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- A Bad Start & a Few Hours in Los Angeles
- Air France Lounge – Los Angeles
- Air France Business Class – Los Angeles to Papeete
- Getting to Moorea
- Hilton Moorea
- Hilton Moorea, Panoramic Overwater Bungalow #87
- An ATV Tour in Moorea
- Whale & Dolphin Watching in Moorea
- Eating in Moorea
- Moorea to Bora Bora
- Bora Bora Airport To InterContinental Thalasso
- Emerald Overwater Bungalow #204 at the InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora
- Jet-Skiing in Bora Bora
- A 9 Hour Bike Ride Around Bora Bora
- Eating in the InterContinental Thalasso
- InterContinental Thalasso Coral Garden Suite
- Around the InterContinental Thalasso
- Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
- Royal Overwater Villa, Hilton Bora Bora Nui
- Dinner at Villa Mahana
- Eating in the Hilton Bora Bora
- Is Food Expensive in Bora Bora?
- A Day in Papeete
- Air Tahiti Nui and Southwest Flights Home
- Conclusion & Blog Giveaway!
Video review of our Emerald overwater bungalow #204
Emily: We were driven to our overwater Emerald bungalow from the check-in area in a golf cart. The ride was very pretty and I was excited because we’d be staying in one of these overwater bungalows.
Daraius: Emily and I each used our 1 annual free night from the Chase Priority Club card for 2 nights at the InterContinental Thalasso which we booked ~2 months in advance. We booked another night for 30,000 points a night when the rate had dropped earlier this year (a mistake).
The current rate is 50,000 Priority Club points per night in a Coral Suite which sells for ~$800 on the InterContinental website. But the Coral suite is not an overwater bungalow, so I emailed the hotel to negotiate an upgrade to an overwater bungalow.
I had requested overwater bungalow #205 when I confirmed that I’d pay the ~$175 per night fee to guarantee an upgrade from the Coral Garden bungalows to the Emerald overwater bungalow. Bungalow #205 was the last Emerald bungalow in the row of bungalows which didn’t face any other bungalows in front of us.
However, we were assigned bungalow #204 instead, which was really spectacular, and we had nothing to complain about. The room was very modern and new.
Emily: The bungalow was huge! It had a separate room with a sofa, chair, flat screen TV, and desk.
There was a glass-top coffee table with fruits which we ate for breakfast one day to save paying for breakfast.
There was a small table as soon as we entered which had water and a basket to store stuff.
The bedroom was large and faced the clear bluish-green colored water.
Our bedroom had a huge window that looked right out onto the water.
The bedroom also had an entrance to the bathroom.
The bathroom was also large and luxurious with his and hers sinks.
Some hotel rooms are the size of this bathroom!
There was a walk-in shower.
And a large bathtub.
The amenities were Algotherm which also lends its name to the Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental in Bora Bora.
The highlight was our own private balcony with deck chairs.
There was a table to eat on.
And stairs that descended into the water for swimming and snorkeling.
We could see a few other overwater bungalows from our deck so it wasn’t completely private.
Our room was modern, private and comfortable. I especially liked the attention to detail, for example, the cushions on the deck chairs.
What we wouldn’t give to go back to our overwater bungalow at the InterContinental Thalasso!
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