Accommodation rating: Superior
Situated near Opunohu Bay, on the north-east coast of the island, the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is sheltered from the prevailing winds due to its location between the mountains and the lagoon. The resort is set on 10 hectares of lush gardens, which contain over 165 species of trees, plants and flowers. All rooms and bungalows have been designed to combine contemporary luxury with local traditions, with handcrafted Tahitian furniture and artworks, and all feature a private terrace or balcony.
The Fare Nui restaurant has a large dining room and terrace and overlooks the lagoon. It serves delicate French cuisine and exotic local flavours. Far Hana restaurant is located by the swimming pool and serves local dishes, and the bar has views over the ocean. The Hélène Spa, the first Tahitian spa in Polynesia, offers a range of relaxation treatments and the Moorea Dolphin Centre, which shares the lagoon with Moorea Resort, has created a natural home for four bottlenose dolphins. Guests can learn about these fascinating creatures from the scientific and veterinary team who care for them.
Please call 020 7808 6781 for more information or to make a booking.