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Malolo Island Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

People often make bucket lists. Like white sand beaches, crystal clear waters to snorkel at, food that is always always amazing. Malolo is more than a bucket list. It is a dream. One thing you will never forget after visiting Malolo Island resort are the humble kind & generous staff members who serve with a smile everyday & constantly there to look after your needs. This is our second visit to Malolo Island, we previously stayed in the resort before the storm. So the newly renovated rooms & the hospitality areas are just aiding to the calm relaxing feel. As soon as you arrive at Malolo it's like time in the outer world stops. We realized there isn't a constant need to check phones, update statuses or to get the instagram photo. We were there just to relax & unwind. Safe to say though, we had a ball with many moments such as a private jetty siding experience arranged by the staff & jetskiing, days of snorkeling by the reef & 2 organised snorkeling trips to the deep sea. We also were fortunate enough to see dolphins. Not the ones that are planned by trips. Actual dolphins playing in the water! I could go on and on - but just note if you go to Malolo - it will be an experience you will never ever forget. R

This was our first trip to Fiji and to be honest my idea of Fiji was palm trees, warm ocean and relaxation. Malolo Island had all this and more! From the moment we arrived (island transfer from Denarau) we just knew we were in for a wonderful holiday. The staff greeted our boat at the jetty with singing, guitars and a big "BULA" as the finale, just wonderful. Up to the welcome bure we were taken with our bags transported up for us. Here we were met with a shell necklace and a cool drink on arrival and after filling out the paperwork, we were taken for a tour of the resort to familiarise us with our home for the next 5 nights. As our room wasn't ready yet, we had a spot of lunch and changed into our swimmers for a dip in the adult pool with it's own swim up bar :) Speaking of lunch, the resort has a meal plan which includes all meals (breakfast, 2 course lunch and 3 course dinner daily) that is so totally worth it. Everyone staying in the bure need to be on the meal plan but when you think about how much you would normally spend on food, the meal plan is an awesome idea. There's a kids eat free package too. Make sure you also check their website as when we booked, they had a special of FJD$200 credit per room for the length of the stay. Worth sussing out as it paid for the meal plan (and then some) for one of us. But back to the resort. As I mentioned there is an adults pool with swim up bar but around the pool are day beds. But these aren't your normal day beds. They are pretty much the size of a queen size bed, partitioned off from each other with ceiling fan for comfort. It was one of our favourite places and the perfect spot to chill with a book and a bevvie. The resort also has a kids pool, kids club, teen club and several restaurants. One specifically for adults only, which we loved! The food is absolutely beautiful with many choices available on the menu. There are also nightly specials so there is always something different to try. The bures are well appointed. We had an ocean view room but next time it will definitely be the beachfront one for me! The bure had everything we needed but no TV or WiFi in the room which was great. No distractions meant more time to relax. There's WiFi around the pool, restaurants, etc but not in the rooms. I thought I would go crazy without it but it was quite therapeutic to switch off in the room. The thing that really made the resort for me though was the staff. From Pau and Susanna at Reception who were just delightful and made us feel so welcome through to Vani in Treetops restaurant who always made sure we had a table for dinner. Epi at the bar, man can that guy make a cocktail! Thanks for making sure I had my daily quota of liquids! :) I can't recommend Malolo enough, don't even think about going anywhere else! :)

We have stayed at eight resorts/hotels in Fiji to date and so far Malolo is our favourite! I love the lay out and it is a beautiful resort. Wouldn’t describe it as rustic as the bures are beautifully done in neutral colours and with adequate tea and toiletries supplied. The cocktails are brilliant and the staff all friendly and helpful. The food is excellent and the dinner we had in Treetops restaurant was the best meal we have had in Fiji - loved the beef carpaccio - best I have had anywhere in the world. We were very glad there was an adults only pool as there were a lot of kids staying the weekend we were there. We noticed how good the staff were caring for the kids and enjoyed the Saturday evening show where the kids displayed their Fiji dance skills taught at the kids Centre. We went on the reasonably priced snorkeling trip and highly recommend this as the variety of fish and beautiful corals at Sunflower reef were magical. We will be back!

.....from work, routine and all those things you don’t want to think about. We received such a warm welcome from the Fijians with smiles and music. Our stay on this island is everything we wanted with a Bure right on the beach just metres from the water, a hammock to sway in the breeze with a cocktail and a good book in hand. Snorkelling was a highlight just right off the beach with a wide variety of sea life. Note, watch the tides a lot easier to get out to the reef during high tide. Would also recommend using there free water crafts to explore the island adjacent from the main island, good snorkelling also, spotted a black tip reef shark. The food was excellent, decided on paying for a full meal plan with no regrets, great food and selection to choose from. Accommodation very clean, spacious and well looked after. The staff are wonderful, they add all the charm what the real Fiji is all about, community and enjoying life.

We caught the overnight flight from Adelaide, South Australia. A few hours wait at the airport,a coach to Denarau (where you can stock up on supplies at the supermarket)then a boat to Malolo. It took about two hours, but it was enjoyable looking at all the islands as the boat dropped off and picked up people. We were welcomed with singing on the wharf and taken for a welcome drink.A relaxed lunch at the Beach Bar (one of the three places to eat at the resort) was the start of a relaxing nine days with our 13 year old daughter. We stayed in bure 45 and could still see the sea,which is beautiful.We saw some amazing sunsets. As our daughter is 13 we were able to eat in Treetops each evening.We also ate our breakfast there too (quiet as children 12 and under are not allowed in). We had the meal package which includes breakfast,a two course lunch and a three course dinner. Make sure you have the line caught fish and the homemade ice-cream (be prepared to gain a few kilos😂). Our daughter loved the snorkling, stand up paddle boarding and canoeing (no charge) which is all done on your doorstep.One of the best F$25 we spent was on the bananna boat ride. It lasts 30 minutes and the adults can ride in the boat.As the children were older the driver made waves which made it a challenge for the kids to stay on, or simply just went fast(all with our and the children's blessing).It was such fun and great to watch. It was such great value it occured three times! My husband had a couple of trips fishing for a few hours (caught nothing!) but enjoyed the scenery. We did have a few days where it was quite windy, so nobody was in the sea. The pools are sheltered and were used a lot those days. This was the only down side for us having a 13 year old. She was allowed in the adults only restaurant but the pool is for over 18 only. The family pool is small and not deep and obviously full of young children. We had to go in there with her or leave her there alone.We want to be together, so not ideal for us as a family. We loved getting to know other families, couples and girlfriends that were on holiday and ofcourse all the friendly and welcoming staff.There are so many to mention but everyone has their favourites, ours being Sake (aka Big Sake,Naughty Sake, Shakira),Gabby,Mere,Jese,Jim,Litia,Taito and Natha to name just a few. We loved our holiday on beautiful Malolo island.

Mall Island Resort was simply brilliant. From the moment you step off the ferry the staff make you feel like you are at home and do there very best to cater for your every need. The bures are simple but luxurious at the same time. No TV in the bure which was a nice change. Can get wifi at resort bar and pool area if you need to stay connected to the outside world. Having been just myself and my partner we ate in treetops restaurant most night. Treetops is the adults only restaurant. I believe the food is the same as in Terraces the family restaurant just across the deck. The quality of food is first class i must say. The chef does a brilliant job and his wait staff are so very attentive. Overall food at Malolo was a real winner. Water activities are right at your door stop. Snorkelling is literally 10m off the beach and there is an abundance of fish. Its not first class snorkelling by any means but still the sea life is plentiful. There is also catamarans, stand up paddle boards and kayaking to undertake as well. The staff at the water sports desk probably let Malolo down a little as I always found them rude and hard to deal with. There is a nice adults pool area with day beds and the like as well as a swim up bar serving some delicious cocktails. There are a lot of families and kids on the island but they are so well catered for with kids club and babysitters etc. Don't be off put by this being a family resort. One staff member in particular was a real asset to Malolo. Gabby. Gabby went out of his way to make sure our every need was catered for. Its people like Gabby that will make us come back to Malolo again and again! Can't wait to return to Malolo

Malolo Island Resort was stunning, the room was beautiful, spacious and very clean. The beach and snorkelling just outside our room was some of the best I have ever seen. The weather was sunny and hot for most of the time we were there, with only 2 windy days. The food was the best we have eaten anywhere in Fiji, however breakfast was slightly too expensive when it is the only option. I would suggest having another option so that people are not forced to eat there, or an option to order from the menu rather than a buffet. In saying that, if you don't mind the price the buffet breakfast really was delicious. Lunch and dinner options were excellent and more reasonably priced than breakfast. Also the availability to order meals and take them back to our room was great. The spa treatments were also very good. A really beautiful island and a stunning resort.

A super relaxing 8 nights with perfect weather, beautiful and friendly staff in all departments in an idyllic tropical island setting. Having two bures meant we had privacy from our three teenage kids knowing they could sleep in and not be tempted to check their devices as there is wonderfully NO WIFI in rooms! We wish all resorts are like this. The food was of very good quality and because our youngest was 13 we could dine at tree tops their adult setting were the atmosphere was more formal. The tides and winds determine optimal timing for water sports and we especially enjoyed our three hour jet ski tour and our picnic lunch at honeymoon island. We enjoyed the spa and the special deals where if you bought product the cost would come off your treatment. Needless to say we bought a lot of " Pure Fiji" product which we like anyway. All in all a fabulous 8 nights in a very special part of the world so close to home.

Visited Malolo a few weeks ago for the first time The bures are absolutely gorgeous and are kept spotlessly clean by the staff. Travelled with 5 adults and 2 children under 4. The staff were friendly and the restaurants provided enjoyable food. It was very quiet and relaxing and probably more suited to families with children between ages between 5 and 10 who are happy to spend all day in the kids club. Although you cannot BYO to restaurants would highly recommend buying alcohol before hand as the tax the Fijian Government has put on alcohol on Resorts is ridiculous ($F70 for wine which one would pay about $A18 in Australia).

I'm not really one to write reviews but this time I just had to. From the moment we arrived and until we left everything was just wonderful. We are a middle aged couple with no children, so we weren't sure if we had picked the right resort, as this resort is a family friendly one. We didn't need to worry as they have a great kids club that runs from 9.00am to 9.00pm. The club was so good that you hardly saw the children and when you did they were begging their parents to go back to the club. The staff were great and very friendly. We had breakfast in the adults only restaurant each morning which was nice and peaceful. We also had a later lunch and dinner so most families had already eaten. The adults only restaurant is open for dinner too. The food was great and plenty of choices and reasonable prices. They have a food package, which we didn't get, but we are light eaters and it would not have been worth it, as it covers a full breakfast, 2 course lunch and 3 course dinner. The bure was extremely clean, with great sea views and the resort grounds were immaculate. There are no TV's or phones in your room, which is great as it makes you get out and enjoy the environment. There is free wifi in the restaurants.They also have a little shop that you can get soft drinks, chips, ice creams, basic toiletries, clothes and souvenirs. The reef is only a couple of metres from the lovely beach, so great for snorkelling and has plenty of sea life to look at. There is also a walk on the island but you need to be fairly fit, as it is quite steep. They also have free kayaks, catamarans and snorkelling gear. We stayed for 7 nights which was just about right. I would highly recommend this resort to families and couples as it caters for everyone.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

Malolo Island Resort is within the area of Musket Cove Marina and Cloud 9 Fiji. This 46-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. North Beach is also within the area of the resort, which is on the waterfront.


Dining

There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including Terrace Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Treetops Restaurant with its pool views. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 46 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished patios and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Malolo Island Resort have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a free kid's club.

Room options

Deluxe Bungalow, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Bungalow, Beachside (Tadra Beach Bure )

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View, Beachfront

King 2 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 7

Family Double Room, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View, Beachfront

King 2 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 718 reviews