Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Deep Ocean Spa at Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora Review

Our trip to Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti

This spa inside Intercontinental Thalasso  is the most peaceful, luxurious spa I have ever been to. I cannot imagine there being a spa where I am more impressed. I feel like it might have made the whole trip! I booked the Bora Bora Bliss Massage. 90 minutes of paradise while watching the fish swim below me through the glass bottom floor. Insane! It also included a foot massage using the black sand from Tahiti. After the services, we spent hours enjoying the spa facilities. The whole spa is 43,000 square feet! The Mr purchased a day pass for $50 that gave him access to the facilities. There is also a $35 option that does not include use of the steam room. 

stock photo of where my massage was!

The outdoor jacuzzi has, in my opinion, the best view in the whole resort. It overlooked the motu and lagoon. The jacuzzi water itself was actually cool and refreshing on the HOT and humid day. I also enjoyed a pool with strong jets to swim against for strength training, a walk in the Deep Chiller walk which has leg jets to blast fascia and eliminate cellulite and improve circulation (this was not overly cold to me, just felt refreshing), a tea room (with my chilled tiare tea and huge assortments of hot teas!) a relaxation room which I took an hour nap in while listening to crashing waves, a steam room and ended with a plunge into a polar pool. Freeeeezzzzziiiinnnnggggg.  I jumped in and ran right out. Brian tried to stay in for the recommended two minutes, but he could not breathe, it was too cold.
We found at the end of our day there is a recommended order to follow for all of the spa activities. I would suggest reading that before starting. It is posted near the cold water plunge and steam room. Or simply ask them. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the order. 

All the water in the pools and jacuzzis are pumped straight out of the ocean from 3,000 feet below! The water is definitely salty but packed with minerals. They claim the minerals are similar to those that are in our plasma! It has a lot of great benefits for the skin. 
View from massage table of fish below

In my opinion, the best view in the resort, from the spa's jacuzzi

Tea room in the spa

Relaxation room where I took an hour nap

Deep Chiller Walk

Pool with strong currents for strength training

The locker room was also remarkable. There were private shower rooms that each looked out to the outside. They provided the spa's line Algotherm for the shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion & their divine cream. Hair dryers, a vanity area, q-tips and makeup remover and makeup remover pads are provided complimentary!

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