Ensuring that both travelers and local communities benefit from tourism.

Caring for People:

In every way possible, we strive to support and benefit the people of French Polynesia, forming meaningful relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders across the islands in order to bring good to local communities and travelers alike.



Throughout each year, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa takes part in local events including Earth Day, Earth Hour, Ocean Day, World Ocean Clean Up Day and blood donation drives as we support island initiatives that share our values around community and sustainability. Through awareness campaigns, we invite not only staff but also guests to join in these efforts.


The resort offers in-kind donations of meals and room nights as well as financial donations for community events and associations such as Tahiti Women’s Forum, TEDx Papeete and Manu, a bird conservation organization.


Local economic support

To encourage skilled local artisans to continue keeping island traditions alive, we purchasing their handicrafts, including coconut frond baskets, traditional tifaifai bedspreads and vibrant painted pareos.

Our location on the country’s main island allows for more integration with welcome associations and NGOs that share our work and values.


We bring local students to visit the resort to learn about sustainability firsthand while also introducing environmental awareness programs to their schools.