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My cozy room at Boracay Beach Resort

I just like the symmetry, the calming lights and clean lines

I’ve always looked at Boracay with suspicion, being one huge tourist trap that I don’t always like. However, having written an article in CNN Go last year, I might need to change my mindset as I travel to this (in)famous island in the Visayas.

The spacious room. CLICK TO ENLARGE

I was invited by Nenette Graf, as part of media, to cover the Neil Pryde Boracay International Funboard Cup, having written about it in CNN Go last year. The weather was quite depressing as the tail end of the cold front was hovering above the country and Visayas this time of the year was wet and dreary. The seas off Caticlan, jump off point to the fabled sands of Boracay, was also choppy but still navigable as me, the blogger, and two others from print media were being transported and eventually delivered to our respective accommodations.

I was billeted at the Boracay Beach Resort in Station 1. The front desk was unassuming, rather drab to be honest. Its accommodations are a series of beach front suites and garden bungalows at the back of which I was staying at the latter. I really wasn’t expecting much but when I did enter my suite, WOW!

Entrance to the room and ‘sala’

The bath room.CLICK TO ENLARGE

The room at the second floor is quite spacious. It’s an Asian-Mediterranean style architecture that infuses Philippine custom made furnitures and designed by Jeff Aguirre.

The mainly white walls, frosted glass windows plus the soothing overhead lamps and lights was just calming. I never expected it to be this beautiful and cozy. The dark lines of the door frames, the bed’s headboard and wooden portion of the other furniture complements the overall look.

Really, when I first saw this, what came to my mind was just to photograph the room and post about it. That’s how pretty shallow I am. In Cebuano, mabaw ug kalipay.

The room isn’t cheap though. Its 110 euros per night.

Just outside the room and overlooking the ground below is the covered veranda

Just outside the room is the covered veranda with a nice couch with overlooking views of the garden and ground below. This will be my home for the next three days.

Check out the Boracay Beach Resort and the Neil Pryde Boracay International Funboard Cup.

BORACAY BEACH RESORT
380 White Beach, Station1, Balabag
Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines 5608
Tel.: +63 36 288-3208, 288-4288
Fax: +63 36 288-5565; Mobile: +63 920 920-0323
Email: [email protected]

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Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

11 Comments

  1. jojo
    January 27, 2011 @ 18:33

    …wow!mura’g di ko ganahan mogawas ani nga room for two days!as i said, maglaway ta sa perks!good luck sa shoots!

  2. lakwatsera de primera
    January 27, 2011 @ 18:34

    almost 7000 pesos a night, tsk that’s like my plane ticket already to SEA, but the room is really nice, great place for once in a while self-pampering and indulgence 🙂

  3. Xy-Za
    January 27, 2011 @ 18:39

    wow wow wow and another wow. hanep ang accommodation… wew

  4. Rizalenio
    January 27, 2011 @ 19:12

    Oh wow! The best ang room nila. Parang di na ako lalabas kapag ganyan kaganda ang room.

  5. Marky
    January 30, 2011 @ 10:27

    wow png honeymoon hehe

  6. docgelo
    January 31, 2011 @ 13:17

    i like the room, clean and minimalist.

  7. Micamyx
    February 9, 2011 @ 1:35

    Perfect for Honeymoon 😀 Hindi na ako lalabas ng kwarto muna kung sakali hehehe

  8. » Doing it slow in the sands of Boracay | Langyaw: Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
    February 21, 2011 @ 11:46

    […] in the afternoon, when the funboard cup has finished for the day, instead of just being in my luxurious suite room, I get to explore, primarily White Beach. I had my trepidations but still kept an open mind. […]

  9. » How to ride the wind in Boracay | Langyaw: Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
    January 19, 2012 @ 19:57

    […] I was enthralled and wide eyed that this is one of the best things to do in Boracay at this time of the year with strong winds at 25 – 40 knots blowing because of the amihan, the northeast monsoon. So much better that I didn’t take a dip at White Beach but stood my ground at the windy platform at sea and having myself burnt under the sun. It was just great fun while also staying at the stately Boracay Beach Resort. […]

  10. Pearl Pacifican
    March 14, 2012 @ 12:12

    nice resort to have a honeymoon..

    boracay resort

  11. Kit Cruz
    July 29, 2013 @ 10:12

    that boracay beach hotel resort is quite pricey, but it looks really nice, mukang sulit naman ang stay dito, so 2 thumbs up! 🙂

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