InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa
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With a stay at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa in Bora Bora (Motu Piti Aau), you’ll be close to Le Meridien Beach and Bora Bora Photo Lagoon. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Moti Piti Aau Beach and Mt. Hue.
Make yourself at home in one of the 80 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with single sofa beds. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge) that operates within 4 km.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
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Best view of the island. Had a bungalow with a pool and that was amazing. Great service, great food. Loved the staff! Amaaaazing spa. Chloe was my masseuse and she was so sweet. I loved every minute there and will come back ASAP.
I wont go into too many details since other reviews do such a great job covering the specifics. Instead, I'll just give a small list of things that we liked, suggestions/tips, and interesting facts. Nothing below is in any particular order.
- Went to Bora Bora for our honeymoon.
- My wife and I were there in early September 2018. Everyday had a high of about 75F and the low was about 72F. The water off the villa was about 70F - 72 all day long. It rained intermittently for a rough total of 60 minutes over the course of our entire trip. Two days were quite breezy.
- Stayed six days. This was plenty of time for us.
- Stayed in a Diamond Villa with a partial view of Mt. Otemanu--totally worth the added cost.
- Bought four bottles of champagne (two per traveler) from the duty free at LAX. This saved us hundreds. I wouldn't recommend buying spirits at the duty free. You probably wont go through all of it anyway and the cocktails at the resort are excellent.
- Gratuity is included in almost every service and bill. One exception is massages. After a massage, it seems customary to tip ~$20US per person rather than basing the gratuity on a percentage. However, If you feel compelled to tip based on a percentage, that's fine too. That said, you should do more research regarding gratuity to get a sure answer.
- The Honeymoon Massage is incredible--and I'm not much of a massage person. Thalasso therapy (therapy centered around the use of sea and salt water) is an incredibly special thing to experience. The work and consideration that it takes to get sea water running through pipes, into the spa, and then to maintain those pipes is NOT trivial. I would strongly recommend indulging in a service at the spa. After all, "thalasso" is in the name of the resort; so don't waste this opportunity.
- The Champagne Boat was an other special and unique experience. The skipper is great and he'll take you to three different snorkeling locations. The time we went, it was just my wife and I on the tour! Usually there is four people. Be advised, however, the boat is merely named "Champagne" and does NOT actually serve champagne. That said, there is ice cold Tahitian beer, which is more refreshing anyway. Be sure to tip your skipper. I tipped him $30US total and he seemed happy with that.
- The Romantic Dinner is an experience that could be an excellent surprise for your significant other. The whole arrangement definitely evoked that "Bachelor/Bachelorette" vibe, which both my wife and I loved. Make sure to make the reservation in time to watch night fall over the island.
- Consider booking with Costco. They'll workout all the logistics with airfare and depending on the package, meals are included--even an evening at Le Corail. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you Costco saved us thousands of dollars.
One of our best hotel stays ever! From the minute Tape picked us up on the dock, everyone was so friendly and gracious. I forget the name of the young French guy at check in. He graciously handled everyone who was trying to check in early or check out late. The whole check in process was great! Our room was huge and beautiful with an amazing view! We loved the pool-big with plenty of chairs. The spa is amazing and beautiful and we had great massages. Get the breakfast delivered in a canoe, one of the highlights of our trip. We loved the ray feeding at 2 every day. The food is average but I think that is pretty typical of FP.
Bora Bora is a destination for honeymooners. The over water bungalows at intercontinental hotel are awesome. Though their are less options in vegetarian food in this hotel but the staff is really helpful and can prepare vegetarian dishes for you on special request.
Bora Bora is all about the overwater bungalows, and the ones here are gorgeous. Lots of stingrays went by as well, which was fun to watch.
We were able to enjoy the spa, which was quite relaxing, and service was friendly throughout our stay.
The only real negatives were the (expected) high food prices, Corail being closed (we found Reef to be only so-so - Sands served better food), and the constant zipping about of staff on carts at high speeds. It's a spread-out property, with long walks to get to bungalows, but at times I felt in the way with all the bustling about of carts back and forth.