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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Over the centuries, the South Pacific has lured explorers and artists with its exotic landscapes and quiet, inviting hospitality. At InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, you'll discover the magic for yourselves. This secluded, environmentally savvy hideaway resides on Motu Pitu Aau, off the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora. Overwater villas--with glass bottom coffee tables--combine Polynesian and contemporary styles, while Le Reef Restaurant boasts gourmet dining in a relaxing island setting.

Relaxation comes in a variety of forms, from drifting in the freshwater infinity pool on the beach to treatments in the Southern Hemisphere's first Thalasso Spa. Spend an afternoon in a kayak or outrigger canoe, and then hit Le Sand's Bar & Restaurant on the white sand beach for an early evening cocktail. Excellent diving reveals coral, sharks, rays and about 1,000 species of tropical fish, and singular activities include frond weaving and stargazing sessions.

Location of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Motu Piti Aau
98730
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Nearest Airport: BOB

Amenities for InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

  • General Information
  • 83 Suites
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Beach Wait Service
  • Picnics
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Live Entertainment
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Valet Parking
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gardens
  • Beach Beds
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Car Rental
  • Lounge
  • Swimming Lagoon
  • Steam Room
  • Boat Shuttle Service
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Mineral Baths
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • CD Players
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Televisions
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Work Desks
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Educational Programs
  • Excursions
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Stargazing
  • Canoeing
  • Nature Walks
  • ATV Tours
  • Boat Excursions
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Four-Wheel Drive Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Sightseeing
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Business Center
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Beach
  • Beaches
  • National Park
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Hotels

Reviews for InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I boo Your review ked this honeymoon through Pacific for Less. We flew from LA to Pappete by Tahiti Niu. The plane is old, but the service and the flight were great, they give you all the Prosecco you want but the breakfast was horrible. When we arrived we were greeted by a VIP liaison with leis and smiles We didn't wait on any lines and were whisked through the airport!. We wait one hour for our 45 minute flight to bora bora. When we arrived to Bora Bora and we were greeted again by a VIP liaison with leis and smiles that took us to a private boat that took us to the Resort. The Resort welcomed us with a native warrior then we given a tour of the resort and after that the check in. The room wasn't ready but they give you a Day Room to changes clothes and keep your luggage secure. From first moment to the last one the service was impeccable. We had the breakfast and dinner included which is the best you can do based on value. We brought champagne a liquor to have in our bungalow with some snacks. the best view are in the diamond bungalow because the sapphire and Emerald only have beach view, too close to the beach and not so much privacy. A beer is $10.00, the cocktails $18.00 and sandwich $29.00. The breakfast was great but dinners left much to be desire. The spa is great, we had a couple massage. The bed was incredible. Our only complain is that the hotel doesn't have night life at all. No DJ, no bar with music, nothing!! even though you go for honeymoon everybody wants to have fun!! On the way home Pacific for Less gave us VIP treatment again. This place is exactly as you see in the pictures and videos

sandra c - Miami, Florida


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From November 20-26 – my husband and I stayed at the Intercontinental & Thalasso Spa in Bora Bora. It was our honeymoon venue and on my husband’s bucketlist. We did a lot of research – comparing the Four Seasons and the Intercontinental – both in amenities and price before making our decision. We were most excited about the overwater bungalows with the glass bottom coffee table that we saw in the photos on the Intercontinental’s website, which ultimately sealed the deal. I emailed the concierge multiple times prior to our stay – to ask about activities, menus for romantic beach dinners, and whatever else I could dream up. Haydee Romero responded back promptly every time and successfully answered all of my questions. She even booked our daily events, which consisted of a private lagoon tour with 250 professional photographs (including underwater shots), breakfast in our villa brought to us by canoe with a ukulele serenade, honeymoon couple’s massage at the Thalasso Spa, and a romantic beach dinner. We saved the first and last days as “open” days so that we didn’t feel rushed. We also took advantage of the free activities – primarily the use of the stand up paddle boards. Haydee was just as lovely in person as she was in email. Getting to Bora Bora from the Midwest is a two-day affair, but when we arrived in Tahiti, it was easy to find our transfers and we received beautiful flower lays. We received the same when we landed at the Bora Bora airport. Our transfer, by boat, to Bora Bora was easy and we were greeted by the sounds of a conk shell and then transported, by golf cart, to the reception area. There, we received small glasses of homemade vanilla tea and we were walked through the check-in process. Our luggage and our exhausted bodies were taken to our overwater villa (106) and we were given a tour of our little bungalow. I have to say – we were blown away. The bungalow was clean, comfortable, adorable, and had everything we could want, including the see through coffee table that we were so excited about. We’d had concerns about some renovations that were going on (the noise) and about privacy (with bungalow proximity and/or the possibility of children on-site) – but we never heard the construction work even though it was going on around us and since it was the “low season” there were hardly any people around. Our neighbors did have four kids with them and we sometimes heard that, but it was during the day when we weren’t around or didn’t care, and they were kind enough to take some photos for us too. The bungalows have air conditioning and glorious ceiling fans that are loud, not annoyingly loud, but loud enough to take the place of the fans we usually have running in our bedroom at home to act as nighttime white noise. The first event – the lagoon cruise, was awesome and we’d highly recommend it. Vincent was our guide and since the weather was a little temperamental, he suggested we shorten our 4-hr tour to a 2-hr tour and I don’t think we missed out. We were able to get a tour of half the island, he is also a photographer and he took photos of us on the boat with amazing post-card like backdrops of the scenery, and also photos in the water and underwater when we went snorkeling. He baited the fish so our photos have amazing fish in the images. We also got to see another group feeding black-tipped reef sharks and several sharks followed our boat until they realized we weren’t going to feed them. Vincent was knowledgeable about many subjects pertaining to Bora Bora and was easy to work with. The second event – the canoe breakfast, was also a lot of fun. We arranged it for 8:30 in the morning. We heard them coming by the ukulele they were playing and while we got to sit in the canoe and be serenaded, another staff person set up our beautiful breakfast. We picked the menu upon check in. It was just a fun experience. Third – the spa. I love a massage. I get them regularly. This package included a 20-minute bath tub soak together, a 50-minute couple’s massage, a facial massage, and ended with reflexology. My husband is not a spa-goer but he doesn’t mind humoring me. I have to say, this was a bit of a disappointment. We didn’t get much introduction to spa etiquette at this location, so there were a number of times where we weren’t sure what to do – clothes on, clothes off? The bath wasn’t really our thing. We got some champagne even though I’d asked for tea. We were then taken to another room and told to shower before our massage. There were just a lot of steps and neither of us really enjoyed any of them except the 50-minute massage which was awesome. The reflexology was downright painful. I’d had reflexology before, but that was basically a focused foot rub. Here, they actually use reflexology tools to get after your pressure points - not the best ending after the body massage. This package cost a lot of money and if I had it to do over again, I’d just book a couples’ massage – nothing more. The spa facilities are rather extensive, if you like hydromassage, Jacuzzis, etc., so you can surely find what you’re looking for. And finally, our romantic beach dinner. Since the weather was sketchy, the concierge made sure to call us about an hour before to make an executive decision about the location of our dinner. We opted to do it on the patio of the reception area since it was raining, and this was just fine. It was still private – just us, and almost better because we weren’t in the sand. We picked our dinner before even traveling to Bora Bora because, when I saw the menu options, I realized we just weren’t caviar, snails, or foie gras kind of people. We were able to swap everything out for four courses that suited us better. Regarding food – there are three restaurants – Sands, The Reef, and the Corail. We never ate at the Corail because it’s only open for dinner and it’s really fancy and had a menu that didn’t appeal to us. We ate at the Sands every day because it’s open for lunch and dinner and has a relatively extensive menu and is really casual. We ate at the Reef one night when the Sands was having a BBQ dinner that didn’t appeal to us. We really enjoyed their food but we wouldn’t have been able to eat there every night and find something that suited both of us. It was a nice change, though. Two other great things – the fitness center and the day rooms. The fitness center. My husband is a competitive powerlifter and I’m a competitive physique/bodybuilder. Fitness matters to us. We may very well have been the only two people to regularly use the fitness center but we loved it. The equipment is LifeFitness and versatile. While the room is small there are enough machines and equipment, in great working order, that allows you to get a good workout in. There’s a lat pull/seated row machine, a small cable crossover with enough attachments to do a variety of exercises, an ab machine, pec deck/rear delt machine, a standard bench, bar bells with weights (no dumbbells), a leg extension/leg curl, and a really cool three-way machine that transformed from a chest press, to incline press, to shoulder press. There were also two treadmills, an elliptical, a recumbent bike, and an upright bike. There were exercise mats, two toilets, and a water cooler. Water – by the way – is key. We saved all our plastic water bottles, took them to the gym in our backpack, and refilled them every day. Otherwise, you’re given two small bottles of water daily when the staff cleans the room and you have to buy anything else you want, or take a free shuttle to the main island, buy water, and bring it back with you. Lastly, our check out was at 11:00 and our flight left at 5:00 p.m. We asked for a late check out and were allowed to stay in our bungalow until 2:00 p.m., and we were then transferred to a “day room” which is a small private room where you can hang out. You get a room key just like you would for your bungalow. The day room has a bathroom/shower and a seating area. It’s air conditioned but no wifi (there’s wifi everywhere else). It was just great not to be homeless for all those hours and to have a “home base” where we could shower and use the bathroom before the long journey home. I would highly suggest the Intercontinental. It was beautiful, comfortable, and clean. The staff was wonderful and customer service is something at which they excel. The activities were appropriate and we felt we did just the right amount for our stay. The grounds also have a Secret Garden of Love where you can put a love lock on one of three symbolic trees (we chose to do this). There are some really cool areas where you can see fish and eels and we regularly saw sting rays near our bungalow (plus they have a daily sting-ray feeding at 2:00 p.m.). There is a pool (we’re not pool people) that appeared to be popular as well. It was easy to check out paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkel equipment and we saw people utilizing these frequently. Nothing in Bora Bora is cheap, so plan to spend a fair bit of money – if not on accommodations and flights, then on food and incidentals. Every meal is pricey even if it’s a burger and fries. There’s really no getting around that. Just go, marvel at the beauty, relax and enjoy!

Danepup - Iowa


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of staying at the intercontinental in early November. The landscape of Bora Bora itself it just out of this world. I couldn't get over the colour of the water and Mount Otemanu was simply majestic. I was travelling with my partner, mother and our young son. The hotel is mostly made up of couples/honeymooners but the staff went out of there way to ensure our son was looked after (gifts, fruit platters, cot, high chair etc). We chose the legal ceremony and got married at the town hall. Sophie and her team in concierge were so helpful and made our day very special. All the staff were friendly and helpful and house keeping were outstanding. Leaving special touches everyday. The rooms are huge and well appointed. Wifi worked extremely well. We only had one average meal which was a buffet and the rest was fine. The highlight was a four course meal served on the deck in our room. Every course was amazing. In my opinion the intercontinental has the best view of Mount Otemanu. The grounds are beautiful and well kept and if you don't feel like walking from your room to the amenities (especially if you are at the end of the pier), they will come and pick you up in a golf cart. I would defiantly stay at this hotel again.

JQ82 - Sydney, Australia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the conch shell welcome to the wave good-bye, our stay was something out of a dream. After collecting our luggage at the airport, we handed it over to the boat master and sat back and enjoyed the short ride across the lagoon to the resort. A conch shell announced our arrival at the dock where we were met by the reception staff who took us via golf carts to the registration area. Each party checking in were directed to a separate table overlooking the lagoon & Mt. Otemanu and offered a refreshing drink & cool towel. Check-in was easy, then a quick tour of the resort by golf cart. After lunch at The Sands restaurant, our villa was ready. Off to the villa by golf cart where our luggage was waiting for us. We stayed in villa 235, in the sapphire category, with a view of the lagoon, other villas and the main island of Bora Bora. I don’t think there is a “bad” view from any location, it’s all a matter of price & preference. The villa itself was larger than I anticipated, with a living room, bedroom, bathroom (double sinks, soaker tub & large shower), a walk-in closet & separate toilet area. I thought the placement of the toilet off the closet made it awkward to get to the sinks to wash. There are many activities to do: snorkeling equipment (not a great amount of fish to see near the resort, booking a tour would be best), kayaks & paddle-boards are free to use. Departing Guests leave their floats in the pool area when leaving for incoming guests to use. Hopefully something will be available if you did not bring one of your own. For a fee there are jet skis, hiking tours, parasailing, windsurfing, diving & Jeep tours of the island. We did none of those. We spent most of our time swimming/floating in the lagoon from our villa’s dock or reading on the deck. The water was so lovely, warm yet refreshing. You could just feel any tensions melting away. Be generous with the sunscreen! The temperature during our stay was perfect, not too hot, but definitely getting warmer with higher humidity towards the end (Nov. 16-21). A few brief showers during the days. We did indulge in a couples massage at the spa which was worth every CPF. I personally could have done that every day! Breakfast is served buffet style in The Reef restaurant. Heitiare greeted us by name everyday which made us feel like old friends. There was a good selection of eggs, meat, cheese, cereals & fruit. Lunch & dinner are served in the Reef or Sands. Again, a good menu variety. I believe The Corail restaurant was also open a few nights, though we did not try it. All the staff was attentive & welcoming. The golf cart drivers do have a tendency to go a bit fast on the the narrow paths so be aware. Too soon it was our last day. Our luggage was collected from the villa & we spent the day at the pool before our flight. Our package included use of the day room which was available an hour before our scheduled boat transfer to the airport. Our luggage was placed in the Day room where we could shower & change into our travel clothes. Our luggage was placed on the boat transfer and the concierge personally wished us safe travels & a swift return to Bora Bora. A dream come true.

San Diego is best - San Diego, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! This was my first impression arriving on the dock at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This was our third and final stop in FP and it truly fit the expression "saving the best for last!" (Our stops included Tahiti, Moorea and then Bora Bora). The resort was beautiful - incredibly well maintained and designed! There was always space by the infinity pool or on the pristine beach but we spent most our time in the lagoon of our OWB. The bungalow was amazing! Very spacious with a view of Mt. Otemanu from our bedroom. (the only odd thing is that we had twin beds rather than a King). The most memorable part of the resort was the incredible colour of the water which was truly stunning! We also had a wonderful romantic dinner on the beach, complete with tiki torches lining the sand to our table and tropical flowers covering the table. The food and service for our dinner was outstanding (thank you Teu!). Overall, this resort was well-worth the price and in my extensive travels (this was my 80th country) it will standout in my memory!! Thank you to all the wonderful staff that made our honeymoon so special!

ChristinaLM07 - Vancouver Island, Canada


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