Although lying on a pristine, white sand beach all day on your luxury couples vacation in Fiji is a complete vacation dream come true, sometimes it's nice to take a break and see what other adventures are out there. After all, you're going to want to make the most of your time on the beautiful island of Vanua Levu!
With an abundance of activities to get involved in and stunning scenery to soak up, check out our top alternatives to lying on a beach all day.
Just one of the resort's complimentary off-site excursions, a visit to the traditional Fijian village of Nukubalavu is definitely worth the trip. Spend an afternoon meeting the village chief of Savusavu and learning about the life of the people who reside here. Immerse yourself in the culture as you watch energetic traditional dances and view artistic craft demonstrations such as mat and basket weaving. Mingle with the children and adults of the village for a truly unique Fijian experience.
Stroll around Savusavu farmers market
If spending a lazy morning wandering around stalls brimming with exotic foods and hand-crafted goodies is your thing, you'll be sure to want to head to Savusavu's renowned market. Attracting people from far and wide, it's the best way to feel like a local. Prepare to fill your basket with fresh goods and produce – some you may never have seen before too!
Find spices, fish caught that morning and other delicious foods. Saturday is one of the busiest market days and if you want the best seafood, be sure to get in early. The market is also a great place to purchase authentic gifts. Watch as the women weave your basket right there and then or purchase some traditional jewellery for a complete one of a kind souvenir.
Head out on a diving excursion
Vanua Levu is world famous for it's diving with some of the most colourful and pristine coral life beneath our waters. Whether you're a newcomer or an expert in diving, here at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, we have got your 'what to do in Fiji' questions well and truly answered with our various underwater packages.
We offer diving excursions to the incredibly beautiful Namena marine reserve – home to over a thousand species of fish and hundreds of different coral life. Explore the multi-coloured, enchanting environment and don't be surprised to swim across dolphins and even humpback whales! If you want to take your diving skills to a whole new level, why not join one of our experienced instructors as you enjoy earning a certified qualification? Offering various packages, there is something for everyone at the Cousteau Dive Centre.
Join a pearl farm tour
Unlike any farm you may have visited before, J. Hunter Pearl Farm showcases just where this popular jewellery choice really comes from. Hop onto a glass bottom boat and get set to discover the science and production that goes into the sustainable farming of the pearls. A truly unique experience, the excursion allows for visitors to witness the black-lipped oysters lining the bottom of the shore and just how the shining gems make their way to the finished products. If seeing pearls in their natural habitat has got you wanting to add to your jewellery collection, a stop off in the showroom afterward allows you to do just that.
After all that sightseeing and exploring, a rest is well and truly deserved. Where better to unwind and relax than at your 5 star Fiji resort? Complete with world class spa treatments, pier side dinners and in-house activities, there is plenty to do on your stay here. Contact the team at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort to find out how we can make your romantic Fiji getaway the best it can possibly be.