InterContinental Tahiti Resort (4.5*)

InterContinental Tahiti Resort is a perfect place to start the French Polynesian experience, where in addition to hotel’s numerous facilities and amenities guests will also enjoy a close proximity to Papeete’s museums, shops, galleries, market, and nightclubs


Hotel Details:

  • 30 acres of gardens
  • Bathys Diving Center
  • Lagoonarium
  • private beach
  • two pools
  • tennis courts
  • health and fitness centre
  • The Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm
  • live entertainment
  • business services


Room Features:

Garden View Room:

  • view of the lush tropical garden
  • private balcony
  • internet access
  • cable/satellite TV
  • tea maker


Lagoon View:

  • view across the lagoon to the reef and the ocean
  • private balcony
  • internet access
  • cable/satellite TV
  • tea maker


Panoramic View:

  • larger rooms than Lagoon View
  • lagoon view from the private balcony
  • internet access
  • cable/satellite TV
  • tea maker


Overwater Bungalow:

  • located over water
  • private sundeck platform
  • internet access
  • cable/satellite TV
  • tea maker



  • Le Lotus – this overwater restaurant offers a gourmet experience with a degustation menu
  • Tiare Restaurant – features an open show kitchen with a view of the infinity pool, waterfalls and the spectacular silhouette of the mountains of Moorea
  • Tiki Bar – popular place for locals as well as guests, offering a wide variety of imported and local beers, liqueurs and spirits, and the signature Beachcomber cocktail
  • Bar Le Lotus – swim-up bar serving tropical cocktails and freshly squeezed island fruit



  • The Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm
  • the hotel offers equipment rental for various water and land sports, including pedal boats, motorized canoes, reef pontoons, coral viewing by glass-bottom boat, cruises, snorkeling, badminton, ping pong, and tennis, etc.


NEW! How you can make your stay more authentic, sustainable and memorable

These tips provide the insider’s knowledge on how travelers can engage with local culture, make their vacations more memorable, promote sustainability in the region, and enhance their overall holiday experience.

  • To make their stays more memorable while they are visiting French Polynesia, travelers can attend one of these local festivals:
    • Heiva I Tahiti – this celebration is held every year from the month of June through July. It is the time of dance shows and local sports competitions including canoe races, fruits porters run, spear competition, and it is the most expected event in the Society Islands. All the groups are working very hard throughout the whole year to present the most beautiful shows. From a display of colors in the costumes, and motion in local dances to mixtures of melodies and rhythms with the drums, both locals and visitors are looking forward to the Heiva every year
    • Marquesas Festival – held every 4 years (with last one in December 2011), the purpose of the festival is to preserve the knowledge of the “Tuhuka” (the Wiseman who held the knowledge of the traditions and the culture). With limited space available and delegations coming from the other parts of the Polynesian Triangle, they gather to celebrate their origins, and it is a great opportunity to meet the locals and experience the islands as an islander. According to our local partner, the event has a special spirit, often referred to as “Mana” which in translation means “the spirit of the ancients”, which triggers a beautiful feeling and strong emotions.
    • Matari’i I Ni’a Festivities – in ancient times, the stars have always played an important role in the Polynesian culture, and the locals were expecting the apparition of a special constellation of stars which was supposed to announce the cycle of abundance. The name of the constellation is “Matari’I I Ni’a”. Today, the apparition of these Pleiades is still celebrated through traditional songs, dances, music, exhibitions, and special movie projections. In opinion of our local partners, this event is similar to the Thanksgiving
    • The Tattoo Festival “Tatau I Tahiti Tattonesia” – tattoo is often the ID card of a Polynesian, since from seeing a tattoo, locals can often tell what part of the Polynesia the holder is from. Bringing about 15,000 travelers, the event not only celebrates the Polynesian tattoos, but tattoos in general. It is believed that the word is actually of Tahitian origin. Captain Cook first used the word “Tattoo” (actual name is “Tatau”) when he related some of his voyages to this part of the world.
  • Visitors are encouraged to contribute to the economy and support local culture by visiting local restaurants and purchasing the locally made arts and crafts. The good thing about Tahiti is that most of these businesses are locally owned, and are available on most of the islands and of course at the Market in Papeete (Tahiti).
  • While the “towels and sheets washing program” is not very reinforced in Tahiti, visitors would be greatly appreciated if they would avoid water wastage
  • To get more authentic travel experience, guests must visit the Market of Papeete as it is not only a place that sells food produces, but also a gathering spot for people to meet. Visitors will find the arts and crafts on display, as well as the local staple food and produces. The prices at the market are very good and travelers are encouraged to at least end their stay in Tahiti with a visit to the market for last souvenirs and gifts.
  • To get a better understanding of the local culture, visit The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands to learn more about the arrival of the Polynesians and their life on the islands, and James Norman Hall Memorial, the old house of the author of the Mutiny of the Bounty who has lived in Tahiti
  • The local spots to eat recommended by our Tahiti partners are Le Coco’s – located on the west Coast of Tahiti, and L’O à la Bouche
Please Note: Time restrictions and extra charges may apply for some activities, watersports or facilities. Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only, have a dress code in effect and/or require reservations. While Sparkling Voyages makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, it cannot be held responsible for changes, omissions or errors.