LOCATION OF THE WEEK: Tiki Drinks, Bungalows and Vince Vaughn

Couple's Retreat Bora BoraThe sun.

The sand.

The gentle breeze washing over your skin as you nonchalantly order your sixth rum drink served in a pineapple husk with a crazy straw…

Ah, vacation. You need one.

Allow us to point you in the direction of the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. You might know this iconic retreat from TV specials or post cards or your honeymooning friend’s Facebook wall. With thatched roof bungalows sitting over the island’s pristine blue water, it’s quite a site.

It’s also the setting of Couple’s Retreat, that 2009 romantic comedy where hilarity and Speedos ensue. In the movie, an all-star cast led by Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman unwittingly attend a rigorous marriage counseling seminar, but fortunately, they’ve still got time for massages, swimming with sharks and awkward yoga lessons.

But assuming you’re just going for a relaxing getaway, there’s a lot to look forward to at this stunning 44 acre resort. For example:

Bora Bora St Regis Couple's Retreat

– Spend your nights in a private villa listening to the soothing waves.

Couple's Retreat Bora Bora Resort Spa
– Visit the spa to unwind with a hot stone massage and a facial.

Couple's Retreat Swim up Bar bora bora

– Drink something fruity at the swim-up bar.

couple's retreat restaurant bora bora

– Dine at one of the several restaurants featuring everything from sushi to authentic Polynesian food to refined French cuisine by Jean Georges.

Yep, that has all the makings of a pretty great vacation.

Especially, if you’re in Buffalo right now.

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia, 689-40-60-78-88


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