1.To’A Nui program – preserving the coral reef
Coral reefs are a unique ecosystem in the world, but they are also among the most fragile systems in the world! Pollution, intensive tourism, global warming, fishing… nowadays, 60% of the world’s coral reefs are endangered. In order to anticipate and stop this process in French Polynesia and more particularly in Moorea, the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea wanted to create a coral nursery.
Since 2001, the hotel has been involved with a Polynesian company, Espace Bleu, in one of the first projects of this scale in French Polynesia: the creation of a coral nursery at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea.
The objective of the To’A Nui program is to find solutions for the preservation of underwater species, and to develop actions for the reseeding of clams in the Moorea lagoon.
This initiative will allow the repopulation of the species in the Maharepa lagoon, and the promotion of an ecotourism program through the creation of flower gardens and underwater trails.
2.TeHonu Tea – protecting the turtles of French Polynesia
Turtles are currently threatened with extinction worldwide, and their future in French Polynesia remains uncertain.
South Pacific Management is working closely with the Te Honu Tea association to protect the turtles.
3.Citizen hotels by promoting local employment
The hotels employ local staff in each of the islands where they are located and participate in the development of the economy. Precious woods, bamboo, pandanus, palm leaves, … all the hotels are built with local materials, according to the Polynesian tradition.
4.Islands in the colors of sustainable development
Rainwater harvesting, solar water heaters, wastewater treatment, use of ecological and organic cleaning products, widespread use of recycled paper, electric carts for transportation… South Pacific Management has made sustainable development one of its priority objectives.
South Pacific Management is actively commited to finding new solutions to make the best use of tomorrow’s energy sources such as solar and wind power.
6.Voluntary eco contribution to sustainable development in French Polynesia