This post is the first part of a three-part family-friendly series on resorts the Bucket List Family visited with Fiji Vacations.
If you have been following along on Fiji Vacation’s Instagram, then you know that the Bucket List Family recently finished up their grand tour of Fiji with Fiji Vacations! The adorable family posted videos on their website and Instagram content throughout their journey. If you haven’t watched their Fiji videos, yet, you must! They are such a loving family and their videos show why Fiji is so special. We were so excited to be able to organize their Fiji trip.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort was one of the resorts we decided to send the family. Since they have two little ones, we knew this would be a treat, especially since little Dorothy loved the water and snorkeling so much. Check out our top five reasons why your family will love Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort too:
- Resident Marine Biologist on Staff
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is the only luxury resort in Fiji to have a resident marine biologist on staff to accompany guests on snorkeling trips, rainforest walks, and other eco initiatives. How cool is that? Your very own guy who knows so much about everything under the water! Johnny Singh will give the entire family an unforgettable, memorable experience with his vast marine knowledge and unique programs.
- Proximity to World-Class Dives
The on-site, full-service dive shop is a five-star PADI facility offering a wide range of experiences. Scuba diving lessons offer open-water certification as well. Many of the world-class dive sites that Fiji is known for are only 10-20 minutes away from the resort. One of the top 10 dive sites in the world, Namena Marine Reserve, is just 45 minutes away, south of the resort. Imagine how far dive enthusiasts would need to travel to get to that dive spot from the main island (an hour airplane ride and then the boat ride!).
- Location to Savusavu
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is located on Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu. The resort is near the harbor town of Savusavu. There’s lots to do in Savusavu like visiting the famous J. Hunter Pear Farm, shopping, visiting the marina, and taking in the gorgeous scenery.
4. Every Child Under Five Gets a Nanny
Our clients just love that every one of their children under five get their own nanny at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. (The Bucket List Family loved it too!) Not only does that mean one nanny per child, but it also means your children will be under the best care in the world. Fijians are known for their kindness. Trust us, your Fijian nanny will be a favorite part of your child’s Fijian experience. It will also be a favorite part of your experience too, since you’ll get some alone time to explore or relax! We’ve heard several touching stories that our return families are remembered by their nannies. Nannies genuinely feel invested in your family and many times watch children grow up year after year.
The luxury accommodations consist of 25 bures, each with their own differences ranging from a garden view bure to a honeymoon bure and presidential villa with prime ocean views. The bures are crafted from local wood and feature high ceilings and natural thatched roofs. Plenty of room for a family to stretch out in style!
- Complimentary Cultural Trips
The resort offers many complimentary cultural trips including a visit to the Savusavu Farmer’s Market, a village church service, Fijian storytelling, palm leaf and basket making demonstrations, traditional Fijian medicine walk, meeting children at a local primary school and more.
- Ecological Travel
The ecological trips let by the marine biologist include guided snorkel trips (day and night), reef flat walk, mangrove tour, bird-watching, reef critters and coral show, glass-bottom boat excursions, rain forest/waterfall hike, resort eco-tour, giant clam farm tour, and star-gazing.
- Environmentally Responsible & Conservation
The resort has an incredible amount of environmental practices and community practices to keep Fiji beautiful for many years to come. It has everything from organic gardens to using renewable materials and hosting medical clinics. It uses Fiji’s first and only water reclamation plant using naturally occurring and recycled materials as filter mediums. But to guests, this looks like a beautiful lagoon with flowers!