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Where dreams come true
This is the place you've been waiting to go to your whole life. You arrive at the airport and are greeted with leis and whisked away by a private boat to the docks of the hotel, where a conch blowing arrival ceremony awaits. We were put into a golf cart and taken to check in and our room. We had an overwater bungalow about 1/2 way out on the dock. The bungalow was to die for. We never wanted to leave. It was huge with a separate sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor decks. We were able to swim right from our room. And if you go under the bungalow, you can look up through the glass coffee table to wave at your family above. We awoke every morning gently as we stared out in the tranquil ocean. The resort itself was beyond words. Simply amazing. We loved every minute of our stay and hope to come back again soon.
Looks just like you dream of!
Gorgeous bungalow. Property is amazing. Excursions were wonderful. They greet you so well. Does sometimes seem like they forget about you after your initial check in and aren't as attentive, but has am amazing trip and well worth it. Everything is high, as anyone knows who will be visiting, but just go for it. The kite surfing excursion they sent us on: best teacher ever! We went to the sister hotel, and realized we were staying at the better of the two. Great breakfast! Wait staff is awesome as well.
AMAZING Spa Experience on our Honeymoon!!
Omg, this spa was INCREDIBLE. The sister hotel, Intercontinental Moana, recommended this spa as they did not offer massages/spa accommodations on-site. We came here and not only was the massage incredible, it was set up in a room that had the massage tables over a partial glass floor with fish swimming beneath us. This spa lets you pick from a selection of amazing different oil scents. They had a tea room, several different tubs, a sauna, and a personal jacuzzi. Not only that, but the view was amazing, the tall mountain on the island was straight ahead of us on the other side of the water. We felt so relaxed! We honestly were only planning to be there for an hour and ended up spending our whole day here. So AMAZING, we definitely recommend!
We stayed there for 3 days as part of a trip extension after a Paul Gauguin Cruises 11 day cruise of the Society & Cook Islands. Also highly recommended by the way. The ICBBT Resort as I call it is about a 20-25 minute shuttle boat ride from the Bora Bora Airport. From arrival to departure, our group was treated exceptionally well. Absolutely Gorgeous surroundings & facilities and the staff was top notch. We stayed in one of the Sapphire tier overwater bungalows that faces away from Mt. Otemanu to save a little $ over the Diamond tier and new 2 level Brando bungalows which do face the mountain. Whichever accommodation you choose, you'll be happy. The bungalows must be seen and experienced, and yeah, you'll be happy. The food was great too, and for the last morning there, we had arranged to get our breakfast delivered to us by outrigger canoe direct to our bungalow. That was a unique experience which saved time in getting ready to checkout that morning, although leaving was not something we wanted to do. There are many activities, and we took advantage of jet ski rides and paddle boarding. Lots of other things can be arranged such as lagoon tours,( which include snorkeling), jeep tours, boat rides into town for sightseeing, dining, etc. The resort has an excellent black pearl shop for buying black pearl jewelry, or you can do that in town. Overall, the InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso resort was an exceptional experience. Also, the Thalasso spa is Outstanding!
Amazing 10 year Anniversary
We stayed in the Intercontinental Thalasso March 11-18 on our 10 year Anniversary Trip with another couple. Overall, we had an amazing time and the resort was wonderful. When we first arrived, the resort staff was very accomodating and seemed very eager to make our stay wonderful. I believe we upgraded to a Diamond room, which was further out on the water and had a great view of the mountain. This upgraded room also included a breakfast buffet every morning. Breakfast was amazing!! So much variety and everything was delicious The food and beverage/restaurant manager was SO nice and always called us by name when she saw us. We really enjoyed her. Other than breakfast, we were a little disapointed in the food. There were a few restaurants at the resort, but as far as menu options, we weren't that impressed. I was 6 mos pregant so I was unable to eat the fresh fish that they offered, so that definietly made a difference. Howerver, the food was expensive, and overall we didn't think the options were great. The first night we ate the traditional Tahitian buffet which was excellent but it was $100. That seemed expensive so we did not do the buffet options after that. We took the boat over to Bora Bora 2 night for dinner. We ate at Bloody Marys and Lucky House. Would recommend both of them! They were both extremely good. The boat from our hotel takes you over to the other Intercontinental Hotel and let me just say there is NO comparison between the two. You definitely want to be staying at the Thalasso. Thalasso is defineitly a nicer resort and the staff is much nicer. We were very surprised in the difference and level of hospitality there. Excursions: We rented scooters one day and toured Bora Bora--We loved doing this and was a great day to see the island. We also did the shark and sting ray snorkeling excursion. This was amazing!! We scheduled both of these through the hotel. Our friends did a fishing excursion and were highly disappointed. They had made it clear to the concierge that they wanted to do lagoon fishing and not go out and troll. Turns out thats all they did and never even got a bite. The guide only used 4 different luers in 4 hours and never let them fish. When we complained to the concierge about it, they were very unhelpful and acted like our friends were lying. This is NOT how we would have expected a 5-Star Resort to respond. The bungalows were amazing and seemed very clean. Most of the decks had been redone or in the process of being redone. We woke up every morning to that beautiful water and mountain in the backrground. Overall, we had an amzing time and we would reccomend this hotel. We will never forget our 10 year anniversary!
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