New Overwater Bungalows Come to Bora Bora

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa has added new overwater bungalows with private plunge pools.

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, a romantic hotel on Motu Piti Aau that's already known for its overwater bungalows, has recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. The latest addition? Pool Premium Overwater Villas, aka honeymoon-worthy overwater bungalows with private infinity plunge pools.

“We are thrilled to introduce these luxurious overwater villas with private infinity pools which offer a new way for our guests to enjoy the beauty of Bora Bora,” says general manager Stephane Massarini.

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Overwater bunaglows at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso SpaCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

In addition to the plunge pool, each one-bedroom Pool Premium Overwater Villa offers a living room with a glass coffee table that showcases the marine life below. Wake up in a king-size bed to a not-too-shabby view of your own pool and the surrounding lagoon.

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A bedroom in a new Pool Overwater VillaCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Each villa also boasts a private terrace with direct access to the lagoon so you can dive right in and snorkel until your heart's content. Oh, and did we mention the plunge pool?

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The outdoor terrace of a Pool Overwater VillaCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Need more room to spread out? The resort is also debuting four new Brando Overwater Suites, available December 2017. The one- and two-bedroom suites each feature a living room and dining table that can seat six, plus a private terrace with a larger private pool (205 square feet) and an outdoor shower.

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The new Brando Overwater SuitesCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

The bathrooms in the Brando Suites feature double vanities and large soaking tubs — the perfect spot to take in the view.

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A bathroom in the new Brando Overwater SuitesCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Pamper yourself in the resort’s Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm, where you can unwind with a deep-sea mineral-infused treatment that utilizes ancient Polynesian methods. Be sure to request an overwater spa suite, where you can watch marine life through the glass floor.

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Deep Ocean Spa by AlgothermCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

And when you’re ready to refuel, dine amongst a tranquil atmosphere at Le Corail, a French cuisine restaurant overlooking a lighted lagoonarium.

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Le Corail RestaurantCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Bonus: the restaurant boasts the largest wine cellar in French Polynesia — oenophiles can ask the sommelier for suggested pairings.

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Le Corail's impressive wine cellarCourtesy InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa