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Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful beach but very expensive but not much different from other Fiji resorts. Would highly recommend musket cove. There is a small grocery shop there which was very handy to purchase cheaper drinks and food.

The malolo cat took us to the Island which was a beautiful experience in itself. Upon our arrival on the catamaran, the front desk staff began to sing a local greeting song in Fijian. It was absolutely delightful. We were greeted with kind and soft smiles and seated during our check in, welcomed with a necklace, a cooling face cloth and coconut water. It was divine. The Fijian people are so beautiful, inside and out. Our family stayed in the Island Villa which was spacious, clean and spectacular view of the water down below. There was such an array of fish and we felt so close to nature. The serenity of the complex and accommodation surpasses any other tropical destination we have ever been to. Although housekeeping forgot to service our room, the moment the front desk were informed it was cleaned immediately. I really appreciate the prompt response if there are outstanding items, this occurred for the 4 days we stayed there which was spectacular. Not that there were many outstanding items. Everything was provided for so perfectly and on point. Fiji water provided in our rooms daily, the complimentary coconut biscuits were delicious. The complimentary breakfast was lovely, nice selection without being too overwhelming like other breakfast buffet's that are so excessive it's like nobody has seen food in their lives LOL. Eggs were cooked fresh however you wanted them which was a nice bonus and the staff were spectacular, clearing our tables and plates immediately and always with a friendly face. We also went snorkeling, also a complimentary activity which was spectacular. I have never snorkeled and experienced the array of tropical fish like Musket Cove, thanks for that wonderful experience! We went for dinner at Dick's place 3 times out of the 4, the food was lovely and I did appreciate the choices of seafood contrary to other reviews. If you are going to a tropical island be prepared to eat seafood, it's pretty simple and logical. There are land animal options and vegetarian as well although a small menu. The food was delicious and the music and band playing were outstanding. The music was traditional and soothing which most certainly added to our dining experience. While we were there (My parents are from Fiji) we created beautiful friendships with those working at the resort. A special shout out to Timothy (musician), Amit, Sunny and Rakesh from maintenance, and the front desk staff who were polite and helpful. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner of the resort, Josie who was a wonderfully humble and sweet person, she appears to have a beautiful rapport with the staff on the island and is a respectful and fair employer. This to me is very important as the nationals struggle to make a living in Fiji, which I myself know too well as a person of Fijian decent myself. I am full of admiration for how the staff are treated and tended to. We will definitely be returning with family! Superb!!!

The place was great, the food was excellent, the accommodations were as advertised, and most of the staff did a fantastic job of making us feel welcomed. Our only issue was when we arrived off the ferry we were greeted with the same as others have reviewed (singing, coconut water, necklaces, etc.), which was all great. However, we were approached by an employee who was part of the welcoming team, I believe his name was Sumo, who was not very friendly and told us we still owed money on our reservation. We paid for the entire reservation earlier in the year, just so we didn’t have to worry about a situation like this. We provided paperwork showing that we paid what the original reservation price was and he took our paperwork with him to a back office. When he re-emerge, he had what we paid and now what we owed written on the paperwork and he responded, “this is what you paid, this is what you owe.” Not exactly a helpful or detailed explanation. When we again asked what the added cost was, he said the same “this is what you paid this is what you owe” response. After about a minute of awkward silence, we eventually paid “what we owed”, which wasn’t a lot by any means, but it was the principle of it. Now I’m not against paying what I owe, but a better explanation would have been more helpful. This exchange made it awkward for us for the first couple of days, but then we had wonderful conversations with Eddie, the restaurant manager, who was just fantastic, and other employees who made us feel relaxed and at ease. We’d definitely stay here again if we’re ever back in the area, the welcoming just needed more warmth.

During the off season it’s pretty quiet here. When we arrived we were greeted with a song, coconut water and a necklace. Our rooms were lovely. If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs because the birds will wake you up. Breakfast is included and was good. The restaurant meals are delicious and the vegetables are amazing. I thought the food was better than the Westin and cheaper. It’s a fair price. This is definitely a quiet resort and very laid back.

I received one of the best massages i've ever had in my life at this hotel. This was of course an additional paid service however it was so amazing, I can't recommend enough. I shared a hut with my aunt and uncle, and I was essentially on a sofa bed but I managed to get a good sleep. The huts were airy yet a perfect temperature, and the outside shower was an exotic touch. The entertainment was lacking, unless a surfer or diver. The food was enjoyable, very fish dominated though and the breakfast buffet was quite lacking unless you got there super early. Service wasn't excellent either, alot of the staff didn't appear too happy. Ultimately I would go again, if they were to reduce their price somewhat.

We had family staying at Plantation Resort but it was full so we stayed at Musket Cove. The Lagoon room was spacious and the verandah a nice place to sit back and chill. The beaches were a bit muddy for my liking but that didn't stop children playing on the floating water slides etc but for swimming I just stayed in the pool. If your a surfer which I am not it is close to a lot of surf breaks but I found their wasn't that much to do. Having a nice cafe and small shopping centre is a plus. The staff are friendly like on most of the Fiji islands but I think do some homework and check out some of the other islands instead

Had a awesome time at Musket Cove stayed 6 nights in a 2 bedroom garden villa October 2017 From the moment you arrive you are totally looked after The garden villa 2 bedroom was extremely well presented I travelled there with Wife and young son 16 for my 50th Birthday I highly recommend this peace of paradise and will return Forgpt to mention food is high class And all the tours great Thanks Musket Cove

Stayed end of October into November, the resort is clean, comfortable and well thought out. It is a bit older than some of the other resorts I have stayed in and probably needs a good renovation to modernise the bures and keep the facilities in good order. There is no free to air or pay tv in the rooms, they have a TV with built in DVD player and do have a small DVD library available. The food at Dicks Place was excellent although I found it quite expensive, the trader cafe was a good alternative to mix it up and the supermarket whilst handy was also very expensive. I choose this resort as it was one of very few that offered a proper two bedroom accommodation. We had a garden Villa which is set back and behind the main restaurant/bar this was a little noisy as there were several weddings on during our stay and there was also a workshop attached to the back of the restaurant where they used power tools well in to the night, but we adjusted to this without too much issue. I almost chose Plantation Island but was very glad that I didn't. I went to Plantation which is a short walk/bike ride from Musket Cove to snorkel off the beach, they have a pretty decent reef but the resort is much larger with a LOT more people and is run down so I was happy to return to the relaxation of Musket Cove at the end of the day. Overall I would recommend this resort if you need the two bedroom accommodation but don't want to make your holiday all about the kids. It is probably more oriented towards the adults but the kids will still have lots of fun.

Booked a couple of nights at Musket Cove at the start of a week in Fiji. Nice surroundings and the boat ride out is amazing, but the service experience is not great and I wouldn’t recommend. Travelling with friends so booked the 2 bedroom island villa - expensive at around A$800 per night, but liked the fact that it was adults only and had the ‘private’ pool. Emailed the hotel before we travelled and they confirmed they’d organised return ferry from Denarau, but when we turned up at the terminal it wasn’t booked. Got in around 7pm and after settling in headed for the restaurant. It was supposed to be open until 10pm, but when we got there at 8:40 were told by a very disinterested lady that the kitchen was closed, but they could do 2 dishes still. Didn’t have an alternative so ordered what we could, but was very poor quality and expensive. The private pool ended up being busy each day and full of kids splashing around, so that was a shame. Breakfast was ok, the massage was very good (and good value), they provide bikes to get around the island which is fun, and make sure you have the bbq - good value and they give you SO much food! For me this place just wasn’t worth the price we paid, could be SO much better

Was looking for somewhere quiet by the beach, good food, good internet, not too many sqwaking kids. Comfortable if a little older burres, beds a shade hard for my liking but still slept well.(am pretty fussy) Great free snorkelling 5 minutes away This is the place only 45 minutes from Denerau by quick ferry.

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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 included with your stay and awaits you 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

Bungalow, Garden Area

King 1 | Sleeps 4

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 5yrs

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 780 reviews