ISLAND NEWS

    2017 is the 34th Musket Cove Fiji Regatta

    PRESS RELEASE.

    CRUISING AND RACING YACHTS FROM ACROSS THE SOUTH PACIFIC ARE HEADING TO THE 34th MUSKET COVE FIJI REGATTA.

    Sailors from around the Pacific and beyond are already signaling their intention to be part of the legendary Musket Cove Fiji Regatta, which will be staged from September 15-20 this year.

    Such is the interest in this spectacularly colourful event, that organizers’ are confident the fleet size will exceed last year’s record of 101.

    This will be the 34th running of the regatta, which is sailed out of Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina, an idyllic destination located on Malolo Lailai Island and amid the beautiful Mamanuca Islands west of Nadi. The region is widely recognized as being the sunniest in the entire South Pacific.

    Musket Cove Fiji Regatta is famous for its traditional, warm hospitality, excellent racing and a “Fun Factor” that remains on “high” from start to finish. The program is simple: sail by day and party by night.

    Among the many highlights during the week are the fancy dress Pirates’ Day set on nearby Beachcomber Island, the Musket Olympics, off-the-beach HobieCat racing, plus post-race parties and beach barbecues at the Musket Cove Yacht Club’s Island Bar.

    For the sailors, the signature event on the water is the 20 nautical mile Round Malolo Lailai Race which starts and finishes adjacent to Musket Cove Resort.

    Each year, many “landlubbers” also visit the island to experience the exciting atmosphere that accompanies Musket Cove Fiji Regatta. Musket Cove Island Resort offers special accommodation packages for the week.

    The majority of competing yachts lie at anchor just off the resort, however some berths at the island marina and set moorings, are available. It is suggested that owners wanting to secure a marina berth or mooring should book early. 

    DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 

    For more information about the event, email mcyc@musketcovefiji.com or call +679 666 2215 ext 253.

    Press / Media Information / Hi Res images contact  Alex Raicebe sales@musketcovefiji.com

     

    Oyster World Rally 2017

    PRESS RELEASE   -  01 March 2017

    Musket Cove Welcomes World Circumnavigators

    Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina is showing its sailing personality once again by welcoming 29 yachts from the 2017-2019 Oyster World Rally to its beautiful shores in October this year.

    The Rally is an epic voyage enabling Oyster yacht owners to fulfill their life-long dreams of circumnavigating the world. The journey will span 2.5years allowing plenty of time to relax and explore every island along the route and truly make some lasting memories.

    The adventure began from Antigua in January 2017 with yachts ranging from 45-82.5 feet cruising the Caribbean before transiting the Panama Canal in March, visiting the Galapagos Islands in April then crossing the vast Pacific Ocean to explore French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji and beyond.

    Around 110 crew from 12 different nations will get together for a week’s programme of fun and relaxation, supported by Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina in October. The visit to Malolo Lailai will round off six weeks exploring the beautiful islands of Fiji and give the fleet a chance to regroup and share tales of their adventures thus far.

    Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina is a true Fiji barefoot island experience with over 170 warm and friendly Fijians ready to welcome the Oyster fleet to their home. 

    Published by Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

    For further details and hi resolution pics please contact:

    Sales and Marketing Manager: Mr Alex Raicebe  sales@musketcovefiji.com

  • 2016 FESTIVE SEASON PROGRAM

    YOUR MUSKET COVE FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS

    PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

    CHRISTMAS EVE 24 DECEMBER

    o 6PM YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR FESTIVE MANAGEMENT COCKTAIL PARTY

    o A LA CARTE DINNER INCLUDING A SPECIALLY DESIGNED SHARED PLATTER MENU OF CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FARE.

    o BE ENTERTAINED BY THE STAFF AND THEIR CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS CHOIR. FOLLOWED BY THE MUSKET SERENANDERS

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY 25 DECEMBER

    o SANTA ARRIVES DURING BREAKFAST FOR GIFTS FOR THE KIDS

    o MORNING AND AFTERNOON, JOIN OUR TEAM FOR FAMILY ACTIVITIES 

    o SPECIAL PAMPERING SPA TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

    o GOURMET BUFFET DINNER WITH TRADITIONAL AND TROPICAL FARE. INCLUDING BAKED WHOLE TURKEYS, HONEY GLAZED LEG HAM, VARIETY OF SEAFOODS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. 

    ADULT F$125. CHILD UPTO 12 YEARS F$65

     

    NEW YEARS EVE 31 DECEMBER

    o JOIN US FOR FUN ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

    o SUPERVISED KIDS DINNER FOLLOWED BY ACTIVITIES AND MOVIES UNTIL 1AM. UNDER 6 REQUIRE BABY SITTERS

    o MARKET STREET BUFFET DINNER WITH SEAFOODS AND LIVE COOKING STATIONS

    ADULT - F$145.  CHILD UPTO 12 YEARS – F$65. 

    o ADJOIN TO THE MCYC ISLAND BAR AT 9PM AND LET THE PARTY BEGIN WITH DJ UNTIL THE WEE HOURS. PRIZES FOR BEST AND WORST COSTUMES.

     

    NEW YEARS DAY 01 JANUARY

    o BREAKFAST BRUNCH UNTIL 12 NOON o RECOVERY SPA TREATMENTS

     

    CHILD POLICY - UNDER 3 FREE, CHILD 4 UPTO 12 YEARS

     

    Prices include 25% Fiji Government taxes and levies.

     

  • CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET 2016

    CHRISTMAS MENU, MUSKET COVE - 2016

    Chilled green gazpacho

    Hand crafted bread ciabatta, whipped brown butter

     

    SEAFOOD SELECTION

    Saute king prawns, tomato, sweet chilli, garlic butter & wasabi cream mash

    Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, avacado sorbet, smoked tomato carpaccio, ponzu

    Steamed lobster, palm heart, green mango pickle & chimichurri salsa

    Kokoda, fish in malolo lime marinade, chilli, spring onion,capsicum and house pressed coconut

    Whole baked Reef Fish with ginger sesame soy & lime, miti dressing

     

    MEAT SELECTION - CARVERY

    Roast Turkey Galantine, Rosmary, Chestnut, Cibati Stuffing, Cranberry Jus

    Honey, Pinapple, Cherry Glazed Ham, Mustards & Relishes

    Crackling Pork, Baked Apple, Cider Jus

    Slow Roast Lamb leg, mint balsamic gravy

    Chicken roasted with sage and lemon

     

      VEGETABLE , SALAD SELECTION

    Palm heart, ota with miti dressing on bush lemon cous cous

    Grilled pumpkin, slow roast vine tomato, honey mustard seed dressing

    Baby potato, garlic mayo, soft boiled egg, crisp pancetta & spring onion

    Cococnut, green pawpaw, mango, pickling glaze, coriander

    Snake beans, bok choy, glass noddles, sesame soy dressing

    Rocket, walnut, pear, parmigiano, virgin olive oil & balsamic dressing

    Creamed rourou iwith lolo

     

    DESSERTS

    Fruit mince pies

    Steamed chirstmas pudding, warm custard & caramel sauce

    Pavlova, tropical fruit, chantilly cream

    Island churned ice cream selection

     

    F$145 per adult F$65 per child under 12.

    Price includes 25% Fiji taxes and levys

  • CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER UNDER THE COCONUTS

    CHRISTMAS EVE SHARING FEAST FOR TWO

     

    A TASTE TO BEGIN

    Spiced prawn lumi, focaccia toast

    Glass of Jansz Sparkling Rose

     

    SOUP

    Chilled green Gazpacho

     

    SEAFOOD PLATTER - ENTREE

    Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, avocado sorbet, smoked tomato carpaccio, ponzu

    Duo of lemon grass, tempera prawn, salt and pepper squid, garlic aioli, mango salsa, spring onion, rocket

     

    MEAT PLATTER – MAIN COURSE

    Roast lamb rump, mint salsa, sweet potato cakes, string beans.

    Salt crust baked turkey, spiced plantain, rosemary cranberry glaze

    Honey, Pineapple glazed ham, aubergine, pumpkin gruyere stack,

    maraschino cherry jus

     

    DESSERT PLATTER TO FINISH

    Steamed Christmas pudding, warm custard, caramel sauce

    Pavlova, tropical fruit, chantilly cream

    Coffee / Tea fruit mince pies

     

    F$190 per couple

    Includes 9% VAT, 10% STT & 9% Environment levy

  • 2016 Musket Cove Fiji Regatta - PROGRAM

    Bula
    Only five weeks until the 33rd Musket Cove Fiji Regatta kicks off. Your program of events and sailing attached. Once again we're expecting 70+ International yachts and crew for a week of fun and salling.
    Hope to see you soon.
    Vinaka
    The Musket Family

  • SUMMER MENUS BY PETER BECKER

    PRESS RELEASE – 8 December 2015 

    GREAT SUMMER CUISINE @ MUSKET

    As the seasons change, so does the produce.

    Musket Coves acclaimed chef Peter Becker has been busy sourcing the best local and imported produce for his latest menu upgrades.

    The new summer menu is light and fresh with a selection of Fiji delicacies, amazing seafood and a large vegetarian section.  

    The local fisherman deliver 4 times weekly and our organic farm has expanded their variety of fruits and vegetables.

    Sample dishes:

    Scallop ceviche, nama, palm heart, green pawpaw pickle

    Duo of lemon grass salt and pepper king prawn & squid with garlic aioli, spring onion & rocket

    Roast duckling, sesame baby bok choy oyster mushroom, vudi tostones, tomato chilli jam

    Green gazpacho, spiced cucumber sorbet, whipped cream fraiche, focaccia toast

    The Trader Café is also evolving with a great selection of pastries from the cabinet, spice rubbed rotisserie chickens, gourmet pizzas and much more light and healthy café cuisine.

     “Having Peter on board has been a revelation, and our culinary team are extremely excited to be working with, and learning from such a master. Equally exciting is Peters desire to unlock and incorporate Fiji ingredients ” says general manager Garry Snodgrass.

    The iconic island of Malolo Lailai, a leisurely fifty minute fast catamaran journey from Denarau and is the home of Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina. A wonderful fifty five room resort offering a truly Fijian barefoot island experience.

    Published by Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina

    Further details and hi resolution pics please contact:

    Sales and Marketing Manager – Mr Alex Raicebe  sales@musketcovefiji.com

  • MAJOR NEW ZEALAND SPONSORS FOR 2016 MUSKET COVE FIJI REGATTA

    PRESS RELEASE – 10 June 2016.

    New Zealand’s leading Yachting Institutions get behind

    Musket Coves 2016 Fiji Regatta

    Musket Cove is proud to announce the continued support and sponsorship from three of New Zealands’ major yachting institutions and some of Fiji’s premier business houses.


    TAURANGA MARINA

    A New Zealand Port of Entry. Tauranga Marina is a modern facility consisting of 500 fully serviced Marina berths. The Marina is located inside the Tauranga harbour within 5 minutes of both Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city shopping centres.


    PORT OPUA MARINA

    The Bay of Islands marina is an ideal place to call home. Rest and recharge in this peaceful place with your boat safely tucked into a world-class marina facility. The marina is completely protected from the ocean swells at the entrance to the Kawakawa Rivers.


    GULF HARBOUR MARINA

    Gulf Harbour Marina is one of New Zealand’s most popular marinas and marine service centres. Located within Greater Auckland and on the doorstep to the superb boating and cruising grounds of the Hauraki Gulf, the marina serves as an excellent safe haven with world class marine services .

    With too many to mention, a special thanks to our loyal Fiji sponsors. Which without their wonderful support, this iconic event would not be possible.

    For more information please contact.  Alex Raicebe sales@musketcovefiji.com

    Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina

    www.musketcovefiji.com

    DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASES

    MediaMarina

    2017 is the 34th Musket Cove Fiji Regatta

    PRESS RELEASE.

    CRUISING AND RACING YACHTS FROM ACROSS THE SOUTH PACIFIC ARE HEADING TO THE 34th MUSKET COVE FIJI REGATTA.

    Sailors from around the Pacific and beyond are already signaling their intention to be part of the legendary Musket Cove Fiji Regatta, which will be staged from September 15-20 this year.

    Such is the interest in this spectacularly colourful event, that organizers’ are confident the fleet size will exceed last year’s record of 101.

    This will be the 34th running of the regatta, which is sailed out of Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina, an idyllic destination located on Malolo Lailai Island and amid the beautiful Mamanuca Islands west of Nadi. The region is widely recognized as being the sunniest in the entire South Pacific.

    Musket Cove Fiji Regatta is famous for its traditional, warm hospitality, excellent racing and a “Fun Factor” that remains on “high” from start to finish. The program is simple: sail by day and party by night.

    Among the many highlights during the week are the fancy dress Pirates’ Day set on nearby Beachcomber Island, the Musket Olympics, off-the-beach HobieCat racing, plus post-race parties and beach barbecues at the Musket Cove Yacht Club’s Island Bar.

    For the sailors, the signature event on the water is the 20 nautical mile Round Malolo Lailai Race which starts and finishes adjacent to Musket Cove Resort.

    Each year, many “landlubbers” also visit the island to experience the exciting atmosphere that accompanies Musket Cove Fiji Regatta. Musket Cove Island Resort offers special accommodation packages for the week.

    The majority of competing yachts lie at anchor just off the resort, however some berths at the island marina and set moorings, are available. It is suggested that owners wanting to secure a marina berth or mooring should book early. 

    DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 

    For more information about the event, email mcyc@musketcovefiji.com or call +679 666 2215 ext 253.

    Press / Media Information / Hi Res images contact  Alex Raicebe sales@musketcovefiji.com

     

    MarinaMedia

    Oyster World Rally 2017

    PRESS RELEASE   -  01 March 2017

    Musket Cove Welcomes World Circumnavigators

    Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina is showing its sailing personality once again by welcoming 29 yachts from the 2017-2019 Oyster World Rally to its beautiful shores in October this year.

    The Rally is an epic voyage enabling Oyster yacht owners to fulfill their life-long dreams of circumnavigating the world. The journey will span 2.5years allowing plenty of time to relax and explore every island along the route and truly make some lasting memories.

    The adventure began from Antigua in January 2017 with yachts ranging from 45-82.5 feet cruising the Caribbean before transiting the Panama Canal in March, visiting the Galapagos Islands in April then crossing the vast Pacific Ocean to explore French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji and beyond.

    Around 110 crew from 12 different nations will get together for a week’s programme of fun and relaxation, supported by Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina in October. The visit to Malolo Lailai will round off six weeks exploring the beautiful islands of Fiji and give the fleet a chance to regroup and share tales of their adventures thus far.

    Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina is a true Fiji barefoot island experience with over 170 warm and friendly Fijians ready to welcome the Oyster fleet to their home. 

    Published by Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

    For further details and hi resolution pics please contact:

    Sales and Marketing Manager: Mr Alex Raicebe  sales@musketcovefiji.com

  • Media

    2016 FESTIVE SEASON PROGRAM

    YOUR MUSKET COVE FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS

    PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

    CHRISTMAS EVE 24 DECEMBER

    o 6PM YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR FESTIVE MANAGEMENT COCKTAIL PARTY

    o A LA CARTE DINNER INCLUDING A SPECIALLY DESIGNED SHARED PLATTER MENU OF CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FARE.

    o BE ENTERTAINED BY THE STAFF AND THEIR CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS CHOIR. FOLLOWED BY THE MUSKET SERENANDERS

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY 25 DECEMBER

    o SANTA ARRIVES DURING BREAKFAST FOR GIFTS FOR THE KIDS

    o MORNING AND AFTERNOON, JOIN OUR TEAM FOR FAMILY ACTIVITIES 

    o SPECIAL PAMPERING SPA TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

    o GOURMET BUFFET DINNER WITH TRADITIONAL AND TROPICAL FARE. INCLUDING BAKED WHOLE TURKEYS, HONEY GLAZED LEG HAM, VARIETY OF SEAFOODS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. 

    ADULT F$125. CHILD UPTO 12 YEARS F$65

     

    NEW YEARS EVE 31 DECEMBER

    o JOIN US FOR FUN ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

    o SUPERVISED KIDS DINNER FOLLOWED BY ACTIVITIES AND MOVIES UNTIL 1AM. UNDER 6 REQUIRE BABY SITTERS

    o MARKET STREET BUFFET DINNER WITH SEAFOODS AND LIVE COOKING STATIONS

    ADULT - F$145.  CHILD UPTO 12 YEARS – F$65. 

    o ADJOIN TO THE MCYC ISLAND BAR AT 9PM AND LET THE PARTY BEGIN WITH DJ UNTIL THE WEE HOURS. PRIZES FOR BEST AND WORST COSTUMES.

     

    NEW YEARS DAY 01 JANUARY

    o BREAKFAST BRUNCH UNTIL 12 NOON o RECOVERY SPA TREATMENTS

     

    CHILD POLICY - UNDER 3 FREE, CHILD 4 UPTO 12 YEARS

     

    Prices include 25% Fiji Government taxes and levies.

     

  • Media

    CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET 2016

    CHRISTMAS MENU, MUSKET COVE - 2016

    Chilled green gazpacho

    Hand crafted bread ciabatta, whipped brown butter

     

    SEAFOOD SELECTION

    Saute king prawns, tomato, sweet chilli, garlic butter & wasabi cream mash

    Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, avacado sorbet, smoked tomato carpaccio, ponzu

    Steamed lobster, palm heart, green mango pickle & chimichurri salsa

    Kokoda, fish in malolo lime marinade, chilli, spring onion,capsicum and house pressed coconut

    Whole baked Reef Fish with ginger sesame soy & lime, miti dressing

     

    MEAT SELECTION - CARVERY

    Roast Turkey Galantine, Rosmary, Chestnut, Cibati Stuffing, Cranberry Jus

    Honey, Pinapple, Cherry Glazed Ham, Mustards & Relishes

    Crackling Pork, Baked Apple, Cider Jus

    Slow Roast Lamb leg, mint balsamic gravy

    Chicken roasted with sage and lemon

     

      VEGETABLE , SALAD SELECTION

    Palm heart, ota with miti dressing on bush lemon cous cous

    Grilled pumpkin, slow roast vine tomato, honey mustard seed dressing

    Baby potato, garlic mayo, soft boiled egg, crisp pancetta & spring onion

    Cococnut, green pawpaw, mango, pickling glaze, coriander

    Snake beans, bok choy, glass noddles, sesame soy dressing

    Rocket, walnut, pear, parmigiano, virgin olive oil & balsamic dressing

    Creamed rourou iwith lolo

     

    DESSERTS

    Fruit mince pies

    Steamed chirstmas pudding, warm custard & caramel sauce

    Pavlova, tropical fruit, chantilly cream

    Island churned ice cream selection

     

    F$145 per adult F$65 per child under 12.

    Price includes 25% Fiji taxes and levys

  • Media

    CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER UNDER THE COCONUTS

    CHRISTMAS EVE SHARING FEAST FOR TWO

     

    A TASTE TO BEGIN

    Spiced prawn lumi, focaccia toast

    Glass of Jansz Sparkling Rose

     

    SOUP

    Chilled green Gazpacho

     

    SEAFOOD PLATTER - ENTREE

    Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, avocado sorbet, smoked tomato carpaccio, ponzu

    Duo of lemon grass, tempera prawn, salt and pepper squid, garlic aioli, mango salsa, spring onion, rocket

     

    MEAT PLATTER – MAIN COURSE

    Roast lamb rump, mint salsa, sweet potato cakes, string beans.

    Salt crust baked turkey, spiced plantain, rosemary cranberry glaze

    Honey, Pineapple glazed ham, aubergine, pumpkin gruyere stack,

    maraschino cherry jus

     

    DESSERT PLATTER TO FINISH

    Steamed Christmas pudding, warm custard, caramel sauce

    Pavlova, tropical fruit, chantilly cream

    Coffee / Tea fruit mince pies

     

    F$190 per couple

    Includes 9% VAT, 10% STT & 9% Environment levy

  • Media

    2016 Musket Cove Fiji Regatta - PROGRAM

    Bula
    Only five weeks until the 33rd Musket Cove Fiji Regatta kicks off. Your program of events and sailing attached. Once again we're expecting 70+ International yachts and crew for a week of fun and salling.
    Hope to see you soon.
    Vinaka
    The Musket Family

  • Media

    SUMMER MENUS BY PETER BECKER

    PRESS RELEASE – 8 December 2015 

    GREAT SUMMER CUISINE @ MUSKET

    As the seasons change, so does the produce.

    Musket Coves acclaimed chef Peter Becker has been busy sourcing the best local and imported produce for his latest menu upgrades.

    The new summer menu is light and fresh with a selection of Fiji delicacies, amazing seafood and a large vegetarian section.  

    The local fisherman deliver 4 times weekly and our organic farm has expanded their variety of fruits and vegetables.

    Sample dishes:

    Scallop ceviche, nama, palm heart, green pawpaw pickle

    Duo of lemon grass salt and pepper king prawn & squid with garlic aioli, spring onion & rocket

    Roast duckling, sesame baby bok choy oyster mushroom, vudi tostones, tomato chilli jam

    Green gazpacho, spiced cucumber sorbet, whipped cream fraiche, focaccia toast

    The Trader Café is also evolving with a great selection of pastries from the cabinet, spice rubbed rotisserie chickens, gourmet pizzas and much more light and healthy café cuisine.

     “Having Peter on board has been a revelation, and our culinary team are extremely excited to be working with, and learning from such a master. Equally exciting is Peters desire to unlock and incorporate Fiji ingredients ” says general manager Garry Snodgrass.

    The iconic island of Malolo Lailai, a leisurely fifty minute fast catamaran journey from Denarau and is the home of Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina. A wonderful fifty five room resort offering a truly Fijian barefoot island experience.

    Published by Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina

    Further details and hi resolution pics please contact:

    Sales and Marketing Manager – Mr Alex Raicebe  sales@musketcovefiji.com

  • Media

    MAJOR NEW ZEALAND SPONSORS FOR 2016 MUSKET COVE FIJI REGATTA

    PRESS RELEASE – 10 June 2016.

    New Zealand’s leading Yachting Institutions get behind

    Musket Coves 2016 Fiji Regatta

    Musket Cove is proud to announce the continued support and sponsorship from three of New Zealands’ major yachting institutions and some of Fiji’s premier business houses.


    TAURANGA MARINA

    A New Zealand Port of Entry. Tauranga Marina is a modern facility consisting of 500 fully serviced Marina berths. The Marina is located inside the Tauranga harbour within 5 minutes of both Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city shopping centres.


    PORT OPUA MARINA

    The Bay of Islands marina is an ideal place to call home. Rest and recharge in this peaceful place with your boat safely tucked into a world-class marina facility. The marina is completely protected from the ocean swells at the entrance to the Kawakawa Rivers.


    GULF HARBOUR MARINA

    Gulf Harbour Marina is one of New Zealand’s most popular marinas and marine service centres. Located within Greater Auckland and on the doorstep to the superb boating and cruising grounds of the Hauraki Gulf, the marina serves as an excellent safe haven with world class marine services .

    With too many to mention, a special thanks to our loyal Fiji sponsors. Which without their wonderful support, this iconic event would not be possible.

    For more information please contact.  Alex Raicebe sales@musketcovefiji.com

    Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina

    www.musketcovefiji.com

    DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASES