Located next to the inner lagoon, the Ecological Center remains unique in its conception.
This project started in 2000 when an injured turtle was brought by a guest to the hotel as it needed care. The Turtle Center project was born with the creation of a center dedicated to the protection and care of the local marine life.
Since then, Le Meridien Bora Bora has continuously invested in a unique program focusing on turtle care and on teaching fauna protection to the next generations.
In 2012, Le Meridien Bora Bora decided to go one step further and created the Ecological Center with a coral preservation program where guests of Le Meridien Bora Bora can come and learn more about this protection center.
The Ecological Center is now open every day and offers a daily visit at 10:30AM (complimentary to our guests) with a turtles feeding. Guests meet the biologists who describe their central mission of protection and describe the characteristics of the local species living in our lagoons.
Le Meridien Bora Bora guests can to learn more about Bora Bora marine life by visiting one of the following areas:
The touch pool: located in front of the entrance of the Ecological Center, the pool offers the chance of observing and touching shells, corals, sea cucumbers, sea urchins "pencils" and starfish under the supervision of the biologists. A fun time that will delight kids and parents.
The museum: the museum exhibits paintings, marine species posters photos, rare shells and a model of a giant turtle unveiling its organs and skeleton model. A short documentary about the missions of the center is shown on request.
The educational aquarium tanks: Discover different thematic aquariums highlighted by a specific adequate lighting, fish larvae, invertebrates, colorful corals...
The inner lagoon: Coming all the way from the lagoon to the Ecological Center the inner lagoon is a protected area where you can see tropical fishes swimming freely. An exhibition area has been carved and a panoramic window was installed to offer the unique experience of seeing the underwater life from the land. A real natural aquarium ideal for children as it will offer the opportunity of discovering the underwater fauna as if you were snorkeling without having to put a foot in the lagoon!
If you are interested by learning more about our biologists’ actions, the Ecological Center proposes the unique experience of following the biologists during a day.
The visit of the Ecological Center is also available for exterior guests.
Learn more about the different options by downloading the brochure.