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 https://www.fijiairways.com

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.

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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.

The Perfect Babymoon in Fiji

Fiji is a brilliant place for a wedding or a honeymoon – and an even more perfect choice for a babymoon. As soon to be parents, you may be thinking about ecologically friendly choices for your last hurrah before the baby arrives, and the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusavu Bay, Fiji, allows you to enjoy your holiday responsibly.

Things to do while babymooning in Fiji

The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers several options for couples on a romantic babymoon. You can cruise the bay while sipping mocktails, enjoy sunning in relaxation on the beach, or even light snorkeling. Spend lazy afternoons in our beautifully appointed spa experiencing heavenly treatments ranging from wraps to relaxing massages, all based on traditional, generational Fijian therapies. The ingredients in all spa products are natural and locally sourced, including fresh papaya, pineapple and local nuts as well as cacao and hand-pressed virgin coconut oil from a local village. Want to know more about holistic Fiji medicine? Join a traditional Fijian medicine walk after a morning of gentle yoga on the beach.

Hoping to spice up your romance before late nights and nappies take over? Dine under the starlight or go for long walks on the beach hand in hand before returning to the resort for a sumptuous night of luxury in one of our 25 exclusive bures. Have a child already? A dedicated nanny can take over so you and your loved one can have some alone time just making memories together.

You can even get away for an afternoon on a private island, with a picnic lunch and a chance to birdwatch while discussing baby names. It's a chance to reconnect and make plans for the future. All of our activities are geared to be eco- and family-friendly, making your romantic couples babymoon stay as enjoyable and guilt-free as possible.

Pregnant woman health

Worried about going on holiday while expecting? Fiji has not had Zika transmission in years, and the last recorded case was early 2017. As long as you take appropriate precautions against mosquito bites as you normally would, there should be minimal risk. As always, see your doctor before planning any holiday trip, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Monitor your sun exposure, and get plenty of rest while staying hydrated.

It's a wonderful time in your life when you start to grow your family. Celebrate your transition into a whole new era with the babymoon you and your partner deserve.

Where is the World’s Most Romantic Destination?

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort can offer you everything. Here are just five suggestions for romantic things to do with the person you love while staying with us.

  1. 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, the luxury of privacy, feel free to lay together, listening to the gentle waves beat against the shore as palm trees sway above. Romance to remember.
  2. Visit a waterfall and hold each other as the fresh water falls upon you, nudging you downstream in each other’s arms.
  3. Be among tropical fish and colourful coral. Learn to Scuba Dive or you can 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.
  4. Luxurious spa treatments are awesome, but are they romantic? Yeah, completely. What is better than laying in each others arms after being pampered, completely relaxed, lightly oiled, fully comfortable with the person you have chosen.
  5. Indulge in taste sensations. 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 prepared by master chefs blending perfectly foods you know and love with something exciting and new.

The ultimate romantic destination requires privacy and a quality service. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s award-winning service is proven and the convenience of Fijian’s speaking English in addition to their mother tongue shouldn’t be understated. Romance is stymied by confusion and misunderstanding. You don’t want frustration, you want to go where you can get what you want when you want it presented as you asked for. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is here for you.

Romance shouldn’t be limited to couples traveling on their own. Arguably, those most deserving of the ultimate romantic experience are those who have already spent years together. If you have raised each other’s children and have been so involved with each other for so long than you forget to appreciate one another, you deserve perfection. This means you ought to be even more mindful of making use of this opportunity to celebrate your love and commitment to one another while away.

That’s why one of the best parts of the private island getaway might be that it also comes with the inclusive kids club (which is essentially the greatest childcare service you’ve known) where you can be confident in the safety and happiness of your little ones while equally confident that won’t interrupt you. You deserve this and it is available to you, so treat yourselves.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has a special offers available for our guests seeking romance:

Romance Package: Pay for four nights and receive two free nights!

The person you love can be served with peace, quiet, sun, sand and more excellent choices than you have time for.  Visit Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji.

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Reasons to have a destination wedding in Fiji

Exchanging your vows in an exotic location is one way to ensure your ceremony is magical — but a destination wedding in Fiji takes your big day to a whole different level of memorable. Between the picture-perfect white-sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, Fiji provides a breathtaking backdrop to tie the knot. Moreover, the islands offer a plethora of exciting aquatic activities and adventures, which present the perfect opportunity to bond with loved ones before and after your special day.

Considering a destination wedding in Fiji? Here are just a handful of the many reasons why you may want to get married at a 5 star Fiji resort.

Breathtaking photos
It probably goes without saying that Fiji boasts stunning scenery — which can provide some unparalleled photo ops. Considering that you'll look back through your wedding photos for decades to come (and may be investing in a professional photographer to capture the memories) it's certainly worth having the right backdrop. Having your ceremony in paradise is sure to make your wedding photos even more beautiful.

Special packages that simplify the planning
One of the greatest perks of planning a destination wedding is that you can let the resort take on some of the responsibilities and allow the staff to advise you on the details, meaning you're able to relax and enjoy the ride a little more. Our intimate wedding package not only includes round-trip transportation to and from the airport, but also your accommodations, the ceremony, a-la-carte meals, WiFi, up to five off-site scheduled excursions, and access to scheduled boat snorkeling trips, as well as many other resort activities. And what better way to prep for your big day than by indulging in a tension-relieving ocean-side couple's massage at the on-site spa

A seamless transition into the honeymoon
Another perk of a destination wedding is that it can easily segue into your honeymoon. So, after your family and friends have hopped on a flight back home, why not enjoy a romantic Fiji getaway? While hiking through lush rainforests on a waterfall tour or kayaking down a picturesque river you're sure to kick off this new chapter of your lives on a blissful note.

Memorable bonding opportunities with loved ones
One of the many benefits of a destination wedding in Fiji is that it allows you to spend some quality time with friends and family engaging in activities you'd never otherwise get to do together — like snorkeling, scuba diving, and paddleboarding. You can even take a tour to a pearl farm together, and learn about the local aquatic life from our in-house marine biologist. These are the kinds of memories you're guaranteed to hold onto long after you've said your "I do's."

Ready to book your destination wedding in Fiji? Check out our latest packages to make your fantasy a reality at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.

Ring in the New Year at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Rather than spend New Year's Eve packed in a bar or crowded restaurant like a can of sardines or trying to squeeze your way to the front of a packed fireworks show, why not spark a little magic of your own at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort?

Discover how rest and relaxation can beat the hustle and bustle of crowds and help you unwind after the stress and chaos of the holiday season comes to a close. Spend time with your family getting back to nature and taking advantage of everything the resort has to offer.

Resolutions start now
One major resolution people tend to make when the New Year rolls around is that they want to take better care of their health. Whether that means eating healthier or going to the gym, plenty of individuals make that their goal for the upcoming year.

One great way to kick this off is to go on our complementary Medicine Walk. Take a walk around our grounds with an island elder and learn about the natural wonders that sustained the people of Fiji for thousands of years. You can discuss the plants and traditions that kept the culture happy and healthy, and learn a bit more about some natural healing options that might do your body good, all while taking in the gorgeous vista right in front of you.

Start your stomach off right
They say that how you start your year offsets the tone for how the next 365 days will go – so why not start off on the right foot, from a culinary perspective? Our Executive Chef, Raymond Lee, offers up only the best, locally-sourced seasonal delights and delicacies that will tickle your taste buds and ensure you keep coming back for more.

There are plenty of dining options for the type of ambiance you're looking for at Jean-Michel Cousteau resort, whether you would prefer family dining, or a more private atmosphere on the pier. Regardless of your decision, everyone will be able to enjoy the same breathtaking view of Savusavu Bay, the picturesque pier and the gorgeous illuminated pool. 

Go home healed
All good things must come to an end, but before you must make your journey back, make sure that you are in the right headspace to start your year off right and relaxed. Take advantage of our complementary group yoga sessions, held each morning at sunrise. Or, opt for a private session for ultimate relaxation and renewal.

3 tips for proposing on your Fiji holiday

Nothing beats embarking on a romantic holiday with your soul mate – unless you have plans to propose that is!

Amongst butterflies and jitters, it can be hard working out the PPPOA (perfect proposal plan of action!)

That's where we come in. Discover the top tips and tricks to ensure your holiday proposal is just as perfect as your loved one.

1. Relax, relax, relax

Proposing is a daunting task and nerves are understandably bound to rear their head – no matter where you are. However, acting on these feelings is a surefire way to make your other half ask questions about your behaviour. The last thing you want is to accidentally spill the beans when your stories don't add up!

Thankfully, Fiji operates on island time – something we practise wholeheartedly here at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. So, whether you're relaxing by our adult-only pool or sinking into a South Pacific massage at our onsite spa bure, you'll have no trouble calming those pre-proposal nerves. With calm breaths and confidence, take your time finding that magical moment to propose.

Here are some tips for proposing on your Fiji holiday.A romantic and relaxing couple massage is the perfect way to calm pre-proposal jitters!

2. Think about the rest of the holiday

Instead of building on your nerves throughout your holiday, think about popping the question sooner rather than later. This tactic will eliminate pre-proposal jitters and instead allow you to enjoy your trip of a lifetime to the fullest. As you revel in the romance, be sure to take advantage of the resort's incredible array of activities and excursions.

From deep-sea diving to waterfall hikes, cultural ceremonies to private island getaways, there's something exciting or relaxing to suit everyone's preferences.

3. Ask your hotel for help

Here at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, we love making our guests dreams come true. Before arriving for your stay, let us know of your proposal plans. This way, we can work with you to put special touches in place. Whether it involves reserving a dinner table on our pier at night or finding the perfect private spot – we can help.

Whether its our honeymoon suite or secluded dining spot, romance is always top of our agenda. If you're thinking of proposing on your Fiji holiday, get in touch with the team today to see how we can make your trip one you'll never forget. 

The perfect romantic day at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

There are few locations more idyllic and romantic then the powder white bays of Fiji's Vanua Levu. Nestled on Savusavu Bay, just metres from the crystal blue waters, you'll find the Jean-Michel Cousteau resort – the island's premier luxury escape. 

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, take a moment to daydream about the perfect romantic holiday here

9:00 am – Breakfast at the beachfront restaurant 

The warm Fijian sun streams into your oceanfront bure. You slip out of bed and amble down the shoreline to the resort's beachfront restaurant to enjoy French toast and cafe-quality coffee to recharge for the day ahead.

10:30 am – Traditional Fijian Massage

After breakfast you take another short stroll down the beach to experience the blissful relaxation of a traditional Fijian massage. Your local masseur uses cold pressed coconut oil and long firm and rhythmic strokes to release tension, soundtracked by the sounds of waves lapping against the shore. 

12:30 pm – Private island excursion

You're woken up from your accidental post-massage nap in a garden hammock, and you jump on a water taxi with your partner. You're whisked away to Naviavia, the resort's private island. It's less than an acre in size, rimmed by pristine white beaches and dotted with coconut trees. Its all yours for the afternoon – just you, your partner and the warm Pacific Ocean. 

You spend your island-time indulging in a picnic and champagne, soaking in the sun and cooling off in the sea.

7:00 pm – Sunset dinner on the pier

Feeling sun-kissed, you venture to the end of the resort's pier out over the water. A private table is set up for you and your personal waiter serves you three courses and drinks as the sun sets and the stars light up the sky. 

The food, courtesy of renowned Chinese-Fijian chef Raymond Lee, is an exotic fusion of Fijian, Asian and world cuisines. 

9:00 pm – A nightcap at the resort's lounge bar

After a particularly delicious dessert, you end your evening in the lounge bar. You and your partner savour a couple craft cocktails, then it's time to retreat back to your ocean front bure and look forward to another day in paradise tomorrow. 

Sound like your idea of a perfect day? For more information on what your stay in Fiji could be like, check out our room rates and all-inclusive romantic escape packages today. 

Plan your perfect Valentine’s Day in Fiji this year

It's the most romantic time of the year – a day created to celebrate love in its purest form. If you're lucky enough to spend Valentine's Day at our luxury five-star resort, you and your loved one can expect a day filled with nothing but relaxation and romance in paradise.

Here are just a few things you can expect to experience on Valentine's Day at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.

How will you celebrate Valentine's Day at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort?Are you ready to create a Valentine's Day to remember?

Picnic on a private island

Share a Valentine's Day you'll never forget on your very own private paradise island. That's right, not only can you soak in the serenity of our resort's stunning surroundings, you can also take romance to the next level by hiring our very own Naviavia Island. With just the swaying palms, balmy breezes and shimmering sea around you, they'll be nothing getting in the way of what will be your most memorable Valentine's Day to date.

Whether you choose to snorkel, sunbathe or revel in one another's company, once we've dropped you off by boat, you're free to enjoy this breathtaking island however you wish. And of course, we won't leave you empty handed. There are options to indulge in a specially prepared picnic with chilled champagne – the cherry on top of a perfect day in paradise.

We are the only five-star Fiji resort to offer this incredible opportunity, so don't miss out!

Hire your own private island at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Take your romance to new levels this Valentine's Day.

Spa treatments for two

Picture this: you're laying side by side with your loved one and the ocean breeze is softly soothing your sun-kissed skin. You feel the tender touch of hypnotic hands make their way across your back, all while inhaling intoxicating blends of coconut oil and mint. 

The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is renowned for its indulgent South Pacific spa treatments. We practise traditional remedies and therapies throughout our luxurious range of treatments, and only use natural ingredients sourced locally. This Valentine's Day, be sure to treat yourself and your other half to one of our treatments and prepare to leave rejuvenated and relaxed. 

Diving date

Are you keen to make waves this Valentine's Day? Swap the suits and sparkles for a snorkel and flippers and get ready to experience the magic of the South Pacific ocean. The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is located just a stone's throw away from some of the world's best snorkelling and diving spots, including the Namena Marine Reserve. Get ready to witness some of the 1000 species of tropical fish and 400 types of colourful coral that live in this underwater paradise – all with your loved one in tow.

Sharing unforgettable moments like these with your significant other is what Valentine's Day is all about, and here at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, we're proud to lend a helping hand wherever possible. For more information on how we can create the holiday of your dreams, get in touch with the team today. 

3 reasons to embark on a second honeymoon to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Embarking on a romance-fuelled honeymoon doesn't have to a once-in-a-lifetime endeavour. To maintain a healthy relationship, couples should take time to celebrate their love, away from the distractions and daily stresses of daily life.

A romantic Fiji getaway to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a much-deserved second honeymoon.

Ignite your romantic spark

Your first honeymoon was likely taken at a time before major responsibilities. With these factors taking forefront in a couple's life, romance can often take a backseat. Additionally, a recent study by The Knot found that only one in four couples go on their dream honeymoon.

Only one in four couples go on their dream honeymoon.

A trip to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has all the ingredients to rekindle the spark between a couple. Our tranquil and tropical surroundings are the ideal place to sit back, relax and rediscover the attraction you felt the first moment you met.

Whether you unwind by the adult-only pool with exotic drink in hand, or dine under the stars at the end of the pier, there are plenty of opportunities to soak in the ambiance.

Commemorate your love by sailing away to our very own private island to enjoy the company of your other half, and no one else. Spend your time snorkelling in clear waters, basking on the beautiful beach or sharing a delicious picnic made by the staff at the best Fiji resort.

Sail away to your own private paradise island.Sail away to your own private paradise island.

Get to know each other a little better

Visiting a new holiday destination can inject your relationship with a little refreshment that allows a couple to spend time getting to know and love each other that little better. Enjoy peaceful and private areas of the resort – perfect for rediscovering interests and reveling in memories. Relax beside the adult-only pool or in a hammock overlooking the Savusavu shore.

For further relaxation and serenity, head to our on-site spa right on the beach's edge. In the privacy of our beachfront bures, yourself and partner can indulge in South Pacific massage treatments that will revitalise you to the full. With just the sound of the water hugging the shore, take the time to chat the afternoon away with your other half.

Commemorate a special occasion

Whether you've hit a profound milestone in your relationship, want to celebrate an anniversary or just feel like treating yourself and a loved one, a second honeymoon to the Jean-Michel Cousteau is the perfect way to do so. We take care of every little detail so that you can spend your days enjoying each other's company without having to worry or lift a finger. Our world-class facilities, accommodation and activities all work to create a vacation you'll never forget.

Immerse yourself in island life and love. Find out how we can create a 5 star couples holiday in Fiji for the second honeymoon you know you deserve.