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"Honeymoon Luxury! "
This hotel was part 3 of my trip! My last stop! They made everything so wonderful! The staff was impeccable ! The room was wonderful, very spacious overwater bungalow . I faced the lagoon and it wasn't bad as I had the opportunity to travel around Bora Bora prior getting "my island view fix" we ate every meal there and was a little pricey but not different for the island. We did the Spa and it was also nice, great massage! However I didn't like that they offer you a 15 complimentary massage extension but only if you booked 60 min.. um we booked 50 and wasn't offered anything differently other than a 80 min. So that was disappointing. We only got a 40 min too! But honestly, the St Regis does everything right! Special shot out to Oliver the front office manager . He was very generous to let us stay in our bungalow with bad weather on day of check out, resulting in a very good last impression of both St Regis and Bora Bora!
Me and my husband celebrated our 25th anniversary spending 9 days in the gorgeous French Polynesia. We did not stay at this beautiful resort but did sail by it and it was stunning. I would recommend any of the gorgeous resorts in and around Bora Bora... I promise you will not be disappointed. By far my favorite place ever and I've been to many places. The French Polynesian people are the nicest people I've ever met.
"St. Regis is better than 4 Seasons and here’s why"
I was shocked to see how many people read my review last year comparing Four Seasons to St. Regis. It was also nice to know people found it helpful. Even some of the people we met at breakfast this year said, “They chose St. R over 4 S because of what I wrote”. We’ve been going to Bora Bora every year since 2005. We started out with the Pearl then Hilton then St. Regis then Four Seasons. This year, we decided to try St. Regis again and we’re glad we did. We were greeted like old friends by the many of Butlers and members of the front desk. We might have been upgraded to a bit more of a premium room with a plunge pool alongside the Lagoon restaurant. We like having a Mt. Otemanu view because you also get the best sunset views. These are premium rooms over resort view or perhaps lagoon view. No matter which room type you pick, they are all solid, they’re large the air works great and well appointed. I bring sweat pants and long sleeve shirts because my boyfriend has the A/C on something just above freezing. You can see all the renovations that have recently occurred with a lot of wood replaced on the decks and walkways. The grounds are immaculate, all new equipment, new jet skis, new bikes and a new sailboat. The only disappointment was the food. Breakfast was spot on, I usually don’t take lunch but what made St. Regis a bit different for me were the food options. Having the Lagoon restaurant, Sushi, Italian and an Indian night on top of room service is a bit of a treat. Yes there are some great restaurants on the island of Bora but having a big nap after many hours in the sun followed by a quick espresso (yes espresso makers in the room) and a cocktail, I’m ready for a short walk to dinner or maybe even have the butler take me in the golf cart. Ok the sushi was just ok this year, it depended on who was working. They took our favorite roll off the menu. The Lagoon, which is their premiere restaurant was lacking something. The staff are great and were the highlight of the Lagoon experience. We can all agree the tuna appetizer is the star of the show. The entrée’s didn’t come out as planned, once or twice overcooked and once the wrong order. However, the maître d, bartender, waitresses and waiters were very pleasant and did everything they could to make it a better experience. The butler service is also very professional, trustworthy, usually locals, that make this their profession. If you’re travelling with family, children or small group of people; the butler service is something unique to St. Regis and definitely worth utilizing to organize child care, excursion or dinner reservations. The Hilton has recently rebranded their property the Conrad. The bungalows are going through major renovations and we got to see them a few times as passed by on jet skis and a lagoon picnic/tour. The underwater life and activity beneath the Conrad bungalows is probably the best in Bora Bora. I understand the Hilton property and St. Regis property were just sold to a company from China. It will be interesting to see if they keep the St. Regis brand.
"Best honeymoon ever"
Amazing, no words, breathtaking! We were blown away by the beautiful island before even getting to the hotel. Upon arrival it was one great moment after another for the entire stay. Five days of utter relaxation and enjoyment! Our room was clean and without flaws. The pool bar to the private villas and sitting on the lagoon. Snorkeling in the enclosed lagoon stocked with amazing fish. (Must stop for the feeding there.) All the restaurants were serving great food with food for anyone. We would recommend the St. Regis for anyone looking for a great place to stay in Tahiti
"Warm Emotions Unlike Few Resorts"
Ia orana! This review will give you not just ideas of the usual attributes of a good resort stay but also key elements of culture and emotion. Some key demographics and logistics that will give you as picture of what I am basing this resort review upon include: 8 night stay in an over-water bungalow, visit of all restaurants on site, 6 hours in beachfront bungalow, we are a married same sex couple, middle aged couple, travel at least 8 times per year in mostly 4 and 5 star type of properties. The theme for this trip is that it evokes WARM EMOTION that is rarely felt in many locations. The emotion is a function of the interaction with staff (housekeeping, landscaping, wait staff, beach staff, butler, and mgmt) and it is also enhanced by the natural beauty of the moutu (island) and of course the amazing water. These warm emotions can be called many names: friendly, joy, relaxing, fun, sexy, and wonder. They are the result of not just spending 8 nights there but from getting to know the people who work there and asking about their lives, passions and families. The check-in started on the boat from the airport. The luggage was tagged at the Bora Bora airport and we never dealt with again till we saw it in our overwater bungalow. Most of check in process was done on the boat from the airport to the resort. Once we arrived cool towels and drinks were immediately provide and although the boat had 6 different couples to check in upon arrival the check-in process at the resort only took 2 minutes and the front desk was fully staffed! Our butler, Carmen (who was an amazing, fun person) gave us a tour that was very beneficial and gave us all sorts of little tips on how to navigate and get the most out of the resort. Our bags were unpacked by the Butler service in a manner that was more organized and neat than we do at home. We had some small issues while there but they were handled so quickly and with such kindness that they seemed inconsequential We loved the Lagoon restaurant and ate there twice. Both the food and the people were fantastic. At Lagoon seek out Joris, Asmae, Eva, and Lucie. Their warm and fun conversation as well as non-pretentious service make for a great evening. We did enjoy the Sushi restaurant and the breakfast buffet each morning. The Italian restaurant was our least favorite just because the food quality did not compare with the other venues. Ruben at the beach was kind and fun and we learned a lot of Tahitan and culture from Toma. Ok, now for what most of us check these reviews to discover, tips to make your vacation here awesome: Use the Butler service, get to know your Butler, ask for them to unpack your luggage (I know this sounds a bit pretentious but it is really a nice time saver) so you can get in the amazing teal blue water ASAP. Use you Butler to coordinate all activity, spa, restaurants, activities, and let them get to know your likes dislikes and celebrations. Get an over-water bungalow. They are a unique treat and allow a very different experience Get to know the staff by asking about their lives, ask them to help you with Tahitian language and French, ask them for anything extra you need Even if you are not eating at Lagoon restaurant, go to the bar there for drinks at sunset each night, amazing sunset and staff that make it even more fun At all the bars you can ask for complimentary chips and olives to go with you drinks Go to the gift shop for juice to have in your bungalow to go with duty free liquor purchased at LAX airport You can bring blow up floats that they can blow up at the pool but many guest leave float items that are available to use The “Canoe Breakfast” is great fun and provides amazing pictures Get your coffee delivered each morning and enjoy the sunrise to extend your day Email the resort ahead of time for reservations, questions or special occasions. They had everything all set for us Snorkel equipment is complementary at the main pool and going to the Lagoonarium is very fun way to spend 2 hours interacting with the fish Use the bicycles, they are quick, fun and add to the experience Walking home from dinner in the evening is a joyous and sensual experience. The resort lighting, the landscaping and the stars make for a magical stroll Skinny dipping at night is easy and discreet from you bungalow. The lagoon is dark and it is an activity not available at many places Beers are served in a nice St. Regis ice bag, Take one back to your room to use on the way home to your bungalow so that you can fill it on the way back to your room and have ice in your room. On Saturday and Sunday they have “make your own bloody marys” at the breakfast buffet Enjoy! The General Manager (Mr. Schilling) is often at breakfast interacting with guests. Introduce yourself and engage with him. He is warm and kind. I think you can see from these tips that this “magic”, that is St. Regis Bora Bora, is a result of all the attributes working together, location, food, drink, culture, weather, decor, service but most of all the staff interacting and teaching you how to advantage yourself of all aspects to make you feel these warm emotions that are not easily reproduced. This can be a bucket list vacation but you must be open and take in ALL that is available. Happy to answer any questions via PM or link to my video blog. Nana. Mark & Erik
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM