How this luxury resort is striving to recover the Cook Islands' coral reefs

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has environmental ambitions with its new project.

The luxury resort, situated on one of the world's most marvelled lagoons, has launched a coral restoration project, striving to foster both the local community's approach to its natural surroundings and guest engagement during their stays.

Replenishing and repopulating Aitutaki's coral reef is high on the agenda, alongside improving the overall reef health and guaranteeing the reef exists for the enjoyment and marvel of future generations.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki has partnered with the Aitutaki Marine Research Centre, which shared biological insights on the reef's health with guests and staff at the resort.

The property's general manager, Pardeep Kumar, said: "We are passionate about Mana Tiaki, which means guardianship with a sacred purpose and are committed to being leaders in responsible and regenerative tourism.

"As guardians of 19 acres of tropical gardens and 1.5 kilometres of beach frontage, the coral restoration project aims to rejuvenate, protect and preserve the natural beauty of Aitutaki Lagoon... the resort believes that tourism should enhance and enrich both the traveller and the community in which they visit."