48 hours in Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina
This cove is a secluded restful island about 40 minutes off the coast by je tour boat of Nadi city on the mainland Fiji. This island is quick and easy to get to but offers such a respite from the busy mainland and city. The cove is gorgeous, private and the island boasts beautiful lookout point hikes, several beaches within walking distance in different parts of the island and pools.
Island Boat Transfer
1. MALOLO CAT
Musket Cove is one of Fiji’s most accessible island resorts. With transfers available within easy access of Nadis international airport. You may choose a leisurely 60 minute cruise from Port Denarau (20 mins from Nadi International airport), aboard the Malolo Cat luxury catamaran. Which operates 4 return services daily.
Malolo Cat schedule as follows. Checkin 30 minutes prior to departure.
Denarau to Musket = 7.30am, 10.30am, 2pm, 5.30pm
Musket to Denarau = 5.45am, 8.45am, 12.15pm, 3.45pm
Prices – F$90 each way per adult and F$45 each way per child (upto 15 years old)
2. Private Speedboat/Water Taxi
On demand 24 hour service, our preferred suppliers are: Mamanuca Express and Sea Fiji, both offer a professional service with one way or return transfers to and from Port Denarau Marina. Ideal for late flight arrivals.
3. Helicopter & Seaplane
On demand service, our preferred suppliers are; Island Hoppers Fiji and Pacific Island Air.
Both offer fast, convenient transfers to and from Nadi Airport or Denarau Island. Spoil yourself with a special experience.
1.Garden Bures- FJD 665 ($314 USD/night)
There are 15 open air bungalows that are on the green luscious jungle maintained grounds of the resort. This is the most budget accommodation and is a short walk from the beach.
2. Lagoon Bures- FJD 750 ($354 USD/night)
There are 6 overwater bungalows on the water in the garden areas of the resort. These are not over and next to the ocean but over still beautiful water that is picturesque on the resort. They all include a private lanai to enjoy the view.
3. Beachfront Bures- FJD 935 ($441 USD/night)
There are a few beachfront bungalows that are facing the ocean and sand right on the water.
All updated excursions and activities pricing for 2019 can be found here. This includes fishing boat tour prices and boat rentals for excursions or taxi service.
Musket Free Activities
- Daily coral reef and sand bank snorkeling trips
- Kayaks – single and twin
- Windsurfers (sailing)
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Solevu Shell village tour
- Guided Medicine walks and island treks
- Cooking classes
- Fiji cultural displays – basket weaving, coconut husking
Note : Trips may vary depending on weather and popularity.
Duration: 20 minutes to and from the breaks, followed by 3 hours surfing. Extensions and extra trips can be arranged.
Price: F$70.00 per person for Wilkes, Swimming Pools, Restaurants, Namotu Left & Tavarua Right (intermediate surfers); F$90.00 per person for Cloudbreak and Desperations (advanced surfers) Surf breaks will be determined prior to departure.
The water is 82 degrees and perfect for exploring! There are lots of tropical fish, turtles and the reef to explore. The prices start at $180 a person for one dive with gear and $200 with rental gear. The packages go up to 10 dives with one person for $1395 with own gear and $1530 with rented gear. The details for this can be found here.
Island tours (paid)
- Morning Dolphin Safari
- Island Hop and Snorkel excursion
- Cloud 9
- Sunset Cruise
The resort will take you out for snorkeling days as well as island tours of some of the local smaller islands untouched by tourism. You can visit a true Fijian village and meet the chief and buy some artisan handicrafts to support them. You are taken on a walking tour of the village to see the school, church and houses. The children are so cute and friendly. The crafts they make are beautiful and it is a great way to support the locals. They sell a lot of wood products like salt and pepper holders. Upon arriving at one of the islands you must pay the local chief a couple bucks a person USD and sit with him to engage in a formal tribe greeting ceremony. He makes kava water for you to drink and you all must take a sip of the water. This is something to be ware of. Kyle drank some of this and got Giardia that ended with him vomiting for 8 hours on the plane and his system recovering in about a week.
Dick’s Place Bar and Grill
This is overlooking the pool and beachfront of the resort. This is where the morning breakfast buffet is held every morning. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be eaten here.
The Trader Cafe
This is on the edge of the marina. This place has pizzas, smoothies, and much more with takeaway food available mainly.
Yacht Club Island Bar
This is the island bar and a fun night view of the island with all of its lights. This is a great place to watch the sunset or take a beach walk to have a peaceful drink at night.
There is a very handy store with food, drinks and supplies at the main office of the resort on the island. This is where you can also buy things like sunscreen, towels or other items or toiletries that you may need on your trip. Right next door to this is a nice boutique store with clothes and bathing suits for souvenirs as well as some jewelry of the island.
- There is babysitting services for couples for F$10 per hour or less than $5 USD/hour!