Welcome To Bora Bora
Ia orana et manava! Welcome to Bora Bora, the pearl of the Pacific We will be very pleased to welcome you at the Intercontinental Le Moana Resort and to share our local knowledges with you in order to make your stay with us unforgettable. Laurent PICHON Head Concierge
The Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is located on the main island and also on the mythical Matira beach. Matira is the most beautiful place to enjoy the sunset and to live a very romantic and intimate experience. If you are looking for a true Polynesian experience and to enjoy the traditional way of living, the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is the place to be.
Start your day with breakfast on the deck of your overwater bungalow. A feast of fresh fruits and pastries, breakfast is delivered over the water on a traditional pirogue (wooden canoe) bedecked in flowers. Then take a private speedboat cruise around the blue lagoon. You'll be able to stop at all the best snorkelling spots, swimming with turtles, rays and many species of vibrant tropical fish.
For lunch, take up your table in the shallows of a private beach. Here, with your feet in the water, you'll enjoy a picnic of the freshest seafood, roast chicken and salads. After lunch, go diving. An instructor will take you to the top dive sites, where you will be able to swim among docile reef sharks, mantas and stingrays. Alternatively, visit the Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa for a heavenly treatment. The spa uses water drawn from the very depths of the Pacific Ocean, which is extremely pure and mineral-rich as a result. Enjoy an invigorating scrub, a detoxifying wrap or a relaxing massage.
The perfect end to the day is a sunset cruise on a local outrigger canoe. Board one of these traditional canoes and you can sail out to sea and back over the shallow reef. Back on land, enjoy a cocktail on the deck of your bungalow as the sun sinks behind the legendary Mount Otemanu, then savour a delicious dinner on the beach.
Chinese immigrants first arrived in Polynesia in the 19th century and today's community stands at around 13,000. The culture thrives within Polynesia: we celebrate the Chinese new year, and Asian flavours have permeated our cuisine.
Even though this is a tropical island, walking around in just a swimsuit is frowned upon. Wear one of our lovely pareos over the top.
Learning some of the Tahitian language will open the door to getting to know the locals.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Many festivals take place in Bora Bora. The Heiva i Tahiti in July is a celebration of Polynesian culture, and Hawaiki Nui, which happens each October, is a three-day outrigger canoe race.
In Tahitian, Bora Bora means 'first born'. According to Polynesian mythology, Bora Bora was the first piece of land to emerge from the sea after the sacred island of Raiatea was created. Captain James Cook landed here in 1777. The island is known as 'the pearl of the Pacific' and its lagoon is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
Monoi and tamanu oils are local beauty secrets. Tamanu is applied to sunburn and mosquito bites, and monoi is an excellent body moisturiser.
Polynesian tattoos are an ancient tradition and have many different meanings. They were originally made with sharks' teeth, but these days sterilised needles are used. Two great tattoo artists, Fati and Marama, offer their services on Bora Bora.
WHAT TO PACK
Bring cotton clothing and light rainwear in case of a sudden tropical downpour. A pair of reef shoes is essential to avoid coral cuts.
Bring a universal adapter or converter for use with your personal electrical equipment.
The French Pacific franc (XPF) is the local currency. It is best to bring US dollars and exchange them once you arrive.
Bora Bora is such a remote island you might have difficulty finding the things you take for granted. Remember to bring your mobile phone and iPod chargers, digital camera, batteries and a universal adapter.
Don't forget your sun cream, sunglasses and hat.
- Matira Point, Bp 156 Vaitape
- Bora Bora , 98730
- French Polynesia
- Front Desk +689-60-4900
Distance 20 KM / 12.43 MI SOUTH to Hotel
Mandatory round trip transfer airport/hotel/airport: The InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort organise transportation with shuttle boats that will be charged as follow : 4969 XPF (taxes not included) per person for one way. For more information you can contact our concierge by Email : email@example.com
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
Bora Bora airport is located on a motu, accessible only by boat. We provide a shuttle service upon prior reservation. Please inform the central reservation desk or the hotel front desk of your flight details before arrival. Fee applies on a return basis.