jean michel cousteau resort fiji

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is an eco-friendly resort surrounded by lush tropical surrounds and close to some of the world’s best dive spots. Family-friendly and featuring an award-winning Kids Club, the resort is also perfect for couples seeking romance and group holidays. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and marine conservation, the resort is a paradise of spectacular beauty without compromising luxury or indulgence.


Set among lush tropical landscapes and the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort promises a holiday that will delight and indulge guests of all ages. JMC is popular with families and travellers who want to combine heavenly surroundings and exceptional dining with an unsurpassed range of eco-friendly activities.


Located in Fiji’s Northern Region, Jean-Michel Cousteau is just a 1 hour flight from Nadi International Airport.

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GARDEN VIEW BURE: Garden View Bures overlook tropical landscapes, colourful flowers and exotic plants. Bedding is 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children.

OCEAN VIEW BURE: Jena-Michel Cousteau Resorts Ocean View Bures offer privacy and unsurpassable ocean views. Bedding is 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children.

OCEANFRONT SUITE BURE: These Bures are designed for honeymooning couples or families of 5. They offer privacy and stunning views. Bedding is 2 King Beds and 1 Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults or 2 Adults & 3 Children.

OCEANFRONT 2 BEDROOM BURE: Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 who want ocean views, comfort and more privacy. Bedding is 1 King Bed, 2 Single Beds and a Day Bed. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults or 2 Adults & 3 Children.

POINT REEF BURE: These private split level bures are set apart from the rest or the resort, making them perfect for honeymooners or a romantic escape. They offer intimacy and spectacular ocean views. Bedding is 1 King Bed and 2 Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults or 2 Adults & 3 Children.

THE VILLA: Inspired by the Balinese villa concept, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Villa features lush tropical gardens, a private plunge pool and a spacious relaxed living area. Bedding is 1 King Bed and 2 Day Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults or 2 Adults & 3 Children.

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Jean-Michele Cousteau Resort is one of the most renowned and widely acclaimed eco-friendly hotel in Fiji. 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 JMC. The resort has a full time in-house marine biologist, a reef protection program 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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Discover the many culinary delights created from fresh, seasonal ingredients from the local area and other regions of Fiji. The resort also grows many herbs, fruits, vegetables and edible flowers in the Organic Garden on the resort’s grounds.  Meals are principally Fijian but feature influences from around the world resulting in a wonderfully eclectic array of dishes that will become one of the many highlights of your stay. Paradise has never tasted so good!

MAIN RESTAURANT AND BAR :  The resort’s main restaurant and bar, on the shore of Savusavu Bay, offers guests a truly unique experience. The combination of exotic culinary offerings, the extensive, eclectic wine list, and the spectacular views over the water and the mountains beyond make it second to none.  Within the restaurant there is a family dining area and a separate area for couples, all of which share the same stunning views of Savusavu Bay during the daytime and the magically illuminated pool and the long pier stretching into the bay at night.

In the evenings, the Lounge Bar becomes the place to gather where a seemingly never-ending selection of cocktail creations are expertly prepared by the friendly bar staff.  Guests can enjoy cocktails by the pool or on the pier.

PRIVATE DINING ON THE PIER :  A popular choice among guests is to reserve the pier or one of the secluded beach-side dining decks for a private dining experience. For a special occasion during your stay, dining under the stars overlooking the waters of Savusavu Bay in the company of a loved one, or the whole family is unforgettable. One of the resort’s staff will be dedicated to serving only you that night. This is a spectacular dining experience not to be missed.

TRADITIONAL FIJIAN LOVO FEAST : The traditional Fijian “Lovo” feast is a remarkable festive event celebrated every week at the resort. The principal delicacies are prepared in a fire pit with hot embers covered with banana leaves. This slow cooking method is the key to the tender traditional dishes which have been prepared countless times over the centuries and handed down from generation to generation.  The whole feast is meticulously orchestrated by the resort’s Executive Chef and presented in a tantalising buffet guaranteed to excite even the most discerning of palates. During the Lovo feast, the Band Boys, a traditional Fijian guitar group, serenade guests with their lilting Fijian melodies.

MEAL PACKAGES : Accommodation rates include all à la carte meals including breakfast, gourmet lunch and dinner daily, non-alcoholic beverages, iced-tea and coffee, free lemonade, specialty loose leaf teas and espresso coffee plus afternoon tea daily.

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Family holidays at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

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. Children of ages 6 to 12 are encouraged  to participate in the resort’s ‘Junior Chef’s Program’. They will visit the resort’s Organic Garden to harvest produce and assist in the preparation and delivery of either lunch or dinner for the day. The farm-to-plate concept is taught along with other aspects of organic farming such as composting and planting.

CHILDCARE AND PERSONAL NANNIES :  The resort’s Bula Club also incorporates child care where parents can brief their assigned nanny about their families specific needs, if any, and dietary restrictions which are easily catered for. Parents are encouraged to include their nanny in family activities outside of the Bula Club.  Nannies will follow the parents’ requested schedule for naps or take children for quiet time on the beach. In the evening, after parents have put their children to bed, the nanny can take over so parents can enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner by themselves.

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World-renowned diving

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 accompanies guests on diving excursions, including night dives and snorkelling.

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Spa and Yoga

In the privacy of one of one of the resort’s beach-side treatment bures, guests can immerse themselves in a soothing and restorative spa treatment designed to induce harmony and balance the senses. Relax to the gentle sounds of ripples at the water’s edge only a few steps away. It’s ecstasy in paradise.

At JMC, yoga takes on a whole new dimension. Here guests will experience the serenity of restorative yoga in a pristine setting within sight and sound of the tranquil waters of Savusavu Bay,  just steps away. Complimentary small group yoga sessions are held every morning as the sun rises. Private sessions with the resort’s yoga instructors are also on offer. Whatever your yoga experience level, you’ll feel completely relaxed and renewed and at one with the serene surroundings.

Vanua Levu and Savusavu

Located on Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu, Savusavu is considered one of Fiji’s best-kept secrets.  Affectionately termed “the hidden paradise of Fiji”, this area is known for its natural beauty, spectacular diving, local hospitality and sustainable, eco-friendly resorts.

Things to do in Savusavu and Vanua Levu »

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Fiji Weddings at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort weddings and honeymoons.  Weddings in Fiji are exotic, luxurious and heavenly and we the Fiji wedding experts. The team of Fiji wedding planners can organise the wedding you’ve always dreamed about. Because we are independent we build your wedding or honeymoon around what you want, rather than what’s on offer. Whether you seek an intimate wedding for just the two of you, a small group get together, or a huge party, we will listen to your desires, and meet them perfectly. Please enquire directly with our Fiji wedding planners regarding Jean-Michel Cousteau wedding packages.


Resort Summary

5 star fiji resort


Northern Region

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  • 4 swimming pools
  • Bula Kids Club
  • Nanny services & babysitting
  • Non-motorised water sports
  • Dive Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Day Spa
  • Communications office
  • Safes
  • Resident Marine Biologist
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Basket weaving
  • Mangrove adventures
  • Rainforest hikes

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