Where To Stay
Boracay is a popular tourist destination so it's no surprise that there's a wide selection of Hotels, Resorts and Villas to stay in.
Visitors will find that Boracay has accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes so, with that in mind lets take a look at some of the best Boracay budget hotels, mid-range resorts and luxury villas:
Chalet Y is a charming private villa right on White Beach. The villa comprises of a huge master suite, two further premium rooms, a large open plan living room, an outdoor seating area and a fully equipped kitchen. The villa also has a lush green garden that leads onto the white sandy beach. Chalet Y can sleep up to 12 people and is only ever rented to large private groups. Prices range from 10,500 PHP at low season to 20,400 PHP during peak season.
Blue Coral resort is a cheaper option that offers basic but comfortable accommodation with a good helping of that famous Boracay hospitality thrown in for free! Although the name suggests Blue Coral is a Boracay resort in actual fact it's a small, friendly hotel run by locals. There are six rooms in total to choose from at Blue Coral resort, one of which has a kitchen which is just right for those who want to go down the self-catering route. The hotel is literally a few steps away from White Beach and the popular restaurants, bars and bustling markets are also nearby. Expect to pay anything from 2,100 PHP to 5,040 PHP depending on the time of year and which room you choose.
Boracay Beach Club hotel is a great place to stay for a family holiday. The hotel building is relatively new and it also has a swimming pool which will please the kids! Each morning guests at this Boracay hotel are treated to a complimentary breakfast which is another reason why it's a hit with families from around the world who come to stay. There's great stuff on offer for the grown-ups too including the hotel spa where you can relax and unwind with a skin treatment or a massage. Fitness freaks are looked after too because there's an on-site gym meaning no excuse to miss out on your daily workout! The Boracay Beach Club also has it's own private beach which is the perfect place to sunbathe away from the action down at White Beach. Cant bare to be parted from the internet? Don't worry Boracay Beach Club offers free 24-hour wireless internet access too. Average prices per room per night are US$119.
Ocean Breeze Inn Boracay is just the place for budget conscious travelers and with prices starting at US$29 per night, you can't really go wrong! Past guests at this charming small hotel have said that it's a real home away from home kind of place where they felt welcomed and looked after. Located in Station 3 on Boracay, Ocean Breeze Inn is set back from the the hub of activities at White Beach but it's still only a 5 minute walk to the beach. Tourist reviews are also quick to point out the the hotel is very clean and that the kitchens are well equipped, helping to keep costs down even further!
Discovery Shores Boracay is Boracay's premium 5 star resort and is close to White Beach with rooms per night at the average price of US$468. Discovery Shores Boracay offers guests the real luxury experience which includes all the services and little extras you'd expect from a luxury destination. The resort has a restaurant serving delicious foods from around the world, a sophisticated bar and lounge, swimming pool and a swim-up bar where you can enjoy cocktails in the water. There's 24 hour room service available at this super lux Boracay resort as well as facilities such as a spa tub, steam room and gym. An added bonus of staying at this hotel is that a private airport shuttle service is included.
The Ambassador in Paradise Hotel is a US$300 a night top quality hotel in Boracay, meaning it won't break the bank in the same way a stay at Discovery Shores might. This hotel is mid sized with 50 rooms in total. All the rooms are a generous size, but guests can choose between a Honeymoon suite, grand deluxe room, grand family room, Presidential suite or an executive premier suite. Every room has a balcony facing the stunning beach and there's a good sized pool to splash around in too.
The Boracay Hills Hotel resort is everything you'd expect from a popular hotel on a tropical island. The hotel rooms surround the stunning swimming pool and a separate children's pool. There are a whole of host of added amenities at this Boracay resort including a book and video library, beauty services, concierge, a bbq grill restaurant and valet parking. If you like to stay active when you're on vacation you'll be spoilt for choice at The Boracay Hills Hotel resort because there are dozens of activities to take part in and they're all only a few minutes away. Guests can enjoy golfing, snorkeling, surfing, horse riding, volleyball and water skiing. Rooms cost roughly US$122 per night depending on your room selection.
Friday's Boracay is a villa resort comprised of 40 traditional Boracay style cottages right by the white sands and clear blue seas of the beach. The villa resort boasts a 120 seat restaurant for quality dining experiences, a freshwater swimming pool to cool down in, a beach front bar to lounge at and the resort itself is AAA accredited. The cottages are set in tropical gardens and are dotted around a stylish courtyard and the swimming pool. What makes this resort special is the fact that great care and attention has gone into designing the interior and exterior in native Filipino style but with all the modern touches travelers expect. The villas are particularly popular with European holiday makers and prices start at 41,500 PHP for 3 nights.