Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
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Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
Level 1, 714 Glenferrie Rd.
Hawthorn, Melbourne 3122
+ 415 788 5794
+ 415 788 0150
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Hotel Description
The award-winning, five-star Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is one of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific. Located on the island of Vanua Levu on 17 acres of a coconut plantation, the accommodations overlook the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay. The acclaimed resort is an international favorite for romance, honeymoons and weddings; scuba diving; and families, who want to combine heavenly surroundings and exceptional dining with an unsurpassed range of eco-friendly activities. A sister resort to the Post Ranch Inn and the Hotel Hana-Maui, Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands resort is the only resort that employs a full-time marine biologist to help visitors appreciate the underwater world of Fiji.

We welcome guests who want to enjoy two Fiji Island vacation experiences:
-- To turn off: to relax, unwind, rejuvenate, be pampered and indulged -- through a serene tropical setting, welcoming accommodations of traditional Fiji Island, award-winning dining and service, and comprehensive spa services.

-- To turn on: to be active, to engage and participate in an exceptional range of cultural, educational, environmental and recreational experiences -- for couples, families and divers.
No other Fiji Island resort combines relaxation and indulgence with an unsurpassed range of eco-friendly activities when guests are ready to pick up the pace.



Fiji's Leading Resort - World Travel Awards, 2005
#4 Pacific Rim Resort - Condé Nast Traveler, 2005
#1 - Resorts and Lodges - Worldwide - Condé Nast Traveler Green List, 2005
#1 Resort in Fiji, Travel + Leisure, 2001
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
This luxurious and private Villa features the best of resort living in accommodations that are a match for anything available worldwide. Redefining the boundaries of indoor and outdoor living, the gracious villa combines contemporary style and natural elegance with traditional Fijian architecture and ambience. The result -- featuring the finest of materials, amenities and views of the sea -- gives discriminating travelers a luxurious and comfortable 'home away from home' that most visitors find hard to leave

Size: Approximately 2000 square feet (168 square metres), including indoor and outdoor living space.

Maximum Capacity: This extraordinary villa is designed to accommodate just one couple. Two adults and two children (over 8, please) are also welcome.

Children: Over 8 years welcome year-round.

Minimum Stay: Three nights.

Bure Features: Walking past the resort's picturesque new lagoons, villa guests approach from a curving stone pathway landscaped with lush foliage and tropical flowers and enter up several stairs. Inside there is an expansive, al fresco hardwood deck of recycled wood product. A comfortable table for four provides great views from every angle -- of the villa's interior, outdoor amenities and the nearby beach and ocean, just steps away.

The villa's interior also features air-conditioning and internet access!

Continuing indoors, one enters what is best described as a luxurious personal bathing suite, featuring a generous soaking tub with whirlpool, two indoor showerheads, chaise lounge and two vanity bowls the color of sea-glass topped by gilded mirrors that reach to the roofline. Because much of this area's floor and walls are covered with imported stone, there is no need for shower enclosures. This entire space looks through 10-foot tall floor-to-roof windows to private tropical gardens just beyond. The lush landscaping is highlighted by an 11-foot waterfall. Outdoors off to the side is another shower; continuing further around the enclosed exterior of the villa, there is an outdoor café table, ideal for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

A separate, enclosed lavatory overlooks the outdoor garden. From this spa area, across from the soaking tub, one ascends three stone steps to the stunning master bedroom suite with custom-designed furnishings. On either side of the wide stairway are Vesi wood armoires with elegant curved fronts and brass handles. In the center of the room, one step up, is the hardwood, four-poster canopy bed, draped on all sides with iridescent gauze fabric, and topped with a multi-hued bedcover and accenting pillows. Above the king size bed, a ceiling fan adds ambience and a breeze. On each side of the bed are night tables providing storage and more -- in one, a mini-bar and refrigerator offers complimentary wines, other beverages and snacks; in the other, there are a room safe and quality sound system with a selection of music. Along this wall are distinctive sconces and an imposing wooden sculpture by a skilled Fijian craftsman. The room also features a writing desk, comfortable reading chair, accent table with candelabra and mirror.

Just beyond the master bedroom suite is the upper level of the deck, separated from the lower deck by three steps and a banquette planted with greenery and flowers. On the higher level are two upholstered chaises, side table and stainless steel barbecue. Off to the side is a covered king size day bed. The entire deck area overlooks the large private pool -- about 20 feet long, 15 feet wide and four feet deep -- and the sea beyond.

Descending the stairs and crossing the lower deck, one enters a separate living and dining space (or second bedroom). This area features comfortable seating areas for conversation or drinks; kitchen amenities including stovetop, sink, refrigerator and all necessities for coffee and tea; and two sets of louvered double-doors to close off the room. A separate bathroom offers a private outdoor shower and garden area. The windows and doors on three sides of the living room overlook the deck, pool or beach. Just past the pool is a second waterfall with steps leading to the villa's private stone patio and beachfront beyond.

Lead designer on the Villa project is resort General Manager Karen Taylor, who also custom-designed many of the furnishings. Nunzio Desantis, acclaimed architect of Las Ventanas in Cabo San Lucas, worked with Taylor as architectural consultant.