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!