My wife and I stayed at the St. Regis for five nights in late February of this year. This stop was the final leg of a five week tour of Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia. At this point of the trip we wanted to decompress and chill out for a few days before returning home and getting back into the grind of daily life. St. Regis is the perfect place to do this.
We stayed in the Premier Overwater Villa, which was absolutely spectacular and offered the most amazing view of the main island. The villa itself was huge and had every five star amenity you could think of including a private deck with a splash pool, great sound system, mini bar, etc. We found ourselves wanting for nothing. The one snag we ran into during our stay was that the mini bar refrigerator in our villa was not working when we arrived and it took the resort two days to fix it. This was not a big deal for us. We just had room service deliver buckets of beer until refrigerator was back up and running.
For people looking for an action packed tropical vacation this is not the place. Bora Bora overall is extremely low key. There is no nightlife whatsoever. In the evening, you can take a boat over to the main island for a quite dinner, but that is about it. At St. Regis, it is low key day and night. There are, however, a few excursions that are worthwhile. We took the Jet Ski tour around the island which was okay. My wife and I own a pair of jet skis, so it didn’t have the same thrill for us as it may for others. We also heard the snorkeling excursion was good.
The resort restaurants were good. The food, the wine list and service were what you would expect from a resort of this caliber. As far as the restaurants on the main island, I would strongly suggest you consult with the concierge. We went to Bloody Mary’s at the suggestion of a couple we met at the resort. It was awful. The wine list was a joke, the mixed drinks were bad, the food was terrible and the service was even worse. The icing on the cake was that we could smell raw sewage as the breeze blew through the restaurant.
Is St. Regis a noteworthy five star resort? Absolutely. From the moment you exit the plane upon arrival until you step back on the plane to leave you experience true five star luxury and service. The staff at St. Regis does a great job, and seems to take pride in the level of service they provide. The resort itself is well maintained and the surrounding beauty is mind blowing. Bora Bora is definitely one of the most beautiful places on earth, and St. Regis is the best place to experience this tropical paradise.
- 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