An idyllic Fiji island paradise where you can escape the stress of modern living and relax amongst golden sandy beaches, abundant coral reefs, swaying coconut palms and azure seas.
Malolo is an intimate, rustic resort built in the character of Fiji’s Colonial past with grand designs interspersed amongst South Pacific beach cottage style. 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.
100% owned by a local Fijian family, Malolo 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.
Malolo Island Resort is located on island of its namesake – Malolo Island, in the Mamanuca (pronounced mama-nootha) archipelago, 25km/16miles from Nadi International Airport. Surrounded by fringing reef and azure waters, this is the “real” Fiji – a tropical island paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Malolo Island Resort offers a daily-changing schedule of activities, including complimentary non-motorised watersports such as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing, 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.
The islands of the Mamanucas are rich with coral reefs and a vast variety of amazing tropical fish. Malolo Island is surrounded by a protected, fringing coral reef brimming with marine life, making snorkelling ideal.
If you want to venture further afield and explore other snorkel sites, we offer daily trips to various sites nearby and sometimes you may even end up in an undiscovered part of the islands, seeing amazing marine life for the first time.
Within the immediate area surrounding Malolo Island, there is a marine reserve and fishing is strictly forbidden. However, we 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 our waters.
In line with our Sustainable Tourism Policy we do not actively fish for Marlin or Sail Fish. In the event that one is caught it is our Policy to “catch and release”.
Close to the Resort are some of the world’s most famous surf breaks found along the southern part of the Malolo Barrier Reef. We offer surf tours to internationally acclaimed Cloudbreak, Wilkes Passage, Desperation and Restaurants. Daily trips can be taken from Malolo – talk to our Activities team for more information.
There are several walking trails varying in length and difficulty from the resort. Our 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 our 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. We take you past Castaway Island, Mana Island, Matamanoa Island and finally MonuRiki Island where we 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 our 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.
For the more adventurous, why not try a Jet Ski Safari to the nearby island of MonuRiki or a perhaps a Parasail around the Malolo waters. We also offer water skiing and wake boarding.
We do occasionally get rainy days in Fiji. But this won’t stop you from enjoying a walk in the rain or even a swim or a snorkel. We also run a wet weather program and here you can join the activities team as they demonstrate the many ways to tie a Sulu/Sarong, learn to weave baskets and hats from palm fronds, learn some Fijian and hear about the Fijian culture and some of the famous island legends while sampling a bowl of Kava (Yaqona).
The Meke (traditional dance) is performed every Saturday night by members of our 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 Wednesday 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.
Our Dive Centre is operated by Subsurface Fiji, a PADI 5 Star IDC.
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, we 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.
There are 10 Island Bures, each 33 sq metres (355 sq feet) in a semi open-plan style, with 14 sq metre verandahs, a sumptuous King Bed, plus two single beds in the general living area which convert to daybeds. These bures can accommodate up to 4 people – ideally 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
There are 18 Oceanview Bures, each 33 sq metres (355 sq feet) in a semi open-plan style, with 14 sq metre verandahs, a sumptuous King Bed, plus two single beds in the general living area which convert to daybeds. These bures can accommodate up to 4 people – ideally 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children and have ocean views.
There are 12 Deluxe Oceanview Bures, each 50 sq metres (538 sq feet) with 14 sq metre verandahs and with the bedroom closed off from the general living area where the daybeds/single beds are located. These bures are suitable for up to 4 people, but ideal for 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, or 5 people if the 5th person is an infant (U3yrs) in a cot.
“Tadra” means “dream” in Fijian.
There are only two of these special bures, located at the very end and most private part of the Malolo beach right on the ocean’s edge. Suitable for couples/adults only, whether celebrating a wedding or honeymoon or just wanting that extra special level of accommodation, privacy and location.
These bures are over 50 sqm (538 sqft) in size with spacious verandahs, a sumptuous four-poster King bed, two daybeds and stunning ocean views. Included with this bure, is a complimentary bottle of premium Australian sparkling wine and a tropical fruit platter on arrival to get you started straight away on your romantic escape.
This is Malolo romance at its best.
There are four family bures at Malolo which can sleep up to 7 people. Two are 100sqm (1076sqft) with a 20sqm (215sqft) verandah located in a two story bure (Bures 27 & 28). They each comprise 2 bedrooms, each with a King sized bed, one ensuite and one main bathroom accessible from the living area, and 3 single beds (suitable for children) also located in the spacious living area.
The other two bures (Bures 3 & 10) are 92sqm (990sqft) in size comprising 2 bedrooms – each with a King sized bed and an ensuite bathroom (accessed through the bedrooms), and 3 single beds (suitable for children), plus a spacious 18.75sqm verandah (202sqft).
All prices are person twin share unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication & are subject to change without notice depending on exchange rate. Price includes transfer for two people only. For additional adults or children, please contact us for pricing.
Booking is valid for stay until 31st March 2023.
Meal Plans may be purchase at time of booking
Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner