7 Bucket List Experiences at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji
With its 330 islands, Fiji has long been a popular holiday destination. If you’ve ever dreamed of an idyllic island getaway in the South Pacific nation, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort on Savusavu Bay will likely exceed all your expectations.
The serene resort was one of the world’s first eco-luxe resorts, and you can customize your vacation to include just about anything you could want from an island adventure. Consider trying these experiences on your next visit. They are all worthy of your to-do list.
Stay in a Bure by the sea
Bures at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort are crafted in a traditional Fijian style and have a sturdy thatched roof, and a ceiling fan helps cool things down in hot weather. When you stay in a beachfront bure, you can open your front door to breathtaking views and the wonderful sound of the ocean waves.
Visit the village of Nukubalavu
No visit to the island is quite right without a visit to the village of Nukubalavu. Its name means Long Beach, and it is located just two miles south of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Tours are organized weekly for customers who want to experience the market and see other parts of the rural village. It is also home to many of the resort’s staff.
Enjoy a world-class diving experience
Thanks to its location on the island of Vanua Levu, divers come from all over the world to experience the resort’s dive sites, such as the famous Namena Reef. The diversity of fish and corals is magnificent. If you’ve always wanted to dive but never made the time, even beginners can get certified to dive during a three-night stay at the resort.
Try the delicious vegan cuisine
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort’s vegan menu is fantastic and plentiful, so you don’t have to repeat the same meals during your stay. (Of course, you might want to if you discover a favorite dish, and that’s okay, too.) You can eat your meals in the main dining room or even have them delivered to your bure. The chef is also happy to prepare vegan desserts. For a memorable meal, add a vegan picnic on the resort’s private island, so beautiful that many couples choose to get married there.
Get a beachside massage
Yes, you can get a massage anywhere, but have you experienced a restorative massage listening to the sounds of the sea, inhaling the sweet air and feeling the sun on your back? The resort’s beachfront massages have been specially designed to meet a variety of needs, so you can discuss what you need and enjoy a massage planned just for you.
Fly first class on Fiji Airways
If you’ve ever wanted to try flying first class, this vacation would be the one for you. When you book a business class flight to the island nation, it feels like the luxurious experience has already begun. Fiji Airlines offers sleeper seats for business class travel so you can sleep easily on an overnight flight after dining and drinking in comfort.
Plan a getaway with your extended family
No matter how you choose to get to Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort or what you decide to do once there, almost everyone will find something to enjoy along the way. You can even bring your kids without compromising on the romance or adventures you’re having as there’s a kids’ club on-site that’s so kid-friendly that families return year after year. Babies and very young children have their assigned nanny when they are at the club. Much effort is made to provide Fijian hospitality to every guest.