The beautiful South Pacific island of Bora Bora is home to many great overwater resorts, including the famed InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This resort and spa combo grants visitors a beautiful room alongside many great resort amenities and nearby activities. Though the resort is already is home to some impressive rooms situated over the lagoon, in December, there will be four new rooms coming to the resort. These two bedroom suites are designed for small groups and will be perfect for your next overwater vacation.

This recently announced addition will help to bring more visitors to the island, as well as to the resort. To find out more about the new rooms and the resort itself, read below.

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New overwater villas

Adding to the already 80 overwater villas in place, the month of December will bring more rooms with the addition of four two-bedroom suites. These large suites will aim to impress with  3,229 square feet of indoor and outdoor space along with floor to ceiling windows throughout. These windows will allow you to claim witness to some pretty spectacular views, including that of the famous Mount Otemanu. You’ll also find a living and dining room, a relaxation lounge, an upstairs bathroom, an outdoor terrace featuring a lovely infinity pool and much more. Because of the rooms and their sheer size, they will claim the title of the largest private overwater villa in the South Pacific.


Because of Marlon Brando’s (the owner of the villas) vision of creating an eco-friendly environment, the overwater rooms will feature eco-certified wood, local miki miki wood and a native pandan leaf roofing. It should also be noted that each room’s air conditioning will be driven by extracting deep ocean water, making each villa extremely earth friendly.

Existing overwater villas

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa already plays host to 80 overwater rooms. These rooms are classified into 6 different room types, making it so that you already have a wide selection of rooms to choose from. These room types include the Diamond Otemanu villas which overlook the lagoon, the Diamond overwater villas that overlook the main island, the End of Pontoon rooms which offer views of both the island and the lagoon while also providing the most privacy, the Sapphire villas that overlook the lagoon, the Emerald villas that overlook the beach and a small island and lastly the Motu family suites that are nestled in a coconut grove and aren’t situated over the ocean.


Even though each room type offers a different view, their size and amenities are all the same. The room features include an entertainment center, a kingsize bed, a coffee and tea making area, a sitting area, a mini bar and air conditioning. Little extras include bathrobes, desks, voice mail, a hair dryer and complimentary newspapers. All rooms also include 24 hour room service.

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Classic resort features and amenities

In addition to the resort’s overwater rooms, you’ll also find an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a poolside bar, a business center, a sauna and a fitness area that allows you to stay on track, even during your vacation. For those of you who love a good spa, you’ll be delighted to find out that the resort has it’s own on-site spa, named the Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm. This spa is one of the finest in the whole of the South Pacific and is over 13,200 square feet in size. It’s also conveniently located in the middle of the resort.

Nearby activities

Alongside the workouts and swimming that you can do right on-site, there are lots of great nearby activities to enjoy as well. These include swimming in the ocean, snorkeling over a beautiful and pristine coral reef and joining in on one of the island’s many tours. These tours differ and allow you to experience a journey via outrigger canoe, jet ski or car.

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  1. You should fact-check your information. There are over water bungalows within Disney at the Polynesian Village Resort. Please correct your website so travelers can have the facts.

    1. D. Woods,

      It’s funny that you would complain about an 11 year-old article that didn’t include a property that opened 5 or 6 years later. Thanks for the help!

  2. Hello, my name is joelle.
    I am trying to book my honeymoon with sandal resort on bungalow and for mid July in Jamaica and i was wondering how to best go about it. thank you