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.