Huge 5-star overwater bungalow in Bora Bora for US$765 per night
Typically we feature overwater bungalows that are near the cheaper end of the range, but many honeymooners and others looking for the trip of a lifetime are more interested in quality than price, so this is for you. Simply put, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is easily one of the finest of the 5-star Bora Bora resorts, and even as the high season is approaching they are offering special rates that put in more in the mid-range category.
There are two amazing InterContinental resorts in Bora Bora, and another in Moorea, and this is by far the best of them. The overwater bungalows here are larger and nicer than the standard overwater bungalows at the Bora Bora Hilton, and they are similar to the St. Regis Bora Bora at a much lower cost.
An Emerald Overwater Bungalow at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa for only US$765 per night if booked through the official InterContinental website. This will be lower than you'll find on other websites (or your first night is free!) and much lower than through a travel agent.
This rate is only available through InterContinental and it is nonrefundable. The same overwater bungalow at a flexible (refundable) rate is about 20% higher. There is no minimum stay length required to qualify, but availabiliy is limited at these rates.
Enormous overwater bungalows, like an overwater condo
The overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa are over 1,000 square feet and they comfortably sleep 4 people for the same price. Considering that a typical 5-star hotel room in a city is around 300 square feet, you can clearly see that these things are huge. There's a separate living room with a glass-bottom coffee table at its center, so you can observe the sea life beneath your room while remaining dry.
Do yourself a favor and watch the video on the bottom of the page linked above and you'll see how amazing it all is. You have a huge bathroom with a large tub overlooking the lagoon, as well as a separate spa shower and yet another shower out on the huge sundeck. The view from the kingsize beds is out over the lagoon as well, and the more expensive ones have views of the main Bora Bora mountain, although even the less expensive ones are stunning.
Eco-friendly but 5-star all the way
Most of us like the idea of a green hotel, but when you get into the extreme luxury category like this it can be a challenge. Fortunately, the fine folks at InterContinental have taken care of that for you, so you can enjoy it with a clear conscience.
The resort has 2 restaurants and 2 bars, but also 24-hour room service and weekly theme nights. The Thalasso Spa is among the finest in the entire South Pacific, and the glass-walled fitness center is so lovely that you'll be tempted to work out there even if you were taking a break from your fitness routine. Be warned that as July and August approach the prices will go up, so if your dates are on sale you should lock them in soon.