Fiji resort adds spa packages

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands
Resort is introducing its new spa bure and
two spa packages.The resort’s new open-air spa bure overlooks the
pristine Savusavu Bay and was designed by the resort’s general
manager, Karen Taylor. To celebrate, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji
Islands Resort is offering two extended spa packages, Tropical Treat
and Pacific Paradise, which bring together several complementary
treatments inspired by Fiji’s lush tropics and warm hospitality.

“The spa program has always been a rich part of the guest experience
at the internationally acclaimed resort,” said General Manager Karen
Taylor. “The new bure and spa packages build on an already five-star
experience that blends luxury, gourmet cuisine, eco-friendly
adventures and cultural activities. We also created a botanical foot
treatment which we offer complimentary to arriving guests, which is a
warm and restorative beginning to their stay.”

Designed by the resort’s General Manager and Interior Architect Karen
Taylor, the new Ocean Spa Bure is built in the traditional Fijian
style using many natural and local materials. The open 85-square-foot
thatched massage bure contains two massage tables, a private shower
and a changing area. The bure also has an extended deck over the
beach for a truly outdoor treatment experience. Local bamboo reeds
provide filtered light and offer privacy for the shower and changing
room. Polished Vesi timber is used for the flooring. Noka Noka wood
branches have been fashioned into unique cabinet handles and robe
hooks designed by Karen Taylor. Shade cloth screens and sheer
curtains with tiebacks made from shells from a local Pearl Farm let
in the soft natural light. Discreet low-voltage lighting adds sparkle
to a night.

The Tropical Treat and Pacific Paradise packages are offered either
in the Ocean Spa Bure or in the privacy of guests’ rooms. In the
Tropical Treat head to toe package, a 45-minute Fiji Botanical Fusion
Foot Therapy is followed by a 60-minute coconut sugar body
exfoliation and concluded with a 15-minute hair and scalp therapy. A
take-home gift is included. The Tropical Treat spa packages costs US
$175. Couples who select the Pacific Paradise share a 60-minute
coconut or pineapple sugar exfoliation followed by a choice of a 60-
minute island body wrap or aromatherapy massage. This package for two
includes one take-home spa gift and costs US$350.

The Botanical Arrival Foot Therapy is offered complimentary to all
guests on their arrival at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands
Resort. Travelers’ hot, travel-weary feet never felt so good as at
the end of this soothing coconut milk soak and sugar scrub, in a foot
bath floating with vibrant tropical flowers. It is an ideal
introduction to the Fijian people, world-renowned as some of the
friendliest in the world.


In keeping with the resort’s dedication to the environment and sense
of well-being, many of the resort’s spa treatments include such
natural ingredients as coconut oil and milk, cane sugar, dilo nut
oil, rich clay, as well as hibiscus flowers and herbs from the
resort’s own organic garden. All therapists are trained by the
acclaimed senior spa staff at sister resort Post Ranch Inn & Spa in
Big Sur, Calif. Services are available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. To
schedule appointments and learn more about the products and services, 
guests can contact the Spa Concierge in the Boutique, daily from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to spa treatments, the resort boasts an expansive array
of complimentary activities, including the use of two freshwater
swimming pools, snorkeling, kayaking, daily yoga, tennis, glass
bottom boat tours and sailing. Fijian ecological tours and seminars
are also complimentary and include reef walks, Coral City slide
shows, mangrove tours, organic garden tours, star gazing, guided
snorkeling trips, various walks including the Medicine Walk, and a
traditional Kava ceremony.