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Musket Cove Resort will be closed for annual maintenance from 29 Jan 2024 to 13 Feb 2024.

Mustket Cove Island Resort & Marina Fiji will be tiling the Main Pool Decking Area from 14 February, 2024 for approximately 3 weeks.

The Pool will remain completely accessible at all times. They will be tiling section by section with minimal disruption or noise.

OUR thoughts on Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina, Malolo Lailai, Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
We would sum up Musket Cove as having "something for everyone". It ticks all the boxes for a tropical island holiday - great beaches, a colourful tropical landscape, wide accommodation options including authentic-style bure accommodation, hotel-style rooms, absolute waterfront bungalows with overwater balconies or modern 2-bedroom townhouse-style garden villas. Add to this an island-style spa, restaurants and bars and even a very well stocked convenience store, but what makes Musket Cove Resort special and different is the International Marina and Yacht Club which is integrated into the arrival/departure point of the resort right on its doorstep. “The Trader” and the “Coffee Cove” are the link between the Marina and the Resort. The famous Ratu Nemani Island Bar on the first of the two linked small islands which shelter the marina is a relaxed sand-between-the-toes type of place where resort guests happily mingle with locals and cruising yachties.

"The Trader" Musket Cove's convenience store offers a complete range of groceries etc for those who either wish to cook a full meal in their villa, make use of the resort barbeques to cook up a personal meal or simply prepare a snack in their Bure. Fresh fruit and vegetables are stocked daily, fresh bread, milk and eggs are also available. There is a good selection of cheese, yoghurt, meat, chicken and frozen foods, canned products, chocolate, sweets, ice creams, ice blocks and cold drinks as well as general basic necessities; flour, sugar etc. Cakes, cookies and specialty items are baked daily in the bakery.

There is a range of dining options at Musket Cove and the food receives good reviews from guests.  Dick's Place Bar & Bistro, is the main restaurant.  Dick’s Place occupies a beautiful, plantation-style building where guests may either dine indoors or out on the wide veranda beside the pool (where the excellent buffet breakfast is served daily) or out around the nice big horizon swimming pool on the extensive pool deck under the big trees which are part of the deck. The new Marinas Edge Café is a great spot for a lazy coffee as well as light meals, a beachside coffee, a snack, or ice-cream. The Activities Bure is not just for water-based activities, they also have a stock of bicycles for hire and these are in high demand as Malolo Lailai Island is quite flat and very bicycle-friendly - indeed many of the staff ride bicycles as they go about their daily routine, to and from work.  

Musket Cove Island Resort shares Malolo Lailai Island with 2 other resorts - Plantation Island Resort and Lomani Resort. As Malolo Lailai is a sizeable island, there is still a majority of the island in its natural condition and you are welcome to explore.  A favourite activity of ours is to wander down to the far end of the small runway and turn left on to South Beach where the snorkelling is great.  South Beach is often deserted, so if you are seeking a beach to yourself, this could well be the place for you.

Musket Cove is all inclusive with rates including breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.
Meals are available from Dick's Place Bar and Bistro, Trader Cafe and Island Bar (cook your own BBQ packs).
Consumption is only within these outlets and during set dining times. Ask our Travel Advisors for all the details.

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Room Categories (in ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Garden Bures:
The main row of Garden Bures is set back from the beachside lawn and many have a filtered view of the ocean.  The second row of Garden Bures is located on the hill behind . These bures are sheltered under old tropical trees and offer an outlook over and between the front row of Garden Bures to the ocean. Sunset views are magnificent from the verandas of all the Garden Bures.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults and 2 Children aged up to 12 years or 3 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed plus 2 Single Divan/Day Beds in the lounge area
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding is accommodated

Bullet Lagoon Bures:
Built beside and partially over an inland lagoon, the 6 large air-conditioned Lagoon Bures are located in a quiet area right in the centre of the resort.  The layout makes them ideal for couples seeking space and families with kids aged 15 or over. The King Bed is at the back of the bure and can be screened off by sliding doors.  The nice big lounge area which runs out to the large overwater deck. The big bathroom has a walk-in shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults and 2 Children aged 10 to 12 years years or 4 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed in the sleeping area and 1 Single Bed in the lounge area. 
Additional Bedding: There is a Day Bed in the lounge area which can sleep the fourth occupant of the bure.

Bullet Beach Bures:
Beach Bures, located in a row facing the beach in a stepped-back zig-zag pattern for guest privacy, are one of Musket Cove’s adults-only accommodation types. All bures face the beachfront and the remarkable tropical sunsets. All Beach Bures are air-conditioned and very spacious at 60m2 in size with a pleasantly modern/authentic Fijian-style about them. Beach Bures feel like suites, and although the bedroom and the living area are not entirely separate, they certainly feel special with their furnished patio facing the beach, their breakfast bar and spacious living area.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults (Minimum age 12 years)
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed 
Additional Bedding:  The day Bed in the lounge area can be converted to a Single Bed.

Bullet Garden Villas (2 Bedroom):
An excellent option for a family or 2 couples travelling together. The 6 air-conditioned Garden Villas offer Townhouse-style accommodation with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (each with shower). There is a cosy lounge and an enormous semi-walled balcony which has a 6-seater outdoor dining setting and a spa bath. The kitchenette has a mid-size fridge, microwave oven and cook-top, toaster, tea and coffee facilities, crockery and cutlery.
Maximum Occupancy: 5 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed in one bedroom, 1 King Bed and a Single Bed or 3 Single Beds in the second bedroom.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Island Villas (2 Bedroom):
Large, modern light and airy villas with spacious lounge. Ideal for 2 couples travelling together or families, each Island Villa features 2 identical air-conditioned bedrooms, both with an ensuite bathroom (with shower), a kitchen, large overwater deck and private pontoon. Island Villas give occupants the impression of an overwater bungalow as the deck area encroaches out over the water of the surrounding lagoon.
Due to the “overwater” nature of the Island Villas, children aged between 5 and 15 years will only be accepted to stay in Island Villas subject to special conditions and the signing of a waiver form prior to the booking being accepted by the resort. Children under 5 years are not permitted in Island Bures.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests
Existing Bedding: There is a King Bed in both bedrooms, one of which can be split into Single Beds giving options of 2 King Beds or 1 King and 2 Singles
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Getting to and from Musket Cove Island Resort

Malolo Cat High-Speed Catamaran Ferry
from Port Denarau Marina via Plantation Island Resort. This service operates 4 times daily. Crossing time is approximately 50 minutes.
A seat-in-vehicle or Private Car transfer is normally included between Nadi Airport and Port Denarau for those who arrive at Nadi and transfer direct to Musket Cove.
transfer to and from Nadi International Airport & selected resorts. Flight time 10 minutes.
Fast Speedboat
transfers are also available as an alternative, although their operation is always subject to weather conditions. Crossing time from Denarau is approximately 40 minutes.
Pacific Island Air light-aircraft Charter 
direct from Nadi Airport to the Malolo Lailai Airport which is located between Musket Cove and Plantation Island Resorts.  Flight time is 10 minutes.

Kids Policy
Bullet Little Kids Stay Free

Garden Bures & Garden Villas (2 bedroom)
Children under 3 years of age stay free when sharing with parents and using existing bedding.

Bullet Special Policy for children occupying Island Villas:
Children aged under 5 years
Due to the overwater veranda feature of this accommodation type, they are not suitable for children aged under 5 years of age and the resort does not accept bookings which include children aged under 5 years in Island Villas. 
Children aged 5 to 15 years:
A Child Waiver Form is required to be signed by parents/guardians before children aged between 5 and 15 will be permitted to occupy Island Villas.

Check-in/Check Out
Hotel standard check-in and check-out times are as follows:
Check In Time: 1:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am 
Early check-in and Late check-out
Musket Cove Resort adheres strictly to the standard check-in and check-out times.
Early check-in may be guaranteed on payment of accommodation for the night prior to arrival.
Late check-out may be negotiated by guests once they are at the resort and is subject to availability on departure day.

Travel insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 08 May 2023 and is based on our supplier contracts for stays up to 31 March 2024. All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities (complimentary)
Bullet 3 Swimming Pools
Bullet Snorkelling gear
Bullet Free Snorkelling Excursions twice daily
Bullet Windsurfers
Bullet Canoes
Bullet Stand-up Paddle Boards
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Long-boat trip to Solveu Village
Bullet Volley Ball
Bullet Petanque
Bullet Nature Walks
Bullet Hiking
Bullet Guest BBQs
Bullet Book & DVD Library
Bullet Wifi in Dicks Place Bistro and Traders

Other Resort Facilities (charges apply)
Bullet The Trader Grocery/sundries Store 
Bullet Restaurant
Bullet Coffee & snack outlet
Bullet Bars
Bullet Bicycles for hire
Bullet Dive Shop
Bullet Fishing
Bullet Wellness Spa/massage
Bullet Boutique
Bullet Surfing Trips
Bullet Weddings

Room Facilities
Bullet In-room safe
Bullet Hair Dryer
Bullet Iron & Ironing Board
Bullet Writing Desk
Bullet CD/Radio
Bullet Tea & Coffee making facilities
Bullet Refridgerator
Bullet Wifi (charged) 
Bullet Blue tooth home entertainment system in all rooms
Bullet Home-made cookies replenished daily
Bullet TV for DVD only - in Villas
Bullet Free Fiji Water
Bullet Pure Fiji luxury bathroom amenities
Bullet Kitchens - Some Villas