Exotic Island Vacations: Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows

Discover the beauty, luxury, and culture of the Islands of Tahiti. Stay at 3 luxury resorts and unwind in a Bora Bora overwater bungalow.

This Exotic Island Vacations: Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows vacation was created for a couple who wanted to celebrate their retirement with a luxurious, relaxing getaway in French Polynesia. We sent them to 3 of our favorite InterContinental properties on 3 different islands to get the full French Polynesian experience, and finished off their stay with a few nights in an overwater bungalow.

They began their Exotic Island Vacations: Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows vacation on the island of Tahiti. They took some time here to unwind after their flight with a massage treatment and relax in their tropical courtyard with a private plunge pool. This was the perfect way to get into vacation mode before moving on to other islands.

The next day, they took the ferry to the island of Moorea and transferred to their luxurious bungalow at InterContinental Moorea. They spent 4 nights here and had a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure at their own pace. Ideal for nature lovers, the InterContinental Moorea is nestled in a tranquil cove, with jagged volcanic peaks behind and the great expanse of the South Pacific in front. They spent their days lounging on the beach, enjoying delicious meals at the resort, and exploring the incredible landscapes of the island with its many waterfalls and scenic hikes. They also visited the Turtle Care Center at the resort to see sea turtles and learn about marine life conservation.

Continuing their Exotic Island Vacations: Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows package, they flew to neighboring Bora Bora. They stayed at the Intercontinental Bora Bora in an incredible overwater bungalow—a true highlight of their special retirement vacation. They felt like royalty in their modern and luxurious bungalow with immediate access to the lagoon’s impossibly blue waters. For their last few days, they simply unwound, soaked up their beautiful surroundings, and enjoyed their quality time together.

At last, it was time to say goodbye to their island paradise. They took a short flight back to Papeete and began their journey home feeling blissfully relaxed and recharged.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to French Polynesia! Fly into Papeete on the island of Tahiti and enjoy a short transfer to the InterContinental Tahiti Resort. With a lavish garden setting, a gorgeous turquoise lagoon, and volcanic peaks rising up in the distance, this 4-star resort is the perfect launching point for your French Polynesian vacation. Take the evening to get into “vacation mode.” Ease your jet lag with a relaxing spa treatment and take a dip in the infinity pool as you watch the gorgeous Tahitian sunset.
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

Day 2
Ferry over to the island of Moorea today and enjoy a transfer to your home for the next 4 nights, InterContinental Moorea. Ideal for nature lovers, the resort is nestled in a tranquil cove, with jagged volcanic peaks behind and the great expanse of the South Pacific in front. The beach is protected from the elements, the waters teem with sea life, and the gardens bloom with more than 200 species of tropical plants and trees. Stay in a garden pool bungalow with your own thatched-roof courtyard and private plunge pool.
InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa

Day 3 – 5
The next 3 days are yours to spend at your leisure. Your fabulous resort blends lush tropical surroundings with modern comfort and luxury. Explore the natural wonders of Moorea, go swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear lagoon, visit a local market, indulge at the spa, visit the Moorea Dolphin Center and Turtle Care Center, and more. Whether you want to simply relax on the beach or get out and discover some island adventure, everything you need is at your fingertips.
InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa

Day 6
Today, take a short flight to the island of Bora Bora. It’s time for the highlight of your exotic island vacation: an overwater bungalow! With a shaded area and a sundeck with direct sunlight and lagoon access, your overwater bungalow is perfect for dining, napping, sunbathing, relaxing with sundowner cocktails, and refreshing in the outdoor shower at any time of day.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Day 7 – 8
Spend the next 2 days enjoying the luxury of your overwater bungalow and the beauty of your tropical surroundings. The island of Bora Bora is blessed with a gorgeous, coral-filled lagoon, calm seas, lush forests, and centuries of fascinating Polynesian tradition. During your stay, you have the chance to explore both the island’s landscapes and its indigenous culture. Alternatively, you can simply relax in your bungalow, have delicious meals brought to your room, swim at your leisure, and enjoy rejuvenating treatments at the Thalasso Spa.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Day 9
Today, it’s time to say goodbye to beautiful Bora Bora and the Islands of Tahiti. Take a short flight to Papeete, where you’ll catch your connecting flight home.

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare

Based on
9 day stay
2 travelers

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