Paradise found! Together my wife and I have traveled to over 40 countries and stayed at well over 40 resorts worldwide and I can say without a doubt, this was the best resort we have ever stayed at! We booked our trip via Pacific for Less and can not say thank you enough to Jennifer and Claudia who were fantastic! We stayed at the St Regis from late January into early February (which also happens to be Chinese New Year). The weather was perfect, maybe a little hot. We had a few days that were cloudy (it did rain a couple times while we were there but it was always at night) which was actually nice because it kept the temps in the mid 80's and not upper 90's. Bring extra sunblock! We did not use bug spray the entire time we were there although we did have some with us. The water was warm and perfect for swimming and diving sessions right from our deck.
We did bring duty free liquor over which turned out perfect as this is a large resort and to walk up to the main lobby/bar area would have taken 30 minutes roundtrip each time. They do have a very good Tahiti beer that was sold for about $6-$7 a beer otherwise drinks were $15-25. We did take full advantage of the butler service (thank you for your awesome service Moetini) for buggy rides to breakfast and dinner and to have ice delivered. I would also like to give a special thank you to Natasha who took care of us before and during our stay. As for the food at the resort, it was FANTASTIC! I read a couple reviews that dissed on the food, well I have one thing to say to those reviewers, you're idiots. We stayed at a resort in Moorea a week earlier and there had been some so so reviews on the food and I almost wrote a review while I was at that resort saying the food was good with plenty of options. Well, I am glad I didn't because the food at the St. Regis blew the food at the other resort away! Crapes and omelets are made to order every morning, the breakfast buffet had sushi and prosciutto ham and some of the best fresh fruit I have ever had. As for the restaurants, I had a shaved truffle over my pasta at the Italian resturant. At Sushi Take, I had some fantastic fresh rolls unlike anything I have ever had before that were amazing! As for Lagoon, I ordered the same app, meal and desert every night I at there. The tuna I ate was caught fresh each morning (I can't get it any fresher than that) and the deep water barracuda I had each night I was there, was incredible! I still think of my meals from the St. Regis. Some of the best fish I have ever eaten, and I live at the beach in Florida! BTW, my wife is a vegetarian and rarely eats fish and even she thought all the food and options were fantastic. Our meals ranged from about $80-$150 each night with drinks.
The rooms are very nice, spacious and have fantastic decks. A couple things on the room, bring an old version IPod player as the new IPod's are not compatible with the sound system. We also brought a portable speaker for the deck since we knew we were going to be spending so much time outside. One adaptor was in our room and we brought one with us which made charging IPods and cameras much easier. The beds were perfect however I could have used a better pillow since I am use to firm pillows but my wife thought the pillows were perfect. One minor incident we had one afternoon was my wife got a fairly large splinter in her foot from our deck. We called the butler service to have them bring a pair of tweezers from their first aid kit which were missing from their kit, so we had our butler buy us a pair in the gift shop and bring those to us. Not a big deal but I can't imagine this is the first time this has happened, so note to the St. Regis, you may want to consider putting a pair back in your first aid kit.
We never go to the same resort twice, however, we have now been home a month now and we are still talking about our experiences and food and going back to the St. Regis next year!
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Dear Boofsu, Ia Orana !
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Thank you for your wonderful review !
It was a pleasure to welcome you in our Property and we are delighted to read that your experience exceeded your expectations ! We will of course extend your warm words to Moetini and Natacha !
Also, thank you for letting us know about the issues you have encoutered with the Ipod docking station. We will review this situation as soon as possible. As for our First Aid Kit, we have already replaced the missing item and thank you for your kind understanding when your wife hurt her foot.
We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in future !
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
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