Choosing a good beach resort can be a challenge if you’ve never been to Boracay. That’s why I created this guide. To show you the best beachfront hotels on the island, so that you can quickly and easily find the perfect place for your stay.
Note: I selected the following resorts based on location, overall quality and value for money. I’ve also made sure that each has an overwhelming amount of positive reviews – so that they’re not just hotels that I like, but also places that other people were happy to stay at.
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The Best Station 1 Resorts
These 3 hotels are worth considering for beachfront properties at Station 1, with varying price points to fit to your budget. Starting rates for their rooms fall between ~3125 PHP (~60 USD) to ~11,135 PHP (~216 USD).
The Lind is a high-end hotel located towards the end of Station 1, which is quieter. They offer hourly free shuttles to D’mall, so it’s not a problem if you want to be nearer to the action.
The rooms are spacious, and each has a balcony that opens up to views of the garden, pools, or the sea. One of the best things there is the infinity pool on level 1, which overlooks the ocean. It’s a great place to catch the sunset!
Sur Beach Resort
Sur is a good choice is you’re looking for a budget beachfront property at an affordable price. Decorated in a tropical style with homely vibes, it offers spacious rooms with a Family Room option that accommodates 4.
Although the place doesn’t have a pool, it makes up for it with a laid back beachfront bar with several cabanas, and plenty of tables and chairs where you can spend a lazy afternoon.
A smaller, family-run property, White House was first built in the early 90’s as a family beach house to entertain friends and family. Eventually more rooms were added to accommodate more guests, and in the late 90’s it was opened to the public as a mid-range beach resort.
The rooms at White House are spacious, and good for bigger groups as it has options that can accommodate up to 6. You can enjoy a good sunset barbecue by the beach, and when it’s time to leave, make use of their complimentary transfer to Caticlan port.
P.S. Two additional good beachfront options in Station 1 are Fridays and Two Seasons. I didn’t include them here since I described them elsewhere already (follow the links), but they’re definitely worth checking out too.
The Best Station 2 Resorts
Coast Boracay is a chic, tastefully decorated luxury resort that’s a great choice when you’re traveling with kids, as they’ve got plenty of things to do for whole family.
Even the pool area caters to all – there’s a Pool Bar with a decent selection of drinks for the adults, and another kiddie pool perfect for the little ones.
Coast’s partner restaurant, Cha Cha’s also serves delicious breakfasts with a variety of a cuisine. They have a daily happy hour from 3pm – 8pm.
Located right at the border of Stations 1 and 2, The District gives you easy access to the nightlife of Station 2, while still being close to the peace of Station 1.
You can unwind at the District with a variety of massages at their in-house spa, and also enjoy leisure morning walks along the beach. You won’t have to hurry back for breakfast, as their daily brunch buffet lasts from 6am – 1pm.
At Mandarin you can relax, without missing out on the nightlife. Located in the middle of Station 2, it’s near plenty of bars and pubs, plus they have entertainment in the form of bands and fire dancers at night.
They also serve Mediterranean dishes at their restaurant Don Vito, their paella being my favorite. Lastly, for an extra luxurious experience check out their Ambassador suite, it has a spacious balcony overlooking the beach, with a private dipping pool.
The Best Station 3 Resorts
Asya Premier Suites
Located at the far south end of White Beach, Asya Premier Suites is the most luxurious accommodation you’ll find in Station 3.
Very few people from other hotels walk to and along the beach there, making it peaceful and quiet. It’s almost like a private beach, plus it’s the best area along White Beach for snorkeling.
They also have a large well-maintained pool, and spacious rooms. Some rooms even have their own dipping pool, which doubles as a Jacuzzi.
Villa Caemilla Beach Hotel
If you’re looking for a place where you can just relax and be well taken care of, Villa Caemilla is the place for you. Enjoy spa treatments at the in-house spa, while staff take care of all the little details, down to giving different options for your pillows.
Food at the hotel is also great, with a menu that also caters to vegetarians. Do get the mango pancakes when you’re dining there – they’re yummy 🙂
Surfside Resort & Spa
Managed by a very friendly Japanese family, Surfside is strategically located in a quiet and peaceful area that’s still close to bars and restaurants, making it both a good place to relax, and a good base to explore from.
Right next to Surfside you’ll find the Japanese restaurant, Nagisa, which has yummy food, and a rustic and relaxing atmosphere. Don’t forget to also get a massage at Surfside’s in-house spa – it’s excellent, and guests of the hotel get a 50% discount!
The Best Private Beach Resorts
These 5 resorts are some of the best options to consider if you’re looking for a beachfront property which offers more exclusivity and privacy. Starting rates for their rooms fall between ~3689 PHP (~70 USD) to ~24000 PHP (~464 USD).
Shangri-La Resort and Spa
Shangri-La is tucked away on Banyugan Beach, and is a good choice for a luxurious and relaxing vacation. It starts as you land in Caticlan Airport, as the resort offers a private speedboat transfer, so you can skip the lines and start your trip.
You can choose from a wide selection of suites and villas at Shangri-La. The Loft Villa is quite popular for its spacious, two-story build, along with a private infinity pool overlooking the ocean. And if luxurious relaxation is what you’re after, you can get pampered at the Chi Spa.
It’s great even for families, as the place also has a playground for kids, and also daily activities such as fish feeding, bracelet making, dance performances and more.
Movenpick Resort & Spa
Mövenpick is located on the quiet Punta Bunga Cove on the northern end of Boracay. You can find everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation at the resort, as it has 3 restaurants, a spa and wellness center, as well as a huge swimming pool surrounded by lots of trees and shade, which is perfect for relaxing.
However, relaxation isn’t the only thing you can get at Mövenpick. The resort also has a private beach club, Sol Marina, which is a stylish place to spend the night, and kick back with a drink until 1am.
Crimson Resort & Spa
A relatively new place which opened in March 2018, Crimson is located on a private and exclusive beach, dubbed Station Zero (Punta Bunga Beach).
It’s decorated in a sleek and contemporary style, with a range of suites and villas to choose from. Some suites and villas have private plunge pools for an extra touch of exclusivity.
Crimson also hosts a foam party by the pool every Saturday from 12-3pm, so it’s a good place to bring a friend or make one amongst the bubbles 🙂
Fairways & Bluewater
Fairways & Bluewater is a large resort located on the private Lapus-Lapus beach. You can choose from over 700 suites, including family suites which can accommodate up to 6.
There’s plenty to keep you busy. It has Boracay’s only on-site 18-hole golf course, 6 swimming pools including a popular infinity pool, zipline, cable car, and activities like biking and horseback riding. There’s also a free shuttle within the resort grounds, so you can move around easily.
Savoy Hotel is a colorful, trendy hotel with modern décor located just a short walk away from the private Newcoast Beach.
The hotel has two pools so there’s always space to lounge around, and a concert pool arena with an outdoor stage where you can occasionally find live entertainment. After a long day of sightseeing, you can also unwind at the in-house Lila Spa, which is open till midnight.