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USEFUL INFORMATION

Location
Bora Bora is located a 50-minute flight from the main island of Tahiti. The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located on Motu Piti Aau beach along the eastern side of Bora Bora, accessible only by boat. It’s a 20-minute boat ride from the airport.
 
Language
The official language of French Polynesia is French, although Tahitian is probably more widely spoken. English is spoken by most native islanders who are more than happy to answer any questions and help out where they can, despite any language barrier.
 
Religion
The dominant religion in Polynesia is Christianity, with the majority Protestant and a large contingent of Catholics.
 
Currency
The local currency in French Polynesia is the French Pacific Franc (XPF). Our Front Office team will be happy to help you exchange currency.
 
Time
UTC -10:00
 
Weather 
French Polynesia enjoys a tropical marine climate, with lots of sun all year round and just enough rain to nurture lush vegetation and colourful blooms. We receive an annual average of eight hours of sunshine per day with temperatures between 24°C (75°F) and 30°C (86°F) and lagoon water temperatures between 23°C (73°F) and 26°C (79°F). There are two distinct seasons. November to April is the wet season (with January the wettest month). August is the driest month. 
 
Food
Tahitian cuisine is healthy and delicious, using fresh local fruits, vegetables and fish. Seafood is caught daily from the lagoon and from the waters of the South Pacific.  
 
WHAT TO PACK?
Dress code: bring cotton clothing and light rainwear in case of a sudden tropical downpour. A pair of reef shoes is essential to avoid coral cuts. 
 
Electrical adapter: bring a universal adapter or converter for use with your personal electrical equipment, local voltage being 220V/60Hz.
 
Local currency: the French Pacific Franc (XPF) is the local currency.
 
Necessities: Bora Bora is a remote island, so you might have difficulty finding the things you take for granted back home. Remember to bring your electronic device chargers, digital camera, batteries and a universal adapter.
 
Sun care: don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat.
 
RESORT SERVICES
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa offers the following facilities on-site:
 
  • Front desk open 24/7 with foreign exchange, mailbox, fax services 
  • Guest Relations 
  • Business Centre 
  • Activities 
  • 24/7 room service and Internet access 
  • Beach kiosk (Fare) for beach towels and snorkelling equipment 
  • Car rental desk 
  • Babysitting on request 
  • Doctor on request 
  • Exchange currency desk
 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Where is the best place to purchase black pearls? 
You will find a large selection of black pearls at the Hinerava boutique, within the resort.
 
Are there sharks in the lagoon around the bungalows? 
The lagoon is safe all around the bungalows. If you see sharks, they are docile reef sharks. 
 
When was the resort opened? 
The hotel opened in 2006.
 
How do I get to the other Bora Bora InterContinental Resort? 
A shuttle boat runs between the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort on the main island, and the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, located on a motu (islet). The ride between the two resorts takes 20 to 25 minutes. Please ask the concierge for more details.