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INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA
OUR Resort Report.

Our thoughts on InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora
From high in the air, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa looks, for all the world, like the shape of two fine wine glasses held at the base by the fringing reef islands (motu's) while the stems and bowls seem to float out into the lagoon facing Mt Otemanu on Bora Bora’s main island. At the base, you will find the Resort Reception, the two restaurants, world-class Spa, horizon pool and beautiful beach. The access boardwalks to the Overwater Villas (they are far too grand to be called Bungalows) line all sides of the two wine glass shapes; one on the lagoon to the left and the other on the lagoon to the right of the resort’s central facility.

It takes approximately 20 minutes by transfer boat from Bora Bora Airport to reach the resort and you know you are going to have a great holiday experience from the moment you first step out on to the beach near Reception and look over at romantic Mt Otemanu framed on both sides by the curving shapes of the overwater villas and feel the utter luxury of this place.

You’ll probably never want to leave the Resort while staying here, but if you do want to visit the mainland, one of the very welcome attractions of staying at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is that on day trips to the mainland, you can use the facilities of InterContinental’s Le Moana Resort as your base and you can charge back any services enjoyed at Le Moana to your own Villa account at your “home” resort. The boat shuttle to and from the mainland takes 10/15 minutes and is complimentary for guests for services until 4:00pm (charges apply for services after 4:00pm). Meal plans purchased in advance are transferrable between both resorts.

Along with everything else at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, dining is superb.  Their new fine-dining restaurant “Le Corail” has quickly become recognised as the trendiest gourmet restaurant on Bora Bora and that’s really saying something for the dining standard, service and ambience of the place.

We particularly like the service provided for later departing guests in the form of the day rooms, which are in a separate building handy to the beach.  The day rooms provide guests with a lounge and shower facilities to freshen up prior to leaving the Resort.

The whole Spa experience here must be experienced to be believed – it’s simply magnificent.

Bullet Optional Meal Inclusion Tariffs:
We offer 2 tariff options. 
1. Room and Breakfast
Year-round - a room tariff with Full American Breakfast included each day for 2 guests (4 guests in the new Brando 2 Bedroom Suites) or:
2. Room with Breakfast and Dinner
Year-round - a room tariff including Full Breakfast and Dinner (known as Modified American Plan or MAP) included each day for 2 guests (4 guests in the new Brando 2 Bedroom Suites).
Conditions:
 - Conditions apply as regards room service meals and
   availability of canoe breakfasts.

What InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Say About Themselves:
An Eco-friendly jewel in the South Pacific, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located between the “two hearts” of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the fringing barrier reef. The Deep Ocean Spa is the centrepiece, but the resort offers lots of cultural and recreational activities to fill your days including canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling, stargazing and handicraft demonstrations.

Between the turquoise waters of the lagoon and the deep blue of the ocean, Deep Ocean Spa is situated at the very heart of the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, jewel of the Polynesian hotel business.

With over 4000 m2 of nature, Deep Ocean Spa offers areas for hydrotherapy, beauty care and gentle energy. There are also glass-floored overwater bungalows enabling you to admire the marine life during the sessions you choose, whether you are alone or a couple. We also find relaxation areas with an unobstructed view over the ocean, outdoor jacuzzi, steam baths and showers to awaken the senses, a fitness room, a tea lounge and a boutique. Deep Ocean Spa is a real haven of peace and harmony, with a team of professionals dedicated to your profound well-being.

Aside from its idyllic location, Deep Ocean Spa is the first thalassotherapy centre ever built in the South Pacific, as well as the only establishment in the world using the benefits of water drawn from the Pacific Ocean at depths of over 900 m, to administer care of unrivalled intensity.”

Our Specials
Bullet Breakfast Included in Tariff
● Full American Breakfast for 2 guests per room (4 guests in the new Brando 2 Bedroom Suites). is included in our rates at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa.
Conditions:
 - Excludes Room Service Breakfast and Canoe Breakfast.

Bullet Free Unlimited Internet Access
● Our rates include complimentary unlimited internet access during your stay at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa.

Bullet Honeymoon Bonus:
● Honeymooners qualify for a 15% discounted room rate
Conditions:
 - Honeymoon status to be established at the time of booking.
 - Additional Honeymoon Bonus also applies to Combo Rates
 - Honeymoon Bonus does not apply to Stay/Pay
   Special rates.

Bullet Room Rate Specials:
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa offer a wide range of specials and Our Specialists have full details.  Here is an outline guide of some of the options available:

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Stay/Pay Specials
Bullet Stay 4/Pay 3
● Stay for 4 consecutive nights and only pay for 3 nights.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays during the low season only:
   01 April to 31 May
   01 November to 19 December
   04 January to 31 March.

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Stay 5/Pay 4
● Stay 5 consecutive nights and only pay for 4 nights
Conditions:
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays during the low season only:
   01 April to 31 May
   01 November to 19 December
   04 January to 31 March.
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types
 - May be combined with Island Combo rate

Bullet Island Combo Rates:
Combine a stay at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa with another InterContinental Resort and/or Maitai Hotels in French Polynesia (also includes The Brando Resort on Tetiaroa and Paul Gauguin Cruises) and receive discounts off each property.
Island Combo Rates at InterContinental Moorea include daily American Breakfast for 2 guests. (4 guests in the new Brando 2 Bedroom Suites).
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays year round (normal seasonal
   rate variations apply)
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - Full American Breakfast for 2 guests included
   in nightly tariff (4 guests in the new Brando
   2 Bedroom Suites).
 - Valid in conjunction with Stay/Pay Specials at
   InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and
   Thalasso Spa
 - Valid in conjunction with Early Booking Rates.

Bullet Early Booking Discount:
Book at least 90 days in advance and receive a 20% discount off normal rates.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays year round (normal seasonal
   rate variations apply)
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - Full American Breakfast for 2 guests included.
 - May be combined with Island Combo Rates only.

Your Accommodation Options
All the accommodation here is in exceptionally spacious air-conditioned Overwater Villas and Suites.  Of the 80 Overwater Villas, all are the same size and layout, it is their location along the two overwater piers and their outlook which defines the different grades and tariffs. Ten Overwater Villas now sport individual plunge pools which is something very special and a welcome addition to the overwater villa experience.  Each Overwater Villa is a spacious 65m2 in area and has an additional 30m2 of decks.  The Villas feature a modern lighter Polynesian style and have a separate bedroom, a big bathroom and a separate living area which features a glass coffee table with a viewing panel beneath to the lagoon below.  The deck off the living room is big enough to accommodate 2 sun loungers and a table and 2 chairs.  The lower deck is the perfect place from which to slide (or flop!) into the lagoon.

The new Brando Suites are located at the very end of each arm of the 2 overwater piers - each Suite offers spectacular views of Mt Otemanu and up and down the lagoon.

All guests in any villa or suite can call the electric golf carts that constantly whisper around the Resort – after enjoying some late dining and entertainment, guests in Overwater Villas/Suites may well want to avail themselves of this service!

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Emerald Overwater Villas:
Emerald Overwater Villas are generally closest to the beach, the pool and the restaurants.  They face east towards the sunrise and back towards the beach. Three Emerald Overwater Villas are wheelchair accessible.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 15 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

Bullet Sapphire Overwater Villas:
Sapphire Overwater Villas are further out into the lagoon and are generally  north facing with sunset views or south facing with sunrise views from their decks.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 15 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

Bullet Diamond Overwater Villas:

Most are further out over the lagoon and offering more extensive views. Some north facing Diamond Overwater Villas provide a side aspect of romantic Mt Otemanu. 
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 15 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

Bullet Diamond Otemanu Overwater Villas:

The 21 Diamond Otemanu Overwater Villas are located closer to the restaurants, pool and spa but offer guests direct views from bedroom, lounge and decks over the lagoon to Mt Otemanu in all her changing moods.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 15 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

Bullet Overwater Villas With Pool:

Five villas which are very handy to the resort’s central facilities – restaurants, pools etc. They generally face west and back towards the beach.  Each one has a private plunge pool on the deck.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 15 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

Bullet Premium Overwater Villas With Pool:
Further out from the Overwater Pool Villas on the left-hand side wine glass shaped pontoon. Guests in Premium Overwater Villas With Pool enjoy unobstructed views to the west down the lagoon with a peep at Mt Otemanu to the north.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 15 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

The Brando Suites:
New in December 2018, the magnificent Brando Suites have proven to be a real favourite with guests.
As part of the Brando Suites Bora Bora experience, guests staying in these exclusive overwater villas enjoy:
● A special welcome with  a lei of fragrant flowers
● Daily amenities delivered to the suite
● Daily complimentary mini bar refill
     (water, fruit juice, soft drinks and beer)
● No additional room service fees for in-suite breakfast
     dining.
● A one-day access to the Deep Ocean Spa facilities
     for each guest.
● Complimentary transfers between Thalasso Resort
     and its sister property Le Moana Resort.
● A special farewell gift at time of departure.

Bullet Prestige One Bedroom Overwater Brando Suites
      With Pool:

At the ends of the overwater boardwalk on both sides of the lips of the wine glass shaped pontoons.  These villas enjoy totally unobstructed views of the lagoon and Mt Otemanu. Each has a private swimming pool. Perfect for those seeking privacy.  The suite measures 120m2 with a 100m2 deck. The private, outdoor pool is 15m2 and is adjacent to the spacious shaded terrace and sundeck with sun loungers for sun bathing and direct access into the lagoon.  A freshwater shower is also located on the sundeck. 

The suite is modern and luxurious and features sleek, contemporary décor with traditional Polynesian design touches.  This suite features one bedroom with a plush king-size bed (or twin beds on request) that faces a large picture window and overlooks the lagoon and the island. Each suite also has an expansive living room, an office, and dining table for six. 

The bathroom features a separate shower and large bathtub, double washbasin and complimentary range of luxury amenities. The bathtub faces a picture window for enjoying views while soaking in the tub.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 15 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

Bullet Prestige Two Bedroom Overwater Brando Suites
      With Pool:

Right at each end of the overwater boardwalk on both sides of the lips of the wine glass shaped pontoons. These villas enjoy totally unobstructed views of the lagoon and Mt Otemanu from the bedroom, lounge and private swimming pool. The suite measures 300 m2 including the 100 m2 decking. The private 15 m2 outdoor pool is adjacent to the spacious shaded terrace and sundeck with sun loungers for sun bathing and direct access into the lagoon. A freshwater shower is also located on the sundeck. These Suites are modern and luxurious and features sleek, contemporary décor with traditional Polynesian design touches and its location is perfect for those who seek privacy. Each suite also has an expansive living room, an office, and dining table for six.  

The two master bedrooms, each with a plush king-size bed (or twin beds on request) face a large picture window and overlook the lagoon and the island.  The suite has two bathrooms which each feature a separate shower and double bathtub, double washbasin and complimentary range of luxury amenities. Each bathtub faces a picture window for enjoying views while soaking in the tub.
Maximum Occupancy: 8 guests with a maximum of 4 adults
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed or 2 Single beds in each bedroom plus 2 Sofa Beds
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed may be added but does not increase the maximum occupancy allowed.

Getting to and from InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
A 20 minutes cruise by comfortable launch between the Resort and Bora Bora Airport.  Enjoy the little extras provided like a welcome lei and a bottle of chilled water as you board the transfer launch, then a cool towel etc on arrival at the Resort Reception.

The Resort runs a regular shuttle launch to the mainland and its sister resort the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort at Matira Point.  This service is free up to 4:00pm and charged after 4:00pm.

Optional 3 Day/3 Night Cruise between Bora Bora
and Taha'a:
De Luxe sea-going catamaran "Haumana" operates weekly 3 day/3 Night cruises year-round between Taha'a and Bora Bora and this is an amazing addition to any Bora Bora  holiday itinerary.
Taha'a to Bora Bora
"Haumana" departs Taha'a weekly on a Thursday
disembarking at Bora Bora on Sunday
Bora Bora to Taha'a
"Haumana" departs Bora Bora on a Monday
disembarking at Taha'a on Thursday. 
Either stay awhile at Taha'a or catch a direct flight back to Papeete.  Our Specialists have all the details and options.

Families & Kids
Bullet Kids Stay Free:
Children aged under 15 years of age stay free when sharing accommodation with parents.
Bullet Kids Facilities:
 
  Babysitting available on request

Check-in/Check Out
The Hotel standard check-in and check-out times are as follows:
Check In Time: 3:00pm
Check Out Time: 11:00am
Early Check-in and Late Check-out
Late check-out to 6:00pm is charged at 50% of the nightly accommodation rate booked.
Late check-out after 6:00pm is charged as an additional night.

The hotel provides its guests with transit rooms with individual showers for early arrivals and late departures.

Cancellation Policy for all rooms except
The Brando Suites
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All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 16 and 30 days of 
    scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% 
    of the cost of the full booking made.. 
Bullet Cancellations made within 15 days of scheduled 
    arrival incure a cancellation fee equalt to 100%
     of the cost of the full booking made.
Bullet Guests failing to show on the scheduked arrival
     date are treated as cancellatons and charged 
    accordingly.

Cancellation Policy for The Brando Suites
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All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 31 and 90 days of 
    scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% 
    of the cost of the full booking made.. 
Bullet Cancellations made within 30 days of scheduled 
    arrival incure a cancellation fee equalt to 100%
     of the cost of the full booking made.
Bullet Guests failing to show on the scheduked arrival
     date are treated as cancellatons and charged 
    accordingly.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 24 July 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2020.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Tennis Courts
Bullet Handicapped facilities

Bullet Two Restaurants
Bullet Bar
Bullet Magnificent Spa
Bullet 24 Hour Health & Fitness Centre
Bullet Outdoor pool Lagoonarium tour Shark & Ray feeding excursions
Bullet Convenience Shop
Bullet Grift Shop
Bullet Business Centre
Bullet Live Entertainment
Bullet 24 Hour Lounge
Bullet Ice Machine
Bullet Tour Desk
Bullet Laundry
Bullet Safety Deposit Box
Bullet Wifi throughout resort

Room Facilities
Bullet Air-Conditioned
Bullet Mini Bar
Bullet Coffee/Tea Maker
Bullet Work Desk
Bullet High-speed internet access
Bullet Bathtub & Separate Shower
Bullet Bathrobes
Bullet Hair Dryer
Bullet In-room Safe
Bullet Furnished Balcony/deck
Bullet Iron & Ironing Board
Bullet Cable/Satellite TV
Bullet DVD Player
Bullet Telephone
Bullet Wifi

Kids Facilities
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Babysitting