The 5 Sustainable Hotels in the Fiji Islands
For an Ethical and Sustainable Stay in the Fiji Islands
A Sustainability Ranking in partnership with ETIC Hotels
You’re planning a trip to the Fiji Islands and you’re trying to be as ethical and sustainable as possible?
niood lists you the 5 most sustainable hotels in the Fiji Islands:
What makes Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort sustainable?
Green guest amenities
As a guest of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, you’ll stay in one of our bures – a Fijian thatched house – on the shores of Savusavu Bay. All of our luxury bures are designed with sustainability in mind and built from naturally harvested materials. The high roofs allow for maximum air circulation – eliminating the need for wasting resources on unnecessary air conditioning systems.
From the non-phosphate cleaning products to the chemical-free spa lotions and ointments, you’ll find nothing but natural, harm-free goods used throughout the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.
Ocean initiatives making a difference
Our five star Fiji resort is located just a stone’s throw away from the clear and clean Pacific Ocean. Jean-Michel Cousteau – the resort’s founder and ocean environmentalist – has ensured that the resort places a firm focus on preserving this underwater paradise.
In 2013, through Johnny Singh’s initiative, the resort founded a coral farm in a bid to restore the reef. So far, there are 87 fragments of live coral that are currently being nursed back to health after breaking away from their original colonies. This programme helps to grow the broken coral fragments into larger, healthier groups.
What makes Palmlea Farms Eco Lodge sustainable?
We are committed to minimizing the effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment and respecting the cultural integrity of the local people. In addition to evaluating environmental and cultural impacts, we promote recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation. We believe that the creation of economic opportunities for local communities is an integral part of eco-agrotourism.
Our ecoresort operates on energy from the sun and fresh water from our mountain. We grow our food on the farm using organic processes, and support local growers and fishermen. As a guest, you are free to participate in the activities of the farm as you please.
What makes Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa sustainable?
Nestled deep in virgin Fijian rainforest, Koro Sun Resort’s Rainforest Spa uses products made with fresh ingredients such as organic papaya, aloe vera and cucumber.
Their wide-ranging selection of specialty treatments are delivered by skilled Fijian therapists and are designed to carry guests into a deep state of relaxation.
What makes Six Senses Fiji sustainable?
Sustainability programs include conserving energy and rainwater, making our own high-quality drinking water and growing our own organic produce. We have one of the largest off-grid solar installations in the Southern Hemisphere using Tesla batteries, where energy from the sun produces 100% power for the resort and desalination plant. At Cluckingham Palace, over 100 hens and roosters roam, relax and produce fresh eggs for use throughout the resort’s restaurants. Nearby is the protected beehive area, which produces delicious honey and honeycomb.
Six Senses Fiji also collaborates with Rise Beyond the Reef. This NGO works with women in remote communities teaching them to create marketable goods using traditional skills. These goods are used in our villas and restaurants and you can find many items on offer in the resort boutique. The profit from these products goes into alleviating poverty in the communities.
What makes Namale Resort and Spa sustainable?
Namale is proud to be among those in the resort industry taking sustainable measures to reduce plastic waste. This year we will reduce plastic use by 24,000 straws + 36,000 single use bags!