When I first learned we were staying at Musket Cove, I was a bit disappointed. I thought a Fijian holiday was all about kids clubs. How wrong I was.
I am now grateful my brother-in-law and his new wife chose this beautiful place for their wedding. If you want a Fijian holiday without a kids club – and without everyone else’s kids – check out Musket Cove.
Popular for weddings, it will probably not be recommended by travel agents because it does not cater for kids in a way so many Fijian resorts do. However, staying here will give you a more authentic Fijian experience that older children in particular will really enjoy.
Musket Cove Resort is on Malolo Lailai Island, less than an hour by ferry.
It offers a range of accommodation.
We stayed in a two-bedroom Resort Villa, which can sleep up to 6 people. They were comfortable and featured a large veranda, with BBQ and small spa.
These villas are close to Dick’s Restaurant – the main eatery at the resort – and the large lagoon swimming pool.
The other family-sized Armstrong Villas (which do not accept children under 5), were more modern and with another swimming pool, but were further away.
Garden bures cater for up to 4 and are a cheaper, comfortable option. The resort also manages some beautiful private holiday homes.
My children loved Musket Cove, especially the lagoon pool and its rock island. They also loved the twice-daily snorkelling trips, with a sandbar location perfect for younger children.
Located next to the well-known Plantation Island Resort, means wider eating options and there is a small supermarket on site which also sells BBQ packs.
Musket Cove Resort provided our extended family with a wonderful wedding and holiday experience and I would highly recommend it.
TIP: If looking at a villa, contact the resort for a price. Two travel agents told me ‘deals’ were only available for bures, not villas. However, the resort offered me a villa deal of stay 5/pay 4, which I paid directly to them. This included free ferry transfers and daily buffet breakfasts for 2 adults .
The above post is courtesy of Family Friendly Accommodation, a new Australian website which aims to take the frustration out of finding holiday accommodation for families.