BORA BORA, French Polynesia, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia is pleased to announce that the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa were both honored by readers in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2016 on the list of "The Best Resort Hotels in the South Pacific."
"Thank you to the readers of Travel + Leisure for this tremendous honor," said Stephane Massarini, General Manager, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. "We look forward to providing our guests with an extraordinary stay at our resort."
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the world's best resorts by Travel + Leisure," said Jean Hélière, General Manager, InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. "Our incredible staff is dedicated to providing our guests with an experience at our resort that exceeds expectations and is truly memorable."
The magazine's prestigious annual readers' survey reveals favorite cities, hotels, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, airports, and more. The list of World's Best Awards winners is available at www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best and in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau with breathtaking views of Bora Bora's majestic Mount Otemanu. Known for its exemplary service to its guests, the resort features a number of unique attributes, including: 80 luxurious overwater villas each with a split-level terrace and sundeck for easy access to the turquoise waters of the lagoon; two of the finest culinary experiences in French Polynesia at its restaurants Reef and Le Corail; and the first overwater wedding chapel with glass bottom floor in French Polynesia.
The resort's Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is the very first spa to utilize the benefits of deep-sea water and minerals extracted from the Pacific Ocean in its signature spa treatments. It was also the first resort in the world to produce its own air-conditioning from water extracted from the ocean.
The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is situated on one of the most spectacular tropical islands of French Polynesia and provides a magnificent setting for a memorable South Seas vacation. The resort's 11 hectares of lush gardens feature beautiful trees and flowers, more than 200 species of tropical plants and trees, along with 143 lanai rooms and garden, beach, and overwater bungalows. The resort offers three restaurants and two bars, two infinity pools, a gym, and tennis courts.
The resort's renowned Hélène Spa, was the first spa in French Polynesia. It is unique in design and was created to blend into its lush, tropical surroundings and provide a truly comfortable and relaxing setting for spa guests. The spa is housed in traditional Polynesian fare, thatched with palm fronds, and uses natural materials such as precious woods, volcanic stone, and bamboo, for its indigenous treatments.
A highlight of the resort is its Moorea Dolphin Center which offers interactive programs with bottlenose dolphins, educating both tourists and locals, and is also home to the Turtle Care Center. Sanctioned by the Ministry of the Environment, this facility serves as a hospital to ill and injured turtles from all the islands in French Polynesia. The resort also houses TOPDIVE Moorea dive center which caters to all levels of diving, from novices to experienced divers, and provides all necessary training and equipment.
For information and rates for the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa or the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, call 1-888 IC HOTELS (1-888-424-6835) or visit InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.
About InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia
Owned and operated by Richard H. Bailey and his company, Pacific Beachcomber S.C., there are four InterContinental Resorts in French Polynesia: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, and InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Each of the resorts has completed multimillion dollar enhancements over the course of the last five years and is committed towards achieving environmental and social sustainability.
InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia
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