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InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora is an elegant, luxury hotel where you will find the world's first deep sea water thalassotherapy and balneotherapy center and spa. It is impossible to leave here without feeling truly pampered.

At a Glance

  • Horse-shoe shaped designed offers very private Over the Water Villas

  • Well designed bungalow with view of the blue lagoon from bed

  • Elegant and contemporary resort with Polynesian twist

  • Great environmental credentials

  • Friendly and attentive service

  • Signature Deep Ocean Spa with incredible thalasso treatments

  • Beautiful chapel with glass floor over the ocean

Beach, Honeymoon, Spa & health, Diving

Insider's View

Have your breakfast delivered to your private over-water deck by an outrigger canoe - such a treat!

Juliet Morris

Insider's View

Book Le Corail for your first night at Thalasso, with a 3 or 7 course taster menu with wine pairing and views of the lagoon, it will start off your stay in style.

Maudie Tomlinson

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora

Description

The InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa is situated on Piti Aau, a small pristine coral atoll right on the barrier reef facing Mount Otemanu. The design and decor of the resort modern and yet sympathetic to the surrounds, the overwater bungalows are simply stunning and the resort's extensive spa is ground breaking in this part of the world.

Accommodation is largely in spacious villas located over the water, with Polynesian inspired interiors that are elegant and contemporary using fabrics to enhance the colors of the lagoon. All villas have a lovely private sundeck and outdoor shower. Three Family Suites are located on the beach in the shade of a coconut grove and are perfect for larger parties and those not wanting to be directly over the water.

You can enjoy gastronomic cuisine at Le Corail Restaurant known for its extensive wine cellar and Reef Restaurant and Terrace, or have a light snack at the Sands Bar and Restaurant located on the resort’s private white sand beach. Bubbles Bar and Terrace is a cozy spot to take in the spectacular views of the lagoon and Mount Otemanu while you relax with an tropical cocktail.

Activities at the hotel include a wide range of non-d water sports, beach volley ball and trips out to the lagoon to scuba dive, feed sharks and rays or to watch the sunset.

Known for its outstanding Thalasso Spa, guests at the hotel are in for some serious pampering. This is the first luxury hotel offering thalasso and balneo treatments using the deep sea water. The spa is impressive and there are a wide range of treatments and also programs that guests can join, making this a true destination spa in its own right for those wanting a fully customized regime. However, guests need only book a 25 minute massage in order to use spa facilities for the day that includes an extensive array of cold plunges, pools, Jacuzzis and relaxation areas to leave you truly rejuvenated.

Please note that the Intercontinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora will be undergoing a major renovation program from 01 September 2016 to late June 2017. During this time there will be some construction noise and the work will be visible. The hotel will try and minimize any impact to guests, however, this is important to consider when choosing to stay at the hotel. Please ask your consultant for up to date information should you be considering a stay at the resort during this time.

Accommodation

The 80 over-water bungalows are all identical but with varying views over the beach and the lagoon. They all feature a glass bottomed coffee table for viewing the abundant sea life in the lagoon, internet connection and two flat screen TVs with CD and DVD players. They are all airy and spacious and are decorated in an elegant, contemporary style with a separate sitting room area which leads to a private terrace with loungers and a small gazebo for outside dining. Both the bedroom and bathroom have floor to ceiling windows for taking in the lagoon's spectacular views. The 19 Emerald Over-water Villas have wonderful views of the beach and the motu, 22 Sapphire Over-water Villas look out onto the lagoon, 39 Diamond Over-water Villas, with six facing Mount Otemanu and eight are 'end of pontoon' villas. Three two-bedroom Motu Family Suites, nestled in a coconut grove by the beach are simply perfect for families.

Emerald Overwater Junior Suite

The Emerald Villas are located close to the resort buildings, they have a roomy area of 100 sq meter, including the split-level terrace and the sundeck from which you step into the warm lagoon.

Some units are equipped for disabled guests.

Maximum Occupancy: 4A or 3A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 2 sofa beds

More Info: Inside villa 65m² + Terrace 30 m² - Water depth is 1m to 1,20m

Diamond Overwater Junior Suite

The Diamond Villas are located in absolute peace, in the furthest out from the resort in the turquoise waters of the lagoon. They have a roomy area of 100 sq meter, including the split-level terrace and the sundeck from which you step into the warm lagoon.

Maximum Occupancy: 4A or 3A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 2 sofa beds

More Info: Inside villa 65 m² + Terrace: 30m² - Water depth is 1,80m or more

Diamond Otemanu Overwater Junior Suites

The Diamond Otemanu Villas are located in absolute peace, facing the Mount Otemanu. They are spacious and include the split-level terrace and the sundeck from which you step into the warm lagoon.

Maximum Occupancy: 4A or 3A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 2 sofa beds

More Info: Inside villa 65m² + Terrace 30m². Water depth is 1m to 1.20m

Diamond End of Pontoon Overwater Junior Suite

The Diamond End of Pontoon Overwater Villas are located at the end of the connecting teak walkways offering unobstructed views and absolute peace. They are spacious and include the split-level terrace and the sundeck from which you step into the warm lagoon.

Maximum Occupancy: 4A or 3A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 2 sofa beds

More Info: Inside villa 65 m² + Terrace: 30m² - Water depth is 1,80m or more

Motu Family Villa

Surrounded by a coconut grove, the exclusive 3 Motu family suites are isolated from the rest of the hotel. Perfect accommodation type for a family with children, these quiet and peaceful villas benefit from all 5* hotel services. Possibility to add a rollaway bed int he living room.

Maximum Occupancy: 5A

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed + 2 single beds + 1sofa bed

More Info: Inside villa 70m² + Terrace 30m².

Additional facilities: Equipped kitchen, Terrace,

Childcare

Children and their families are more than welcome at InterContinental Resort Bora Bora and will love the activities on offer there, including shark and ray feeding and the submarine tour. Two-bedroom Family Suites are available on the beach but there are no additional child specific facilities other than babysitting.

Facilities

The Reef restaurant is Polynesian in style with a patio over the lagoon from which to enjoy the sumptuous breakfasts and gourmet dinners. Le Corial Restaurant, with just twenty-eight intimate tables is the restaurant to book ahead due to its gastronomic credentials and stellar wine list. Sands is right on the beachfront, great for casual dining.

Bubbles bar is a trendy bar with fun, eclectic furnishing overlooking the beach with cozy comfortable seating and a relaxed vibe in which to enjoy drinks and light snacks. In-room dining is also readily available day and night and a private dinner for two on the beach is a must. There is a lovely infinity pool on the beach with shaded swim up pool bar, tennis courts and a scuba dive center. The deep ocean spa covers nearly an acre plot and is the first of its kind in the Southern hemisphere. It specializes in a range of treatments using the benefits of sea water and marine life. Features include a huge aquatonic seawater pool and hammam as well as a fitness room and over water treatment suites. Try the seaweed wrap or pearl rainwater massage.

Activities

There is plenty to do here which is included in your stay such as use of the hamman, outrigger canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, tennis courts and volleyball and snorkeling equipment. There are also star gazing sessions guests can join. Scuba diving, land and sea excursions and treatments in the deep ocean spa are all available at an extra cost.

Location & Directions

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is located 150 miles north west of Tahiti in the Society Archipelago. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located between the “two hearts” of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef.

When to go

Warm tropical year round temperatures, the Society Islands are a tropical destination so humidity, rain, sunshine and heat are all to be considered. There are two seasons: the Summer which is from November through March and Winter which is from April through October. The average temperature in Summer is about 30°C and in the drier Winter the average temperature is about 28°C. Most rainfall is during the Summer months with high humidity. The best time weather wise with the least risk of storms is in their Winter months. June to August is windy season and can be extremely gusty.

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