Following up from the video I posted on our trip to Malolo, here are some tips if you’re thinking of visiting the island.
How to Get There
If you fly into Nadi International Airport, you can take a cab or car service to Marriott Momi Bay, then hire a boat to take you to the island (we used Jonah Surf).
Where to Stay
There is a range of options on Malolo, from budget-friendly backpacker (ex: Funky Fish surf resort) to luxury accommodations (ex: Six Senses).
We stayed at a house rental overlooking the beach. The style is upscale and casual. There are three rooms in addition to the great room that houses the kitchen, dining and living areas. The plunge pool overlooks a beautifully expansive view of the ocean.
What to Do
Malolo is a hotspot for surfing and snorkeling/diving because of the Mamanucas’ reef. You can hire a boat to take you out.
You can also rent kayaks and standup paddleboards at Funky Fish.
For a land activity, I recommend hiking to the ridgeline of the island. It’s a roundtrip of 2-3 hr. if you make the World War II pillbox your goal. Bring plenty of water to prevent heat exhaustion, and be prepared to hike through overgrown vegetation.
Food and Drink
There are no grocery stores on the island, but there are places to eat on and around Malolo, including Funky Fish, Musket Cove and Cloud 9. Cloud 9 is a two-level floating bar and pizza restaurant off a surf break; you’ll need to hire a boat to take you there, and they only accept credit cards.
If you have a house rental, I highly recommend bringing your own groceries and alcohol (alcohol is not sold on island).