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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

Beautiful resort, absolute gem staff, expensive food and Spa
Hina J

It is a beautiful resort. Let me capture the +ves and -ves. Please note that the below is when I compare my experience at Shangri La with other luxury resorts in Bali, Da Nang, Krabi, Phuket, etc. First the +ves:
1) Absolute gem staff - from check in to check out, it was a delight to talk to the staff. They always went above & beyond to make our stay a memorable one. Highest levels of service/customer orientation I must say. 2) Location - for some people, it may be too isolated but for us that is exactly what we wanted. Away from hustle bustle, quiet place to relax and spend good time with our kids. There is a free shuttle to the main marketplace D'Mall and we took it once to experience the local market and food and it was very convenient 3) Amenities - rooms are big, resort is super clean, pools are beautiful with lifeguards around all the time. 4) Beaches - private beaches are gorgeous (turquoise blue water, white soft sand) - best views of the gorgeous sea from common areas of the resort also

Things that we didn't like so much - again in comparison to other luxury beach resorts in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia.
1) Food - Resort has various in house restaurants and bars. The food however, is very expensive, portion size is small and tastes just average. So, you don't feel value for money! I would probably not mind price and portion size if the food tastes out of the world. But that wasn't the case and hence, it was a disappointment. We have had much better food in other luxury resorts I mentioned at a much better price.
2) Spa - again very expensive for what you get. So, for food and Spa - you feel that you don't get what you pay for and hence, not worth it!

Did not meet my expectations
Jeffrey A

No doubt the property is beautiful and vast, but the activities are minimal. Location is far from beach stations, so after the water activities from Bulabog or Beach stations, you have to travel far to get back to the hotel.

Sorry to say that Shangrila Mactan Cebu is better than Shangrila Boracay

Great Facilities
shennansy

Rooms are big. Many swimming pools and fine white sand beaches. Shangri-La Boracay is bigger and better compared to Shangri-La Mactan. The hotel ground is expansive. Food and services are also top notch. Two days is not enough to enjoy all amenities and facilities.