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The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

One of the best hotel in Bora Bora ever! The villa over water are truly amazing!! Excellent diving experience The staff are friendly,most of the foods are great too. A expensive but excellent resort in BoraBora Show less

We just returned from 7 nights at this wonderful resort with our four adult daughters. We couldn't have had a better experience. We were nervous upon arrival as we are dedicated Four Seasons customers (their resort on Bora Bora was unable to accommodate us on our dates), and this was our first stay at a St Regis, but any concerns were immediately put to rest by our warm welcome. We were provided a complimentary breakfast and a tour of their expansive, and beautiful, grounds while they quickly prepared our 2-Bedroom over water villa which was available to us several hours prior to official check-in. The rooms were more than we expected in terms of roominess, views, size of the pool and deck, and over-all comfort. The housekeeping staff's attention to detail and response to requests was amazing. While the villa is normally furnished for 4 guests they had already set up two cots and provided extra deck chairs, lounges, towels and robes to accommodate all six of us. Several other minor requests were handled even before we finished unpacking. The resort is stunning in its beauty and a nice feature that makes this even more apparent is the placement of bicycles throughout the property to ease movement from one venue to another. When you want to move you grab one and peddle along, trying not to go off the path as you marvel at the views of the the ocean, the lagoons and the mountains that are ever present. All of the facilities are of the quality you would expect of a top-of-the-line resort, including the beach, spa, pool and restaurants (though the food and beverage is very expensive - apparently due to the remote location). One nice surprise is that we never felt crowded or that we had to wait or couldn't get beach lounges, or restaurant reservations - even though we visited during the holidays. The resort was fully booked but it felt very relaxed. This isn't always the case at even the best resorts in Hawaii at this time of the year. Perhaps the most distinguishing aspect of our stay however was the St Regis Butler Service. We had Mr. Ritchie Chung as our butler and he quickly became our "best friend." He was always available to reserve our activities, answer questions, transport us if we didn't want to ride bikes, iron out any issues and generally be a great resource, His friendliness, genuine willingness to be of service and sense of humor endeared him to our entire family. Two highlights - 1) every morning all I had to do was ring his number and he would have french press coffee and tea on our patio in 10 minutes (complimentary - they don't "nickel and dime" you here) 2) On New Year's Eve we forgot a bottle of champagne we had brought from home back in our villa so Ritchie went to retrieve it for us while we continued to enjoy the evening (by the way - no corkage fee for serving it to us). Our annual family holiday vacation is very special to us and this one, at the St Regis, was one of our best!

From the second we stepped on the beautiful boat transferring us from the airport to the hotel, we felt how special this property was, especially the staff. My husband and I have traveled all over the world and have never experienced as wonderful a staff at they have at this hotel. We had an amazing time. Thanks to Claudia at Pacific For Less for guiding us to this amazing hotel.

What luxury! What a fabulous resort. Friendly staff, butler service (thanks Giulio) and amazing villas. Over water; eagle rays, wonderful fish swimming by the room and that water! Just incredible. The scuba diving is the best I have ever done (which is a lot) manta rays everywhere. Beautiful. Ride around the resort on your bike. Snorkel the lagoon and go to the wonderful spa. Lots of honeymooners, but not too OTT. Private, exclusive and well worth it. Amazing views, amazing relaxation. Food options are good and breakfast is to die for. We stayed over New Years Eve, complete with fireworks and lots of dancing. Wonderful people and very good live music. Thank you, Richard, for an amazing stay. We will be back!

Bora Bora has become so built up and touristy, you really don’t get an authentic feel for French Polynesia. As SPG Platinum members, we were able to use our points to stay for five nights in an overwater bungalow. We were given a place near the end of the pier which had a nice view of Mt. Otemanu. The bungalow was huge and the view was great. The bicycles to use on the property are really perfect to easily get around. The prices for food and drinks is expensive, as you would expect for being on an island and being at a St. Regis property. The butler service we heard so much about was unimpressive. Our dinner reservations were mixed up twice, and the tea/cocoa service did not arrive at the time we requested. The butler team was extremely nice, it’s just that the actual service never really went well. The daily cleaning service was a bit inconsistent, but they did always bring us new towels. And like all of French Polynesia, the people are so friendly and kind. Overall it was nice stay, but there are so many other places for the same price that have a much greater wow factor (like the Taha’a Resort and Spa on Taha’a).

We returned a few days ago from a 9 night stay and we're already dreaming of going back. It really was an incredible 5 star experience all around and the beauty of Bora Bora is astounding. Here's my summary: FOOD: Considering pretty much everything has to be transported in, expect prices to reflect that fact although on the plus side the food all around was quite good and there are plenty of options. The fine dining Lagoon restaurant was very nice and it's a beautiful location, with the added bonus of glass floors from which you could see sharks and other fish (sadly they are caged in; otherwise you'd just see sand). I think our favorite restaurant was Bamboo where I had delicious sushi (note: the rolls are large) and my family loved their beef, stir fry and noodle dishes as well. We also had two nice dinners at the Italian restaurant. One night when it was pouring we ordered room service which deserves kudos for their quick and very friendly service plus really good food (basically the same menu as in the bar where we ate lunch everyday). Portions at all restaurants were quite generous. Alcohol as expected is pricey and drinks will set you back on average $18-$28 each. A couple annoying things- bottled water is plentiful at the breakfast buffet- there are unlimited bottles of evian and san pellegrino, and the beach and gym provide large bottled water dispensers, yet there is nothing near the rooms that provides guests with purified water other than the small plastic bottle you get at turndown. It would be great if the hotel should provide water dispensers with the ice machines which is much better for the environment anyway. .At lunch and dinner the evian bottles are $10/each so we often spent $30 on water alone during a meal. I'm sure their tap water is safe because they offer it and we tried it a couple times but it actually had a really off taste so we felt better to be safe with the bottled version. ACTIVITIES: There were plenty of things to keep you busy if reading and relaxing are not on the agenda. By far my favorite was the half day snorkel trip with the sharks and stingrays. Our guide was terrific and we loved the entire experience, and the bonus of coming across a large pod of dolphins. Also fun was the jet skiing which was a guided experience for a couple of hours around the entire island. Although in all honestly I felt guilty partaking because I don't love the noise and environmental damage these cause. Also terrific is the kayaking and upright paddle boards which are available on the beach at no cost. Another sad point - there really is no great snorkeling on the beach or around the overwater bungalows that we could see. It seems this part of the island is somewhat lacking of coral reefs. When you jump off the overwater bungalow patio you may encounter a fish here or there but they are not plentiful. They do provide a stock of assorted tropical fish in their man made lagoon but again this is sad for me because the hotel that we honeymooned at in the 1990s was surrounded by natural reef. (the incredibly luxurious and much missed Bora Bora Lagoon and Spa which very sadly was destroyed by a cyclone about 8 years ago). A top activity is always just sitting on your patio or beachfront and taking in those views with a good book (and a cockltail!) ROOMS: We stayed in a beach room for our first night and it is the exact same size and configuration of our over water bungalow and it had the bonus of a small pool. Very nice. Our over water bungalow was quite spectacular. We were bummed at first that it didn't face the mountain but nonetheless the ocean colors were amazing, the room is huge, our daughter had a comfortable rollaway in the living room area that also had a sofa and chairs, the bathroom is large; everything is very spacious and well laid out. And the Remede body lotion is a big bonus for me when staying at a St. Regis. The hotel provides bikes which were definitely a fun and pleasant way to get around and much needed when you're staying way out at the end of the dock and it's so hot and humid outside! SERVICE: Everything was 5 star in terms of service. We probably could have taken better advantage of the butler service - i noticed that some reviewers had coffee delivered daily - but he was helpful for dining reservations and activities. All the employees across the board were incredibly professional and friendly. Overall we all LOVED this hotel and can't wait to go back. We had one issue with the extraordinary amount the hotel charged us for a boat transfer for dinner at the Four Seasons which is the next hotel across the bay. Glad the hotel resolved this for us but I definitely recommend asking in advance what they charge if you want to leave the hotel to have dinner elsewhere. I do know they provide a free boat transfer to the main island at certain set times daily.

We came here by boat, and the frontdesk superviser Clemente was real great! Also polish girl was very kind and super helpfull! From the bad things: housekeeping didnt clean the teepot. But for a big surprise for me( in polinesya clearnes is not on the top) here houskeeping work good! But the concierge service is super unprofesional! They couldn’t organise any activity! I underdtand that it is a New Year, but it is their work to plan our free time... That was really dissepointing!

We were staying at the 4 seasons next to the St Regis and we decided to paddle over on our SUPs for a nice lunch and champagne. We arrived and quickly one of the staff came and asked us how he could help but seemed a little concerned that we had arrived by water. We mentioned to him we were coming from the 4 Seasons but that we had ID and credit cards with us. He went to the mgt, but came back saying we could not stay and not have food or drink either. We were shocked and also surprised as the bar restauraunt was only 1/2 full at the time and obviously in need of some business from us. No matter, the manager had a security guard some out and see that we left ok. I have no idea why a security guard was needed for a nice couple to be shown their way way back to their hotel but that’s how we were greeted. Never been greeted like this at a hotel in my life. Absolutely horrible. My company and it’s emloyees will make sure to avoid this chain in the future. As for the 4 Seasons, it has been top notch and can’t say enough how amazing it is to stay there!!

I don’t know where to begin with how wonderful this property is. First of all it’s real paradise. The shades of blue and turquoise of the water are beyond your wildest dreams. It is the main hotel featured in “Couples Retreat” and it is even more beautiful in person than it looks in the movie. The hotel is gorgeous. Our villa was huge, clean, and luxurious. No detail is over- looked. When I requested a floatie so I can lounge in the water outside of my bungalow, our Butler came back to me with one within minutes. You can rent bikes to get around the property and explore. There is a resident marine biologist who can explain all the sea life to you. The spa was unbelievable, luxurious and world class! Food - The breakfast is plentiful, delicious, and well stocked. Of course the food and drinks are pricey, but that is to be expected. The most disappointing meal was at the Italian restaurant, so I do not recommend booking a meal there. However, the restaurant with the sharks under the floor was so delicious it made up for everything! The St. Regis Bora Bora is the best resort in Bora Bora. If you can afford the splurge, don’t even consider any other property!

It's not easy to get to bora bora (fly to Tahiti, then fly to Bora Bora, then take a boat to the St Regis), but the St Regis is definitely worth it! We were a little disappointed at first by not getting the room we wanted, but 2 nights into our 6-night stay, they were able to move us to the end of the pontoon, which was amazing! It was so dark we were able to stargaze on our private deck. We enjoyed the amazing breakfast buffet every morning and got lunch at the pool bar. We had dinner at the Asian restaurant twice because it was so good! We did not pay for the Wednesday night Polynesian/international buffet and just ate at the pool bar, but were able to watch the show from there and had a great time. There were a few odd/unexpected things for a St Regis -- like there are not really any English TV channels, except Couples Retreat (which we grew to love after watching it a few times!) on loop because it was filmed there; and reeeally nothing to do if it's raining. Apart from the hotel itself, it's also VERY IMPORTANT to know that the sun is VERY strong -- I have fair skin and got burned even though I stayed under an umbrella the entire day. With that said, there were also very thoughtful details -- SPF 30 and 50 and a bottle of Aloe available at the pool for anyone to use; bikes (or on-demand golf carts) for guests to get around the enormous property; free coffee brought to your room at your request in the morning; complimentary tennis court reservations; and a "lagoonarium" filled with different fish and coral where we were encouraged to snorkel. Also, free use of paddle boards and kayaks on the beach! If it weren't so hard to get to from New York, I would already be planning my trip back! Our butler, Carmen, was simply amazing!

Motu Ome'e BP 506 Bora Bora Bora Bora

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Located in Motu Tofari within a 5-minute drive of Bora Bora Photo Lagoon, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is within a 15-minute drive of other popular sights such as Coral Gardens. This 89-room, 5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa. On the waterfront, the resort is also close to Mt. Otemanu and Le Meridien Beach.


Dining

There are ample dining options with 5 onsite restaurants, including Sushi Take Restaurant, which specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner, and Lagoon by Jean-Georges with its ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 89 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms and living rooms. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Minibars, espresso makers, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

Awarded Conde Nast Gold List status in 2013, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 13500 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Villa, 1 Bedroom, View, Overwater (Island View)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Lagoon View, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Beachside (Pool)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premier Villa, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2199 reviews