Located 16km west from Nadi, the Plantation Island Resort is set across 23 acres on Malolo Lailai Island. Commonly referred to as a ‘3 star resort in a 5 star setting’, enjoy views of golden sandy beach nestled between azure blue waters and tropical, lush gardens. The Plantation Island Resort is ideal for travellers who are budget minded but seeking a priceless experience on a tropical island with loved ones.
Depending on your needs, the resort caters for family holidays as well as romantic getaways. Whether you want a hotel style room or traditional Fijian bure, the Plantation Island Resort offers a range of accommodation to choose from. All rooms feature air conditioning, ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, telephone and a patio. Choose from the Studio Garden Bure, Poolside Room, 1 Bedroom Garden Terrace, 2 Bedroom Garden Bure or Beachfront Bure.
You don’t have to venture very far to make your holiday memorable. The resort offers a range of onsite facilities that includes three swimming pools, cultural and craft demonstrations, a golf course and beauty salon. The Coconut Kids Club offers free programs for children of all ages including coconut boat making, crab hunting, face painting and t-shirt dying.
Child minding services are available at a cost. If you have a teenager between the ages of 12-16, the Lairo Club offers teenagers activities and the opportunity to make new friends. Other activities available at Plantation Island Resort include complementary snorkelling, kayaking, wind surfing and hand fishing. For a small fee you can also participate in scuba diving, surfing, parasailing, island hopping, water skiing and village tours. There is also a picturesque 9 hole golf course for those who love chasing the little white ball.
Now that you’ve worked up a feed after all those activities, choose from a variety of food outlets as well as a mini mart and Ananda’s supermarket. The Ol’ Copra Shed Restaurant & Brigham Bar is a beachside restaurant that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers buffet style meals in a casual setting. It’s the most popular restaurant for families. Ananda’s Restaurant & Bar offers a European style a la carte meals and is open only for dinner. If you want a quick sandwich or burger, relax at the Kana Vale Snack Bar. The Black Coral Restaurant & Bar offers Pacific rim infused a la carte restaurant and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the day, check out Cocohut Espresso & Frappe Bar for a refreshing drink, juices, fresh coconuts, coffees and frappes. For those seeking a romantic dinner for two, there is an adults only fine dining restaurant, Flame Tree, that’s located five minutes away at Lomani Island Resort. It offers Pacific Rim cuisine and Fijian influenced dishes.
If you’re thinking of getting married, the Plantation Island Resort handles over 100 weddings a year. The expert team can arrange a package and location on the island that suits your budget and needs. The marriage ceremony can be performed by a priest, celebrant or any minister. Plantation Island is the first Fiji resort to have two of its own weddings coordinators officially registered as celebrants.
For more information, visit www.plantationisland.com.