InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort
You awaken to the sound of the lagoon lapping ever so gently beneath your over-water Horizon bungalow. To the north, Mount Otemanu glows emerald green in the first light of day. Later, you'll be going on a shark feed, but right now, it's your breakfast that's top of mind and, as if by telepathic command, a small outrigger canoe approaches, delivering a breakfast of fresh fruits and island food, set up by smiling servers on your terrace. You might think that you've died and gone to heaven, but you haven't; you're enjoying the Canoe Breakfast Experience at InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort. And each day is a delightful journey into decadence.
Dramatically located on Matira Point--the southernmost point on the island of Bora Bora and, many say, the most-beautiful spot in French Polynesia--this resort gracefully places its Horizon bungalows over the turquoise water and connects them with wooden walkways resting on pontoons. This reduces the property's on-island footprint--and sets the stage beautifully. You are spending your vacation interlude in an environment that is equal parts land, sky and sea--a very pleasant way to return to the essentials at the same time that you are encountering new levels of luxury.
Eco-friendly, InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort is most likely an island unlike any you have ever experienced before.
Situated across on its slender point with two beaches, the resort gives you all the isolation you could desire--you can even opt to have lunch on a motu (island) on which you and your companion are the only people. Yet all the amenities of Bora Bora--a place considered paradise by travelers ranging from novelist James Michener to solo circumnavigating sailor Alain Gerbault--are literally minutes away. You can dine at Bloody Mary's, visit artists in their galleries, get pampered at Deep Ocean Spa, shop for local black pearls, take a helicopter, jeep or personal-watercraft tour, or have your choice of PADI dive operators; everything you'd expect in a vacation destination.
Accommodations: Over-water Horizon bungalows all feature TV with cable, DVD player, coffee maker, tea maker, mini bar and turndown service.
Amenities: Outdoor pool, gift shop, business services, children's activities and daycare, and concierge services