Malolo island resort, Fiji

Late last year, before any of the Holiday madness began, we spent a week in Fiji for a little sunny (or should I say sandy?) getaway.
We stayed at the beautiful Malolo Island resort, a breezy 45 minute boat ride away from Nadi, complete with blue skies, soft sand and a lovely calm beach with no surf. In other words, the perfect vacation spot for our little family of three.
We stayed in an oceanview bure which was literally steps away from the beach. Every morning, eager beaver Alexander couldn't get out of the room fast enough...
Once out, he would spend time digging in the sand with his shovel,

or splashing around in the water and building sandcastles. Then there was the kids club of course, with a pirate ship cubby house that he LOVED.
Babysitting services were available and at such a reasonable rate, so every evening, after Alexander had gone to sleep under the babysitter's watchful eyes, Stu and I snuck out to the adults-only fine dining Treetops restaurant to enjoy our dinner while watching the sunset. Oh bliss! (We love our boy but it was seriously good to take a break from mummy and daddy duties for a few hours each day!)
Oh how we missed our time in Fiji! And it is true - Fiji is a nation full of warm smiles and her people genuinely full of love for little ones. That much was evident from the time we stepped out of the plane at the airport (where people with young children get priority at customs) to the time we waved sad goodbyes to the resort staff at the jetty. Till next time, Fiji! And thank you for your hospitality.

27 Responses to Malolo island resort, Fiji

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Looks like a magical place.

My Garden Diaries said...

Could this getaway be any prettier!!! Sounds and looks like the most beautiful spot in the world!!! And your little guy looks like he is in heaven!! Happy day! Nicole xo

Jane said...

such a wonderful getaway. and that is so great with the babysitting service. glad you and your husband also stole away some moments together and also had fun as a family of three! :)

Brandi said...

What a great trip! I bet it felt so nice to get away. Warm sun and sandy beaches would be such a nice escape from all this cold weather we are experiencing.

kidgranny said...

Little A is so handsome! That's wonderful that you were able to use the babysitting service -- I wholeheartedly believe that having a little alone time with your hubby is so necessary every so often!

Kelsea Echo said...

Cuties! I'd love to check out Fiji sometime. Beautiful sunset photo too! :)

<3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This idyllic spot looks like a little slice heaven!

Anouk said...

He seems to have such a great time! So nice that he has a carefree childhood.

Ananka said...

Looks wonderful there. What great photos :-)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful getaway!

jo said...

Love these precious photos! I'd love to visit Fiji one day. I don't blame you for sneaking out - sometimes it's necessary. Alex is such a sweetie! Enjoy! Btw, anyone asking you if you're going to have another one? I get that all the time when I had my first kid. Lol. Have a great weekend Trishie!

xo Jo

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Pamela RG said...

Your baby is growing so fast. He is so adorable. Fiji looks so magical.

akiko hiramatsu said...

oh!
Such a great holiday♡
Everyone looks fun!!

akiko

Sharlynn Ng said...

Awww! What an awesome getaway Trishie! I love going to beaches, since I was young and still now. I too actually have a shovel just for the beach, bought it on holiday in krabi, it's a big wooden handle plastic head shovel! I'm 20 and I still love digging holes but big ones now! Hope the relaxing holiday recharged you!

Rose said...

It is beautiful. A lovely destination for a romantic getaway.

burntfeather said...

I've heard Fuji is a great spot for families and I'm definitely on Alexander's side for the no wave bliss :) :) Looks amazing and so sweet you were able to have some down time at night!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Wow, that sounds like an amazing trip! And I'm slightly jealous of that weather haha;)

Lady of the Manor said...

Fiji looks like a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing those warm beach pictures, too. Alexander is growing so fast, enjoy all these special times!!

oomph. said...

babysitting services? nice!! sounds like a great place for family travels.

MissS.elle said...

Your little bundle of joy is growing up so fast. What a nice getaway :)

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely place, I'd love to visit there some day. Your son is so cute playing about. Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time!

Kati said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Lovely to hear they are so nice with children!

Have the best day,
-Kati

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Your vacation sounded wonderful and how cool they offered a babysitting service. Your little boy has grown so much, what a cutie.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Sounds heavenly! So lovely to find a place that works for the whole family, without feeling like you are compromising! Sounds like you guys had a fantastic time!

rooth said...

It looks so relaxing and peaceful there. I'm glad y'all got to get away and spend some time in the sun and surf. He's looking more and more like momma every day

Sharon D said...

Oh, how heavenly and the smile! Loving all the pictures you posted. ^.^

Beauty Box said...

I love that last photo of Alex - so handsome and cute. I've got to keep Fiji in mind for a kid-friendly destination!