Welcome Home at Malolo Island Resort, Fiji


Bula! I love to visit Fiji. I am always excited to visit the friendly islands again and to fly on Fiji Airways. Make sure to watch my video about the brand new Fiji Airways Premier lounge in Nadi, Fiji.

Fiji Islands 2019

I left Los Angeles at 11pm and arrived the following morning in Nadi and had the entire day to explore at Malolo Island.

Video: Fly to Fiji on Fiji Airways Stay at Malolo Island Resort

Rosie Holidays took me from the airport to the jetty so I could travel by private boat with Mamanuca Express to Malolo Island Resort.  Sunrise at the pier was beautiful and the waters were very calm for my beautiful ride to the Mamanuca Islands.

Where to Stay in Fiji? Malolo Island Resort

When you arrive at Malolo Island Resort, you are welcomed home with song and brought to a large bure for a welcome drink and then escorted to your lovely home away from home. Your entire family can relax and detox from technology at this 100% Fijian owned paradise.

What is there to do at Malolo Island Resort?
Have a magical massage among the trees at Leilani’s Spa, scuba dive with Subsurface Fiji, paddleboard, kayak or read in a hammock with an incredible view. There is an adults only pool and restaurant. Watch my video about our island tour and see my visit to the sister resort for adults only, Likuliku Lagoon Resort.

Your kids will love Tia’s Treehouse where they will learn about the culture, language and the Fijian Crested Iguana. They can participate in a meke (dance) and they have their own pool. 

VIDEO: Where to Stay in Fiji? Malolo Island Resort

I loved my villa which was close to the water with beautiful views. Eat at the Beach Bar or in the Treehouse but whatever you choose you will be sure to relax!

Thank you to Subsurface Fiji for a great afternoon dive! They came right to Malolo Island Resort to pick me up! We saw so many creatures and it was great to be underwater diving!

VIDEO: Scuba Dive in Fiji with Subsurface, Malolo Island

What to do at Malolo Island Resort?
Join me on a Village Visit in Fiji where 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.

VIDEO: What to do at Malolo Island Resort? Join me on a Village Visit in Fiji

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.

Do you want to go Island Hopping? It is gorgeous and you can see Monuriki where Cast Away was filmed!
I was told: “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.!”

ON THE ISLAND TOUR: “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.”

Watch all of my videos from my Fijian Adventure: Click here! Look for Part 2 & 3 from my trip to learn about Likuliku Lagoon Resort.

Lisa Ellen Niver

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