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InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa

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Aerial view - InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Copyright InterContinental Hotels & Resorts French Polynesia.

Completely refurbished in 2010, it has a total of 143 units including overwater bungalows, beachfront bungalows, garden bungalows (all with private swimming pool) and lanai rooms in an elegant building facing the lagoon and swimming pool. All rooms and bungalows are air-conditioned, beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable.



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Overview



This unique resort offers numerous activities including a chance to swim in the lagoon amid a group of friendly dolphins.

Completely refurbished in 2010, it has a total of 143 units including overwater bungalows, beachfront bungalows, garden bungalows (all with private swimming pool) and lanai rooms in an elegant building facing the lagoon and swimming pool. All rooms and bungalows are air-conditioned, beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable.

There is a choice of restaurants and the 'Motu Iti' bar is the perfect place to unwind over a tropical drink, after an exciting day. A multitude of activities include parasailing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing etc, but the highlight of your stay will be the Dolphin Encounter.

Travel Agent Reviews




Review date:   May 19, 2013 2:40PM
 
Review:   Recommended for: Families, couples

Pros: Very cool layout, with the bungalows scattered across a number of little islands. Dolphin experience is here, in the middle of the resort--pretty amazing. Also be sure to check out the turtles. Fantastic Polynesian buffet several nights a week. The range of choices is incredible, and the quality and flavors are top-notch. We were there with 2 10 year old kids and an 8 year old, and they all found tons of things they loved. The Top Dive dive operation on Moorea is based at this resort, which is super convenient if you're a diver. Totally reasonable dive rates too, less than you'd pay in Hawaii. There's a spot in the lagoon maybe 1000 yards from the resort where sting rays and blacktip reef sharks hang out. Tour boats and jet ski groups come there each day to swim with the sharks and rays. Totally safe for kids, but very exciting...you'll see 20 sharks and 4-5 rays around you at the same time.

Cons: Somehow doesn't look as Polynesian to me as some of the other resorts, I think mostly just due to the color of the bungalows. But this is pretty minor! The interiors of the bungalows are really nice, AC works really well, and there's lots of space around the bungalows so you have some privacy and quiet.

 
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Michael Cottam, Bright Yonder   Michael Cottam
Bright Yonder
Bend, OR US

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