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
- 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 have a trip to Bora Bora scheduled for March. I emailed the St. Regis about transfers from the airport to the hotel and was told that is was $135 US each. I thought that had to be a mistake and emailed back. They confirmed that it was $135 each. I will sure look at switching to another hotel with that price. They already charge a fortune for everything at the St. Regis.
Thank you Bora Bora St. Regis for a truly amazing 35th anniversary and birthday in paradise ! Bora Bora was the most gorgeous place we have ever been to, and the St. Regis had the most friendly, helpful, awesome staff and employees we have even met in all our years of travel. Shout out to our main Butler Hailie who was so friendly, helpful and amazing in every way possible, and also Carmen (so many laughs), and Kate..thank you ! The surprise champagne, chocolates, birthday cake, chocolate surprise, Christmas chocolate reindeer, etc. were so nice and such a surprise. The beach, pool, restaurants, spa (free couples massage), grounds, etc...amazing ! Thank you also to the beach cabana guys. They were always willing to help in any way they could, and so friendly ! Our over water villa was room 305 and absolutely gorgeous....thank you so very much for the best birthday and anniversary ever !!
Family Stayed 8 days overwater bungalow and garden bungalow. Son’s family stay at garden bungalow, private pool and both rooms great. Views great from overwater bungalow. Shorts and shortsleeved shirts for guys. Bring two tennis shoes and swimsuits.
Hands down one of the best properties I've ever been to (probably the best). Complete luxury from the facilities to the decor to the food to the amazing views that pictures don't do justice. Staff was world class - extremely helpful, genuine, and friendly. Highlights: sunset overlooking the lagoonarium, dinner at Lagoon by Jean Georges, staregazing at our bungalow at night. Hope this is will be our first trip of many!
Fantastic resort with exceptional accommodations and service. They remember your preferences and every little detail. You will have a butler that would tend to your needs. Great concierge service. Definitely best service all around on the island. Very beautiful property and well maintained. We stayed at Superior overwater villa and it was fantastic. We also spend few days in the largest private villa in Tahiti ( that is also at St Regis.property). It has a private everything, 3 full bedrooms with study convertible to additional bedroom. Beautiful pool, dining room, entrance, etc.
In the main property everything is set far apart to keep everything quiet at all times.
Breakfast is wonderful and suitable for all types of dietary restrictions. A lot of variety. From make your own fruit juice to dim sums .
Stuff is from around the world and you would find staff that speaks your language. Many locals work here too, their English is marginal, although they speak French .
Overall, it is the best resort for us worldwide. We spent here 8 days and will come again.