Moorea, French Polynesia InterContinental

2018 HAL World Cruise

Monday, January 22, 2018

 

Leaving the ferry dock in Vai’are, our driver Jo (of Jo’s Tours) drove us past Cook’s Bay, the Belvedere, and Opunohu Bay.  We arrived at the InterContinental Hotel in about 20 minutes.  Once we had checked-in and arranged with the concierge for the evening’s Tahitian Show and dinner, we took a quick look at our bungalow and then had lunch.  Afterwards, we visited the dolphin aquarium ($160.00/pp to swim with the dolphins which we didn’t do but have done in the past—it is a magical experience) and the Turtle Clinic where injured turtles are nursed back to health.  After a quick dip in the ocean, we called for a cart to pick us up and take us to the beach for the Tahitian Show and dinner.  It was a joyous day!

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The Intercontinenetal Hotel has an “open” concept architecture. This is the lobby area.
You call for a cart to take you around!
You call for a cart to take you around!
Cart trails connect the bungalows.
Cart trails connect the bungalows.
Terrace dining and drinking.
Terrace dining and drinking.
Plumeria is everywhere.
Plumeria is everywhere.
There's also an indoor restaurant.
There’s also an indoor restaurant.
But the outdoor dining catches the ocean breezes.
But the outdoor dining catches the ocean breezes.
Our home in Moorea.
Our home in Moorea.

View from our bungalow.

Enjoying the deck.
Enjoying the deck.
Ready to go for a swim!
Ready to go for a swim!
Our private swimming pool!
Our private swimming pool!
View from inside.
View from inside.
Bungalow interior.
Bungalow interior.
Bungalow interior.
Bungalow interior.
Bungalow interior.
Bungalow interior.
Lunch at the InterContinental
Lunch at the InterContinental
Relaxing on the deck.
Relaxing on the deck.
The Dolphin Aquarium
The Dolphin Aquarium
Dolphins in residence
Dolphins in residence
Such marvelous creatures!
Such marvelous creatures!
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The InterContinental Hotel operates a Turtle Clinic in the Rehabilitation Lagoon.
The Turtle Clinic
The Turtle Clinic
Turtle #5 in recovery
Turtle #5 in recovery
Turtle recovery wards
Turtle recovery wards
And the sun sets on another fantastic day!
And the sun sets on another fantastic day!

 

 

Next, I’ll post photos of the Tahitian Show.

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