Hotels in Boracay
Most of the best hotels in Boracay are located in the “Station 1” area of White Beach—and there’s a good reason why. This beach is considered by many to have the softest sand in the world. The Shangri-La Boracay is ocated in a sheltered cove, next to two beaches. It’s an upscale Boracay hotel with 219 rooms and villas decorated with indigenous touches such as woven abaca rugs and capiz shells. The resort has four hillside restaurants, and its cliff-top Solana bar has panoramic views of the azure Sibuyan Sea.
Discovery Shores Boracay resort features 88 suites as well as a pool, a magnificent rock garden and easy access to water sports, such as jet skiing. The Boracay hotel gets raves for its restaurant—and, come evening, its lounge outfitted with karaoke machines. Spider House is one of the coolest hotels in Boracay. It’s comprised of seven thatched roof bungalows in the jungle but is still convenient to the local shopping. You can rent an outrigger sailboat at nearby White Beach to explore the island’s coves.
Since its days as a rustic backpackers’ haven—where power was supplied by generators and ice was ferried in—Boracay Island, 200 miles south of Manila, has grown into a stylish tropical retreat. Now resorts attract a global mix of travelers to these powdery shores.
Barefoot elegance is the prevailing vibe on this tiny island, where the 2 ½-mile stretch known as White Beach is often singled out for having the softest sand in the world.
Many of the 30 rooms overlook the sea.
A longtime backpacker haven 200 miles south of Manila, Boracay finally has a luxury property worthy of its white-sand coastline. Situated in a sheltered cove alongside two private beaches, the 219 rooms and villas are decorated with indigenous touches (woven abaca rugs; capiz shells).