Update on the work at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is moving ahead as scheduled, with all progressing according to our original plans.
The reinforcement phase of the two “motu’s”, with the work encompassing the expansion of the deck will be stopped on December 20th, 2017 for the holiday season. Finishing touches will begin January 08th and ongoing through March 27th, 2018.
The new kitchen for the lagoon front restaurant and the roof covering the seating area, will begin January 8th and continue through March 27th, 2018.
The new access to the “motu’s” area , the renovation of the current pool bar and the outdoor restrooms will be completed by May 18th, 2018.
The final hand over of the whole project is planned for end of May or early June 2018.
All the renovation work will be put on hold during the dates of December 22nd, 2017 and January 07th, 2018 .
Again, we sincerely apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused during our construction phase and truly appreciate your patience and continued support towards improving our resort for you and yours clients.
We thank you for your understanding and support and take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Holiday Season !
Hotel Management
Photo : Benoit Rochet & Mathieu Wenisch de RW Architectes

This festive season experience the three-day luxury yacht cruise between Raiatea, Taha’a & Bora Bora

Long before Europeans ever set eyes on Polynesia, tattooed Maohi warriors raced canoes and rode the rolling surf, while villagers celebrated their arrival with native dance and music. Now you can follow the routes of the ancient islanders on small luxury yacht cruises over the holidays and make this Yuletide season one you will never forget.

Embark on the Haumana – a 12-cabin luxury yacht – for an intimate cruise to enhance your Polynesian holiday with a three-day, island-to-island sailing adventure.

Choose from a Christmas Cruise – between Raiatea and Bora Bora from December 23 to December 26 – or a special New Year’s Cruise – from Bora Bora to Raiatea from December 30 to January 2 and swap freezing snow, evergreen trees and mittens

for sunshine, swaying palms and a parfait of blue striped lagoons. The friendly crew members will share with you their love of their islands while the chef and his culinary team prepare sophisticated cuisine to complete this feast for the senses.

Explore Taha’a, a flower shaped, sister island to Raiatea, lined with soft mountains and white sand beaches with the magical scent of vanilla wafting through the air. Visit a working orchid farm to see why it’s known as the “Vanilla Island” and bring home some of this exotic crop, considered to be among the world’s finest. Next, sail to Bora Bora—a coral reef fringed set of islets that author James Michener said was home to “the most beautiful lagoon in the world.” You’ll soon see why this special place is a bucket list luxury destination for travelers the world over.

The Haumana luxury yacht includes: three nights; all meals and a selection of complementary wines; a half-day excursion to Taha’a, the Vanilla Island; and activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, a barbeque on a motu and other aquatic & cultural experiences.

“Bookend” your cruise with stays at the Manava Resort Tahiti – with convenient flights available from FAA International Airport to Raiatea or Bora Bora to meet the yacht for embarkment – and then unwind after the cruise at SPM’s lovely Manava Beach Resort on Moorea.

There is simply no better way to celebrate the season, island style!

Information & Reservation : res@spmhotels.pf

Tikehau Island, named among the 20 best beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler!

This autumn 2017, Tikehau Island, famous for its crystalline lagoon and its seabed full of fish, has entered the prestigious list of the 20 best beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler.
It is the first time that Tikehau Island is named among the 20 best beaches list of the well-known luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler.
Since 2001, the 4 * hotel Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort & Spa has found shelter on one of Tikehau Island’s private motus.
Located in the middle of the ocean, this hotel features 37 bungalows on the beach and on the water, a restaurant / bar and a fare Manea Spa.
It has been entirely conceived to offer all the necessary comfort to its guests while guaranteeing an authentic, intimate and soothing environment.
Staying at the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is a unique experience to discover the beauty of this island and Tuamotu Islands’ lifestyle. In perfect harmony with nature, you will be completely disconnected from modern urban life.

New executive Chef Jean-Baptiste Piard appointed at Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Food loving residents on Tahiti as well as visitors to the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia will welcome the news that Jean Baptiste Piard was named the new Executive Chef at the 120-room, lagoon front Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. Piard spent the last three years as Executive Chef at the five-star Hotel Christopher in St. Barth. Locals will remember him first as the Executive Sous Chef at the four-star Hotel Intercontinental Tahiti where he was named “Best Cook of French Polynesia” in 2013.
In his new position, Piard will oversee cuisine at Manava Suite Resort Tahiti’s signature restaurant, Vaitohi, its two bars and its special event space. Chef Piard will also create menus for the newly redone Punavai Lounge Bar off the hotel lobby as well as the casual and welcoming Taapuna Pool Bar adjacent to the resort’s waterfront infinity pool.
Jean Baptiste Piard was born in Touraine, France. He started his career in French gastronomic restaurants such as the one-star Michelin restaurant, L’auberge du Bon Laboureur in Chenonceaux. In 2009, he moved to Montreal to become Sous Chef for the Bar & Boeuf restaurant. From 2013-2015 Piard was Assistant Executive Chef supervising two restaurants for Le Ponant Luxury Yachting Cruise & Expeditions – a five-star, French luxury cruise line offering trips in 14 different regions, from Africa to the Antarctica
Using his exposure to the cuisines of the world and his five-star hotel experience, Piard says his menus at Vaitohi Restaurant will have Polynesian, Asian and Caribbean influences. Fresh, quality ingredients will be the core of his delicate and sophisticated cuisine.
RESTAURANT VAITOHI – +689 40 47 31 51 – restauration@manavatahitiresort.pf

South Pacific Management Hotels Company is moving!

PAPEETE – On Sept., 13th, 2017
We are pleased to inform our partners that SPM is moving to a new office in downtown Papeete.
As of September 18th, SPM’s new office will be located at: 52 rue Paul Gauguin in front of the City Hall of Papeete – Building Achille Drollet on the first floor .
Phone, fax and email contacts will remain unchanged as well as our PO Box.
South Pacific Management

Jeu Facebook – A gagner 1 nuit à l’hôtel Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort!

Du 25 août 2017 à 13h00 jusqu’au Lundi 4 Septembre 2017 8h00, l’hôtel Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort organise un grand jeu-concours:

A gagner : une nuit pour 2 personnes à l’hôtel Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

Pour participer, il vous suffit simplement de :

– « liker » la page Facebook de l’hôtel Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

– « taguer» la personne avec qui vous souhaitez y séjourner

– « partager » la publication sur votre mur Facebook

Le tirage au sort se fera le lundi 4 Septembre 2017.

L’annonce du gagnant aura lieu le jour même sur la page Facebook Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort.

La remise du cadeau se fera en main propre à l’agence South Pacific Management (centre Vaima – 1er étage).

Pour tout renseignement complémentaire, vous pouvez nous contacter à l’adresse e-mail webmarketing@spmhotels.pf.

Le règlement complet du jeu-concours est disponible ici.

*jeu exclusivement réservé aux résidents de Polynésie française



PAPEETE On Jul 24, 2017: South Pacific Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Evelyn League St Germain to the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for US and Canada.

Evelyn’s experience spans over 35 years within the travel industry. Over the years she has been involved in opening 13 hotels, and worked in numerous sales and marketing positions and destinations within the hotel industry.

She has headed regional offices, and prior to starting her own company LMG, she directed sales, marketing, public relations and advertising worldwide for the luxury Bora Bora Lagoon Resort in French Polynesia in pre/post opening for six years.  Other Tahiti assignments have included Sales Director North America for Le Méridien Hotels French Polynesia and West Coast Representative for Archipels Croisieres .

Evelyn will bring her experience and skills to lead the Sales for the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort and Haumana cruises in North America along with LMG’s other talented team members located in California.

For more information, please contact Evelyn at : Evelyn@Leaguemarketinggroup.com


Papeete, French Polynesia – 7, July, 2017 – South Pacific Management today announced that 4 of the company’s managed properties received the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

The properties that have received the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence are:

Restaurant Vaitohi – Punaauia – Tahiti, French Polynesia

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti – Punaauia – Tahiti, French Polynesia

Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea – Maharepa – Moorea, French Polynesia

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort – Tikehau, French Polynesia

South Pacific Management Hotels Management Company is honoured that all our managed properties of French Polynesia have earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the achievement is a remarkable vote of confidence to our continued business success and commitment to service excellence,” said Thierry Buttaud, General Director of South Pacific Management.

“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honor businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travelers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

The Certificate of Excellence takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.



Since 1987, South Pacific Management assists investor and owners in  Hotels & Tourism projects (such cruises, spa, restaurants, casinos and hotels…).

Todays, South Pacific Management manages 3 hotels in French Polynesia : Manava Suite Resort Tahiti,Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea, Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort.

and represents : Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa , Iririki Island Resort & Spa, Manea Spa and Haumana Cruises.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With more than 500 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide — over 7 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants — TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 390 million average unique monthly visitors,** all looking to get the most out of every trip.  TripAdvisor. Know better. Book better. Go better.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 22 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.comwww.bookingbuddy.comwww.citymaps.comwww.cruisecritic.comwww.familyvacationcritic.comwww.flipkey.comwww.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.comwww.eltenedor.comwww.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.comwww.holidaylettings.co.ukwww.holidaywatchdog.comwww.housetrip.comwww.independenttraveler.comwww.jetsetter.comwww.niumba.comwww.onetime.comwww.oyster.comwww.seatguru.comwww.smartertravel.comwww.tingo.comwww.tripbod.comwww.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2016
**Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2017


April 5th, 2017

South Pacific Management launches 3 new hotel websites dedicated to Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea and Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort.

www.manavatahitiresort.com   www.manavamoorearesort.com   www.tikehaupearlbeachresort.com

These new websites aim to reflect each hotel   brand identity and to improve hotels online  exposure.

They have also been designed to enhance online travelers experience with larger pictures and optimized content. To further streamline the experience, these websites are mobile friendly and allow guests to make their room booking with few simple clicks.

The sites complement the existing South Pacific Management main website.