If you are looking for the ultimate South Pacific splurge, then you need to check out the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora. It's perfectly located on the sheltered northeastern side of a beautiful lagoon. The St. Regis in Bora Bora is the perfect hideaway and boasts some of the largest over-water bungalows in the region. Aside from these amazing "floating" residences, the resort features a variety of accommodations, from garden villas with private plunge pools to the lavish Royal Estate, which if it's walls could speak we'd learn about many of the world's most elite.
At the airport is where the true St. Regis Bora Bora experience begins. You are greeted by a resort representative with fresh flower leis and bottled water. You and your luggage are taken by the St. Regis' personal boat, and of course that would be one of the nicest at the dock, to the resort. It takes about 20 minutes to get there, where you are again greeted dockside by staff members who escort you into paradise.
Once you are at the resort, staff members cater to your every need. The butler service is impeccable. Anything you want or don't want, the butler makes it happen. But isn't this so St Regis -- if you are familiar with the brand.
The resort features four restaurants, two swimming pools, two bars and a luxury day spa. All accommodations feature a balcony offering panoramic views of the lagoon or surrounding islands. Steps away from the pool is the St. Regis Beach with stunning views of Mount Otemanu, an extinct volcano.
Dining here is at it finest in the region. The exclusive Lagoon Restaurant, by French born Jean Georges Vongerichten, is the only restaurant on the island with a world famous three Michelin Star chef. Known around the world for his global style cooking, he is the proud recipient of many James Beard Foundation Awards, a cookbook author, and a television personality. This restaurant features unparalleled French and Asian infused menu. Te Pahu, one of the resorts other restaurants, serves Mediterranean style grilled dishes. If pasta is what you crave, Farniente boasts authentic Italian cuisine. Lastly, Sushi Take offers sushi and seafood. There is also Aparima, the resorts bar, which is located poolside.
The Miri Miri Spa occupies its own private island and features a relaxation room, sauna, whirlpool, steam room and a private garden with access to the private lagoon which teems with exotic fish and other sea creatures. It's a Clarins sponsored spa. You can choose between a Clarins treatment or Polynesian treatment. The spa was featured in the movie "Couples Retreat" starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. In the film, the spa is appropriately called Eden Resort.
The resort features two swimming pools. The secluded Oases pool is for adults only, allowing them to enjoy the serene surroundings. There is also modern fitness center and two tennis courts. The water at the beach is calm and the resort offers free non-motorized water sports. There are endless activities like diving, hiking, jet skiing, snorkeling, and kayaking, just to name a few. You are never bored at this resort!
If your intentions are to tie the knot then this is the perfect place. The St. Regis is one of the most popular hotels for weddings and honeymoons in Bora Bora. Relax, the exclusive hotel romance concierge will arrange everything. There's an exclusive bridal boutique on site as well.
St. Regis Bora Bora resort rates among the best, if not the best in French Polynesia, and it's more than apparent why!