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The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Property-wise, this is a superlative hotel. Amazing rooms, beautiful beaches, fun artificial snorkeling lagoon, great restaurant, etc... Room had a few rough edges (e.g.,loose/broken door handle) but maintenance was responsive and did good work. Overall fantastic hotel.

I can't imagine a nicer hotel in a nicer setting with nicer people anywhere on the planet. Incredible rooms, service, location, and people. Special thanks to all of the beach boys and especially Mario. Also, great service in the restaurants but especially from Hinoi. Finally, the front desk manager, Olivier, was first class!

We stayed at the St. Regis Bora Bora for our honeymoon thanks to our travel agent Pacific for Less and it was the most magical place I have ever been. Jennifer and her team made our dream honeymoon come true with their wonderful recommendations and services. I cannot express enough how absolutely wonderful our time was there, so much that I cried because I did not want to leave! The property is gorgeous, the food is so delicious, and the staff was exceptional. The St. Regis had crossed every "T" and dotted every "I". They left nothing untouched. Between our travel agent and the St. Regis you seriously cannot go wrong. Aside from the most stunning views and scenery that made the trip so beautiful My travel agent let the St. Regis know of my husband's many food allergies. We have never experienced such hospitality like we did from them before. Every staff member was aware of his allergies before we could even tell them! They made us feel very comfortable when dining at each of the restaurants and everyday either a manager and/or chef would come talk to us about the menu that evening to make sure my husband was able to enjoy his meal. Thank you is seriously not enough. It made our time there that much more enjoyable and relaxing. Every inch of the property is breathtaking and I would recommend it to any and everyone I talk to!

Bora Bora, having been our 53rd country that we have traveled to blew every other destination away. It is simply the most beautiful place on planet earth, as nothing comes remarkably close in comparison to the ambience. The St. Regis is an impressive resort, with highest quality of service I have ever received and a once in a lifetime place to visit. The hotel, although not cheap, and a little outdated, offers superior quality service that I have never received before. Everyone from the butler to the pool attendant to the people working in the restaurants new our name. It's a massive resort, but very spread out so you always felt as though you had the hotel to itself. Albeit extremely pricey, you feel the value as I have stayed at other expensive hotels and was frustrated with the loads of cruise ship passengers that visit the hotel, or having to wait for things. You won't have this problem at the St. Regis and even though the hotel was at maximum capacity, it never very isolated and like paradise. The price is worth the service you receive. Even the GM came out to meet us and comped our dinner. We booked through American Express Fine Hotel & Resorts which gave us an upgrade to an overwater bungalow after our second night. It also provided free breakfast and late checkout. Since our flight did not leave until 7pm, we basically got a full day for free. The perks are worth it as it also included a 4th night free. I would highly recommend using this card to book your travel. The hotel is extremely pricey. A cheeseburger is $39, a pizza is $38, and the more extravagant restaurant such as the Lagoon restaurant will cost you anywhere from $70-$125 a person for an entree. Drinks are $35. Water was an issue as the hotel provide about four small water bottles, certainly not enough given the hot conditions. At the restaurants, they offered Evian water which the hotel did not mention was not complementary. Each bottle was $10, so our dinner bill was $20 for just water alone. If you understand that you're on an island and have no reason to ever leave, expect the high prices before you go. The boat ride in was about $120 per person so nothing at this hotel is cheap. But then again, you pay the price for luxury. Celebrities will often visit this hotel as Sylvestor Stallone and a famous football player were both staying at the hotel the same time we were and nobody bothered them. They had their own privacy. The hotel is a little outdated as the room had cracks, pools had mold, our first room had a foul smell. The showers did not have a lot of pressure, so when i'm paying $1,200 a night for a room, I expect everything to be top notch. We traveled with two young kids, ages 4 and 11 months old and had an amazing trip. The kids had the time of their life, so don't be afraid to travel with kids, although most of the people traveling were honeymooners or couples on their anniversary getaway. if you can afford it, I'd highly recommend this place. The sites all over the resort are breathtaking and you will never find a more beautiful place anywhere in the world. Prior to this trip, I though the Phi Phi Island and Great Barrier Reef were the most beautiful place. Bora Bora is leaps and bounds. I thank the entire staff at St. Regis Bora Bora for an unforgettable trip. The employees are well trained and did a superb job making our family feel like royalty.

We have spent one of the most memorable holidays with my family in St. Regis Bora Bora. All is awesome even the smallest details. Our buttler Maricela was always one step ahead and making our stay and activities unbelievable. Mr. Richard Schilling, General Manager, gave welcome greets to every guest and in my case he made me feel that is all under control but that disciplined process is not visible for guests: we just enjoy. Congrats and thanks so much to the all the people who have worked hard and passionately to bring such happiness to our family. Thanks to manager Magalie and all her team in the breakfast lounge. We are really planning to come again! If I have to give an advise, straight forward to St. Regis and don't spend time in other isles.

We booked at the resort in a superior type room (room 322). The room was a disaster -- Paint chipping, furniture banged up, floor scraped -- looked like the hotel hadn't done maintenance of any sort in years. This is not a 5 star resort -- maybe it was 10 years ago but now it's a run down mess but they are still charging 5 star prices. The food is mediocre at best. Staff were helpfull but it didn't make up for the room and the food. Contrast this stay to the The Brando which was the nicest hotel I have been to ( on par with the nicest Maldive hotels if not better and Aman hotels back in the day) The hotel was so bad that we left a day early. The front desk manager apologized and conceded that the room would be taken out of service. However, another friend was staying there at the same time and their room was just as bad.

First of all, huge shout out to the talented travel agents at Pacific for Less! When we planned this trip, we weren't originally even looking at the St. Regis because we thought we had found a very nice resort already and, quite frankly, weren't sure the St. Regis would fit into our budget for this trip. They put together a phenomenal package together that included the St. Regis that fit into our budget, and we were so glad they did!!!! This place is absolutely amazing, and my wife and I are extremely grateful for their efforts and guidance!! On the recommendation of Pacific for Less, we had started our vacation with several days at the Le'Tahaa Island Resort and Spa, which was unbelievably wonderful! When we left, we were a little sad, and had no idea how anyone was going to top that experience. Then we arrived in Bora Bora.... Just on the flight in and boat ride to the resort, the water was a crystal clear, turquoise blue that I've never actually seen anywhere else in real life. A boat was waiting for us at the airport, and brought us over to the St. Regis. I would have paid for the boat ride alone as an excursion tour it was so nice. This place is the very definition of "spoiling yourself". When we arrived, we were greeted by the staff and given cold, damp facecloths, (it was quite warm) which felt absolutely wonderful!! As we checked in, we were introduced to our "Butler" Nozomi. (yes, that's right, I said Butler). Nozomi was fantastic!! She checked in with us every day to see how things were going, gave us a tour by golf cart of the entire resort property, (which is quite expansive), and was ready to help us with any reservations for dinner or excursions, or anything else we needed. Given the size of the resort property, fleets of golf carts were there for resort staff to take you anywhere you wanted to go. And when they told you they would be there in 5 minutes, they were there in 5 minutes, and every single staff member at the resort was friendly, polite, and helpful!! As for our room, they should call them "sunset overwater apartments". Very spacious, hardwood floors all around, HUGE bathroom, living room, 2 TV's, (btw, the only 2 stations in English here are CNN and "The Couple's Retreat" channel), refrigerator, and a very spacious outdoor deck with stairs and ladder access to the lagoon. We asked Pacific for Less before we left to help us get bungalows in both Taha'a and Bora Bora with good views of the sunset, and wow, did they deliver! The pool and beach area were "postcard level" breathtaking! Complete with swim up bar, lounge chairs sitting in the water, beach palapas, and paddleboarding equipment available at a moment's notice. (not to mention the people who found you on the beach and took your drink orders). It was total bliss.... We went to dinner on the island one night, (LOVED Bloody Mary's by the way!) but decided that we had come here to watch sunsets on the bungalow deck. (the boat for the island leaves at 6 p.m. sharp) And with several restaurants on property, we decided to catch the sunsets on our deck, and then go to dinner. One night we even had room service bring dinner to our bungalow deck. Now THAT was dinner with a view!!! Snorkeling at the Lagoonarium on the resort is an absolute must!! Very controlled lagoon atmosphere, with very mild currents, and unbelievably cool fish!! Can't say enough about how impressed we were with the snorkeling there!! Pacific for Less booked us for a snorkeling tour of tropical fish, stingrays and sharks. The day were originally scheduled was looking to be not so great weather, so hats off to the Pacific for Less team for helping us get a last minute re-scheduling of that tour on a day that turned out to be absolutely perfect!! The excursion was great; run by a local family who was wonderful, took us to places with tons of fish, and even an moray eel, which was really cool! We saw some reef tip sharks, and then went out into deeper water to swim with Lemon sharks. One of the coolest excursion tours I've ever done! Two tips: 1) If you want adult beverages, hit Duty Free on the way, drinks are expensive. 2) If you want to float on something out by your bungalow, bring rope to tie it to the deck. There was a decent current at least on the days when we were there out at the bungalows, no such issues at the resort beach though. I could go on for 10 more pages about this place, but I will simply finish with, my wife and I absolutely LOVED it, we can't say enough about the resort and it's staff, and we would do it again in a heartbeat! Maruru St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, we had the time of our lives!!!

My husband and I just returned from our 11 day honeymoon at the St. Regis Bora Bora and the only way to describe this resort is heaven on earth. Everything from the service, to the amenities, the grounds & the staff was top-notch perfection. We decided to split our trip with five days in the beach villa and five days in a superior overwater bungalow. While both rooms are outstanding, we both surprisingly agreed that the beach villa was our favorite of the two. These rooms are extremely private, large & have their own little beach, hammock & plunge pool. The seclusion makes you feel like you are the only two people at the resort. The bungalow was awesome, and we definitely jumped off the deck a time or two, but I will say that being on the very end of the pontoon (Room 301) was very windy in the morning and almost a bit chilly. It was also extremely far from the main resort, so you must utilize the bicycles or you will need to call for a golf cart to pick you up every time you need to leave your room. I had read some prior reviews about people complaining about the food, but that was not a problem we encountered at all!! Everything was delicious in our opinion. We had the breakfast buffet included when we booked the room and we both agreed it was the way to go. Everything is incredibly expensive (think $30 for one cocktail), so not having to worry about breakfast every morning was great. We ate lunch everyday at Aparima Bar and enjoyed the Burgers and Pizza very much. Aparima staff was so friendly and great! By the end of the trip they had our drinks memorized and would just bring them to us. Everyone was so sweet. We also ate at Lagoon twice, which was one of the greatest experiences of our entire trip!!!! It was so cool to look down at the glass floors and see sharks swimming below you. And the food & wine were out of this world. While we were there I surprised my husband with a small wedding at the spa. I had been working with Magali for the last six months to make everything perfect, and she was the best person we met on our entire honeymoon!!! She was so friendly, thorough, had amazing attention to detail, and the day was overall perfection. Working with her made things so easy, and I knew that our day would be perfect in her hands. We also had a private dinner on the beach that she helped arrange and it was so romantic and delicious. Thank you Magali! Lastly, make sure you take advantage of all of the amenities while you are there. The property is massive and BEYOND beautiful. Bring snorkeling equipment (and reef shoes) and go to the lagoonarium to snorkel with the fish. We also had a couples massage at Clarins that was to die for!!!! The St. Regis also provides butler service. We had an amazing butler named Marisela and we can't say enough great things about her. She had french press coffee delivered to our room every morning, and also sent us a surprise treat one night! Anything we needed, she was there. Thank you Marisela!!! Overall, we had the honeymoon of a lifetime because of the St. Regis Bora Bora. I truly almost cried when we left. Hopefully we can go back sometime in our lifetime! Thank you St. Regis!!! Love, the Spada's

When I was looking at booking our honeymoon (sept 2016) I couldn’t find a great comparison of the Four Seasons Vs St Regis so I decided to stay both (5 nights each) and to write a comparison that people may find useful. Bora Bora itself is stunning, the photos don’t do it justice, it truly is unlike anywhere else, I think if you’re coming from the UK like us, it is usually the Maldives or bora bora dilemma and the long flight puts people off. One thing about the Maldives is that when you are at sea level you don’t have the view anymore, all photos of the Maldives are taken from above, whereas Bora Bora has stunning views. We flew London-LA-Tahiti-Bora Bora, because of the time difference we left our wedding on Sunday lunch time and were on the beach at the four seasons on Monday morning! Bora Bora is VERY expensive, we honestly budgeted about £400 a day spending money to average out to include some excursions, make sure if you go you save spending money as when you are there you want to be able to do everything. 2 pizzas and 2 beers is about £90! St Regis Having been excited for a change of scenery, to be honest I instantly realised how special the Four Seasons is. St Regis is much more of a resort, more food options, more pools, more people, more social. Unlike the four seasons it isn’t located on its own island so across the water you can see some locals huts etc, staff accommodation and other water villas from a nearby hotel, not an issue for me. We decided to go for a beachside villa here with private pool, it was HUGE!!! They had left chocolates and champagne for us and we were not on the lagoon side but the sea so you could see and hear proper waves which was nice. again though, we were in the shade by lunch time so ended up at the beach. I do kind of wish we had gone for an over water villa again as I think these are amazing, I didn’t see in the ones at st regis so I cannot comment but I am sure they are nice. We had bicycles to cycle around which I loved, great exercise and good fun, especially after a cocktail! Their snorkelling lagoon was amazing, much bigger fish than the four seasons and they had feeding sessions etc. I was very excited about more supper options (Italian/ indian etc) but the food quality was not as great as the four seasons. We went to eat on the main island one night which was a lot cheaper and it was great also, I cannot remember the name of the restaurant. I didn’t go to the spa here so I cannot comment but we did go on the jetski tour of the island which was great! We also did the 45 minute helicopter which was INCREDIBLE, expensive at £800 for 45 mins but so memorable if you can do it. There was nightly entertainment (singer) which was funny but he was dreadful and so cringe, serenading people, it was very awkward but funny and it did get people talking! The Four Seasons We stayed here first, the Boat collection from the airport was all very swift, we were given beautiful shell necklaces, water and a very warm welcome, the four seasons boat was definitely the nicest. I was worried that there would be a check in queue upon arrival as we shared a boat with about 5 other couples but we all had a personal member of staff to greet us, go through paperwork and give us a tour of the island/ resort as we couldn’t check in yet. They let us use the breakfast facilities and honestly sitting there having breakfast with that view I will never forget. The rooms at the four seasons are beautiful, pretty private and peaceful with everything you need. We had a sunrise villa but changed half way through as the sun disappeared from our deck by about 3pm so we moved to a sunset villa, the views were incredible! The staff at the four seasons were probably the best I have ever encountered, they honestly couldn’t do enough, they all knew your name, even the gardeners! The food was amazing, everything was always perfect, I would say that the food got a little repetitive, it was seared tuna, steak or lobster mainly and it was all amazing but one day it would have been nice to maybe have some pasta or something different, they did have a lovely sushi restaurant/ bar too. the French restaurant was probably my favourite, the chef even offered to cook us whatever we wanted the next night, it was 10/10. The resort is quite large but golf buggies collect you upon request but I personally loved walking around, the snorkelling lagoon was beautiful, everything was amazing. It is unusual to stay somewhere so high end with such a relaxed feel, everyone was friendly and down to earth. These aren’t negatives for some people and it may have just been the time we were there but by the end of our 5 nights we didn’t seem to have spoken to any other guests…. this is unusual for me and at the st regis we made a lot of friends. The spa was AMAZING, great couples massage, bumped into Usain Bolt whilst in the spa! Whilst here we did the sunset jeep safari which I loved! We also did the private dinner sunset cruise, it was very very special but for about £700 I think it is a lot! It was stunning but a table on an island with a portaloo and shack kitchen. All in all, this hotel is probably one of the most special places in the world I think, everything was perfect. I was looking forward to some different food etc when we moved on to the St Regis There is so much more I could say but in conclusion if you only stayed at one I would choose the Four Seasons, I can only describe it as very special. If like me you are staying for 10 nights I would do 5 at each but would start at the St Regis as it is amazing in its own right and if you only stayed here you would have an amazing time but if you are coming from the four seasons I just felt it wasn’t as exclusive or high end.

We have been there with our kids and we spent a lovely time over there. Everything was perfect, the environment is something surreal and also the people too. I wish to go back again with my love soon. Kids wife and i was completely shocked from the transfer with a private boat and the water bungalow... all around you can go with a bike and no stress at all!!! Cheers!

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, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Le Meridien Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Bora Bora Photo Lagoon. 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 Mt. Hue.


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.


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 13000 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

Premier Villa, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Villa, 1 Bedroom (Reefside, Pool)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2106 reviews