Jean Michel Costeau Resort is temporarily closed due to damage from Cyclone Winston
This award-winning, luxury boutique resort lies on 17 acres of private land on a former coconut plantation on Vanua Levu Island in Fiji. Surrounded by dazzling white sand, crystal clear waters and pristine coral reefs. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is an enchanting tropical paradise. The nearest airport is an hour’s flight from Nadi International Airport.
Offering warm Fijian hospitality, unrivalled personalised service and an emphasis on well being, this eco-resort will appeal to discerning couples, families and scuba diving enthusiasts seeking an intimate and unforgettable hideaway. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar, several pools including an adults-only pool, and a spa.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort provides 25 spacious and elegant thatched bures (traditional Fijian bungalows) designed with privacy and comfort in mind. Each bure features rustic chic décor, a king-size bed, an oversized bathroom and a private deck overlooking the garden or ocean. For those wishing to indulge, the Honeymoon Point Reef Bure is stunning. It comes with a private Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. There are no televisions or telephones in any of the rooms. Family accommodation is available.
Dining at the resort is a memorable experience. Sample mouthwatering Fijian, South Pacific and Asian-inspired cuisine served in the elegant restaurant or al fresco by the pool; experience a traditional Fijian Lovo feast; indulge in a romantic picnic complete with champagne, on a deserted island; or enjoy an intimate dinner for two on the pier. The afternoon tea is not to be missed.
There is a wealth of experiences on offer to suit all interests. Go sailing or kayaking; explore coral reefs from the comfort of a glass bottom boat; go snorkeling; visit a local village; go hiking through the jungle; or take a yoga class. Nearby Namena is regarded as one of the world’s top dive spots and the son of renowned diver Jacques Cousteau runs the dive shop. There is also a resident marine biologist. After a busy day, be pampered with a massage in an open-air Ocean Spa Bure.
The resort is hugely family friendly and children will have an unforgettable adventure of their own. There is a family pool as well as a free kids’ club (for children up to 12 years old) with an excellent programme of activities. There are dedicated nannies for children aged five and under.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Fiji into a greater Australasian holiday. Take a look at The Finest of New Zealand’s North and South Islands as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Information
- Location & Getting There
The luxury boutique resort lies on the former coconut plantation of Vanua Levu Island, a 1-hour flight from Nadi International Airport on the main island of Viti Levu.
The 25 spacious and elegant thatched bures are designed with privacy and comfort in mind. Gardenview bures feature a large outdoor deck that is surrounded by the tropical gardens; Oceanfront bures offer blissful bay views from their split-level decks, where there is a hammock, tables and chairs; Point Reef bures are bungalows that boast plenty of living space, a balcony, a spacious deck and spectacular ocean views; Villas are exceptionally lovely with a walled garden, private infinity pool and sunken bathroom and jacuzzi.
- 4 outdoor swimming pools with water slides
- Private BBQ
- Business centre
- Conference rooms
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar
There is a wealth of experiences on offer to suit all interests. Guests can go sailing or kayaking, explore coral reefs from the comfort of a glass bottom boat, go snorkelling, visit a local village, go jungle hiking or take yoga classes at the resort. Be sure to go for a dive or snorkel at nearby Namena as well, one of the world's top diving spots.
Considered one of the best luxury family-friendly resorts in the world, parents can rest assured that the Bula Club offers an endless program of activities and educational pursuits for children up to 12 years old. There are also dedicated nannies for children aged 5 and under.