by Julie Bielenberg
Your family will have a very hard time finding a more spectacular choice than this St. Regis. The resort and haven of tropical beauty features an ultra private selection of villas that range from 1,550 square feet to 13,000 square feet. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities including private terraces, gazebos, whirlpools, private gardens, plunge pools, private beach access and much more.
The Standard Amenities are available in each villa category, and include glass floor panels in overwater villa, AC, personal safe, complimentary bottle water, patio, rollaway beds or cribs, separate sitting area, mini bar, coffee/tea maker and iron/ironing board.
However, it might be the Family Traditions packages and options that make this truly a five-star experience. This exclusive includes villa accommodations and a daily credit towards family experiences, and additional exciting amenities for kids and parents to discover the Polynesian culture throughout their stay. Families will delight in delectable welcome amenities adapted to each ages, child-sized robes, slippers and a step stool for the little ones. And throughout a family’s stay, the resort team is able to recommend and arrange a selection of recreational activities and enriching excursions, dining options, childcare services and other conveniences for families and children of all ages.
There are numerous onsite dining options including sushi, Italian and other cultural cuisines. There are three pristine beaches, two swimming pools and a lovely Lagoonarium filled with tropical fish and other sea creatures. There is complimentary watersports at the Main Beach including Hobie Cat sailing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking and pedal boating. There are towels, sunscreen and snorkeling equipment (to borrow for your entire stay) from the Beach House. Adjacent to the Main Beach, the Main Pool featuring a swim-up bar is a refreshing place to cool off.
A state-of-the-art fitness center is fully equipped by Technogym and open 24 hours, located next to the tennis courts. There are complimentary bicycles, computer access at the business venter, and complimentary Wi-Fi available in the entire resort.
For transportation, resort extends a once a day complimentary shuttle service to the main island and the village of Vaitape.
Our Editor Loves
- Five-star amenities
- Complimentary activities
- Pristine beaches and pools
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
It exceeded my expectations which were high! We have been married 36+ years and were a little afraid we would be the only non honeymooners- but we weren’t! Good mix of that and couples and families. Over the water bungalows were wonderful, service- thanks to our butler- Ritchie Chung- was wonderful. Started iff with the fabulous spa- massages. The service by each and every area was outstanding- so friendly and willing to please. The guests were equally as nice. We did excursions- snorkeling with rays and sharks which we highly recommend. Second was Jeep tour, Bloody Marys lunch and jet skis such a fun day! The food at each restaurant was delicious, beach service was great. Just no complaints at all. A big slice of paradise!
by Paige S
We stayed here for four nights on on our honeymoon after our travel agency, Pacific For Less, booked it for us. We had an incredible stay, and I would definitely go back. However, I was left feeling a little disappointed upon arrival since we had just come from the Conrad. Here's why:
The St. Regis looks tired and dated in terms of the rooms, restaurants, and pool area. It's not very chic, bright, or fresh-looking. Our room was big and lovely, but there were stains on our couch, an outdated bathtub, and lots of termites in the bathroom. I realize this is super nit-picky, but I love hotels with good design and aesthetics, so this is important to me.
The lunch food was very average, as was the breakfast buffet. I was really surprised, but we actually had similar or better food at the Hilton Moorea, which is a 4-star property.
The lagoonarium is incredible for snorkeling! It rivals the coral gardens you have to take a boat to get to. The beach is also amazing with picture-perfect clear blue water. And the restaurants for dinner are INCREDIBLE. I had the best scallops and best Japanese food of my life here. I also had the best massage of my entire life at the spa.
The best part, though, is the service. It's everything you could ever want. We were treated like royalty at every turn and were surprised with lots of lovely sweet gestures, like boxing up these candies I liked for free! Plus, our elite status was recognized here, which helped us save money.