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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

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Sunset over Mount Otemanu


 
 
 
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Sunset over Mount Otemanu - InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Copyright Michael Cottam.

The Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is the first hotel in the world to use seawater air conditioning (SWAC), for all of its cooling requirements. Marlon Brando dreamed of a better energy future for French Polynesia, and imagined many innovative ideas for Tetiaroa, his private island.



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Resort Overview


 
 
 
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This elegant and contemporary resort is situated between "the two hearts" of Motu Piti islet. In an idyllic setting the resort creates a magical spa experience, combining the soothing powers of the islands and the European therapeutic regimen of deep seawater's curative benefits, in the Deep Ocean Spa.

The 80 overwater villas are equipped with a separate living room with a glass-bottom coffee table for viewing the sea life; a separate bedroom with walk-in dressing room; a large bathroom opening onto the lagoon; a large terrace equipped with sun beds and dining table. All feature an internet connection, 2 flat-screen televisions with CD andDVD players and all the amenities and comfort of a five star property.

The resort also offers a private 1000 feet white sand beach, a freshwater infinity pool, two restaurants and bars, conference facilities, tennis courts, helicopter pad and a wedding chapel.

Travel Agent Reviews




Review date:   May 19, 2013 2:38PM
 
Review:   Recommended for: Couples

Pros: Very clean, chic styling. Large overwater bungalows, with very luxurious interiors--wonderful beds, beautiful bathrooms and decks. Very cool, avant-garde style to the restaurant and other facilities. Unbelievable views of Mount Otemanu. The spa is a modern eco-triumph, centered around a special deep water cooling system that pipes cold water up from about 2 miles out, using that to run the air conditioning for the entire resort, and also incorporating that water into much of the very modern and impressive spa facilities. Kudos to InterContinental for this amazing alternative to using traditional power to A/C all of the resort!

Cons: Not so much to see snorkeling from your overwater bungalow. Eagle rays and sting rays in the lagoon though, which was cool...saw them nearly every time we walked from the bungalows to the shore.

 
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Michael Cottam, Bright Yonder   Michael Cottam
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Review date:   May 22, 2018 6:08AM
 
Review:   If anyone is looking for great deals on hotels go to HotelRaven. com Booked a room on there and they had the best rates around... The most amazing place I've ever been to by far. This resort is absolutely stunning, the staff is unbelievably accommodating and will make sure you have everything you need. As with everything in Bora Bora this place isn't cheap but from my research which was later confirmed by my stay here and exploring Bora Bora, this resort is the best bang for your buck. The location is ideal with a beautiful view of the peak on the main island. The food is fresh and there's enough restaurants so that you can eat something different every day.
 
Author:   Katherine Garcia
 
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Review date:   January 9, 2018 12:43AM
 
Review:   The most amazing place I've ever been to by far. This resort is absolutely stunning, the staff is unbelievably accommodating and will make sure you have everything you need. As with everything in Bora Bora this place isn't cheap but from my research which was later confirmed by my stay here and exploring Bora Bora, this resort is the best bang for your buck. The location is ideal with a beautiful view of the peak on the main island. The food is fresh and there's enough restaurants so that you can eat something different every day.
 
Author:   Abe M
 
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Review date:   January 12, 2018 11:07AM
 
Review:   If anyone is looking for great deals on hotels go to HotelRaven. com Booked a room on there and they had the best rates around... The most amazing place I've ever been to by far. This resort is absolutely stunning, the staff is unbelievably accommodating and will make sure you have everything you need. As with everything in Bora Bora this place isn't cheap but from my research which was later confirmed by my stay here and exploring Bora Bora, this resort is the best bang for your buck. The location is ideal with a beautiful view of the peak on the main island. The food is fresh and there's enough restaurants so that you can eat something different every day.
 
Author:   Dustin Harding
 
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Review date:   April 23, 2018 12:43AM
 
Review:   I would really give 4.5 stars if I could. Only because the maid service in our bungalow was lacking. Everything else was awesome. Food and drinks are expensive and the service at the pool is not so great. It's Bora Bora. I don't know how you could not give this place 5 stars.
 
Author:   Ashwithane
 
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Review date:   April 20, 2018 7:30PM
 
Review:   We had quite a few issues with our first watet bungelow, but the staff was super nice and moved us to another one. They made sure we were taken care of. The spa was amazing and we felt super relaxed afterwards.
 
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