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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

AN ECO-FRIENDLY JEWEL IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located between the “two hearts” of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef. While the Deep Ocean Spa is the centerpiece, the resort also offers an abundance of cultural and recreational activities, including canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, stargazing, and handicraft demonstrations.

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Category: 5 stars
Island: Bora Bora
Management: InterContinental
Capacity: 83 villas
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VILLAS
Of the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa’s 83 villas, 80 are on water:

  • 8 “Otemanu Diamond” villas at the end of the platform
  • 6 “Otemanu Diamond” villas with a splendid view of Mount Otemanu and the lagoon
  • 25 “Diamond” villas with a view of the island of Bora Bora
  • 22 “Sapphire” villas with a view of the lagoon
  • 19 “Emerald” villas with a view of the beach and the motu (3 are equipped for disabled persons)
  • 3 Motu villas, surrounded by a coconut plantation

RESTAURANTS & BARS
The modern-style Reef terrace restaurant features an exotic tropical design. The Bubbles terrace bar offers views of the beach, the swimming pool, the lagoon, and spectacular Mount Otemanu. The Sands restaurant and bar is ideally located on the hotel’s private white-sand beach and boasts a view of Mount Otemanu and the lagoon.

DEEP OCEAN SPA
The Deep Ocean Spa is the very first Thalasso spa in the world to utilize the benefits of deep-sea water and minerals extracted from the Pacific Ocean at a depth of more than 3,000 feet in all of its signature treatments. Designed by Algotherm, developer of spas and Thalassotherapy centers around the globe, the Deep Ocean Spa sets a new world standard for marine treatment and therapy centers. The 13,200 square-foot spa complex houses 14 treatment rooms for deep sea water hydrotherapy, beauty treatments and gentle energy therapy. A highlight is the spa’s glass-floored overwater Spa Suites where individual guests or couples can admire maritime flora and fauna during treatment sessions. There are also areas for relaxation with breathtaking views of the ocean, steam baths and showers to awaken the senses, outdoor Jacuzzis, a gym, a tea lounge, and a boutique.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Like all of our hotels, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is EarthCheck Silver certified. Each of our resorts also participates in the international Reef Check program and has a “Green Team,” a group of hotel staff members, including the in-house marine biologist/veterinarian, to brainstorm ideas to conserve and protect the environment.

AWARD DISTINCTIONS
2006 – “French Polynesia’s Leading Resort” by World Travel Awards
2007 – “Australasia’s Leading Spa Resort” by World Travel Awards
2007 – “Race to Save the Planet” award presented in Washington, D.C. from the Asian Leaders Association honoring hotels that are using innovative management and programs to prevent further erosion of the environment or are trying to reverse the impact of the climate crisis
2007 – “Most Successful Opening” and “Best Environmental Responsibility” awards in the Asia Pacific region presented at the InterContinental Hotels Group’s Asia Pacific Leadership Convention in Perth, Australia
2009 – “French Polynesia’s Leading Spa Resort” by World Travel Awards
2009 – “Australasia’s Leading Spa Resort” by World Travel Awards
2009 – Featured in top 10 Australasia & South Pacific “Readers’ Choice Awards” by Conde Nast Traveler
2009 – “Favorite Spa in the South Pacific Islands” by SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards
2010 – Featured in top 10 hotels for “World’s Best Service” awards in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific by Travel + Leisure
2010 – Featured in top 5 Lodges & Resorts in Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific  by Travel + Leisure
2010 – Featured in Travel+Leisure’s “500 World’s Best Hotels”
2011- Voted World’s Best Bedside View by ehotelier.com
2012 – “World’s Best Service” by Travel + Leisure
2012 – “Best in the World 2012 List” Condé Nast Traveler
2012 – “Gold List 2012” Condé Nast Traveler
2012 – “French Polynesia’s Leading Spa Resort” by World Travel Awards
2013 – “Gold List 2013” Condé Nast Traveler
2013 – “Best Resort in Asia and the South Pacific,” Leisure Travel Awards, Global Traveler
2013 – “French Polynesia’s Leading Spa Resort” by World Travel Awards
2013 –“Best Honeymoons: Top Resorts in Fiji & French Polynesia” by Brides
2013 – “Traveler’s Choice 2013” from TripAdvisor
2013 – ‘Top 25 Hotels in the South Pacific” from TripAdvisor
2013 – “Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the South Pacific” from TripAdvisor
2014 – “Gold List 2014” from Condé Nast Traveler
2014 – “World’s Best Beach Hotels” from Condé Nast Traveler
2014 – “Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Environmental Initiatives,” Leisure Travel Awards, “Global Traveler
2014 – “Top 25 Hotels in the South Pacific” from TripAdvisor
2014 – “Top 25 Hotels in the South Pacific for Romance” from TripAdvisor
2014 – “Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Pacific” from TripAdvisor
2014 – “Top Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

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