When a Fijian holiday calls for nothing less than the best, welcome to the Jean Michel Costeau Resort. Tucked away in Savusavu, this five-star resort leaves travellers entranced with its eco-friendly luxe factor, clear blue waters and breathtaking diving activities.
A vision of legendary film director, marine explorer and environmentalist Jean Michel Costeau, the resort is a gem of South Pacific beauty and hospitality. There are just 25 super-luxury bures (villas) spread over the 17-acre former coconut plantation. Each of the bures are built keeping in mind traditional Fijian architecture such as high-vaulted thatched roofs, wall-to-wall louvers and locally sourced timber for flooring. From Gardenview Bures for couples and solo travellers to two-bedroom bures for families and Honeymoon Bures for couples and romantics. And when you want everything dialled to 11, let us point you in the direction of the resort’s Presidential Villa – a freestanding bungalow of massive dimensions, private pool and the best views in town.
Diving is one of the resort’s biggest attractions and it is probably the only one in the world with a resident marine biologist and a protected marine reserve next door. Interesting fact Jean-Michel Costeau helped protect the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, making the entire 360,000 km2 area one of the biggest sanctuaries in the world, slightly bigger than Germany! Guests can sign up for learning how to dive at the Costeau Dive Centre and experienced divers can revel in the sights of the Namena Marine Reserve. There are day and night snorkelling trips with dive masters to explore the island’s endemic species and bioluminescent coral formations, which is something almost unique to Savusavu.
Other activities include stand-up paddle-boarding to explore the island, glass-bottom boat tours, fishing charters, Fijian story-telling sessions and village tours. The resort’s Bula Kids’ Club has won awards for its learning programmes, exploration and fun activities. For couples, we recommend a picnic at Naviavia, the resort’s private island. The island is just under an acre, with a soft white sand beach and swaying palm trees. Add a bottle of champagne, a hamper filled with scrumptious surprises and zero intrusions for as long as you desire. The rest is up to your imagination.
The Jean-Michel Costeau Resort amps up the dining from fine to inimitable under the innovative stewardship of Executive Chef Raymond Lee. The cuisines range from Fijian to Asian and continental while the wine list is enviable by anyone’s measure. The restaurant overlooking the Savusavu Bay provides for a great ambience, with its stained timber beams and great sunset views.
The Jean-Michel Costeau Resort is one of its kind, with its unique medley of fine luxury and natural beauty. Even so, Hideaway Holidays’ South Pacific Specialists have created all-inclusive holiday packages and deals. Check out the season’s specials under our Hot Deals, or call our Specialists to tailor you a bespoke itinerary at 1300 991 751. Have dates of travel? Just fill out the Enquiry Form and let us get back to you with the perfect Fijian getaway!