The Best View from a
Hotel Room in French Polynesia

The Best View from a <br />Hotel Room in French Polynesia

Previously, we published a review comparison of Bora Bora’s best luxury resorts, listing the pros and cons of each. Among the pros for the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa: It has the best views from inside a room of any resort on Bora Bora.

In fact, the more we thought it about, the InterContinental Thalasso has the best room views of any hotel in French Polynesia.

Over Water Bungalows

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The InterContinental Thalasso, though, isn’t the only luxury resort on Motu Piti Aau. But it is the only one to have overwater bungalow suites with floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom. This means that guests can wake up, rub their eyes and find them focusing upon some of the most glorious nature in the whole of the South Pacific—all before setting foot outside their luxe linen bed.

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Eco-Friendliness

Another superlative feature of the InterContinental Thalasso: It’s eco-friendly. Truly so.

While many other resorts seem to be committed to the environment only to the extent that it makes for good marketing, the InterContinental Thalasso goes through great lengths to genuinely reduce waste and limit their carbon footprint. The centerpiece of the resort’s eco-orientation is its air conditioning system. The resorts A/C runs entirely on cold water that’s funneled through the world’s deepest ocean pipe. That system produces no greenhouse gases, saves about 2.5 liters of fossil fuels every year and cuts out resort’s electricity consumption by 90%.

Among it’s other environmental initiatives, the InterContinental Thalasso reuses the pool water to irrigate plants, composts 100% of it’s food waste, uses green cleaning products, runs several resort functions entirely off of solar electricity and, instead of importing the salt for use in its spa treatments, the Thalasso distills the salt from local ocean water.

Granted, none of that has any direct bearing on the room views you’ll be treated to at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa. But there’s something nice about looking out upon ecological beauty while knowing you in a resort that’s helping to preserve it.

published: 13 April 2012
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Note that the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa is not the same property as the InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora. InterContinental runs a free boat shuttle between the two and guests at one resort can use the facilities at the other.

The innovative Sea Water Air Conditioning System (SWAC) was the idea of famous Godfather Don and frequent Thalasso guest Marlon Brando. The Thalasso was the first hotel in the world to have such a cooling system. Though an enormous capital expense, the system worked so well that it paid for itself in less than eight years. Based on that success, other resorts and communities have since built their own SWAC.

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InterContinental Bora Bora Room Photos

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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Photos

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  1. tinafreysd says:

    Great place to visit having a grand vacation with my family here is really great..Thanks for sharing..

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  2. Elise Walsh says:

    Ok, you win. You made me really really want to eat, breath, and live this resort. Mine mine mine!
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