“To me, the foundation of all life is in the Ocean.” – Jean Michel Cousteau
This simple quote pretty much sums up the experience at the Fijian resort that bears the name of the great French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, and educator Jean Michel Cousteau. The South Pacific is an ideal destination for families who are eager to explore one of the most pristine oceans in the world, and the Jean Michel Custeau resort in Fiji is a superb home base!
Here’s why the Jean Michel Cousteau resort is the best way to do Fiji with kids!
The Resort is Surrounded by a Marine Sanctuary!
While the resort it of course spectacular, my favorite thing about the Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji is the location. Surrounded by a pristine marine sanctuary, here days are filled with ecological exploration including world-class snorkeling and diving, exploring a private island, and learning from the resident marine biologist.
And the pristine environment continues on land as well. Be sure to take a trip to the local market, visit a traditional Fijian village or set out on a rain forest and waterfall walk, mangrove tour, traditional sword carving demonstration or a visit to a local school. SO much to do!
Fijian Culture ensures a warm, family environment
Clients always rave about how the resort “family” is so welcoming and friendly. The service is impeccable, as is their commitment to preserving and sharing the local marine and village life with guests.
Children are warmly welcomed and thrilled to discover a full day kids center! This is literally open from 8am to 8pm daily, is free of charge, and includes a low child to staff ratio. And you can be sure kids won’t be plopped in front of a screen.
A favourite activity for all ages is the daily snorkel trip in the glass bottom boat. Nannies can take the younger kids out for viewing only, whilst the older kids can snorkel with a buddy.
Stay Active, Consider getting dive certified!
This is your opportunity to experience the underwater world of Jean-Michel Cousteau close up. The Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Centre is a full-service facility offering a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences for certified divers and beginners. If your family has been thinking about getting dive certified – this is a great opportunity to do so!
You can dive on the world-famous Namena marine reserve sites and explore the waters surrounding the resort which offer the largest variety of fish and coral on the planet; seemingly bottomless drop-offs, multi-colored soft corals, and perfect coral gardens supporting an abundance of spectacular marine life. Not to be missed!
Perfect beachfront accommodations for families
While there are several accommodation options, the Oceanfront 2-Bedroom Bure (villa) is perfect for families. The main bedroom features one king bed and one day bed plus a small sitting area, while the smaller second bedroom provides two twin beds. Step outside to uninterrupted breathtaking views from your spacious deck, and relax in the hammock or on the chaise lounges.
And at Jean Michel Cousteau Resort my clients receive the following complimentary perks:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant
- $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
Considering a trip to Fiji with kids? Contact me now to chat further and begin customizing your family’s adventure!