Wendy's Treasure Island
Wendy MAITERAI LO YATis Polynesian, and resides on the mythical island of Bora-Bora. She will be your guide as you discover the marvellous world of the Tahitian cultured pearl. With over ten years of experience she is a Pearl Expert (Gemological Institute of America diploma) and her expert counsel will help you choose a superlative keepsake from Bora-Bora: her very own “Treasure Island”.
She personally selects all the cultured pearls displayed in her show room. These pearls have been harvested in the Tuamotu Islands, which have the perfect conditions for growing the black-lipped pearl producing oyster: the "Pinctada Margaritifera Cumingi".
These pearls are unique, lustrous and brilliantly hued thanks to the crystalline waters and plankton rich lagoons. Their charms make them very difficult to resist.
With a warm Polynesian welcome, Wendy graciously invites you into her unique show room to peruse her personal “Rainbow” hued collection of exquisite romantic pearls which can be mounted on the premises by her onsite jeweller, according to your individual desires.
Wendy loves to entertain her visitors as friends and is delighted to be able to grant the pleasure of personally choosing a precious "jewel of the sea" for oneself or ones loved ones, for those special occasions all through the year...
Her prices are very competitive.
Wendy derives great happiness witnessing the deep joy two people share when they say:
- "Happy Wedding Anniversary my Love, you deserve this" or
- "Thank you so much my darling, i love it and i will treasure it forever"
Arc en Ciel Bora-Bora will amaze you with its array of shimmering marine gems, and since you are sure to find your perfect match there, you can spend the rest of your vacation time relaxing and enjoying the island.
Wendy MAITERAI LO YAT
Born Wendy Maiterai on the 4th of March 1975 in New Caledonia, Wendy Hebert is the youngest of four, she has two sisters: Joanne and Purotu and a brother, Heivahau.
She grew up in Noumea the capital of New Caledonia but her parents originated from the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia: Eliane Lo Yat her mother is from Maupiti and her father from Bora Bora. Today she is the mother of 13 years old daughter Niuhere.
Wendy has worked for Luxury hotels in Mauritius and was also involved in the opening of the Club Med in Bora Bora and Le Meridien Hotels in Bora Bora and New Caledonia.
It was in 2001 that she first discovered a passion for the Black Pearl of Tahiti. Working for various different companies, she gained further valuable experience representing the Black Pearl of Tahiti aboard cruise ships such as the Paul Gauguin, Crystal Serenity and for Princess Cruises. One of the rare first Polynesian to be certified by the GIA as a “Pearl Expert” she has been acknowledged as an “outstanding sales consultant” by Professors David Richardson and Leny Zell expert consultants.
Both ambitious and motivated, in May 2008 she decided to create her own business, targeting both international and local markets: Arc en Ciel (meaning the “Rainbow”), Bora Bora was born and is now, just 6 years after opening, classed No 1 on the well known travellers web site: Trip Advisor.
An active participant in the commercial development of Bora Bora, all her employees are of Polynesian origins. She is also involved in educational and religious and charitable issues on the island.
With several projects in the pipeline, she is well travelled and has visited many countries for both business and pleasure including France, Mauritius, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji and the Cook Islands.
She would like to thank all those who contributed to her election as :
"Ambassador of the Pearl of the Pacific, 2013 – 2014" for Bora Bora.
Proud to represent Bora Bora, God willing, she will dedicate her limitless energy and strength of character to the development of her island.
Biographie de Mr LO YAT LO KAU
L'Arrière grand père de Wendy, était issu d’une famille de notables de NAM HOI, il est né en 1895 enregistré sous le nom de Mr LO YAT LO KAU N°1930, il est arrivé Polynésie Française vers 1915 à l'âge de 20 ans, il rencontra son épouse de l'île de MAUPITI Melle Tuteni a TERIIHAUNUI (née en 1895 à 1978)
Homme très important dans la communauté Chinoise(Petit Frère de Mr LO A POUN, N°175 né vers 1871 Fondateur de l'Association Philantropique Chinoise).Il fit souche à MAUPITI, ou il développa un commerce d’alimentation (le 1er à Maupiti).
Il fit aussi de l’import export avec la Chine sur différents produits dont La vanille et le café
Il fut le 1er à réaliser des bassins d’eau pour les réserves ainsi qu’un dortoir (Auberge de jeunesse)
Avec son épouse, ils eurent 10 enfants dont le grand père de Wendy, Mr LO YAT Roorau, grand agriculteur et voyageur né en 1927 à Maupiti décédé en 2010.
C’est avec beaucoup de fierté que Wendy partage la généalogie de ses Ancêtres Chinois, elle fera tout pour ne pas briser cette continuité, qui est la chaine du Business dans le commerce.