We recently spent 6 nights on Malolo. What a beautiful resort. Very rustic, real sand between the toes stuff. But very nice. We have also been to Castaway Island twice before so we were keen to try somewhere new. We have a 12, 11 and 5 year old.
Bures: The bures at Malolo are just lovely. We had Bure nbr 3 (Family bure) which was enormous. 2 bathrooms, 2 queen beds and 3 singles. A great lounge/living area and a lovely verandah with an outdoor lounge setting with table. It was great! The bathrooms are not modern by any means, but are clean and adequate. Only a shower (no shower screen) with a handheld shower head....no bath! Compared to the rest of the bure the bathroom would be the let down....but still satisfactory. Four Air Cons and plenty of fans. The bures are all light and bright....painted in white with white timber venetians.
The Bures at Castaway are much more traditional. They are clean and comfortable but no where near as spacious. They are alot darker...not alot of light.
Food: We found the food on Malolo to be a little hit and miss. Some nights great others just OK. We had some wonderful buffets at Malolo. We found this the same on Castaway. The breakfast and lunch buffets were better on Castaway.
Activities: Kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling, parasailing etc all about the same. However, we wanted to go for a long walk on Malolo. Not really possible. They had some rain and so the track up the mountain was impossible. You felt a little more hemmed in on Malolo. Castaway offer walking tracks all over the island.
Pools: Both islands have an adult and a kids pool. Malolo ones are just ok. The new kids one at Castaway is attached to a great cafe which was handy.
Kids club: Was good on Malolo although really only geared to the younger ones. Our 5 year old wanted to be there 24/7 but our older ones were VERY bored. Not much for them to do. They preferred to hang with us. More on offer at Castaway for all ages. Staff at Castaway get very involved with kids of all ages. Beach games, bon fires, frog hunts etc!!!
We preferred the lagoon at Castaway....it was better for swimming and snorkelling. Malolo is more exposed, not as protected as the lagoon side at Castaway.
Our personal preference: We prefer Castaway. It is a larger resort but there is more to do for all of us. Bures are the let down on Castaway.
The fijians are the most wonderful race. They are the most genuine, loving and happy people!!! You will feel you are part of their family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Malolo is an intimate, rustic resort. It's about a bure near the beach, surrounded by the world's friendliest people with a living and authentic culture. You will be served by the descendants of villagers who have lived there for thousands of years, offering true Fijian hospitality. Perfect for families and couples alike, at Malolo, you can fill your day with a myriad of activities or simply unwind and do nothing at all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malolo Island Hotel Malolo Island
- Fiji Malolo Island Resort