Green and glamorous : eco-resorts in Fiji

06 Nov

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Award winning eco-hotel Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

Possibly the most renowned, and widely acclaimed eco-friendly hotel in Fiji is Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and marine conservation, the resort is a paradise of spectacular beauty without compromising luxury or guest indulgence. Whether travelling as a couple, family or group of friends, Jean-Michel Cousteau resort will appease your global conscience within.

Named after Jean-Michel Cousteau, the world-renowned explorer and conservationist, marine conservation and eco-tourism is key at Jean-Michel. The resort has a full time in-house marine biologist, a reef protection programme and a giant clam-breeding project.

The timber used throughout the resort comes from certified local forests and, as in traditional Fijian villages, buildings are tailored to their tropical environment with natural, flow-through ventilation and roofs thatched from local reeds. Low-voltage lighting is used in the rooms and throughout the resort.

The restaurants don’t serve farmed fish and much of the produce is sourced from the resort’s organic garden which is meticulously cared for by dedicated staff who apply traditional Fijian agricultural methods and sustainable practices learned from international crop production experts.  The resort-wide edible vegetation mean guests can enjoy freshly picked tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, papaya, coconut and guava. The resort spa uses eco-friendly Pure Fiji toiletries and water is recycled through lotus-dotted lagoons.

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Kids learn as they play

For one of the best family holiday destinations in Fiji where kids are free to learn and play, there is no place Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort! Considered one of the best luxury family friendly resorts in the world, families can discover a host of holiday activities on the land and in the sea.

The resort’s complimentary kids club – The Bula Club – is considered one of the best kid’s clubs in the South Pacific and offers an endless array of activities and education program.  Kids are encouraged to learn about the environment and the world around them while taking time to explore the Fijian culture. Parents may choose to join the kids in the Club’s programs or take some time out to relax and recharge knowing the kids are safe in the hands of the resort’s trained staff. Separate programs are run for children under 5 and those aged 6-12 years.

Kid-friendly resort facilities include freshwater swimming pool, waterslide, jungle gym, sandbox, arts and crafts, and a children-friendly dining area.

World renowned diving and a full-time resort Marine Biologist

Fiji is known as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World” and the reefs surrounding the resort are widely acclaimed as among the best dive spots in the world.  Just south of the resort is miles of unexplored reefs with seemingly bottomless drop-offs, multi-coloured soft corals and the perfect coral garden supporting an abundance of marine life. Namena, acclaimed as the world’s ‘top dive site’ is a 45 minute boat ride from the resort.

The resort runs PADI certificated dive courses and the staff can accommodate divers of all levels from beginner to expert.

As part of its eco-tourism obligations, the resort is committed to giving guests an insight into the wonders of the spectacular Fijian marine world. The resort’s full-time Marine Biologist, Johnny Singh, accompanies guests on diving excursions, including night dives and snorkeling. Read a great article here published in The Australian about Johnny Singh »

More information and photos of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort »

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