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"Amazing Engagement in Bora Bora!!!!!!!"
Phenomenal Hotel. Amazing Services. Beautiful Views! Best View of Mt. Otemanu! I loved every aspect of the Hotel. Room service menu needs to have a little more options, but other than that. This was probably the best experience I have ever had.
"Best week of my entire life!"
Wow! To start off, I did a ton of research prior to this trip. I was debating between IC Thalasso, St Regis, & Four Seasons - Well, after 4 trips around the island, I fully believe we made the best choice on the island with the best views at IC Thalasso! Our trip was mid-October, fantastic weather the entire time. Out of the seven nights we were there it only rained the day we went home, lasting about 15 or so minutes a couple times. Our 15 min boat shuttle from the airport was a no stress breeze. Check-in was beautiful; met with a cool towel, drinks, and a photo to begin the vacation overlooking beautiful Mt. Otemanu. We arrived early in the morning so we were shown to a day room until our bungalow was ready. The day room was nice – mostly just a place just to store your luggage, take a quick shower, and change clothes. Two improvements I would suggest for the day rooms: a small couch/daybed and wifi would really improve the wait. Concierge double checked with all our activity companies previously booked for great ease and organization. After a few hours lounging by the pool; concierge led us by golf cart around the grounds for a tour and transported us to our room. Room 210, near the end of the pontoon, it was PERFECT. Somehow even better than I imagined. The bungalow was very spacious, and the air conditioning working in both the bedroom and living room, and wifi quick and easy to connect all devices. Stunning views from every window, and lots of privacy. I won’t go into every single detail but it should be noted that IC Thalasso really earns all five stars. The lagoon water off your personal dock is of course stunningly crystal clear; it was deep enough at the end of the pontoon to dive in. Not too much coral there so fish aren’t very abundant but still not a rare sighting. Quick responses to room cleanings or transportation, thankfully the staff here is never on ‘island time’. The service was great. Every single staff member will greet you with a smile and “La Orana” and “Maururu”. French, English, and Tahitian all spoken by most staff. The food was beyond fantastic. We had the breakfast meal plan, and always beat the morning crowd early around 7:30am (thanks jetlag!) with an expansive spread to keep your belly full all day. Although after day 4, I was really wishing for more variety. The lunch menu; most days we were still full from breakfast but a couple days we ate lounging by the pool…and it was to die for! The cheeseburger was literally the second best burger I’ve ever eaten in my entire life! Yes, I am a walking American stereotype. Honestly for dinner, we ate at the Sands restaurant 6/7 nights we were there. Again, we would beat the dinner crowd early, seating either on the beach (watch out for mosquitos!) or inside. Every single meal was stupendous. By the end of the week the staff knew us by name and even remembered my birthday with a special surprise. We tried the Reef restaurant while the Sand’s had their BBQ buffet night – the Reef was more expensive if you’re looking for a higher end formal meal. Thankfully the bungalow doesn’t have a scale to weigh yourself afterwards ;) From the daily sting ray feedings, daily activities like basket weaving, afternoon ice cream stand, free paddle boards, kayak, snorkel equipment, numerous lounge chairs, hammocks – there is always something to keep you as busy or relaxed as you wish. And it never felt crowded! Happy hour with the nightly live music was absolutely outstanding!! Regarding the current construction, it really was absolutely no issue – especially with the daily food & beverage credit to make up for it! I heard some hammering maybe twice and there is a large yellow crane at the end of one dock – but honestly not a big deal at all and barely noticed. Two of the nights, offered a welcome drink to Hotel Members and an invitation to visit the pearl shop raffle with drinks, but both were finished after only just beginning – so make sure you go right on time or else you get turned away :( We were also told we had a late checkout upon arrival but then on the last day they said it was actually not available so back to the day room we went for the rest of the day/afternoon. Bummer. Tips: 1. Definitely bring an inflatable raft to lounge off your dock – I had read some people recommended to bring a rope of sorts to tether yourself from floating away while you relax – I wish I brought one! The current can push you out in just a few minutes at times. 2. I would also suggest visiting the local store near IC’s sister hotel Le Moana for a large 5L water bottle, snacks, or even wine. IC Thalasso sporadically provided us with 2 mini sized Evian bottles about every other day, and with all the heat and activities much more water is needed! The 5L bottle from the store was cheaper than the $8ish 1 pint bottle in the mini fridge. 3. Bring a ‘love’ lock from home to place in the love garden. Such a romantic cool idea (we got a heart shaped one off Amazon). 4. Sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen. Even with two different types of 50+ SPF that UV index is legit…be smart and cover up! Thanks for reading my novel, I hope my little tid bits helped. Thank you again IC Thalasso – you are PERFECTION! Maururu <3
Amazing!!!! Bora bora is bucket list holiday destination Plan it! ( All great things start with a dream ) Save for it! ( it's not cheap) Do it! ( you only live once) It is picture perfect, it is a little bit of heaven on earth. I cannot put down words that explain adequately how Devine this holiday was. The locals are beautiful, the water is crystal clear, the snorkelling incredible The hotel had everything we needed. The food was wonderful We did a trip to the reef to feed the black tipped reef sharks, a scary thought, I was very nervous but I'm glad I didn't chicken out. These photos are a true representation of bora bora and the resort. A truly memorable holiday
"Amazingly great experience with the BEST views! :o)"
We spent 8 days at the IC Thalasso and EVERYTHING was AMAZING!!! :o) The overwater bungalows are spacious, luxurious and have just GREAT views! :o) We had a great view of Mt Otemanu and just loved waking up every morning being able to see it and the crystal clear water - it really is paradise :o) And honestly, we went on excursions almost every day so saw views from all angles, and there really is no doubt that the IC Thalasso has the best view of Mt Otemanu, hands down :o) Beyond the room, we used the spa services for 2 days, which I would highly recommend as it is known for it's spa, but booked excursions almost every day through the concierge who made is extremely easy :o) We had an unfortunate incident with one of the private snorkeling tours (Tanoa) we had booked directly through the vendor, and he ended up double booking (he also tried to lie about it saying later his boat was having problems, but I was right there when the concierge was on the phone with his wife who said he had picked up another couple from another resort) and I was livid. I admit I wasn't in the best mood but the folks at the concierge were AMAZING and booked us another private excursion within the hour - how great is that'! :o) They really know how to take care of their resort guests :o) I will also admit that I had some issues with Costco after arrival and was quite upset with some of the emails I had to go back and forth on. They thankfully eventually made up for my inconvenience. Despite being upset, the staff and manager, Barbara, were extremely professional and very accommodating. They went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and I greatly appreciated that :o) The entire resort is filled with very friendly and helpful staff :o) One of my favorite things about the resort was the stingray feedings at 2 pm :o) We missed most days because of excursions but on the days we were only gone in the morning we were able to participate and it was SO neat!!! :o) I really was surprised by how friendly these creatures are and to have over a dozen of them at your feet swimming around you is just a very cool experience :o) We had a snorkeling excursion with similar interactions with them and I just couldn't get enough! :o) I would also highly suggest the meal plans, we had the half board plan with our package which included the buffet breakfast, which is great, and dinner every day. The food was definitely solid, and very well presented at every meal :o) Although I missed my salsa and peppers, they did whatever they could to accommodate my tastes as I'm sure they do for all their guests :o) It was nice to have the meal plan as the food is definitely pricey, as it is all over Bora Bora, and not having to worry about spending all that extra money each day made it a much nicer experience :o) I would highly recommend this resort if you are coming to Bora Bora - 5 stars all around!!! :o)
"Most amazing over water bungalows and views"
We stayed here for five days and nights at the end of our honeymoon. This was the resort we decided to stay at that we chose for their overwater bungalows. All the other Resorts and Islands we stayed on the beach. But this was our splurge. It was well worth it! When you walk in the overwater Bungalow it will take your breath away. We had an incredible view of the ocean in Bora Bora. I wish we could have stayed forever. The view from the bed was incredible. We had our own dock and chairs, a table in the floor that was glass that we can see the fish through. Tips: The Spa was incredible! A must of all the spas. You can watch the fish through glass in the floor during your massage on your back. It was actually are cheapest spa visit because the day after we arrived they placed a 50% off coupon for a second service on our door. The second day after we arrived there was a coupon for a buy one get one free so we had to try it. It was $260 for 90 minutes for us as a couple. That is an incredible deal when you see all the prices at all the other spots of the hotels. Get your breakfast and dinner included and your package. The prices are high as they are everywhere. Dinner includes three courses. We were not very impressed with the food in French Polynesian so it would be unfair to say the food was average. We ate so much at breakfast that we did not need lunch. And the Polynesian shows are a must-see. Call and reserve a table around 7:30 near the stage. Every day at 2 p.m., stingrays are fed at the hotel Beach. The boat shuttles to the main island are free before around 2 p.m. It's so worth it to go to the main island. And visit the shops. At every hotel we went to we would stop at a store on the way in and buy our Cokes and snacks to save money. Cokes are a dollar fifty at the gas station but about $5 on the hotel grounds.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM