Bula! Welcome to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
When I first came to this resort, I discovered pristine coral reefs, spectacular landscapes and seascapes and the Fijian people, who are the friendliest people you will ever meet. This natural island paradise is also one of the premier dive destinations in the world. During your stay, I would like to invite you to visit the Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Center. Its unique approach to the environment brings to life the bond between ocean, land and culture.
For many years to come, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort will be an important source of inspiration for positive change in civilization’s relationship with the environment. My father once told me: “People protect what they love”. Let’s do that together!
Vinaka Vakalevu (Thank you very much)
No other Fiji Island resort combines relaxation and indulgence with an unsurpassed range of eco-friendly activities when guests are ready to pick up the pace.
Once you have arrived and settled, take a dip in the large oceanfront pool, spend a lazy day on the patio furnishings and begin to enjoy and plan your holiday. Each day at the resort features a daily activity that is special. This includes anything from the Coral Reef day to Day of the Fijian Feast. The daily events are exciting, fun, educational and will keep you busy.
Relax completely and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at the South Pacific’s most comprehensive spa facility. We feature Fijian massages and over 20 spa treatments.
The resort’s award-winning meals are served in an open-air dining room, which overlooks the sea and features a 60-foot high temple roof. Serving the “Best Food in Fiji” (Travel + Leisure, November 2002), the restaurant specializes in contemporary Fijian, South Pacific and International cuisine complemented by an extensive selection of fine wines. Overlooking the pool and ocean beyond, the bar serves non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer and exotic drinks. Each night during cocktail hour the local Fijian “Beach Boys” will entertain you with local Fijian and America songs. Private dining can also be arranged.
If you please you are welcome to explore Savusavu. The nearby town has shops, small restaurants, banks, a post office and farmer’s market selling a colorful array of fruits and vegetables. Our Saturday morning trip to the farmer’s market takes a look at local produce and what goes into the preparation of the Lovo, or Fijian feast.
Other activities at the resort include: kayaking, sailing and Hobie Cat, glass bottom boat tours, or take a fishing trip.
Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the 17-acre resort features 25 spacious bures. Built of local timbers, these traditional thatched Fijian bungalows provide privacy, comfort and personalized service. Each bure features rattan furnishings, king-size bed with custom-made mattress, small sitting area with desk, wooden louvered windows, overhead fan, and private deck with garden or ocean views.
Gardenview bures overlook tropical foliage, colorful flowers and exotic plants. Each bure is about 440 square feet with a 225 square feet deck, with a king bed and a day bed. Ideal for a couple with up to 2 children 12 years and under (rollaway bed for 2nd child). Oversized bathrooms in warm Italian tile offer double sink basins, separate shower, and hair dryer. Other amenities include minibar with complimentary beverages and snacks, French press coffee maker, plush robes and tropical flowers. To ensure a serene environment, the bures have no telephones or televisions.
Oceanfront bures are about 440 square feet with a 225 square feet deck including a hammock. Offering privacy and water views, this bure provides one king bed and one day bed. The perfect accommodation for a couple with up to 2 children 12 years and under (rollaway bed for 2nd child).
OCEANFRONT SUITE BURES
Designed for honeymoon couples or a family of four or five, each oceanfront suite bure offers privacy and splendid views. The bure is approximately 540 square feet with a single deck and a large stone mosaic patio, these bures have one king bed & one single day bed in the main area and one king bed in a separate, smaller room.
OCEANFRONT 2-BEDROOM BURES
Ideal for a family of four or five who want ocean views, comfort and more privacy, the bure offers two bedrooms and small sitting area in the main bedroom. The main bedroom features one king bed and one day bed. The smaller second bedroom provides two twin beds. The bure is approx. 542 square feet with a deck of 168 square feet Over sized bathrooms in warm Italian tile offer double sink basins, separate shower, and hair dryer. Other amenities include minibar with complimentary beverages and snacks, French press coffee maker, plush robes and tropical flowers. To ensure a serene environment, the bures have no telephones or televisions.
POINT REEF BURES
Set apart from the resort in a secluded area but with easy access to all we offer, these private split level bures are very spacious – ideal accommodations for honeymoon couples and romantic getaways. Each bure features about 750 square feet plus a balcony & 200 square foot deck. They have one king bed on the upper level and two separate day beds on the lower level or sitting area. All offer spectacular ocean views from the living room and bedroom. Children are welcome only during school holidays, including summer vacation.
HONEYMOON POINT REEF BURE
This one-of-a-kind bure is similar to the Point Reef bures, but features its own private spa tub on the deck overlooking the sea. Located on the point among secluded gardens, it’s an oasis of private indulgence – perfect for honeymoon couples. Oversized bathrooms in warm Italian tile offer double sink basins, separate shower, and hair dryer. Other amenities include minibar with complimentary beverages and snacks, French press coffee maker, plush robes and tropical flowers. To ensure a serene environment, the bures have no telephones or televisions.
VILLA (SPECIAL REQUEST)
L’Aventure Dive Shop has everything you need for an underwater adventure. Snorkels and fins are provided free of charge. Choose from an array of wetsuits, tanks, masks, fins and other accessories. The dive shop is also a great place to hear what’s going on under the waves, from shark sightings to the latest findings from the monthly reef check.
L’Aventure, the 37-foot custom-built, enclosed cabin dive vessel is equipped with the latest GPS plotter, color depth sounder and radar, catering for 12 divers, individual gear lockers, a freshwater shower, and complimentary soft drinks and cookies. It cruises at 16-18 knots. Each morning, the boat leaves the resort at about 8:30 a.m. and returns for lunch around 12:30. Full day trips, which are organized whenever possible, include a picnic lunch and return to the resort around 4:00 p.m. For beginners, the expert dive staff will welcome and guide you into the underwater world. Expert divers can do their own thing. The dive center provides PADI certified courses and Nitrox fills.
Known as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World,” Fiji offers the largest variety of fish and coral anywhere in the world. Small reef dwellers and large ocean pelagics (a class of fish that includes barracuda, tuna, and sharks) swim among the colorful reefs near the resort. The waters of the Koro Sea are known for their exceptional diversity, including a large number of identified dive sites and newer areas still being explored. From sites just 10 minutes away to the world-class Namena reefs, there are a variety of dives for novices and experts alike. Part of a great diving experience is the adventure of the unknown.
Thus, guests are welcome to join in exploration and help name new sites. Drift diving in some areas never previously dived is also possible. This is the place to see the big fish cruising in from the depths of the Koro Sea. Barracuda, spanish mackerel, dog-tooth tuna, mantas and large sharks regularly patrol these reefs. Shark Alley is a maze of swim-throughs, overhangs and chambers hide white tip reef sharks resting on sandy bottoms. Giant Mouri wrasse and grouper can be found hiding around the next corner. There are plenty of other sites to choose from that are abundant in reef and fish life.