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Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort

333 Queens Rd Fiji
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A small and friendly island resort with something for everyone! Situated on the majestic Fiji island of Malolo in the heart of the Mamanuca group just 15 kms from Fiji international airport. Central to the best Fiji surf breaks! The resort offers dramatic sunsets, is close to Fiji's great surf breaks, and delivers a very special experience - swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear waters on the surrounding coral reefs...unforgettable! Funky Fish also provides schedule and off schedule after-hours high-speed boat transfers, so that guests can be on the island the same day. We operate our own fast affordable transfer service from Anchorage private jetty (sister property). Guests travelling on our services from Vuda, Port Denarau or Nadi Airport will be greeted with shell leis and personally accompanied by our own staff to meet our marine transfer service. We look forward to welcoming you to Funky Fish Beach Resort.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Private beach
Room service
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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jwdnsdy wrote a review Jun 2022
Denver, Colorado25 contributions4 helpful votes
I LOVED Chef Max's dishes...every one was delicious. I was so grateful for Captain Bill taking us snorkeling, and getting us to Nadi for the day (we grabbed some bread for the breakfast bar next morning at the bakery while we were there!) and got a special dip in the ocean as a reward. :) Wati and Dave and Lumeli, the Manager, the whole place, in fact! are all wonderful. It honestly felt like family. Ana took care of housekeeping in our very simple but spacious and airy 2 bed beachfront bure. I loved the shower off the main house, with the private airy view of the trees above. Cat lovers will love the several kitties on property; dog lovers will love the neighbor's sweet rescues that walk the beach each day. Everyone comes for the legendary surf offshore. Stay for the warmth of Funky Fish. Seriously.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: Once you get 3 Bures from the Main area, you can't hear any sound except the ocean.
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fastcapri wrote a review May 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand46 contributions65 helpful votes
What do you expect for this price?? Well actually a lot!! This no 5 star resort with a 5 star price tag, this is just a well maintained cheap resort that provides everything you need... seriously nothing is wanted. Rooms are clean and well maintained, you get a bed (a little hard for my liking) a fridge/tea/coffee/jug. Best of all an outdoor shower!! ceiling fan no aircon, but we are under trees so is cool enough Restaurant/Bar/Pool are very good. Clean and maintained. Staff are super friendly, Tumeli manager really makes you feel welcomed and food is amazing (Thanks to Max) Best of all is the view ... volumes could be written... this is truly the heart of this place!!! not a 5 star resort but has 5+ star beach and ocean views. Truly hidden gem 💎
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Arrival by boat only. I suggest the Malolo Cat from Nadi to Musket Cove and organise with Tumeli...
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Joseph C wrote a review May 2022
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Enjoy your afternoon siesta by the pool on the big bed loungers by the pool and the sea breeze of Funky Fiji. Tucked out of the way, 23km, one hour catamaran boat ride, from Denarau Island, in between the big fancy resorts, on Malolo island, is the very funky resort of Funky Fish, your tranquil home in Fiji. Suited for the all you can get surfers or for those like me that seek privacy away from the bustling hoards of tourists on Denarau island. From Denarau, you catch the big catamaran for 120FJD one way. The price includes resort pick at 7am in Nandi, or expect to pay 7$-25$ FJD by taxi depending how close to the Denarau marina your resort is: Or, if I had known, you could catch the Malolo cat for $80FJD and be dropped off at the Musket cove resort on Malolo island, about a 20 minute or 5km long boat ride from Funky fish. Ring the Funky fish beforehand to ask for price, or, if you really want to miss Nadi or Denarau altogether, from the airport go directly to Denarau wharf. Be sure to contact Funky beforehand to organise a private taxi boat direct to Funky Fish for about $250FDS. There are 8 funky bures 2.4mx2.4m just bigger than a double bed, with basic standard and adjoining outside indoor shower and flushing toilet. Space inside is a squeeze so travel lightly. Don’t be put off by the marks on the linen. They’re clean. 😀 Each Bure has a ceiling fan, small fridge and hot water jug for tea or coffee. Open the door and shutters and you have the cool ocean breeze and small deck and chairs. There are two, two bedroom bures with kitchen facilities and lounge for those who need to spread out. The pride taken by the house cleaner who refreshed my room each morning did a great job, while having breakfast. The cook makes perfect poached, scrambled or sunny side up eggs. You’ll love the fresh pawpaw and pineapple with your toast, fruit juice and for me, endless cups of coffee. ☕️. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in the price for each nights stay. Dinner meals included, fish n chips and ice cream, spaghetti bolegnaise, curry chicken or pork chow mein. A desert is always included for dinner. Meal portions are dependent on your body size and appetite. You won’t go hungry. One morning I took a boat ride $45FJD to the grocery store and ATM at Musket cove and dropped by the resort for lunch. The dining, reception and bar surround the 2m metre deep infinity pool that over looks the ocean views. The reception area has wifi. I managed to download the last three episodes of Ozark on my phone. Intermittent 3G/4G is available depending on which bure you’re staying in. If you’re desperate to keep in touch with outside world ask to stay in the Funky 1 bure closest to the bar reception area, though bure 1-4 are close to the generator. Each bure is not more than two metres from the high tide mark of the beach. Enjoy the ocean views as sea breeze erodes the stresses and tension of work back home. From your bure, you’ll notice a pontoon oil rig looking structure on the Horizon 4km away, near the reef. It’s cloud 9, the floating booze and dance party bar. There you’ll meet the day trippers from Nadi and other resorts on Malolo island, wearing speedos and slinky gorgeous bikinis. You can buy a pass to Cloud 9 if want to hang out with the hipster sun worshiping crowd on Cloud 9 at funcky fish. Each session on cloud 9 is about 4 hours so If you’d like to spend all day there, you’ll need to pay for two and do boogie away on cloud 9. 👙🩲🕺 Funky fish resort have great XXL hammocks hanging between coconut trees to laze about and ponder, kayaks for the energetic and stand up paddle boards. There are surf boards to use but serious surfers bring their own. Each trip to the surf on the other side of the reef, takes about 30 minutes and costs 75$FJD for a four hour 🏄‍♂️ 🏄‍♀️ surfing thrill. There are also walking and running tracks for the athletic hiker and the views at the top of the hill of Malolo are spectacular. Funky fish is where the lithesome spirit hangs out. It’s suited for the adventurous couple, single traveller or bunch of surfing mates. At Funky fish, you’ll meet locals from all over Fiji working together to provide the best service they can. Each guest is treated like family and there is always a smile from all the workers who includes; the garden caretaker, the boating managers, the kitchen manager, bar manager, cleaning department manager, big machine engineer and the of cause the quiet Fiji Indian maintenance manager. Hospitality workers and Funky fish are genuine. All resort staff are organised and happily support each other as they go about their work, alongside the careful, gentle, and welcoming resort manager, Mr Tumeli. Bring along some repellent for the evenings, in case the breeze drops away. All you need to pack to stay here is a 6kg back pack. It’s all you need. Enjoy and safe travels to and from Funky Fish. Thank you Mr Tumeli and please extend my thanks to your wonderful team. A big vinaka to all of you. I give Funky Fish, 5 big bulla, funky fish out of 5, for privacy, down to earth, hidden local oasis, set amount the sea breeze, coconut palm tree canopy not far from Nandi, Denarau tucked among the big resorts of Plantation island, 6 Senses and Musket Cove. Funky Fish is truely, your home in Fiji. “Welcome Home.”
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Funky fish is vivid testing hotel. You can get you inbound 48-72 hour test at this resort.
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Michelle K wrote a review May 2022
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Funky Fish Beach Resort Malolo Island Fiji There is NO BEACH RESORT here! Accommodation was substandard. We were allocated a 3m by 3m box. I had previously emailed the manager that we were not young travellers (60 and 57 year olds). The shower and toilet were dirty and there was mould on the interior bin and bar fridge. The staff had no knowledge of surfing and there were NO safety measures in place that were necessary for a international traveller wanting to surf. The surfboards that we were expected to hire for for $45 each a day were waterlogged, chipped and they had no fins. The sheets on our bed were stained and dirty so we took them off and were forced to sleep on a bare mattress. The meal plans outlined on the website are FALSE. There were NO MEAL PLANS. NO 3 MEALS A DAY. There was no other boat to take us to the mainland until the next morning. There was no bread for breakfast the next day and we were forced to pay an additional fee to catch the earlier boat that morning. Another traveller who was an elderly Fijian wished to leave with us but the manager insisted he stay and wait for the later boat or pay the extra amount as we did. He was subsequently left alone on the beach to walk from the jetty back to his room. The manager did not care about this poor man, only obtaining more money. Dreadful Experience and we are out of Pocket 1000 dollars!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!! Do Not choose any room. They will all be dirty I would expect.
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KristenBriggs21 wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Thank you to the Funky Fish team, the warmth and hospitality shown to our family during our 5 day stay made for an incredible holiday. With great snorkelling right out the front and surfing and diving a short boat ride away the Funky Fish is an ideal location that doesn't break the budget.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Get the beach bungalows!
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Caramaye wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia31 contributions31 helpful votes
Funky fish! What a place. We were welcomed on arrival by the very gracious Tumeli, who throughout our stay took very good care of us. From organising daily trips (cloud 9, Mala Mala etc) to transfers to different islands. It's a simple, relaxed, easy going surf vibe. Max cooks the best eggs every morning, whilst you sit in the shade over looking the ocean. The pool is kept beautifully clean and it's fortunately cool temperature - very much needed in the hot Fiji sun! We stayed in one of the basic beach huts with a fan, would reccomend an air con room if you're a light sleeper. But can't really complain when waking up to the incredible view of the sea every day. Thank you for the great time!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Summer F wrote a review Apr 2022
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The staff took great care of us and the meals were outstanding! Tumeli was available for our every need. Chef Pete created incredible dishes for us each day. Bill took us for all-day tours for Fj$300 (so worth the money since there were four of us). The family bures didn't have AC, but it turned out to be cool enough with fans and screened windows throughout. The Wi-Fi was only available in the lobby and was incredibly slow. I still gave them 5 stars because of the value and top-notch service.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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dave.driggers wrote a review Apr 2022
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I booked a 3 day trip here at the end of March. My wife, my 18 yr daughter and 72-yr old mom accompanied me. We booked a 2 bedroom beachside bure that was inclusive of all meals. The room amenities said they included A/C, Desk and Safe. The resort said they inc.; outdoor grill, arcade/game room, grocery/convenience store, playground, laundry. I mention these specifically, since none of them existed. The lack of A/C was particularly irritating since it is a near requirement for my wife, who easily overheats in hot humid environments, and occasionally needs a respite. My wife was very disturbed as we were checking in, and we were offered a pair of mountain rooms that had A/C, but as titled (mountain) they are up a very steep and long set of stairs. We decided to stay in the 2 BD bure with fans and no A/C. The resort is very rustic, and has little to do besides the excursions, partly due to Covid (hiking was extremely limited with trails closed and overgrown), and the beach being extremely shallow. It can be navigated at high or very low tide, but neither is easy. I recommend booking a boat for the day (300FJ$) instead of individual (per person excursions), especially if you either have 4 people or join up with other guests. It gives value and freedom. The food was excellent, more simple on certain days with low supplies, but many choices when the mainland supply came in. Tumeli the manager is definitely on Fiji time, but met our needs. The rest of the staff was very responsive.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Elaine R wrote a review Mar 2022
SAN DIEGO2 contributions
The host/manager Tumeli met us at the dock. He made sure we had everything we needed from our minute of arrival until our departure. He made our trip delightful. Arranging our excursions with Captain Bill whenever we wanted. Out of the four days we stayed we did 5 hour boat trips 2 days and 2 days we visited close islands. Captain Bill took us to Cloud nine, Treasure Island, Castaway Island where we picked up pizza to go and partied on. I recommend visiting honeymoon island for snorkeling I was there three times at different tide levels. Pete, the chef, changed the menu daily to make sure we had a delicious variety. To my surprise Reapi the housekeeper quietly kept the room clean at all times. Overall a super great vacation place.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Emilio M wrote a review Mar 2022
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It could have been pretty good if they hadn’t had that manager.. Very bad, they definitely should get rid of him if they want to provide a good service. The rest of the staff are very friendly but not him.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort?
Nearby attractions include Cloud 9 (4.7 km) and Musket Cove Yacht Club Island Bar (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dicks Place Bar & Bistro, The Flame Tree, and Black Coral.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.