Overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Moorea Resort for US$682 in high season
June through August is high season in Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti, partly because it's the driest time of the year, but also because those are the months when so many honeymooners head to the South Pacific. The overwater bungalow resorts in this area often charge well over US$1,000 per night during the summer, so it's nice to see that rates for these popular rooms start at only US$682 per night at one of the better hotels.
Not everyone knows that Moorea is a smaller and more beautiful version of Tahiti just a short ferry ride or a 5-minute flight away from the Tahiti International Airport. There are 5 Moorea overwater bungalow resorts in total, four of which are more deluxe than the two overwater bungalow resorts in Tahiti. The Bora Bora resorts are certainly nice, but they require a 55-minute flight from Tahiti that doesn't come cheap.
Overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Moorea Resort for only US$682 per night in June through August.
This rate is available through our booking parter – hotels.com – during select dates during the peak June through August season. The rate also includes free cancelation, which isn't true of many promotional deals. It also appears that this rate is available for short stays, so some might stay in an island room for part of their stay and in an overwater bungalow for the remainder to keep costs down.
InterContinental luxury at a bargain high-season rate
Those familiar with the luxury brand InterContinental will expect nothing less, but those who aren't will be happy to know that this is one of the world's finest luxury resort chains. This means they have to protect their reputation with each room they sell, so you can be confident that everything is first class.
The overwater bungalows are each 704 sq ft (65 m²), which is about twice the size of a typical hotel room in a city hotel. Each room comes with a plush king-sized bed in addition to a sitting area with a sofa-bed. There's also a private deck over the gorgeous lagoon, a minibar, bath robes, and a separate bathtub and shower among other amenities.
Some unique activities available
While some small resorts aren't able to provide many day-time options in the South Pacific, the InterContinental Moorea Resort has a long list of options. There's a swimming pool and a private beach, a diving club, a dolphin center, tennis, water skiing, canoeing, and guided Jeep tours, plus more.
They have two different gourmet restaurants and another bar in addition to the luxurious Hélène's Spa with a wide variety of massage and treatment options. This resort is perfect for honeymoon couples, but it's also suitable to couples on an active summer holiday who want to experience the outdoors in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.