Boracay’s 36 Best Hotels, Categorized by Location and Budget

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Choosing one of the 350+ hotels in Boracay can be overwhelming and time consuming. That’s why I created this guide. To show you the best resorts in each location and price range, so that you can quickly and easily find the perfect place for your stay…

The Best Location To Stay In

The best location to stay in depends largely on your preferences, but the main and most preferred location to stay at is Boracay’s White Beach. White Beach is 4 km long and is divided into 3 sections, named Station 1, 2 and 3.

Below I’ll describe each of the stations in detail, so that you can get a good idea about which station you’ll like best…

Station 1

Station 1

Station 1 is 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.

In the middle of Station 1 you’ll find Boracay’s symbolic landmark: Willy’s Rock, which is one of the best places to watch the sunset. The nightlife consists out of a small cluster of clubs.

A quick summary of its pros and cons:

  • Spacious and luxurious feel
  • Beautiful shallow water
  • The beach is relatively quiet
  • Limited restaurants & nightlife (a few clubs)

My top 3 recommended hotels in Station 1 are:

Discovery Shores 4.5 out of 5

~₱16600 (~USD $334)

Jony's Beach Resort 4.5 out of 5

~₱5500 (~USD $111)
Almost beachfront

Boracay Beach Resort 4 out of 5

~₱2700 (~USD $54)
Click Here to Read my Full Station 1 Hotel Guide

Station 2

Station 2

Station 2 is the center of Boracay. It has a vibrant nightlife and many restaurants to choose from. It’s also the home of D’Mall (an outdoor mall) and D’Talipapa (the seafood market).

During sunset the beach can become crowded in some areas, but if you like town centers, this can be a good area to stay in. Most other locations are just a short walk away.

A quick summary of its pros and cons:

  • It’s the center of Boracay, most places are within walking distance
  • Has a vibrant nightlife & many restaurants
  • Has D’Mall (outdoor mall) and D’Talipapa (seafood market)
  • Can be crowded at times in some areas

My top 3 recommended hotels in Station 2 are:

Coast Boracay 5 out of 5

~₱8500 (~USD $170)

Le Soleil de Boracay 4 out of 5

~₱6000 (~USD $120)

Seabird Resort 4 out of 5

~₱3300 (~USD $66)
1 min. from beach
Click Here to Read my Full Station 2 Hotel Guide

Station 3

Station 3

Station 3 is the most peaceful part of White Beach. Many of its resorts have a more native bamboo style feel, and there are more palm trees and other plants around. The nightlife, although limited, is quiet and laid back.

It’s not the best place for swimming since the water becomes deep relatively quickly.

A quick summary of its pros and cons:

  • Peaceful and laid back feel
  • Lots of nature and palm trees
  • The beach is relatively quiet
  • Limited nightlife (mostly quiet bars)
  • The water becomes deep relatively quickly

My top 3 recommended hotels in Station 3 are:

Villa Caemilla 4.5 out of 5

~₱9300 (~USD $186)

Surfside Resort & Spa 4.5 out of 5

~₱5000 (~USD $100)

Greenyard Inn 5 out of 5

~₱2600 (~USD $52)
1 min. from beach
Click Here to Read my Full Station 3 Hotel Guide

Hidden Gems (Off White Beach)

Off White Beach

White Beach isn’t the only beachfront location in Boracay. There are some other great locations to stay in as well if you prefer to have a more private beach…

My top 3 recommended hotels with private beach are:

Shangri-La Resort & Spa 4.5 out of 5

From ~₱22400 (~USD $448)
Banyugan Beach

Asya Premier Suites 4.5 out of 5

~₱19000 (~USD $380)
Angol Beach

Fairways and Bluewater 4 out of 5

From ~₱8700 (~USD $174)
Lapuz Lapuz Beach

About The Listed Hotels

All hotels listed in this guide and its sister guides have good to great quality of service and amenities. No sub-par resorts are or will ever be included.

  • Breakfast: almost all of them include free breakfast with their bookings, but it can depend on where you book so check to make sure.
  • Wi-Fi: almost all of them have free Wi-Fi, but it can often be slow because you’re sharing it with other guests. So my recommendation is to buy a local wireless internet dongle or sim card if internet is important to you. You can buy those at the Smart or Globe internet provider stores in D’Mall.

Conclusion & Summary

As you can see, each location has its own advantages and disadvantages. Now that you know what they are, you can choose the location that fits your style best.

To summarize my recommendations: The best Station 1 pick goes to Jony’s Beach Resort, the best Station 2 pick to Coast Boracay, and the best Station 3 pick to Surfside Resort.

P.S. To read about the different Stations in more detail, check out my article titled What Boracay’s White Beach is Like & Where To Stay.


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