Overwater bungalow honeymoon: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Photos courtesy of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Photos courtesy of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Two of my favorite words in the honeymoon planning lexicon: Overwater bungalow!

Why?

Because I know any couple who tells me this particular type of accommodation is a MUST for their dream honeymoon is going to start their happily-ever-after:

Wondering if they’ve landed in a fairytale.

Spending quality time together with zero distractions.

Making out.

Given how often my honeymooners request an itinerary that includes an overwater bungalow, it only makes sense to bring some of my favorite recommendations to the Smitten blog. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for overwater bungalow overload, starting with …

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

While two-thirds of the world’s 9,000 overwater bungalows stand perched above turquoise lagoons in the Maldives, the iconic accommodation originated in Tahiti in 1967. Today, honeymooning in an overwater bungalow remains a quintessential experience for any couple traveling to the French Polynesia, especially if their honeymoon includes a stop in Bora Bora.

The luxe InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is a worthy consideration for couples with dreams of celebrating the start of their happily-ever-after in Bora Bora.

Resort: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Location: Motu Piti Aau in Bora Bora, facing the main island of Bora Bora and offering stunning views of Mount Otemanu

Resort size: 80 overwater bungalows

How to get to the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa: A short boat ride from the Bora Bora airport

Overwater bungalow options: Choose between a variety of overwater bungalow room categories, including Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire and Premium Overwater Villas and Brando Suites. While all overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa offer private terraces, glass coffee tables that open to the marine life below and direct access to the turquoise lagoon, the resort’s Premium Overwater Villas and Brando Suites elevate the overwater bungalow experience with panoramic views of Mount Otemanu and private plunge pools.

Exclusive booking perks (subject to change): When Smitten Honeymoons designs your honeymoon to the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, you’ll receive:

  • Room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two, served in restaurant

  • One complimentary dinner for up to two per room, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities

  • One beach bag with hotel logo

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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