Outrigger Resort – The Perfect Quiet Fiji Getaway
We started our Fiji vacation with private car transfers from the Nadi airport to the Outrigger Fiji Resort, located on the Coral Coast. The drive was a little over an hour as we passed open green fields, small villages and sugar cane fields. When we arrived we were greeted with a warm “Bula”, cold wet cloths and sweet iced tea, which were very refreshing after the drive.
Our deluxe ocean view room was bright and comfortable, with a separate sitting area and a large sliding glass door which led out to our private balcony. The bathroom was very spacious, with a large tub. Every late afternoon we had complimentary champagne and canapés delivered to our room, a special touch which made our stay even more romantic.
After two amazing nights at the Outrigger Resort Fiji, we headed to Port Denarau to catch the ferry to Castaway Island. It was a pleasant 45-minute ferry ride with beautiful blue waters and white sandy islands along the way. When we arrived, we had to take a smaller boat to the island. Castaway Island is a private island located in the heart of Fiji’s Mamanuca Island group. The island is about 174 acres and covered in tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and azure South Pacific waters.
Castaway Island offers four dining venues, including a wood fired pizza oven, popular for families. They do offer meals plans at this resort as well. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style; however, lunch did have an option to order off the menu. We had a nice romantic dinner at Water’s Edge restaurant one night, which sits right on the water. We also were able to experience the “Fijian Lovo Theme Buffet & Meke Show,” which is a wonderful Fijian experience held weekly on Wednesdays. It was pretty similar a luau in Hawaii, with fire dancing, singing and, of course, the roasted pig.
Musket Cove sits on 400 acres of rolling hills and palm-fringed beaches that create a secluded paradise that never feels crowded. It has 55 air-conditioned villas and bures. We had a lagoon bure, a light and airy overwater bures located along an inland lagoon. Our bure was a two-minute stroll to the beach and marina and well located to all resort facilities. Bike rentals are available for guests who may be further away from the resort facilities. Our bure featured a king size bed, separate living room area with a breakfast bar, separate shower and toilet. They also offer garden and beachfront bures and private villas. Buffet breakfast and complimentary Fiji bottle water is included with every room stay.
yacht club offers a variety of activities including fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and surfing. Some activities are included free of charge, such as paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and daily snorkeling tours.
Musket Cove Island Resort caters more to adults than families, and they don’t have any type of children’s club; however, they do offer babysitting/nannies for a fee. There are two dining venues, three bars including a swim up bar, a full on-site general store, convenient for those staying in villas, which have full kitchens. Each bure comes with mini-fridge, coffee maker and toaster. There is one bar on the island called the Musket Cove Yacht Club Island