Rated 5 out of 5 by Redbone Fantastic hotel, beautiful location
Wow, where do I start. There is so much to tell. First let me say the St Regis Bora Bora is a first class resort and they work very hard to assure your stay is enjoyable. When you arrive at the airport they meet you, take your bags, escort you to their boat for the trip to the St Regis, and check you in while on the boat ride. Once you arrive they have your butler escort you to your room and give you a tour of the facilities. A first class start to your stay. Once there you can relax and enjoy the beautiful water and views that Bora Bora offers. We were very lucky as we were upgraded to a two bed room overwater bungalow with a pool. A fabulous room with about 1,800 square feet and another 1,000 square feet of deck. We found it hard to leave our pool and deck to utilize other areas of the resort. Breakfast was a buffet and was included in our package. It was very good with plenty of choices like 4-6 types of juices, pancakes, waffles, omelets, numerous breads, bacon, 6-8 types of fruit, meats, cheeses, etc. Our favorite breakfast item was the banana bread. We normally took a couple pieces back to the room to snack on later in the day. They have a beach that you can sit on and there are sail boats, paddle boards, paddle boats, kayaks, etc for your use. We had two massages at the Spa and they were great. We really enjoyed the couples massage. They also have a lagoon you can snorkel in that has lots of friendly fish.
I do have these suggestions to help the vacation go better
They have bikes you can use while you are there. They do help you get around this spread out property. They do pick them up at night, as they do not want someone to wreck trying to ride at night. Get another bike the next morning when you go to breakfast.
Food is very expensive all across Bora Bora and the St Regis is no exception. Two burgers and a couple beers approaches $80. An option is to take the complementary boat to town that St Regis provides each day. They go across the lagoon and then have a van meet you to take you to the town of Vaitape. Vaitape has souvenir shops, black pearl shops, and a grocery store. My wife and I bought some bread, cheese, chips, wine, and luncheon meats so we could eat some lunches in our room at a more reasonable cost. There is a small refrigerator in the room.
You need to go off the property and eat a few dinners on Bora Bora. St Regis provides a boat service at 6:00 each evening that takes you to the island. If you book through the concierge the restaurant will have free vans waiting to take you to the restaurant. After dinner the van takes you back to the dock and the St Regis boat brings you home. We did this 4 times and it is very easy.
The Lagoon restaurant at the St Regis is excellent and you need to try it at least once.
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 10:30 they have a fish feeding at the lagoon. It is worth attending.
Our favorite restaurants were La Villa Mahana (make reservations early), Restaurant St James, and the Lagoon restaurant. Bloody Mary’s is Ok but probably a better lunch place.
Language is normally not a problem for English speaking guests. Most of the staff you interact with is proficient with English
If you do not want to walk, call and they will send a golf cart to pick you up and take you anywhere on the property. Just give them about 20 minutes to arrive.
About 2/3 or the guests are on their honeymoon. I was married 28 years before I got to Bora Bora. I just kept asking the guys what are you going to do to top this on your first, fifth, or any anniversary. They are really setting the bar high.
Overall this was one of our best vacations ever. We are already trying to determine when we can return
September 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TC123SC123 Amazing, beautiful resort!
This resort is amazing! Everything was perfect! Especially Lance our butler, he was very professional and went over and beyond our expectations of having a butler. We have stayed at other resorts that have provided butler service, but Lance, our butler at Bora Bora, did everything that a butler should do and really seemed happy about pleasing us on everything, and I mean everything, even the smallest things. If you want to stay at a amazing beautiful resort with real butler service, lots to do, this resort you will never forget!!
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catherine44 Best family holiday - EVER!
After holidaying with you in 2010 as a couple we decided that we would return bringing our 3 children - ages 16;10 and 9. Although the resort facilities have always been amazing, this time around what has improved immensely is the service. Under Michael's management the resort can now truly hold its own with the best.
The way the staff looked after us and our family was fantastic - from organizing activities to meals and generally acknowledging and caring for us. We did lots
of activites with the highlight being the lagoon tour with Jack - thank you Marion for organizing this!
There is no doubt it is our new favorite place and we will definitely be back!
March 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by EricaJustin Magical Honeymoon
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is the PERFECT place to spend a honeymoon. The staff was so attentive from the moment we arrived to our departure. The food was delicious - especially Lagoon and the Romance Concierge arranged Jet Ski tour, Sting Ray / Shark Feeding and the Love Boat - all which were different and gave us a real feel for Bora Bora. The Resort exceeded our expectations - we will definitely be back to celebrate another romantic milestone.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyHoneymooners14 Paradise
Resort was fantastic, absolutely beautiful. Had a wonderful honeymoon and would recommend to anyone.
Staff was courteous and made the effort to remember our names. Butler service (Lance) was phenomenal.
Only issue we had was with the front desk manager. We asked to speak to the manager a few times regarding a bungalow issue and we never heard back from them and had to follow up with other staff members to only say they spoke to the manager and couldn't help. The frustration was not with the fact that our request could not be fulfilled, but rather the attention and response, or I should say lack there of from the manager. We still never heard back.
All said and done, we left rested, happy, and wanting more. Honeymoon of our dreams complete.
June 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sare Superb location, pool, restaurants and beach
Far exceeding expectations, this immaculately presented resort is in a unique and stunning natural setting with the main areas making the most of the local beauty with its attentive staff and superb facilities. Highly recommend for the discerning traveller
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDH07 Best hotel in the region!
We had the absolute pleasure of staying 4 days at this property ... should have stayed much longer and had we known how wonderful an experience was in store for us we would have surely planned better. This is one of the most beautiful properties I have ever stayed at and the staff's smiles, kindness and eagerness to serve made the entire visit one of the most memorable in all our hotel experiences. I would absolutely recommend this property to any traveler looking to expereince the finest vacation experience possible!
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by steveboardster amazing rooms and atmosphere
From the moment we stepped off the boat, it was like entering another world. Friendly staff, amazing location, killer rooms, sweet beach, nice spa. Easy living.
June 30, 2014