Boracay is a tropical paradise in the Philippine archipelago. There are superb white sand beaches and few cars on this small island making it the perfect relaxation retreat. The island is held up by a mountain on the north side that slopes down to a sandy strip of land. On the east, the windy waters are powerful and perfect for water sports. On the west is White Beach where you’ll find calm surf, azure blue waters, bars and restaurants. Curate your Boracay vacation with the perfect hotel.
The most striking feature of the Hennan Lagoon Resort is the pool that weaves its way through the entire property. The pool is built to resemble a lagoon and its many waterways create artificial islands on the interior of the resort. You can swim around the entire property to find water features, swim-up bars and short waterslides. And you’ll probably have to take a few bridges to get to your room. The hotel is centrally located on the slim island of Boracay. A few steps to the west and you’ll find a populated white sand beach with bars and restaurants. Take a few steps to the east and you’ll see water sports playing out on the windy, wavy side of the island.
The small island of Boracay has seen an influx of tourists in recent years. You can only keep a tropical paradise like this a secret for so long. If you care about the environmental health of the island then Boracay Beach Club is for you. This 30-room boutique hotel is owned and operated by a single family who actively serves on the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry to protect the island, its environment and culture. This sleek, clean and modern hotel is all about location. If you can pull yourself away from the small but pristine pool, many of the island’s most popular beach destinations are just steps away on White Beach. These include Willy’s Rock, the main plaza, Cocomanga’s, Jonah’s Fruit Shakes, Club Paraw and the Obama Grill.
Known as Jony’s Place to the locals, this family-owned resort’s doors have been open since 1985 to make it one of the oldest boutique hotels on the island. Jony’s can feel like a home away from home; literally. The resort looks like a house. You’ll receive top-notch Phillipino hospitality here where the outdoor fun never ends. Jony’s is eager to hook you up with parasailing, kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, fishing, and hidden coves tours. The staff also wants to send you trekking, rock and wall climbing, mountain biking and motorcycling if you want to spend a day out of the water. And, of course, it’s easy to find white sand and azure ocean water just steps from the resort.
The island of Boracay looks like a telephone receiver. There’s a bulb up north crowned by a mountain and there’s a thin strip in the middle connecting that mountain to another bulb on the south side. You’ll find The District Boracay right in the middle of that thin strip. This gives you options. Walk east to invigorate the senses with extreme watersports. Walk west to find white sand, calm surf and frozen drinks. The hotel’s entrance literally leads you to the softest sand in the Philippines. Or choose to stay in the luxury of your four-star resort. The ultra-modern, lavish property has award winning restaurants, incredibly spacious rooms and a beautiful spa.
Shangri-La’s Boracay is a retreat. The hotel is situated on the northeastern side of the island away from the hustle and bustle of White Beach. You’ll still get amazingly calm surf and beautiful beaches at your doorstep; you just won’t have to deal with other tourists so much. In fact, Shangri-La’s Boracay is built upon two hidden beach coves for a super exclusive experience. This cozy hotel is built up on a cliffside. The rooms all have wonderful views of the ocean and beach coves below, and the cliffside infinity pool looks like the water seamlessly flows right into the azure blue horizon. This resort wants to make a first impression. They are happy to pick you up by speed boat to zip you to hotel’s Puka Shell Beach.
The Discovery Shores Boracay is perfect if you want to lounge on the beach while enjoying drinks, music, food and fun during your stay on Boracay. The hotel is on the beach. You’ll have to walk by a beach club with lounge chairs and a bar to enter the hotel. And you’ll love the service. Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked the Discovery Shores Boracay one of the top 500 hotels in the world. The hotel is new, clean and modern. Four stories and 88 guest rooms crown a pristine pool. But you’ll want to spend all your time on the beach and in the resort’s restaurants. Its posh eateries have won awards for Asian cuisine.
The Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel is tucked away on the southeastern side of the island just below Station 3. This allows you to escape the crowds but gives you the option to join the fray if you want to. Simply walk 15 minutes north on the beautiful white sands of western Boracay to join the party. The hotel’s beach club is crowned by tall palm trees to give you shade and a bit of exclusivity. Being near Boat Station 3 allows you to jump aboard a local longboat to the jetty port to enjoy diving, snorkeling and sailing trips. Perfect for honeymooners and families, the Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel is the perfect mix of relaxation and party.