We stayed at Musket Cove for 9 nights in June travelling with a group of friends all with babies and toddlers. The staff at this resort are wonderful with children, nothing is ever a problem and they are genuinely loving towards the children and understanding of the parents.
Being a group of 13 adults and 6 children, we were always made to feel welcome and accommodated in every way. We stayed in a two bedroom villa very close to the main restaurant and swimming pool area so it was very convenient for us to go back and forward to our villa. The Villa was well appointed and spacious however starting to look tired. The cleaning could have been more thorough especially with mopping floors which with small children crawling around on was obviously dirty.
The restaurant had good quality food for an island resort offering daily specials as well as a la carte options. They also had various nights where you could select your own ingredients for a stir fry and on one night they had a suckling pig on the spit which was excellent. They always have some live music in the restaurant which creates a nice atmosphere. There is a coffee shack on the island serving real coffee (not brewed coffee) and Johnny was always cheerful and charismatic. You can buy BBQ packs from here and cook your meals at the communal BBQ area where there is a good bar for drinks.
The best place to buy supplies is the small supermarket on the other side of the airstrip just outside the resort called "Anandas". The local supermarket was struck by lightning and burnt down in April 2013.
Activities include snorkelling, kayaking, sailing catamarans, deep sea fishing, skydiving, and scuba diving and golf. The equipment at the resort needs to be updated as it is generally in poor condition. The kayaks and catamarans had leaks in them and they all had something broken or not working right. If they had better equipment then they would get a lot more use. On a resort where guests are looking for activities it isn't acceptable to have such old and outdated equipment not in proper working order. Overall a very nice place for an island holiday with family and friends, but I wouldn't rush back before checking out other options in Fiji.
- 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