Stayed in late August on our honeymoon and we must say this was by far the nicest and most beautiful hotel and location we think we will ever get to visit in our life! It truly is paradise in every sense of the word. We were able to get to paradise thanks to Laurel from True Tahiti Vacations. If you are reading these reviews you are looking for hints and tips. The best tip I can give you is to book with her. I spoke with several different travel agents (big Tripadvisor names and small never heard of companies) who specialize in FP and no one could beat her price OR her level of service. Her responses to any of my questions were ridiculously quick and her knowledge of FP is vast (she lives on Moorea).
The St Regis staff really set the experience apart from the other resorts we visited in FP. From the moment you arrive on Bora Bora you will feel the difference as any sense of unease or discomfort is washed away from the friendly and courteous St Regis staff. Have a question about a tour you booked yourself or want to make a reservation at a restaurant on the main island? Just simply ask any question about anything and you get answers and service beyond what you would expect.
There was even a slight problem with our room after the 1st day we were there. The staff of the St Regis took it upon themselves to move us to a deluxe bungalow overlooking Mountain Otemanu and for the inconvenience of us moving gave us dinner at their Lagoon restaurant on the house (which was fantastic). While mistakes and problems are inevitable anywhere it was how the St Regis fixed a problem that really set the tone for a true 5 star resort.
The resort itself is huge. We visited during peak time and still felt as though the resort was our private playground. Whether you are at the private oasis pool, the lagoonarium or even just riding bikes around the resort, we found that we barely saw more than 1 or 2 couples at a time. The rooms are huge, the beds are comfy and the water is amazing. Having been in a room on both the beach and mountain side I can honestly say that I don’t feel as though there is a bad bungalow on this resort. Don’t feel if you don’t get a view of the mountain you are in any way missing out as we spent so much time outside of our room it would have been impractical to pay for the upgrade, had the St Regis not provided it free (again thanks for the world class service).
The Lagoon restaurant was by far our favorite and best meal we had in Bora Bora. We went to the main island for dinner a couple of nights but found the experience tedious with the end result being a slighter cheaper so-so meal. Also be prepared to share a van ride with a large group of boisterous tourists (depending on how many people from your resort are also going to dinner the same place). Not exactly the definition of romance on your honeymoon if you ask me. Lagoon on the other end sat us at a candle-lit table on the terrace with a view of the mountain at sundown. You make the call for which you’d prefer on your honeymoon.
We had Breakfast included with our package and used this to fuel up for the entire day. They provide quite the spread of any breakfast food you can think of with the service again being unmatched (you get up to get food they walk over to your table and fold your napkin again). Bring some snacks from home to get thru the day and enjoy big dinners. With Bora Bora’s prices you won’t be upset skipping a meal, trust me.
Use the business center to check in at home if you need Internet. There is water at the private oasis pool along with at the fitness center, which is located near the spa. Save a big bottle and fill it a couple times a day to keep hydrated. Once you find a good bike be sure to keep it tucked away next to your bungalow door. Explore the entire resort, as there are several things you won’t want to miss. Book your tours ahead of time before you arrive and you will save yourself a lot of money. Moana Adventure tours were able to put an entire package together (jet skis, 4x4 safari, shark feeding) with the price being a fraction of what it would have cost had we waited and just went through the hotel.
And again probably the most important thing I can reiterate… Book your trip with Laurel from True Tahiti Vacations. We spoke with several other couples during our entire trip and when we shared our price their jaws dropped. I was hesitant at first to divulge this personal information, but after the first reaction I was actually excited if people asked us about whom we used and what we paid. It would be one thing to just get a rock bottom low price but when the level of service goes up as the price goes down you will be scratching your head wondering why you don’t see her name more on this site.
- 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