We travelled to Plantation the week before Easter. We had been booked in another resort, but it was still closed after last years cyclone. unfortunately this meant we missed out on the good rooms. The beachfront bures looked lovely- we were stuck in a garden terrace, 4 rooms all in a row at the back of the resort, with a tiny concrete area- nowhere for our kids to play- our outlook was of the sand road and the fenced off construction site of building new bures. Now thats the bad part (the room itself was adequate and comfortable and clean) Though it would be better if a broom could be left in the room to sweep out the daily walked in sand!
The resort itself was perfect for our needs....it is only 3.5 stars, so don't expect 5 star and you won't be disappointed. There is a choice of eating areas...family buffet, the wonderful Anandas restaurant (quieter and relaxed- has a slide and room for kids to run around) We were on the half board meal plan and it was great...you get free buffet or 40 FD to use at the other restaurant. Lunch was simple to either buy and make yourself from the well stocked supermarket or restaurant. Our son has allergies and we bought soy milk from the supermarket and the chef would come and chat to us about what he could or could not eat. The pools are nice, the kids loved the slide. We used a babysitter to escape for a couple of adult dinners and quiet afternoons by the pool. We ate at Lomani- fantastic adults only dinner next door. We wandered to Musket Cove...it looked quiet and a little dull in comparison!! The kids club was good...our 5 year old enjoyed it most once she had made some friends there.
Overall a fantastic holiday, I would stay again if i could book a beachfront bure next time.
The snorkelling trip was great the village tour crowded but good.
Plantation is unique in that there are options like other resorts to visit, a supermarket, plus resort shop, souvenir shop, mini mart and clothes shop. (Other resorts you are at the mercy of the resort with no options) Oh and the quiet lagoon sea was fantastic (Musket Cove was left with no water when the tide went out!!), the sunsets amazing and cocktails lovely!
- Also Known As:
- Plantation Island Hotel Malolo Lailai Island
- Plantation Island
- Plantation Island Hotel
- Plantation Island Malolo Lailai
- Island Plantation
- Island Plantation Resort
- Plantation Island Resort Fiji/Malolo Lailai Island
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the 553 acre island of Malolo Lailai, part of the Mamanuca Group of Islands, Plantation is surrounded by 23 acres of tropical gardens, coconut palms and white sandy beaches that front a beautiful sheltered lagoon. Plantation offers several accommodation options to suit most budgets, and is great value for families, students and fun loving couples. Most of the activities are complimentary including the 'Coconut Kids Club'. Come experience the friendly Fijian hospitality! ... more less
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