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"there's a reason it's the best"
Coming here will turn you into a vacation snob because you will always compare every resort now to this experience. Amazing staff, fantastic dining, and the views cannot be justified by photos. Travel during the summer months June - August in order to guarantee yourself the least amount of rain. Great trip, we hope to come back one day. Do the sting ray and shark diving excursion, at the end of it they take you to this amazing part of the island later to just swim in the most beautiful clear, shallow, warm waters (no fish, no sharks). The entire excursion was absolutely incredible, everyone should experience it.
"5 Stars Are Not Enough - UNFORGETTABLE STAY"
We have just returned from what will be remembered as one of the best vacations ever, and I couldn't wait to review this incredibly beautiful resort. Their attention to even finest details, from your arrival and check in, to personal butler tour and attentive assistance, to gorgeous landscapes and truly impeccable service, The St. Regis Bora Bora does it right. I have been a huge St. Regis fan and always had a great experience, but this resort takes it up a notch. We have been upgraded to an overwater premium villa (a true Couples Retreat moment), which featured over 1,500 Sq Ft of luxurious living room, spacious bedroom and spa-inspired bathroom, very large outdoor deck with a hot tub and direct access to lagoon and unforgettable views of Mt. Otemanu. All the St. Regis representatives we encountered during our stay were professional, genuine and attentive. They knew what we needed before we did, but without being overbearing. We had friends who were staying in a different resort visit several times, and St. Regis team (Sebastian in particular) assisted with their transportation, reservations, activities etc. This resort redefines the above and beyond service. Having split our Bora Bora vacation between two resorts, we have dined around the island and found St. Regis to have the best dining options and experience. Bora Bora was over a 12 hour flight journey (plus another few hours of airport check ins, boarding, taxis, boats etc.) but we will go back, and we will go back to St. Regis. Merci everyone at St. Regis, you made our vacation a truly impeccable, unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime-like experience.
We were in Bora-Bora and stayed at the St Regis Hotel in February 2016 and it was one of the greatest trips to paradise we've ever experienced. The overwater bungalow was amazing in every way imaginable. The butler service was second to none cater to every need. We enjoyed several of the extra excursions from the catamaran dinner to the private Moto. This is a must do at least once in your life.
"True Paradise With Incredible Service"
We stayed at St. Regis in Bora Bora for five nights, after spending the first five nights of our honeymoon at the Hilton in Moorea. If you plan to do more than one island, I highly recommend doing Bora Bora at the end of your vacation. Save the best for last! Pacific for Less: They lived up to their lofty reviews on TripAdvisor. Jennifer spent a ton of time with us on the phone, answering all sorts of questions and giving us quote after quote until we were completely happy and comfortable with our package. Our package included a daily breakfast, champagne on arrival and a dining credit for use at any of the restaurants at the St. Regis. St. Regis: o Arrival: On the yacht ride from the airport to the hotel, the St. Regis staff begins the check-in process for maximum efficiency. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were greeted with a cold towel and a fruit drink. We were also introduced to our personal butler, who took us on a tour of the property in a golf cart. We arrived early and our room wasn’t ready yet, so the hotel stored our luggage and valuable, and we changed into our bathing suits. Our butler promised us he would find us as soon as our room was ready and, sure enough, he somehow found us amongst the hotel’s massive 44 acres. o Villas: We stayed in a Standard Overwater Bungalow, which faces the lagoon (rather than the Mountain) and has a sunrise view. The villas are enormous, with a huge bedroom, living room and bathroom, along with a private deck with direct access to the lagoon. Portions of the floor are glass, so you can look at the beautiful water from inside the bungalow. The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning was excellent. The bathroom has two sinks, a large rain shower and a separate tub. The water pressure wasn’t great, but good enough. The upper portion of the outdoor deck has two lounge chairs and a separate table with chairs, while the lower portion of the deck has an outdoor shower and a ladder to/from the lagoon. The beautiful turquoise water is about 10 feet deep and, while it’s great for most water activities, there isn’t a lot of coral so it’s not great for snorkeling -- the Lagoonarium (see below) is much better bet. Still, we did see some pretty fish and even several sting rays swimming around our villa. o Butler Service/Staff: I can’t say enough good things about the staff at the St. Regis. Every staff member, no matter where you are on the resort, greets you with a smile and “Ia Orana” (hello). They are more than happy to help you with directions or to take a picture for you. The butler service is incredible. Our butler unpacked all of our luggage for us upon arrival, repacked and re-unpacked us when we moved to another villa, and packed us up again prior to our departure. I can’t recommend this complimentary service enough, it saved a ton of time and allowed us to enjoy our last few hours in paradise. Our butler also had our rafts blown up for us. Butlers can make or cancel reservations or take you anywhere on the resort in golf carts. They even offer complimentary dry-cleaning for four pieces of laundry. Perhaps best of all: they offer a service where they bring coffee to your villa every morning; we arranged to have iced coffee delivered at 5:30 every morning, so we could watch sunrise from our deck. o Activities: There are a ton of free activities, and also excursions that you can pay for. The resort offers free paddle boards and kayaks that you can use in the lagoon. You can also swim in the lagoon or in one of the two pools. The main pool has a swim-up bar, as well as free towels, sunblock and water. The more private oasis pool is adults-only and has cabanas. You can get food and drink at either. For snorkeling, the St. Regis has a Lagoonarium, a large man-made lagoon full of beautiful tropical fish (no sharks or anything dangerous), including Maeva, a beautiful blue Napoleon fish. The resort offers free snorkeling gear and flippers. There is also a tennis court and a fitness center that are free to guests. For a fee, you can jet ski, scuba dive, take an ATV tour, a sunset cruise or even a helicopter tour. o Shark/Sting Ray Tour: Included in our Pacific For Less package was a Shark/Sting Ray tour. As part of this excursion, we swam with lemon sharks, manta rays, black tip reef sharks and sting rays. This was an experience that I will never forget. While we were nervous at first about jumping in with these large and intimidating animals, we never felt threatened once we were in the water. In fact, our tour guide hugged one of the lemon sharks and rode its fin, putting everyone at ease. o Spa: We had an evening flight and wanted to enjoy one last day in paradise, even though check-out is at noon, so we booked a massage. The St. Regis again stored our luggage (which our butler had expertly packed), and we enjoyed an hour-long couples massage. Afterwards, we were given tea and allowed to use the spa facilities (shower, plunge pool, sauna, steam room). While we ended up paddle boarding afterwards, we returned to the spa to shower prior to boarding our flight home. The hotel offered us a complimentary villa to use to shower prior to departure, but we declined and opted to use the spa instead. They probably can’t guarantee that for everyone if the hotel is full. Dining o Breakfast: The St. Regis has an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet every morning. You can order eggs, omelets, waffles and crepes, smoothies, and coffees and then choose from the buffet from a variety of fresh fruits, pastries, cereals, and sides, such as bacon, sausage and potatoes. There are also fresh juices, as well as a bloody Mary bar. o Dinners: The St. Regis has four main restaurants and the hotel bar. I would recommend making reservations early in the day as the restaurants do fill up. Lagoon Restaurant By Jean Georges: I would definitely recommend making a 6:00 dinner reservation and arriving early, so you can sit on the terrace and watch the sunset over Mount Otemanu. Outside of a private villa, it’s the best place to see the sunset on the resort! The restaurant also has glass floors, and sharks swim underneath. However, we enjoyed eating outside, right on the beautiful lagoon waters. The service is impeccable, and the food is delicious (though expensive). Highly recommended! Sushi Take: We felt the sushi was comparable to a neighborhood sushi restaurant in NYC. It wasn’t the best sushi we’d ever had, but it was pretty good. Far Niente Restaurant: We did not attend Aparima Bar/Room Service: This restaurant is a bit less expensive, and has more American’ized food, such as sandwiches and burgers. We got a “fish burger”, which is a large, pretty delicious fried fish sandwich. At $26, it fed two people and was probably one of the better deals at the resort! Main Island Dining Bloody Mary’s: This restaurant is on the main Island of Bora Bora (i.e. off the resort). However, it’s very easy to get to. Your butler or the concierge will arrange a free 10-minute boat ride to the main island, and a taxi will pick you up and take you to the restaurant – it’s about a 25-minute drive and can be scenic depending on the weather. The taxi costs $6, which is reflected on your restaurant bill. The same taxi takes you back to the dock at a pre-arranged time, and the same boat brings you back to the St. Regis. The restaurant has been attended by many celebrities, whose names adorn a wall outside. When you walk in, you are greeted by the host and the daily catch, which is displayed on ice at the front of the restaurant. The host explains all of the dining options, and you order your meal right then and there, before you are taken to your table. The atmosphere is very Island-y: the floors are all sand, and there are a number of fun, tropical drinks on the menu. We were big fans of the Tahitian Vanilla sauce, which we had with Meka and Wahoo. We have two complaints: there are only two shuttles and our dinner came so quickly that we finished three courses plus dessert and could not leave for 45 minutes until the shuttle was ready to leave. Second it was hot and fairly buggy here so make sure to wear plenty of bug spray. Miscellaneous things, tips etc: o We bought and packed snacks stateside, and bought liquor at the duty-free store at LAX. This saved us a lot of money once we arrived in Bora Bora, where food and alcohol is very expensive. You can carry-on open liquor bottles on the airplane on inter-island flights. o GoPro or similar underwater camera. This was a great investment for the many water activities the resort offers o The St. Regis has free bikes for guests to ride around the resort. Many guests leave the bikes outside their villas, so they can take them wherever and whenever o Most of the staff can speak and/or understand basic English, French and/or Tahitian; there is definitely more French in Bora Bora than Moorea, which was more Tahitian o The Wifi was very good, both in the rooms at in public areas of the resort o Check out the hammock in the lagoon. Very relaxing! o We saw few, if any, mosquitos on the resort, especially by the water, but recommend wearing bug spray anytime you leave the resorts.
We stayed here for 7 nights on our honeymoon. Words cannot describe how this resort. From start to finish, we were treated like royalty. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect. The reservation managers was terrific in coordinating everything prior to arrival and accommodating our requests. She went above and beyond to make sure our honeymoon would be perfect. The butler was very professional and attentive. To put it simply, the resort is incredibly beautiful. I have never been to a resort that compared to this one. You will not be disappointed. The bungalows are the largest in Bora Bora and it provides a terrific view of the mountain. It is a very large resort and we loved the ability to take bikes around the campus. The breakfast buffet was the best I've ever seen at a hotel. One of the best meals I've ever had was at the Lagoon restaurant - both in terms of food quality and atmosphere/view. The service at this hotel is absolutely top notch - as I said we were treated like royalty. If you have any doubts about this hotel, I can tell you that you will not be disappointed. We have already made plans to return.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM