The Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is a luxury boutique resort located on the island of Vanua Levu, in the north of Fiji. In this video review you will see the grounds, the accommodations, a family guest review, and the Bula Club (the part of the resort that caters to young children).
Now a little about the property...
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, located a 15 minute ride from Savusavu, is managed and operated by the same group that owns the Post Ranch Inn in California’s Big Sur, Sea Ranch Lodge on Northern California’s coast, and Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate. The World Travel Awards named JMC “Fiji’s Leading Resort” in 2009 and the prestigious ‘Conde Nast Traveler’ awarded the Resort their #1 ‘Green Award’ over all resorts worldwide for 2005. It’s located on Lesiaceva Point, a ten minute taxi ride from town and with views of both the Koro Sea and Savusavu Bay. (For a great primer on this property read Scott Putnam's blogs--Welcome to JMC, I get settled (into JMC), and Cousteau at Night.
The resort offers 25 spacious, Fijian style bures, situated on 17 oceanfront acres. All bures have king and day beds, a large, tiled bathroom with heated towel racks, and private decks. While the bures are spaced somewhat close together, beautiful tropical foliage shields each bure from the other; however, if there are babies crying or children are in the midst of a meltdown, you will hear it. This is not a place for those seeking Robinson Crusoe solitude.
Management refers to the resort as “full-service” and caters to a wide range of travelers – active couples, families, soft-adventurers, snorkelers and divers. Separate pools for adults and children. Activities for kids are provided (unusual for an upscale property in Fiji) with the ‘Bula Club’, Lei Lei Holiday Programs for children up to 7 years old and the Marau Holiday Program for kids 6 to 12. Both programs are complimentary for two children with a nominal charge for more than two. (The Lei Lei and Marau programs have their own ‘sun-safe’ swimming pools). Parents may join their children for meals in the Bula Camp area or eat together in the family.