Rated 5 out of 5 by Stepan69 Wonderful family vacation
I just spent 2 weeks at the St. Regis Bora Bora with my family, and could not be happier. The resort offers activities for all, grand parents, parents and kid. The service was top notch, and the location almost surreal. I strongly recommend it.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by andriolp great restaurants
excellent food; superb breakfast selection; amazing sushi; the Italian restaurant needs a lot of improvement - food is not italian at all - find a real italian chef.
July 21, 2014
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 4 out of 5 by Chelson Honeymoon
This hotel exceeded our expectations. The restaurants were great. The rooms were amazing. The butler service is a nice touch!
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClarkMiller St Regis Bora Bora 6/30-7/6/14
We had the opportunity to stay in both a beach villa and a deluxe overwater villa. We loved the privacy of having our own beach in the beach villa. We loved it so much we were married on the beach in front of the beautiful villa. The wedding staff Karine and Rose were excellent at handling all of the details. Our butler Thierry arranged for late check out to ensure we had the time for our sunset ceremony. When we switched to the overwater villa, we were equally impressed. Both villas were equally spacious and comfortable. The beds, pillows and linens exceeded our expectations to the point that we want to purchase the very same bed as we both slept better than ever at the St. Regis in Bora Bora. The staff are friendly and professional and they all get an A+ for service. The food was the best I have ever experienced. Well done!
July 18, 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 Captain74 Amazing Time at St Regis Bora Bora
I was extremely happy with our recent stay at the St Regis Bora Bora. Upon our arrival we were met by our Butler that helped us with a tour of the property and check-in. Our room was fantastic, well appointed with views of Mount Otemanu. While our room was quite a distance from the main area of the resort (a result of having such an amazing view), they provided options for both golf cart pickup or to use one of the many bikes on the property. We didn't mind the walk as very little things required a specific schedule. We both highly enjoyed the spa, including our massages which was one of the most elegant that I have ever had. The staff was absolutely wonderful. Most remembering our names after the first time meeting them and every single one went out of their way to make us feel special. A special thanks to the "beach boy" who spent over an hour on the water trying to teach me how to windsurf. The beach area, while not looking directly at the mountain, was amazing and we spent hours on the SUP boards and windsurfing when we weren't just enjoying our time on the beach. There were plenty of options for water activities at no additional costs. We also loved the Jetski tour around the island. It was a great mix of sightseeing and fun. The view from the Lagoon restaurant is amazing. We highly recommend that you book a reservation at sunset to get an amazing view of the island. This really is an amazing resort with a wonderful staff. Our only complaint was the the menu at the Aprima Bar (for lunch) was quite limited and expensive (even by Bora Bora standards, $30 for a ham sandwich is a bit steep). But that aside, the staff at the bar was amazing (How often does someone muddle the limes for a Captain and Coke?) For anyone looking to indulge in luxury in the middle of paradise, this is it. We are already planning our next trip to this resort!
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjm2012 Stunning!
Absolutely one of the most beautiful hotels that I will likely ever stay in. From the moment we got off the plane and were greeted by a concierge, we knew we were in for something special. The check-in process started on the boat ride to the hotel and we were greeted at the dock with fresh iced tea and towels. We were able to check in early and spent the rest of the day exploring the resort. This place is enormous and it's great that they offer bikes to ride around the resort. My husband and I were there on our honeymoon and we were welcomed by the incredibly warm & friendly staff. Service was top notch and having the ability to go back and forth to the main island was great. Our overwater bungalow was huge and we would wake up every morning to see the sun rise and take it all in. Breakfast was included and was a nice spread of food from various cuisines. Take advantage of the lagoonarium and the shark feedings at Lagoon. We ate at all of the restaurants at the resort and food was great. Highly recommend reserving a table at sunset at Lagoon, view is to die for. We also had dinner on the beach that was included and was was a nice way to end our honeymoon. Everything about this place is magical and we're already trying to figure out when we can go back.
March 25, 2013