Choosing a good hotel in Station 2 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 more easily and quickly 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 2
Station 2 is the center of White Beach. It has a vibrant nightlife and many restaurants. The beach can become quite busy, but that usually only happens during sunset.
About the 2 Areas Within Station 2
Understanding the differences between the 2 areas is important, because the area in which you’ll stay will have a sizable impact on your experience in Boracay.
Station 2’s stretch of beach is 1 km long. Along it you’ll find 2 different areas which have a somewhat different vibe. I’ll refer to those areas as the D’Mall Area and the South:
The D’Mall Area is the center of Boracay. It’s the best area to stay in if you like everything within close walking distance. The beach is relatively busy, but the more quiet Station 1 and 3 are only a 10 to 15 minute walk away.
The South is less busy, plus it has some nice peaceful areas with a good amount of palm trees, my favorite being the El Centro Beachfront. It’s also where you’ll find the seafood market, named D’Talipapa.
If you want to be close to the action, but not in the middle of it, then the south is the best area to stay in. D’Mall and Station 3 are both close, and Station 1 is about a 20 minute walk away.
* The area in which the listed hotels reside is indicated in each of the listings below.
The Best Luxury Hotels
These 4 resorts are the best options to consider when you’re looking for a luxury experience. Starting rates for their rooms fall in between ~₱6717 (~USD $130) and ~₱10.370 (~USD $200).
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.
Red Coconut Hotel
If you’re looking for a resort with everything at your doorstep, Red Coconut is a good option to consider. This beachfront lets you wake up overlooking White Beach, and party at their popular Coco Bar at night, right in front of the place as well.
Other than the bar which offers daily happy hours from 5pm – 9pm, they also have a good restaurant, where guests get a 10% discount.
The Best Mid-range Hotels
These 4 hotels have an excellent balance between value for money and modern comforts. Starting rates for their rooms fall in between ~₱3392 (~USD $65) and ~₱6130 (~USD $119).
Nigi Nigi Nu Noos
Nigi Nigi consists of 40 traditional Filipino nipa hut cottages. Among otherwise mostly concrete hotels in the area, this feels more like an indigenous tropical paradise.
Although it’s right on the beach with the Nigi Nigi bar in front, the cottages are nestled at the back amidst a tropical garden, so it’s quiet and peaceful.
The restaurant at the resort offers a wide variety of cuisine including Filipino food, so try out some local delicacies while you’re there.
Le Soleil de Boracay
Le Soleil de Boracay is centrally located just a stone’s throw away from D’mall. And although it’s right in the middle of Boracay’s party central, Le Soleil still manages to be relatively quiet, so you can get a good night’s sleep.
They also offer a dinner buffet with a variety of cuisine, and guests get a 10% discount.
For strategically located accommodation with affordable prices, El Centro is a great option to consider. Its beachfront location is my favorite area in Station 2.
I like the area because it’s green with many palm trees. The trees give off a peaceful vibe and are great for shade while relaxing on the beach.
El Centro is also a good option if you’re traveling in a bigger group, as their spacious family room can fit up to 7 people. They also serve a complimentary basic Filipino breakfast, so do grab some before you head out.
The Tides Hotel
If Boracay’s vibrant nightlife is what you’re after, consider staying at The Tides. It’s located in the heart of D’Mall, just a short walk away from the beachfront, and they offer discounts at several partner restaurants and bars.
They also have a rooftop bar and swimming pool, which is a great place to grab a drink, and start your night.
The Best Budget Hotels
These 4 places are easy on your wallet, while still providing good comfort and cleanliness. Starting rates for their rooms fall in between ~₱2469 (~USD $48) and ~₱2881 (~USD $56).
Victory Divers Resort
Victory Divers Resort is a basic, affordable accommodation located in between Station 2 and Station 3, within easy reach of the D’Talipapa market and various nightlife hotspots.
It’s also next to their dive shop, so you won’t have to look far if scuba diving in Boracay is on your wish list. The dive shop also has a bar, restaurant and coconut stand, so you can enjoy a refreshing post-dive beer 🙂
Deparis Beach Resort
Deparis is a good budget choice that still provides all the basics you need to be comfortable. Service is good, and rooms are cleaned every day without the need to request for it.
Theey also offers daily complimentary breakfast, as well as an affordably priced dinner buffet that attracts a good crowd every night.
Resorts on or near Boracay’s beachfront tend to cost more, but not Seabird Resort. Clean and spacious rooms are available at affordable rates, even though the hotel is only a one minute walk from the beach. It’s also close to D’Mall and many of the bars and restaurants.
Hey Jude Resort
Hey Jude is a good budget option if you’re traveling in a big group. The rooms are not only spacious and clean, there’s also the option of booking connecting rooms with doors in between, so you’ll always be within easy reach of your friends!
You can also enjoy Hey Jude’s complimentary breakfast at their rooftop dining area, where the pleasant breeze accompanying your meal offers some welcome air cooling 🙂
As you can see, Station 2 has a good range of accommodation. On average the price-range hovers around the mid-range budget.