InterContinental Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora

Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia
(5 star hotel)
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Intercontinental Thalasso Resort & Spa

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 9, 2009

I would highly recommend the Interncontinental Thalasso Resort & Spa if you enjoy luxury amenities. The hotel is very contemporary, modern and offers everything you should expect and more. The hotel is only 3 years old and has several things to do that are free: kayaking, snorkeling in the hotel reef, ping pong, sting ray feeding, etc. The hotel also offers a wonderful spa (the spa tables sit over a cut out in the floor that reveals the water and fish below). The hotel is a bit on the pricey side, but the bungalows are much bigger than most other resorts on the island. The unique Y-shaped bunagalow formations allow people to stay farther out into the bungalow, giving rooms more privacy. There are also nice little touches like staff members of the hotel pass out fresh fruit in the afternoon, show you how to open a coconut and one member gave us a free tour of the reef on a canoe. Upon arriving, we recieved pineapple/orange juice and were greeted by a smiling staff. Everyone is very accomodating. The American buffet breakfast is excellent. Omelets are offered, cereals, breads, meats, cheeses, fish, yogurts, etc. Typically you can find a package with this included, otherwise expect to pay about $125 for two people for breakfast. One thing I was a bit disappointed in was the polynesian show they have on Fridays and Tuesdays. I felt like it was similar to every other "luau" type show I have been to in Hawaii, etc. and felt that it was overpriced. The hotel offers a World Buffet during the show and for two people it was $300. I am not a raw fish eater and much of the buffet featured raw fish, but I still didn't think it was worth the price.

Unique Quality: Infinity pool, beach, EXCELLENT view of Mt. Otenamu. Convenient location to boat port that takes you to dinner on the main island.

The hotel spa though pricey, was above average. I wouldn't say it was the best massage I've ever had; you pay for the atmosphere. You have access to all the spa amenities the day of your spa treatment. You can leave and come back throughout the day, which is nice. I loved the private jacuzzis that were tucked away in separate alcoves outside, some facing toward the mountain revealing a breathtaking view. The spa offered a tea room, plunge pool, sauna, etc. We paid $250 pp for a 50-minute massage, which is a lot, but I think the atmosphere made it worth it. Granted, we splurged a bit more on our honeymoon and we kept in mind we probably won't make it back anytime soon.

Directions: (not on main Bora Bora island, but rather on surrounding motu reef)

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Bora Bora's Finest

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 5, 2009

We visited Bora Bora for our Honeymoon / First Year Anniversary trip in the 2nd week of December of 2008. The weather was excellent at that time! Yeah we went there knowing it's their rainy season. But the rain came sporadically. It is still the South Pacific! Sunshine is always there! I would go back there again around December in a heart beat! Although La Villa Mahana and Bloody Mary's are usually closed in December.

We got an upgrade to the Sapphire over water bungalow. By far, the over water bungalow that we stayed in is THE BEST room we've had ever! The view from the bedroom is amazing! Waking up every day to the lagoon and Mount Otemanu in the background is very refreshing. The bathroom has state of the art rain shower head. Bath tub with a gorgeous view is also there for the enjoyment of the patrons. Did I mention it has a HUGE closet for a hotel? There are 2 flat screen TVs, 1 in the bedroom and 1 in the living room. The living room boasts a glass coffee table. You can actually open the top side of the table to feed the fishes below. This resort room has all the amenities that you ever need! The living room opens up to the outside deck. The top level has a table where you can order room service and eat outside, enjoying the view and the weather. Room service charges 1000 XPF extra for "delivery" service. The bottom level has stairs right into the lagoon! Our bungalow was toward the end of the pontoon, we got to hear activities at night. We heard there was a shark feeding near our bungalow on one of the nights.

You can literally spend your time in Bora Bora within the vicinity of the Resort and have everything that you need! You can borrow snorkeling gears near the infinity pool with a gorgeous view. There are 2 spots for great snorkeling on the resort. One spot is near the chapel and the other spot is right outside of the front desk, on the cove near the spa. The fishes gather around in these 2 spots. Everywhere else snorkeling is practically none on the other parts of the resort.

The Thalasso Spa is a must visit if you stay in this resort. There are many cool therapeutic pools such as The Deep Chilled Walk, The Icy Cold Dip, The Tropical Rain Shower, and many more for guests to enjoy. Definitely a must visit!

This resort is a perfect place for honeymooners especially if you're looking to be pampered and relax. Worth every penny.

Unique Quality: Facilities, amenities, services, views are all top notch! The concierge is definitely very helpful. They'll give you recommendations on restaurants and activities. They'll also arrange for transportations which is mostly free to go anywhere on the main island, restaurants or shops.

Directions: East side of the lagoon on a motu

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Best resort ever - a must !

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 1, 2007

This is truly the best hotel I've ever stayed. It was very relaxing and pleasant. The staff are nice and thought of everything. Our saphire bungalow was 300 square feet.

Unique Quality: Overwater bungalow with great views, spacious new contemporary rooms.

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Address: Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia

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Amenities at InterContinental Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge

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