Adorned by white sand beaches and turquoise water, the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is located on the south side of Bora Bora at the famous Matira point. Recently voted #1 among the “World’s 50 Best Beaches” by CNN International, Matira Beach is home to Le Moana Resort, which is the only hotel located on this most beautiful beach in the world.
From Zanzibar to Bora Bora, the CNNGo Staff compiled a list of the best beaches around the world. To many, Bora Bora seems almost too perfect, but for those who have been lucky enough to visit this piece of paradise, the soft sands and calm waters have invited guests to relax and unwind in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.
With breathtaking views over the lagoon and Mt. Otemanu, the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is the essence of romance. Adorned in pristine white décor and overlooking the clear blue water of the Bora Bora lagoon, the recently unveiled “Villa Blanche” suites (four total) offer the ultimate in romance and luxury. With the utmost seclusion located in the furthest part of the resort’s lagoon, guests experience an assortment of romantic touches including a private Polynesian welcome and in-room check in; a luxurious spa-bath filled with sensual salts created by Algotherm; and breakfast for two delivered by outrigger canoe.
To complete the experience, the resort has also launched a honeymoon registry allowing couples to have the dream honeymoon getaway. Offering an easy and fun experience, the resort’s registry offers a state of the art wedding website, blog, email wizard, photo album to share and print photos and a tool to upload photos to Facebook and Twitter. Downloadable announcement cards help spread the word about the honeymoon registry, and an online ‘Thank You’ tracker reminds couples to thank those who register.
Also on Bora Bora, located directly on the lagoon, Le Moana’s sister resort is the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. The resort features a number of unique attributes, including: 80 overwater villas; the acclaimed Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm — the first in the world to use mineral-rich deep seawater extracted from 3,000 feet below sea level in its signature treatments; and the first overwater wedding chapel in French Polynesia. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was also the very first hotel in the world to successfully implement the “Sea-Water Air-Conditioning System” (SWAC), which draws on an inexhaustible supply of non-fossil and renewable clean energy, saving 90% of the electricity consumed by a conventional cooling system.