The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
What We Love
- On-call butlers who cater to your every whim, including free pressing of two garments upon check-in
- Snorkeling in the Lagoonarium, the resort’s own saltwater lagoon that is teeming with native fish
- An adults-only pool with secluded private cabanas
What To Know
- WiFi access costs $32 per day
- The hotel welcomes families and offers crafts, movie nights and other activities to keep little ones happy
- Don’t dismiss beach villas as they are not only bigger but also offer private gardens and access to a private stretch of sand
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Room Service
Located on a private island, The St. Regis Bora Bora’s 100 thatched-roof villas, spa set in its own islet, Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant and sushi-and-sake restaurant are spread over 44 acres along the edge of a calm lagoon. The look in guest villas and public spaces is Bali-Thai chic, and rooms feature earth-toned textiles that are traditionally woven as well as exotic wood furniture. Intricately carved Polynesian sculptures and paintings depicting island life add a local design touch throughout.
Bed and Bath
Thatched-roof villas set on the sandy beach feature private gardens or terraces with plunge pools, outdoor showers and dining gazebos while the rest are perched over the lagoon overlooking the jagged peaks of Mount Otemanu, an extinct volcano that rises out of turquoise waters that stretch to the horizon. The décor in all villas fuses native woods, woven textiles, floor-to-ceiling windows and Polynesian art. Huge Italian marble-clad bathrooms offer double sinks, sunken tubs, rain showers and separate dressing areas. There’s plenty of hi-tech gadgetry, including 42-inch TVs, CD/DVD players and Bose surround-sound systems. In overwater villas, wooden doors in the bedrooms slide open for views of the sea. Guests can also peek down into the underwater world via indoor glass viewing panels built into the floors.
Cool off during the day with drinks at Aparima, the swim-up bar. And don’t miss dining at Sushi Take Restaurant, the first sushi joint in Bora Bora. You know a restaurant is good when even non-hotel guests are dining there: Jean-Georges’s Lagoon is one such place, and it’s easy to see why. Suspended above the lagoon and affording awesome views of Mount Otemanu, the restaurant serves delicious Franco-Asian dishes prepared with ingredients indigenous to the islands. The resort offers a free kids club—activities include sand crafts, swimming, tennis and Polynesian arts—for children aged 5 to 12. And Miri Miri Spa, which sits in its own islet within the resort, offers treatments under open-air cabanas or in spectacular indoor treatment rooms that lead to private patios with plunge pools and outdoor showers.
In the Area
Ask the concierge to book a diving or snorkeling excursion with Diveasy Bora Bora. Or experience the underwater world in a submarine and encounter snappers, lemon shark and stingrays, among other marine life. Everyone who goes to Bora Bora eventually makes it to Bloody Mary’s, a laid-back restaurant and bar that specializes in fresh-caught seafood dishes.
How to Get There
We stayed at the wonderful St. Regis for 4 nights in late April early May 2019. It is truly a 5 star resort with all the luxuries one could ask for in a resort! You are given your personal butler and he/she will take care of anything you need. Ours was Kouros and he was so very attentive taking care of reservations and what we needed in our room even before we asked, in some cases.
The water in Bora Bora and at St. Regis is something you can not describe. It is just breathtaking and even more beautiful than pictures can depict. We have vacationed all over the Caribbean and while it is beautiful in the Caribbean, this just doesn't compare. The resort has everything you want and my suggestion is to skip Moorea ( a quick 30 min ferry ride from Papeete) and just take the 1 hour flight to Bora Bora. The airport is right where all the boats pick you up to take you to the resorts. The St Regis boat trip is 20 min. It is just beautiful all the way to St. Regis. Once there they just take such good care of you taking you on a trip of the resort (44 acres large) showing you all that is available to you for your stay. The over the water bungalows are just incredible. They leave nothing out. Beautiful, spacious, full of all you need. A shower, a sunken bathtub, a king sized bed, a living room, two HD tv's, a back patio and deck with lounge chairs and a table. You just can't ask for more here. The bikes to get around are a great addition though you can call for a cart and they are there within 5 minutes if you choose. There are 5 different places to eat and the breakfast buffet included with your stay are all fantastic. Twice a day they have a boat shuttle to take you the 7 min trip over to the main Bora Bora island where you can also go eat if you choose. We did go to the Yacht Club there for dinner one night. The buffet meal and Polynesian show that they do at the St Regis is very well done and great food as well and they include the guests in this show and they do it well. The spa was spectacular. We got a couples massage and also enjoyed the hot tub and sauna while there. One of the highlights for us was snorkeling in the lagoon with some of the most beautiful fish we have ever seen. They provide fish food for you to feed and the fish love it. The fish expert comes several times a week to talk about the fish there. They have a shark area near the Lagoon Restaurant where you can go with the expert from the resort and learn all about them while he feeds them. We met and spoke with the resort manager several times as he is always out and about visiting with guests. The pool staff meet you immediately with towels and pillows when you arrive at the pools and beach. There is also a very quiet adults only pool that had cabana type areas and a waterfall and was just awesome. You can have food brought there for a fee. We can't wait to go back!
Our 50th Wedding Anniversary was May 3rd. Spent five amazing days in an Overwater Deluxe Suite Villa Mt. Otemanu View. We were in heaven with this amazing view that words can not describe. The morning of our anniversary, we had the canoe arrive with breakfast. Were we dreaming? The amazing blue and more blue water.That evening we had the candlelight dinner on the beach. The attention by the staff of excellence was so outstanding that I felt like a member of the Royal Family. In our fifty years of traveling, this was the best ever destination. Julio our butler was top notch all the way. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort should be visited once in a life time.
We spent our honeymoon here and had an amazing time! We booked through Pacific for Less which I would also highly recommend. The property is beautiful, overwater bungalow was stunning and spacious, and service was outstanding! All the restaurants at the resort were top notch (a little pricey but that's to be expected). The resort didn't feel crowded at all- there was always spots to relax by the pool and beach- you never had to fight for lounge chairs. Great vacation- we can't wait to go back!
This property is a dream. You seriously get there and never want to leave. The grounds are beautifully kept, the rooms are updated and gorgeous, and the common areas of the resort are breathtaking. I was a little worried about staying here after I read some pretty horrible reviews but I have no idea what those people were talking about. The staff is super accommodating and professional. The property is so beautiful you will just want to take pictures the whole time but the pictures don't do the beauty justice.
I could write a novel on this place. We were in heaven.
You have to stay here. We will definitely go back.
This has to be the most gorgeous place I’ve ever seen.
The photos are so beautiful they do not look real. The whole place looked like a postcard! I highly recommend this resort.
You can jet ski, snorkel, ride bikes, and sail right from the beach.