Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji is a fabulous holiday destination, offering spectacular ecological exploration, understated natural luxury and warm hospitality in the traditional Fijian style. And the new Connect with Kids program is just one more reason to add this destination to your travel wishlist!
The resort is already a firm favourite with Australian families and has just launched the Connect with Kids program, a unique and culturally educational travel experience for children and their parents staying at the resort. The program allows families to embark on an off-site tour where visiting children are invited to join local primary school children of similar age groups in their classroom and participate in that day’s curriculum.
While travelling to the nearby school, families will participate in a language learning game to teach children how to say common phrases in Fijian, such as “hello,” “thank you,” and how to count to ten. Upon arrival, each visiting child will be paired with a local child of their own age, and together they will participate in recreational and educational activities, such as a short game of soccer or volleyball, and get a taste of traditional Fijian cuisine with afternoon snacks like tapioca cake and other assorted local sweets.
After the visit, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort encourages children to send handwritten letters to each other through a pen pal program. As part of the program, the resort will provide envelopes for the local children, collect the letters each week, and send them with an update attached about the charity work done in the school.
How’s that for a wonderful holiday with the added benefit of making firm friends with the locals?