Malolo Lailai Island

“Little” Malolo is big on good times, island style. Get ready for a cruisy pace even when trying water sports, game fishing or walking through the hills.

Malolo Lailai Island is the centre of tourism in the Mamanuca Islands, with a number of resorts and residential houses. Go snorkelling and coral reef adventuring, or check out Musket Cove Marina, it’s a must-see. Feel like learning something new? Some resorts offer cooking lessons and guided walks, and will tell you why Malolo Lailai is also called Plantation Island. Get around the island on a bike, it’s fun and fits the cruisy theme.

Frequently Asked Questions about Malolo Lailai Island

What is there to do on the island?

Plenty. With so many activities to choose from, there's never a dull moment on Malolo Lailai. Work on your swing and avoid the hazards at Plantation Island Golf Course. With challenging greens in scenic surrounds, you're sure to love every one of its nine holes. You'll find lots of surfing spots around the island. Hop on a boat tour of the best breaks and try and get barrelled! Feeling a bit stiff after all that paddling? Treat yourself to a traditional Fijian massage. And of course, no trip to Fiji would be complete without diving into its gorgeous multicoloured reefs. You'll have plenty of chances to explore these underwater worlds on Malolo Lailai.

Is it a good place to take the kids?

Of course! We couldn't imagine a less stressful family holiday. Enjoy spending quality time together at the beach, safe in the knowledge that the little ones can't wander off too far. Each resort offers plenty of activities that will be sure to keep them grinning from ear to ear. From kids' clubs to waterparks, there'll never be a dull moment. If you need a little grown-up time, leave the kids in the capable hands of the resort's childminding service and enjoy some well-earned moments of peace and quiet.

What are the dining options like?

As you might expect, seafood features heavily on the menus here. However, vegetarians will also be well-catered for. There isn't an extensive amount of choice on the island, but you certainly won't be eating the same meal every night. One of the greatest joys here is picking a favourite restaurant and getting to know the friendly staff - and working your way through that cocktail menu!

Can you go on day trips out to the surrounding islands?

Day trips can be organised out of Musket Cove Marina. Cruise past pods of dolphins on your way to Tavarua and Namotu, two legendary surf islands. While it's not technically an island, Cloud 9 should be the next stop on your hit list. This double-decker bar/boat is the perfect place to take in a sunset while sipping on a chilled cocktail. If that drink isn't cooling you down quickly enough, jump into the water and enjoy fantastic snorkelling right off the deck. You don't even need a boat to island hop. Malolo Lailai is connected to the larger Malolo Island by a small isthmus. Time it with the tides and you can walk straight across it!