Are you ever caught between the decision to take a ski trip or a beach vacation? Were you tempted by both skiing down snow-capped mountains and lying lazily on the sand? Well, the St. Regis has come out with a lifetime Ski and Sea package that gives you the best of both worlds. In one luxurious 10-day trip, you will fly between Aspen and Bora Bora. Here’s a look at the St. Regis travel package that’s a lifetime experience for the books.
You start off this St. Regis travel package with five nights at the Aspen property. The St. Regis Aspen is an iconic mountain manor at the base of Aspen Mountain, otherwise known affectionately as Ajax. This is as classic ski lodge as it gets, with a big cozy fireplace and lots of places to lounge and get hygge with it. Your crash pad will be the Presidential Suite, 1,900 square feet big. You’ll have a private balcony overlooking the mountain. In addition, the room has furnishings by Ralph Lauren, pristine marble bathrooms, and even comes with its own private butler. This sets you up for the optimal Aspen experience, which includes both people-watching and some of the top skiing in the country. One bonus is that you’re a quick elevator ride from the original Bloody Mary, which is served to perfection in the bar. During ski season, the Snow Lodge is also the center of all the nightlife, with big-name musicians and DJs.
Nightlife aside, the St.Regis puts you in close proximity to the five ski lifts near Aspen Village. In addition, the town’s charming boutiques and restaurants are in easy walking distance. Your five-day itinerary is tailored to the kind of experiences you want. This ranges from ski lessons and dog sledding to wine tastings and après-ski extravagances. Also, the St. Regis travel package includes two spa treatments and hair services, to get you relaxed and ready for Bora Bora.
The St.Regis travel package flies you on a private jet from Aspen to Bora Bora. So yes, there technically is a direct flight between the two destinations. Courtesy of XO Private Charters, you’ll hit the skies in comfort and even have the option to customize your route. Fly direct or pick a spot to drop in for a little afternoon shopping or a night on the town.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Once you reach the South Pacific, you get five days of sunshine with the St. Regis travel package in Bora Bora. You’re in French Polynesia, so of course your stay is going to be in an over-the-water hut. Like the St. Regis Aspen, your room is a premium: 2,722 square foot estate over the water; no doubt it will be tough to leave. The accommodations feature a unique view of the island’s inactive volcano, Mount Otemanu. The estate includes its own butler, a private plunge pool, and direct access to the ocean.
You can opt to do nothing, or take part in water activities and touring around. Of course, the culinary experiences are top notch, including a five-course meal at the Lagoon Restaurant run by none other than Jean-Georges Vongerichten. If you’re curious, you can also take a mixology course and learn how to make “the Bora Mary” cocktail, the resort’s staple. In addition, the St. Regis travel package includes a helicopter ride over the island. You can also participate in the “Lagoonarium” and explore some of the island’s topological beauty with a private marine specialist. Of course, this is a St. Regis, so there’s also a top-notch spa.
The Fine Print
The price of this once-in-a-lifetime St. Regis travel package is right around $380,000 for you and your favorite travel buddy. The chance to ski in Aspen and snorkel in Bora Bora via private jet? Well, that’s priceless.
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