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An island with a bountiful inland

From guided horseback tours to quail hunts and shooting ranges, Monkey Island has activities for everyone.

Outdoor fun for everyone

Guided fishing tours

  • White Bass – guides will clean so guests can take home their catch
  • Large Mouth – catch and release Crappie, Catfish or Spoonbill

GRDA Dam Tours

  • Pensacola Dam Tours daily Memorial Day-Labor Day

Horseback Riding

  • Guided trail rides
  • Riding Lessons
  • Hay Rides

Shooting Range Pavilion

  • 5 unique stand shooting opportunities
  • 7 trap machines, including a rabbit and a tower
  • Event pavilion with surround sound flat-screen
  • TVs fire pit and lights for night shooting
  • Pro Shop and supplies

World-Class Hunting

Hint where the birds are filed hardened, fast flying, and plentiful. Cherokee Spur Ranch is home to more coveys of quail per acre than any other hunt club in the country. Hunters will be teamed up with knowledgeable guides and sharp, talented gun-dogs to find 30 to 40 coveys per day.

  • Quail hunts
  • European pheasant shoots
  • Waterfoul hunts

Fun close by


  • Golf Pro Shop
  • Marina Ship Store
  • Resort Store

Local Casinos

There is a wide variety of casino gaming options within 30 minutes of Shangri-La. From slot machines to gaming tables, simulcast horse race wagering to big-name entertainment, the options are endless. Cherokee Grove Casino is only 10 minutes from Shangri-La Resort, north of Grove at the intersection of Highway 59 and East 250 road. This beautiful 39,000 square foot casino offers 400 electronic games, a full-service restaurant, and a bar, with live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights.

Power Assisted Bicycles – Only available March – October

Electric power-assisted bicycles are available for rent by registered Shangri-La guests and members. Rentals are at the hotel’s front desk. Monkey Island now has miles of paved trail adjacent to the highway, suitable for walkers, joggers, runners, golf carts, or a great power-assisted bicycle ride and a fantastic up-close look at the wonders of the Island. The Monkey Island Trail extends from the Shangri-La Resort Hotel parking lot five-and-a-half miles one way – almost the full length of Monkey Island.

For more information on Monkey Island activities and to schedule an off-site activity, please email  the Shangri-La Concierge, Jason Morgan at


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