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Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent a week in an island double bure. Accommodation and staff were first class, very friendly and helpful. Very clean and recently renovated. However there were details that would have made all the difference to the experience. Here are some suggestions: More soap, newer larger towels (some were old and frayed), a welcome letter with details of included activities, activities board updated for the following day, greater presence of the management. Manager only appeared to welcome a group of travel journalist, and staff did not circulate at the cocktail party.

Visited last week of February and had an amazing time. Beach bure over looking the beautiful cove was a pleasure, staff were very friendly and great fun. Free water sport and snorkelling trips were fantastic to. Food was good and pleasantly priced considering the location so visit if you can and remember what you put in you get two fold back from the staff. Will return for sure

This resort was amazing. I had questions about transport to the hotel, and the staff arranged everything. Upon arrival, we had a wonderful greeting and then we were taken to our upgraded beachfront villa (originally had the lagoon villa). The room was perfect and the view was spectacular. We visited other islands and resorts (castaway, malolo)on our stay and felt that this resort was by far the best. We enjoyed the free morning and afternoon snorkeling tours as well. The afternoon one takes you to a lovely sand bar in the middle of the ocean for some amazing pictures. Staff, food, room, all was perfect. Thank you so much!!!

Our 2nd trip to Musket Cove. Stayed in beachfront bure.- very spacious with kingsize bed and very large bathroom/toilet/shower facilities and airconditioning. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfasts are very good and we enjoyed the a la carte dining and theme night dinners - the pork roast was exceptional. The large swimming pool with bar is a great feature although we had the smaller sheltered pool largely to ourselves. The resort was very quiet when we stayed with only a handful of other guests in late February. My wife and I enjoyed being the only ones on the island hopping/snorkelling and dolphin safari/snorkelling trips which were very enjoyable. A very relaxing friendly resort - we will be back

We booked this hotel online and hoping for good times as it was a little pricy but wait till we arrive at the hotel. We were given a warm welcome by Jale Reece and rest of the crew with coconuts to drink. We were given a tour of the Island in a little buggy very cool I think, little we realise how big the island was and we were given upgrade to our accommodation what a great location and views plus the fish in front of the lagoon it was truly a paradise. Many thank to Jale and rest of the crew especially those chefs on Thursday nite **Fijian nite* what a memorial nite we had especially those yummy food I never had such a nice fried rice in Fiji and those deserts so my hat goes to all the chefs for there hard work. what can I say form the word go our room was nice and clean and was serviced daily with fresh flowers on bed. only suggestion was if we were informed about low tides as we had to walk a long way to plantation to swim as water was very low to swim at musket. The breakfast was nice and yes that's what we call a true continental breaky one of the best we had in Fiji. Everyone was so nice and welcoming and we def will be back and recommend our family and friends to visit this hotel. If we come again we will be happy to see Jale and rest and happy to have our accommodation upgraded or any discount. Thank you Vinaka and see you all soon.

Nice resort but not to the standard that I’d expect for the cost. Main ala carte restaurant was a bit hit and miss; some meals nice, others very average and service patchy. (Not as special as Malolo Island Resort IMO.)

This was our fifth stay at Musket Cove. Each previous time being with other family members but this time it was just my wife and I. We had booked a Garden Bure this time but on arrival we were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary upgrade to a beach front Bure. Wow! These wonderful, spacious bures are literally right on the beachfront and as we discovered, they had been recently refurbished. The staff at Musket Cove are all, so friendly and they really do treat you like you are part of their family. We were amazed that some of the staff even remembered our names including Joe the resort manager. We now think of this place as our home away from home. The resort is situated on Malolo Lai Lai Island which is about a 45 minute ride from Port Denarau on the resort's own ferry. It is a medium sized island in the mamanuccas, big enough for three resorts, a marina, golfcourse and an airstrip. The marina is part of Musket Cove Resort and the other two resorts are on the other half of the island separated by the airstrip. The grounds of the resort are very spacious with lots of gardens scattered with coconut palms, which are very well cared for. We always had the feeling that the resort was mostly unoccupied when, in fact, it was almost fully booked. The facilities included a day spa, the staff here are wonderful, and provide a truly memorable experience. A dive shop, water sports activity Bure, conference room, mini supermarket and an organic farm. It does not have a fitness centre or tennis court but they do offer game fishing out of the marina in their own game fishing boat compete with experienced crew. Dining choices are either Dicks Place restaurant and bar which is poolside or the Trader cafe which overlooks the marina. Both offer excellent quality food at reasonable prices considering it is and island resort and most fresh food needs to be brought across from the mainland. You can also buy food from the supermarket and cook your own if you have one of the rooms that include a kitchenette. Dicks Place is an a la carte restaurant but also has buffet meals usually every second night including the famous pig on the spit once a week. (not to be missed) At this resort you can simply do nothing but relax and let the days roll by or if you wish there is plenty of water sports and other activities to keep you busy. Including bicycle rides, bush walks, volleyball, island hopping and even a visit to a local village on a neighbouring island. The famous Cloud 9 floating Bar/Pizzeria is a 5-10 min boat ride away. Families are welcome at this resort but the beach front bures are for adults only and we found this was a great idea and it definitely added to the tranquility. They have family sized bures and villas which we have stayed in on previous visits with our young family and they are well designed for this purpose. We find the overall experience at Musket Cove, second to none and will definitely be returning. We would recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for that unforgettable "Fiji experience."

We spent 6 nights in musket cove after Christmas this year. I’m not a camper of sorts so going to an island away from any safety of being inland actually was a little scary! But hubby had been to Fiji many times as a kid and he highly recommended we stay at the islands. I did my research and picked Musket over Plantation island (same island different resorts) knowing that musket was nicer and since my LO wasn’t yet 2 years old we wanted a bit more peace and quiet. The pluses: Loved the welcome songs, the accommodation was clean and comfortable, air conditioned, they had happy hour, there’s a trader market which actually has fresh fruit unlike some hotels, and the buffet breakfast (included with room rate) is really good. There’s also daily excursions to snorkel in deep or shallow water which was awesome! Any points deducted: Found a huge spider in our shower one day, the staff were mostly good but I got the sense some were a bit conservative and so at times I did feel that hubby and I were being watched a little as we had a child with us (we are a bit sensitive I realise but it just made us not really able to relax when we were at the restaurant). In the way of activities for kids that’s what Plantation island was a bit better for so we made a few day trips out there and enjoyed their cheaper smoothies and water park during the day.

We loved our time at Musket Cove and are still wishing we were back there! Our family had an amazing time riding bikes all over the island, snorkeling everyday and lounging by the pool. The private villa was perfect and the staff was super friendly. We dream of heading back one day!

My husband and I married at Musket Cove and we could not have been happier with the resort. We booked our wedding here before we had ever visited Fiji or this resort and as soon as we were greeted at the beautiful reception area off the Maloli Cat we were blown away. The staff are so beautiful. They truly go above and beyond. Gloria our wedding coordinator was with us the entire day and made everything run smoothly. Dicks place food is absolutely delicious! Definitely have the roast Pork night. Amazing :) My dad who had never been overseas said he would return in a heartbeat. Everyone should experience this amazing resort.

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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.


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.


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 MP3 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 front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

Garden Bure

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

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 800 reviews