Kids’ Paradise: Fun-Filled Activities at a Fiji Family Resort

Get kids off the iPad and exploring both on land and underwater. Championing old school fun and unleashing your child’s inner Huckleberry Finn. Yep, Jean Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji (JMC) is a kids’ paradise.

Relaxed old school fun
JMC offers a healthy dose of old school fun. Kids can collect hermit crabs, make friends with other children in kids club, build sandcastles, play soccer, try tennis, do craft and spend hours splashing and playing Marco Polo in the pool. Somehow days stretch on forever and your kids will never want to go home.

JMC All-inclusive Resort Kids Craft

At JMC we’re all for getting kids off devices and becoming captains of their own adventure aka Huckleberry Finn. We love seeing kids run barefoot and free around our secure, eco resort (basically one big playground) with its sweep of protected beach. Build a billi billi raft and set sail, climb a tree, hike to a waterfall, swim in a jungle pool and explore the magic of the underwater world.

JMC All-inclusive Fiji Eco-resort

The Coral City
Imagine the look of wonder on your child’s face as they explore underwater snorkel and dive sites with whimsical names like Chimneys and Alice in Wonderland with its mushroom-shaped corals, sea fans, clown fish, vivid crinoids and intricate sea sponges.

Known as the world’s soft coral capital, Fiji is arguably the best place in the world for kids to learn to snorkel and dive. JMC offers Padi Dive Courses and experiences for kids 10 years and over while children as young as eight years can learn fun bubble making in the pool. Littlies old enough to swim meanwhile can get started by snorkelling.

As children grow more confident, they can join grown-ups in experiencing deeper sites like ‘Grand Central Station’ at Namena Marine Reserve, considered by Jean Michel Cousteau to be one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. There they can see hawksbill turtles, large schools of barracuda and circling reef sharks.

JMC All-inclusive resort kids padi diving

JMC bears the famous aquatic adventurer Cousteau’s name and is the only resort in Fiji that employs two full-time, onsite marine biologists. Our marine biologists enthusiastically impart Cousteau’s passion for the ocean to adult and small guests through our excellent ‘School Under the Sea’ program (involving a stamp passport system), snorkelling expeditions (including fun night snorkels), glass bottom boat rides and educational presentations.

Play Robinson Crusoe
At JMC we’ll pack you off with a substantial picnic, snorkeling and kayak gear and deliver you to your own private atoll. Take a siesta in a hammock, build the ultimate sandcastle and snorkel the shallow reefs. You’ll feel just like Robinson Crusoe. The kids will love having the island, and you, all to themselves. Just call us on the two-way radio when you’re ready to come home.

Kids club
Our award-winning Bula Club is not just any old kids club. Even if your child has been reluctant to attend kids club elsewhere, we almost guarantee that won’t be the case at JMC. Days are jam packed with fun activity, laughs and adventure from sunup to sundown where kids are safe in the hands of our specially trained nannies and buddies. It’s a fluid arrangement where parents can enjoy as much couple time as they choose. Trust us: the pull for kids to be at what is surely the world’s most fun kids is real.

JMC Fiji All-inclusive Resort Kids Paradise Waterslide

One word: waterslide!
Yes, we offer a packed schedule of fun activities, kayaks, snorkel gear, SUP boards and complimentary expeditions to waterfalls, markets, mangroves and more but one thing all kids say they love most about JMC (aside from our incredible staff that is) is our waterslides! We offer two slides – one in the Bula Club’s toddler pool and the other in the main pool. Yet another thing that makes JMC a kid’s paradise.

Five reasons why an all-inclusive Fiji resort makes perfect holiday sense

Kick back, order a drink and do as much or as little as you want. Booking an all-inclusive stay at Jean Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji takes the stress out of travel.

1. Rest easy – everything’s taken care of
One of the biggest advantages of an all-inclusive resort holiday is peace of mind. Once you’ve budgeted the per night cost for your stay, (almost) everything else is included. No calculating transfer costs, budgeting for a nanny/babysitter, planning for meals or carrying around a wallet. Kick back on our sun lounger by the Serenity Pool – we’ve got this.

2. No hidden extras
At Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Resort (JMC) there are no hidden extras. Our all-inclusive rates cover transfers, meals, non-alcoholic drinks, full time nannies and buddies, complimentary Bula Club access, a comprehensive activities program (including snorkelling trips, kayaks, SUP, sailing) and so much more. You can dine a la carte three times a day, order a bowl of fries for hungry kids post swim, enjoy morning and afternoon tea (yep, our staff are trained baristas) and we’ll collect you and deliver you back to the airport. If you’re travelling with kids, our full-time nannies and buddies are available from 8am to 9pm daily. No sweating the bill at checkout time – it’s all covered so you can relax.

JMC All-Inclusive Resort SUP Stand up paddling

3. You can try everything on offer
Fancy snorkelling? Our all-inclusive rate includes twice daily adult and family snorkelling trips including quality snorkel and mask sets. Want a hit of tennis? Grab a racket and our court is all yours. Want to take a catamaran out for a spin? Be our guest. Kids want a quick SUP before breakfast? Let us set the boards up for you and store them when you’re done. We’ll take you on complimentary tours to the farmer’s market, mangroves, waterfall, local village and more. Do as much or as little as you like knowing it’s (pretty much) all included.

4. No forking out every time your child wants something
We all know how expensive travelling with kids can be! Our all-inclusive rate covers three meals a day for kids as well as morning and afternoon tea, snacks and drinks, complimentary Bula Club access and best of all a full- time nanny or buddy from 8am-9pm daily. How good is that?! If you’ve got multiple kids, JMC’s all-inclusive rates are a no brainer when it comes to value.

JMC Resort All-Inclusive Resort Massage

5. All you need is spending money
Once you know how much your holiday is going to cost all you’ll need is some spending money for cocktails by the pool, dive trips or a well-earned massage or two in our rustic spa bure lapped by the waves. Oh, and we have a boutique too stocking a range of locally made handicrafts, jewellery, resort wear and more if you want to treat yourself.  You’re on holidays after all.

Why JMC is the world’s best family resort?

Whooshing down a waterslide, exploring the magic of the underwater world, full time nannies and old-school fun. It’s this and so much more that makes Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji (JMC) the world’s best family resort.

Full-time nannies and buddies
Yes, you read that right. At Jean-Michel Cousteau (aka JMC) every child five and under is assigned their own nanny from 8am to 9pm (later or earlier if you need it) each day. Children up to the age of 12 are paired with a buddy (with a ratio of one buddy for a maximum of five children).

The connection between your child and their Fijian nanny or buddy starts the moment you arrive. As you check-in (mocktail in hand) our specially trained nannies and buddies scoop young charges up and whisk them away for a tour of the Bula Club.

Even if your child is naturally reserved or hesitant, don’t fear. Our team will have them (and you) settled in no time.

World's best Family Resort . Award-winning Bula Club for Kids

Award winning Bula Club
All children have complimentary access to the Bula Club, largely considered the South Pacific’s best kids’ club (some say the world’s best and who are we to argue) by countless happy parents, contented kids and travel industry experts.

Underpinned by the Lei Lei Holiday program for 0-5-year-olds and the Marau Holiday program for children 6-12, activities include spearfishing, snorkelling, Fijian basket weaving, fishing, volleyball, hiking and kayaking. Younger children do face painting, crab hunting, shell collecting, basket weaving and everyone is invited to visit a Fijian village, the weekly farmers’ market and more.

‘The School Under the Sea’ program is also offered whereby children (six to 12) can learn about Fiji’s natural environment and cultural heritage through the eyes of our resort’s two onsite marine biologists.

Aside from our fun activities programs, the Bula Club offers a mushroom pool, toddler pool and a larger family pool with day beds. Two pools have waterslides (always a winner with kids). There’s also a jungle gym, zip-line, trampoline, sandbox, and arts and crafts centre.

Nannies and buddies care for kids from after breakfast to bedtime while a three piece band serenades children while they have dinner. Kids can sing along to The Lion Sleeps Tonight, play Marco Polo in the pool, join snorkeling sessions to the “Coral City” and enjoy movies and popcorn while you enjoy a romantic dinner together.

Parents choose their children’s meals each day prepared fresh from scratch in our main kitchen. Kids can eat with parents in the family dining section of our restaurant or at the Bula Club – it’s your choice.

World's Best Family Resort. The School Under the Sea Program with Marine Biologists.

Our staff are naturals with kids
Fijians absolutely adore children. Likewise, children are naturally drawn to Fijians with their warm nature, big friendly grins and ready laugh. At JMC every team member from the bar staff to our wonderful housekeeping team greets kids with affection and wide smiles. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dining or building sandcastles on the beach, help is on hand at every turn. Our excellent nanny’s and buddies standby ready to connect with your child, even rocking babies to sleep. It’s all part of the JMC service.

Time to reconnect
With the kids in good hands, be seduced by poolside dining or head to our spa for a massage as waves lap the shore. Snorkeling and diving in world class reefs, stand up paddle boarding, tennis or yoga overlooking the Coral Sea await.

Many parents however say their favourite thing is the joy of having time to read a book, have coffee or cocktail sans children by the Serenity Pool (child free except for a few hours on Sunday).


Don’t just take our word for it
Our award-winning resort has received countless accolades over the years from ‘Best Overseas Family Resort’ in the Luxury Travel Gold List to being dubbed “the finest family resort in the South Pacific” by Frommers. You have only to look at the multiple glowing entries from parents on to realise there’s something special about JMC.

Australian travel writer Ben Groundwater visited with his young family recently and put it this way: “Perhaps the greatest gift that Fiji and Jean-Michel Cousteau can give, the most important thing we can be reminded of, is that parenting is fun. The real work is taken care of by other people here. All that’s left are the fun parts, the shared joys, the simple pleasures.”

We know claiming to be the world’s best family resort is a huge call. But we stand ready to exceed your expectations.

Why our nannies are the world’s best?

Hand-picked for their caring, nurturing nature you won’t find better nannies (arguably) anywhere on the planet. Here’s what makes Jean Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji’s (JMC) nannies the world’s best.

Our nannies are hand-picked
Our nannies are hand selected for their nurturing nature, kindness and patience towards children. They’ve grown up helping raise siblings, cousins and watching their mothers, aunties and grandmothers tend to large, happy broods. This makes them naturally gifted in caring for littlies. Rocking a baby in their arms or singing to soothe an over tired toddler? It’s as natural as breathing for our rockstar nannies.

Worlds best resort Nannies Caring

They make child caring look easy
Blessed with maternal instincts our nannies offer love, patience and kindness in spades. They intuitively understand children and kids are naturally drawn to their calm, motherly (and fun) nature. We don’t know how they do it but somehow, they manage to make caring for children look easy. They’ve got your back so you can have the type of holiday parents only dream of.

They’re known as baby whisperers
In Fiji the adage it takes a village is not just a glib saying – it’s still the accepted way to raise children. Most of our nannies are mums or soon to be mums and have grown up caring for children in the village. JMC’s special nannies have literally cared for and cast their magic on thousands of babies, toddlers and littlies. “Baby whisperers”, we call them.

The connection is real
On check-in our nannies are there to meet families and kids are soon whisked away only to return excited and already bonded to their carers: the routine is tried, tested and has withstood the test of time. The connection between children and our nannies is authentic and often happens instantaneously. Many kids jump hurdles of development with us while also having the holiday of a lifetime. It’s not uncommon to see both nannies and little ones (OK, mums and dads too) crying on checkout and declaring they’re moving to Fiji forever. They’re happy tears born from a holiday filled with joy, memorable moments and true connection.

Worlds best resort nannies team of carers

You can rest assured your littlies are in the safest of hands
All our nannies are vetted by character and history before joining JMC’s special team of carers. Our carers undergo regular health checks with a private doctor and receive careful, fastidious training in terms of hygiene, safety and early childhood learning. Parents can brief their assigned nanny about any specific needs while dietary restrictions are easily catered for. Parents are encouraged to include nannies in family activities outside of the Bula Club – offering an extra pair of hands to help you connect and have fun as a family.

Our nannies can follow routines for naps or take kids for quiet time on the beach. Most kids are so tired at the end of a fun filled day; they sleep like a baby.

Date night, every night
After children our put to bed our nannies can take over so you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner beneath the stars to the strains of our three-piece band. Imagine being able to enjoy date night every night while on holiday?! Knowing your little ones are in the safest of hands is a priceless gift meaning the whole family can relax and enjoy a well-deserved holiday.

It’s just one of the reasons so many of our guests return again and again – you simply won’t find nannies as special as ours anywhere in the world. Trust us on this.

Worlds best resort nannies lets you enjoy romantic dinners

5 reasons why Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji is amazing for travel with kids

Fiji’s eco-luxury Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has long been recognized as having one of the world’s finest and most innovative Kid’s Club programs. Guests enjoy incomparable hospitality brought to life by the adept and endearing long term staff in this iconic resort.

Here are 5 of the best reasons why this experience, set on utopian Savusavu Bay is a one of a kind for our younger folk and their parents alike: 

1) Dedicated nannies. 

Children under six are paired with their own Fijian nanny for your entire stay. This complimentary service spans from 8am until 9pm daily. Heartfelt bonds are formed here naturally. On arrival, kids are met by their nannies and swept away to the children’s own “Bula Kid’s Club”, allowing guests to check-in and absorb the stillness of the surrounds.

Luxurious Oceanfront view by twilight
Luxurious Oceanfront view by twilight, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji
Fiji Marine Biologist - Johnny Singh
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Marine Biologist, Johnny Singh

2) Kids will learn while having fun.

Kids aged 6 – 12 years can join the “School Under the Sea”. This is curated by the resort’s own Marine Biologist and provides a myriad of fun learning activities based around ocean ecology in the Cousteau tradition. Busy days lead to calm and restful nights. 

Learning the PADI Open Water SCUBA diving course

3) Teenagers are not forgotten. 

The resort teen program will engage them in an authentic and meaningful way. An abundance of activities cleverly designed around cultural and environmental themes are hosted by entertaining Fijian characters making your teen’s trip unforgettable. Bucket list quality snorkelling and diving are very popular, along with hiking and exploring the surrounds of the lush Island of Vanua Levu.

4) Parents spend meaningful time together. 

A remarkable combination of both family and couple time is easily attainable and plentiful, providing precious flexibility for adults to do as they please either with the kids or as a couple, allowing a deserved rest for everyone. Trips to the resort’s own idyllic private island are a popular family activity, while a romantic dinner for two on the pier end is highly recommended for couples.

5) Multi-generational travel experiences are enhanced. 

All the stress of traveling with kids disappears, and special occasions with three generations flow harmoniously.

Bula Kids Club, Aerial Shot
Bula Club aerial view, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji

TripAdvisor reports:

Jacquelineo711 wrote this on TripAdvisor in January of 2022: “But that kids club! They would take the kids from 8:30am-9:30pm. Every. Day. They would bath/shower them, dress them, feed them (3 course lunch and dinners!) take them on excursions, swim with them, take them snorkelling (including night snorkelling), night creature hunts on the beach, bonfire on the beach with marshmallows. The list goes on, and on, and on.

Daniel C wrote this on TripAdvisor in January of 2022:  “[The Bula Kid’s Club] includes a beautiful pool and cool waterslide, tennis/volleyball and basketball facilities as well as an amazing tree house all set in the lushest tropical gardens. The buddies have boundless energy and do everything that we as parents are usually too tired to. Every day has a different program that not only entertains but teaches facts about the ocean and Fijian life.

CJB922 wrote this in a TripAdvisor review posted in August of 2019: “Our 7 year old daughter was teamed up with Sereana and enrolled in the School Under Sea program. The program was brilliant with her learning about the marine environment and also doing activities like coral and mangrove planting along with the offsite excursions to learn about the Fijian culture.

Julia H wrote this on TripAdvisor in January of 2021: “The kids club was an absolute kids paradise!

Dining in Fiji Resorts at its very best

“Dining in Fiji Resorts at its very best”

The cuisine at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji’s North features a constantly evolving Modern International menu that will certainly be a highlight of your stay.

Food ought to be one of the main decision points of where you choose to stay while on holiday! One does not need to be a “foodie” to notice the difference between a dish that you only speak over at the table, compared to one that you can’t help but speak about! The quality and care taken with menu planning and sourcing of ingredients re-inforces Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort as one of Fiji’s ultimate destinations for couples and families.

In 2022, the recently reopened resort boasts a brand new and upgraded culinary experience, supremely crafted by Executive Chef, Raymond Lee, and newly hired Assistant Chef, Gerard Marr, under the watchful eye of General Manager, Bartholomew Simpson, seasoned hospitality professional.

“Our ability to hand-select fresh fruit and vegetables from the resort’s own plantation, combined with seafood from surrounding fisheries, allows local produce to shine. This is carefully supplemented from many bespoke suppliers and allows the resort to boast a vibrant and constantly evolving Modern International menu”, said Bartholomew Simpson, General Manager.

TripAdvisor features recent guest testimony:

“The restaurant has the most beautiful sea and pool views one could wish for and the food is truly worth 3 Michelin stars. Every meal is a gustatory experience I have yet to match elsewhere. The presentation and choice of menu is faultless and designed to cater to all tastes. Overall, we have had a most extraordinary if not the best holiday ever.”

“The food is exceptional, not only because of its taste and quality but the fact that it is so well balanced that you can eat 3 courses meal after meal and not feel like you’re over doing it.”

“The food was the highlight of the experience. The ingredients are locally sourced, fresh, and expertly prepared. It was by far the best food we had during our time in Fiji.”

“Everything exceeded our expectations. We all have highly discerned pallets, and I would have to say that I had the best culinary experience that I have had in years.”

“Around our table the cocktails, steaks, and seafood were all gourmets. The hospitality was 5-star.”

ocean front bure floor plan

Tasting plates inspired by French, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Thai cuisines feature during lunch, adding complexity to the menu, while it remains approachable and not overly rich.
Char Siu Bao, Black Bean Spareribs, Pot Stickers, Savoury Custard & Duck San Choy Bao feature on the Chinese tasting plate in February 2022.

Avocado cradled Yellow-fin Tuna Poke with bitter greens, radish, finger lime and miso glaze certainly caught our attention unexpectedly.

Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Szechuan Pepper, Beetroot Puree, Local Spinach, Toasted Hazelnuts & Jus simply confirmed the fact that we must return soon!

The distinct creamy Soursop Sorbet is unforgettable, and the Papaya Mascarpone Tart with lime syrup and house-made vanilla bean ice-cream was also in the same league.

bure windowview

The dramatic mountain backdrop across the utopian Savusavu Bay is a sight to behold and a true million-dollar view enjoyed from all dining areas. 

Separate Adult dining features in the layout of the resort and throughout our meal in the adult’s only restaurant we were not aware there were children present in the family dining restaurant adjacent to the slightest degree. Fijian nannies most adept in childcare play an integral role here, and the resort staff is amazingly attuned to this subtle capability of providing a refined experience for adults, which distinctly sets it at a caliber above other hotels of its kind.

Pier end dining is highly recommended over dinner, providing an iconic romantic experience under the stars, and surrounded by the coral reef adorned Savusavu Bay. The water below is lit and emanates a gentle blue glow, through which fish school.

In the main bure, candles and gentle flames adorn the tables and the surrounding gardens by evening. The views of the flickering flames light the cooling night and bring a romance and calming comfort to the end of a full day.

Excellent service is purveyed by the friendly and engaging staff. This is a location to die for, offering a peerless menu. All that separates you from what may be the best getaway of your lifetime is securing a booking

Total immersion in traditional Fijian dances and songs

Fiji has a vibrant and unique indigenous culture with a range of mesmerizing and inspiring traditions. We invite you to become immersed in South Pacific island life.

One of the most inclusive and entertaining Fijian traditions is Meke (pronounced meh-kay). Meke is a traditional story-telling dance incorporating music and movement to send messages from one village to another. Fiji did not have the written word before Western influence so historic events and important information specific to a village were taught to the young and preserved for future generations through these songs and accompanying dances.

Meke is a joyous and uplifting thing to see. You will love it. Small rotating groups take turns to dance while the those who are not dancing clap and sing to provide the musical accompaniment. Singers encourage and celebrate the active dances and you can expect howls of laughter and very happy faces.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort works with Vivili and Waivunia villages and invites these talented communities to visit the resort to share their culture with guests. It is a special and uniquely Fijian form of entertainment and a great deal of fun to watch these exotic performances. It is not possible to watch and not feel the elation built within you.

We also have the pleasure to offer our guests the opportunity to hear Urata village choir, who perform on Sundays at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji, bringing their angelic choral songs and hymns to wonderful and soothing life. Urata village choir is an exquisite collection of singers who have grown up together and over years of practice and natural ability blend their voices with an inspiring and impressive result. This simply must be heard to appreciate how good they are.

You don’t have to wait for us to bring more of Fiji to you at the resort. There are also adventures and excursions outside the resort which we offer and encourage.

We look forward to sharing these beautiful, exotic parts of Fijian life (and so much more!) with you during your stay at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.

3 steps to getting a private island in Fiji and 3 reasons you deserve it

Here are three steps to having a private island with three reassuring reasons you deserve the experience:

First, allow a scene to be set. You’re in Fiji, the sun is shinning, you’re standing on a sand beach with the warm ocean lapping at your feet, teeming with colourful marine life. You look up to intermittent white clouds dotting an otherwise clear blue sky. Light shimmers on the gentle waves all around you and as you look around you confirm that you and your loved ones are the only people there. This is not a TV show. It is not a trick. You’re on a private island in the South Pacific Ocean. It looks like paradise and yet it is all yours. You haven’t won the lottery, it just feels like it.

You have options. What will you do? You might snorkel, you might lay on the beach, you might explore the land and its plants and trees. Are you hungry? Because a meal was prepared by a masterful chef. Probably best to do all of the above. Will you share this rare luxury with the world on social media, or maybe you’ll only message your nearest and dearest. No matter how you use this time, there are simple steps to make it your reality.

Confirmation you deserve it

We hope you can accept this: You are awesome. So is your family. You deserve wonderful experiences. You deserve to know amazing things are real and available to you. The more unusual the experience is the more our minds take it in, the deeper the memory and the more lasting the connection. Your children and your spouse deserve these exceptional memories too.

You won’t be buying a private island, you’re visiting. It is a treat. What is fundamental to a private island experience is what it removes. There is no competition. There is no comparing yourself with those around you. There are no demands of your attention because everything there is the experience. There is no judgment. There is only this and your belonging there. It is liberating. These are all things you deserve, because we all do.

A Private Island brings privacy. This might seem obvious but the reality of it is rare. You are outside and maintaining privacy. You can be alone, or with those you love most. You can shout and dance and sing without being enclosed and without being viewed. It is freedom. Embrace your inner child and live with abandon.

Fiji Private Island Beach

So, how do you make this happen?

Three simple steps:

1. Fly to Fiji. You can learn about flights to Fiji with Fiji Airways

2. Secure a place at the award-winning Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. JMC Online Availability and Booking

3. After you arrive at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, inform staff you want to experience the private island exclusive to resort guests. There are four sessions a day and can include meals if that is what you want. The resort staff will arrange everything for you and will do all they can to ensure you have the Private Island experience you want.

Great Romance Begins with a Loving Gesture

Romance is all about making your special someone feel valued and appreciated. Therefore, you owe it to yourself and your partner, to share an adventure that sparks an abundance of romance into your daily lives. The excitement of a trip, the thrill of the unknown, and the reliability of the award-winning, Jean-Michel Resort in Fiji.

To help in your decision, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has special offers available for our guests seeking the allure of connecting with their partner, including a Romance Package: Pay for four nights and receive two free nights!  This world class resort destination is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, but is also a year-round lovers’ paradise – ideal for couples looking to experience magical natural surroundings, exceptional dining, scuba diving, and an authentic Fijian experience.

Here are three Fijian dishes you can cook at home!

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers a nearby private island which you can have all to yourselves. If that wasn’t enough, a meal can be prepared, delivered, and set for you there. With champagne on ice and the luxury of privacy, couples can feel truly free together. Listen to the gentle waves beat against the shore as palm trees sway above and know this is yours alone. Romance to remember.

Visit a waterfall and hold each other as the fresh water falls upon you, nudging you downstream in each other’s arms. Just like a scene from the movies — kissing in the tropical South Pacific  under a waterfall. Yes, please.

Snorkeling or scuba diving: which is right for you?

Be among tropical fish and colourful coral, the likes of which you have never seen before. Learn to Scuba Dive or snorkel across the surface and explore the exquisite and vibrant underwater world among some of the world’s finest dive sites. Be hand in hand under warm water and experience so much for the first time. There is so much more going on underneath the water than you can imagine.

Luxurious spa treatments are awesome, but are they romantic? Yes, completely. What is better than laying in each other’s arms after being pampered, completely relaxed, and fully removed from the stress of work and home?

Indulge the senses. Having amazed your eyes underwater, your ears with nature and your touch by receiving the best massage, it’s time to tickle the taste buds. Meals and cocktails served at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort make full use of the local exotic ingredients. There are unusual and strange sounding foods you haven’t tried before, but they are prepared by master chefs who blend new delights perfectly with foods you know and love.  

To enjoy these activities and so much more, book a stay with Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Fiji is a welcoming and open place with a slow and natural pace. Being with us at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji brings you to our level, which is excellence at ease.

Where is the best family holiday? What makes it special?

From our award-winning Bula Club for kids, which encourages our young guests to explore Fijian culture and learn about the world around them, to customized activities for teens, our designated one-on-one nannies for children under six, to swimming with brightly coloured fish, or trying exotic new foods, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is one of the world’s best family destinations. All of us at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort are proud of our excellent service and we are grateful to offer the parents the welcome option to have a break and let the children be happy will a variety of supervised activities offered by our Bula Club.

Guests of all ages can experience inclusive and immersive award-winning programs, ecological explorations that showcase the essence of the Fijian environment and culture, including the new School Under the Sea program, which offers educational and explorative opportunities for kids, led by the resort’s resident marine biologist.

We promote the Bula Club often because it is worthy of the praise frequently heaped upon it. What we might not highlight often enough are the benefits of your quality time with your children, or grandchildren, while staying at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Time with your relatives is the most important part of your stay and goes beyond the fun found making new friends, trying our expertly crafted menus, being pampered in a beach side spa, or sampling shore-side cocktails at sunset.

The greatest reward of a life well lived is to share in the happiness of children, to be hand-in-hand with those most precious to us, to explain the new sights and to learn and experience so much together. That is the ultimate day well spent. 

To help make it easier for you to make the excellent choice of staying at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, we offer a special promotion where two children under the age of thirteen stay for free!

One such adventure offered by Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort and our awesome Cousteau Dive Centre are the guided snorkels at exceptional sites nearby the resort. A brief boat journey over the Fijian waters is nice enough, but not as much fun as seeing what lives beneath the surface. The boat will remain nearby to ensure safety as an experienced guide is in the water with you pointing out the many living wonders frolicking and feeding beneath the waves. To hear a child say over dinner that they swam with sea turtles, eagle rays, harmless sharks, or brightly coloured tropical fish, it’s energizing. To be the person to confirm it is true and celebrate the adventure together is life affirming and why you go somewhere special on your vacation. We have seen the delight in loved ones eyes after witnessing what is wonderful and new, so we have seen the place where memories are made: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji.