Couples Retreat, the 2009 film featuring Jon Faverau and Vince Vaughn, takes place on an exotic resort called Eden. In fact, it was shot in a place many of us would consider Eden-like, the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora. And while there is no couples therapy resort on Bora Bora called Eden, you can stay where the film was shot at the St. Regis Resort and Spa.
Below we’ll give you a sample of how to Eat, Stay, and Play like the stars from Couples Retreat.
St. Regis signature restaurant, Lagoon, is a shining star in celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichtens restaurant empire. Suspended over the water, Lagoon restaurant not only delights your taste buds, but also offers spectacular views of Mount Otemanu. Jean-George has created several signature dishes for the restaurant including an appetizer of rice cracker-crusted ahi tuna with sriracha -citrus emulsion that is not to be missed.
Mr. Vaughn and his sister (Couples Retreat executive producer) stayed in Royal Over-water Pool Villas which are 3,455 sq. ft., feature a private pool, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 2 private terrace gazebos.
The beautiful, crystal clear lagoon of Bora Bora presented by Couples Retreat is not the work of technical cinema wizardry; you too can swim in the same pristine waters and meet the friendly marine inhabitants while staying at the St. Regis.
If getting up close and personal with lagoon inhabitants doesn’t suit your fancy, theres a host of other activities to choose from such as: jet skiing, yoga, spa treatments, and more.