| Green Travel News |
World Travel Awards has picked Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort as “Australasia’s Leading Green Hotel” in 2011. In the selection process, 213,000 travel industry professionals in more than 160 countries worldwide vote for the most excellent travel providers. World Travel Awards was launched in 1993, and the voting process is monitored and independently audited.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is an all-inclusive luxury resort in a pristine marine and island environment overlooking Savusavu Bay. The resort’s 25 thatched-roof guest bures (huts) were designed using environmentally friendly materials and are scattered among the palm trees of a former coconut plantation.
The resort encourages guests to learn about and value Fijian traditions and island ecosystems. Cultural hosts introduce guests to the Fijian way of life through village trips and kava ceremonies. It is also the only resort in Fiji with a full-time, on-site marine biologist—a native Fijian.
“We believe providing an unforgettable and authentic Fiji experience for guests includes supporting environmentally friendly practices and community interaction,” says General Manager Greg Taylor.
Jean-Michel Cousteau is also the founder of the nonprofit organization Ocean Futures Society, which explores the global ocean and educates people to act responsibly for its protection.