InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa is located in the Motu Piti Aau neighborhood of Bora Bora, close to Le Meridien Beach, Mt. Hue, and Moti Piti Aau Beach. Nearby points of interest also include Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Pahia.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa features a restaurant, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 5-star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, audio-visual equipment, and business services. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Translation services and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff.
There are 83 guestrooms at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa. Guestrooms have balconies. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary newspapers and in-room safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have cable channels. Air-conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, ceiling fans, welcome amenities, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request extra towels/bedding and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered.
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My Wife and I stayed for half of our Honeymoon at this resort. The grounds were extremely well kept and the over water bungalows very large, modern, and clean. We stayed out at the end of the walkway which was great because we wanted privacy(worth the extra money). If you don't want a long walk ask for a room closer to the beach. We had breakfast and dinner included in our rate which I highly recommend. The food and drinks are crazy expensive! They have the bubbles bar which does happy hour in the afternoons. We went once and enjoyed it. I also recommended bringing your own booze. We brought champagne and vodka/mixers. We had the hotel empty out our mini fridge so we could stock it with our own drinks. Saved a lot of money and had our own bar right in the room. I started everyday by diving off my dock into the beautiful blue water. For breakfast we eat late and made some small to go sandwiches for lunch. You have a couple of restaurants to choose from for dinner but we found sands to be our favorite (ask for a table on the sand). Paddle boarding in the afternoons was beautiful. The sunsets are amazing. The spa is amazing. Very expensive but once in a lifetime. We went on a Tuesday when it was empty and I was able to negotiate a special deal. Since no one was using the couples room they upgraded us to that room for a 50 min. massage for the price of a regular 20 min. massage. Well worth the money. After our massage we sat in the private Jacuzzi over looking Bora Bora. We went around 1:30 and didn't leave till around 6. Amazing afternoon! We also did the shark diving tour on the main island which was really cool. Coming from California we usually don't think of diving with sharks unless you have a cage but this experience was really cool. We felt very safe and had a blast. Just make sure you bring water and sunscreen. Overall we had a great stay and would highly recommend this hotel for staying in Bora Bora.
Stayed here for 4 nights after an 11 day Paul Gaugin cruise. Water bungalow amazing, beautiful setting and all the amenities you could hope for in an exotic setting. On the downside very expensive to eat and drink.
"Heaven on Earth! "
We just came back from visiting Bora Bora for our 5 year wedding anniversary. Wow, what can I say. It is heaven on Earth!! We stayed in the overwater sapphire bungalow at the Intercontinental Bora Bora and Thalasso Spa. The bungalow was large and very comfortable. Waking up to the blue lagoon each morning was magical. Staff were very friendly, including house keeping. I will never forget this trip!
"If you want an honest review, read this one."
Me and my wife went to the intercontinental bora bora resort & thalasso spa for our honeymoon, we couldn't be happier. The place is an absolute paradise. Still there are some issues they have to solve. The internet connection was down for 2 days and also the tv. When I asked for the first time about the internet they told me it would be fixed in 15 minutes, it took 2 days, I frequently asked how was the situation with the staff always saying almost the same, "it will be fixed in X hours"... The employees are mostly very polite, but they don't understand english very well. The food is unbelievably good. The villas are huge, you shouldn't worry about privacy, you'll feel like there's only you and your partner. Absolute magnificence.
"Gorgeous Property and Views!"
Three of us stayed here in one of the pontoon-end overwater bungalows in August 2016. The resort is located in Motu Piti Aau, which is itself on the east side of Bora Bora Lagoon. Like most motu resorts in Bora Bora, you can catch a shuttle boat ride directly to the resort from the airport, but the 20 minute boat ride for you and your luggage will cost you upwards of $90 per person. This is by far the easiest way to get there; alternatively, catch a free boat shuttle to Vaitape, take a taxi (the quotes they gave me were for $20 for three people total) from there down to the the "other" Intercontinental Hotel, located on south end of island, and then catch a free ferry up to intercontinental...less costly, but it'll take more than an hour to do this trip, with lots of luggage-lugging! The resort is completely stunning; pretty much everywhere you look, there are picture-postcard views of lagoon, or foliage, or beach, or mainland (Mt Otemanu). We actually had trouble walking around the first day, because you want to stop and take a photo every 10 steps! Motu Piti Auu is really narrow, so you can access either lagoon (west side of motu), or the ocean (east side of motu) - they are maybe 200 yards apart. Resort has some small but nice beaches, and a nice pool, with plenty of beautiful landscaping. Both sets of pontoons run out into the lagoon from the motu westward, towards the main island, so all the bungalows have mostly westward views of Bora Bora (you'll see sunsets, not sunrises, from the bungalow, but again, its a snap to pop outside and see the sunrise as well!) The bungalows near the ends of the pontoon are in water that is more than 10 ft deep (great for diving/jumping off the bungalow's sun platform), while the ones in close to the motu are in much shallower water (maybe 3-5 feet - probably too shallow to jump off.) Overwater "end of pontoon" bungalow (some of these might be going away to make room for 2BR bungalows) was beautiful, and quite large - bedroom with attached bathroom including nice soaker tub, separate room with toilet, and huge walk-in closet, along with "living" room that had the obligatory coffee table that looked down into the lagoon and a sleep sofa. There was a nice balcony with two chaise lounges and a small table and chairs, along with a sun platform closer to the water...we were able to jump in no problem, since the water is deeper out towards the end of the pontoon. The onsite restaurants offer yummy food, that is frankly expensive, like most places in Bora Bora ($9 US for a scoop of ice cream, etc...), but again, its like that many places, and since this is possibly a once in a lifetime place for many folks, you just accept the costs. To try and control expenses a bit, we actually took the free ferry to the other Intercontinental hotel, and then taxied into Vaitape to buy cheese, crackers, jam, soft drinks, juice, and bread at the large supermarkets there. This was a fun excursion, and saved us about $300 over the course of a 3 day stay for 3 people. maybe not worth it for a honeymoon, but it also let us go check out the town as well, so we were glad we did this. The staff here was incredibly accommodating, before, during, and after our stay - Joyce was incredibly helpful while I tried to arrange payment; Mathieu was ever helpful during checkin and throughout our stay. I can definitely say that EVERY employee we met (not just concierge, but also waitstaff, bungalow maids, custodial staff, etc...) greeted us with an "Ia Orana"...that little kindness really is uplifting through your stay! Overall, I'm really glad we chose to stay here; although a bit pricey, for most folks this is probably a once in a lifetime place, and I think in this case, you really do get what you pay for...lots of great memories!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM