From a screen saver on a computer to our reality. Before the movies, before the celebrities, I once walked by a computer at my first ever "real" job and was awestruck by the bungalows sitting on top of crystal clear waters on the monitor, from then on i was obsessed.
about 7 months before our wedding i was researching pricing and getting quotes from numerous travel agencies until i came across Tahiti Travel Planners.Thank God I did. Samantha, our agent presented to me their honeymoon package which included so much and more. But most appealing to us was a FREE upgrade from a regular over water bunglow to a Premier overwater villa.. Now for those of you who have done your research, you know that this means over 1900 sqft of luxury along with your own private whirlpool. Short of the long is we booked with them and through out our process they were extremely professional and so helpful in answering "first timer" questions, not to mention, Samantha got us on a fully booked over night flight :) she was my hero and in talking to other couples who booked with other agencies, my husband and I were clearly the envy. I will without a doubt book with them again and again.
As mentioned above our room was unbelievable, we stayed in 1 of only 8 premier overwater bungalows which came with its own butler. Amazing. Our room was situated conveniently close to the main restaurant, beach and front desk. complementary turn down every night and fresh towels twice a day. The view of mount Otemanu was breathtaking and the water around our room was so crystal clear we could see stingrays swimming.
All the staff new us by name the moment we got off the massive St Regis yacht (i would hardly call it a shuttle boat LOL) they reminded us of spa appointments, dinner resos and other excursions we would be forgetful about. Everyday it was the same friendly nature and courteous smiles that greeted us and for me personally, this was extremely important. To tell you the truth, anything we asked for, we got.
The beach is beautiful with all types of fun toys for big kids to play with. Kayaks, Paddle boats, wind surfing, and my fav paddle boards which Matt and I took all the way around to the front of the resort. great fun. We did purchase the guided private jet ski package and we managed to talk our new friends into coming along with us. A 2 hour jet ski tour around the entire lagoon. it was undoubtedly worth the price, to ride up so close to the reef that i could see the ocean waves crashing onto the quite lagoon was indescribable. Its also fun to see the other resorts as your touring. In the middle of our excursion our guided prompted us to stop (far out in the lagoon) and he tied jet skiis together as we dismounted on top of a sand bar, water barely up to my hips and he pulls out a tray of fruit (what?! from where? i still dont know) LOL. The 6 of us laughed and chatted with our guide right in the middle of the water with the mountain in our view.
The grounds are beautifully kept, a huge property with it own lagoon filled with tons and tons of fish. Matt and i always said it felt like we were the only ones staying at the st regis. It never felt crowded, we never had to fight for a good spot on the beach or wait at the restaurants. (we later found out by asking one of the staff that the resort was actually 90% filled)
A key thing: Bikes! bikes bikes bikes! take one and use it to get around. so charming and fun.
I'm not sure what else i haven't covered... oh.
Spa? must go. our complementary couples massage was so relaxing
Restaurants: Japanese, "Take sushi" real fish, real fresh. This was our absolute fav.
Lagoon-restaurant by Jean Georges: sits on top of a shark enclosure. gorgeous. Really really good eats here too. If you can sit on the patio, do so.
Te Pahu: where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our daily staple. (one evening they had a Polynesian buffet night)
Aparima bar: Pool side bar and great place to grab some snacks or lunch
I hope this help anyone who is on the fence about where to stay :)
Thank you to the St Regis for a honeymoon that Matt and I cant stop talking about
& thank you Samantha and Tahiti travel planners for helping us plan this amazing getaway
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