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Lets admit that we are always skeptical about reviews and photos when we are searching for a place to go. Go to the resort website, the photos are true. It exceeded my expectations and we are not easy to please. Our unit was #33, about...More
Malolo Island Resort offers a great time for families. We stayed here after staying the previous year at Castaway Island Resort, so much of our experience is in comparison to staying there.
- Bures are a great size and finish. As a family of...More
Malolo has a lovely small resort feel to it. After coming from a large resort (Radisson Blu which has awesome heated pools btw) it was great to have a personal touch. The kids really enjoyed the kids club which is lovely and well run. We...More
I stayed here for 1 night in March & loved every minute of it! We have Deluxe Bures - mine was basically Oceanfront with just a patch of lawn between me & the beach. My Bure was bright, modern & had a real Hamptons feel...More
We never tire of this amazing piece of paradise with outstanding staff members throughout and an impeccably clean and organised resort. The food is great, the free water sports are abundant, the live music is awesome and did I mention the staff are AMAZING?! The...More
I know this was posted some time ago, but just wanted to add further detail for other readers re the food plans. For adults, yes, I would definitely recommend it. It works out about 20% cheaper, and there are surcharges... More
I know this was posted some time ago, but just wanted to add further detail for other readers re the food plans. For adults, yes, I would definitely recommend it. It works out about 20% cheaper, and there are surcharges for some of the more expensive dishes (some of the seafood choices). But it is still worth it. Details of those surcharges are available on Malolo's website.
For kids, up to about the age of 7 I would say the kids meal plan is ok. But after that, kids quickly notice the limited choices available on the "food plan menu" and you will be wondering if going a-la-carte would have been better. The problem with the kids menu (food plan menu) is that it is a daily set menu, so, for example, on a Tuesday the dinner choice may be something your kid doesn't like. And then you have to pay for additional items.
But as long as you are prepared for this, then perhaps go for the food plan, for peace of mind (and avoiding bill shock at the end). Malolo have some "kids eat free" specials (ask about these when booking) where as long as the adults are on the meal plan (full board), then the kids plan is thrown in free of charge.
Food quality is probably the best of any of the resorts, so no matter which way you go (food plan, or pay as you go) you will be quite happy. What we noticed is that we generally had a decent breakfast, a light lunch at the beach bar, then a full dinner.