Discovery Shores suite

A memorable stay at a resort suite in Boracay

Comfortable king sized beds with those orange splash of color

Comfortable king sized beds with those orange splash of color

I smiled and let out a WOW! when I entered my assigned bedroom suite at the Discovery Shores in Boracay. After an overnight trip from Batangas and a rather hectic travel schedule the previous weeks, I badly needed a break. But if not for a short magazine assignment in this resort island, I would just have stayed indoors and rested.

Discover Shores in Boracay is one of those resort hotels in Station 1 along White Beach that just looks perfect for an escape. It’s generally white contemporary minimalist design blends well with its environment with amenities for comfort and a relaxing stay. And this extends to the private spaces like the one bedroom suite where I stayed in.

The suite room was just gorgeous. It’s big, at around 45 sq. meters in floor area with wide windows and white walls that makes it bright with minimal use of lights during the day. It has a small veranda that gives you a view of the pool area and opposite building. The king sized bed is comfortable with ample pillows and lighting accents that make for a cozy stay at night.

The toilet and bath is also minimalist and modern with the sink stocked with ample toiletries. Compared with other hotels, Discovery Shores doesn’t scrimp on these as the shampoo, lotion, bath gels come in bigger sizes, bigger than those I’ve used in other five star hotels.

Complementary mineral water, tea and coffee is well stocked at a counter top while books and magazines are neatly arranged at the headboard. Across the bed is a sofabed and a couch where you will have your complementary foot bath. A wall mounted LED TV, some decors perpendicular and near the glass sliding door to the veranda.

Other than the setup, I really have to mention the little things that matter! First, the welcome sweets was interesting: bite sized pastries and dessert with a welcome greeting written in sweet colorful syrup. I did like the hint of sourness and went well with the dessert. There’s also two jars of chocolate chip cookies and dried papaya which I loved so much that I consumed it in one sitting!

On my last night, they gave me a thank you plate written with the same colorful sweet syrup with a small pretty box of chocolate truffles! However, there’s one really good treat that is only offered as an afternoon snack: very luscious and silky maja blanca, one of the best I’ve tasted. It’s delicate and smooth that reminded me of the tibok-tibok in Angeles City. Too bad, you can’t order it at the restaurant.

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Discovery Shores suite

Welcome sweets and sweet pandan water at a side table

I really love the way Discovery Shores treat its guests. These small treats makes the difference. Small but meaningful details, clockwise from top right: one of the best maja blanca I've tasted, the welcome dessert tray with bite sized creations & sweet colored syrup for the letters, and dried papaya and choco chip cookies! Wow!!!

I really love the way Discovery Shores treat its guests. These small treats makes the difference. Small but meaningful details, clockwise from top right: one of the best maja blanca I’ve tasted, the welcome dessert tray with bite sized creations & sweet colored syrup for the letters, and dried papaya and choco chip cookies! Wow!!!

Different views of the bed!

Different views of the bed!

Left, veranda with views of the pool and other buildings; right, seat and bowl with accessories for the welcome footbath

Left, veranda with views of the pool and other buildings; right, seat and bowl with accessories for the welcome footbath

A beautiful lamp suspended from the ceiling brings color to this minimalist suite

A beautiful lamp suspended from the ceiling brings color to this minimalist suite

I just loved this one! Complementary foot bath for every arriving visitor! How cool is that?

I just loved this one! Complementary foot bath for every arriving visitor! How cool is that?

Toiletries, coffee/tea set and books for the guest

Toiletries, coffee/tea set and books for the guest

Simple yet minimalist toilet and bath, closet and sink with the works

Simple yet minimalist toilet and bath, closet and sink with the works

Thanx to Discovery Shores Boracay for this staycation.

Discovery Shores
Station 1, Balabag, Boracay
Malay, Aklan
http://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/

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.

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