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"Lives up to the hype of the older better known resorts!"
I have always wanted to go to the St Regis on Bora Bora. When I started planning our trip that was my first choice but I did some digging around just to be sure. I stumbled across the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and was intrigued. Their overwater bungalows are huge, modern, beautiful, and have amazing views. We decided to go there instead of St Regis and man we were not disappointed. It was an amazing stay with wonderful folks. The one thing they could improve are their day rooms. Whether you get one when you come in because your room isnt ready, or you get one on your last day they leave MUCH to be desired. They are so small making them nice would be a small investment that would go a long way to creating a better first or last impression. Other than that everything was better than I had hoped for.
"Honeymoon of a lifetime"
My Wife and I arrived here for our honeymoon, we arrived too early for check in and they supplied us with a day room to hang out in. They also offered us a breakfast package for the week @ half off which i recommend doing. The food is pretty expensive here but it is Bora Bora but that is to be expected, the food I had was mediocre except for one night I had a Sands Burger with slow cooked beef in place of a beef patty. Everyone here is very friendly, the boat schedule is confusing but to get to the mainland it is free until 2:15pm to leave and it is free to return anytime before 10pm. If you don't make the 2:15pm shuttle it is very expensive to leave for dinner. They offer free kayak, paddle boards, and snorkel gear to use during the stay. Room was taken care of everyday pretty fast when we were gone. Recommend hitting duty free before coming here to save some money while hanging out at your room. We were a little disappointed with the price of the food since it was mediocre and small portions. Will definitely come back someday for an anniversary though.
"Second visit after 3 years. Pros and cons "
Came here for my birthday three years ago and recently returned for a honeymoon. It is everything you hope a stay in an overwater bungalow would be. Better than any photos to just experience it in person. With that being said, some thoughts: The original bungalows without the pools need some updating. The hardware in the showers need to be fixed and the tiles need a cleaning or new grout. The wood floors are quite scratched up. Minor details but when you are paying so much for a room overwater, you'd expect it to be almost perfect. Peeve: the carts they drive around the walkways. If you're a couple you have to step aside or walk single file so they can get by. They do greet you every time they pass, but it's annoying that you can't walk to and from your bungalow without these carts interrupting. The facilities are nice and plenty of other amenities that make up for the aforementioned downsides. They have a nice lounge pool and a cabana that allows you to take paddles for kayaking, outrigger canoeing, and stand up paddle boarding. No cost. You can also get free snorkel gear to hang out in the lagoon or swim around the property. There is always a restaurant open so you will never go hungry! The food is good and they make an effort to rotate the menu or have themed dinner nights (with some traditional dance performances). The BBQ is great. Not American BBQ but think of a pig roast (they start roasting in the afternoon) and lots of different meats. Breakfast is a buffet and you'll find something even if you're a picky eater. The boats from this resort to their sister resort run during the day and are complementary. After 5 they cost $25 each person for a round trip... something to note if you want to spend your evening on the main island. Overall great place to stay. Just wish they'd update the rooms a little to keep that luxury first class feeling. You won't regret staying here and the views each morning never get old. They are also opening four new bungalows with multiple stories and multiple bedrooms for families or groups starting Dec 2017! FYI ----Beyond usual packing list items to pack: snacks (it's pricey for snacks and sometimes the options are limited), an inflatable raft (or trendy shaped floatie), sunscreen, and mosquito repellant (they do treat the resort for mosquitoes but you'll still get a few bites).
"Leaving aside that it is very expensive (as you could expect), it's paradise"
My wife and I stayed in the Interncontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa during three days of our honeymoon. We had already stayed five nights in the Intercontinental Moorea with a so so experience considering it was supposed to be a 5 star hotel so we were a bit skeptical of the quality before arriving, especially considering value for money. However, since we arrived at Bora Bora's airport we realized that the Intercontinental Bora Bora was a real 5 star hotel with a premium experience. Since day one we perceived that staff was there to help you and the hotel was all that you would expect. It's a real paradise. I have travelled quite a lot and been to great places but I have never seen a paradise like that. It's really expensive but it's the kind of experience you need to have at least once in a lifetime so I rate it as five stars. It was a great stay an a memorable experience.
"3 night visit with kids"
We couldn't get rid of our kids for the week so we ended up bringing them to our 10 year anniversary trip to FP. We stayed 3 amazing nights at the IC Thalasso. First off, don't be scared - there were probably less than a dozen kids there total (in a fairly large resort) so it wasn't like it was overrun with children. But if you do have older kids, what an amazing experience! The overwater bungalows are surprisingly well designed for a family of four. The couch converts to a twin bed, and there is an additional trundle twin that pulls out. My kids (5 and 8) enjoyed having their beds set up around the clear table to see fish at night. Everything goes back into "living room" formation during the day. The bedroom part is on the other side of the bungulow, separated by the entryway and desk area so there is a good amount of privacy. The lanai is large and the all of us loved hanging out on the upper shaded part, or sunbathing on the lower portion. The food was nice restaurant quality - if you were there for a week you'd probably be tired of it, but with 3 different restaurants it wasn't an issue for us. The pool area isn't the huge waterpark type deal that you see in Hawaii, but given its not really a family resort, this makes sense. We never had trouble getting lounge chairs and the view was amazing. I see a lot of people complain about the nickel and diming - we booked through a travel agency and our breakfasts and 3 course dinners were included each day, which certainly makes the resort prices more palatable. I would definitely recommend going that route. Paddle boarding and kayaking were free, but the prices of what we did buy were pretty egregious - we bought 2 inflatables - I'm pretty sure for 5-10X a normal price. Kids or not, you will want those to float in so I would bring a couple of those along!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM