A cherished spot for tropical getaways, the Philippines' picturesque Boracay Island has reopened after a six-month rehabilitation period, tempting us to escape to its pristine beaches and clear waters. Thinking of rediscovering this gem? To celebrate its reopening, we've rounded up some of the island's most delightful hideaways...
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Situated right on the aptly named White Beach, Discovery Shores Boracay offers the very best in island-luxe accommodation. With almost too many awards to count, the 88-room resort is beloved for its sumptuous suites, breathtaking water views, fabulous dining and sensational spa.
For an incredible getaway, treat yourselves to the resort's one-bedroom premier suite. Decked out with all the essentials, it also boasts a private Jacuzzi that looks out over the glittering ocean. Top it all off with drinks at Discovery Shores' swim-up bar and sunbathing on the beach, just steps away.
Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa
Arguably Boracay's most iconic hideaway, Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa is utterly glamorous. Located on the island's northern tip, this exclusive resort feels totally private and features its own postcard-perfect beach – perfect for a summery escape!
Built on the resort's highest point, the two-level Tree House Villa will make couples feel like celebrities. Expect lavish touches like plush daybeds, a Jacuzzi-with-a-view and over 200-square-metres of stylish living space. The dining and spa offerings at Shangri-La are also totally luxe, making a stay here hard to resist.
Mandala Spa & Resort Villas
If its a rejuvenating wellness getaway you're seeking, set your sights for the acclaimed Mandala Spa & Resort Villas in Boracay's south. Specialising in restoring health and wellbeing, the beautiful resort is home to exquisite accommodation, lush gardens, an outstanding spa and a restaurant with a focus on farm-to-table cuisine. This is the place to really unwind.
Feel your stresses melt away when you retreat to Mandala's Garden Villa. Perched on a verdant hilltop, it's a short stroll from one of Boracay's most enchanting beaches. Mix relaxation with pampering with a treatment (or three) at the day spa, hit the water for a refreshing dip and join a yoga class to return home feeling amazing.
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Looking for something a little more indulgent? With direct beach access and unique Colonial-inspired style, Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel on White Beach is perfect for couples wanting to live it up. The resort's superb Italian restaurant and on-the-beach bar will impress gourmands, while those just wanting to while away the hours on the beach will also find plenty to love. A day spa and watersports round it all out, making for a fantastic stay.
Go all-out and claim Boracay Mandarin's Grand Suite for yourselves. Overlooking white sands and azure waters, the one-bedroom suite features a private dipping pool and bar, and living areas made for lounging around in style.
Asya Premier Suites Boracay
For the ultimate in intimate escapes, enjoy an idyllic getaway at Asya Private Suites Boracay. Here, a collection of elegant suites lead down a gentle slope to a magnificent palm-fringed beach. There's also a wonderful seaside restaurant and breezy bar to entice couples, plus a grand infinity pool that lends itself to sunset dips.
To really win over that someone special, book one of Asya's Garden Villas. With all the essentials (including a private pool) and chic style, they're tucked away in lush greenery to feel blissfully secluded.