My wife & I stayed at Musket Cove for 7 nights in a beach front bure.
The resort is absolutely beautiful with sandy beach along the whole resort. It sits on a protected lagoon so the water just laps up against the shore. The coconut trees provided plenty of shelter from the sun and add to the beauty of the resort.
The beach front bure was very spacious. The is no air conditioning, only fan cooling, but all the walls have slat openings (with fly screen) so the whole place can be opened up to catch the cooling breezes. There was a king bed (which was a little hard for my liking), a spare single & even a day bed. There were lounge chairs to relax in as well. The verandah had an outdoor setting and out the front there were your own banana lounges & a hammock. The bathroom was just OK but very large though.
We had the breakfast - dinner meal plan & decided to wing it by finding our own lunch. We think we really lucked out with renovations to the main restaurant, the Coffee Cove made great lunches at half the price. The breakfasts & dinners were beautiful & very filling. For our anniversary, we organised to have a candle lit dinner on the jetty. Can highly recommend this as it was very romantic. The cocktails made by the bar staff were great (& very strong!).
We went to relax & that's exactly what we did. Sitting on a banana lounge at the water's edge, reading a book, was the ideal existence. The pool is huge and the water beautiful. The resort isn't a party place, so if you wish to go & do nothing, then this is the place for you.
We paid for the 4 hour fishing trip and loved it. Although we only had one missed strike (but caught a bird), the boat, crew & equipment were very professional. The snorkling is great as well. If you don't want to head out in the boats, there is a lot of fish just in the lagoon in front of the bures.
The service staff showed that famous Fijian hospitality & always stopped for a chat & a laugh. Unfortunately that didn't flow into the reception office when we were checking out. Even though the resort was deserted, we were told to leave the room at 10.00 because it was needed. Thanks to Anne & the other guests raising this with the manager, common sense prevailed & another bure was made available until our transfer time.
The only real gripe was the disco music coming from neighbouring Plantation Island resort. This continued until after midnight on a couple of nights. I hope that the resorts can talk to each other & sort this out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Musket Cove you'll find the pace of life smooth and unhurried. The resort consists of 55 bures and villas scattered along the beachfront and throughout our tropical landscaped gardens. All rooms are spacious with separate living rooms and quality inclusions. What sets Musket apart is space, with 400 acres of rolling hills and palm fringed beaches to explore there is never a sense of crowding. Muskets world class marina offers a vast selection of water-sports and activities. Or for those wanting to relax, our dedicated Makare Day Spa is a true haven of tranquillity. Musket offers several gourmet-dining options headed by renowned chef Peter Becker and over 150 warm and friendly Fijian staff ready to welcome you to our island home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Musket Cove Island Hotel Malolo Lailai Island
- Hotel Musket Cove Island
- Musket Cove Island Resort Fiji/Malolo Lailai Island