Luxury Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji Supports Earth Day
Earth Day is being celebrated around the world next week on April 22, and the luxury Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji continues to strive to be a pioneer in eco-tourism.
The challenge of any property in a sensitive, exotic environmental area, is to minimize leaving a large carbon footprint. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji is proud to be recognized as one of world’s first eco-luxury resorts.
This award-winning resort has received worldwide praise for its focused efforts and sustainability.
The luxurious Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has become the most renowned and environmentally friendly vacation destination located in the beautiful South Pacific. Discerning travelers will admire the VIP style treatment and local beauty.
The luxury resort is situated on the tropical island of Vanua Levu and was built on 17 lush acres of a former coconut plantation.
With a dedicate philosophy of “the environment first,” the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is constantly seeking new ways to reduce its carbon footprint. The key to their success has been achieving this goal without sacrificing its luxury resort guests with a truly, enriching luxury experience.
The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji provides incredible ecological exploration, natural luxury, warm hospitality plus ultimate relaxation, all in the traditional Fijian style.
Here’s small sample of sustainable practices found at this luxurious resort on Fiji:
– Usage of a water reclamation plant
– The first Fiji resort to recycle paper and plastic plus establish a recycling program for local town of Savusavu
– No air-conditioning on the property
– Usage of local island timber for construction that’s found only in certified forests
– Usage of solar panels on water heaters for some bures (traditional thatched Fijian guestrooms)
The native Fijian population and their ancestors have wisely utilized the tropical island’s natural resources. A top goal of the resort’s staff plus Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of conservationists, is to strive for achieving a sustainable environment by learning from the Fijians.
A wonderful example of this concept, is the landscaping features on the resort. They include a large number of indigenous fruit trees, such as lemon, mango, lime, papaya, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, coconut and breadfruit. The entire irrigation system is run from the resort’s wastewater treatment plant.
The resort employs Johnny Singh, who is a full-time Fijian naturalist/marine biologist. Singh leads the Bula Club (kid’s club) excursion outings that offer children an amazing educational experience. Johnny also dedicates time to teaching both the resort staff and at the local area schools.
Staying at the luxury Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is not only a pleasure, but an honor. The luxury resort on Fiji combines five-star luxury, ecological exploration and the well known Fijian hospitality. It’s the ideal way to learn and respect our planet Earth as well as the cultures of Fiji.
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