One of the challenges of staying in Boracay is where to find budget accommodations. While most Filipinos would prefer to be near White Beach, this strip is also one of the most expensive. But when you know where to look, you’ll get rooms that are cheaper than the rest. And budget accommodation Boracay Station 2 can be a good place to base.
White Beach is Stations 1-3. Although there are cheaper options at Station 3, these are far from D’Mall and the main action places. But in Station 2, tucked beside a building (still being constructed as of this writing) and just a stone’s throw from the popular inns (Eriko’s, Tan’s, etc.), is Lady Jean Resort.
It’s not a resort, per se, but more like an apartment. There are single rooms good for 1-2 persons (P1000, high season), rooms for 3 which consists of a double deck bed with the lower section good for two, P1,200 (high season) and family rooms good for 4-5 (P2000, high season). Note, there is no wifi but you can haggle with the caretaker (who will then call the owner) if you ask for a discount.
If you’re like me who would prefer a budget or affordable option when traveling, this place is a good find.
Lady Jean Resort
Lady Jean Resort is at the back of buildings at the beachfront. It’s just a few meters away from Boracay Uptown (check the above photo for the actual building where you enter the small alley). Once you enter, you will see a huge building being constructed (as of this writing) and a clearing at the right. From there, you can already see the facade (photo above).