This article is the second part of a three-part series on Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. View the first post here .
Owned by the son of famous underwater world researcher Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji, just completed a massive multi million-dollar renovation, complete with updated rooms, common areas, and facilities.
The Eco-friendly, luxury family resort also finished three brand-new deluxe oceanfront two-bedroom bures (guest rooms). The resort says the additional bures were created because of the high demand of family and group bookings.
Deluxe Oceanfront Two-Bedroom Bures
The new two-bedroom, two-bathroom 400 to 475 square-foot bure is suited for families or couples of four or five and provides more privacy. It is like having two separate rooms, each with their own bathroom, facilities, and private entrances, but they are interconnected. The master bedroom has a king bed and a single bed, and the second bedroom has the option of a king bed or two single beds.
Fijian Style at Its Finest
Given that Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is known for its commitment to sustainability, it is fitting that the bures were constructed using sustainable timber. The thatched roofs and style fit in perfectly to the resort’s natural, luxurious feel.
Oh, and we can’t forget the new rooms have an amazing view of Savusavu Bay! The outdoor deck with its chaise lounges and double hammock is a great location to soak up the view.
To extend the authentic architecture, the resort didn’t forget the little details. Local furniture and other soft furnishings were brought in throughout the bures and common areas of the property.
Additional Special Touches
The resort extended the family dining area and the main entrance and created an additional area for relaxation complete with comfy daybeds. There’s even a new pier for a stunning view of the tropical fish at night! The pier has special lighting to make sure the view is just right.
Reducing the Carbon Footprint
While it may seem unnoticeable to guests, all of the lighting throughout the bures and main areas was converted to energy-efficient LED lighting. Important upgrades to the infrastructure of the resort allow for ongoing sustainability practices.
Poised for Growth
Now that the renovations are complete, the new general manager of the resort, Bartholomew “Bart” Simpson, will continue to focus on guest experience and hone the sustainability practices for which the resort is known. Simpson, who holds 25 years’ experience in the luxury hospitality industry, has been with the resort for six years and promoted from operations manager.
“Our dedication to Fijian culture, sustainable practices, and the local community remain our guiding principles,” said Simpson. “We have taken great care to preserve the resort’s unique character and authenticity. We are delighted with these wonderful enhancements to the resort, and the reaction from our guests has been overwhelmingly and enthusiastically positive.”
It’s an exciting time to be at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Families who have already been there will notice the massive changes, and those that haven’t been will likely be back for years to come after their experience. The multimillion-dollar upgrades, including the gorgeous new rooms, are just another reason why Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is an ideal choice for a Fijian family vacation.