Blue Lagoons

By Rona Berg / February 13, 2018

Imagine a place where the sky is always clear and cobalt blue, the sea is bright turquoise with glints of sunlight and the sandy beaches are white as pearls. Where you can jump off the deck of your overwater villa into water that holds you like a gentle hug.

Those well-traveled may have seen their fair share of paradise in the South Pacific, but the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa takes it to another level. What makes it most unique is the mountain set directly across from the Sands Restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious barefoot lunch of locally sourced fish, while dipping your toes in the water. And then, of course, there is the natural beauty of the resort itself.

Decide to loll around and do nothing all day, but make sure to visit the Deep Ocean Spa at some point, the first thalassotherapy center ever built in the South Pacific, where a traditional Tahitian massage will unravel any knots and turn you into jelly. Or reserve a pontoon excursion for the day and spend your time on or in the water: snorkeling amid the bright and colorful coral, swimming with the friendly fish, then picnicking on a “motu” (small islet), where your picnic table is set in the water, too, and you can feel the sand beneath your feet. thalasso.intercontinental.com


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Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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