Located on the island of Vanua Levu, overlooking the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay, sits one of the most blissful vacation destinations in the South Pacific. The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers understated natural luxury and warm hospitality in the traditional Fijian style.
The resort offers an exclusive escape for those looking to experience magical natural surroundings and authentic Fijian traditions, including a Fijian Medicine Walk where guests may learn about Fiji’s traditional healing touch. Led by Johnny Singh, the resort’s knowledgeable marine biologist, the guided tour is one of many exceptional activities the resort offers, empowering guests with the knowledge of plants and their positive effects on the body. This unique tour of the lush vegetation at the resort introduces 24 specimens of flora that unearth a natural cure for a multitude of ailments.
The resort offers an exclusive escape for those looking to experience magical natural surroundings and authentic Fijian traditions, including a Fijian Medicine Walk where guests may learn about Fiji’s traditional healing touch.
A sampling of some of the featured Fijian herbs and plants, and the medicinal qualities of each:
•Totodro (pennywort): Leaves are pounded and made into tea to help treat coughs.
•Moli (lemon): The tender leaves are chewed to help aid throat ache, the bark is scraped for asthma relief, and the leaves are used to make lemon tea. The root is also used to treat asthma.
•Qiqilawa (olive family): Leaves are crushed and mixed with water, then ingested to treat exhaustion in young mothers.
•Layalaya (wild ginger): This is cut into pieces and steeped in hot water to make tea, or chewed to help cure sore throats.
•Batimadramadra (cobbler’s peg): Leaves are pounded and mixed with water, then ingested to help treat stomach aches, bee stings, and sea lice.
•Voivoi (pandanus): Aerial roots that have not touched the ground are crushed to create a juice, then ingested to treat fish poisoning.
The resort’s other wellness amenities include original spa treatments that use local ingredients. A range of treatments is available in-room or in the resort’s beachside spa bures, spacious free-standing thatched-roof huts that are built of local timbers. Located on the sand at the water’s edge, spa bures give guests complete privacy and spectacular views of the tranquil sea and rolling hills, providing the ultimate in Fijian-style relaxation.
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