Fiji Resorts - Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Credit: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji
Fiji Resorts - Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Credit: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji

Add This Eco-Luxury Resort in Fiji to Your 2023 Travel Bucket List

This 36-Hour Fiji Guide Will Put You in a Tropical State of Mind

As they say, catch flights, not feelings. But on a trip to Fiji, you’re bound to catch a bit of both. This island country in the South Pacific is home to lush landscapes, coral reefs, palm-lined beaches and crystal-clear waters. And while there are numerous places to settle in this resort destination, the stunning Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji offers an authentic yet sumptuous experience, perfect for a romantic couples getaway. You’ll want to stay more than 24 hours, but here’s what a day in the life could look like at this five-star luxury eco-resort. 


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4 p.m.
Settle Into an Oceanfront Bure

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Boasting blissful views of Savusavu Bay, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji’s beachfront bures are the perfect retreats for your tropical getaway. Each one features a hand-woven roof, a king bed and split-level deck with cushioned chaise lounges and a hammock. 


6 p.m.
Private Dinner on the Pier

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For a romantic first-night dinner, reserve the pier and enjoy a secluded seaside dining experience. As you overlook the waters of Savusavu Bay with your date, the culinary team will bring each course to you. There’s no better way to savor a night with your loved one than dining under the starry night sky.



9 a.m.
Poolside Breakfast

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Possibly one of the highlights of staying at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji, the daily breakfast served poolside is a treat. Snag a seat and feast on fresh tropical fruit, including passion fruit, pineapple, papaya and pitaya. Each breakfast also comes with your choice of entree and a selection of pastries served with tropical jams.

10 a.m.
Snorkeling and Diving

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Credit: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is the only resort in Fiji with a marine biologist on staff. So whether you’re a pro diver or a novice, you’ll be in good hands. Marine Biologist and Naturalist Johnny Singh leads small groups of guests on different snorkeling excursions (during the day and at night). If you’re a certified diver, you’ll want to book a scuba diving experience in the Namena Marine Reserve—one of the world’s top dive sites.


Naviavia Private Island Getaway

A few hundred meters from the resort lies Naviavia, a secluded private island. Only an acre in size, Naviavia is the perfect spot to spend a half or a full day with your partner. You’ll have the place all to yourselves and the resort will even provide you with a specially prepared picnic. Sip from coconuts, kayak around the island and lounge in your cabana on your island for the day.


2 p.m.
Eco Tour

Explore the mangroves that line the shoreline with Marine Biologist Johnny Singh. These trees grow in saltwater and provide shelter and protection from storms along with nurseries for fish. On an eco tour, you can plant a mangrove seedling and learn more about the coastal ecosystem of Fiji.


4 p.m.
Trip to the Spa

The resort is home to a few beachside bures used for soothing and restorative spa treatments. Revel in a warm sea breeze as one of their masseuses eases your stress. Each treatment features the purest local ingredients, including cold-pressed coconut oil, honey, spices and raw sugar; try the Vunikau for a cooling, post-sun treatment. 


6 p.m.
Cocktails at the Lounge Bar

Before dinner, stop at the Lounge Bar by the pool for a tropical libation! With everything from mojitos and margaritas to piña coladas, you’re sure to find something to sip on. The bar is also a great place to meet other guests staying on the property.


7 p.m.
Traditional Fijian “Lovo” Feast

If you’re here for a full week, you’ll have the chance to experience a traditional Fijian “Lovo” feast. This festive event takes place every week and features traditional dishes prepared in a fire pit (the hot embers covered with banana leaves). Watch as Executive Chef Raymond Lee cooks up and presents a tasty buffet while The Bula Boys, the resort’s traditional Fijian guitar group, serenade you.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji
Lesiaceva Pt Road
Savusavu, Fiji
+61 3 9815 0379

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