Photos by Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay/Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
Boracay Island sits in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. It attracts millions of visitors per year and is the most popular resort island in the country.
The main tourist attraction in Boracay is White Beach. This Boracay beach is an impressive sight because of its powdery white sand that stretches for four kilometers and is complemented with crystal clear water.
There are three sections on White Beach Boracay and they are called Station 1, 2, and 3. These sections have their own set of restaurants, shops, Boracay resorts, and other tourist facilities. White Beach is also the main site for thrilling water activities and Boracay tours like paraw sailing and helmet diving. Other notable beaches on the island include Bulabog Beach, Puka Shell Beach, and Diniwid Beach.
You can reach Boracay Island by taking a flight to Caticlan or Kalibo. If you’re coming from Caticlan Airport, you will transfer to the pier and take a 15-minute boat ride to Boracay Island. From Kalibo International Airport, you will need to travel by land for about two hours and then take a boat ride to Boracay.
While there are many accommodation options on White Beach and other parts of Boracay, it is best to book with accredited Boracay resorts that comply with environmental and management standards set by the government.
If you wish to be close the famous White Beach and other pristine Boracay beaches, below are the best beachfront resorts in Boracay dotted around Station 1, Station 2, Station 3 and other areas in the island that you can choose from:
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7Stones Boracay is located in Bulabog Beach, an area often referred to as Boracay’s back beach, and is a popular kitesurfing spot. While it isn't in White Beach, the resort’s location is viewed as more of an advantage. 7Stones is in a more peaceful area, away from the crowd seen on White Beach. The resort is just about one kilometer away from White Beach, home to many shops, restaurants, and nightlife spots.
7Stones Boracay has suites with balconies that provide excellent sunrise and Bulabog Beach views. Its larger rooms look more modern and are equipped with a kitchen and flat-screen TV. Some rooms can accommodate up to 8 people, which is perfect for families and big groups.
The resort’s outdoor swimming pool has a hot tub and kiddy pool. It also has a beachside cafe and a swim-up pool bar, which are great areas to relax in and enjoy the view. Resort services also include airport transfers, laundry, free wi-fi, and a 24-hour front desk.
7Stones offers reasonable rates for large, spacious, and modern rooms. It prides itself on its high level of hospitality, which has earned the resort high review scores from previous guests.
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Astoria Current is a modern resort located in the Station 3 area of White Beach. It is a 2017 winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The resort aims to offer guests quality service and amenities.
As a Station 3 resort, Astoria Current has a quieter and more relaxing vibe as it sits in an area of White Beach that receives fewer people than the other parts. However, Astoria is not too isolated. You only need to walk a few kilometers to reach the busier Station 2, which is packed with outdoor activities, dining establishments, and nightlife spots.
Astoria Current features a beachfront area that stretches to more than 7000 square meters. The resort’s exterior is modern yet elegant, but what stands out is its interior design. The lobby is colorful, trendy, and photogenic. This design theme also extends to the resort’s rooms, which look fresh, vibrant, and comfortable. Astoria will surely catch the attention of guests who love a modern-looking hotel.
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Henann Prime Beach Resort combines world-class service with elegance and class. Located at Station 1 in White Beach, the resort has a private beach area that offers comfort and privacy to guests.
As a guest, you don’t need to get out of the resort’s compound to enjoy water sports facilities. The resort has three swimming pools to cater to guests staying at the resort’s beach and east wings. Hennan also operates a spacious gym and fitness center that has high-quality equipment.
Henann Prime’s rooms are air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms that are equipped with either a shower or bathtub. Some rooms have a balcony or seating area, while others have direct access to the pool area.
The resort maintains a restaurant called Sea Salt Cafe, which offers ala carte and buffet dining options and serves local and international dishes.
The resort’s distinct amenities include airport private transfers, safety deposit box, baggage hold and storage, surveillance cameras, laundry, towel service, and multilingual staff.
Henann Prime Beach Resort is in a great location and is only about 1.1 km away from the D'Mall Boracay in Station 2. From this area, you can easily enjoy the famous Boracay sunset.
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Fairways & Bluewater Boracay is an award-winning luxury resort located along Boracay Highway. It is a TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice and the first Boracay property with ISO-IMS certification for adhering to environmental, management, occupational health, and safety management standards. It is an eco-friendly resort that promotes responsible and sustainable tourism and plastic waste management
Fairways and Bluewater resort covers around 80 hectares of land. It is home to Boracay’s only golf course. Designed by Graham Marsh, the course has 18 holes and hosted many international gold events in the past.
This resort is huge with 850 well-designed rooms. It is equipped with a gym and fitness facilities, 6 swimming pools, a clubhouse, and two spa spaces. You will also find numerous food and drink outlets scattered across the property. Some of them are a jacuzzi bar, a sky deck bar, a glass-bottom rooftop lounge, alfresco patio restaurant, cafe, gastropub, and fusion restaurants.
The resort is located in Barangay Balabag and Yapak, on the eastern side of the island. It’s only about 140 meters away from Ilig-Iligan Beach and 4.1 km away from Puka Shell Beach.
Photo by Astoria Boracay
Astoria Boracay Resort is among the top Boracay resorts in the famous Station 1 area. This resort is all about giving guests a comfortable stay. It has a total of 71 stylish rooms equipped with a fridge, individual climate control air-conditioners, a safety deposit box, and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and tub. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the resort and ramps set for disabled guests.
Astoria has two function rooms that can fit a total of 100 people. The rooms can be used for conferences, workshops, and other social events. The resort also has an impressive 25- meter long pool. This pool has a kiddie pool and is surrounded by pool loungers with a landscaped garden serving as the background.
For dining needs, the resort’s onsite restaurant, White Cafe, is beloved for its clean and fresh al-fresco design that highlights the beauty of the White Beach. White Cafe serves both local and international dishes.
Astoria’s Sunset Bar and Lounge is an excellent spot to watch the sunset while enjoying a drink or two. The resort has Guest Service Agents who can arrange water sports (banana boat rides, jet-skiing, windsurfing), island tours, and outdoor activities like hiking for guests.
Photo by Two Seasons Boracay Resort
Two Seasons Boracay Resort is one of the highly-rated White Beach resorts in Station 1. Two Seasons is a boutique resort with 34 rooms and suites that showcases a Zen minimalist style. Each room has a minibar, a safety deposit box, and an en suite bathroom with a rain shower. The resort’s family suites and junior suites are meant to be larger to fit families and big groups. Some of these suites have living spaces and private balconies.
Resort facilities include a wading pool, a 20-meter koi pond, and a restaurant called barLO Resto Lounge. Two Seasons aims to make guests feel welcomed and relaxed during their stay. The resort offers complimentary use of DVDs and board games.
Two Seasons also offers outdoor massage services on the resort’s very own beach beds. If you want a more active holiday experience, Two Seasons will make this happen. You can also arrange island hopping tours and activities like beach volleyball, windsurfing, kayaking, and fishing through the front desk.
Two Seasons Boracay is also a popular beach wedding host and venue. The resort has in-house events managers who will work closely with guests to make their dream event come true.
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The District Boracay describes itself as a contemporary boutique beachfront hotel. The resort has an eye-catching facade and showcases a modern clean design.
The District is packed with tourist facilities, which include a spa, swimming pool, a cafe, a bar, a gym, and a conference room. The District Boracay hosts brunch buffets at its own Star Lounge. Star Lounge also extends to a roof deck, which is often the venue for private functions and special events. Its main restaurant is the Plenary, which features traditional Filipino cuisine.
The District belongs to the group of Station 2 resorts that sit in an area considered to be the tourist center of Boracay. When you step out of the resort, you will find a wide collection of bars, restaurants, and shops.
What makes the District Boracay stand out is its commitment to conservation practices and sustainable tourism. The resort is one of the few resorts on the island that uses solar power as its main source of electricity. The District organizes a yearly coastal clean-up drive, uses energy-saving devices, and offers environmentally-friendly refillable water bottles. It also has installed a water-free urinal system in its common areas.
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Discovery Shores Boracay has long been considered one of the most prestigious hotels in Boracay. Travel + Leisure Magazine has ranked it as one of the 500 top-rated hotels in the world. The resort is widely known for offering visitors world-class hospitality.
Discovery Shores Boracay operates three of the best restaurants on the islands - Indigo Restaurant, Forno Osteria, and The Sands Restaurant. Forno Osteria serves Italian cuisine while Indigo Restaurant specializes in seafood dishes. Sands Restaurant offers splendid views of the sea and the regular host of buffets and themed meals for the resort.
Discovery Shores is one of the prestigious White Beach Station 1. Its location gives you access to beautiful sunsets, powdery white sand, and various tourist facilities. The resort is only 450 meters from Willy’s Rock Formation.
The resort features 99 modern, spacious, and luxurious suites. Each room has a flat-screen TV, DVD player, minibar, and safe. Aside from giving easy access to the beach, the resort also has a large outdoor pool with a sunken bar. Other hotel facilities include function rooms, a gift shop, a game room, a children’s playground, a business center, and a spa.
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The Henann Palm Beach Resort is another location for the Henann hotel chain that deserves a spot on this list. This property is situated at White Beach’s Station 2 area, less than a kilometer walk from D’Mall.
Hennan Palm Beach is a high-profile resort that has a modern beach club style. One of its most striking assets is its three outdoor pools that give guests choice and relaxation.
Hennan Palm Beach has 250 rooms, some of which have direct access to the pool area. Some of the notable amenities in each room include a balcony, in-room safe box, desk, refrigerators, mini bar, seating area, and coffee-tea maker.
Hennan Palm Beach has a full-service spa. Its other notable facilities include free Wi-Fi, a convenience store, a souvenir shop, a fitness center, a coffee shop, bars, and a restaurant (Palm Tree Restaurant).
Aside from being ideal for business and leisure travelers, Hennan Palm Beach is also very family-friendly. It offers babysitting services so parents can relax while kids can still play and have fun.
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Like other luxury hotels, White Beach Station 1 is the home of The Lind Boracay. This high-class beachfront hotel is specifically on the northern part of White Beach, which is the section with the finest powdery sand. It is about 900 meters from Willy’s Rock and is around 2 kilometers from D’Mall.
The Lind has a collection of 119 studios, suites, and rooms. They are all quite spacious based on their classification. The smallest space is 47 sqm while the largest is about 181 sqm. Aside from having noteworthy amenities like a flat-screen TV, safety box, and minibar, all the rooms also come with a balcony that offers a view of the garden, the pool, or the ocean.
A stay at The Lind Boracay is about class, convenience, and comfort. The resort treats guests to an infinity pool that has a full view of White Beach. It also has a sophisticated spa facility for those who want to relax and pamper themselves. The Lind has a fitness center for anyone who wants to keep in shape while on a holiday. There is also an onsite kid’s club, a highly sought-after facility for families with small children.
During your stay, you can hang out at an onsite bar and dine at any of the resort’s three restaurants that serve a variety of international cuisines.
Photo by Henann Crystal Sands Resort
Hennan Crystal Sands Resort is another property of the Hennan luxury hotel brand. It is one of the Boracay Station 1 resorts that do not fail to amaze.
One of the best features of this resort is its three well-designed swimming pools. Two of these pools are on the ground level facing each other. The third pool is located on the resort's second level. This upper deck pool comes with a sunken pool bar and also highlights uninterrupted views of the beach and the azure sea. Once you step out of the resort, you can also enjoy a 30-meter beach frontage that gives you a full view of the island’s iconic sunset.
Henann Crystal Sands features 188 rooms with an elegant interior design that uses wooden decor and neutral colors to create a calm atmosphere. Some of these rooms provide direct pool access, while others offer pool or beach views.
Another notable resort facility is the Gym and Fitness Center, which has state-of-the-art equipment and a dedicated staff. Henann also has a business center, luggage storage, and shuttle services. The 24-hour front desk can assist guests in planning various Boracay tours and outdoor activities.
Photo by Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
Mövenpick is a well-known upscale resort brand in the Philippines, and it has also established a presence on Boracay Island. The Mövenpick Resort and Spa Boracay are nestled at the island’s Punta Bunga Beach.
Mövenpick is in a more serene location surrounded by a lush landscape and away from the lively White Beach. However, Boracay is not a large island so most landmarks are within accessible distance. White Beach is about 3.7 kilometers away. If you walk along the coast, you can easily walk to Balinghai Beach (1 km away) and Diniwid Beach (1 - 1.5 kilometers away) from the resort.
Mövenpick Boracay is a large property with spacious grounds and a lush garden. It has 312 contemporary-style guest rooms and suites. It also dedicates a 355 sqm venue for meetings and events. The resort also boasts a 3,000 sqm multi-level swimming pool, the biggest of its kind in Boracay, Philippines.
During your stay, you can see amazing views of the gorgeous Boracay sunset at the resort’s stylish outdoor bar. If you’re traveling with children, they will enjoy the resort’s playground area and dedicated kid’s club. Mövenpick Resort Boracay has a total of seven restaurants and bars serving Asian, Italian, and other International dishes. The resort’s Sol Marina Beach Club is a great place to experience Boracay’s famous nightlife.
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Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay offer guests a luxury-oriented beach holiday in the island of Boracay. The resort is located in an area called Station Zero. This section, which is north of Diniwid Beach and White Beach (2.8 km away), is known for its more laidback and peaceful vibe. If you would like to get to White Beach from Crimson, the resort offers a free daily shuttle service to D’Mall Boracay, which is only about 3 kilometers away.
Crimson offers breathtaking views of the sea and 3000 sqm of stunning white sand. Aside from swimming in the ocean, you can swim in the resort’s stunning infinity pool.
The resort’s rooms are notable for their flat-screen TV and a private bathroom that is complete with a bidet and bathtub. Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay has an onsite restaurant that serves Asian and International food. Both ala carte or buffet styles are available. The resort also has a gym facility, a bar, and a spa and wellness center.
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Coast Boracay sits in a convenient spot, in the middle of all the tourist action at Station 2 White Beach. It is only about 500 meters from the outdoor shopping center D’Mall and less than a kilometer away from many cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Coast aims to give guests a worry-free and convenient holiday experience right from the start. Guests in the resort are entitled to complimentary boat and land transfers from/to Caticlan.
Coast's desire to please guests extends to how the resort’s rooms are designed and decorated. All 71 rooms come with a large LED SMART TV, high-class beddings, and a private bathroom with a shower.
A quick survey of these rooms will tell you that they are all carefully designed to create a lasting and positive impression. An example of such details is the use of high-end chairs (Bertoia Diamond), tables (Saarinen), and other accent pieces that were handmade by Mindanao weavers.
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Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa is an iconic Boracay beach resort in the Philippines. Shangri-La is already an international deluxe resort brand, and it aims to maintain its reputation and five-star prestige in the country. A holiday here is marked with style and luxury.
Right from arrival, the resort staff will make the guests feel welcomed and valued. As a guest of the resort, you can head to its exclusive welcome lounge in Caticlan. From Caticlan, a resort host will escort you to a private speedboat that will take you to Shangri-la.
Shangri-la sits on the northern coastline of Boracay, in Barangay Yapak. It faces Banyugan Beach and is only about 190 meters away from Punta Bunga Cove. The resort was built to highlight the natural beauty of its surroundings. It has vantage points that showcase views of the green landscape and the azure ocean.
Shangri-La is a big property with 219 rooms and villas, which are generally contemporary in design. These accommodation spaces are spacious and elegant-looking. Some of the room's decorative pieces are sourced from local artists and vendors to remind guests that they are in the Philippines.
Shangri-La specializes in providing relaxation and spa treatments. The resort maintains an elaborate spa complex that aims to be a sanctuary where guests can relax and rejuvenate. Shangri-la’s facilities and services are beyond basic. They are truly world-class.
Some of the facilities and services you can find here include conference spaces, babysitting services, butler service for villas and sea view suites, postal/courier services, a clinic, and a house doctor on call.
Plan Your Boracay Island Getaway to These Beachfront Resorts
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Boracay Philippines has always been regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. So if you want the front seat to stunning gorgeous beach sceneries, then staying at one of these Boracay resorts will make that happen. These Boracay hotels are standouts because of the view, world-class hospitality, and luxury they offer.
Boracay beachfront resorts and hotels are usually in high demand during the high season that runs from November to May. If you’re planning to stay at one of these resorts, it is best to plan well in advance and book Boracay beach resort packages.