- This eco-friendly, family-friendly resort, on Fiji’s more rugged island, Vanua Levu, has enduring appeal, with its own private island, cultural and marine activities, traditional ‘bure’ bungalows, and a dive centre approved by none other than the son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.
- Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is all about underwater exploration, and even boasts a marine biologist.
- Cocktails are great; prop up at the elegant Lounge Bar or have a drink poolside or on the pier.
- There’s also a seaview pool, boutique, yoga, spa bure, tennis court, and private island trips to Naviavia.
- The traditional Fijian “Lovo” feast is a remarkable festive event celebrated every week at the resort.
- The goal of the Bula Club is to expand children’s horizons and help them better understand and appreciate the world around them.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
This is your opportunity to experience the underwater world of Jean-Michel Cousteau close up. 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 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!
Considered to be one of the top ten dive sites in the entire world, the Namena Marine Reserve is just a short 40-minute boat ride from the resort. Unparalleled biodiversity. The Namena Marine Reserve is home to thousands of species of fish, invertebrates and hundreds of species of corals and marine plants. Namena is a migratory pathway for cetaceans; you may encounter species such as bottlenose and spinner dolphins, or pilot, minke, sperm, and humpback whales. Namena offers a wide variety of diving experiences. While staying at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, the chance to dive at Namena is an opportunity of a lifetime! Under the direction of Jean-Michel Cousteau, our PADI-certified scuba diving excursions explore excellent dive sites just 10-20 minutes away by boat. If you’ve never tried scuba diving before, our half-day resort course gives you the chance to do so! Your instructor will teach you about the foundations of scuba diving as well as introducing you to the gear before you get into the pool to learn basic scuba skills.
Marvel at the color, beauty and diversity of the extraordinary underwater world in Savusavu Bay. See a multitude of tropical marine life from the comfort of our glass bottom boat. Prepare to be amazed.
Go trolling in Savusavu Bay for Tuna, Mahimahi, Walu, Wahoo or Marlin. 3-hour, half-day or full-day tours are available.
Sit with one of the elders and learn about the ancient myths and legends that have become part of the folklore for over more than 3,000 years of history.
Walk on the reef flats at low tide with our Marine Biologist to discover more about the fascinating coral reef ecosystem.
Our staff is always available for a friendly battle on the court.
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery while you leisurely explore the shoreline of Savusavu Bay.
Nothing but you, the powdery sand between your toes and the gentle sound of the rippling ocean. Enjoy a specially prepared picnic for two on your own private island. Linger for a while and prepare to be amazed by the tropical sunset.
Join the Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Masters for a seemingly endless choice of spectacular dive sites in and around Savusavu Bay. The Namena Marine Reserve is considered to be one of the world’s top dive sites.
Enjoy the freedom of endless exploration along the shoreline of Savusavu Bay in a kayak.
Join some of the staff for a pick-up game.
Explore the mangroves along the shoreline with our Marine Biologist, Johnny Singh. Plant a mangrove seedling. Discover the amazing coastal ecosystem of the Fiji Islands.
Join one of the elders for a stroll on the grounds and discover the many traditional medicines contained in the indigenous plants that have been used for thousands of years in Fiji.
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.
Let the gentle trade winds take you on a journey to discover Savusavu Bay on one of our Hobie Cat sail boats.
With diving run by the son of legendary scuba-pioneer Jacques Cousteau, shoreside eco-retreat Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is all about underwater exploration, and even boasts a marine biologist. The free Bula Club for kids and dawn-to-dusk nanny service means families flock to this coastal sanctuary on tropical Vanua Levu Island, too, while adults-only dining and the seductive spa will please romantics. Jean-Michel Restaurant – This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bula Club for kids, nannies and buddies, private beach and mini island, four swimming pools, spa, dive shop, marine biologist, watersports, fishing, mountain bikes, tennis and volleyball court, table tennis, trampoline, restaurant, bar, library, TV and video room, board games, boutique, playground, gardens, concierge, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: minibar with free soft drinks and bottled water, fridge, black-out curtain, pillow menu, own-label toiletries, beach bags, umbrella, flowers. Fiji Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs.
For soothing views of Savusavu Bay, we like the Oceanfront Bures and Suites, which are closer to the beach than the Garden View Bures (pick one of the more private rooms, furthest from reception). For extra seclusion and space, treat yourself to a stay at one of the three split-level Point Reef Bures, or the luxe Villa, which boasts its own walled garden with spa tub and waterfall. Styling is traditional Fijian, with thatched roofs, plantation shutters and bright bedding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The organic garden is the source of much of the Fijian and Asian cuisine. Dishes include Asian-style chilli mud crab, Fiji pork, and vegetable tartan; once a week, there’s a Fijian lovo feast, with dishes slow-cooked in banana leaves on a fire pit, while the Band Boys play traditional tunes. The dining room has separate family and adults’ area, and guests can reserve the pier for private dinners. Cocktails are great; prop up at the elegant Lounge Bar or have a drink poolside or on the pier. Breakfast is delicious; buffet aside, try the fruit and walnut bread with papaya and cinnamon mascarpone, and sweetcorn fritters with tomato, bacon, pesto and rocket, from the à la carte menu.
Dining on the shore of Savusavu Bay is a truly unique experience. The combination of exotic culinary offerings, the extensive, eclectic wine list, and the spectacular views over the water and the mountains beyond make it second to none. We find that couples and families feel most at ease in different parts of the dining room. To accommodate these preferences we have created separate areas but, at the same time, everyone shares the same stunning views of Savusavu Bay in the daytime and the magically illuminated pool and the long pier stretching into the bay at night.
Chef Raymond Lee keeps the pans flipping at the open-air restaurant, which stars international and Fijian cuisine that’s strong on locally caught fish and seafood, and organic produce from the hotel’s garden. Typical dishes on the daily changing menu include New Zealand lamb or chargrilled wahoo with sweet corn and prawn salad. Set under a soaring temple roof, the dining area serves up appetising sea views, too, or you can dine out poolside or in a separate adults-only sanctuary. Musicians may serenade you come evening, and there’s a weekly Lovo Feast, where traditional Fijian food is cooked in an earth oven. Don’t miss the tasty afternoon tea. You can also request a beach or island picnic, or a private barbecue by the pool.
A favourite of many of our guests is to reserve the pier or one of our secluded beach-side dining decks for a private dining experience. For a special occasion during your stay, dining under the stars overlooking the waters of Savusavu Bay in the company of a loved one, or the whole family is unforgettable.
In the evening the Lounge Bar becomes the place to gather. It’s a time to share your day’s experiences with friends, family or perhaps some new friends. A seemingly never-ending selection of cocktail creations are expertly prepared by our friendly staff.Mojitos and margaritas are the order of the day in the poolside bar, which overlooks the ocean and blue-tinged hills beyond. During cocktail hour, expect to be serenaded with tunes from the local ‘Beach Boys’ band.
Other activities include sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking. The resort is also big on cultural tours; market trips, visiting Nukubalavu Village where many staff live, and Fijian medicine walks. There’s also a seaview pool, boutique, yoga, spa bure, tennis court, and private island trips to Naviavia.
The adults-only oceanfront Serenity Pool by the bar is a sleek, infinity-edge number flanked by orange day-beds and a shady pergola for a sociable scene. It only welcomes teens age 13 or over, but younger kids can choose between three dedicated pools, including the Family Pool with a 20-foot waterslide alongside the Bula Club, the Junior Pool or the cascading Water Mushroom Pool for toddlers.
South Pacific massage treatments for the soul. Indulge yourself in a haven of tranquility by the beach. In the privacy of one of our resort’s beach-side treatment bures you can immerse yourself in a soothing and restorative spa treatment designed to induce harmony and balance the senses. Relax to the gentle sounds of ripples at the water’s edge only a few steps away.
In Fiji, yoga takes on a whole new dimension. You’ll experience the serenity of restorative yoga in a pristine setting within sight and sound of the tranquil waters of Savusavu Bay, just steps away. Complimentary small group yoga sessions are held every morning as the sun rises. Or, you can choose private sessions with one of the resort’s yoga instructors. Whatever your experience level, you’ll feel completely relaxed and renewed and at one with your surroundings.