Fiji Islands Resort to a New Level of Luxury
|Vanua Levu, Fiji, Sept. 1, 2004 - Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands
Resort announces a series of major enhancements to the property designed
to further attract its upscale clientele. First on a long list of
changes is the introduction of the Point Reef Villa. Created for
discriminating couples, the Villa is perhaps the most luxurious accommodation
in Fiji. Other recent enhancements at the resort include an expanded
adult pool, revamped Spa offerings, three Oceanfront Suite bures, a celebrated
Australian chef as the new food consultant, a new family pool with water
slide and more.
According to Michael Freed, managing partner of Passport Resorts, the yearlong changes have been made to enhance the property and reflect the level of excellence of the company's other renowned resorts, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, and Hotel Hana-Maui. "Over the past few years, Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort has received a number of major awards for food, service, diving, cultural programs and the overall resort experience," said Freed. "We're building on that recognition and making the resort even better, particularly for couples who seek to combine luxury and pampering with an unparalleled number of activities, many unique to Fiji and our resort. We think these changes, coupled with further enhancements to come, will delight both new and past guests who expect exceptional standards from Passport Resorts."
Here are some key enhancements to the resort in the past 12 months:
Point Reef Villa. Built in the traditional Fijian style,
the new Point Reef Villa is the resort's first grand-scale bure, offering
every modern convenience and luxury, including air-conditioning, phone
and Internet access: another first at the resort. The Villa is a
harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor living. With over 2,000
square feet of living area, the luxurious Villa is made up of a number
of bures linked with expansive, multi-leveled decks and gardens.
The Master Bedroom features a Fijian hardwood four-poster bed overlooking
a one-of-a-kind bathing suite with spa tub, outdoor shower, 11-foot stone
waterfall and tropical gardens, creating a peaceful retreat. There
is also a private swimming pool and covered daybed, another outdoor shower
area, outdoor sitting and dining area. The living area features a
kitchen off to one side where resort staff can serve meals so guests do
not have to leave their Fijian paradise. The exceptional Villa combines
contemporary style and natural elegance with traditional Fijian architecture
and ambience - perfect for discriminating couples who desire a truly romantic
experience. The minimum stay is five nights. The Villa is priced at $2,000
Point Reef Villa
Enhanced Adult Pool. The adult pool is now larger, with an infinity edge, spacious swimming area, and shallow-water conversation space with seating and umbrellas -- ideal for relaxing with a drink. The extended poolside deck now offers a shady pergola with daybeds and more dining space.
Oceanfront Suite Bures. These three new bures are ideal for honeymoon couples, two adults traveling together, or families of four or five. Each features an extra king bed in a separate room that can be closed off for privacy.
Enhanced Spa Offerings. Monika Jalovec, Post Ranch Inn's
spa director, recently revamped the Fiji resort's spa program with new
treatments and massages. The resort also now works with Pure Fiji,
a Fijian spa products supplier using traditional blends of coconut oil
and flower extracts in its natural bath and body care.
Renowned Food Consultant. Alla Wolf-Tasker, celebrated Chef at Lake House in Daylesford, Australia, is now working as the resort's food consultant. Guests can expect savory new twists to Executive Chef Vijendra Kumar's award-winning cuisine (ranked '#4 Best Food' in the entire Pacific region, Travel + Leisure Reader's Poll, 2001).
New Family Pool. The resort added another pool to the Bula Camp Area. Perfect for kids of all ages, this larger, deeper pool has a 20-foot long water slide for family fun and games.
New Activities. Adding to a long list of activities, the resort now offers deep-sea fishing -- but only in the deep and plentiful sea, never within the delicate reef. Another popular new activity is visiting the nearby black pearl farm to witness the painstaking techniques that create these cultured beauties.
About Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
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