Fiji’s Green Thumb

29th March 2017

Private Picnic

Although Fiji is famous as a tropical island paradise, there’s more to holidays here than just kicking back on the beach. More and more, the holiday resorts of Fiji are trying to minimise their impact on the natural environment and provide guests with a more traditional and natural experience. Celebrated for their sustainable practices and spectacular, environmentally significant locations, these ‘green’ resorts offer a unique accommodation experience. While some simply provide the perfect place to switch off, others are taking a more comprehensive approach to minimising their environmental footprint. From edible gardens and recycled water to repurposed timber and solar power, these Fiji eco resorts are doing their bit for the environment.

Located throughout Fiji’s islands, Fiji resorts with a green thumb range from 3.5 stars to 5 stars and can be found on Vanua Levu, Kadavu Island and the Yasawa Islands. Providing a kind of ‘castaway’ experience, these resorts strike the perfect balance between deserted island atmosphere and modern comfort. Surrounded by coconut plantations and scenic secluded island groups, Fiji eco resorts are a nature lovers delight and boast some of the most incredible locations on earth, including a spot just off the Great Astrolabe Reef. They are pure heaven.

Providing contemporary and unique bure accommodation, Fiji eco resorts showcase local timber, thatched roofs, traditional Fijian art and plantation shutters. One of the most popular Fiji eco resorts is Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji in Vanua Levu. Many visitors are surprised to find deluxe 5 star accommodation that is still so eco-friendly. The ideal family resort, Jean Michel boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and keeps marine conservation at the heart of its philosophy. There is an in-house marine biologist who implements a reef protection program and giant clam breeding project. Water is recycled through lotus lagoons, all toiletries provided are eco-friendly and an organic garden grows produce which is served at the onsite restaurant.