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Amazing resort and staff, Day spa and undoubtedly best position out of all of them
This is without doubt an amazing resort. Even to think of going to Bora Bora you must have a bit of cash to splurge and this would be the place to do it. We went as a group of 14 including 6 kids for 5 days with breakfast and dinners included - no drinks included. (p.s. load up on breakfast and you dont need lunch) Bora Bora is an interesting place, you have 5 star hotels pn what I think is called a motu that surround the actual island. The island has one large mountain and this hotel is prime placed to get that money shot. No others would get the same view. Viewed from most angles the mountain is average but from this place it looks exactly like what you see in all those pictures - awesome. The surrounding grounds are impeccably clean, the pools...everything is perfect.Cannot fault this place. It definitely is a honeymoon location, and would have to be one of the best in the world. Mostly couples come here but we bucked and our group had about 6 kids ranging up from 9 months. The resort does cater for children with cots and high chairs all available. We asked for a microwave to be in the bungalow before we arrived and that was provided free of charge. The overwater bunglaows themselves are in great condition compared to other resorts we saw. all bungalows are essentially the same apart from the Brando suite and ones which have their own small pool. Does it really matter which one you get? No. do you need a private pool.. no! none of this matters and you should save your money unless you want to spend thousands extra to wake up to the view of the mountain. In my opinion not worth it but it may to some. Also the higher up you go then the further you have to walk to all the facilities . Also why wouldnt you want to swim in the lagoon outside your bungalow - we all did and was fantastic! Its about chest height for a 6ft person so its deep enough. Crystal clear water that is warm all year round. All the features in the bungalow are what you would expect from a place of this quality - the bed is wonderfully comfortable, there is a tv, stereo, fridge/minibar.. i assume you can get room service but we didnt ever need it. Internet access is easy and really good. Also if you are a smoker - then its great because you can smoke on the deck! To all the staff - you are magnificent and make this place what it is. The service is impeccable and they are all very friendly - not fake either. The food from the breakfast buffet to the dinners is all magnificent and all 5 star quality. Ofcourse you need to factor in you are in the middle of nowhere so yes things are expensive - such as drinks. Factor in paying a few hundred dollars for drinks if you want a bottle of wine per night. Most of the cheapest wines are French too! the Day Spa is simply magnificent and you can stay in the facility all day.. you definitely need to get a treatment as it is something else. There is a decent gym available 24hr too. dont stress about booking activities before you get there. i thoroughly recommend the Jet ski tour around the island (need to be reasonably capable) however wouldnt do the ATV tour again as it was boring. all in all a great place to spend your time if you have the money. Even just hanging out in the resort you wont get too bored, you dont need to do anything else except relax, eat and drink and swim and sit in the sun (make sure you use a lot of sunscreen as the sun is strong it seems) I did say its a honeymoon place and yes there are a lot of loved up couples but if you go there either solo or for another reason then you wont feel out of place. Everyone keeps to themselves and the resort respects that you dont want to be disturbed.
Fantastic rooms, service, and grounds. Food is terrible
We stayed at the intercontinental bora bora Thalasso for an annual vacation amongst friends that we take every year to a different location in the world. The grounds are very well kept, the villas are spacious and beautifully decorated, the staff is incredible and cannot do enough for you. Unfortunately the hotel lacks in its food and restaurants and you almost feel like you are being taken advantage of. From dry tuna in a seared tuna salad to inedible dishes like simple chicken, and smoked salmon at the breakfast buffet that is an off white color, the food is just not up to par. We found and made friend with several people in the pool that were just as disappointed. For the 5 days we were here we just ate the burger and Caesar salad at the bar as we felt we would be disappointed with the $100, and $125 themed buffet dinners that they offer. So if you choose this resort just be prepared.
The bungalows in the lagoon in Bora Bora are magical. Lovely traditional bamboo styled, spacious inside with high roofs and a glass covered coffee table to gaze at the tropical fish swimming below. Our favorite part was the wooden deck with space to lounge or sit at a table and gaze at the impossibly clear pale aqua lagoon and deep blue sea at the breakers beyond. Steps down from the deck and a ladder take you right into the warm lagoon for swimming, snorkeling or kayaking.
WONDERFUL honeymoon experience!
We spend 5 nights at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort (Thalasso Spa) as part of our honeymoon in French Polynesia, and we absolutely loved our experience. If you're going to book here (or book anywhere in French Polynesia for that matter), we HIGHLY recommend working with Tahiti Legends -- Noy was our agent and she planned everything perfectly and was so easy and great to work with. From scheduling boat taxis to ensuring we had the best rooms and access to the kinds of activities we wanted, Noy made our trip magical. The over-the-water bungalows at the Intercontinental are almost too good to be true - the beds are extremely comfy and the view of the mountain on Bora Bora is a stunning backdrop to an already beautiful scene. We like to be active and really enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, and also the fitness center at the resort. My husband likes to kite surf and the resort helped us find someone who takes you out for the day. One of the days we took a boat to the Intercontinental's sister resort, which was nice but the Thalasso spa location is definitely the better location. Overall, we wished we could have stayed forever and when we eventually come back to FP, we'll definitely go through Tahiti Legends (and Noy!) again!
Nothing Short of Perfection
Pacfic For Less (best travel agency every) planned our honeymoon and recommended the IC Thalasso, what a score.This is hotel is impeccably designed, stunning views, huge OWBs, genuine and accomadating staff and in the perfect location. Every morning we were greeted by name by Heitiare (resturant manager) who made us feel like long last family. The service at this hotel is 5 star. We will be back.
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