Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji

Accommodation Type: Resort
Number of rooms: 25

The award-winning, five-star Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is one of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific. Located on the island of Vanua Levu on 17 acres of a coconut plantation, Fiji Islands Resort overlooks the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay. The acclaimed resort is an international favorite for romance, honeymoons and weddings; scuba diving; and families, who want to combine heavenly surroundings and exceptional dining with an unsurpassed range of eco-friendly activities. Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands resort is the only resort that employs a full-time marine biologist to help visitors appreciate the underwater world of Fiji. To relax, unwind, rejuvenate, be pampered and indulged - through a serene tropical setting, welcoming accommodations of traditional Fiji Island, award-winning dining and service, and comprehensive spa services. Or if you would rather be active, and engage and participate in an exceptional range of cultural, educational, environmental and recreational experiences, for couples, families and divers. 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.

Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the 17-acre Fiji Islands 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. 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 at Fiji Islands Resorthave no telephones or televisions.

Facilities: Oceanfront bures are about 440 sq. ft. with a 225 sq. ft. deck including a hammock. Offering privacy and water views, this bure provides one king bed and one day bed. Perfect for a couple with one child. There are a range of alternative bures available.

Awards

Destination: Fiji

Official website: Fiji Islands Resort

I wanted you to know how much we three really enjoyed the resort. Your staff is absolutely fantastic! Not just friendly, but sincere about their friendliness. I really hesitate to mention names because they were all outstanding. The foods were outstanding, the table settings were outstanding, the bures were outstanding. The grounds were immaculate and beautiful. We enjoyed the trips (market, rain forest, village. I can't say enough positive comments about the Cousteau resort and have already begun to inform colleagues. Thank you for having such a wonderful respite.

I have been meaning to write to tell you how wonderful our experience was at the Cousteau Resort. From the moment we arrived at the resort, jet lagged to the max, to the day we departed, your welcome and your staff was superb. I might know a thing about this, as I head up the guest relations department of the winery. We have traveled many places and stayed in many hotels etc. and I normally check them off my list, as in nice place to visit but no real need to go back. However, you and the staff at Cousteau changed all that. We will see you again.