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“Great Holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Reef House
12 Malolo Lailai Island | Musket Cove resort, Fiji   |  
Hotel amenities
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We had a fantastic holiday at the Reef House, was very comfortable and clean.
The local people are so friendly and willing to help anyway they can. Having access to Musket Cove Resort was a bonus. Will visit again, saving as I type for our next trip :)
Louise Collingwood

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Our family of 5 (mum, dad, girl 17, boy 14 and boy 8) holidayed at The reef House for 3 weeks in Nov 2011....To this day we are working out our return date and refer to our time there on a daily basis...Our boys still greet us with Bula!!! frequently and its been over 3 months since our return...

The Reef House had everything we could possibly ask for....a definate home away from home....

It is located an easy 10 min walk from the main resort or a simple 3 minute bike ride...but this enabled us to interract with the locals more. It was truely a case of having the best of both worlds!! We could use the Resort facilities but retire to our own "world"..

Thank you Ingram family for providing us with what is our most memorable experience yet....and that is what it was....not just a holiday, but an experience....you have it all at The Reef House......many thanks xxx

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

A group of six friends and i stayed at the reef house in early 2011. We are all under 19 and were each seeking something different for our holiday. Whether it was scuba diving, surfing, lazing around the pool, banana boat riding or fishing we all found what we were looking for and more. Such an amazing location and wonderful service made transportation easy and stress free!!! Grant was able to answer any questions we had promptly via email and we all felt as we really received the best of both worlds with loads of facilities available and hotel service while also being able to stay in a house together, away from the hustle and bustle and prepare our own meals.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunshine Coast
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Well what can i say!!! This home is definately a home away from home. Fabulously well appointed house that leaves you wanting for nothing. My husband, myself and my little girl absolutely loved our stay on Malolo Lai Lai and loved the Reef House. A great home situated in a lovely spot with all of Musket Cove Resort's great amenities at your finger tips.
Vukei (the housekeeper) was so lovely and helpful and we enjoyed a great visit to her village.
Musket Cove Resort Staff were exceptional especially for Babysitting.
The warm smiles, the lovely resort facilities and the gorgeous private beach at the back of The Reef House were just fantastic and well used. A wonderful holiday and definate must do to put on your list. Grant and his family have really thought of everything to make their house guests feel welcome. Thankyou Grant and Family for allowing us to share your piece of paradise. A great family holiday!!!!We will be back and hopefully sooner than we think!!!

Congratulations!!!

With Regards,

Clare, Brett and Sascha Thorne

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nadi, Fiji
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Absolutely ideal for groups and familes. Very well appointed and spacious. We all had a wonderful long weekend and really enjoyed. Even biking down to the bar and shops was fun!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Wollongong, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Our family stayed at reef house in June 2011 for my sister's wedding. This was our first time hiring a private house, and we loved it. Having all the baby equipment was fantastic, and staying in a house is so much nicer and more functional than staying in a hotel room or villa- particularly with kids.

Grant, the owner of the house, was wonderful with providing us with information before we left and answering our questions via email. We knew exactly what to expect when we got there and could pack appropriately.

Musket Cove resort was great! We loved having the marina at the resort and made good use of it with numerous day trips. The beach sports equipment had an excellent range with hobie cats, paddle boards, sea kayaks and snorkelling equipment to name a few. Our 3 year old spent the whole time in the resort pool or in the beach. She loved it!

Vukei the housekeeper at reef house was great. She even babysat for us a few times.  We walked with her over to her village and met her youngest son, and our daughter played with her 3 year old daughter.

Because we were worried about the kids, the mosquitos and the intense sun made us use the porters more often than we thought we would. It was fine most of the time, just a few times we had to wait for a while when the porter was meeting people off the cat. The times we didn't have the kids we really enjoyed the walk to and from the resort. It isn't far and is quite relaxing not to use motorized transport all the time!

The boys played a lot of golf, we went for a run around the island a few times, took the hobie cats and paddle boards out and went on a snorkeling cruise on "take a break", which we loved. Dave was fantastic and even our 3 year old jumped off the back off his boat to snorkel while our 8 month old slept in one of the cabins downstairs!  Loved the pig on the spit night and preferred dick's place to anandas restaurant. Day spa wrap was lovely for me and my mum went to plantation island for a $35 massage which she said was good.

The sunsets were just spectacular. We left very reluctantly after our 10 day break already planning our next trip back to musket cove and reef house.

Thanks again for all your emails with tips and advice. It was very much appreciated!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

We arrived on MaloloCat from Denarau within 55 minutes. A plus is the short transfer from Nadi to Denarau and Malolo Lailai. The sea was a bit rough, but the warm fijian smiles at MusketCove compensated that. We were taken around to see the most important places. The resort itself is beautiful and the staff friendly there.
Musket Cove has a laid-back atmosphere, the Armstrong Island Villas, the bures and the private Villas are built for the wealthier ones. The price level looks like that.

Now to the house:
It’s a quite good location, but the garden around the house looks poor ,not tidy. The house itself is a bit aged and could need some new paint.
My husband and i were afraid about the rusty bikes, especially fearing their brakes!
Sure the equipment in the house is plentiful, but some are as rusty as the bikes. And the compartments could need a cleanup.
Overall we weren’t disappointed, but also not that excited. Just a breezy holiday for a few days.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Reef House

Address: 12 Malolo Lailai Island | Musket Cove resort, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Malolo Lailai Island
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Malolo Lailai Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you interested in a Fiji vacation where. There are more daylight hours than anywhere else on earth? You can hire a boat and visit many uninhabited islands. People dine out at restaurants in their bare feet? Every water sport and activity imaginable is all within a few minutes of your front door? And you'd like to do all this staying in accommodation that feels more like your own house than a hotel room or resort villa? ... more   less 
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Reef House Fiji/Malolo Lailai Island

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