St. Regis Bora Bora: Day Two + Three
PHOTO: Jet skis at St. Regis Bora Bora at the break-of-dawn yesterday (c) Sery Kim
It's hard to find anything to complain of here at the St. Regis Bora Bora, particularly when the impeccable weather is only surpassed by the friendly, uber-helpful and kind staff. Even when I called the Butler service at 3:30 in the morning Bora Bora time, they were DELIGHTED to help get me some French press coffee (with extra cream and fake sugar). The team even heated up the creamer, which is something 99.9% of other properties would never think to do. But here at the St. Regis?? These are the "little" details which set them apart.
PHOTO: Doing my morning quiet time outside on my balcony here at the St. Regis Bora Bora (c) Sery Kim
As for the views and activities, yesterday I embarked on my second-ever jet ski ride. I had to warn my colleagues here that I like to go SUPER FAST so no one should ride with me. After all, I wouldn't want to be responsible for anyone falling off my jet ski! And indeed this was the case as I furiously chased after the jet ski instructor -- I loved that the instructor was quite impressed with my "need for speed" even if the jet skis were tricked out so you couldn't go any faster than 45 mph. UGH. ;-) I guess as a girl they don't expect you to be competitive!!
PHOTO: Crazy farmer's tan after two hour jet skiing at St. Regis Bora Bora (c) Sery Kim
We took the jet skis out all over the island of Bora Bora, from north to south to east to west, with a pit stop to relax and drink more coconut water. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the coconut water here???? I am obsessed with how fresh it is and even though I hydrate myself with about a 8 cups of water a day I have been adding coconut water to mix just because it tastes so delicious.
PHOTO: Everywhere you look these are the view, no filter needed here at the St. Regis Bora Bora (c) Sery Kim
And then there is the down-time. I've been working while I am here -- yes, this is all work related plus I have my other "grow-up day job" -- so I have been spending time with my laptop out by the water. Still when the views are like those above and below, how can you complain about life? I am incredibly lucky to have curated a life when I am work remotely from the ends of the earth, and no matter where I end up in the next chapter of my life I will always be grateful for having seen the world!
PHOTO: My inner tube tied to the back of my villa at St. Regis Bora Bora (c) Sery Kim
Almost forgot. The food! Yesterday, I had an array of fresh food, including somewhat healthy tostados. The beauty of the plating is only exceeded by the sensation of eating ingredients which felt as if they just fell off the ground in which they were grown!
PHOTO: Tostados at St. Regis Bora Bora (c) Sery Kim
But the best thing I ate yesterday was the sushi plating for our beach dinner. Here at the St. Regis Bora Bora, they can have a maximum of three tables set up on the beach each night. Of course, due to inclement weather (not monsoon, just seasonable) there can be quite a bit of rain so as to prevent the beach dinner set-up from being successful. We were lucky enough to have had very little rain so the beach dinner was perfect: candle light, breeze and the sound of waves gently nudging the sugary sands.
Note there is an actual sushi restaurant here on property and it is the most popular place to eat! Last night I barely saw an open table!
PHOTO: My sushi plating at St. Regis Bora Bora (c) Sery Kim
Tonight we are going to eat off-property at a place called Bloody Mary's. Not sure how I feel about it since its suppose to be a Bora Bora dive bar and not ultra-luxury like here at the St. Regis but it will be something fun to do. Then tomorrow morning we fly out for the journey home. I'm looking forward to going home and settling into my new place in Virginia, but I will surely remember the St. Regis Bora Bora fondly.