Musket Cove Island Resort

Island Villa Pool
Trader Cafe
Garden Bure
Beach Bure View
Garden Bure
Lagoon Bure
Island Villa
Garden Villa
Sailing Cats
Main Pool
Coconut Avenue
Yacht Club Island Bar

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Musket Cove Island Resort is found on Malolo Lailai in the breathtaking Mamanuca Island group. Approximately 17 kilometres from Nadi's International Airport. This resort offers a range of accommodation options including self-catering villas and beachfront bures.

The resort is a safe haven for visiting yachts as it looks out over a sheltered lagoon, also making it the perfect place for snorkelling, diving and a variety of other water sports. Musket Cove Island Resort allows you the freedom to make your Fiji holiday your own so if relaxing around the pool with a tropical cocktail is more your thing - the resorts swimming pools await you.

Set on 400 acres of tropical island, surrounded by 7 kilometres of pristine beach and shrouded in tall, swaying coconut palms, Musket Cove Island Resort has many facilities not found at any other resort including a Yacht Club, small marina, Boat Harbour, restaurant, coffee shop, supermarket and beach bar.


Musket Cove Island Resort has island style accommodation with 48 traditionally styled thatched bures and spacious holiday villas set amongst coconut palms, with beautifully landscaped gardens.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • In room safe
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Private terrace
  • Writing desk
  • Iron & ironing board
  • iHome blue tooth music dock
  • Pure Fiji amenities
  • Beach towels

Garden Bure: Features a Fijian style thatched roof and are set amongst the lush gardens and open lawn of the resort. Room size is 65m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Single Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children.

Lagoon Bure: Featuring an over water balcony complete with outdoor furniture. Room size is 60m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Single Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children. Children may stay in this room type however a waiver must be signed, as it has an overwater veranda that may not be suitable for toddlers or younger children.

Beach Bure: Situated along the resorts beachfront area, only a few steps away from the beach and water's edge. The spacious rooms are designed as a suite, entering into a lounge and bar area, which then opens up into a large bedroom and daybed with high pitched ceiling and traditional Fijian features. Room size is 65m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Single Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults. Minimum child age is 15 years.

Garden Villa: These split-level villas are set behind the pool and restaurant area. Each villa features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a plunge pool and TV with DVD Player. Room size is 95m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 3 Single Beds OR 2 King Beds + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

Island Villa: Large waterfront villas which feature 2 bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms, gallery style kitchenette, private overwater verandah and access to a private shared pool and BBQ area for Island Villa guests. Room size is 90m². Bedding is 2 King Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 4 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults. Children may stay in this room type however a waiver must be signed, as it has an overwater veranda that may not be suitable for toddlers or younger children.


Dick's Place Bar & Bistro: Guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor dining with comfortable seating in an island setting. Offers themed buffet nights and live al la carte cooking stations. Try Fijian cuisine, most dishes have been created using food from the onsite organic farm. Refreshing cocktails are available from the bar plus an extensive wine list.

The Trader Cafe: This is a great place to pick up a quick snack, enjoy a light meal or refreshing drink. The menu offers choices such pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries plus freshly squeezed juices.

The Trader General Store: Pick up a wide range of grocery needs including fresh foods and basics. Bread, milk, fruit, vegetables, tinned food, biscuits and frozen foods can all be purchased at The Trader.

Poolside Bar: Ideally located in between the beach and Dick's Place, this swim up pool bar offers drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Yacht Club Island Bar: Is linked to the resort by the marina walkway and is a "sand between the toes" beach bar with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Local spirits, beer and wines are at yacht club prices and with the BBQs available you can easily cook your own feast with pre-packed BBQ packs which can be conveniently ordered from the Trader Cafe.


  • Swimming Pools
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • General Store
  • Resort boutique
  • Watersports
  • Day Spa
  • Dive Centre
  • Barbecues
  • Musket Cove Yacht Club
  • Marina and Boat Harbour
  • Guest Laundry
  • Laundry services
  • Babysitting services
  • Book & Video Library
  • Free WiFi in and around the lobby and restaurant


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Snorkelling Gear
  • Snorkelling Trip
  • Guided Medicine Walks
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Cultural Displays
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Walking & Jogging Trails

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Hobie Cats
  • Water-skiing
  • Sports and game fishing trips
  • Sunset cruise by yacht or launch
  • Day sailing cruises
  • Yacht charters
  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Day trip shopping excursions by air or boat
  • Day trips to nearby island resorts or to the Yasawas
  • Plantation 9 hole golf course (located nearby - clubs available for hire)

* Daily tide times are shown on the daily activity board at the Dock. The bay is tidal and some watersports and boat trips can be affected by the tides. You should consult the Dock Activity Program for operating times.


With so many amazing dive sites to explore around Musket Cove Island Resort you just can't go past a scuba dive, even if you've never dived before. Subsurface Fiji is a professional dive company with a PADI 5 IDC Instructor Development Centre and is a member of the Fiji Dive Operators Association. Their modern fleet of vessels allow access to the best dive sites in the area.

Dive courses range of the PADI Junior Open Water Diver (min age 10) through to the PADI Assistant Instructor. There's also the Bubblemaker program for kids aged 8-12 years. Subsurface feature a range of rental equipment including Seaquest, Aqualung and Sherwood and the professional PADI dive masters and instructors ensure your dive experience is a safe and exciting one. Whether you want to give diving a go for the first time or advance your diving skills, Subsurface Fiji caters for everyone's needs.

Day Spa

Makare Wellness Day Spa: With 2 single treatment rooms, 2 double treatment rooms and an open air massage bure this day spa is sure to relax and delight the senses. Pamper yourself with a facial, body cleansing or relaxing massage or indulge in a pedicure, waxing treatment or the hairdressing facilities. A special feature of the spa is the bridal treatments and make up.


Designed and built by AnandaMadhwan, winner of the Nadi Open 1996, this 9 hole Fiji style Golf Course is a fun way to spend the afternoon. With clubs and cart hire available, this neighbouring course is a great place to practise your swing or enjoy a few rounds.


Musket Cove is an ideal location for a romantic and intimate wedding ceremony. The onsite Wedding Coordinator can help you to plan your special day down to the very last detail. There are a number of gorgeous settings for your ceremony including the tropical gardens, sunset on RatuNemani or Smith Island, the marina, jetty, yacht or anywhere around the resort that appeals to you. There are also a range of catering options available including silver table service, terrace or garden dining. You will also receive complimentary floral decoration of the ceremony area. All weddings performed in Fiji are legally binding and marriage licences are easily arranged.

Additional Information

Children: 3-11 years are charged the child rate
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Address: Malolo Lai Lai Island




Ratings are averaged based on 136 reviews.

Traditional Fijian resort

This was my first visit and it definitely won't be the last.
I loved everything about this place. The garden bure was very private with a lovely balcony, outdoor shower, inside day bed and kitchenette.
All meals were included and were of exceptionally high standard. Each nightly buffet was themed and included lots of variety for vegans and vegetarians.
The staff are first rate and so keen to please. Remembering our names and room numbers.
There are lots of activities included such as snorkelling and non-motorised water sports. We used the SUPs for a morning.
The paid activities all seemed reasonably priced though we only did the deep water snorkelling which was great value at $35 FJD each.
I highly recommend the garden bures (we had number 51) for the privacy and price.


Beautiful Island

Beautiful island with amazing food and lots of activities to do



We were underwhelmed by Musket Cove. I thought that we would be able to swim right from the beach, but at low tide there was just a kilometre or so of sand flats, and at high tide it was still too shallow for a decent swim. The swimming pool is a bit small to cater for all the guests and was usually full of little children. Not nearly enough sun loungers by the pool - and the loungers were 'booked' with towels and clothing from early in the morning.
Wifi is only available at reception and either of the two restaurants and even there it was pretty slow. We had problems connecting to it every day, and we would have been using it more often than usual because of the lack of anything else to do. We did read lots of books though.
The beach bures were nice and bed was comfortable. Aircon and ceiling fans were provided. The bathroom was also ok but the water pressure was terrible in the shower. The shower also smelt because of the drain - it would gurgle away for hours and we assume there must be an external issue with the plumbing.
There are some walking tracks so we did have a walk every day, but there wasn't much to look at while we walked. You can walk to the next resort very easily - Plantation Resort, which was a real family resort but a bit noisy.
Sandbank snorkelling was good - free but you have to book. We also went on the island hop -$85 per person - you can see all the other resorts around the Mamanukas, and you stop at one of two for a while. Also included in that trip is snorkelling off Honeymoon Island, and that was really good.
We went for a week and it was too long. If we had been able to go swimming every day it would have made a difference. After all, if you go for a holiday at the beach, on a lovely tropical isle, you do expect to be able to swim in the sea.
Rooms must be vacated at 10am on the day you leave, and they are very quick to cut your wifi access. We caught the ferry that departed at 8.45am and our wifi was cancelled before then. If you take the 8.45am ferry you can spend a couple of hours or more in Denarau Port - lots of restaurants and shops there, and free hi speed wifi.


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