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HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

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HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

Hi There - We are a young family looking to get some sun and relaxation in Fiji next March. We have two boys (3 &6), and are trying to decide wether to go to Malolo or Castaway. We're not big snorkellers, but want good accomodation, a nice beach and decent pool.

If anyone can give us some recommendations we'd be very grateful. It's so hard making a decision (& a costly one at that) when we haven't been to either resort.

Many thanks :)

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1. Re: HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

Oh that's a difficult decision both are lovely. Castaway is bigger. Guess it's difficult to make a comparison and it depends what you want from the resort. Qalito Island is the next island to the north of Malolo, so the beaches are about the same IMO

Suggest you private message some reviewers (not the one timers though) and get some feedback. Have you looked at the reviews?

Really depends on what you want.....

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2. Re: HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

hi sunseekers 2011

i researched both exentsively and chose malolo for the following reasons.

* the pool at malolo looked to have a more tropical surrounding

* an adults only pool

* food reviews at malolo were fantastic

* the seperate bedroom for more adult privacy

we have since been back to fiji 2 more times and wished we had returned to malolo!

have a read of my review for more info

cheers

Sharon

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3. Re: HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

Hi Sunseekers,

We too had this problem in November. We also like Dayreamer spent alot of time on the net researching. In the end we went to Malolo. We had with us our grandchildren 2 small girls ( 4 & 5). They loved the kids club and the kids pool was great, we spent our time in there with them instead of heading to the adults only pool. I think we only used the adults pool once while the kids were in kids club as we spent lots of time snorkeling off the beach. We even got the kids snorkeling off the beach, they loved it being able to see Nemo's there.

We visited Castaway and it looked good but we liked the smaller resort of Malolo. While at castaway noticed that the kids club had about 30 kids on that day where as Malolo it was never that crowded.

My choice is Malolo over Castaway as we loved Malolo and will be back when we visit next with our grandchildren. Have left a review for Malolo Island

Kerrie

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Hello :)

Thank you so much for your words of wisdom - it is so helpful when trying to make these decisions.

I think we're 80% sure that Malolo it is - the reviews just seem great. Did you have any trouble with the coral at low tide? That really only seems to be a constant negative that you hear about.

Thanks again :)

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5. Re: HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

We stayed at malolo in April with 2 small children.

We loved it!!!

Had no probes with tides, coral etc it was just a beautiful spot!

We had just spent a week at a 5 star island which was 3 times the price, bur we loved malolo better!!

Actually, 118 days til out next visit!

Reno, Nv
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6. Re: HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

sunseekers2011,

The following link will give you information on tides. We always check it before planning our trip to insure we will be able to snorkel and swim mid morning to mid afternoon. If there is a full or new moon, there will be extreme high and low tides.

bom.gov.au/oceanography/…tidecalendars.shtml

Hope this helps.

Edited: 7:26 pm, December 15, 2010
Reno, Nv
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Sorry Sunseekers2011,

I gave you the wrong link! This will give you tide information for March.

bom.gov.au/ntc/IDO60010/IDO60010.201103.pdf

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8. Re: HELP!!! Malolo or Castaway

With small children go Malolo you will all have a great time. When they ar3 older them Castaway it is a fantastic resort for kids and teenagers, great kids club and for Mum and Dad too.

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