Fiji’s Hidden Paradise Restored: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Announces September Grand Reopening

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort one of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific, offering spectacular ecological exploration, understated natural luxury, and warm hospitality in the traditional Fijian style, has announced its grand reopening scheduled September 1, 2016.

Following tropical cyclone Winston in February 2016, the iconic eco-luxury resort has been restored to its former splendor and further enhanced to feature a new dedicated spa and refreshed design elements and furnishings for its exquisitely appointed guestrooms (bures) and suites, an expanded pier, updated swimming pools and more.   

“We are overjoyed to welcome guests back to our Fiji home,” said Bart Simpson, general manager of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji.  “All of the things our guests have come to love about the resort are still here – including the resort’s spectacular experiences, the understated natural luxury, and our same beloved staff – and now guests can appreciate new enhancements, too.”

Nestled in one of the world’s most pristine and spectacular settings, surrounded by elegantly landscaped tropical gardens, a scenic mountain backdrop, and on the shores of tranquil Savusavu Bay, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers an exclusive escape for discerning travelers looking for experiential travel coupled with luxury and authentic local culture.  Set in natural beauty, the resort’s refreshed design evokes a sense of hidden paradise, utilizing a natural color palate with splashes of vibrancy.

Guest Rooms and Suites

Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the lush 17-acre property features 25 newly thatched houses known as “bures” set on the shores of beautiful Savusavu Bay with views of the coral reefs and the mountains beyond -- a quintessential Fijian setting.

The bures are well appointed with many luxurious touches, including deluxe king beds, over-sized bathrooms, and private decks, perfectly designed for both couples and families.

Unrivaled Amenities

A true tropical paradise, the resort offers a wide variety of amenities, including three swimming pools, outstanding restaurant, spa, Bula Club for kids and a PADI dive centre.  

Upon re-opening, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort introduces a new Spa, featuring treatments that reflect the purest of local healing ingredients, including cold pressed coconut oil, masi, raw local cacao and honey, wild mint, and more. Local villages benefit economically by the purchase of these products in line with the resort’s holistic philosophy.

Adventure Awaits

A pioneer in experiential travel, the resort offers an outstanding lineup of activities, including guided snorkel and dive trips with Fiji’s only resident marine biologist, hikes in the rainforest, a private island experience, kayaking, sailing, traditional Fijian weaving, yoga, and more.

Kids’ Programs

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort aspires to provide children with a level of care that reflects the world's best practices, infused with Fijian culture.  Children and teenagers have the opportunity to explore and connect in several unique and fun ways through the resort’s expansive list of programs, including the Bula Club, a complimentary children’s program that features a full schedule of activities, encouraging kids to explore the Fijian culture and learn about the world around them; a Junior Chef Program, where kids from ages 6 - 12 enjoy culinary and cultural activities; and Connect with Kids, a culturally educational experience for children and their parents.

Eco-Conscious Efforts

The guiding ethic of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, since inception, has been to take as little from the environment as possible, to give back as much as it can, and to respect others with whom it shares its space.  The resort has striven to maintain nature's perfect balance by respecting and participating in the living vitality of its environment, and it continually seeks new ways to reduce its carbon footprint while providing guests with an enriching luxury experience. 

To book a stay, please visit www.fijiresort.com.

About Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

The award-winning Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is one of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific.  Located on the island of Vanua Levu and built on 17 acres of a former coconut plantation, the luxury resort overlooks the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay and offers an exclusive escape for couples, families, and discerning travelers looking for experiential travel coupled with authentic luxury and local culture. 

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers an unforgettable vacation experience that is derived from the natural beauty of the island, personalized attention, and the warmth of the staff.  The environmentally and socially responsible resort offers guests a wide variety of amenities, including specially designed individual thatched-roof bures, exquisite ocean-side dining, an outstanding lineup of recreational activities, unmatched ecological experiences, and an array of Fijian-inspired spa treatments.  www.fijiresort.com.

About Canyon Equity LLC.

The Canyon Group of Companies, who own the resort, headquartered in Larkspur, California, was founded in May 2005.  Its mantra is to acquire and develop small ultra-luxury branded resorts in unique destinations with small residential components creating an eclectic yet highly compatible sense of community in each destination. 

Since its formation in 2005 Canyon has created an impressive portfolio of resorts, in locations ranging from the turquoise waters of Fiji, to the towering peaks of Yellowstone, to the artist colonies of Santa Fe, and in the Canyons of southern Utah. The Canyon Group’s portfolio comprises such iconic properties as Amangiri (Utah), Amangani (Jackson, Wyoming), Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado (Santa Fe, New Mexico), Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort (Fiji), and Dunton Hot Springs, (Dunton, Colorado).  

Some new stunning developments are also underway in such locations as the Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica, and a 400-year-old Hacienda in Mexico, all destined to make grand statements in the niche market of ultra-luxury internationaltravel as each one is launched.  www.canyonequity.com

 

All images courtesy of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort and used with permission.

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