The St. Regis Bora Bora was our final stop on our visit to the French Polynesia, and could not have been more perfect. This expansive luxury property provided us with an abundance of activities complimented by a friendly and eager to please staff that had us truly understand why this property is so extremely popular. From our luxurious over-water bungalow, to the fantastic restaurants, and the abundance of water activities, we were never at a loss for something to experience and enjoy.
Our Overwater bungalow was everything we were hoping for! Beautifully situated overlooking the iconic mountain of Bora Bora, with the crystal clear waters underneath creating a definite sense of anticipation to go snorkeling and explore as soon as possible. We were driven to our bungalow by one of the staff on a golf cart, a definite necessity with the immense size of the resort.
Although guests themselves cannot drive the carts, St. Regis Bora Bora has created a great alternative for their guest by providing a large number of bicycles available in a variety styles to meet your specific requirements. Here is a picture of our bungalow, with my bike parked out front:
The interior of the bungalow was well laid out and had all the comforts and amenities that you would expect. The only slight negative would be that the furniture could use with a little updating as the couches and chairs, although comfortable and clean, were beginning to look a little worn. Here is a visual tour inside the bungalow:
The living room:
In the pictures above, you can see that there is a glass window under the living room table that allows you to see the water below. There is also a light that you can turn on at night which provides a great ambiance in the room.
The toilet (not pictured) was located in it’s own room with a door for privacy next to the bathroom.
There was also ample closet space and a safe for our valuables:
Of course, the highlight of the bungalow was the deck and the private access to the ocean. Visible in the pictures above, you can see that there is access to the deck directly from both the living room and the bedroom:
The St. Bora Bora also provides free rentals of snorkeling equipment that can be stored on your deck:
We were also happy to receive some great welcome amenities when we arrived in our bungalow:
As mentioned the property is quite large and, although walking (depending on your destination) is possible, I recommend either taking advantage of the bikes available or calling reception to have a golf cart come and pick you up. Here are some of the sights and features around the resort:
The path leading to our bungalow:
A smaller, but beautiful pool are located near our bungalow:
The main beach:
The main pool:
Perhaps the highlight for us was the private little beach that we discovered by the spa at the St. Regis Bora Bora. It seemed that not a lot of guests were even aware of this ideal location at the resort. It provided us with privacy, spectacular views, and awesome snorkeling. Take a look:
My favourite discovery was this large blue fish that must have easily been 4 feet in length:
The restaurants were also fantastic. With a wide variety of cuisine choices available, there is something for everyone. Ou dinner on our first night was at the Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georgeswhich is The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort’s exclusive signature restaurant. The food here was spectacular, with a definite treat being the glass bottom floors where you can see fish, and even sharks, swimming around while you eat:
The St. Regis Bora Bora also provides a free boat and bus shuttle service from their resort to the main town on Bora Bora:
In the picture above, you can see a cruise ship in the background. This is the m/s Paul Gauguin, a luxury cruise ship that sails around the islands of the French Polynesia. To read about amazing experiences aboard their Tahiti and The Society Islands cruise, you can visit our blog here.
Breakfast at the St. Regis Bora Bora resort was buffet style, with some items that could be ordered a la carte. The main breakfast restaurant, the Te Pahu Restaurant, is located just off of the main beach, meaning thet your breakfast is enjoyed while viewing the sparkling ocean and the island of Bora Bora in the distance
The resort also provides free transportation, by boat, to and from the airport. They even checked us into our flight prior to leaving the hotel. The staff while we were there were amazing and definitely made sure that everything we needed was attended to with a smile. Even as we departed for the airport, their farewell was both warm and sincere.
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