BP 3410 Temae, Maharepa Moorea, French Polynesia
The Manava Beach Resort and Spa is built on the grounds of the first hotel built on the island, the Bali Hai. In 1961, three young Californians, inspired by Polynesia, created a mythical hotel. The 'Bali Hai boys' as they were known, continued on to build a hotel in Raiatea in 1966 where they invented their over-water bungalows.
The Manava Beach Resort and Spa features three stone tiki sculptures that honour the rich Polynesian culture and traditions. The sculptures guard over the lobby area, the garden and the pool.