these. The place could definitely benefit with a bit of maintenance that could be done on some parts of the property. Overall though, we had a great time catching up as a family and hardly wanted to leave. Thanks Joel and team!
Written 9 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Lisa R.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
4.0 of 5 stars
I’ve never done a holiday rental in Fiji before, a...
I’ve never done a holiday rental in Fiji before, as normally stay in Resorts, so was a little worried, but Shambala provided a great experience overall. The standout was the chef service & incredible staff. Junior, Mere, Adi & Sotia were incredibly attentive and Juniors expertise and care in preparing delicious meals was absolutely top knotch!! The host, Joel, was prompt in responses and recommended a great transfer driver, Donald, who we also used for a day trip to Natadola. The design of the villa is perfect with 5 large bedrooms, central dining/lounge/kitchen & a pool. There were a few minor maintenance issues, needs some new paddles for the paddle boards, and overall the property feels ‘well used’, but was reasonably priced compared to others we looked at. As it’s on the coral coast, don’t expect sandy beaches, but being out of the bustle of Denarau and the likes, is refreshing. Would highly recommend to a group looking to retreat and reconnect with warm Fijian hospitality at its best.
Written 9 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Alistair M.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
The property manager Joel was very attentive and a...
The property manager Joel was very attentive and accommodating. The caretakers Andi and Sotia were the best. They cooked us a meal one night that was delicious. The facility, amenities and location are awesome! Overall we had a fantastic experience.
Written 6 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Trip of a lifetime!
What a fantastic week we had at shambala. It was our little bit of paradise after our adventures during the day. There was 6 of us- 4 teens, and they loved snorkeling and kayaking out on the coral reef.Shambala is beautiful and had every amenity! The staff made it so memorable, they are so sweet and really blessed us every day with their smiles! We were spoiled by them, they even did our personal laundry every day. Our favorite night was when chef Seviri and the girls made a traditional Lovo meal, what a feast! We had so much amazing food, we asked the ladies and Seviri to join us. Our teen boys really loved helping them with the Lovo meal. We really thought the location was great, we’re not fans of touristy areas, and we felt that we were in true Fiji. Joel was a great host, and we can’t wait to come back!
Visited March 2020
Written 25 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
4.0 of 5 stars
If you love heat and humidity this is the place in Feb.
The property is located on a ledge over the ocean. Beautiful views in every way and couldn't have been more pleased. The place is in dire need of an update. Decking can be an issue with so many old boards that have seen there days. Equipment, A/C weak at best and broken in some locations, toaster, coffee pot, and french press broken, can openers broken had to use knives till we went and bought one. It had no fans on the deck or in the main house and Joel I found out fixed two of them while we were there in the bedrooms which were a lifesaver, I saw him but didn't meet him even though he was 5 feet away installing one in our room that was broken. That seemed strange. The most amazing part of our stay was the STAFF, Joel had recommended the chef and we had him cook 6 meals for us in 2 weeks. The first night after missing a day because of plane issues in the states fixed us on our first night a Lovo meal. It will be a memory for the rest of our lives along with a buffet they had for us with some friends that were in the Parliament, and he holds a special office on the Oceania Olympic committee. The staff surprised us with the most amazing BBQ. Joel, this made our trip very special. The housekeeping staff were there for any and every need, some we didn't know we needed. They did our personal laundry every day and now we are spoiled for the ordinary, it's now back to doing our own. The last meal we asked the staff team to join us and we had a very nice time blessing them for all their hard work and service to the 11 of us. Our family's advice is to let the staff do your shopping for you, as the local fare is any and everywhere, up and down the main road but usually not all in one spot unless you shop in the large cities, I guess. The place is for sale and I hope the new owners will throw a few bucks at renewing the place. It can be very special again. My last advice is to believe the reviews about equipment and toys for the water, they are broken and need replacing. If it weren't for the brokenness of the place it would have easily gotten a 5 STAR review. The Staff does get a 5 STAR rating and many thanks for the memories you helped us build for our family, they are a special group.
Visited February 2020
Written 1 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
The Staff Made Our Stay a Rememberable Experience
Location, location what can I say. Right on the beach where the coral was pristine and the fish life abundant. The property was a little tired and does need some money spent on it. But the staff made up for its shortcomings... the chef Savire was excellent and the girls were always bright and happy. We miss them all. Thank you.
Visited December 2019
Written 10 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Slice of heaven
We stayed at the shambala for 5 nights and wished we booked it longer The property is amazing from the min you walk through the front door. The rooms a spacious, comfortable and clean while the living space is well equipped. Communication with Joel and Chloe was on point with booking the property. Big Thank you To the chef and the house maids for going above and beyond during our stay from non stop eating to entertainment and laughs will definitely be recommending the shambala to family and friends
Visited November 2019
Written 20 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
2.0 of 5 stars
Coral Coast - Beautiful, Property not in best condition and is for sale
The staff was great and we were grateful for their kindness. The property is for sale and it doesn't seem to be kept as well as the surrounding properties. The property is in need of repairs. I wish that I could upload photos of the conditions. 1. The washer was broken for our last three days and the laundry room flooded. 2. Ant infestation in all the bedrooms. We didn't unpack our luggage in fear of taking the infestation to our next destination. 3. The pool was cloudy the first few days. We were testing our personal snorkeling gear in the pool and visibility was less than one foot . 4. A deck treatment is overdue. Which causes the deck to be very slippery after the slightness rain. 5. Be careful going to the ocean, the clay/stone at the bottom of the stairs is very slippery. My father-in-law had a terrible spill and nearly broke his arm. 6. Make sure you take inventory of the equipment. We were accused of losing two of the kayaks and owner threatened to charge me for them. Thank goodness I had taken photos when we arrived(which are time stamped) of the beach (which included the equipment). Below is part of the statement that owner sent me via email. "Ive just been informed by a fisherman they have found one of the houses (shambala) kayaks out at sea, which is very lucky, And now just ive had my manager Sala check, it turns out two kayaks are missing. You obviously have left them on the beach and high tide has taken them." I found the statement very rude and accusatory without any facts or evidence. As a matter of fact... the kayaks, paddle boards and paddles are all unlocked (unsecured) and can be taken by anyone walking the beach. 7. The owner came out after we had been there a couple days to adjust the chemical levels in the pool to help clear the water and I found it strange that he didn't introduce himself to us. I noticed that someone was working on the pool and initiated the Hello and his only reply was Hi. Not a "Sorry that the pool isn't clean", "Are you guys enjoying your stay?", "Is there anything you guys need?". I only knew it was him because of his photo on the site. The owner's attitude made us feel very unwelcome and uncomfortable. Until there's new ownership and the place has been repaired, I would select one of the other beautiful properties in the area.
Visited July 2019
Written 18 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Beautiful Property with wonderful staff
The property is amazing! great views, well maintained. The staff are very hospitable and friendly. The owner of the property is very responsive. I would very much recommended staying at this property. The water views are beautiful. At night, make sure to turn off all the lights and enjoy the night sky.
Visited April 2019
Written 8 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Skiing available
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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    Frequently Asked Questions about SHAMBALA FIJI, more pictures if you search Shambala Fiji

    SHAMBALA FIJI, more pictures if you search Shambala Fiji is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

    SHAMBALA FIJI, more pictures if you search Shambala Fiji has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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