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 3074 Reviews
Second visit and we'll be back
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited this hotel in May '17 and enjoyed every minute of it. So decided to come back in Dec '18. We live in Europe and traveling to Boracay is a long journey for us but staff of SL makes it really worthy! We liked everything - amazing beach, very quiet and zen, great facilities for small children and super ladies working in Adventure zone, great service in the pool bar, special thanks to Mardi, he really deserves a credit, we do remember him from our previous visit as well - very attentive and customer focused. Special thanks for extra help we needed as i forgot some of my stuff in the room - the hotel arranged packing this and shipping to Shangri-La Mactan, where we are staying now.
One may ask why i did not give 5* rating, given we liked it so much. Here is why. Upon our arrival for two days in a row i had to call for the fruit basket late evening, as all we got was frangipani flower on the top of the fruits we do not eat (leftover from the day before)... second day when i called, i even asked operator if this is still a daily thing, coz i started to doubt. Another thing was billing errors. Local calls were included on the bill (should be free as my husband has Jade status) and discounts which were included in our rate were not applied. Come on, Shangri-La, billing is such a basic ABC thing, do not offer those discounts and complicated room pricing if you can't execute it! As a customer I hate going back to the reception and ask to give me back few pennies here and there, but i had to do it.
These things aside - great hotel, we hope to be back one day

Pristine & divine!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Boracay Island , Philippines is paradise on Earth. The clear blue water and white sands is therapeutic. Shangri la hotel is the crown of Boracay. The hotel is self sufficient which means if you are visiting 3/4 nights then there is enough water sports, restaurants , spa and other activities that the hotel offers and you do not need to look beyond. The hotel is extremely kid friendly and they organise enough activities specific to them like sand castle making, sushi making etc. So while the kids are engaged in meaningful activities, you can enjoy some quite time to yourself or as a couple. Shangri La , Boracay has left a lasting footprints on not just our minds but on the minds of our little boys too.

Stunning Resort
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friends of ours decided to get married at this resort so we stayed here for 6 nights. It's one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed in. The weather was great this time of year and the waters at both beaches crystal clear. The pool was huge with a great beach bar that served cocktails and food.

We opted for a sea view room which was on the 6th floor. Stunning with a massive balcony! The lower floors do get views of the trees rather than the water so just a warning there.

There a two restaurants at the hotel. I would recommend RIMA which is the Mediterranean one. Just beautiful and service was great. Breakfast is impressive with everything you can imagine.

There were a few teething problems along the way that did add up but I don't know if this was down to the closure of boracay and re staffing once opened.

Wedding was exceptional.

Highly recommend.

Amazing Hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed for a week and could not fault it at all, our room was perfect with an amazing sea view, it was clean and well presented. The daybeds on the terrace don't move but in the end that worked out just fine. The staff from start to finish were polite, helpful and attentive. The restaurants was fantastic. We could not have asked for a nicer stay and were sad to be leaving. Would highly recommend this hotel.

Terrible place and cold people no consideration at all
Reviewed 6 days ago

Isolated location .bad beach .bad food .over priced .stupid policies .
To add insult to injury they charged me 4 nights when I only stayed 2 .beside that .the hotel is very isolated the island best beach is station 1 .dont waste ur money on this hotel . Many great hotels in station1 like discovery. Sea wind fridays and they are cheaper and u get to appreciate the island and have more freedom