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 3039 Reviews
BEST Place To Stay.. 🥇
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shangri-La Boracay is a Paradise on earth. Boracay itself is lovely but the total experience of this Island was given to me by this Resort. Very Luxurious, Excellent and Efficient Staffs and the Food is very delightful!

Family and Fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

truly an amazing experience, it wasn't only the experience but also the ambiance of the said place was amazing, being at boracay wasn't enough we were provided with good service by the hotel and with that an amazing memory. thank you

Super Luxury!!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super luxury resort away from the busy tourist strip. The service was fantastic and the amenities on offer are second to none. The restaurants are great, the pool area is super relaxing well maintained and you can choose from two private beaches in picture perfect bays.

There is a convenient shuttle service to bring you to the touristy centre which is well managed and very frequent.

You also do not have about how to get there or back to the airport. Picked up from the airport, driven to a welcome lounge, off to the resort with a private speed and escorted to your suite.

The only thing which was a bit of a let down was the attention to detail when our room was made up by Housekeeping. Repeatedly a bit careless and basic things were not replenished despite leaving a note asking for it...

Great beach and water facilities
Reviewed 1 month ago

Have just returned from a weeks stay and really enjoyed our time there. Stayed in a club room with access to the executive lounge which is a little pricey but worth it when you consider the prices charged in the bars and restaurants. Free non alcoholic beverages are served all day and from 4.30 to 8.30 canapés and alcohol are at your disposal. The food in the lounge is minimal but nicely presented, far more variety is served in other hotels at less price. The food in general was average and to be honest slightly disappointed. We tried the Italian the evening buffet, and the beach restaurant and wasn’t that impressed but they have you over a barrel because there is nowhere else to go unless you want to take a cab but I wouldn’t advise that late at night. The resort is huge and can take a while to get your bearings but it’s worth it as there is so much too see. The beach and pool areas are fantastic if a little crowded, the gardens and amazing and the staff are all brilliant and extremely helpful. The room we had was on the 8th floor and had everything needed for a comfortable stay, nice soft clean bed, great view of the ocean and pools, good wi-fi connection, and luxury bathroom products. Don’t normally like to mention names of staff that have impressed but I have 3 who I believe deserve a special mention. Nova and Glyda from the lounge were great and extremely friendly and the little workhorse on the beach Genevieve who never stopped the whole time we were there, and always with a smile on her face. Also I would like to say a massive well done to the gardeners who keep the resort looking beautiful every day. I would stay again only when Boracay is open
because I’m told this was the main reason the hotel was fully booked ( overcrowded) in my opinion. Would also like to say there are not enough smoking areas. There is not one outdoor bar / restaurant where you can smoke and with a resort that size this needs to be changed.

Paradise on Earth
Reviewed 2 months ago

Fantastic, Warm, Welcoming staff
always greet and meet your needs with a pleasant smile at all times.
Clean and tidy
I want to go back!
The hotel really lives up to its name. I really would visit again.

I went in 2015 (does not allow me to choose on the option below)

The Beach is very private to guests only, safe and clean!