Fiji

Kids Sea Camp returns to the magical Fiji Islands

THE COUSTEAU RESORT PHILOSOPHY

Welcome to Fiji Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventure vacation. The Fijian people have flourished for over three thousand years by living off the natural bounty that surrounds them. Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of conservationists believe our modern society can learn a lot about achieving a sustainable environment from the Fijian’s agricultural and fishing practices. The luxury eco-friendly family resort is dedicated to the preservation of a pristine environment where physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation comes naturally. Kids Sea Camp has partnered with this magical destination and property. Together with the dive operation, we have created another amazing family dive adventure. Tom and I hope you will join us for a truly wonderful family holiday.

2019: August 10th-17th We have booked the entire resort just for Kids Sea Camp!  A 7-night all-inclusive family dive vacation!

2020: Thanksgiving week, November 21st to 28th

Kids Sea Camp, Fiji, Family dive vacations

We at Kids Sea Camp have been bringing families together from around the world for 18 years.  Fiji is where Margo celebrated her honeymoon and marriage to Tom Peyton 13 years ago in 2006.  That was the beginning of more than one love affair.  Margo and Tom often share the expression "Fiji Time."  It means bliss, love, being in the moment, and it means detaching from the modern world and reconnecting with each other. 

The first Fiji Kids Sea Camp was in November of 2006 and it hosted 125 participants. Each year Tom and Margo came back to Fiji, and each year so did more and more families.  There is just something about Fiji that touches your heart and your soul. The people of Fiji aren't much for modern conveniences, they are not materialistic in any way.  They are happy people that believe in taking care of one another and they do.  When you are in Fiji, you are family.  It can't be said any better than that.

Kids Sea Camp is very excited to be welcomed by this highly recognized eco-friendly family resort.  You will enjoy a week of fun and adventure for sure.  Contact Margo or Tom Peyton for more information or to book your space today, just click on the left sidebar on the book a trip link.

  • Meet and greet at Nadi domestic terminal and at Savusavu airport
  • 7 Night accommodation
  • All meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, espresso coffees, specialty teas,
  • WiFi, most resort activities
  • Five off-site scheduled excursions 
  • Scheduled boat snorkeling trips including equipment
  •  Round-trip transfers between Savusavu Airport and the resort.
  • Bula Club for Kids throughout your stay from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm a dedicated nanny for each child 5 and under (one nanny per bure after 6:30 pm), or a Buddy for five children 6-12 years.
  • Non-divers enjoy 3 complimentary spa treatments per bure during your relaxing vacation. The 1-hour spa treatments include either a Bobo Massage, a Fiji Facial, or an Organic Cacao Wrap with Reflexology Massage on hands and feet.
  • Three 1-tank dives daily for 5 days for divers.
  • Supervised kids programs include SASY, Seal Team, PADI Jr. Open Water

Not Included

  • Round trip air to Fiji
  • Alcoholic beverages,
  • Additional dive courses,
  • Excursions 
  • The Namena Marine Reserve has a surcharge of FJD $60 
  • Marine Entry Tag of FJD $30 per diver.
  • Dive rental gear $30 USD per day for adults
  • Gratuity for dive staff
  • VAT

Coming soon... Talk to Margo or Tom in the meantime. 803-419-2556

THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN FIJI:

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Resort was built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the lush 17-acre property features 25 luxuriously appointed bures set on the shores of beautiful Savusavu Bay, with views of the coral reefs and the mountains beyond; a quintessential South Pacific setting.

The bure accommodations are very well appointed with many luxurious touches including deluxe king beds, over-sized bathrooms, and private decks, perfectly designed for both couples and families.  These are the rooms (bures) that we have available for your Kids Sea Camp family dive weeks at this beautiful dive resort.  Please make sure to check with us on what is available at the time you book.  Our Thanksgiving weeks sell out fast and August is also peak travel time.  Book early and save!  We are so excited to host you and your family for this magical family vacation 7 nights all inclusive with Kids Sea Camp. 

We also book this resort year-round through Family Dive Adventures, so give us a call when you are ready to book your next adventure 803-419-2556.

GARDENVIEW BURES

These spacious Gardenview Bures are surrounded by luxuriant tropical foliage with exotic flowers, affording privacy. They each have a deck, a relaxing chair hammock and outdoor setting with lounge chairs.

Each Gardenview Bure has a luxurious king bed and a day-bed, making these bures ideal for either a couple or a family with up to two children. A rollaway bed can be provided for a second child.

Maximum capacity 4 guests

OCEANFRONT BURES

The Oceanfront Bures, with blissful views of Savusavu Bay, is just steps away from the beach. There is a split-level deck, outdoor setting with relaxing chairs and chaises lounges, together with an inviting hammock to complete the picture.

These beachfront bures have a luxurious king bed and a day-bed, perfect for either a couple or a family with up to two children. A rollaway bed can be provided for a second child.

Maximum capacity 4 guests

OCEANFRONT 2-BEDROOM BURES

Slip away to the enchantment of Fiji with extra privacy and comfort. An Oceanfront 2-Bedroom Bure makes the perfect family accommodation of four, five or even six.

The main bedroom features a luxurious king bed and a daybed. The smaller second bedroom has two single beds that can convert to one king bed. Step outside to breathtaking views from your spacious deck and relax in the hammock or on the chaise lounges.

Maximum capacity: 6

DELUXE OCEANFRONT 2-BEDROOM BURES

This is an expansive bure configuration. With two-bedrooms & 2 separate bathrooms these bures offer the ultimate privacy for parents traveling with children or 2 individual areas for 2 couples traveling together. With a large deck, chaise lounges & a hammock, these bures offer magnificent views of Savusavu Bay.

The master bedroom has a luxurious king bed and a daybed, while the second bedroom has the option of a king bed or two single beds.

Maximum capacity 6 people

POINT REEF BURES

The secluded, split-level ocean view bures are designed for either a very special romantic getaway or as a spacious retreat for a family. These bures are designed with a half wall between the upper & lower levels. The upper level with a King bed and balcony offer a separate sleeping area for couples whilst the lower level affords ample living space or bedding for children. For the ultimate relaxation, they offer split-level decks, chaise lounges, hammocks and more.

Each Point Reef Bure affords a spectacular view of Savusavu Bay and the mountains in the distance. The sunsets are unimaginable.

Maximum capacity 5 people

PRESIDENTIAL VILLA

Rivaling the most coveted accommodations in the South Pacific. This luxury villa redefines indoor/outdoor living in a tropical paradise.

Experience this private Fiji accommodation within its walled garden and expansive decks. It boasts a private infinity pool, a master suite with sunken tub and jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor showers, a separate living room with en-suite in its own bure (which can become an ample second bedroom) and so much more.

Special amenities include: **a bottle of sparkling or still wine on arrival, one 60 minute Bobo massage treatment for each of adult, a cocktail per adult with Hors d’Oeuvres each evening

Maximum capacity: 5 people

BuresDiver singleDiver Rate dbleDiver Rate Triple
Presidential Villa$14,800$8500$6,500
Point Reeef$7,700$4,900$3,995
OceanFront Deluxe 2 bedroom$9600$5225$4,400
Ocean front 2- Bedroom $9100$4925$3966
ocean font$6,300$4136$3500
Gardenview $5,000$3497$3100
Extra children age 10-15 and over sharing with parents $2200 $2200 $2200
Child 16 and up diver same as adult share in room.
Honeymoon suite$8700$5000$3975
SASY
SEAL
$999
$1500
$999
$1500
$999
$1500

Jean-Michel Cousteau Diving Center

The Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Centre Is a full-service dive shop offering a wide range of PADI certification courses and equipment rentals. Our Cousteau-hand-picked dive team is on hand to lead novice and experts alike through the wonders of our local marine ecosystem.

This is your opportunity to experience the underwater world of Jean-Michel Cousteau close up.

You can dive on the world-famous Namena marine reserve sites and explore the waters surrounding the resort which offer the largest variety of fish and coral on the planet; seemingly bottomless drop-offs, multi-colored soft corals, and perfect coral gardens supporting an abundance of spectacular marine life. Not to be missed!

About the Cousteau Dive Staff

Hand-picked by Jean-Michel Cousteau, the staff and dive team are the absolute best. We think part of a great Fiji Island diving experience is the adventure of the unknown. Thus, the guests are welcome to join exploration and help name new dive sites! They also drift dive in some areas never previously dived.

They provide full-time 4 instructors who can certify all PADI levels, 5 full-time Divemasters who guide every dive, 1 biologist who is present on most dives and 3 boat captains.

Come on by the Jean-Michel Cousteau Diving Dive Center: is the best place to hear what's going on under the waves in Fiji, from shark sightings to pygmy seahorse findings!

Jean-Michel’s worldwide organization:
OceanFutures.org    JeanMichelCousteauDiving.com

It's a lot quicker than you think:

We can assist you with information regarding your travel to Fiji. There are many non-stop flights on major airlines from principal cities in Australia, US, NZ, Asia and other countries.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO FIJI (NADI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)

From Airline Duration
Sydney Fiji Airways. Qantas. Virgin Australia. Jetstar. 4 hrs.
Melbourne Fiji Airways. Qantas. Virgin Australia. 5½ hrs.
Brisbane Fiji Airways. Qantas. Virgin Australia. 3½ hrs.
Auckland Fiji Airways. Qantas. Virgin Australia.
3 hrs.
Wellington Fiji Airways. Qantas. Virgin Australia. 3 hrs.
Christchurch Fiji Airways. Qantas. Virgin Australia. 3 hrs.
Los Angeles Fiji Airways. 10½ hrs.
San Francisco Fiji Airways 11 hrs
Honolulu Fiji Airways. 6½ hrs.
Hong Kong Air Pacific. 10 hrs.
Seoul Korean Air. 10 hrs.
Tokyo Fiji Airways 9 hrs

Airline websites: Fiji Airways | Qantas | VirginAustralia | Jetstar | Air New Zealand | Korean Air

HOW TO GET FROM NADI TO SAVUSAVU AIRPORT

Fiji Link, Fiji’s domestic airline and subsidiary of Fiji Airways. [fijiairways.com] and the local airline Island Hoppers [islandhoppers.com] have daily 1-hour flights between Nadi and Savusavu. Pacific Island Seaplanes [pacificislandair.com] has a private charter service from Nadi direct to the end of the jetty at the resort.

HOW TO GET FROM SAVUSAVU AIRPORT TO THE RESORT

The resort provides complimentary transfers between Savusavu Airport and the resort in our air-conditioned vehicles. Our driver will be waiting for you to take you on the shoreline drive to the resort in about 20 minutes.

WE HAVE A LAYOVER IN NADI. WHAT HOTELS ARE AVAILABLE?

If your layover is a few hours you may wish to stay at one of the hotels close to Nadi Airport such as the Raffles Gateway Hotel or Novotel Airport Hotel. If your layover is longer or over-night the Sofitel and Hilton are located in Denarau, about 20 minutes by taxi from Nadi Airport.

WHAT ARE CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES?

Check-in time is after 2:00 pm and Check-out time is by 11:00 am. The resort will do everything possible to accommodate you if you arrive before 2:00 pm. If a bure is not available for early check-in, your luggage can be stored in the meantime until your bure is available. You will be able to enjoy breakfast or lunch while you wait, at no extra charge.

 

WEATHER

You can expect warm temperatures between 24-30 °C (75-85 °F) with some humidity during the day and 21-26° C (70-80 °F) at night. The resort is located on a point and receives cool ocean breezes most of the year. In your bure you will find wall to-wall louvered windows that allow you to take advantage of these balmy breezes. Fiji is located in the tropics, so there is the possibility of occasional short rain showers. Because Fiji is close to the equator there is little variation in the seasons, although the “summer” months of December through March are known to have slightly more rain and humidity.

ATTIRE

Guests find casual resort attire the most appropriate. If you take the excursion to the local native village, it is customary for men and women to cover their shoulders and also the legs to below the knee, and to remove hats.

WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?

Tropical strength sunscreen. Mosquito repellant. Reef-walkers or other shoes suitable for walking along the coral sand beach.

COMMUNICATION AT THE RESORT

There are no phones in the bures, however, phones are available at Reception. In-coming phone messages are immediately hand-delivered to the guest’s bure. WiFi is available around the resort at no charge. Most mobile phone services will work at the resort. Check with your service provider regarding coverage

Phone: +67 9 885 0188
Fax: +67 9 885 0340
Email: frontoffice@fijiresort.com
Mailing address: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, c/o Private Mail Bag, Savusavu, FIJI

DO WE NEED VACCINATIONS?

No vaccinations are required to travel to Fiji.

WHAT DOCUMENTS WILL WE NEED TO ENTER FIJI?

For passport holders of the following countries – Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, and USA, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date. An entry visa is granted upon your arrival at Nadi International Airport. For passport holders of other countries, please check with your local Fijian Consulate.

CURRENCY

Most places in Fiji accept major credit cards. (VISA, MasterCard, American Express). It is a good idea to have some Fijian money on hand. You can obtain Fiji Dollars at Nadi International Airport.

IS THERE TIPPING AT THE RESORT?

There is no tipping in Fiji. Guests are certainly welcome to contribute to the Employee Christmas Fund if they wish.

Fiji is full of activities for the whole family