Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise – Emerald Overwater Bungalow #204 at the InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora

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Emily on the Lower Deck of our Emerald Overwater Bungalow at the InterContinental Thalasso

Video review of our Emerald overwater bungalow #204

Emily Jablon:  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.
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Emily Outside the 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 Jablon:  The bungalow was huge!  It had a separate room with a sofa, chair, flat screen TV, and desk.
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The Living Room

There was a glass-top  coffee table with fruits which we ate for breakfast one day to save paying for breakfast.

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Glass Coffee Table & Welcome Fruits

There was a small table as soon as we entered which had water and a basket to store stuff.

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Small Table

The bedroom was large and faced the clear bluish-green colored water.

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Our Bedroom

Our bedroom had a huge window that looked right out onto the water.

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View From our Bedroom

The bedroom also had an entrance to the bathroom.

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Bathroom Entrance

The bathroom was also large and luxurious with his and hers sinks.

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Emily in the Bathroom

Some hotel rooms are the size of this bathroom!

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The Huge Bathroom

There was a walk-in shower.

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The Shower Room

And a large bathtub.

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Huge Bathtub

The amenities were Algotherm which also lends its name to the Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental in Bora Bora.

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Algotherm Amenities

The highlight was our own private balcony with deck chairs.

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Deck Chairs on the Balcony

There was a table to eat on.

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Table on the Balcony

And stairs that descended into the water for swimming and snorkeling.

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Stairs Leading to a Lower Deck

We could see a few other overwater bungalows from our deck so it wasn’t completely private.

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Emily on the Lower Deck

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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