I have stayed in holiday resorts all over the world and Shangri-La Boracay is hands down, one of the best! Let me tell you why!
After a quick flight from Manila to Caticlan, the hotel staff picked me and the hubby up from the airport carrying a sign with my name clearly in view. They then escorted us to the hotel van and were driven to the resort’s welcome lounge. Unlike other resorts found on the island, Shangri-La has its own departure area, boat and dock at the Caticlan Port! Talk about exclusivity!
As we stepped into the lounge, the welcoming staff offered drinks and refreshing towels as we wait for our ride to the hotel! In no time, the resort’s private speedboat was ready! Regular resorts only have “bancas“ or small motor boat for sea transfers, Shang has a luxurious boat! Fancy schmancy feels as we cruise around Boracay’s white beaches!
Upon arrival at Shangri-La’s boat jetty, we were greeted by upbeat music and dances by the welcoming team with their matchy matchy carnival outfits! When we walked out the sea pavilion, there was a golf buggy waiting to bring us to the hotel’s lobby for check-in! What a grand entrance! Totally stress-free arrival process!
We were walked to our room and I went straight to my balcony! The view was so calming. I can just relax in my day bed the whole day!
I was just enjoying my private veranda and the sweeping sea views the whole afternoon. And just before I went to bed that night, I was treated with a romantic bubble bath courtesy of the hotel! This was so sweet of them! By the way, their bathroom has his and hers faucet and they use L’Occitane products! Loved it!
I slept in and woke up to the hotel’s buffet breakfast at Vintana! The variety for brekky here is huge. They serve dishes to satisfy every taste buds. Korean, Chinese, Indian, Filipino, European, name it! There’s so much to choose from! The buffet breakfast had everything you could want and more!
I went to check out Stations 1, 2, & 3 that day and transportation was not a problem at all! The resort has a private shuttle that brings guests to and from the main beach. After a long day, I came back to a freshly made room! And fresh fruits were provided daily! There was nothing to dislike!
I stayed the whole day at the resort! Sipping on my cocktails underneath the yellow beach umbrella, swimming in the infinity pools, taking a nap on a hammock under the coconut trees. And just after sunset, we went to the resort’s private beachfront to watch the fire dancers. Life is good! The highlight of my day? Eating! Filipino food cravings satisfied!
After enjoying Boracay’s party scene the night before, I ordered a wakeup call for today. I started my day early. Shangri-La has two beaches, Punta Bunga and Banyugan beach! These beaches are totally empty in the morning! Totes a good time to reflect! And yeah, a morning walk in the beach is a much-needed pick-me-up after a crazy night out!
I really wished we could have stayed longer. Shangri-La Boracay is your oasis of calm in a very busy island. Choose to stay here and you’ll end up with the one of the best resorts in South East Asia! Hashtag SEPANX! (SEParationANXiety)
Would you consider staying here on your next Boracay holiday? Let me know your thoughts below!
Love from Boracay,
The Travel Belle
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