Wondering if InterContinental Bora Bora has all inclusive packages?
Let’s find out!
This post tells you everything you need to know about InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa including if it’s all inclusive and what you can expect.
Is InterContinental Bora Bora All Inclusive?
No, InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa is not all inclusive.
Unfortunately, InterContinental Bora Bora doesn’t offer any all inclusive packages. This means you will have to pay for food and drinks yourself on top of the nightly rate.
To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ve included the average pricing of food and drinks at the InterContinental Bora Bora below.
How Expensive are Drinks at InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa?
At the time of writing, these are the current average prices for drinks at InterContinental Bora Bora:
- Alcoholic cocktails range between $20 and $25.
- Non-alcohol cocktails cost around $15.
- A coke costs around $6.
- A glass of wine costs between $9 and $12.
- A milkshake costs around $15.
- A fruit juice costs around $6.
- A beer costs around $9.
There are two bars in the InterContinental Bora Bora resort. You can also get drinks from one of their three restaurants.
Bubbles Bar, which overlooks the beach & lagoon, runs a Happy Hour deal everyday from 5PM to 6PM when you can get 2-for-1 cocktails.
This is a great way to save money on expensive drinks.
Quick Tip: Bring your own drinks to save money! Each person flying to Bora Bora is allowed to bring 2L of liquor or wine (about 3 bottles).
Don’t worry about this looking rude. Lots of people coming to Bora Bora do this and the hotels don’t mind at all.
How Expensive is the Food at InterContinental Bora Bora?
At the time of writing, these are the current prices for food at InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa:
- Breakfast costs $35 per person per day. This is for an extensive breakfast buffet.
- A 3 course dinner costs between $97 and $150 per person.
- One standard starter costs around $22.
- One standard main course costs between $35 and $44.
- One kid’s meal costs around $18.
- A standard dessert costs around $18.
The InterContinental Bora Bora resort has 3 different restaurants to choose from. They also offer 24-hour room service so you can dine on the deck of your overwater bungalow.
Food options include traditional French cuisine, seafood, Mediterranean, sushi, sandwiches, local Polynesian food and international options like burgers.
For more information, check out my guide to restaurant prices in Bora Bora.
How Much Does it Cost to Stay at the InterContinental Bora Bora?
To give you an idea of the nightly cost to stay at InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa, I’ve listed the average prices below.
Bear in mind that prices do vary depending on which time of year you visit, which specific day and more.
- The nightly cost of a standard overwater bungalow at InterContinental Bora Bora is between $1,250 and $1,600.
This fee varies based on the time of year you come. High season runs from May to October when rates tend to be higher.
Travel during low season (December to March) for the lower end of these price ranges.
- The nightly cost of a standard overwater bungalow with a private pool at InterContinental Bora Bora is between $1,700 and $2,000.
Larger suites with a private pool cost between $3,000 and $5,000 per night. These types of rooms are much bigger with the most expensive having 2 bedrooms.
To check the pricing for your specific dates, check InterContinental Bora Bora on Booking.com.
I actually also wrote an entire post on how expensive a vacation is in Bora Bora which includes a full cost breakdown of a trip to Bora Bora.
What is Included at InterContinental Bora Bora?
There’s no denying that you do pay a huge amount of money to stay at InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa but it is a 5* resort.
Although food and drink are not included in the nightly price at InterContinental Bora Bora, many other things are.
Check out my list of the best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora to compare InterContinental Thalasso to other resorts.
Here’s a rundown of everything you’ll get if you stay at the InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa.
- All of the rooms are overwater bungalows. There are no options to stay on solid ground.
- Jump off the deck of your luxury overwater villa directly into the lagoon.
- Overwater bungalows feature glass panel floors so you can see turquoise waters and tropical fish beneath you.
- A 24/7 on-site fitness center with a range of equipment. Free water and apples available daily.
- On-site tennis court.
- Free welcome drink on arrival.
- Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards available for free. You can take this out into the lagoon for a swim.
- Free stingray feeding session everyday at 2PM. Get up close and personal with the stingrays who live in the lagoon.
- Traditional Polynesian dance performances on selected evenings including fire dancing.
- The resort features panoramic mountain, beach or lagoon views and is surrounded by a coral reef which is ideal for snorkeling.
You’ll see fish and stingrays on the daily! InterContinental Thalasso has the most wildlife and fish as it is the last resort in a long line of resorts so has an open lagoon to one side.
- An infinity-edge pool which overlooks the lagoon.
- Large beach with hammocks.
- Air conditioning in all rooms.
Things available at InterContinental Bora Bora for an additional cost:
These things are not included in the nightly cost and must be paid for separately.
- An award-winning spa. For a fee you can book a range of treatments including massages, facial cleanses, body scrubs, body wraps, aromatherapy and more. They even have a hot tub.
The spa even has its own coral reef lagoon and whilst you’re getting a massage, you can watch the fish through the glass floor in the treatment rooms!
Check out my guide on massage prices in Bora Bora to budget for this.
- 3 restaurants and 2 bars featuring a range of cuisines and fine dining options.
- Boat transfer from the airport for $72 per person.
- You can book a private beach dinner for a fee. This is super romantic and includes flowers, candles and stunning views.
- Lots of paid tours to join including snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, boat tours and helicopter tours.
- Large cabana on the beach bookable for a fee.
Of course, there’s so much more that you’ll also get access to if you choose to stay at InterContinental Bora Bora but these are my favorite features that I think you’ll like the most.
Every room also comes with everything you’d expect including a TV, a minibar, a desk, a coffee maker, walk-in closet, free WiFi, free toiletries and so much more.
Does Bora Bora Have All Inclusive Resorts?
There are no official all inclusive resorts in Bora Bora.
Typically, all inclusive resorts include a room, 3 daily meals, soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks and sometimes other services/activities.
Unfortunately, Bora Bora doesn’t have these types of resorts.
In Bora Bora, the nightly price you pay usually only includes your accommodation cost. You will then have to pay for your meals and activities on top of the nightly fee.
Taking everything into account, InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa is definitely one of the best resorts in Bora Bora.
Although it is super expensive, it’s also one of the most luxurious resorts in Bora Bora and includes a huge range of fantastic amenities.
This includes the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in an overwater villa in one of the world’s most exclusive settings with a crystal clear lagoon right on your doorstep (literally!).
You can even jump straight into the ocean from the villa and swim with fish!
At the end of the day, that’s what you’re paying for and for many people, it’s totally worth it!
Check out what you can expect from the InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa resort in the video below which features a tour of the resort.
Thanks for reading this post which answers the question ‘is InterContinental Bora Bora all inclusive?’.
Although it is not an all-inclusive resort, this page should help you figure out how much it costs to stay at the InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa in French Polynesia.
Still deciding where to stay? Find out what’s included at St Regis Bora Bora Resort.
Or if you are trying to choose between the two then I compared them in this post: St Regis Bora Bora vs InterContinental Thalasso.