InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

Considered to be one of the best hotels on the island, InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa is located next to a beautiful lagoon. It is possibly the best way you could begin your journey across French Polynesia. The property is spread over 30 acres of lush tropical gardens, manicured and maintained to perfection.

It is a 5-star property maintained by the InterContinental group of hotels. The property includes bungalows and villas, restaurants and bars, all set in a property that has been built to be environmentally friendly. The hotel has an EarthCheck Silver Certified team to help with conservation of the lagoon and the surrounding environment.

Sleep

The resort has a total of 258 guest units that include bungalows and overwater villas. The units are spread out over 8 buildings on the property, each of which has three levels. All rooms have either terraces or balconies, bathtubs, flat screen televisions with cable connections, private safes, hair dryers, wired and wireless internet, refrigerators, tea/coffee makers and international pay phones.

Types of rooms include, 18 Standard rooms, 86 Lagoon View rooms, with two rooms, made handicap accessible, 60 Panoramic View rooms,1 Panoramic suite, 62 Garden View rooms, 14 Overwater Lagoon Bungalows Junior suites, 16 Overwater Motu Bungalows and 1 Overwater Motu Villa.

Children under 15 can share rooms with their parents at no additional cost. There are some additional services available for guests booked into this resort. You can avail of dry cleaning and laundry services as well as a number of self-service stations all over the property. The hotel also has a few transit rooms with showers for guests who arrive early or have late departures.

Taste

Located in the heart of the property, Te Tiare is the main restaurant at the resort. Situated on the ground floor, it overlooks the infinity pools, waterfalls and the panoramic views of the mountains and the Moorea Island. The restaurant is open from 6 in the morning to 9:30 in the evening. All meals are available throughout the day. The menu includes snacks, salads, fresh fish cooked in local styles, and selected meat dishes from New Zealand. There is brunch every Sunday with an elaborate spread of Polynesian specialty dishes.

Le Lotus is a thatched roof restaurant in a secluded corner of the property and is perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner. The menu includes creative dishes from local and international cuisines, complemented by a selection of exquisite French wines.

The Tiki bar is close to the main restaurant and has live music and dance shows by locals best enjoyed with local cocktails or your favorite drink. The Swim-Up bar is located inside Le Lotus next to the indoor pool and is known for its mouthwatering cocktails.

Activities

Deep Nature is the in-house spa at the resort. Marine vitamins found in the depths of the ocean are combined with the traditional Polynesian therapies.You will rediscover peace and calmness on another level after a session at the spa.

If you would like to spend time in the cool lagoon waters, there are a number of activities for you. TOPDIVE is located at the heart of the hotel. Services provided to guests include PADI scuba diving, lagoon kayaking, whale watching and a visit to the Lagoonarium.

You can have a romantic wedding, anniversary or just a cozy time with your loved on at the resort by choosing one of the more secluded bungalows or villas. The resort can organize traditional Polynesian weddings for you, complete with traditional costumes, priests, song, and dance.

For those of you concerned about your environmental impact, the resort is an ecotourism hotspot with a keen sense of responsibility towards the sensitive and extremely delicate ecological balance of the region.

Location

The hotel is conveniently located on Tahiti. The Fa’a Tahiti International Airport is just a 10-15 minute drive. The property is also a few kilometers away from Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. The property kisses the lagoon in the South Pacific Ocean, so you are never far away from the sea.

Oceanic activities organized by the resort include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, dolphin watching and water skiing. You can also go for a relaxing swim in the lagoon or at the infinity pools located around the resort. Within the resort, you can also play tennis and beach volleyball or go for a leisure run on the jogging track.

There are theme nights and other cultural activities organized at or by the resort for its guests to get a feel for the local culture and people. You can learn local arts and crafts like basket weaving, flower and shell necklace making, traditional quilt making and Pareu dyeing.