Ten of us (6 adults and 4 kids, ages 4 to 8) have just returned from a week at Patrick's fantastic villa in Maui Bay.
The villa is right on the beach, so you're only a few steps away from the sea - if you can tear yourself away from the pool! There were lifejackets, fins, reef shoes, and masks/snorkels of all sizes available (incl kids sizes) if you don't bring your own. Three kayaks for use too, which was great. Can't recommend the snorkeling enough - so safe for the kids, and an amazing array of fish and coral to see. We went in the middle of July and the sea temperature was an easy 28/29 deg c! The water doesn't get deeper than chest height on adults either (unless you go past the edge of the reef, which is ages away).
Layout of the villa is great - everything opens out on the pool and then down to the beach. Plenty of spots for adults to chill out whilst still keeping an eye on the kids.
Pinkie, Boss and Maureen were great - not only did they clean up after us, but Pinkie was also very helpful when we needed to book taxis or transfers back to the airport, or for any questions we had!
We brought our own food and made good use of the bbq too, so didn't get to experience Pinkie's cooking, but that will be a must for next time :) Gazebo Cafe 3 mins away was great for the morning coffee run too.
Tip: bring earplugs if you are renting the rear villa, as there can be noise from the main road behind the property later in the evening and early morning.
Thanks Patrick for sharing your villa with us - we definitely had a holiday to remember!
We just returned from our first visit to Fiji, where we stayed at Coral Cove Villa for 5 nights prior to our Blue Lagoon Cruise. What a lovely stay. Each of the beds was comfortable and all 4 couples had their own spacious ensuite. We especially loved how the entire living area opened up to the pool deck. The location for our many beach walks and snorkeling was first rate as well.
Thank you Patrick for allowing us to rent your piece of paradise. We got to know your friendly and capable staff, Pinky and Maureen, who made sure that everything was just perfect for our stay. Pinky is a very gifted and excellent cook. We look forward to returning.
We just landed from our week at this gorgeous property. It’s as beautiful and well kept as the pictures show. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Pinky and the house staff are wonderful and willing to help with anything needed. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Some of our tips: gazebo coffee and cafe is across street about 3 min walk. Good for morning latte/smoothie and lunch. They even started delivering our order to us! Grocery mart and gas station about 5 min walk. Good for essentials (bread, milk, yogurt, crackers, drinks).
We did Fiji river tubing and it was fantastic. William (owner) is so knowledgeable about the island and culture. We learned so much.
We also did jet ski safari and it was another highlight. Book early in your stay as weather can cause cancellations and will allow time to reschedule.
Day trip to Malamala island before our late flight was perfect.
Most reliable ATM is around the corner at Naviti resort. About 5 min drive. We had dinner at that resort one night. Don’t bother. Pinky’s food way better.
We had Pinky cook several nights as well as book massages on the beach and do laundry. Wonderful! Settle up with payment in cash at the end.
We did horseback ride up into the mountains. Beautiful views.
Bring bug spray. We all got bit. Reef shoes a must. They have some on hand.
WiFi is available but slow by our standards. Don’t plan on streaming or downloading anything. We could check email and text and get online but it’s slow.
Truly a week in paradise. Great property and people.
12 of our family members from the UK, Oz and NZ came together and stayed at Coral Cove. We were blown away by this beautiful house, location and such helpful, friendly staff. We all agreed it was 10 days in paradise and would definitely return! Thank you so much!
Not 5 star. Photos taken a long time ago. Plenty of things broken & missing. Not suitable for 15 people.