Indulge yourself in sampling the best of French Polynesia by visiting the three Islands of Tahiti, Moorea & Bora Bora. Each Islands offers a different experience – the bustling town of Papeete offers the best shopping and local market, see the interior of Moorea and stunning lagoons of Bora Bora. The first night is at InterContinental Tahiti Resort which has long been the island’s top resort and the perfect place to begin a visit to French Polynesia. Spend the following five nights at the InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea, situated close to Opunohu Bay on the northeast coast of the island, sheltered from the prevailing winds and located voluptuously between the mountains and lagoon. The final five nights are spent at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa which is located between the “two hearts” of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef.
- Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
- Add-on airfares available from other cities
- Meet & traditional lei greeting
- Inter island flights, Papeete - Moorea - Bora Bora, Bora Bora - Papeete
- 1 night accommodation at InterContinental Tahiti, Lagoonview Room
- 4 nights accommodation at InterContinental Moorea, Beach Bungalow
- * 5 nights accommodation at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, Emerald Overwater Bungalow
- All accommodation transfers
- Breakfast daily
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart US - Tahiti
Ask about our option in Business class airfare. On arrival you will be greeted with a traditional Tahitian Lei welcome before being transferred to and spending your first night at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort.
Recently renovated and decorated in traditional Polynesian style, the resort has a total of 271 rooms and bungalows settled in the heart of a magnificent tropical garden and its two spectacular infinity pools. Located on the sunny West coast of Tahiti, the resort has its own private sand beach and lagoon. Polynesian dance shows and live music perform every night in the restaurant opening out on water's edge. The resort is just over a mile (2 km) from the airport, (important when you arrive late after a long flight) and the capital and port city, Papeete, are about six miles (10 km) down the road.
Days 2 - 4 - Moorea
You will be collected from the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and transferred to the Papeete airport for you short flight to Moorea. On arrival you will be transferred to the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa.
This south sea splendor and authentic experience is nestled between mountains and a lagoon on a stunning French Polynesian island. Right on the resort grounds is Moorea’s widest range of activities, which includes the Moorea Dolphin Center, Bathys Diving Club, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, skiing and Jeep tours. The Arahurahu Marae temple is also worth a visit.
Moorea Dolphin Center
The facility was created for three bottlenose dolphins: two males – Lokahi and Kuokoa – and one female, Hina, a San Diego US Navy retiree. A team of veterinarians and animal behaviourists look after our stars, who help educate visitors and increase awareness about local ecology and environmental responsibility. For more than 20 years we have been offering high-quality educational and interactive programmes, giving guests the opportunity to share an unforgettable experience while learning about marine mammals and their ecosystem
Turtle Care Center
The rehabilitation centre was established in February 2004 by the Te Mana o Te Moana association, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment in an effort to protect the sea turtles of French Polynesia. Even though all sea turtles are protected globally, they remain at risk of extinction. The turtles brought to us were found sick, injured or maimed or were seized by customs – we do our best to rehabilitate them, at which point they are released into the sea. The three sea turtle species found in the waters surrounding our resort are the green turtle, hawksbill turtle and leatherback turtle.
A wide array of fun sea-based activities, from kayaking to deep-sea fishing. Board sports lovers might like to try stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing or kitesurfing. There’s also water skiing and jet skiing – and for something more traditional, our outrigger canoes (va'a). To go beyond the lagoon, you can opt for a boat excursion or rent a speed boat or a glass-bottomed boat. There are excursions to see wild dolphins, feed stingrays or picnic on a motu. You can take off on your own adventure or go diving with the TOPDIVE team, which has a centre within the resort. For something different, try walking under the sea with Aquablue's helmet dive, a unique way to discover the lagoon and an exclusive activity in all French Polynesia!
Peace, harmony and pampering – Hlne Spa offers you the ultimate in indulgent therapies. Nestled in our tropical gardens, our spa enjoys a calming natural ambience that permeates throughout all treatment rooms, stilling the mind and nourishing the spirit. Created in 1999, Hlne Spa was voted one of the most beautiful spas in the world.
Day 5 - Fly Moorea - Bora Bora
Leave for inter island flight from Moorea airport to Bora Bora where you will then be transferred to Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.
Located on Motu Piti Aau ("Two hearts" in Tahitian), InterContinental Resort and Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora is the newest Five Star Hotel on Bora Bora. Accessible only by boat, the deluxe resort is unique beyond compare - one where modern architecture and technology flourishes side by side with traditional authentic local arts and crafts. InterContinental redefines the traditional overwater bungalow concept by offering 80 exquisite overwater villas, with each encompassing more than 1000 square feet in space, featuring separate living room, bedroom, bathroom, sun deck and solarium.
Days 6 - 10 Bora Bora
Bora Bora is blessed with a gorgeous, coral-filled lagoon, calm seas, lush forests and centuries of fascinating Polynesian tradition. During your stay at our resort, you have the chance to explore both the island’s landscapes and its indigenous culture, with plenty of activities and excursions to choose from, on land, sea and air.
Our Lagoonarium is a highlight for many guests. A protected ocean habitat for local marine life, it is home to more than 200 species of sea creatures. At 2pm each day you can meet our resident stingrays, which swim right up to the shore to interact with guests. Around lunch time, don’t miss our Beach Boys’ various demonstrations, covering everything from how to prepare traditional Polynesian dishes to weaving hats and crowns from coconut fronds. For something more active, we have tennis courts and a fitness centre, not to mention the full array of water sports.
We’ve got kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, windsurfing and pedalos for complimentary use. We also provide snorkelling and sailing equipment at our Fare Nautique kiosk, so you can go off on your own adventure across the lagoon. Divers will appreciate our on-site TOPDIVE centre, where you can book an excursion with a local expert. Bora Bora’s underwater world will amaze you. It is home to countless species, including manta rays, sharks, turtles, hump head wrasse and schools of colourful tropical fish.
Rainforest tours, diving expeditions, ATV rides or shopping trips into town – our selection of excursions and day trips around the island and lagoon will keep you busy for the duration of your stay. There is car rental on the main island if you’d prefer to take off independently, or you can ask our concierge to find you your own personal guide if you’d like a more in-depth, insider tour.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa’s Deep Ocean Spa was the first thalassotherapy centre in the South Pacific. Thalassotherapy is the use of seawater in wellness treatments, harnessing marine nutrients to promote healing of the skin. In addition to our state-of-the-art treatments and beauty care, we offer a fitness centre and relaxation lounge.
Day 11 - Bora Bora - Papeete
Enjoy the full day in Bora Bora before departing on your early evening flight back to Papeete to connect with your International overnight flight back to Los Angeles
Day 12 - Arrive Los Angeles
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