Enhance your cruise and make the most of your trip to the islands with a relaxing three-night pre-cruise stay at two beautiful Tahitian resorts.

With its turquoise lagoons, sugar sand beaches, and jagged volcanic peaks, Bora Bora is an unspoiled gem in the emerald necklace of French Polynesia. Discover the marine life teeming in its coral reefs, glide over the water on a jet ski or glass-bottom boat, or embark on an off-road 4×4 safari offering breathtaking views. You will see for yourself why author James Michener called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.”

Day 1 – Papeete

You will be greeted at the Faa’a International Airport by our local English-speaking representative upon disembarking your flight (provided that you have previously communicated your flight schedule to your travel agent).

Transfer to the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa and check in upon arrival. Located on a vibrant blue lagoon, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the ideal base to relax as you transition from your journey to your cruise aboard Le Paul Gauguin. You will have access to all hotel amenities including two freshwater swimming pools, a beach, and an overwater restaurant. If time and availability allow, there is also a spa and a dive center at additional cost.

Days 2 & 3 – Papeete/Bora Bora

After an included breakfast at the resort, you will be transferred to Faa’a International Airport for your flight to Bora Bora.

Upon arriving at the Bora Bora Airport, a representative from the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa will meet you and you will be transferred by boat to the resort where you will check-in to your overwater villa.

Located on Motu Piti Aau, a small coral island on the barrier reef, The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is an eco-friendly jewel. The Deep Ocean Spa offers luxurious treatments utilizing nutrients extracted from the deep-sea water of the South Pacific. After an included breakfast, spend your days at leisure enjoying the resort’s stunning setting. Lounge by the pool, skim across the lagoon on a rented sailboat, kayak or paddleboard—or sign up for a SCUBA course to discover the graceful marine life inhabiting the lagoon.

Lunches and dinners are on your own.

Day 4 – Bora Bora/Papeete

Check out after an included breakfast and catch your boat transport to the Bora Bora Airport, where you will board your flight back to Papeete. Upon arriving in Tahiti, a local representative will assist you in transporting to the pier to embark on your island exploration aboard Le Paul Gauguin.

This program includes the accommodation in Sapphire Overwater Villa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Diamond Overwater Villa are also available on a supplement basis. Contact your travel professional for further detail.

Your program includes:

  • Papeete/Bora Bora/Papeete return tickets on scheduled Air Tahiti flights, economy class.
  • 1 night accommodation in a Ocean View room at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa 4*, local standards (or similar) including breakfast.
  • 2 nights accommodations in a Sapphire Overwater Villa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa 5*, local standards (or similar) including breakfast.
  • All transfers mentioned above; between ship/resorts/airport.
  • The assistance of an English-speaking representative.Accommodation tax.

Your program does not include:

  • Dinners and lunches.
  • Tips for the driver and the guide.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • All personal expenses (beverages, spa services, meals other than breakfasts, sightseeing, SCUBA, etc.).
  • Any other services not mentioned in the “included” list.

Please note:

  • The official check-in time at the hotel InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is at 3 p.m.
  • The luggage allowance for inter-island flights is: 23 kg (50 lb) per person, maximum 3 items of 7.6 kg (16.7 lb) each, the dimensions of which should not exceed length + width + height = 150 cm (59 in) for the Air Tahiti Papeete/Bora Bora/Papeete flights. One carry-on, the weight and size of which must not exceed 5 kg (11 lb) and 45 x 35 x 20 cm (17.6 in x 13.7 in x 7.8 in). The cabins and overhead lockers on the planes are not big enough to take extra items such as laptops, cameras, etc. All your effects must fit into your luggage items, as described above.

Resorts Contact Information:

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
PK7, Fa’a’a 98702
Polynésie française
Telephone number: +689 4086 5110

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
PO Box 156, Bora Bora 98730
Polynésie française
Telephone number: +689 4060 7600