InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
In the shadow of Moorea’s towering green mountains, 144 rooms and thatched bungalows dot the coastline along a turquoise lagoon, offering an ideal escape for wannabe castaways. Situated on 17 lush Polynesian acres, the property’s airy beachfront, garden, and overwater bungalows blur the line between outdoors and in, with braided bamboo walls, mahogany paneling, and private balconies. French-Polynesian dishes fill out the menu at the resort’s two restaurants; more casual fare is available at Motu Oné swim-up bar. Guests can use the gym, tennis courts, and two infinity pools, or sign up for dive, kayak, or WaveRunner excursions. Or if you just want to relax, book an exotic flower bath treatment at Hélène Spa.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.