Monkey Island, OK (May 2, 2023) – Crescent Hotels & Resorts announced the addition of the Shangri-La Resort & Marina to its Latitudes: Lifestyles by Crescent collection. Located in Northeast Oklahoma at the tip of Monkey Island on the shores of the spectacular Grand Lake, Shangri-La is the jewel of the lake, awarded “Outstanding Attraction in Oklahoma” by the Oklahoma Travel Industry.
Positioned on approximately 1,300 miles of shoreline, the Shangri-La Resort & Marina is recognized as the only full-service resort complex on northeastern Oklahoma’s Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees. The lakeside getaway features 119 rooms with premium amenities; some of which offer direct access to the resort’s 6,500 square foot pool and children’s splash pad. The property also features poolside fire pits, full-service spa facilities, and a fitness center with indoor pool. Additionally, the paved Monkey Island Trail, which connects with the Hotel parking lot and extends five-and-a-half miles, is a great way to explore the island by foot, golf cart or power-assisted bicycle.
Shangri-La Resort & Marina is also home to 45 holes of pristine lakeside golf, offering lessons from professional golfers over a selection of four top-rated courses. There’s no better way to explore Grand Lake than by boat and the 240-slip marina at Shangri-La offers private yacht charters for group events. Resort guests can also take to the water with parasailing adventures, and personal watercraft and boat rentals.
The Anchor and Racquet Club is the Resort’s lively activity center offering outdoor and indoor tennis and pickleball courts, an arcade featuring traditional and virtual reality games, golf and shooting simulator bays, a fishing pond, numerous outdoor sporting activities and The Anchor Sports Bar with more than 12 TVs for cheering on one’s favorite team.
The Resort’s expansive dining options are not to be missed: The Summit Restaurant – is the finest dining experience on the lake. Set on the highest point of Monkey Island and offering spectacular views, The Summit turns each meal into a truly memorable experience. The dinner menu is highlighted by chef-driven fresh seafood selections and house-cut steaks. Located next to The Summit is the casually elegant Buffalo Bar featuring a lighter menu of salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Additional restaurant choices at Shangri-La include Doc’s Bar and Grill, located in the hotel and offering views of the pool and lake; The Turnhouse at the Golf Clubhouse, serving specialty paninis and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch; and Eddy’s Lakeside Bar, which is open seasonally. When on the go, The Monkey Grind offers Starbucks® Coffee and grab and go favorites, daily.