The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

French Polynesia’s picture-perfect paradise

For those with fantasies of stepping directly into their screen saver or being a castaway on a remote tropical island — with all modern amenities, of course — The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is the destination of your dreams.

With sweeping views of Mount Otemanu, pristine white-sand beaches and luminous blue skies melting into crystal-clear turquoise waters, the private island escape is like heaven. Not even Hollywood could create a better setting — the 2009 movie Couples Retreat utilized the resort as its primary filming location.

Villas and overwater thatched-roof bungalows, which originated in Bora Bora more than 50 years ago and ignited a trend in tropical accommodations, frame the property. And with a private saltwater lagoon, 24-hour butler service, multiple dining establishments and a full-service spa, the luxury resort ensures you’ll want for nothing.

So go ahead and order another mai tai and sink into your slightly submerged hammock — you’ll be here for a while.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The St. Regis Bora Bora’s exquisite Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges serves elegant French-Asian fusion cuisine while colorful fish dance beneath your feet.
  • There’s no need to leave the resort to experience Bora Bora’s legendary snorkeling. The property is home to its own Lagoonarium, a protected underwater sanctuary with a slew of colorful marine life.
  • Massages at The St. Regis Spa Bora Bora will melt away all traces of tension or jet lag. Make sure to book a service with Dawat from Bali and afterward partake in tea in the serene relaxation room.
  • If you grow tired of the private pool outside your villa, make a splash at one of the other two swimming holes on the property, including one with a swim-up bar.
  • You’ll always start your day with stunning vistas here, from the sparkling ocean views that greet you from your bed to the lagoon-side sights on display during your bountiful buffet breakfast at open-air eatery Te Pahu.

Things to Know

  • For those arriving via Motu Mute Airport, head directly to the St. Regis kiosk where the welcome committee will ensure you and your bags are safely brought aboard the two-story boat that will take you to the resort’s private island.
  • Transportation to the main island can be arranged with the concierge. Before you head out, be sure you know the return time for the last boat of the day.
  • The focus of the Bora Bora hotel is relaxation rather than partying and extreme nightlife.
  • In the off chance of inclement weather, the luxury hotel’s lounge offers an indoor escape with games, books and comfortable seating to take a nap.

The Rooms

  • Starting at a generous 1,550 square feet, the overwater villas at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort are among the largest in the South Pacific.
  • Plush beds are well-situated in the villas to provide you with the benefit of waking to views of your private pool, palm trees and white sands.
  • Bathe with nature in the outdoor shower in your huge private courtyard or unwind in the deep-soaking tub in your double vanity-clad bathroom outfitted with large walk-in closets.
  • Don’t let the villas’ rustic appearance fool you. Inside you’ll find contemporary accommodations (hardwood floors, neutral tones, pops of chic color) with all your basic creature comforts (42-inch TVs, surround sound systems, air conditioning).
  • High pyramid-shaped ceilings dominate the spacious rooms, and walls of windows offer gentle rays of sunshine throughout.

The Look

  • The St. Regis Spa Bora Bora is an oasis within an oasis. It’s no wonder guests have wedding photo shoots here: it quietly sits on the private lagoon facing the mountains.
  • Sculptures and artwork highlighting island culture by artists such as French-born local Alain Despert are tastefully displayed throughout the lobby and restaurants. 
  • Wall-to-wall windows and open-air public spaces help the resort make the most of its spectacular locale. Everywhere you look, you can take in postcard-worthy views of sparkling blue waters, jagged mountaintops and lush jungle.
  • White wicker hanging chairs and hammocks dot the property, so you can cozy up and take in the sights from anywhere.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Motu Ome’e BP 506, 98730 Vaitape Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Additional Details
You must take the hotel's boat to arrive at the private island.
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