Christine Chevalaz, new general manager of the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

We are very happy to welcome, Mrs. Christine Chevalaz to the Manava Beach Resort & Spa team in Moorea as General Manager.

Christine is a highly experienced general manager with more than 27 years of operational experience in the hospitality industry.

This is a welcome back for her to Polynesia since Christine was General Manager at Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa – Relais & Châteaux between 2009 and 2012 and Deputy Director of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa between 2003 and 2006.

Her various roles and industry experiences have taken her , over the years, to Mauritius, Maldives, New Zealand and most recently to Sri Lanka as General Manager at The Kingsbury Hotel Colombo.

Christine has strong interpersonal skills with guests and a deep knowledge of the hotel industry which will allow her to lead the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea into its new developments.

Les hôtels Manava Suite Resort Tahiti et Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea ont obtenu la certification EarthCheck

PAPETTE – 26 JULY 2020 – We are proud to announce that Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea have just received the EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked certification.
Thanks to the commitment of Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea, along with the involvement of the South Pacific Management team.

With this collective effort these hotels were able to obtain the EarthCheck certifications faster than expected. In fact, obtaining the EarthCheck certification requires intense research before establishing an action plan that must be implemented by the hotel in order to reduce its footprint and environmental impact of its activities.

The EarthCheck Benchmarked Bronze accreditation obtained by the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea marks the beginning of their transition to eco-friendly practices and policies. This certification recognizes and authenticates to their customers the resorts commitment to providing sustainable developments for the future operations of the properties.


Nukutepipi, July 16, 2019. – After several years of exploration, followed by construction with the greatest respect for fauna and flora, the private atoll of Nukutepipi, in French Polynesia, is now ready to be inaugurated and to welcome its first visitors. Housed in the endless blue of the ocean and framed by beaches of pristine white sand, this island embodies paradise and invites relaxation.

“Nukutepipi is a place of rest, inspiration and discovery for the senses. Appreciating and preserving local flora and fauna is the essence of this seaside resort project, as is the desire to pay tribute to the Polynesian cultural traditions to which the island belongs “, explains Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, the One Drop Foundation and Lune Rouge.

Nukutepipi is a stunning island of beauty, as well as a natural sanctuary in which many species live in harmony. Preserving and cherishing the ecosystem of this exceptional atoll is a priority and several initiatives aimed at food self-sufficiency have been instated in recent years.

The island is home to many sports facilities (tennis, volleyball, fare yoga, gym, etc.) in addition to a spa, a games room and a cinema. It is also possible to practice a wide range of water activities. In addition to its guests, Nukutepipi also hosts artwork from the Lune Rouge Collection, including internationally acclaimed artists such as Wim Delvoye, Jim Dine and Damien Hirst. Canvas on bark cloth, tikis or bas-reliefs: the chosen pieces all pay homage to the richness of the Polynesian culture.

Nukutepipi in numbers :

  • Nukutepipi is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, less than 1,000 km from Tahiti;
  • The island can accommodate up to 52 guests;
  • There is a main villa, 2 junior villas and 13 beach bungalows;
  • The perimeter of Nukutepipi is 9.54km;
  • There are more than 15 varieties of birds on this atoll.
  • Nukutepipi is part of Sunset Luxury Villas, a portfolio of private properties carefully selected by Guy La Liberté

Opening of the Matiehani Rum Bar at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

An exclusive rum bar was recently opened at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa in Moorea.

For rum lovers, rum fans and curious alike, the Matiehani Rum Bar was officially opened on Saturday, June 29th 2019.

As a couple or with friends, you can now enjoy some delicious rums in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. You will be absolutely amazed at the wide variety of rums that will be offered to you.

To-date, the Matiehani Rum Bar offers 18 different arranged rums, 18 rums for tastings and 15 rum-based cocktails, together with a tapas menu to complete your tasting.

The Matiehani Rum Bar is open on Thursday from 5pm to 11pm and on Friday and Saturday from 5pm to midnight. Just allow yourself to be tempted by a tasting session and discover the various rum flavors of South America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia.

The Matiehani Rum Bar offers quality rums of all type:  white rums, old rums, XO rums, VSOP rums, out of age rums and many more. So do not wait any longer: come and discover the Matiehani Rum Bar !

The arranged rums are available per the glass. But, for more curious people, they are also available in tasting tray.


*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume with moderation.



The hotel Manava Suite Resort Tahiti opens its second restaurant!

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti has just opened its second restaurant called Taapuna in honor of the waves visible from the hotel and where surfers, bodyboarders and rowers meet.

This new restaurant opened its doors on September 3, 2018. It offers a unique setting with an elegant and warm decor with Polynesian touches.  Guests will be able to enjoy a lunch by the lagoon facing the mythical island of Moorea.

Bordered by a turquoise water, the terrace of the restaurant offers a frame among the most coveted of Tahiti. Visitors can spend a moment of exception and simple happiness enjoying a light and fresh cuisine specially developed by our new executive chef,  Angèle Ting.

This new, chic and casual place is both for couples, families, and groups of friends looking for a successful culinary getaway in a haven of peace.

Taapuna Restaurant also has a bar located between the hotel’s swimming pool and the terrace of the new restaurant. It offers throughout the day tasty cocktails with original flavors that will surprise you and brighten your taste buds. Do not wait any longer and come discover this new restaurant located in the hotel Manava Suite Resort Tahiti!

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EarthCheck Certification: A Transition to Environmental Policy for South Pacific Management Hotels


The environmental footprint left by the tourism sector is very important and has irreversible consequences for the planet.

It is therefore essential to make industry companies aware of the importance of protecting the environment.

We can happily note that hotels are becoming increasingly involved in eco-friendly approaches.

Aware of the various issues, South Pacific Management Group attaches great importance to the adoption of a sustainable development policy.

The group has decided to accompany Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea in their environmental initiatives.

According to Jean-Marc Vermorel, Director of Operations: “The certification will help our hotels to find new solutions to be even more eco-responsible. ” In its sustainable development approach, South Pacific Management has chosen EarthCheck certification, an environmental benchmarking and certification system for the tourism sector. This certification, created in Australia in 2009, allows companies to evaluate the impact of their activities on the environment, and to encourage them to improve their economic, social and sustainable performance.

This certification is recognized worldwide because it has more than 1,200 tourism organizations in more than 65 countries.

Manava Hotels Undergoing EarthCheck Certification …

The hotels Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea are thus in the process of transitioning to an environmental policy in order to obtain the EarthCheck label and guarantee their customers their commitment to sustainable development. As a result, hotels are putting in place measures to monitor the environmental impact of their activities (use of resources, waste production, engagement with local communities, etc.).

South Pacific Management: a player committed to sustainable development

South Pacific Management is committed in 2019 to an international environmental certification program called EarthCheck. The banner aims to certify the two Manava hotels by 2020. The group is also ready to support any other establishment, locally or internationally, in environmental certification projects.



Parau Parau Tahiti: a rendez-vous in Tahiti to promote the richness of Tahiti and its Islands abroad


Organized by Tahiti Tourisme, the second edition of Parau Parau Tahiti was an opportunity to bring together 61 international tour operators and 77 local professionals. For 3 days, the Polynesian tourism industry had the opportunity to present all the richness of Tahiti and its Islands to many product managers from all parts of the world outside Asia.

From March 20 to 22, all gathered in the Presidency and participated in 60 meetings of 15 minutes each.

The South Pacific Management sales team had the pleasure to participate in the various speed dating events with the aim of promoting the different hotels of the group, the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea, the Haumana cruises but also to announce the upcoming opening of the private island of Nukutepipi.

Each of these meetings was an opportunity to publicize its product and thus have the chance to integrate the brochure and / or the website of tour operators. They were able to discover the diversity of products and services offered and establish direct relationships with the various service providers.

After these 3 days, international tour operators were able to continue their exchanges in a more relaxed setting during special events organized for the occasion. Manava Hotels had the pleasure of hosting the “White Lounge Evening” on Wednesday, March 20th. It was an opportunity for the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti to highlight its newly renovated beachfront area and for the South Pacific Management teams to continue the exchange with the international professionals.



Manava Suite Resort Tahiti appoints a new Assistant Manager and FnB team!


The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne ROUBINET as Assistant General Manager of the hotel.

Anne started her career with the Disneyland Group in Paris.  After six years at the heart of operations, she decided to join the “Marriott” chain in New Caledonia as Head Housekeeper of the “Meridien Ile des Pins”.

In 2017, she joined the “By Consulting Company” in Tahiti as a Specialized Trainer (Hotel Industry) and Assistant Manager. Her skills and expertise will allow her to actively contribute to the success of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and to accompany Anne Stahlke-Cintio in the management of the hotel.

Moreover, further to the opening of its second restaurant, the “Manava Suite Resort Tahiti” has reinforced its Food and Beverage team.

Arnaud DIVERCHY is the new Food and Beverage Manager. Arnaud has worked in Cannes, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Noumea, where he worked during more than seven years at the Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa. He now supervises all the personnel working in F&B at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. This includes the two bars, room-service and banquets. For this, he can rely on the support and expertise of the Restaurants’ Manager, Mr. Jean-Michel DAVID, who has also worked in several well-known resorts of Tahiti, Rangiroa, Taha’a and Bora Bora.

With more than 15 years of kitchen experience, Chef Heiva AGNIERAY earned his spurs in French Polynesia but also in metropolitan France. More recently, he worked at the Radisson Blu Biarritz Hotel. Back home in Tahiti, Chef Heiva AGNIERAY joined the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti as the new Chef, in charge of the Vaitohi and Taapuna restaurants.

The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is also pleased to introduce its new Bar Chef, Mr Simon LANCIANI.  After graduating from the Tahiti Hotel School, Simon worked for several renowned  hotels in French Polynesia and then moved overseas (Australia, UK and France) in  order to search for  new sources of inspiration to draw from. Today, his mission is to manage the 2 bars Taapuna and Punavai, to further improve the cocktails list and to manage the teams of both bars.



The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is ideally located in Punauuia, on Tahiti’s west coast, right on the lagoon. Well known for its Suites, Duplexes and apartments it is situated at a few minutes by boat from a coral garden known as the “Lagoonarium” and approximately fifteen minutes from the heart of Papeete, Tahiti’s capital and main center.

The hotel features two restaurants, two bars serving Polynesian and international cuisine, a fitness center, a Manea Spa centre and a superb infinity pool overlooking the island of Moorea. The property welcomes its guests within a contemporary setting , with a new water side restaurant  with unique views over the lagoon and the island of Moorea, a nautical and diving center, and even a Taxi Boat service connecting  the hotel to downtown Papeete.


South Pacific Management Appoints Anne STAHLKE-CINTIO as General Manager of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

South Pacific Management is pleased to announce that Mrs Anne STAHLKE-CINTIO has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti as of October 1, 2018.

Mrs. Stahlke-Cintio had been working as Executive Manager of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti for the past three years.

After beginning her carrier at the InterContinental Moorea and Spa Resort, she worked at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort as Front Office and Room Division Manager.  Anne was also the General Manager of the Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora from 2004 to 2006.

Her 24-years of experience in the hospitality industry will be a great asset to the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2019.  She will help us to guide and position the hotel with our new facilities and continue to provide guests with memorable experiences.  Our newly opened Taapuna Restaurant and Bar along with a new lagoon swimming pool and motu beach expansions, are a great addition to the resort and additionally provides guests with incredible views of the lagoon and the majestic island of Moorea.

We wish to take this opportunity to warmly thank Jean-Pierre Challeau for his service and commitment. His  work and  loyalty  have been admirable over the 20 years he has worked with SPM and his dedication is deeply appreciated.  His professional efforts have turned the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti into a huge success.  We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Photo crédit : J.P Yuam

Extension of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti renovation works

PAPEETE June, 18th, 2018

The work on the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti waterfront, which started on August 21st, is still progressing as planned.

However, to better accommodate our guests, we have decided to include some additional services. As a result, the final delivery of the project is now scheduled for August, 6th, 2018.

The motus, the large deck of the restaurant / bar, the walkway and the wharf allowing access to the motus will be completed by May 18th but these areas will not be accessible. The kitchen, the restaurant, the pool bar, and the exterior restrooms will now be released in early August. 

Throughout this period, the swimming pool will continue to operate normally.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused during the stay of your customers. Our entire team is at your disposal to answer your questions. We thank you for your understanding and support.