With the help of Pacific for Less, my husband and I decided to spend a portion of our honeymoon at the St. Regis. We have done a little traveling but our stay at the St. Regis was by far the most luxurious and the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. It helps that we are literally in paradise but the St. Regis surpassed our expectations by leaps and bounds.
Here is a quick rundown:
Arrival - our arrival was quite a production of a welcome! We were greeted with traditional leis, juice, and a cold towel. Our butler Ako was WONDERFUL in every aspect of the word. She was genuine and beyond helpful. Not only her, but the rest of the butler staff who never had a problem picking us up and driving us around the resort. Ako took us around the resort giving us the full tour of the main areas making sure we didn't miss anything. After our tour our bags were waiting for us in our air-conditioned over-water villa with gorgeous views.
Rooms - we stayed in Villa 230 which is one of the farthest out over-water villas and therefore had a little more privacy than the rest. The room was beautiful with an extremely comfortable bed, a little sitting area with tv, a oversized bathroom, and deck with ladder going down into the lagoon. Amenities were more than enough (the bath salts were a plus!) and they even gave you 2 bottles of water and a can of cookies at turndown.
Grounds - The beach by the lagoon and the lagoonarium were beautiful and well kept. Only place where it can get a little sprucing up is the Oasis pool. A few too many bugs and a few tiles missing in the pool. Other than that we saw workers on a daily basis cleaning the grounds. a VERY nice perk is that they spray for mosquitoes. There were quite a few on the main island but hardly any at the St. Regis which we were incredibly thankful for.
Service - lives up to the St. Regis standards! We had a late fight out of Bora Bora. Checkout was at noon and reception had told us that they could not offer late check out as someone else was checking into the room that same day. They offered the spa but we just weren't comfortable with showering in the spa. Reception was able to offer us, free of charge, another room - Villa 507 which was their 2 bedroom villa with pool for the few hours until we had to leave. What a wonderful treat that was even if it was only for a few hours! Instead of spending it by the pool in the main area, we got to spend it in our own private pool overlooking the ocean waves. Beautiful! Pool boys were always so helpful - one of them even offering to make a home made Tahitian hat for my husband.
Food - Exquisite but, obviously, expensive. Food anywhere in Bora Bora is going to be pricey so prepare your budget. We also went to the main island for 2 dinners (La Villa Mahana and Bloody Mary's - both excellent!). Reservations are based on your hotel so that they can get you fed and back to your shuttle boat on time so our reservations were always at 7p for the 6p shuttle to main island. Taxis are awaiting you to take you to your booked destination. The Japanese restaurant is a MUST if you love sushi!
Misc - business center was a necessity for us. There you can go online for free, borrow a book, have espresso, and play a little pool in the air-conditioning.
We had the most wonderful time thanks to the St. Regis and for Pacific for Less. Pacific for Less, while the website looks a little shady is definitely tried and true. We did not have to worry about ANYTHING because Claudia and her team took care of every little detail. For that, we could not be more grateful.
- 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