We booked our honeymoon with Claudia at Pacific for Less six months in advance and she was able to get us an amazing room upgrade from a Deluxe Overwater Villa to a Premier Overwater Villa with an island/volcano facing view.
After 4 nights in Moorea to start off our honeymoon, we thought we might have been desensitized a bit and that the beauty and magic of Bora Bora would not awestruck us. After being picked up by a nice luxury boat at the airport by St. Regis staff members, welcomed at the St. Regis dock by St. Regis butlers with a warm towel and soothing tea, and walking into our Premier Overwater Bungalow, we were beyond amazed by the hotel, the room, the ocean water, the million dollar views and the St. Regis service.
St. Regis as a 5-star hotel was amazing and beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Amenities were abundant. They had their own private lagoonarium for swimming and snorkeling with all kinds of fish. The private beach was nice and spacious with lots of free water activities like stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. The breakfast buffet which was included for us every morning was very nice and with a good spread. Unlike Moorea, hot and iced lattes were included at no extra charge. Bike rentals were free and easy as you just go grab one from the bike rack and ride around the property to your hearts content. There was a little convenience store there where we bought liter cartons of mango juice to mix with the Malibu rum that we brought with us from the LAX Duty Free shop. Near the front desk was a nice quiet lounge like room with a pool table, 3 internet connected PCs and a library of books. This is where we went sometimes to research restaurants and excursions online.
With meal prices being super high at the hotel restaurants, we decided to be adventurous and book a free St. Regis boat taxi and dinner reservations at a local restaurant on the island each night. We loved La Villa Mahana, St. James, Bloody Mary's and The Bounty. All the restaurants were really tasty and cheaper (except for La Village Mahana) than eating at the hotel. We did however eat that The Lagoon restaurant at St. Regis one night. It was high end, the service was top notch and the food was wonderful. You can even watch through the glass floor, black tip sharks swimming beneath you as you dine.
The only thing that wasn't as good as the Moorea Hilton was that there really wasn't much coral or fish in the water just outside the overwater bungalows. While the water was a beautiful shade of blue, there wasn't much to see when diving and snorkeling off your bungalow deck.
The St. Regis Premier Overwater bungalow was huge. It was bigger than a typical 1-bedroom apartment in LA. Huge living room with a glass window on the floor where you could watch the blue ocean water. The bathroom was luxurious with dual vanities, a rainfall shower, a spa tub, and a walk-in closet. We had a jetted tub on our outside deck which was nice but it's not a "hot tub" with hot water.
This was such a magical, memorable, and special vacation for us. It's a once in a lifetime honeymoon spent at a once in a lifetime hotel. We have such fond memories and would love to make it back there again one day in the future for an anniversary trip. At the St. Regis, you get what you pay for and what you pay for is 5-stars.
Thanks again to Claudia at Pacific For Less for helping us get the amazing room upgrade. Their booking and planning of the hotel, advance dinner reservations, and advance excursion reservations all went as planned without any issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The exclusive St. Regis Bora Bora is 44-acre island resort located in Polynesian paradise. Our elite accommodation features the 13,000 sq ft Miri Miri spa and Lagoon Restaurant by Jean Georges. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The St. Regis Bora Bora Hotel Bora Bora
- St Regis Hotel Bora
- St Regis Bora Bora
- St Regis Resort Bora Bora