Ecological Center

Situated beside the inner lagoon, our Ecological Center began in 2000 when a guest brought in an injured turtle to the hotel for care. The Turtle Center project was born, dedicated to the protection and care of the local marine life. Le Méridien Bora Bora continuously invested in this program, with only two of its kind in French Polynesia.

In 2012, the Ecological Center with a coral preservation program began. Working with Bora Bora’s Ministry and the Delegation of the Environment, a team at the resort is devoted to the care of the marine turtle. Our program offers activities unique to our resort, allowing you to observe turtle behavior, learn how they are cared for and participate in the protection of sea turtles, including endangered green turtles, to ensure their successful future in the ocean.

Lagoon Discovery


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.

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 to exterior guests. The center offers different activities:

"Live my Life" offering guests the experience of being a healer for a day. During this full day with the Bora Bora Turtle Center's team, guests participates in the care of the sea turtles.

This package includes the full day at the Turtle Center, and a 2-course lunch.

A 48-hour reservation is required.

Please contact the Concierge Desk per email at or call us directly at +689 40 60 51 03 for immediate assistance.

"Discovery Day" enabling outside guests to spend the day at Le Méridien Bora Bora and enjoy our ecological center, our hotel facilities as well as a lunch at Te Ava restaurant.

This package includes the round trip boat transfer from/to Vaitape, the turtle feeding and visit of our Ecological Center, a 2-course lunch at Te Ava restaurant, free access to our hotel facilities.

A 24-hour reservation is required.

Please contact the Concierge Desk per email at or call us directly at +689 40 60 51 03 for immediate assistance.

Le Méridien Bora Bora guests can learn more about Bora Bora's marine life by visiting one of the following areas:

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 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.
Educational Aquarium Tanks
Discover different thematic aquariums highlighted by a specific adequate lighting, fish larvae, invertebrates, colorful corals.
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!
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