More About the Mangroves

Our History, Our Mission, & Our Promise

A Brief History


Extending right out of a natural marsh of mangroves and into the ocean is a narrow strip of land that leads to what is now Mangrove Bay Hotel and Mangrove Bay Sushi Bar. The entire area, called Mangrove Bay, was a small project made possible through the vision of its owners, Kumer & Antonia Panuelo. They envisioned a small hotel business strongly rooted in idea of providing memorable experiences and simply the best that island hospitality can provide.  Through their vision and the hard and tireless efforts of a group of local workers, the humble project became a success. This family-run business, affectionately referred to as a local gem, is highly frequented by both locals and tourists alike. 


Our mission

Our mission is to be the first choice of all visitors by providing unique and memorable experiences through the humbling spirit of island hospitality.

Our Promise

If there’s one thing we can promis it’s this: That you will be comfortable and well taken care of & that we will work hard to make your stay with us and your time in Pohnpei one to remember.