With stunning views toward the ethereal island of Moorea, the vibrant InterContinental Resort is our top pick for a stay on the island of Tahiti. With warm Polynesian décor and a variety of accommodations to choose from, it’s the perfect way to start your adventure in French Polynesia. The resort is conveniently located 5 minutes from Faa’a International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Papeete, which means easy access to local dining, museums, shopping, and much more. The hotel recently finished an extensive renovation project and is proud to offer brand new garden, lagoon and panoramic view rooms. They also feature a selection of overwater bungalows ranging from authentic and charming with woven panadus walls, all the way to contemporary and chic with sleek modern lines. Bask in the incredible views of majestic Moorea in the distance while you sip cocktails in their swim-up bar at one of two resort infinity pools. Or soak up the history of Tahiti while enjoying the best Polynesian dance and fire shows. If you’re stopping over for a few hours on your way home, be sure to enjoy a spectacular treatment from their Deep Ocean spa – there is nothing quite like a massage just before a flight to help you relax.
A basic and comfortable room which has been recently updated. No view and located on the ground floor, so only recommended for transit stays of a few hours.
The same layout as the Standard Room but looks toward the lush resort grounds and some offer a partial view of the lagoon. Located on the ground floor.
Shares the same design as the previous categories but with a private balcony to showcase magnificent views of the lagoon and Moorea.
A bit more contemporary and spacious than the standard Garden Room with larger bathroom. Located on the ground floor.
The same layout as the Superior Garden Room with splendid views across the lagoon and Pacific sea.
More spacious than the previous category, these big rooms offer wide balconies overlooking the coconut groves and tropical flower filled gardens. Bathrooms feature marble accents, an over-sized tub and double vanity.
The same design as the Panoramic Garden Room but with incredible elevated views overlooking the sparkling turquoise lagoon and cathedral shaped slopes of Moorea in the distance.
The InterContinental’s most spacious accommodation featuring a master suite, lounge, bar and dining room. Adorned with tropical décor and Polynesian accents.
These charming bungalows are located completely over the water with direct lagoon access. On the “Le Lotus” side of the property with good privacy.
Lovely new overwater units surrounding the resort’s motu (island). Located conveniently near the Lagoonarium and main resort common areas.
Located at the end of the pontoon, this unit was renovated and decorated with a blend of modern design and Polynesian style.
This elegant overwater suite is unlike any other on Tahiti featuring a separate living room with glass bottom coffee table, bedroom, over-sized bathroom, split-level terrace and sundeck. The sleek and luxe interior will make it hard to leave your villa.
Standard room amenities include:
Enjoy a selection of in-resort dining options, or travel to a nearby local restaurant to experience the true flavor of Tahiti. Don’t miss “le roulottes” (food trucks) in the downtown waterfront area of Papeete on Friday and Saturday nights. At the resort, the Tiare Restaurant features international fares and the best Polynesian dance shows on Wednesday and Friday evenings. For something gastronomic, delight in the romantic ambiance at the overwater Le Lotus Restaurant floating on the lagoon.
Conference and banquet space available for up to 150 people, outdoor receptions also available in the resort gardens or private motu.
Room Service available 24 hours
Offers international and Polynesian cuisine and located in the resort’s ground floors with views toward the Lagoonarium and private motu (island). Serves breakfast daily from 6:30am to 10:30am, lunch daily from 11am to 5pm, and dinner nightly from 7pm to 9pm. Marquesan Buffet with dance show performed on Wednesday evening and La Soiree Merveilleuse with Le Grande Ballet de Tahiti on Friday evening.
The most romantic restaurant in Tahiti sprinkled atop the sapphire sea. Serving lunch from 12pm to 2pm daily, or dinner from 6:30pm to 9:30pm nightly (annual closure 4 to 5 weeks in January/February)
Tiki Bar for a lively cocktail with the locals, serving from 10am to 12 midnight daily. Features live music from Wednesday to Sunday, Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 5:30pm daily.
Lobby Bar open 24 hours
Swim-up bar open 10am to 6pm daily
The resort offers a variety of different activities for guests to enjoy including a fitness center, tennis court, full spa and sauna, dive center, and beachfront water sports equipment.
To explore the island, easily grab a taxi from the hotel or hop on “le truck” which is public transport. “Le marche” is a terrific open-air market downtown that is perfect for souvenir shopping and soaking in the local culture. There are some terrific local excursions to check-out too, including a safari of Tahiti’s jungle like interior, hiking the lava tubes, visiting cascading waterfalls, black sand beaches, deep sea fishing, and more.
Some of our favorite complimentary activities include:
Enjoy being pampered at this relaxing full-service spa which offers a wide selection of massages and aesthetic treatments. Features the same line of locally-sourced products as the Brando and InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa.