Polynesian handicrafts are not only beautifully made, they’re an important part of local Tahitian culture and tradition. At the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, we offer a wide range of locally handcrafted goods in our Te Anuanua boutique, and we host demonstrations where you can see the process and skills behind each craft.
Pareo or pareu – the sarong – is very important in daily Polynesian life. Worn by both men and women, this large, flowing sarong can be tied in myriad different ways.
Monoi oil is another important item in Polynesian life. It is used during traditional rituals, for its medicinal properties and as a body and hair beauty treatment. It’s also an effective mosquito repellent, recommended for use around the resort.
Tifaifai: these attractive hand-sewn bedspreads bear mostly botanical patterns and are traditionally given as a wedding present.
SHOPPING IN BORA BORA
You will find two shops on-site at the resort. Browse from a wide selection of souvenirs for gifts and mementos to bring back home, and stock up on essentials you may have forgotten to pack. Don’t forget to check out our beautiful black pearl jewellery, unique to this part of the world.
Our resort boutique offers local handicrafts, bathing suits, beach garments and gifts. You can also stock up on toiletries, cigarettes and other essentials here.
Opening hours: 8.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 6.30pm
The InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort has a Robert Wan black pearls boutique. The most prestigious pearl producer in French Polynesia, it offers magnificent collections of jewellery and loose pearls, from chokers to luxurious jewellery sets. A certificate of origin and authenticity is given with every purchase.
Open daily from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6.30pm.
From the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, you also have easy access to the shopping of the main city of Vaitape, which includes souvenir shops, a supermarket, bike and car rental, snack shops and restaurants, art galleries and even tattoo artists.