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If you are looking to honeymoon in Fiji or vacation with your family in Fiji, take a look at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. I recently discovered this gem of a resort located at the end of a dead end dirt road just a short distance from Savusavu Airport on the northern island of Vanua Levu in Fiji. On this particular trip I was able to see or stay at a dozen high end resorts in Fiji and from the moment I stepped foot on the Cousteau property, I knew I was in for a special experience.
The way the resort is laid out gives it an exotic, romantic feel as well as being both casual and comfortable at the same time. The 24 bures are exquisitely placed along manicured paths that wind along through the tropical landscape of the property. The resort is perfect for either couples or families as the family areas, ie. pool and bula kids club are set back on the resort and separated from other parts of the resort. There are separate dining areas for families or adults, yet the resort doesn’t feel divided or disjointed. The bures are nicely furnished in traditional Fijian style and it was very relaxing to sit on my patio and watch the sunset in such an exotic location. For honeymooners or couples, Cousteau offers:
- Adult Daily Adult Snorkeling Trips Adult Only Dining Adult Only Serenity Pool Romantic Beachfront Bures with private patios facing the ocean and beach The Ultra Luxurious “Villa Suite” located at the end of the winding path
For families, Cousteau offers:
Lailai Bula Club Programme for children 0-5 years old with complimentary nanny services and daily activities such as beach walks, snorkel trip in the glass bottom boat with your nanny, lunch at the Bula Club, soccer, volleyball, crab races etc.
Maua Bula Club Programme for children 6-13 years old with a variety of activities that vary daily Each child is assigned a Bula “buddy” giving mom and dad some precious alone time
One of my favorite aspects of Jean-Michel Cousteau is their Dive Shop and staff. I was able to snorkel with their resident Marine Biologist “Johnny” who shared his vast knowledge of the coral and fish as we spent a couple hours snorkeling at one of the many snorkel sites easily accessed from the resort. Johnny handed me several creatures to feel and hold and I learned so much. The resort offers daily Reef Flat Walks with Johnny as well as slide presentations that explore the secret lives of the coral critters. It is easy to understand why this resort is one of the premier dive destinations on the globe.
The quality of the food is everything you would expect from a high end resort. I enjoyed the best tuna I have ever had for dinner one night and I can’t say enough about the eggs in the morning because they are so fresh! The menu changes daily and most of the fantastic meals incorporate fresh ingredients grown right on property in their organic garden which is AMAZING! At Cousteau, the only items not included are drinks, diving and massages.
In addition to enjoying your time at Cousteau, you might take a day trip to the nearby Pearl Farm or take in local rugby match in the nearby town of Savusavu. Cousteau Resort is a great place to call home while you are experiencing the beautiful islands in the north. Give me us a call when you are ready to discover the beautiful islands and people of Fiji at 1-800-321-7907 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.