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Boracay, Philippines: Best hotels to stay in

By Faye Bradley 8 December 2020

Header image courtesy of Movenpick Resort & Spa

A small island in the Philippines, Boracay is well-known for its exclusive beaches and swanky resorts. On the west coast, White Beach features an array of palm trees, bars, and restaurants, while the east coast offers stronger winds, making it ideal for watersports and outdoor activities. Without further ado, here are the best places to stay in Boracay in the Philippines.

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Shangri-La Boracay Resort

Away from the mainland crowds, Shangri-La Boracay Resort whisks you away for a moment of calm and solitude amidst the clear blue waters of Puka Shell Beach—take in the serene views of the untouched reefs reflecting against the blue skies above. Boracay’s lush hillside backdrop sets the tone for the eco-reserve, which boasts spectacular ocean views from its South Wing. Arrive at the resort from Caticlan, where your host will guide you to the private speedboat, which takes you directly to the hotel. The accommodation is elegant and bound by nature—the Seaview Suite is a spacious haven, taking you far from any city noise and hustle. Guests can also indulge in cocktails by the beach, embark on sea activities, and swim in the waters. Embrace the jewel of relaxation at Chi, The Spa, perched on a rocky peninsula looking over a private bay.

Shangri-La Boracay Resort, Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines | (+63) 36 288 4988

Discovery Shores Boracay

Discover authentic island hospitality at Station 1 of White Beach, where Discovery Shores Boracay awaits. Expect powdery-soft white sand, warm sunsets, and exciting nightlife for all types of travellers. Try one or all of the resort's three restaurants—The Sands Restaurant, Indigo Restaurant, and Forno Osteria.

Discovery Shores Boracay, Station 1 Barangay Balabag Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines | (+63) 2 7720 8888

Movenpick Resort & Spa

This family-friendly lifestyle resort embraces island living, merged with vibrant culinary journeys and wellness. Spend the day at the in-house swimming pool, unwind with a massage at the spa, or try the delicious wood-fired pizza at the Italian restaurant, Brezza. Dance the night away at the private beach club within the resort, or practice your favourite songs in the karaoke room.

Movenpick Resort & Spa, Punta Bunga Road, Boracay, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines | (+63) 36 288 2256

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The Lind Boracay

Redefining coastal luxury, The Lind Boracay is a five-star beachfront property perched on the serene Station 1. Inviting guests to the tranquil paradise, the hotel is an escape for discerning travellers, jetsetters, and couples looking for an intimate romantic getaway. The stylish accommodation, thoughtful facilities, and personalised service maximise the experience. Boasting oozingly-chic interiors and a boutique aesthetic, the hotel is more of an experience than a destination—a sunny paradise awaits.

The Lind Boracay, Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, 5608 Aklan, Philippines | (+63) 2 8835 8888

Crimson Resort and Spa

The sprawling Crimson Resort and Spa is one of the newer hotels on the island, which adopts a new approach to island luxury. Located in the private Station Zero, the hotel boasts breathtaking views of the pristine waters and the picture-perfect sands. Thanks to the minimalistic design, guests can embrace the natural landscape and fully enjoy the impeccable service. Take in the breathtaking views of over 3,000 square metres of pristine white sand beach and crystal clear waters.

Crimson Resort and Spa, Boracay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines | (+63) 36 669 5888

Coast Boracay

With its own swimming pool, Coast Boracay offers comfortable beachfront accommodation in a scenic location. The beachfront hotel welcomes guests to sip on cocktails at the on-site bar and restaurant while looking over the stunning views. Each room is equipped with luxurious bedding and a 43-inch Smart LED TV and a private room bathroom with a shower.

Coast Boracay, Boracay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines | (+63) 917 806 0652

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Faye Bradley


Faye Bradley is a freelance writer based in Hong Kong, covering topics in travel, wellness, F&B, and the arts. As the editor and business development executive for Cha Siu Papers Times and Compare Retreats, Faye has experience in writing predominantly about luxury travel and well-being. With a keen eye for finding hidden gems, exploring new destinations, and tasting best-of-the-best cuisines, she continues to pursue her love for writing about travel and visiting remote lands. You can find her by the pool with a good book and a mojito in hand.