Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
What it is
A screen saver of overwater villas sprung to resplendent life on 44 lagoon-side acres.
What it isn't
Close. But Bora Bora is worth the schlep (there’s good reason The Bachelor franchise films there).
What we think
Paradise isn’t something that can be improved—unless you’re staying at The St. Regis Bora Bora. Because as much as we like an empty atoll, we love one that proffers all manner of luxury more. Here, you’ll have 24-hour butler service; plush villas with glass windows in the floor for eyeing the crystalline lagoon below; and a 13,000-square-foot Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS that would knock every one of the Housewives on their you-know-what’s with glee. Don’t leave without trying the traditional Taurumi massage, which is often used by locals to soothe babies but is equally swaddling for overworked adults.
You're here because
Of the butler. There is nothing like having Jeeves on speed dial, whether you want a piping hot cuppa or a bath strewn with flower petals. And why not? This is paradise, after all.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s only restaurant in the country is right here, and what a restaurant it is—with glass floor panels showing off the lagoon below, and a view of Mythic Mount Otemanu beyond. When they bring you your seared foie gras with papaya and vanilla chutney, you really do think about retiring here. Today.
Restaurants & Bars
Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges - Fine French and Asian-inspired cuisine, famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Te Pahu – Polynesian-inspired dishes served beachside
Sushi Take - The region's first sushi restaurant and sake bar
Far Niente - Italian Restaurant with homemade pastas, breads and pizza daily
Aparima Bar and Grill - beach bar with swim up pool bar - serves lunch and dinner daily
24 hour Room Service
The nearby area does not have any bars, only hotel lounge with a very relaxed, low-key vibe.
A 15 minute boat ride from Bora Bora Airport—which is just enough time to start preparing yourself for unabashed glee you haven’t tasted since childhood.