Kids Sea Camp returns to the magical Fiji Islands
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 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.
The goal is to expand children’s horizons and help them better understand and appreciate the world around them while learning how they can conserve and protect it. They can join in a wide-ranging program of fun and stimulating activities every day and also learn about Fijian culture.
2019: August 10th-17th: Kids Sea Camp have booked the entire resort just for Kids Sea Camp! A 7-night meal & dive-inclusive family dive vacation!
Only 1 two bedroom oceanfront bure, 4 garden bure’s and 1 point bure available!
2019 only, SPECIAL OFFER Garden Bure: 2 adults pay and 1 child age 10 or under, goes free.
2020: Thanksgiving week, November 21st to 28th: (Bures filling up quickly, reserve your room now)
What Forbes thinks of the newly renovated Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
We at Kids Sea Camp have been bringing families together from around the world for 19 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. Fiji is perfect for young children, youth divers and adults, and young adult divers. There is so much for non divers to do as well. 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 803-419-2556 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.
ROUND TRIP AIR TO FIJI IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
This trip offers many excursions to sites of interest around the resort, from a trip to the local market, all the way to a traditional Fijian village experience at Nukubalavu. Some of our popular offsite activities for older children include our rainforest and waterfall walk, mangrove tour and sword carving demonstration as well as visits to the local village and school. If the kids still have the energy to burn off, they can participate in the supervised Bula Club activity program, while you laze by the pool or pay a visit to our spa for a relaxing massage.
- Meet and greet at Nadi domestic terminal and at Savusavu airport (SAV) Savusavu, transfer to resort from Savusavu airport.
- Meet and greet and transfer from Labasas (LBS) airport
- Private island charter just for Kids Sea Camp families and kids
- Private boats
- Medicine man tour
- Marine biology presentations
- Savusavu farmers market trip
- Catamaran Sailing
- Beach picnic
- Table tennis
- water slide
- Night snorkeling
- Village church services
- Mangrove tour
- Reef flat walking tour
- Nature hikes
- Coral city slideshow
- Glass bottom boat excursions
- Rainforest walk
- Waterfall hike
- Edible landscape tour
- Clam farm excursion
- Fijian medicine walk
- Slide presentations
- Nukubulavu village trip
- Shore Diving
- Private guides
- We will be preparing a specially local-style Thanksgiving menu; featuring all organic, resort locally-grown produce and seafood.
- 7 Night accommodation
- 3 meals daily
- Non-alcoholic beverages, espresso coffees, specialty teas,
- WiFi, most resort activities
- Off-site scheduled excursions
- Scheduled boat snorkeling trips including equipment
- Round-trip transfers between Savusavu Airport or Lambasa 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.
- Two 1-tank dives daily for 6 days with shore diving available.
- DIVE RENTAL GEAR IS INCLUDED!
- Supervised kids programs include SASY, Seal Team, PADI Jr. Open Water
- Kids club
- KSC presentations
- KSC slideshows
- Photo album by Margo Peyton
- Daily Bula Club from 8:30 - 9 pm daily. Each child under the age of 6 yrs will have a dedicated nanny from 8:30 to 6:30 pm daily. Plus one dedicated nanny per bure from 6:30 pm to 9 pm daily.
- Children from age 6-12 yrs have a Fijian buddy 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
- Round trip air to Fiji
- Domestic flights from NADI to Savu Savu or Labasa
- Alcoholic beverages,
- Additional dive courses,
- Additional nights are not included but can be booked, just let us know
- Other off-site excursions not listed. (Above excursions and inclusions subject to change and are not guaranteed.)
- The Namena Marine Reserve has a surcharge of FJD $60
- Marine Entry Tag of FJD $30 per diver.
- Gratuity for dive staff
- PADI E-learning on open water course
Make a difference to a remote community of families during your Thanksgiving trip
“Connect with Fijian Kids” and visit the local village school. Build meaningful and memorable relationships with Fiji Families. The resort has invited its 200 staff and their families to join Kids Sea Camp for a family Thanksgiving meal with festivities, games, fun…all in a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Your trip will trigger a donation of $1000 to the Savusavu Community Foundation from our Ocean Wishes Foundation www.oceanwishes.org Funds raised will help build schools and protect reefs.
- Children's meals are from 7 am to 10 am served oceanfront family dining bure with parents.
- Lunch is served from 11:30 - 12:30 pm at Bula Club for kids Oceanfront and adults from 12 pm - 2 pm
- Private beach picnic for the family can be served at no charge.
- Dinner 5:30-6: 30 pm served for kids at Bula Club or families together from 6:30- 9:30 at the oceanfront family restaurant area.
- Adults can have private beachfront bure dining any night from 6:30-9: 30 pm
- Private Babysitting and infant care is $7 per hr.
- There will be 2 boat dives with shore diving daily for guests. The dive schedule will be presented at the resort. There will be some opportunity for 3 boat dives on a couple of days.
- Arrival will have an opening ceremony and night before departure will be our closing ceremony with a slide presentation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
These rates are the based per person USD for 7 nights, 5 days of diving, all meals, airport transfers. Flights are not included. Non-divers deduct $800 USD. There are excursions, presentations, school trip, and other non-dive activities included in this package. 6 days of daily activities and diving. All prices for the 2020 Thanksgiving are an increase of $100 per person for the November 21st to the 28th week.
|Bures||Diver single rates||Diver Rate per persons first two adults in shared room.||additional diver in shared room Rate dble|
|Point Reef- 5 people max||---NA||$6,400||$4,200|
|Oceanfront Deluxe 2 bedroom- 5 max||$9,999||$6,900||$4,200|
|Oceanfront 2- Bedroom||$9,500||$6,500||$4,200|
|Extra children in room with parents, Age 10 -12 diving.||NA||NA||$3,800|
|Child 13 and up diver same as adult share in room.|
|SASY- Snorkel-kids |
SEAL- dive kids age 8+
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!
SEAL TEAM AND JR. OPEN WATER DIVERS HAVE IN OCEAN TRAINING AREA.
Jean-Michel’s worldwide organization:
3 MEALS DAILY ARE INCLUDED
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.
FIJI AIRWAYS PROMOTIONAL CODE INFORMATION:
7% discount on both Economy and Business class fares + taxes. You simply have to go to the website www.FijiAirways.com and enter the promo code in the “Coupon” box on the first booking page.
· Promo code (Coupon): SEACAMP7
· Departure cities: HNL (Honolulu), SFO or LAX – please note that other US cities are not allowed to be included in itinerary. Travelers will have to purchase a separate domestic ticket. Separate tickets means luggage are not checked through and will need to be picked up in LAX or SFO and rechecked at the Fiji Airways Counter
· Destination cities: SVU (Savusavu), LBS (Labasa) or NAN (Nadi)
· Fiji Airways flights only (no code-share flights)
· Economy and Business class
· 7% discount on base fares
· Booking period is from now until August 29th, 2019
· Travel period is from August 1st - 27th, 2019
DIRECT FLIGHTS TO FIJI (NADI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)
|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.
|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|
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.
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.
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
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.
PASSPORTS & DOCUMENTATION:
All travelers must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket to travel out of the USA. Travelers must have a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of entry to any foreign country.
It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Please check with the appropriate consulate as well as your chosen airline carrier to ensure you have the proper documentation. Always check your passport and visa requirements. US citizens may go to the US Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov for more information. The website also has information for consulates by country to assist with requirements.
There are special requirements for children leaving the US and many countries have adopted special requirements for the protection of children. If you are traveling with a child that is not your own, a single parent with a child, a child with a different last name, or traveling without both natural parents of the child, you will require documentation proving your right to travel with children. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country and visit the immigration site of the country you are traveling to for the requirements. Kids Sea Camp Reservation Office and staff will not assume responsibility for passengers not having the correct documentation.
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.