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USEFUL INFORMATION

Location

Bora Bora is a 50-minute flight from the main island of Tahiti. The InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is located on Matira beach. It is a 30-minutes boat ride from the airport.
 
Language 
The official language of French Polynesia is French, although the unofficial language, Tahitian, is probably more widely spoken. English is spoken by some native islanders and most will be happy to answer questions and help out where they can, despite any language barrier.
 
Religion
The dominant religion in Polynesia is Christianity, with a Protestant majority and a large contingent of Catholics.
 
Currency
The local currency is the French Pacific Franc (XPF). Our Front Office team will be happy to help you exchange currency. 
 
Time
UTC -10:00
 
Weather
French Polynesia enjoys a tropical marine climate, with lots of sun all year round and just enough rain to nurture lush vegetation and colourful blooms. It receives an annual average of eight hours of sunshine per day with temperatures between 24°C (75°F) and 30°C (86°F) and lagoon water temperatures between 23°C (73°F) and 26°C (79°F). There are two distinct seasons. November to April is the wet season (with January the wettest month) with August the driest month.
 
Food
Tahitian cuisine is healthy and delicious, using fresh local fruits, vegetables and fish. Seafood is caught daily from the lagoon and from the waters of the South Pacific.
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dress code:
bring cotton clothing and light rainwear in case of a sudden tropical downpour. A pair of reef shoes is essential to avoid coral cuts.
Electrical adapter: bring a universal adapter or converter for use with your personal electrical equipment. Local voltage being 220v/60 Hz.
Local currency: the French Pacific Franc (XPF) is the local currency. You can exchange some money at the airport upon arrival.
Necessities: Bora Bora is a remote island, so you might have difficulty finding the things you take for granted at home. Remember to bring your electronic device chargers, digital camera, batteries and a universal adapter. Sun care: don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Responding to the needs of our business and leisure clients, the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort offers: 
  • Front desk open 24/7 with foreign exchange, mail box, fax services 
  • Guest Relations
  • Business Centre
  • Activities
  • Internet access
  • Beach kiosk (the ‘Sport Fare’) for beach towels and snorkelling equipment
  • Car rental desk
  • Babysitting on request
  • Doctor on request
  • Exchange currency desk
  • Shower rooms for early arrivals and late departures

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is the best place to purchase black pearls? 
You will find a large selection of black pearls and jewellery at the Robert Wan boutique, within the resort.
 
Are there sharks in the lagoon around the bungalows? 
The lagoon is safe all around the bungalows. The only sharks that may live here are docile reef sharks.
 
When was the resort opened?
The hotel was opened in 1988.
 
How do I get to the other Bora Bora InterContinental Resort? 
A shuttle boat runs between the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort on the main island, and the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, located on a motu (islet). The trip takes 15 to 20 minutes. Please ask the concierge for more details and pricing.