One of the most famous islands in the entire world, Bora Bora has become a bucket list destination known for its unmatched tropical isolation and promise of luxury. Located among the French Polynesians in the center of the South Pacific, Bora Bora is an often-fantasized island that somehow manages to exceed the already high standards visitors to its shores have. With surreal turquoise waters surrounding an extinct volcano covered in exotic foliage, Bora Bora is one of the last unspoiled paradises left on the globe.
Everything about Bora Bora radiates luxury, and the lavish tropical lifestyle comes to a mast when staying at the St. Regis. Comparable to the top luxury resorts in Hawaii, the St. Regis Bora Bora is one of the most prestigious accommodation facilities in the world. The resort's top-of-the-line services include fully-catered, one-of-a-kind experiences that cannot be found anywhere else.
Over its 15+ years of operation, the St. Regis Bora Bora has won and been nominated for a long list of international accommodation awards. Some of the resort's most prestigious accolades include winning;
- World's Most Romantic Resort 2020
- Australasia's Leading Resort 2018
- French Polynesia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2018
- French Polynesia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2017
- Australasia's Most Romantic Resort 2015
- French Polynesia's Leading Resort 2009
- Australasia's Leading Hotel Suite 2007
- French Polynesia's Leading Hotel Suite 2007
Best Time to Book
Bora Bora's peak season lasts from May until October. While this is the best time to experience the destination's optimal weather conditions, it is also the time of year when the island experiences the brunt of its tourism. As a result, rates at resorts such as the St. Regis will often experience a steep hike in their nightly costs.
Visitors should plan their trip between December and March to avoid inflated pricing. As the low season of many Pacific destinations, overwater bungalows near Hawaii become far more affordable during these months. However, this time of year also coincides with the island's wet season, and travellers looking to save by traveling at this time will have an increased chance of experiencing rainfall.
For a combination of moderate pricing and pleasant weather, travelers should book their stay at the St. Regis Bora Bora between April and November. This shoulder season experiences fewer crowds and lower prices than peak season while maintaining beautiful tropical weather before the height of the wet season.
Rooms & Services Available
The St. Regis Bora Bora is one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Starting at 1,550 square feet, rooms at the St. Regis are the largest in the French Polynesians and are supplied with a long list of luxurious amenities guaranteed to meet even the most demanding of needs. The following are two of the resort's most lavish amenities available to all hotel guests.
- Two State of the Art Pools: Located at the center of the property, the main pool welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy its zero-entry edges and swim-up bar. Along with comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas are several pool-side attendants eagerly waiting to serve their guests' every need. The St. Regis reserves its second pool, The Oasis, solely for the enjoyment of adults. Surrounded by palm trees and cabanas, this luxury pool offers a quiet escape away from large families and little ones.
- Private Lagoonarium Along World-Class Beaches: Bora Bora is surrounded by world-class beaches, and the one the St. Regis occupies is one of the best. Offering views of Mt. Otemanu, the resort's beach also features a private lagoonarium that is perfect for exploring the native aquatic life that calls the local waters home.
Guests to the St. Regis Bora Bora will reap the benefits of their luxury accommodation when they arrive at the airport. Upon landing, guests will be greeted by their resort representative and given fresh flower leis and a bottle of water.
From the airport, guests will be guided to the St. Regis Boat and arrive at the resort's dock after a 20-to-30-minute cruise through the crystal-clear waters.
Hotel Pros and Cons
- Breathtaking views of Mt. Otemanu
- Large rooms starting at 1,550 square feet
- Two pools with swim-up bars
- World-class beach and private lagoonarium
- Four Restaurants
- Weekly Polynesian Dinner
- Miri Miri Spa by Clarins
- Fitness center and two tennis courts
- The massive 44-acre resort can be challenging to traverse
- Expensive rates
With 89 overwater and beachfront bungalows, the St. Regis Bora Bora is a world-class destination and one of the best resort options in the South Pacific. While nightly rates are expensive, the full-service amenities of the hotel leave very little to be wanted, and more than justifies the cost. For the whole romantic experience Bora Bora promises, booking a night at St. Regis is an absolute must.