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Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort was built on the site of a former coconut plantation. This lush 17-acre property features 25 luxuriously appointed bures set on the shores of beautiful Savusavu Bay with views of the coral reefs and the mountains beyond.

Your stay at Jean Michel will include all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, round-trip ground transportation to/from Savusavu Airport, WiFi, Bula Club for Kids – a complimentary award-winning child care / educational program, and a seemingly never-ending array of exciting activities and excursions. 

Dining at Jean-Michel Resort is a delight. Chef Lee sources fresh, seasonal ingredients from the local area and other regions of Fiji. He also grows many herbs, fruits, vegetables, and edible flowers in the Organic Garden on the resort’s grounds.  His creations are principally Fijian but are influenced by his Asian heritage and his international travels that have afforded him a broad repertoire.  The result is a wonderfully eclectic array of dishes that will become one of the many highlights of your stay.

Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of conservationists believe our modern society can learn a lot about achieving a sustainable environment from the Fijian’s agricultural and fishing practices. The resort is dedicated to the preservation of a pristine environment where physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation come naturally.

The bures are very well appointed with many luxurious touches including deluxe king beds, over-sized bathrooms, and private decks, perfectly designed for both couples and families.

GARDENVIEW BURES
These spacious Gardenview Bures are surrounded by luxuriant tropical foliage with exotic flowers, affording privacy. They each have a deck, a relaxing chair hammock and outdoor seating with lounge chairs.  Each Gardenview Bure has a luxurious king bed and a day-bed, making these bures ideal for either a couple, or a family with up to two children. A rollaway bed can be provided for a second child.   Maximum capacity 4 guests

OCEANFRONT BURES
The Oceanfront Bures, with blissful views of Savusavu Bay are just steps away from the beach. There is a split-level deck, outdoor seating with relaxing chairs and chaises lounges, and an inviting hammock to complete the picture.  These beachfront bures have a luxurious king bed and a day-bed, perfect for either a couple, or a family with up to two children. A rollaway bed can be provided for a second child.  Maximum capacity 4 guests

OCEANFRONT 2-BEDROOM BURES
Slip away to the enchantment of Fiji with extra privacy and comfort. An Oceanfront 2-Bedroom Bure makes the perfect family accommodation of four, five or even six.  The main bedroom features a luxurious king bed and a daybed. The smaller second bedroom has two single beds that can convert to one king bed. Step outside to breathtaking views from your spacious deck and relax in the hammock or on the chaise lounges.   Maximum capacity: 6

DELUXE OCEANFRONT 2-BEDROOM BURES
With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms these bures offer ultimate privacy for parents traveling with children, or 2 separate areas for 2 couples traveling together. With a large deck , chaise lounges and a hammock, these bures offer magnificent views of Savusavu Bay.  The master bedroom has a luxurious king bed and a daybed, while the second bedroom has the option of a king bed or two single beds.  Maximum capacity 6 people

POINT REEF BURES
These secluded, split-level ocean view bures are designed for either a very special romantic get-away or as a spacious retreat for a family. These bures are designed with a half wall between the upper & lower levels. The upper level with a King bed and balcony includes a separate sleeping area for couples whilst the lower level affords ample living space, or sleeping accommodations for children. Furthermore, they offer split-level decks, chaise lounges, hammocks and more.  Each Point Reef Bure offers a spectacular view of Savusavu Bay with the mountains in the distance and the sunsets are unimaginable.  Maximum capacity 5 people

HONEYMOON POINT REEF BURES
Celebrate your romance surrounded by the utmost secluded tropical luxury. This one-of-a-kind bure features its own private spa tub on the upper deck outside the master bedroom. It’s an oasis in its own private garden and romantics will enjoy the spectacular view of Savusavu Bay and beyond.  The sunsets… you will have to see for yourself. Maximum capacity 2 adults Or we can accommodate up to 5 people

PRESIDENTIAL VILLA
Rivalling the most coveted accommodations in the South Pacific. This luxury villa redefines indoor/outdoor living in a tropical paradise.  Experience this private retreat within its walled garden and expansive decks. It boasts a private infinity pool, a master suite with sunken tub and jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor showers, a separate living room with en-suite in its own bure (which can be used as a comfortable second bedroom) and so much more.  Special amenities include: a bottle of sparkling or still wine on arrival, one 60-minute Bobo massage treatment per person and a cocktail per adult with Hors d’Oeuvres each evening.  
Maximum capacity: 5 people

Scuba Diving
The Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Centre is a full-service facility offering a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences for certified divers and beginners. You can dive on the world-famous Namena marine reserve sites and explore the waters surrounding the resort which offer the largest variety of fish and coral on the planet; seemingly bottomless drop-offs, multi-colored soft corals, and perfect coral gardens supporting an abundance of spectacular marine life.


SNORKELING
Discover the many snorkeling sites either directly off the pier or a short boat ride away. Fiji is the soft coral capital of the world and due to the waters surrounding the resort being part of a marine reserve, the abundance of marine life is extraordinary. 
You can dive at the world-famous Namena marine reserve site and explore the waters surrounding the resort. These areas offer the largest variety of fish and coral on the planet; seemingly bottomless drop-offs, multi-colored soft corals, and perfect coral gardens supporting an abundance of spectacular marine life. Not to be missed!

RESORT RESIDENT MARINE BIOLOGIST
The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is proud of its Marine Biologist & Naturalist, Johnny Singh. It is the only resort in Fiji with a Marine Biologist on staff. You will see him helping our guests explore and understand the diverse natural wonders to be found at and near the resort. He is constantly involved in educational endeavours to enrich the guests’ experience and which benefit the local community.  Johnny personally leads guests in a wide variety of activities.  Here are a few examples:

Educational Presentations on local marine life: 
On various evenings during the week Johnny gives presentations about a wide variety of topics related to the marine life found in the waters of Savusavu Bay as well as the coral reefs. His presentations are always entertaining, yet educational.

Snorkeling trips (day & nights)
Snorkeling, whether by day or at night, is one of Johnny’s great passions. He frequently leads small groups of guests on different snorkeling excursions close to the resort. Be sure to sign up and observe the incredible underwater world of soft coral for yourself!

Reef assessment & reclamation
Helping to preserve the coral reefs is high on our list of priorities. Johnny participates in an international program that monitors the health of reefs all around the world. Guests are always welcome to join Johnny whenever he conducts assessments on the reefs surrounding the resort.

FIJI EXCURSIONS & ADVENTURES
On set days each week there are five complimentary off-site excursions (*) and some other Fiji adventure tours at moderate prices. From hiking through a tropical rainforest to kayaking down a river, discover boundless opportunities for fun and adventure in Fiji.

VISIT NUKUBALAVU, A TRADITIONAL FIJIAN VILLAGE*
An afternoon of authentic Fijian culture. Meet the Village Chief and enjoy traditional dance performances.

RAIN FOREST & WATERFALL TOUR*
Experience hiking through a tropical rainforest and discover a hidden waterfall. Take a refreshing dip in a natural fresh-water jungle pool.

MANGROVE ADVENTURE*
Explore the mangroves nearby the resort in Savusavu Bay with our resident marine biologist. Plant mangrove seedlings to assist us in reducing our environmental footprint and discover the amazing coastal ecosystem of the tropics.

FARMERS’ MARKET*
Visit the nearby town of Savusavu and explore the colorful local market. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Saturday morning, the traditional shopping day of the Fijian people.

CONNECT WITH KIDS’ PRIMARY SCHOOL VISIT*
Families will particularly enjoy this activity on Friday afternoons. Kids will be invited to join children of their own age at a local primary school and participate in class for a short time to make a new friend and a pen-pal.

KAYAKING & SUP
Enjoy kayaking down a picturesque river in the lush hinterland of Vanua Levu Island. We also offer a guided kayaking tour for our guests, where you’ll explore the beautiful coral, flora and fauna of Savusavu Bay.

PEARL FARM TOUR
Take a guided tour of the incredible J.Hunter Pearl Farm in Savusavu Bay, a short distance from the resort. You’ll see where the gem-quality pearls come from and all about the science behind them… a truly unique experience.

FLORA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Be prepared to be amazed at the beauty and variety of the natural plant species at this certified botanical garden just minutes from the resort. Among many other specimens you will see one of the most varied collections of palm species in this hemisphere.

BULA CLUB FOR KIDS
Kids love the Bula Club!  This complimentary award-winning kids club features fun, exploration, educational games, and all kinds of activities that encourage kids to discover the world around them. Each child 5 and under is assigned a dedicated “nanny” for the duration of their stay. Children 6 to 12 are in groups of five led by a “buddy”.
Parents can enjoy a carefree Fiji family holiday and have plenty of time for relaxation and romance.

Resort Philosophy
The goal of the Bula Club is to expand children’s horizons and help them better understand and appreciate the world around them while learning how they can conserve and protect it. They can join in a wide-ranging program of fun and stimulating activities every day and also learn about Fijian culture.

Hours 
Open from 8.00am to 9.00pm. Parents can enjoy activities on their own, confident that their children are enjoying everything that Bula Club has to offer and are well taken care of.

Facilities 
Just a short walk from the main building and the bures, the Bula Club seems like a world away. The facilities provide a safe environment for children’s games, educational activities, dining, music, child care, short excursions within the resort, and much more. There is a swimming pool with a waterslide, a kiddies’ pool with a waterslide, and a toddlers’ pool. A jungle gym, zip-line, trampoline, sandbox, and arts & crafts centre also make up this place of fun and learning.

Family friendly Fiji holidays
The children will become thoroughly engrossed in the various activities that are programmed throughout each day. Parents are encouraged to participate at any time. There is a program for children up to 5 years old (“Lei Lei” program) and a separate program for those 6 to 12 years old (“Marau” program). These programs are carefully designed to meet the needs of the specific age groups.

Junior chef program
Children, 6 to 12 years old are encouraged to participate in the ‘Junior Chef’s Program’. They will visit the resort’s Organic Garden to harvest produce and assist in the preparation and delivery of either lunch or dinner for the day. This farm-to-plate concept is taught along with other aspects of organic farming such as composting and planting.

Dining
Our youngest guests who take part in the Bula Club have the option to have lunch and/or dinner at the dining area of the Bula Club. Specially prepared dishes are designed with our younger guests in mind with a focus on fresh and wholesome ingredients.
Parents are free to have lunch or dinner in the adult section of the main restaurant if they wish.

Child care
The Bula Club also incorporates childcare. Parents can brief their assigned nanny about their specific needs, if any, and dietary restrictions are easily catered for. Parents are encouraged to include their nanny in family activities outside of the Bula Club. We know that children sometimes need time out from fun. If parents are busy during the day, our nannies will follow the parents’ requested schedule for naps or take kids for quiet time on the beach. In the evening, after parents have put their children to bed, the nanny can take over, so parents can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner by themselves.

Family friendly resort programs
Our programs are designed to ensure a fun, safe and educational experience for the entire family. Thanks to nannies being dedicated to each child and his or her specific needs, kids enjoy activities and experiences of a lifetime that will become treasured memories. With their children happy and safe, parents enjoy a carefree holiday as a couple and the pleasures of rest, relaxation and romance.  Each day children choose which activities they wish to participate in. If parents prefer their kids not to participate, we have many activities for the whole family to enjoy together.

Yoga
Early risers will love the complimentary restorative yoga sessions.

Spa treatments
In the privacy of one of the beach-side treatment bures, you can immerse yourself in a soothing and restorative spa treatment designed to induce harmony and balance the senses.

Kids Sea Camp in Fiji is a unique and magically family vacation based at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. From the Fijian culture to the luxury of the resort to the amazing diving it’s a very special way to spend your Thanksgiving week.

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Splendor in Savusavu
Stay 6 nights / Pay 5
* Valid for travel Jan 5-Jun 17, 2022, Jul 17-Sep 16, 2022, Oct 8-Dec 20, 2022 + Jan 4-Mar 31, 2023