Malolo is an intimate resort with impeccable guest services. It’s about a bure near the beach, surrounded by the world’s friendliest people with a living and authentic culture. You will be served by the descendants of villagers who have lived there for thousands of years, offering true Fijian hospitality. Perfect for families and couples alike, at Malolo, you can fill your day with a myriad of activities or simply unwind and do nothing at all.
Malolo is 100% owned by a local Fijian family. The resort is all about reconnecting with family and friends without the distractions of “mod-cons”. Just the sounds of the coconut trees swaying and the ocean lapping the shore, under the bluest of skies by day and a blanket of stars by night. At Malolo, they believe this is the way the world should be…
At Malolo you can fill your day with activities or simply unwind and do nothing at all. There are an array of activities and experiences on offer to keep even the most active of guests occupied. For the romantics at heart, the resort has some very special options perfect for those cherished moments such as, a romantic beachside dinner or perhaps just hanging about in one of the many double hammocks and soaking up the sensational views across the Pacific Ocean. Or why not indulge at the beautiful rainforest Spa?
An award winning Fiji resort
Malolo has just been awarded the number 1 resort in the annual USA Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards 2017 for Australia and the South Pacific. More than 300,000 travelers took part in the annual survey, submitting millions of ratings and more than 100,000 comments, to help create the list of winning favourites.
ISLAND BURE: Four brand new Island Bures to be launched in April 2017. Island Bures have a King Size bed plus two single beds and can accommodate up to 4 people. Air conditioned and featuring ensuite bathroom, fridge, plunger coffee, tea making facilities, overhead fans and verandahs with ocean views.
OCEAN VIEW BURE: The resort has 28 Ocean View Bures. Featuring King size bed and two single beds suitable for up to 4 people (2 adults & 2 children). All have air-conditioning, fridge, plunger coffee and tea making facilities, bathrooms, overhead fans and verandahs.
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW BURE: There are 12 Deluxe Ocean View Bures. Featuring King size bed in a separate bedroom and two single beds in the spacious living area. Suitable for up to 4 people (2 adults & 2 children). All have air-conditioning, fridge, plunger coffee and tea making facilities, bathrooms, overhead fans and verandahs.
TADRA BEACH BURE: These bures are over 50 sqm (538 sqft) in size with spacious verandahs. Featuring King sized four-poster bed with sheers, and two day beds in the spacious living area. Featuring air-conditioning, overhead fans, fridge, plunger coffee and tea making facilities, bathroom and include a complimentary bottle of Australian sparkling wine and tropical fruit platter on arrival.
FAMILY BURE: There are three family bures at Malolo. One is 100sqm (1076sqft) with a 20sqm (215sqft) verandah. It comprises 2 bedrooms, each with a King sized bed, one ensuite and one main bathroom, and 3 single beds located in the spacious living area. The other two bures are 92sqm (990sqft) in size comprising 2 bedrooms – each with a King sized bed and an ensuite, and 3 single beds, plus a spacious 18.75sqm verandah (202sqft). All bures are air-conditioned with ceiling fans, fridge, and plunger coffee and tea making facilities.
Malolo Island features a fantastic variety of menus and dining locations. From our selection of bars and dining venues, you can enjoy a casual snack by the beach or experience relaxed dining amongst the coconut palms.
BEACH BAR AND GRILL: The popular all day snack menu and evening cocktail hour with discounted prices is accompanied by the sounds of the Malolo Serenaders.
THE TERRACE RESTAURANT: Enjoy the delightful menu (including a kids menu) as you look out over the resorts swimming pools and lush gardens.
TREE TOPS RESTAURANT: Set high in the coconut trees overlooking the resort this terrace restaurant enjoys a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
THE POOL BAR: This adult only bar is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing beer, an exotic cocktail or a glass of wine while relaxing in the pool.
Kids Club & Teen Retreat
Tia’s Treehouse is Malolo’s Kids Club for children aged 4-12 years. The Treehouse is set back into the hillside under a giant mango tree. It is filled with lots of equipment and games, a fully fenced playground and the happy and smiling faces of the friendly Fijian staff, offering a unique and innovative kids club program called, “Yanu Yanu”, Fijian for “island”, and reflects the theme of the program which gives kids an opportunity to literally live like a local Malolo islander for a day or two or a week during their holiday and is free for children 4-12 years (with some small charges for optional, parental approved motorised activities). In keeping with offering a quintessential, barefoot Fijian island holiday experience, the resort has created a program which immerses kids, in a fun, innovative and educational way, into island life and includes a focus on the environment, the culture and the history of Malolo Island and Fiji in general.
For kids under 4 years, private baby sitting services can be arranged at a cost of F$10 per hour.
Just down the verandah from the Talei Lounge is the air-conditioned Khail’s Club lounge for teenagers 13-18yrs where kids can enjoy table tennis and other games, huge bean bag lounges, satellite TV and free WiFi.
YANU YANU 7 DAY PROGRAM
“Yanu Yanu” is a 7 day program with each day focussing on a different theme ie Marine and Natural Environments, Fijian Culture, Coconut Trees, Tradition, Fijian Food and Arts and Crafts. Some of the activities include: herbal medicine and endangered species tours, fish feeding, traditional costume making and face painting, Fijian language lessons and visits to the local island primary school and neighbouring islands. In putting this new program together, the resort staff also consulted with the Mamanuca Environmental Society (MES) to ensure the accuracy, relevancy and importantly, the correct educational content of the environmental and ecological based activities. During the course of the program, kids will keep a daily pictorial and written diary of their activities which will ultimately become a type of “school project” that they can take back home for “show and tell”. There will also be daily winners of competitions offering prizes and certificates of participation for everyone. Yanu Yanu 7 Day Program Guide »
Please Note: Supervised kids club is complimentary and strictly for children between the ages of 4 to 12 inclusive.
The resort’s Spa is set amidst a tranquil rainforest setting and lush tropical gardens. The spa treatments have been carefully designed embrace the therapeutic benefits natural ingredients have to offer and the therapists aim to provide guests with a truly ‘heavenly’ experience. There are 3 treatment bures including one especially for couples. Treatments range from contemporary to the traditional Fijian, combining modern and ancient remedial ingredients to soothe your body and mind. Leilani’s Spa will nurture your spirit and restore your balance.
Adults Only Pool and Entertainment Area
The adults-only pool is set away from the kid’s area and features a swim up bar plus separate undercover lounge area with ample seating and large day beds. Also adjacent to the pool is an air conditioned adults-only entertainment room with sitting area, library, games, television and DVDs. This is perfect place for adults to relax in comfort, watch an important rugby game, or as a nice place to settle after check out before you head back to the mainland.
Thing to do at Malolo Resort
The resort has a daily-changing schedule of activities, including complimentary non-motorised watersports such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and wind surfing, plus complimentary snorkelling equipment. In addition, there is a myriad of land and sea tours and activities available in and around the surrounding Mamanuca Islands. Kids are not forgotten with a free kids club (4-12yrs) with plenty of fun and games to keep them busy and entertained. Or why not just sit back and relax around the pools. Choose from either the family pool or the adults-only pool with a swim-up bar and al fresco pool deck lounge with daybed cabanas.
Snorkelling & Diving
A short boat ride away and just below the surface is another world. A world of vivid turquoise waters, abundant with beautiful hard and soft corals, teeming with an amazing variety of colourful reef fish. Choose a relaxing dive in the calm inner reef waters or explore the deeper ocean side Mamanuca barrier reef where dolphins, manta rays, turtles and large pelagic fish are your dive companions.
For certified divers, the resort staff will take you to a choice of 44 dive sites in the Mamanuca Islands. Expect to see caves, pinnacles, walls, a crashed B26 Bomber from WW2, a ship wreck and experience the shark encounter dive at the world- famous ‘Supermarket’dive site. Add in an abundance of tropical fish, large pelagic fish, and the colourful soft corals that Fiji is famous for and you will want to keep exploring these magnificent reefs. Dive trips depart daily.
MALOLO REEF : The resort is surrounded by a beautiful and fragile coral reef eco system that is a protected marine sanctuary. While the ocean around Malolo Island is safe to swim and have fun in, please be aware that coral takes decades to grow (on average one to five centimetres a year) and only seconds to be damaged by stepping on it or brushing it with your flippers.
AQUATIC LIFE AT MALOLO REEF : The fringing reefs at Malolo are ideal for snorkelling and many hours can be spent exploring and observing a myriad of aquatic life. Some of the fish you may well see can be found here in the Malolo Fish Identification Chart.Whilst swimming, snorkelling or diving, you will see a myriad of marine life including the occasional friendly reef shark. These are mostly less than 90cm (3 ft) long and are harmless. They will be more afraid of you than you are of them and generally swim well below your deepest diving depth.Small stingrays occasionally venture into the lagoon and it is wise to tread carefully if wading in the shallows.Scorpion fish, stone fish and Lion fish are also sometimes found on shallow reef as are cone shells and fire coral. The banded Sea Krait sea snake is common around Malolo Island. They are extremely venomous but docile and non- aggressive animals. If you discover one, watch from a distance or move away calmly.Small patches of tiny jellyfish are also found around the reef at certain times of the year. They are often mistakenly referred to as sea lice and while they may give pin-prick stings they are not dangerous.
TURTLE BREEDING GROUNDS : The waters around Malolo Island are a designated turtle breeding ground and at certain times of the year you will see evidence of turtle activity in the sand and certainly may spot these majestic creatures swimming in the lagoon.
CORAL REEFS : The islands of the Mamanucas are rich with coral reefs and a vast variety of amazing tropical fish. Malolo Island is surrounded by a fringing coral reef making snorkelling ideal. If you want to venture further a field and explore other snorkel sites, daily trips to various sites nearby are available and sometimes you may even end up in an undiscovered part of the islands, seeing amazing marine life for the first time.
DIVE CENTRE : The resort’s Dive Centre is operated by Subsurface Fiji, a PADI 5 Star IDC.
Within the immediate area surrounding Malolo Island, there is a marine reserve and fishing is strictly forbidden. However, they do offer a variety of fishing excursions to areas where keen anglers can troll for Tuna or perhaps a Giant Trevally. Also, Dog Tooth Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Rainbow Runner, Barracuda, Coral Trout, Scad and Billfish are just some of the fish that swim the local waters. In line with the resort’s Sustainable Tourism Policy they do not actively fish for Marlin or Sail Fish. In the event that one is caught it is the resort’s Policy to “catch and release”.
There are several walking trails varying in length and difficulty from the resort. The walks currently include Jona’s Lookout with magnificent views over the resort and island waters, the Ridge Track to Naroba Point and also Mangrove Walk.
Here you will experience how the indigenous land owners live at the local villages of Yaro and Solevu by taking the “Shell Village Tour”. Solevu is also the home of the Paramount Chief of the Mamanuca Islands. Or why not experience a traditional Fijian church service available to guests each Sunday. Fiji is a multi-religious country represented by all major religions. The majority of Fijians are Christians and on Malolo Island there is a Methodist service each Sunday at Yaro Village where the highlight is to experience the exquisite voices of the local Fijian choir.
Often the best time to be on the water is in the early morning before the wind picks up and it is certainly the best time for an early morning island hopping trip. An island hopping tour takes you past Castaway Island, Mana Island, Matamanoa Island and finally MonuRiki Island where you can stop for a swim, snorkel and walk along the beach. MonuRiki Island is one of the most stunningly beautiful islands in the Mamanucas and is where the famous “Cast Away” movie with Tom Hanks was filmed. The trip then heads north around Monu Island, west round the top of Yanuya Island, past Tokoriki Island before turning south for the return trip past Tavua Island and finally stopping at Mana Sand Bank for another swim and snorkel, before heading back for a late breakfast at the resort.
Malolo is referred to by the local Fijians as “Na Siga e dromu I Malolo”. Translated this means “That place where the sun comes to rest.” The sunsets in and around Malolo can be quite magnificent and what better way to enjoy the scene than from one of the sunset cruises whilst sipping a glass of sparkling wine, enjoying Chef’s canapés and listening to the sounds of one of our Malolo serenaders as you sail around the island.
Mana Sandbank Picnic
A very special activity but unfortunately one that isn’t always available due to tides and prevailing weather conditions, is a Picnic Lunch to Mana Sandbank. Mana Sandbank is only accessible at mid to high tide and is a new island in the making. The surrounding waters are pristine and clear and there is great swimming and snorkelling. The activities team will set you up with umbrellas for shade and your picnic lunch. Please note that Malolo Resort does not have exclusive use of this sandbank.
Close to the Resort are some of the world’s most famous surf breaks found along the southern part of the Malolo Barrier Reef. Surf tours to Cloudbreak (home to the Fiji Pro annual surfing championships), Wilkes Passage, Desperation and Restaurants are available. Information about Fiji surfing holidays »
The Meke (traditional dance) is performed every Saturday night by members of the resort staff. Here you will see and learn about local traditions and stories through dance and song. This is followed by dinner which is a combination of the traditional Lovo food (earth oven cooking) and South Pacific BBQ buffet.
The drinking of Kava is an important Fijian tradition. On Tuesday evenings, join the activities team for a traditional Kava ceremony on the pool lawns. Learn about the origins of Kava, the plant and its attributes and the protocols surrounding the ceremony itself.
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- Games room
- Fijian cooking classes
- Kids club
- Fijian cultural activities
- Medical service
- Safe deposit
- 2 Swimming pools
- Water sports
- Bure & Dive Shop
- Scuba Diving
- Sandbar Picnics
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Village Trips
- Island Hopping
- Sunset cruises
- Kava Ceremony
- Meke & Lovo