Boracay’s 12 Best Station 1 Hotels, From Luxury to Budget

Choosing a good hotel in Station 1 can be a challenge if you’ve never been to Boracay. That’s why I created this guide. To show you the best resorts in this area, so that you can quickly and easily find the perfect place for your stay.

Note: I selected the following hotels 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 resorts that I like, but also places that other people were happy to stay at.

About Station 1

Station One is the most spacious part of White Beach, with the most beautiful shallow water. The beach is relatively quiet and the area has a luxurious feel to it.

About the 3 Areas Within Station 1

Understanding what the different areas are like is important, because the area in which you’ll stay will have a big impact on your experience in Boracay.

Station One’s stretch of beach is 1.5 km long. Along it you’ll finds 3 different areas which each have their own distinct vibe. I’ll refer to those areas as the North, Middle and South…

The North is the most quiet and serene area. The beach is at its most beautiful there, and it’s where you’ll find most of the luxury resorts. If you want to wind down in a quiet and relaxing area, this is the best area to stay in. It’s a 20 minute walk away from D’Mall, though most resorts there offer a free shuttle service.

The Middle is similar to the north but with mostly mid-range accommodation, and some nightlife and restaurants. There are a bit more people there, especially around Willy’s Rock, which is one of the best places to watch the sunset, and also the area with the most beautiful shallow water in Boracay. This area is a 10 minute walk away from D’Mall.

The South looks similar to Station 2. It’s close to many of Boracay’s restaurants and nightlife venues, yet still close to the more quiet areas of Station 1 as well. It’s just a few minutes walk away from D’Mall.

* The area in which the listed hotels reside is indicated in each of the listings below.

The Best Luxury Hotels

Most of the luxury resorts along White Beach are located in the north part of Station 1, where the beach is at its most quiet and serene. Many of the resorts in that area have lots of space around their vicinity in comparison to places in other areas.

Discovery Shores

Discovery Shores

Discovery Shores is a stylish luxury resort. They’re very good at using lights to create a beautiful evening atmosphere, and they have the best most attentive service of all places listed here. Its beachfront is spacious and located in a quiet area. This is my number 1 luxury pick.

See Discovery Shores in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱16600 (~USD $334)
Location: Beachfront in the north of St. 1
Highlights: Stylish design, Exceptional service, Spacious beach

Fridays

Fridays

Fridays is a tropical style luxury resort built with lots of wood and bamboo materials. Its beachfront is also spacious and located in a quiet area. It’s a good choice if you like to experience luxury in a more native rustic setting.

See Fridays in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱12400 (~USD $249)
Location: Beachfront in the north of St. 1
Highlights: Tropical rustic design, Spacious beach

Astoria

Astoria

If you like to experience luxury close to Boracay’s center then Astoria is the best choice. It’s located right in between the more lively and quiet part of Station 1. So you can experience the best of both worlds without having to walk very far.

See Astoria in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱8500 (~USD $171)
Location: Beachfront in the south of St. 1
Highlights: Strategic location, Best luxury resort near the center

The Best Mid-range Hotels

You can find mid-range accommodation all along Station 1’s stretch of beach. I’ve included at least one place in each area, so that you’ll be able to choose one in the area that you like best.

Two Seasons Resort

Two Seasons Resort

The best thing about Two Seasons is their beachfront restaurant. They serve mouthwatering food, and buy 1 get 1 happy hour is from 1pm to 6pm. Its beachfront is spacious and located in the same quiet area as most of Station 1’s luxurious resorts.

See Two Seasons in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱7900 (~USD $159)
Location: Beachfront in the north of St. 1
Highlights: Yummy food, Long happy hour, Spacious beach

Sea Wind Resort

Sea Wind Resort

Sea Wind is a relatively affordable place to stay, located in the same quiet area as most of Station 1’s luxurious resorts. Its beachfront and vicinity are spacious, and there are lots of palm trees around giving the place a natural feel.

Although a bit outdated, it’s a great place to relax without breaking the bank.

View Sea Wind in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱6100 (~USD $123)
Location: Beachfront in the north of St. 1
Highlights: Tropical rustic design, Affordable for its location, Spacious beach

Jony’s Beach Resort

Jonys Beach Resort

The best thing about Jony’s is that it’s located just outside of the more busy south part of Station 1. This gives you the best of both worlds: a relatively quiet beach, while still being close to the lively center of Boracay.

Their staff is superfriendly and helpful, and the resort is located just across the mainroad, a few steps away from their excellent beachfront restaurant, named Mayas (see picture above).

See Jony’s Resort in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱5500 (~USD $111)
Location: Almost beachfront in the middle of St. 1
Highlights: Strategic location, Superfriendly staff, Yummy food

Willy’s Beach Hotel

Willy's Bach Hotel

Willy’s Hotel gets its name from Boracay’s symbolic landmark, named “Willy’s Rock”. This rock is very picturesque and located in the sea directly in front of it. It’s one of the best places to watch the sunset.

The hotel and its rooms are spacious and they have a good breakfast buffet which offers lots of choice and variety.

See Willy’s Hotel in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱4700 (~USD $95)
Location: Beachfront in middle of St. 1
Highlights: One of the best sunset views, Good breakfast buffet

Zuzuni Boutique Hotel

Zuzuni Boutique Hotel

Zuzuni is a good choice if you want to be close to the center of Boracay, while also being within close walking distance of the more quiet part of Station 1.

The building is compact with a fresh and modern design, and the beachfront rooms have a balcony with a great view. On the ground floor you’ll find their excellent in-house Spanish restaurant, named Cozina.

See Zuzuni in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱4000 (~USD $81)
Location: Beachfront in the south of St. 1
Highlights: Central location, Modern design, Yummy food

The Best Budget Hotels

Although Station 1 is known for being the most luxurious part of White Beach, it has a fair amount of cheap hotels as well. The places I’ve included here offer great value for the price.

True Home

True Home

True Home has about the best view you can get in budget accommodation. The beachfront rooms have an unobstructed view of White Beach, and all rooms are just steps away from the beach. It’s close to Willy’s Rock too, so a great place to watch the sunset.

See True Home in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱3500 (~USD $71)
Location: Beachfront in the middle of St. 1
Highlights: Amazing view for the price

The Boracay Beach Resort

The Boracay Beach Resort

The Boracay Beach Resort is located in the far south of Station 1, next to Station 2. It’s also located right next to Aplaya bar, which is an atmospheric place with excellent food and a stylish bar. Overall it’s a great area to hang out at, and one of the best budget places stay in.

See Boracay Beach Resort in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱2700 (~USD $54)
Location: Beachfront in the south of St. 1
Highlights: Central location, Atmospheric resto and bar nextdoor

Hannah Hotel

Hannah Hotel

Hannah Hotel is a good choice if you like to stay in an artistically designed place with a homey vibe. It’s owned by a friendly family – and that really shows by the care that they put into running the place. They even serve you their own home cooked breakfast.

It’s located in a quiet area, about a 5 minute walk from White Beach.

See Hannah Hotel in Detail & Check its Latest Rates on Agoda

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5
Per night from: ~₱2000 (~USD $40)
Location: Behind the beach in the middle of St. 1
Highlights: Superfriendly staff, Atmospheric design

Conclusion & Summary

As you can see, even though Station 1 is known as the luxurious part of Boracay, there are still a good amount of mid-range and budget places available as well.

To summarize my recommendations: The best luxury pick goes to Two Seasons, the best mid-range pick to Jony’s Beach Resort, and the best budget pick to Boracay Beach Resort.

P.S. To see more good places to stay, check out my Station 2 and Station 3 guides. Or see my hotel locations guide to compare the different areas.

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