InterContinental Tahiti Resort
With over 200 guest rooms and suites, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort is the largest resort in Tahiti, and also one of the first. The size of the resort can be a plus, especially for groups or families, but it might be less desirable for honeymoon couples and the like. The overwater bungalows here are large, and many of them have amazing views of the nearby picturesque island of Moorea.
The location of the InterContinental Tahiti is very close to the airport, but not too close, making it very easy to reach, unlike most other similar resorts where another flight and then a boat ride is required. Some guests choose to stay here for a few days at the beginning of a South Pacific trip, and then move on to another resort in Moorea or Bora Bora later on.
The InterContinental Tahiti Resort is located on the west coast of the main island of Tahiti, just south of the airport, making this the easiest to reach overwater bungalow resort in the South Pacific.
16 Overwater Motu Bungalows
Area: 500 sq ft (47 m²) including terrace
15 Overwater Lagoon Bungalows
Area: 544 sq ft (51 m²) including terrace
1 Overwater Suite Villa
Area: 1,023 sq ft (95 m²) including terrace
- Beds: One kingsize plus sofabed
- Wi-Fi: Available
- Entertainment system: Satellite TV
- Room service: Available
Special room features
- Private terrace
- Separate sitting area
- Bathroom TV
- Double Glazed Windows
- Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
- In Room Safe
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Separate Hanging Closet
- Separate Living Room
- Dining Table
- Windows Open by Guest
- Coffee/tea maker
- Work desk with lamp
- Low season online specials from US$500 per night
- High season online specials from US$746 per night
Restaurants and bars
- Le Lotus restaurant
- Te Tiare restaurant
- Lotus Swim Up bar
- Bathys Diving Center
- Private beach
- Two pools
- Tennis courts
- 12 hectares (30 acres) of gardens
- 24-hour health & fitness center
- Gift shop
The Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm is proud to offer state of the art fitness centre with outstanding views of the lagoon.
- Island tours
- Pape'ete cultural tour
- 4×4 safari tour
- Catamaran cruise on the lagoon
What the reviews say
As one of Tahiti's oldest and largest resorts, reviews often point out that the facilities feel a bit aged compared to newer places, and that sometimes check-in and other services feel a bit slow. Generally guests are impressed, especially by the overwater bungalows themselves.
The large size of the resort is a negative to some guests, but a positive to others, since it allows so many recreational possibilities. Others praise the location close to the capital city of Pape'ete, which allows for quick and cheap visits to the local markets, nightlife, shopping, and restaurants. They also point out that even though the resort is close to the airport, there is still a strong sense of privacy throughout the resort, which is a big plus for many.
To reach the InterContinental Tahiti Resort you will fly to Tahiti and then take a short taxi ride or even use the Le Truck public transportation system to reach the hotel. Its location makes it the easiest resort to reach in all of the South Pacific.