InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa Awarded "Top Family Hotel in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific" In The Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 Readers' Survey

Jul 03, 2014, 15:54 ET from InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia

MOOREA, French Polynesia, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia is pleased to announce that the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa received the award for "Top Family Hotel in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific" from the readers of Travel + Leisure in its 2014 World's Best Awards.

"We are honored to be the number one family hotel in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific," said Thierry Brovelli, General Manager, InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. "Thank you to the readers of Travel + Leisure for this special award. Our incredible staff is dedicated to providing our guests with an experience at our resort that exceeds expectations and is truly memorable."    

InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa was also listed in Travel + Leisure's 2014 World's Best Awards, as one of the "Top Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific."

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 and in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, on newsstands July 18. The Travel + Leisure World's Best Family winners, which spotlight the best family-friendly adventure outfitters, cruise lines, and hotels, will be featured on in mid October, and in the magazine's November issue, on newsstands October 17. 

Situated on one of the most spectacular tropical islands of French Polynesia, the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, provides a magnificent setting for a memorable South Seas vacation. The resort features 17 acres of lush gardens feature beautiful trees and flowers, more than 200 different plant species, and 144 lanai rooms and garden, beach, and overwater bungalows. The resort offers three restaurants and two bars, two infinity pools, a gym, tennis courts, and the award-winning Hélène Spa which features a wide range of signature spa services.  There are many activities for families at the resort including swimming, kayaking,  snorkeling, scuba diving, guided tours, and Polynesian theme nights and shows.

Located at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is the Moorea Dolphin Center which offers interactive programs with bottlenose dolphins, including a kids and family program. The Moorea Dolphin Center also educates resort guests, tourists, and locals with a portion of the proceeds going to Te Mana O Te Moana, an organization that strives to protect the marine environment of French Polynesia and educates the public through its research, conservation and awareness raising activities. The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is also home to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation 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.

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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, and InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa (  Each of the resorts has completed multimillion dollar enhancements over the course of the last five years and all have achieved "EarthCheck Certification," recognizing their significant commitment towards achieving environmental and social sustainability.

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InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia
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