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Tahiti’s 5 Top Sustainable Resorts To Visit This Earth Day

April 9, 2024

Did you know that the Islands of Tahiti has published a strategic roadmap called Fari’ira’a Manihini 2027 that outlines the destination’s commitment to becoming one of the leading regions in the Pacific for inclusive and sustainable tourism? Here are some highlights:

  • The tourism sector represents 80-85% of Tahiti’s earned income
  • Under specific objectives, the report highlights the need to provide training in sound environmental practices, multiply the number of managed ecotourism zones, and to identify and protect cultural values
  • The report includes the key pillar of managing the rate of visitation at around 280,000 per year by 2027, which would maintain a close ratio of one visitor per one inhabitant

Below, five of the most eco-responsible resorts and hotels in the Islands of Tahiti that are embodying Fari’ira’a Manihini 2027 and working to keep French Polynesia preserved from overtourism ahead of Earth Day. —Vita Daily

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1.      The Brando is an eco-luxury resort at the forefront of sustainable tourism, having implemented one of the first-ever seawater air conditioning systems globally. It was also the first hotel in the world to obtain LEED Platinum certification and continues to use innovative measures in energy conservation, water resource management and environmental preservation.

2.      The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa has a Fare Reserve, a protected area for marine wildlife. The reserve shelters a coral ecosystem, which recreates a natural underwater habitat for over 200 species. Additionally, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort has a Deep Ocean Spa that is the first thalassotherapy spa built in the Pacific, using the benefits of water drawn from the depths of the ocean to administer its treatments.

3.      The Bora Bora Pearl Resort and Taha’a Pearl Resort are both members of the Biorock coral reef protection program, which uses solar electricity to activate the recalcification process of damaged coral. The resorts have also helped establish coral nurseries to help protect diving conditions in The Islands of Tahiti.

4.      The Maitai Polynesia hotel actively encourages the development of responsible tourism. Its hotels located on Huahine, Rangiroa and Tahiti were the first Tahitian hotels to enroll in EarthCheck, becoming awarded for its energy management selective waste sorting systems.

5.      The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora trains its staff on eco-responsibility, is largely powered by solar panels, and has prohibited the use of single-use plastic throughout the resort. The sea water onsite is also desalinated through an osmosis machine, which ensures the production of reusable water. Their partnership with WiseOceans ensures they are actively working for the conservation of marine environments.


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