The Intercontinental Bora Bora dining reviews are very favorable. Most people rate the food as excellent and the service as friendly and efficient. In our own experience, all the meals we have eaten there have been delicious and enjoyable. The service was impressive and the ambiance of 'sophisticated chic meets tropical island' is enlivening.
We consider Intercontinental Bora Bora dining to be amongst the best dining in Bora Bora. So listen to the Bora Bora reviews and buy the meal plan when you book this resort. You will make big savings compared to buying meals individually during your stay. It may be more than you usually pay at other destinations but the price of food in Bora Bora is high everywhere, because of the isolation. This remoteness is what keeps it's pristine beaches exclusive.
Some of my favourite Bora Bora meals have been enjoyed at the Intercontinental Thalasso
When choosing dishes remember to focus on ones which utilize local foods and flavors. Outstanding chefs knows that a dish is as good as it's ingredients. The fresher the ingredients, the more delicious the result.
Open for breakfast (6.30am to 10.30am) and dinner (6.45pm to 9.30pm), this elegant restaurant serves fine gourmet cuisine. You can eat under the cavernous, ceiling of the main dining area, which is open on the front side, or out on the terrace along the beach and lagoon. (During January and February the outside area may be closed due to the rainy season.) Le Reef gleams! Soft lighting is reflected from the high thatched ceiling onto polished pedestal tables and natural, carved tree trunk arm chairs. Le Lagon air-conditioned area is also available.
You can look forward to your daily Intercontinental Bora Bora dining beginning with a grand buffet breakfast at Le Reef. It's the most amazing breakfast I have ever had! The variety and preparation of the wide selection of Continental, American, Japanese and Islander foods is awesome. And the chef will cook fresh pancakes, crepes or eggs just for you.
The most delicious breakfast selection I've ever eaten!
Situated alongside Le Reef, trendy Bubbles has spectacular views of the beach, lagoon and Mount Otemanu. A polished, wooden floor highlights the dramatic all-white theme: white coral walls and transparent drapes; arty white padded stools, couches and geometric cushions; white designer chairs. It's open from 5pm to 11 pm for drinks, exotic cocktails and light snacks. Drinks are pricey, so take advantage of half price Tahiti cocktails at happy hour from 5pm to 6pm.
Le Sands is open between 11am and 9.30 pm for lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner. A sign at the entry, 'dress code: dry suit' is indicative of it's proximity to the glorious white sand beach. It has views of the palm sprinkled beach and Mt Otemanu rising mystically from the lagoon. Inside, the stylish, comfortable chairs have stunning white floral fabric covers. The tables and chairs that spill out onto the patio and across the sand are more casual. This is the place to linger over exotic fruity Tahiti cocktails in the afternoon. As the sun sets, the palm trunks light up with electric stripes.
The meals we had at Le Sands were a delight. You can rely on the steak sandwich for a satisfying, quick lunch. The staff are very attentive. For example, the waitress heard us discussing that we would share the Moorean prawn dish for a starter and it arrived conveniently and beautifully arranged on 2 plates.
Mum and me enjoying out meal at Le Sands
Our Moorean prawn salad arrived ready to share!
For a really special meal you can arrange to have a private white table-cloth lunch or dinner, served by your own butler, on the beach with feet in sand, gazing at Mt Otemanu. Or for more intimacy, on the terrace of your overwater villa. I thought this was a luxury for the super rich. Until we tried it. Now it sits near the top of my list of top things to do in Bora Bora.
For another romantic moment that you will treasure forever, do take the once in your life opportunity to have breakfast delivered by floral decorated canoe. It's an experience that is only possible during an over water bungalow stay.
For more variety, catch the free boat shuttle (a fun 15 to 20 minute ride) over to experience the authentic Polynesian atmosphere of the Intercontinental Bora Bora dining at Le Moana on the mainland. You can include eating in their restaurants on your Thalasso meal plan.
On the Circle Island Road just outside the Le Moana there's the Fare Manuia restaurant (according to the locals, some of the best dining in Bora Bora) plus several budget priced eating options. You can also catch the shuttle bus to Vaitape and lunch like the locals at a little cafe at the end of the row of shops across from Chin's market. Or buy some cooked duck, pork ribs or fresh sea-food from Chin's, to take away. Create your own picnic with a crusty baguette and a bottle of wine.
To really save on Intercontinental Bora Bora dining you can get a wide range of food items nearby at the bustling Tiare min-mart. As you leave the Le Moana, turn right on the Circle Island Road and walk for about 10 minutes. It's on the left.
The price of bottled water at the Intercontinental is high. So while you are out you can purchase cheaper water at the Boutique Fareaui across the road from Le Moana. And it's bargain-priced at Tiare or Chin's market, where locals shop. If you want to have drinks on the deck of your overwater villa, without running up a big alcohol bill, visit one the Carrefour supermarkets as you pass through Tahiti. Or bring some from home. Beer can be bought locally at the Tiare or Chin Lee market.
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