Manava Beach Resort & Spa is a scuba diving resort on the main island of Moorea in French Polynesia. So, this resort was formerly known as Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa. Moreover, it was the original resort in Mo’orea under the name of Bali Hai in 1961. It has gone through many renovations including the building of the largest infinity pool on the island. Manava Beach Resort now boasts 90 accommodations with dark woods and pandanus leaf roofs. Overwater bungalows have private sundecks and direct access to the lagoon. Garden bungalows have large backyards with private plunge pools. Furthermore, some Garden bungalows have kitchenettes. Other amenities include a mini-bar, room service, WiFi access, flat screen TVs, and hair dryer. Enjoy our blog article on Dive into Polynesia with Humpback Whales
Manava Beach Resort & Spa Diving
Moorea Blue Diving Center is the onsite SSI scuba diving facility. They do morning 2 tank (2-1 tank successive) dives and afternoon 1 tank dives. One Wednesdays and Saturday they offer sunset dives, and 1 night tank dives can be arranged depending on the size of the party. They also offer packages for up to 12 fun dives. Before you dive with them, they have you do an initial dive at the Aquarium
at Manava Beach Resort. They also have a coral nursery by the overwater bungalows.
So, they use a 28ft boat with a ladder for their dive excursions. There are over 15 dive sites along the north coast near most resorts. On the far western side we have Taitea
and Tiki Point
. On the far eastside we have Temae
with white sands and garden eels. In between, are Bali Hai Wall, Blue Island, Rotui, Eden Pass, Lemon Shark Valley, Canyons, Opunohu,
and Tao Toi
. Above all, if you are an advanced diver, you have to visit Rose Gardens
, which is a deep,120ft, plus drift dive.
So, while staying at Manava Beach Resort, expect to see canyons, walls, a grotto, passages, and coral reefs. Fish and reef life may be more abundant on Bora Bora, but the lemon sharks seem to be bigger here on Mo’orea, and at Tao Toi they have a sting ray feeding display. Rays Corridor
is a drift dive through the lagoon that you can’t pass up on either.
Attractions and Activities
At Manava Beach Resort, Mahanai is the name of their restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They feature French and Polynesian cuisine. So, all packages include breakfast. Wednesday night is surf and turf BBQ night. Saturday is Polynesian buffet, dance, and music night. Autera’a Bar is the Pool side bar and restaurant. Matiehani Rum Bar near the beach, is the 1st
Rum Bar on Mo’orea.
So, Manava Beach Resort is near the villages of Maharepa and Pao Pao. They have a gift shop and they are home to Manea Spa. While at the resort you can go bicycling, kayaking, play ping pong, go snorkeling, try outrigger canoeing, and paddle boarding. Moreover, they have an onsite activities desk where you can arrange a Blue Helmet Dive, jet skis, ATVs, parasailing, deep sea fishing, golfing, boat rentals, ray feeding tours, and more