Heaven, Above and Below Water
Unless you’ve been living on another planet, you’ll recognize Jean-Michel Cousteau as the son of world-famous explorer and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau; you may surmise – correctly – that his resort offers an experience exceptional for its environmental consciousness.
Settled in a 17-acre ocean- front coconut grove and resembling a traditional local village, the Cousteau resort is a progressive ecosensitive operation that, in addition to its undersea world, offers luxury, leisure, and languor thanks to a joint venture with California’s Post Ranch Inn. For divers and nondivers alike, the South Seas experience served up here will be significantly different from that of other resorts.
Staff naturalists lead hikes through tropical rain forests and to neighboring Fijian villages; or enjoy a massage followed by a candlelit dinner delivered straight to your private bungalow veranda.
Still, this is essentially a scuba-diver’s utopia. Jean-Michel designed the resort’s 37-foot, state-of-the-art dive boat L’Aventure, whose captains and marine biologists guarantee you the best dive experience possible in one of the most diverse and populous marine habitats on earth. Jean-Michel is around often – who knows, you may go down under with Cousteau fils himself.