The Dolphin Center: an unforgettable encounter!
In the transparent waters of the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa is found the Moorea Dolphin Center.
We have created a natural refuge for three bottlenose dolphins, born in Hawaii at the Dolphin Quest facility, and one retired from the U.S. Navy in San Diego in the case of the female, Hina. They are lovingly cared for by a team of veterinarians and scientists and are the stars of fascinating interactive and educational programs.
You can learn all about these incredible mammals, watch them, cuddle them, play and swim with them in small groups.
Diving TOPDIVE- Bathys dive center offers snorkeling and scuba, kayaking and many other activities detailed on our "diving" page
The rehabilitation center for sea turtles was established in February 2004, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment as part of a general program for the protection of sea turtles in French Polynesia. Since 1982, all species of sea turtles are protected by international convention. In Polynesia, a resolution dating back to 1990 strengthens the protection for the 3 species found in our waters: the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, and the leatherback turtle.
Despite this, however, sea turtles remain at risk for extinction. The turtles in the center were found sick, injured, maimed or seized by customs and have been entrusted to us by the Office of the Environment.
Our team, under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, provides the turtles with daily care and food necessary for their recovery. Weight and growth is closely monitored. As soon as their health permits, the turtles are released back into the wild, after being identified and tagged for follow up later by the Office of the Ministry of the Environment. Two species of turtles, or "Honu" in Tahitian, can be observed in our rehabilitation center: the green turtle and hawksbill turtle.
You will love the local handicrafts, woven fabrics, mother-of-pearl jewelry, the colorful “pareos” (sarongs) and the famous Tahitian black pearls. Moorea is home to many talented artisans, and you will have the opportunity to discover their creations in their exhibitions at the hotel and in their workshops around the island.
The Hotel Boutique You will find various articles such as clothing, sunscreen products, local arts and crafts, stamps, cigarettes, souvenirs, books and goodies, etc...
The Tahiti Perles Boutique The shop is part of a network of shops of the largest producer and jeweler in Polynesia, Mr. Robert Wan, whose products are recognized and appreciated for their quality and creativity. Here you will find the jewel of your desires, from traditional styles to avant-garde designs. In addition, it is always reassuring to be given a certificate of authenticity and origin when buying a pearl.
Our concierge team will be happy to assist you in your choices, and you can also download our list of activities below.