4.5
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What We Love

  • Idyllic location spread over two private white sand beaches offers easy access to the sea and surrounding nature reserve
  • The extensive Chi Spa menu includes Filipino-inspired treatments using fresh coconut and heated banana leaves
  • Sexy, clifftop Solana lounge serves tapas, cocktails and sunset views in cozy cabanas set around firepits

What To Know

  • Getting here from Manila requires a 45-minute flight to Caticlan. A 20-minute sea/land transfer to the resort's private dock is included in the rate; the hotel has staff at the island airport to help coordinate arrivals and departures

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Beachfront seclusion on Boracay, with a sublime spa, an on-site marine sanctuary, and a clifftop cocktail lounge

The Lowdown

The trappings of a luxe resort combine with Filipino flourishes at Shangri-La Borocay, so even if you never leave the secluded grounds, you’ll still feel as if you’re in the Philippines. Public spaces, including the grand lobby and sleek restaurants, have pointed thatch roofs and are decorated with both contemporary and traditional artwork, while the outdoor areas are awash with indigenous flora. There’s also plenty of drama, in the form of clifftop bars and restaurants, sparkling infinity pools and glass walls framing the endless water and beach views. The 219 guest rooms include Deluxe rooms and suites in the multistory main building, plus hilltop villas and a duplex Tree House Villa. All interiors are done in a crisp style of nude walls, pale woods and contemporary furnishings accented by colorful local fabrics, abaca weave rugs and lamps, and private balconies or verandas are equipped with daybeds. Marble bathrooms are decorated with intricate capiz shell work (a Filipino specialty) and come with organic Panpuri products.The four on-site eateries offer a range of dining options from globally influenced buffet fare (with a massive desert selection) at Vintana, to alfresco seafood at clifftop Sirena, Tuscan-inspired dishes at Rima and poolside pasta and thin-crust pizza at Cielo. Work it off at the well-equipped gym or by strolling the two nearly deserted beaches that flank the resort. On-site PADI diving and snorkeling courses are available for all levels; there are more than 20 dive sites and a marine sanctuary within 30 minutes of the hotel. Chi, The Spa is set on a rocky peninsula overlooking a private bay and is designed to evoke a traditional village. Treatments use natural ingredients such as coconut, pomelo and banana leaves, and there’s a private pool and outdoor lounging area, but don’t linger so long that you miss the spectacular sunset views (and cocktails) from your very own hillside cabana at the Solana lounge.

In the Area

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How to Get There

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa
Barangay Yapak
Boracay Island, 5608 Philippines

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 3120 Reviews
Paradise
Reviewed 2 days ago

I’d give this hotel 6 stars if I could, our trip to Boracay was true paradise, it was our best experience in the Philippines. The Shangri-La’s staff and facilities were second to none. Firstly, you are met at the airport and taken to the sea port. There is a nice waiting room where you can freshen up with a cold towel and drink. All our forms were completed for us with the info we’d provided to the hotel earlier to avoid any waiting time and we were ushered straight through (the ports are hectic so this was appreciated). Next it was onto a speedboat to get to the hotel in style. The journey was beautiful as we got to see the island.

Upon arrival we were greeted by lovely staff who checked us in and then gave us a tour of the grounds on a buggy. I’d definitely recommend checking out Rima restaurant (THE tastiest steak) and getting a table outside, tree-side dining at its best! Sirena restaurant is also nice, we went there for my birthday. You can do lots of activities here, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking (which I did think should be free but this hotel seems to charge extra for most things), and lots of games to keep you entertained. I honestly thought we’d get bored here but so wished we booked at least four nights instead of three. There is a free shuttle to White Beach so we spent half a day there as it’s lively, has a selection of shops, bars, water activities etc.

The hotel gym is also really good, we used it everyday, after having the most wonderful breakfast! You get the best sunsets and stretch of beach here too, although watch out if snorkelling, we came across the most venomous snake in the world! If I didn’t live so far away I’d return to this hotel for sure, I still miss it!!

Extraordinary experience
Reviewed 3 days ago

The website doesn't really do the property justice!

You can tell from the moment you arrive by private speedboat (courtesy of Shangri-La) that this resort is one of a kind. The beauty and comfort of the place is matched only by the friendliness and warmth of the staff. There's plenty to do at the resort or down at White Beach, but you could happily spend your days at 'The Shang' sitting by the fabulous pool or private beach, cocktail in hand.

The breakfast buffet has something for everyone, and we also enjoyed sunset cocktails and dinner at Sirena restaurant. The gym (if that's important to you!) is the best of any hotel gym I've seen, being well appointed with a good range of machines and even a yoga studio.

I can't wait to go back.

A TRUELY Magical Resort!!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have just checked out of villa 14 after attending the most stunning wedding onsite at the hotel. Our Villa was absolutely beautiful and Julius our butler could not do enough to help us and make our trip truly memorable. A few things I would recommend to look at was the lighting in the villa was terrible. It was very dark in the middle of the day and there simply wasn’t enough lights. Also would recommend including soda water as complimentary in the mini bar. We loved being able to have breakfast in the villa each day. Having a private pool was amazing. We will definately be back and hope we get to see Julius again

Boracay visit March 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our fourth visit to this resort. Staff at this resort especially housekeeping made this stay memorable. We availed some of the resort’s activities such as snorkeling and building fish houses using dead corals. Breakfast offering was generous and wide selection to choose from. Thoroughly recommend this resort for a relaxing stay at Boracay.

Unhelpful Reservations team
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unhelpful reservations team! I experienced poor service before even staying in your hotel! The Family fun package was a false advertisement. I would not want to go there anymore after the hassle and the mood of the entire family was ruined!