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Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband, 2 children (late teen and 20+ year old), and I had a lovely stay here. It was the perfect combination of a beautiful, relaxing and somewhat secluded accommodations. Musket Cove exceeded our expectations. We stayed in one of the Island Villas which are located on its own private island and children under 5 years old are not permitted to stay there for safety reasons. There are actually 3 resorts located on this island: Musket Cove (55 rooms), Plantation Island (400+ rooms) and Lomani (adults only). There is an air strip that separates Musket Cove from Plantation Island. Lomani is at the other end of the island. PROS: . Spacious, clean and comfortable accommodations . Free snorkeling and kayaking . Heavenly coconut lime shortbread cookies supplied daily . Nice hiking around the hills - great panoramic views . Dick's place for meals were great with a fantastic view of the water. Three options for meals: Dick's place, Trader's Cafe (delicious pizza) or market to purchase and cook your own meals. . Yummy fresh hot and cold breakfast buffet with locally grown vegetables. Included with your stay . Fresh flowers daily in every room CONS: . Water activities are only done during mornings. In the afternoons, it is low tide and one would have to walk out pretty far to do any of these activities. . There are charges to use the stand up paddle boards or catamarans. It would be better if all water activities were included for free. . Unable to drink water from the tap. Bottled Fiji water of 1 liter per person was delivered to the room each day. Had to purchase additional water . Abandoned and boarded up buildings across the bridge; supposedly these were part of Interval international and now closed earlier this year. lost their leas . Some wait staff during dinner service were rude or indifferent. Overall most staff are great. . Only 1 or 2 excursions available a day. Wished there were more options daily

We were on Musket cove for 6 nights, we had 4 beach bure's close to the pool area, aircon was great to have as it was quite warm at night, all well serviced everyday, was great to have beach front accom as most days we made use of our loungers and hammock outside our unit as the pool loungers were most days taken before we got there,found the pool too cold and salt water would sting our eyes. The sea was tidal but nice and flat when tide in for paddle boarding etc, we got bored of the menu at the restaurant could do with more selection they did cook our fish that we caught on a fishing trip one night which was delicious, trader cafe was good but service slow...dont take starving kids there if you want ur food quickly expect to wait quite sometime. we took snacks like potato chips, dips, cheese and crackers, noodles with us from home, pleased we did as chips around F$10 a pkt. our highlight was the trip to cloud 9 fantastic but cocktails expensive. Free wifi pretty hopeless, Some of us got bitten by mosquitos at night, bug spray is provided in the rooms, Weather was perfect, some of our party did activities such as fishing, diving and paddle board all quite pricey but worth it.

Our family of 4 loved Musket Cove. It is a great sized resort - not too big or too small. The food was excellent and we loved having the option of buying rotiserrie chickens and bread/other supplies from the little supermarket if we wanted to make our own sandwiches etc. The snorkelling at the sand bar was perfect with the kids as the water was calm and there were many fish. We also enjoyed some walks around the island which had amazing views. Although the beach is tidal, the mud flats at low tide were great fun for the kids as they could wander around and see starfish & crabs. We stayed in a garden villa which had 2BR and 2 bathrooms. It was spacious and was well serviced daily. The villa was closely located to the pool/main restaurant and was surrounded by a large grassy area. The pool was a little bit cold at times - although the kids didn't mind, but the ocean temperature was very nice. The pool area would be better with a few extra banana lounges. The staff are always friendly and you can't help but relax. We were also pleasantly surprised about the great coffee at the Trader Cafe. The free wifi in the restaurants is sporadic so we chose to disconnect from the world for the week. Bliss!

We had a family 13 children and adults, and from the moment we boarded the boat to musket cove everything was wonderful, the rooms were perfect, garden villas 2 bedroom for the family plus we had a beach bure, all we clean and exactly what was promised, the kids club and water sports were perfect for all ages, the Island Bar was fabulous as well as the afternoon barbecues on the Island bar. The shop had all we needed and was well stocked with everything we needed, and food choices at restaurants was perfect. One of the children was sick and Musket cove organized medication, and the boat back to the harbour and then to the airport was well timed. Thank You Musket Cove we will be back in fact organizing dates for next year.

Our holiday at Musket Cover was just as I wanted it to be. Relaxing, wonderful food, exceptional staff, although I felt like they were family when I left. Accommodation was lovely. We would have liked a few more choices on the menu though. We will be back next year with our grandchildren.

Disclaimer - I'm not sure on the costs of the trip (my parents shouted the trip) so I cannot comment on value for money. In general we loved our trip, here's a breakdown: Accomodation: We stayed in beachfront bures - these were spacious, clean and comfortable. There were small mishaps like not being provided milk daily although we were told we would be, not being given enough towels and not being given enough water but we got by... Food: Generally great - really nice menus (limited options for those with allergies but supermarket on site) on the first night the restaurant forgot to make our meals but they made up for this with free drinks and entrees Trips: Terribly organised but great trips - we were kept waiting for every trip and often told the wrong time. Activities: The only windsurfer was old & broken, the two catamarans were out of action most of the time. You had to pay to use one of the 3 paddleboards and the catamarans. The kayaks were old. Disappointing in terms of activities. Tides: At low tide, the beach turns into a swamp - this is pretty gross looking and takes away from the beauty Winds: Often very windy but you can find sheltered areas Barbecue: we did a cook your own dinner on the barbecues by the bar. This was poorly run and difficult to organise - hard to purchase the food, collect and get a staff member to turn on the barbecue. The marinade had shellfish in it but we weren't told this - two people in our party had shellfish allergies so this makes things difficult. Children: the resort isn't well separated into adult only areas Staff: Staff were at times rude and unenthusiastic but generally great. The cafe only had tables with seating for 4 and when we moved a seat to fit 5, we were told by a staff member we weren't allowed to move furniture... Wifi: Wifi was very slow and only available in the restaurant and cafe. There is a 200mb daily limit but it's not enforced

The rooms here were quite stunning especially the outdoor shower! Aircon was excellent and staff, as per usual in Fiji, felt like family. There were a lot of people coming and going and using the restaurant who didn't stay at the resort as Musket Cove is an international port and boats would come and go or moor there for a while. Great housekeeping and activity guys! The kids had a great time catching the fish of a lifetime!!

We stayed at Musket Cove for seven nights arriving by seaplane. We had come here two years ago but by the time the Malolo Cat arrived it was dark and we had little grumpy,tired kids. So much better this time as we had the afternoon to relax and unwind. There were seven of us and we had two garden villas. They were spacious and well equipped. It didn't take us long to get into Fiji mode and made the most of the pool and snorkeling trips. The food at Dicks place was great and the buffet breakfast had a lot to choose from. The pancakes were divine. Having two small children with us it would have been nice it the resort could have put on just one thing a day that the kids could have joined in on. Overall it was great and will be returning again.

I have found this review difficult to write due to the varying experiences we had during our stay at the resort in May. The Beach Front Bures were very nice and kept very clean but the garden single level villa's were old and the garden area was overrun with toads, which were everywhere and difficult not to step on when walking back to your room at night. We loved the free boat trip which took us off the island to go snorkelling, but it was a small boat and only accommodated about 9 people so there were times when people would miss out. It was disappointing there was no good snorkelling opportunities just off the beach.The food also had it's ups and down, generally we enjoyed our meals until our last day when 4 out of our family of 6 came down with food poisoning. We had only eaten at Dicks or the Cafe and we made certain we didn't drink the water. The lingering stomach cramps for nearly a week later were a bitter reminder. I would like to recognise the wonderful staff at the resort who were helpful and friendly during our stay.

From the moment I stepped off the Malolo Cat and into reception I knew that I was finally in paradise. Having stayed at Outrigger on the Coral Coast before arriving at Musket Cove I had stopped believing that my Fiji holiday would give me that transported-to-a-idilic-tropical-haven feeling that I had been looking for. Musket Cove Resort gave me the dream holiday I had been craving. We stayed with our infant daughter and another couple in a Garden Villa, which was beautifully appointed and offered exceptional facilities in the lush grounds, conveniently close to the gorgeous pool and main dining area of Dick's Bar. The grounds of the resort are generous and afford a lovely sense of privacy to the accommodation options. The Trader Café and the Island Bar are truly delightful experiences and I highly recommend getting a cook your own BBQ pack for a relaxed dinner in a perfect castaway setting. The free snorkeling was simply amazing. Our menfolk organized a fishing charter with Cody and were so impressed they immediately booked a second. The spa is lovely and offers very good specials. Walking around the island gives a sense of freedom that was lacking from my previous resort experience. The island is lovely. You can hire bikes to ride around also, but casually strolling around brings much pleasure. We ate at Plantation Island's Black Coral Restaurant one night with friends staying there; a decision I deeply regret. The food at Musket Cove could not be faulted in any way and the staff here are more attentive and friendly. I could not recommend this resort more highly. Musket Cove, you have my heart.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina places you adjacent to Musket Cove Marina. This 55-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a marina and a full-service spa.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Enjoy the ocean views at Dicks Place Bar Bistro, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 55 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


Property features

Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina features a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle (available on request). 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, 2 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

Lagoon Bure - No kids under 15yrs

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Beach Bure - No kids under 15yrs

King 1 | Sleeps 3

2 Bedroom Island Villa - No kids under 15yrs

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Garden Area

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 740 reviews