Jean Michel Cousteau


Flickering lanterns guide you down the wooden jetty reaching far out over the lagoon's dark blue waters. Draped in crisp cotton and candle-lit, set with finest crystal and precious china, a private table has been set up for you and your loved one at the jetty's secluded far end.


The southern hemisphere's brilliant night sky adding glitter to glamour, settle down to a romantic gourmet dinner at the end of perfect day in paradise. Bula! - and welcome to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort read more » – the world-famous diver's grandson's luxury hotel.


Dropped into the South Seas' infinite expanse of sunlit blue waters, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fijian Islands Resort is located on Vanua Levu Island. Relish the tropical splendour and the magnificent views of Savusavu Bay.


No matter whether you have arrived in search of private seclusion or to be out and active enjoying the thrills of sun, sand and sea – the luxury hideaway is sure to provide a memorable and fulfilling holiday experience.


The romantic setting is complemented by state-of-the-art gourmet cuisine that includes South Pacific, Fijian and international delicacies served in a delightful open-air restaurant. Certainly, the star-strewn night sky additionally season the cuisine's fine treats.


Twice a week, you may experience the scrumptious, traditional delights prepared in the Fijian Lovo oven. No more be said... come and taste for yourself!


Another highlight is the Mongolian barbecue – a culinary experience par excellence! And later, meet the other guests over a refreshing drink at the cosy bar. Sip a cocktail mixed to perfection or fine wine, eyes resting on the ocean's expanse.


And when the Beach Boys bring out their instruments the tunes may not be what you may first have expected: The Fijian ensemble crack out the traditional island songs that have very little to do with their namesake’s great hits.


On a different day, request one of the friendly captains to take you out to the small islet Naviavia. Picture the setting: Just you and your loved one – a gourmet picnic and some ice-cold champagne – on the beach!


And last but not least: Quite naturally it is no coincidence that Jean Michel Cousteau founded his luxury resort on Vanua Levu. Some of the Fiji’s best dive sites are located in the immediate vicinity.


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The Jean Michel Cousteau Fijian Islands Resort offers a total of only twenty five typical Fijian burés that nestle most idyllically amidst the lush tropical green of a former coconut plantation. Generously read more » spaced apart, the units are perfectly private.


Natural and local materials were used for the construction, allowing the units to blend with their surroundings. Wicker furniture adds another touch of cosiness to the ambience.


Sink into the extra large soft beds and wait for South Seas dreams to come. A ceiling ventilator sends a refreshing breeze blowing through your home away from home and the floor to ceiling windows flood the interior with light.


The bathrooms are a design delight: Decked-out in an Italian style, the units offer two washbasins, a bathtub as well as a separate shower. Wrap yourself into a soft towel and dry off on your private terrace that commands a breathtaking view of the Pacific or the flowering gardens.


The terrace is a lovely place to while away an hour or two. Help yourself to a drink from the mini bar or prepare yourself a steaming coffee and enjoy the sensation of having time to spare. Encouraging you to unplug completely, no telephone or TV distracts you from the natural splendour all around.


The Gardenview Bures, as the name suggests, command a wonderful view of the resort's tropical gardens. A large bed and additional daybed tempt you to indulge in sweet idleness.


The comfortable hammock strung out in front of the Oceanfront Bure quickly becomes a favourite spot for a swing. The Oceanfront Suite Bure boasts an extra large patio commanding a spectacular ocean view.


The perfect accommodation for families, the Oceanfront Two Bedroom Bures offer plenty of space to spread out. The Point Reef Bures lie tucked away in an extra lonely spot and offer a separate bed- and living room. The Honeymoon Point Reef Bure's additional feature is a private Jacuzzi on the terrace.


Certainly the Jean Michel Cousteau Resort's finest, The Villa sports supreme luxuries on no less than 168 square metres. The villa includes a living room, kitchen, shower bathroom, bedroom with king-sized beds and a second bathroom boasting a whirlpool.


The elegant, private terrace easily accommodates a daybed directly adjacent to the large private pool and the open-air shower … welcome to paradise!


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The Jean Michel Cousteau Fijian Islands Resort offers you a special activity every day. Mondays are dedicated to the coral reef. The day starts with snorkelling. Later, in the afternoon, a biologist points read more » out some interesting facts and figures on the diverse ecosystem and the corresponding pictures are shown at night.


On Tuesdays you may step into the shoes of a Fijian and experience everyday island life on a visit to the village. On Siga Lotulevu, otherwise known as Wednesday, you may explore the resort's mangrove forests.


Plant your own mangrove tree and learn more about the harsh environmental conditions where the ocean meets the land. A day later, on Thursday, you may then learn more about the island's lush rainforests. Hike the twisting trails and take a refreshing dip in a pool hidden deep in the jungle.


Friday is coconut day! There certainly is more to coconuts than cracking the hart shell, although you will be opening quite a few. A healthy appetite is a requirement!


Saturday you may travel to Savusavu just in time for the markets. Savour the exotic sights and smells and try the local fruit and specialities. Remember to pick up a souvenir or present for your loved ones back home.


“Siga Tabu” does not only sound great, it is the Fijian name for Sunday: A day dedicated entirely to sweet idleness and relaxation. Take the time for a long, slow stroll down the beach or just kick back and unwind by the swimming pool.


Of course, there is also plenty to do outside the resort's weekly programme. For example, you may take a kayak or catamaran out onto the blue ocean. And great news for parents: The Bula Club takes perfect care of your little charges, offering fascinating days filled with entertainment and education.


Having been out and active, treat yourself to a revitalising spell at the resort's excellent spa. Wrap yourself into exotic fragrances with an aroma therapy or allow caring hands to apply the Island Body Wrap – a professional massage with finest coconut oil.


The Jean Michel Cousteau Fijian Islands Resort is the perfect destination for enthusiastic divers. The dive centre runs trips to some of the best dive sites in the South Pacific.


Explore the magnificent underwater wonderland to your heart's full content. Moreover, a resident marine biologist offers a detailed introduction to the ecosystem for interested divers.



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