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“As pretty as the pictures.” 5 of 5 stars
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The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Motu Ome'e, 98730 , French Polynesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Bora Bora
Orlando, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“As pretty as the pictures.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is beautiful. We kept repeating that line in Couples Retreat when the character asks if the view is a screensaver. We know this because the movie is on a constant loop on the television!

We are a family of four, kids ages 13 and 11. There were a handful of families there but mostly couples, many on their honeymoon.

Tips: Get a bungalow facing the mountain. The weather was a factor during our stay and the wind kicked up waves around the beach facing bungalows but our water was flat. We were able to swim outside on the two days that were super windy. I am not sure if it is typical that the wind blows in the direction of the mountain, but the villas facing the beach definitely looked more weathered. The view was awesome too.

Don't stress over weather. It said thunderstorms every day but it only rained two nights and one day. I was very worried but we had sunshine most of the time!

The food is expensive. $35 for a burger, $21 for a drink... but after the breakfast, which you should get included (its $50 a piece if you don't), we usually just shared a burger or sandwich for lunch then get dinner at one of the restaurants. We went to Bloody Marys one night. We went into town for lunch one day at the Aloe Cafe. We bought cheese and crackers at Chin Lees. Although the food and drinks are expensive, they were very good. The bartenders take time to make very good drinks. The food, even the buffet food, was excellent. My daughter said the $19 mac and cheese was the best she'd every had.

I would skip the town if I had to do it over again. It is a hassle to get there and unless you need groceries, not much sight seeing. We did go to Michelle Video because we forgot the go pro charger cord and they had one! We got lucky. I would check and double check that you have the right cords, chargers, etc...

Bring floaties and cord. Thank you to the person who wrote that in their review. We floated for hours. We just passed our floats onto the people next door.

The hotel and grounds are beautiful. The bungalows were clean and looked like they might have been updated recently. The decor is perfect. The rooms are huge.

The service is very good but not as good as other places I have stayed. Our butler was great (charged our go pro the first day) but she was then off for the next three days and we didn't see her again. I am guessing they do not have fill ins when they are off?? Turn down service is someone brining you water and towels- not really turn down service. This could be because we were traveling with kids, I am not sure. But we have stayed at hotels where "turn down' service included turning down the beds, slippers by the bed, maybe a chocolate on the pillow??

The beach boys service was excellent. One of the men brought a smaller bike for my son. The drink/food delivery and service by the pool and beach are outstanding. Also a server at The Lagoon Restaurant, Heipua Tamahahe, was wonderful. She was so exceptional we made sure to get her name. The concierge service was also extremely helpful. They would follow up constantly regarding booking excursions or with cancellations.

Bring a small first aid kit. We needed that waterproof tape so we called the front desk who sent security with their first aid kit and they did not have any. His first aid kit looked pretty bare. Watch that step up to the pool bar!

Loved the arrival and departure procedures. Arriving there was a magical experience.

Ask for a late check out as the flights leave late in the afternoon. Some people hung out in the spa and used the showers but we had a late checkout at 330pm.

The wifi was $105 for 5 days. I thought this was reasonable as my daughter used it often. If you buy the package know it is for exactly 5 days and no more. It has a timer and shuts off automatically 5 days to the minute of when you signed on.

My husband brought dress pants and shoes for the restaurants but there were many in shorts and sandals. Maybe use the extra space to buy a bottle of your favorite liquor at the duty free in LA, which we did for happy hour on our deck.


Room Tip: Rooms facing the mountain had less wind. The further out the longer it takes to get to the restaura...
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The St. Regis Bora Bora represents the very best combination of comfort and service in paradise. From the amazing rooms over the water, to the decadent gourmet dining options, to the warm greeting shared by every member of the St. Regis team, you have found the best of the best. Book your trip with Claudia from Pacific For Less to have the very best service from the start. Her team made the whole process effortless and even secured many additional treats that made our wedding and honeymoon memorable. Natacha Winkler from the St. Regis Wedding Coordination team went the extra mile to ensure every detail of our traditional Polynesian wedding on the beach was perfect. If you're thinking of having a destination wedding - look no further. You can't find a better location or a better team of professionals than at the St. Regis Bora Bora.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot express how amazing the St. Regis Bora Bora is as a honeymoon destination. From our personal ferry from the airport to the resort, to the butler service that catered to our every need, to the magnificent spa and couples massage, to the outstanding food at Lagoon Restaurant and Sushi Take, to the swim-up bar and outstanding Mai Tais...you get the idea. Each and every aspect of the trip far exceeded our expectations. We are already planning for our return to the St. Regis Bora Bora as a wedding anniversary in the future.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westminster, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my the St. Regis is the absolute BEST from the moment you are met at the small airport to the short ride to the resort your ride will be picturesque and memorable but wait until the staff greets you when you first step onto the property with your cool towel and mango cold drink which by the way you can enjoy every day at breakfast. You will check in which is quick oh and by the way no need to concern yourself with your bags the butler team takes over upon your arrival, deliver your bags to your bungalow and unpack them for you if you choose. You will be taken on a resort tour via golf cart by your butler before being taken to your bungalow. Step into your bungalow, breathe it all in and enjoy every second because before you know it your butler will be packing your bags and you will be leaving. Take a dive into the beautiful water and enjoy not having dirty feet during your entire stay. I could go on and on but I won't....just one more thing though enjoy the complimentary water sports and don't pack any sun tan lotion either it is also complimentary. Grab a bike, which are also complimentary and tour the grounds. Please enjoy every second!!!

Room Tip: Any bungalow cuz they are all over water.
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Vancouver
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hats off to the Starwood Hotel Group for creating such magical property for us to enjoy!

The beautiful grounds especially the lagoonarium in the back of the property make this property that extra special. In order to maximize your experience at the St.Regis you need bikes at your disposal at all times as the property is too large to enjoy on foot. It will take you 15 minutes to walk to the restaurants and 30 minutes to the lagoonarium if you are staying near the end of the pontoon.

The St.Regis should do what some of the smart resorts are doing in the Maldives and have 2 bikes in every OWV (with the room number on the back of the bike) + light the walkways so that you can ride to your OWV after dinner. The hotel will pick you up and drop you off at your OWV...but this is a hassle as you will have to wait around 10-20 minutes waiting for your ride.

The service was excellent all around! The Premier OWV have an outstanding layout much better than the Deluxe OWV...definatelly worth the few extra dollars...upgrade if you can.

Make sure to buy some fish food in their store and feed the fish in the Lagoonarium. The half day shark / ray and Coral Gardens tour is also a must!

The water is deeper and choppier here than the other OWV resorts we stayed at...but with the depth you also get that amazing deep blue water colour....which you will never witness in shallow water.

The depth of available activities and restaurants and the magical grounds make the St.Regis an excellent choice for anyone vacationing in Bora Bora.

Room Tip: Premiere Villas are the best!
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St Regis bora bora is in my opinion the best place on earth, and I've been around the world many times, the food the view and the service is out of this world. When going there there was couple of decisions to make depending on budget. But dollar for dollar this is the place to be. Huge house over the water ice blue water and nothing but peaceful enjoyment. For anyone going here I would recommend St Regis over the others simply bc it's the location dead in the middle the mountain on one side and the ocean on the other where we stayed we over looked the lagoon house 111 by far one of there better ones once again in the middle if you go to far out its a long walk to the dinner areas and activities area. But from the time you arrive to the time you leave there is not doubt you will be amazed at the pure beauty of the island, if you do decide to go some things to keep in mind there minus 5 hours so when it breakfast your time in America it's like 2 am so make sure to pack some snacks, they do not allow beef jerky of any meat for matter so don't bring it. When breakfast does come its tuna eggs what ever you want there waiting for you enjoyed every minute of it, spent time just having silence on the open deck the bedroom opens to the view of the lagoon just perfect. Try going to Mary's on the main island before leaving you will not be disappointed the dinner room at St Regis is perfect as well you really don't have to leave St Regis for that matter I hope this help anyone looking into the bora bora experience

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Launceston, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good folks at the St Regis Bora Bora have taken a pretty good stab at it. So hold on to your wallet!. BUT- what a place. I have travelled extensively and have never ever seen a more beautiful place. The service was exceptional, the grounds perfect, the room( over-water) immaculate and the bed comfortable. The breakfast buffet was fabulous. The food at the resort is pricey, but great. We tried off site- but were unimpressed- so just eat at the resort. Our travel agent advised that we bring some duty -free liquor with us, and I advise you do the same if you are a drinker.
Don't- go into town( boat ride + 30 min hot bus ride)
Do- snorkel in the lagoonarium/ take the shark & ray snorkel trip/ sail on the catamaran.....
Don't- waste time worrying about the cost
Do- Step outside your room and directly into the water which is heavenly blue and clear.
Do- CELEBRATE- you will never find a better place to do so.

Room Tip: over-water is a must/ but skip the plunge pool, after all, you have the entire ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Motu Ome'e, 98730 , French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bora Bora
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Bora Bora
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bora Bora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 91
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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