Boracay, Philippines – Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay welcomed 2020 with a breath of new life as Olive Ridley Turtles hatch from their nesting ground and were released into the ocean on Friday morning, January 9.
After 65 days of incubation through the help of marine biologists, 66 of the turtles emerged from their shells and were released in front of the tropical beachfront retreat located at Punta Bunga Cove on Boracay’s idyllic northwest tip.
Last November 5, 2019, an Olive Ridley Turtle was spotted at the resort nesting with approximately 106 eggs. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay staff, along with municipal Marine Biologist Haron Deo Vargas, were able to assist in making sure the eggs remain safe, putting up fences around the nesting area to protect the nest.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay was named the world’s most sustainable hotel group for the second year running by certification body Green Globe in 2018. In addition, as part of Accor Hotels, it supports a sustainable development program entitled Planet 21.
About Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
Launched in December 2017, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay is the second property in the Philippines for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts along with Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, which also offers a 5-star beachfront stay. The 312-room low-rise luxury resort on Boracay island boasts an enviable beachfront location with 200 meters of powder white sand bordering the crystal blue waters of Punta Bunga Cove.
Seven restaurants and bars serve world-class local and global cuisine and the Sol Marina Beach Club is the perfect place to chill out during the day and after dark. Sagay Spa offers a range of professional massage therapies and body treatments and the resort’s indoor and outdoor meeting and event venues are designed to suit all occasions, from board meetings and group workshops to romantic weddings.