4.5
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea in Moorea (Papetoai), you’ll be close to Tiahura Beach and Moorea Tropical Garden. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Tiki Village Cultural Centre and Pihaena Beach.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 143 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

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).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 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 express check-out. Planning an event in Moorea? This resort has facilities measuring 62216 square feet (5780 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea
Thiahura
Moorea, 98729 French Polynesia

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2921 Reviews
Better than expected
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most parts of our trip had been booked through Tahiti.com. I had requested our stays with Intercontinental properties.

For Moorea we stayed 6 nights-5/18/18-5/24/18. I had requested that Tahiti.com book an oceanfront bungalow for our stay. Upon arrival to the resort we were given welcome drinks and completed the sign in process. We were given a map of the resort. Info on resort amenities like the restaurants, daily activities, pools, beach/pool towels, etc. All went smoothly.

A golf cart took us and our luggage to our bungalow #319. Prime location for us seniors. Steps to the beach. Steps to both pools, and a few more steps to the building where breakfast would be served. Couldn't get any better than this location for us.

Our bungalow faced the beach. High marks for cleanliness which is important to me. A king bed which proved to be very comfortable. Bathrobes and slippers. A separate bathroom area. Tub, shower, vanity with lovely toiletries, hair dryer. Toilet in its own room. In the living room area there was a sofa that could be used as a bed if necessary, chair, desk, flat screen TV which we never turned on. Iron and ironing board-I guess some like to iron on their vacation!! A safe to hold your valuables. Glasses, mugs, a kettle, supplies to make coffee and tea I believe. Mini fridge/minibar. A/C worked great. WIFI was fine as I had brought my computer with me and was able to use it without any problems. Our verandah/terrace had a decent view of the beach. We were able to catch some very nice sunsets and even sunrises. There were 2 lounging type chairs. A table with 2 regular chairs. This area was quite large. There was an outdoor shower where you could rinse off after spending time in the sea and/or the pool. Perfect, perfect, Perfect! Kudos to Tahiti.com. I don't know if they had made the request for a bungalow closer to things but I did tell their rep Nate that we had some mobility issues and we were in our 70s so not as physically fit as we were years ago! Or maybe I just need to thank Intercontinental Moorea for giving us the best possible location.

Breakfast was included for our stay. Located Fare Nui with hours 6:30-10:30 AM daily. It was a buffet with an overwhelming amount of choices. So much variety. Juices, coffee, tea, bagels, rolls/bread, cereals, pastries, sliced meats, cheeses, crepes, dried fruits, fresh fruits, salad greens and fixings, sausages, bacon, rice, scrambled eggs.....There was an egg station where you could request omelets with various fillings, eggs over easy....One morning we had entertainment in the form of 3 guys singing and playing ukuleles. The restaurant even had a view of the beach and the pool.

Restaurant Fare Hana for lunch and dinner
Restaurant The Shell which is gourmet style for dinner-open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
Beach Bar open 8:00 AM-10:00 PM Happy Hour and snacks.
Theme nights Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday

There are 2 pools-located facing the beach and near the Beach Bar. I must admit I found the pools to be cold at first when you get in.

The beach area by us was very nice. Plenty of loungers with shade or without. Water was warm and calm. Soft sand. Pretty views of the mountains too.

In the lobby area is where you'll find a posting of the week's activities, a Robert Wan store for pearls, and a general gift store/boutique that sells postcards, clothing, souvenirs, sunscreen, and lots more. A desk for AVIS car rental. Concierge can arrange reservations for dinner at other Moorea restaurants. I think I remember next to the concierge was where you could also book excursions/tours.

In front of the lobby area is a large parking lot where guests can park rental cars...

Located close to the Beach Bar is an area/dock where you can rent jet skis and other boats. Can sign up for parasailing, scuba diving. Paddle boards and kayaks.

On the property-the Dolphin Encounter and Turtle Rescue/Recovery Center.

Ice machines scattered throughout the property. Property has beachfront bungalows, overwater bungalows, garden view rooms. There are tennis courts, a gym, and a spa. This resort is spread out but walkable. The grounds are landscaped beautifully with lots of trees, flowers....

This trip was to celebrate our 50 years wedding and Tahiti.com knew that. We received a lovely note from the resort manager congratulating us and giving us each a complimentary drink from the Beach Bar. How nice. We used that our last evening of 5/23/18. I had a yummy chocolate banana mudslide and my husband got a Long Island iced tea. Since this was our last night we didn't want to venture off the property for dinner. We had had a big lunch on our excursion this day so we decided to have a light dinner. The Beach Bar was perfect for that. From another couple we had heard good things about the burgers at this place. We both ordered cheeseburgers that came with fries. Delicious and just a perfect way to end our stay in Moorea.

This resort was just perfect for us in every way and so much better than we had expected. All the staff were gracious and so friendly and so willing to help, give advice, etc. I don't know how much the cost of our 6 night stay here was as we had booked through Tahiti.com but I can say we would stay here again!

Beautiful resort in beautiful location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful resort at a beautiful location.
Our room 510 is a true over the water bungalow. Perfect location to be away from most. A little bit of a long walk, but they will always give you a ride just ask. The room has a king bed with a couch that could be turned into a bed. Coffee maker , and a mini refrigerator. They supply you with a complementary large bottle of water per day. The deck was great because it had a shaded area that would keep you dry if it was raining. Mostly kept me out of the sun, but there was deck area to use the lounge chairs to sun yourself. Air conditioner worked great and they also had ceiling fans. Always hot water for the shower. The shower was open to the tub, but I loved the openness. Two sinks and a private toilet closet. The wifi was complimentary and worked well at the room. Not many TV channels in English. They were doing some construction renovations but it really didn't impact us. The only restuarant open was Hana Fare . The menu was limited if you didn't want fish, but had lots of vegetarian options. Some of the food was great, ie tuna sashimi, the swordfish steak was thin and over cooked. My shrimp dish was cooked perfectly. Hit or miss. Breakfast was good and plenty of choices. The employees seem very nice and happy to help. I had some difficulty in checking in to the Air Tahiti site because it was in French. The gentleman at the front help guide me and get our documents printed out. The only little things are the finishes are not a 5 star, but this is a 4 star resort. I was not disappointed in any way and my dream vacation was fulfilled.

Very nice property currently undergoing refurbishment
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I together with another couple stayed here for 4 days following a cruise around the islands. When we checked in the staff were very friendly and informed us that they had had a strike but everything was back to normal and they then upgraded our room to a bungalow overlooking the water, the room was very spacious and had it's own deck with loungers and our own stretch of beach. The hotel also has a dolphin pool complete with 3 bottle nosed dolphins as well as a sea turtle recovery facility all accessible to guests. Due to the renovations the hotel also included an evening dinner to cover any inconvenience, personally I did not find the renovations affected us. All in all a very nice hotel.

Beautiful
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling with 2 other couples and we managed to get 3 overwater bungalows next to each other. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed watching the dolphins and turtles at the sanctuary in the resort and when I went snorkelling off our balcony, got to swim with a large sea turtle which was amazing. Staff were helpful but didn't seem to get our Aussie humour. Food was great, pricey but that was to be expected. All in all we loved our stay here.

Beautiful property, a few bumps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is lovely, with two great pools overlooking the beach , and easy access to the ocean via the lagoon. Snorkeling just beyond the overwater bungalows was pretty good, with some live coral —though like most places—lots of it was dead. Got to see lots of fish and a couple large turtles. There are also a bunch of small sharks who visited our bungalow each night.

The hotel was practically vacant while we there. I think this is low season, and there were lots of renovations underway, but there was also a staff strike during part of our stay. The spa is closed during renovations which was a bummer because a few days it rained so hard and so continuously that it would have been a nice option to get a facial or massage. The gym is small but adequate, and is open 24 hours , which is really nice.

Bottom line: if you’re picky, wait to visit until the construction is done and the strike is over. As compensation for the noise and inconvenience, we were given free dinner, and for the strike, free breakfast. The one open restaurant was fine though the choices get old after a few days. Also, the pool bar was closed a few of they days that we wanted to swim up and get a drink. If you visit, turn right upon exiting the property and check out some of the other restaurants 3k down the road. It’s a remote island, so if you’re looking for a culinary adventure, this is not your place.

The overwater bungalow we stayed in was very nice and comfortable. I guess they are about to renovate them, though ours seemed just fine.