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Boracay consistently holds a place in the lists of the best beaches and islands not just in the Philippines but in the world. Apart from being home to the finest white sandy beaches, Boracay is also a destination where one can experience first-class hospitality services courtesy of the hotels and resorts dotting the shoreline of White Beach.
From chains of renowned hotel brands to boutique resorts, Boracay delivers world-class accommodation with amenities bursting with extravagance, comfort, and an environment screaming of lavish tropical vibe.
Where you will stay on the island makes up one-half of your Boracay experience. It's important to come up with a great selection of where to stay in Boracay during your visit.
As part of the new policies in Boracay, tourists are required to present a printed booking confirmation of their chosen resort or hotel upon entry in the island at Caticlan Jetty Port. The accommodation must be one of the Department of Tourism accredited Boracay hotels and resorts.
Worry not, as there’s a lot to choose from the many accredited hotels and resorts located in Boracay. To help you choose the right one, here are the 10 best accredited hotels and Boracay beachfront resorts that you should consider as your tropical home away from home:
Photo by Hue Hotels and Resorts Boracay
A hip and vibrant boutique hotel with a total of 127 rooms all fully furnished and conveying a tropical ambiance designed with a contemporary architecture appeal, Hue Hotels and Resorts Boracay is an ideal home base located on station 2. It is 300 meters away from the famous White Beach and 500 meters walk from D'Mall.
Aside from the charming rooms, the outward space of the property invites nature in courtesy of the wide terraces, roofed gardens, the scenic swimming pool and an array of amenities.
For some food exploration, Station X, the island's newest foodie hub, is housed inside Hue's property, while a gym and an outdoor bar shall keep guest physically fit during the day and partying the rest of the night.
Designed to not only provide world-class comfort and hospitality service, Hue's wonderful atmosphere also creates a vibe perfect for harnessing a communal flair among the guests who will find the appealing interiors, lovely corners and interspersed open-spaces, as idyllic spots for socializing.
Photo by The District Boracay
One of the most popular Boracay hotels on the island because of its great location just in front of the white sandy beaches of Station 2, The District Boracay is literally a prime district on the island.
Offering well-appointed rooms from Deluxe to Premier Suites and a list of facilities addressing the needs of a modern traveler, The District Boracay is another perfect choice of accommodation on the island.
Other amenities of the District include a swimming pool, an events roof deck, a fitness gym, a conference room and a personalized hospitality service that has endeared the establishment to countless guests.
For dining options, there's the Star Lounge serving a fusion of Filipino and International breakfast buffet and its alfresco roof deck bar perfect for a chill night out. Another dining option is the Plenary, which serves elevated Filipino dishes and is located on the ground floor of the hotel. Last but not the least, there's also the House Brew Cafe which serves vegetarian meal options, artisanal drinks and specialty brewed coffee.
Photo by Fairways and Bluewater Boracay
The largest beachfront resort in Boracay, Fairways and Bluewater Boracay Resort spreads on an 80-hectare eco-friendly property that includes an 18-hole golf course designed by legendary Australian golfer Graham Marsh. Fairways and Bluewater Boracay Resort is 140 meters away from Ilig-Iligan Beach, 2.1 km from D'Mall, and 4.0 KM from Puka Shell Beach.
As a testament to Bluewater's world-class reputation, it was recently shortlisted by Condé Nast Johansens, a London-based luxury and lifestyle leading guide, as one of the best luxury resorts in the world.
With over 700 spacious rooms designed to provide quality comfort, the resort also dishes a bevy of amenities such as: private swimming pools, wellness spas, fitness center, exclusive clubhouse and more than 20 dining options.
Of the 20 culinary choices inside Bluewater, many "where to eat in Boracay" articles lists down the Kudetah Italiano Ristorante & Tapas Bar, We Chill Gastropub, Monterey Cafe, The Veranda, The Skydeck Bar, Fiesta Patio as some of the must-dine in places on the island.
Feel free to also try out the other themed bars of the property such as: the Amihan Bar, Paradise Cove Bar, Glass Lounge and the Hideaway Jacuzzi Bar. Justly, Fairways and Bluewater is a one-stop beach bumming, golfing, wellness and culinary destination on the island.
Photo by Henann Crystal Sands Resort
Like a table centerpiece, the upscale Henann Crystal Sands Resort, fringed by towering palm trees, glitters at the heart of Station 2's famed beachfront strip. Featuring 188-lavishly designed rooms with the ones on the ground floor opening to the lengthy twin swimming pools, Henann delivers the finest luxury any probing leisure traveler would look for. It is 4 km from Puka Shell Beach and 500 meters from D'Mall.
Another swimming pool on the second floor provides a pleasant view of Tablas Strait and the pristine waters of Boracay. As for your culinary cravings, the Sapphire is there to satisfy you with a feast over a fusion of classic Filipino and modern international cuisines.
The Crystal Pool Bar located on the second floor is a perfect place to order some cocktail drinks while you watch the famed Boracay sunset. A physical fitness gym and meeting rooms completes the fine amenities of Henann Crystal Sands Resorts.
Photo by The Lind Boracay
Other than the occasional celebrity sightings, guests can also enjoy the intimate and satisfying ambiance of The Lind Boracay.
Nestled in a quaint area on Boracay Station 1, the property pampers guests with tailor-fit hospitality services, modern facilities, and modishly-designed rooms —all 119 of it coming with a private balcony opening to the wonderful view of the pool, garden, and the beach. The Lind Boracay is 100 meters from the White Beach of Station 1 and 900 meters from Willy's Rock.
Staying at the Lind not only guarantees a place for you near the beach, but it also keeps you close to a mouthwatering culinary hub via the resort's dining options.
Tartine, the all-day dining, serves a medley of international flavors ranging from Asia's best to continental all-time favorites. The beachfront bar Crust, serves cold drinks and a variety of flavorful seafood and meat dishes as well as plates of pasta, bread and pizza.
There’s also the +36 Lobby Lounge & Bar—named aptly after Boracay's area code—is a hip place to enjoy handcrafted cocktail drinks and other savory finger-snacks. Come late afternoon, guests come here to view the magnificent sunset of Boracay.
Other amenities include a fitness center, a Kid's Club playroom, beachfront lounge, the Boutique store and the Spa Wellness Boracay.
Photo by Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay
Situated in an expansive area enveloped by lush tropical terrain with a private beach with powdery white sand and turquoise blue waters, Movenpick's Boracay property is another splendid accommodation choice on the island. It is 900 meters from the popular Baling Hai Beach and Diniwid Beach.
Living up to the brand's reputation of providing excellent leisure and quality service to its guests, Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay offers 312 modern guest rooms furnished with stylish furniture and artistic decors and boasts of magnificent views of the island.
When you're not pampering your well-being at the Sagay Spa or working out at the resort's fitness center, you can enjoy an exquisite culinary tour within the grounds of the property courtesy of Movenpick's seven dining outlets.
The Market serves palatable fresh cuisines from all over the globe prepared meticulously from its firebrick kitchen. Brezza is where you will get a taste of one of the island's best pizzas and other authentic Italian dishes. Ssäm is another winning culinary option that serves mouth-watering Japanese and Korean flavors.
The Cafe, Sol Marina Beach Club, the Pool Bar and Fun Pub all provides guests a great place to hang out with family and friends over cool drinks and sumptuous bite-sized snacks.
Photo by Discovery Shores Boracay
Past and current guests often rave about a heightened sense of opulence, comfort and hospitality once they step inside the property of Discovery Shores Boracay.
An award-winning property and a habitual inclusion in the best luxurious stays listicle articles of different travel magazines, this resort boasts of a key Station 1 setting that gifts visitors with a front-row view of Boracay’s crumbly white sands and its spectacular fiery sunset. It is also 6 km from Puka Shell Beach and 1.1 km from D'Mall.
Featuring 99 luxurious suites of eight different classifications, each one designed to provide sheer indulgence and blissful luxury, Discovery Shores Boracay is also where one can enjoy dining at three of the best restaurants on the island.
The Sands Restaurant dishes a tasteful set of worldly cuisines against a wonderful view of the waters of Boracay. Dishes cooked with flair partnered with a fine wine collection awaits diners at Indigo Restaurant while scrumptious Italian flavors and juicy steaks are available at Forno Osteria.
For special events and celebrations, the function rooms and outdoor garden of Discovery Shores guarantees a personalized and intimate setting for guests to celebrate a momentous occasion against the stunning backdrop of Boracay.
Other amenities include a physical fitness gym, a wellness spa, a beachfront swimming pool and the Sandbox—a recreational place for kids.
Photo by Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay
Situated not in Boracay's Station 1, Station 2 nor Station 3, Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay earns the distinction of being located on the island's exclusive spot known as Station Zero.
A private beach laden with fine white sands and azure-colored waters is hidden from the other parts the island by its surrounding rolling lush hills and rocky islets—therefore giving sunbathing guests a much-needed privacy. The Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay is 600 meters away from Willy's Rock and 2.8 km away from Boracay's White Beach.
With spacious rooms and villas distinctly designed and furnished with modern facilities, guests are guaranteed a 100% pampering experience. When not basking under the sun or enjoying a quiet moment at one of the resort's many charming corners, you can satisfy your sense of taste by venturing at the resorts restaurants.
The Saffron Cafe serves a savory selection of global cuisines, while the Mosaic Latin American Grill brings the pompous South American flavors to the tropical setting of Boracay and the Azure Beach Club providing a fancy place to unwind, relax and party with a bevy of cocktail drinks.
Photo by COAST
Shimmering with the white sandy shores of Station 2, Coast Boracay houses stunning 71 rooms of various layouts ranging from loft-style to One-bedroom suite, that perfectly satisfies the needs of guests yearning of a cozy and chic accommodation. Each room are styled with accent pieces created by the weavers of Mindanao. The Coast Boracay is 500 meters from D'Mall and 2.8 Km from Willy's Rock.
An innovative concept of the renowned Raintree Hospitality Group, Coast Boracay's atmosphere and architecture pulsates with excitement and relaxation at every corner. Adorned with vibrant artworks and colorful murals, the vibe of the Coast Boracay is filled with elegance and creativity that further boost the morale of its guests.
A lively spot in the middle of the tropical paradise of Boracay, the Coast further livens up a guest's stay with its array of amenities such as the Game Room, a swimming pool, a Kid activity center, the wellness Ta’la Tropical Spa and unlimited beach and chill offerings.
For dining options, the Coast's Cha-Cha's Beach Cafe serves breakfast buffet and an all-day menu. As night falls, Cha-Cha's becomes a famous happy-hour destination as it is transformed into a bar with nightly live DJ's playing the latest hot tunes.
Photo by Shangri-la's Boracay Resort and Spa
If there’s a Top of the Pops in music charts, then Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is top on the list of Boracay Station 1 hotels and resorts. Fabulous in every way, this sprawling property of the renowned Shangri-La chain screams of tropical seclusion and charm.
Spreading 12.5 hectares over a lush hillside past Boracay Station 1, this resort features 219 rooms—all beautifully furnished with indigenous materials—which includes 36 villas and suites situated on a hilltop overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Boracay.
Each private villa comes with private pools, butler service and an outdoor hot tub. A private beach tucked away in a 350-meter coastline lavishes guests with privacy among a wealth of amenities. Shangri-La Boracay is 500 meters from Puka Beach and 0.8 KM from Station 1.
When you're not attaining an inner Zen state of mind in the solitude setting of the resort, you can partake in the many outdoor activities the place can offer such as a game of tennis or a myriad of water activities like parasailing, kayaking and scuba diving.
To satisfy your epicurean curiosities are the treetop Rima Mediterranean Restaurant and the resort's other well-known gastronomic places: Cielo, Vintana Asian Cafe and the Sirena Seafood and Clifftop Bar. Capping your luxurious retreat is the pampering haven of Chi, the Spa, where you can achieve utmost relaxation, peace and increased wellbeing.
Photo by Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay
From the moment the sun rises in Boracay to the time it dazzles onlookers when sunset comes, the fun and partying never stops on the island. There’s so much to do, see and experience on the island.
As you satisfy all your senses by exploring various tourist spots in Boracay, you deserve a place to wind back and relish all the experiences you had on the island—and what better place than being at any of the properties we mentioned on this list.