Planning a Group Vacation to Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees

If you’re planning your next great group vacation, look no further than Shangri-La Resort on northeastern Oklahoma’s Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees. Our 119-guestroom resort features indoor and outdoor dining, a waterfront bar and grill, indoor and outdoor pools, and a spa and fitness center. However, it’s our conference center and team-building experiences that make us a hit with group travelers. 

Our indoor meeting venue boasts over 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Our property is teeming with things to do for every type of group vacation, whether you are planning a corporate retreat, a family reunion, or an association meeting. Keep reading to learn more about planning a group vacation with Shangri-La Resort.

Team Building your Team Will Love 

You can count on Shangri-La Resort to jazz up your event with our long menu of activities and team-building packages. We have a variety of group sports at The Anchor, our new nautical-themed indoor/outdoor activity park. This state-of-the-art recreational experience offers basketball, cornhole, and Mini-Fenway Park replica offering WIFFLE Ball. The Racquet Club Facility has outdoor tennis and pickleball courts with a viewing area that can seat 20 fans to cheer on the competitors.  

As you go about planning your group vacation schedule, consider our sleek virtual reality games, including a golf simulator, indoor virtual reality escape rooms, and shooting simulators. Other fun options to add to the agenda are The Anchor Olympics, Ultimate Arcade challenge, or Adventure Hunt team competitions, which are guaranteed to create lasting memories and loads of laughs. 

Give your Group a Little “Me Time” 

During off-time, your attendees can take a dip in our luxurious resort-style pool or bask in the sun on comfortable lounge chairs and daybeds or simply rent a private cabana. We are happy to accommodate kids, too! Adjacent to the pool is our Water Splash Park, plus there is an on-site playground for the little ones to burn off energy. 

Outdoor enthusiasts and athletes will appreciate our nice selection of outdoor opportunities. Golfers can’t resist our lush 27 championship holes. We have a variety of watercraft available, and those looking for a fierce sporting competition can head down to the sand volleyball courts next to the Marina on Grand Lake. 

The Ultimate Group Vacation Destination

A group vacation at Shangri-La ResortWith our state-of-the-art facilities, fabulous amenities, and abundant activities, Shangri-La Resort is the ultimate group vacation destination. We can’t wait to share our beautiful resort amenities with you and your party. Let us help plan your group vacation today; call us today at 918-257-4204 or check availability online to book your stay at our resort on Grand Lake.

Plan A Lakeside Family Vacation in Northeast Oklahoma

Shangri-La Resort cannot wait to welcome you and your family for an unforgettable, exclusive family vacation in Northeast Oklahoma. We proudly serve our guests with world-class hospitality, personalized attention, and all the lakeside activities you can dream of. Pack your bags, put in your leave requests, and leave the city behind this summer for our island paradise right on Grand Lake. 

Our resort is the ideal spot on Monkey Island for any lakeside family vacation, no matter where you’re traveling from—whether it be St. Louis or Oklahoma City! Get ready to have a world of fun during summer break, hanging at the activity park with your kids, enjoying a restaurant date with your special one, or relaxing alone at the spa. Continue reading for exciting information. 

There’s Something for Every Family Member at Shangri-La

You and yours will undoubtedly find something to keep entertained during your upcoming Oklahoma family vacation, from easy lake access and championship golf to pickleball courts and plentiful dining. Our island is your island! We are the prime destination for folks looking to do everything or nothing at all. See the great amenities and activities awaiting your arrival below: 

  • The Anchor: This all-new nautical-themed adventure park is home to one-of-a-kind gaming experiences– VR games, golfing simulators, escape rooms, arcade games, and more. You’ll also find our Racquet Club, fire pits, indoor sports bars, ping pong, and all the family-friendly fun imaginable!  
  • Golf Course: Looking for a nice guy outing or traveling with a family of golf enthusiasts? Shangri-La’s championship golf course is the perfect place for you! Your family can enjoy 27 holes of pristine greens, suitable for all levels of golf. 
  • The Spa at Shangri-La: No island trip is complete without a visit to the spa! Located inside the hotel, The Spa at Shangri-La can be your oasis away from the bustle—while your family spends the afternoon at The Anchor or on the water. Check out the lavish spa services menu online. 
  • Marina: Dock and play at the resort’s full-service marina for boat service, rentals, snacks, and shuttle services. You will have access to 1,300 miles of gorgeous shoreline, where you can rent watercrafts or explore the lake on your own vessel. Folks love tubing, jet-skiing, boating, parasailing, dining, and more right on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees. 
  • Monkey Grind: Where there’s a resort hotel, there’s sure to be a Starbucks® Coffee! Our on-site coffee shop is located in the Pensacola Lounge and is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can rest assured that all your favorites will be available, from iced beverages to mochas! We take food seriously at Shangri-La, so please explore our various other dining options, making us a top dining destination in the four-state area. 
  • … And so much more! As one of the top resort hotels in Oklahoma, we pride ourselves on having state-of-the-art amenities that elevate every family vacation. Feel free to ask our staff any resort-related questions by calling 918-257-4204

Get ready for the Oklahoma family vacation of a lifetime at Shangri-La Resort. We offer 119 well-appointed rooms and suites. Book with us online now!

Top 3 Summer Activities at Shangri-La || Oklahoma Lake Vacations

Oklahoma lake vacations are always a fantastic way to spend your summer, surrounded by pure relaxation and lakeside bliss. The Shangri-La Resort, a premier Northeast Oklahoma hotel, will quickly become your family’s home away from home, no matter the time of year. You and yours have the opportunity to do it all, from parasailing to dining by the Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees—or nothing at all. 

No matter what you decide to do, one thing’s certain: every day is a beautiful day at our island resort and marina destination! This summer, escape the bustle of the city and head to our luxury oasis, situated at the tip of Monkey Island. Our top three summer activities will keep you entertained for days. Keep reading for more information—

Shangri-La is Made for Activity-Filled Oklahoma Lake Vacations

The perfect escape awaits you at Shangri-La, a 119-room resort with state-of-the-art amenities, setting us apart from the rest of Oklahoma resorts. Guests come back year after year to enjoy our plethora of things to do. No family summer vacation is truly complete without an abundance of endless activities, and that’s exactly what we pride ourselves on delivering to every guest! You don’t want to miss out on our top warm-weather activities, listed below: 


We are known for premier championship golf, boasting 27 holes of pristine lakeside golf. Summer is a wonderful time to hit our greens, with various golf experiences for all levels of golfers. No crowds, no rushed play, just a relaxed, traditional reminder of what a golf outing should be! You can even brush up on your skills with professional golf instruction for all ages.


This captivating sport is sweeping the country, and our resort is home to six fantastic pickleball courts for all ages. The courts are housed in Shangri-La’s 12 million-dollar activity park. All members, hotel guests, and the general public are welcome to join in on the pickleball craze with our Racquet Club. New to pickleball? Great, the Anchor team can help deck you out with all the best gear! The director and manager of the Racquet Club, Todd Kerr, is available for coaching and instruction.

Swimming Pool

Oklahoma summer lake vacations are always a great excuse to splash about in the pool! Thankfully, the Shangri-La Resort Pool is available for your use this summer. Lounge by our luxurious pool, with Grand Lake as your scenic backdrop. The whole family can enjoy a pool day, complete with pool-side food and drinks from Doc’s Bar & Grill. We always strive to give our guests exclusive experiences, so pool access is reserved only for hotel guests and members. 

Spend Your Summers at Shangri-La Resort & Marina

This summer, take your Oklahoma lake vacation to the next level by staying at Shangri-La Resort. Our island oasis will soon become your island! Your family will never experience a dull moment at our Grand Lake resort with our top three summer activities. We also offer private membership. Call us today at 918-257-4204 or simply book with us online