Discovery Shores Boracay

One of world’s best small luxury resorts is in Boracay

Beach side of Discovery Shores at Station 1

Beach side of Discovery Shores at Station 1

Every one of our 520 small, independent hotels has one thing in common: excellence. We’ve carefully selected each one to celebrate their individuality, quirks and character, but also make sure they are of a consistently high standard. We don’t settle for ‘so so’…

Sophisticated beach resort beside White Beach, the most prestigious stretch of coast on Boracay island

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That’s how Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH.COM) describe its member hotels and their description of Discovery Shores. But its one thing to read it from an authority in luxe stays. Experiencing what the resort really offer is still the best. And one thing that I found out during my stay there?

Discovery Shores in Boracay Island is perhaps one of the best out there. It’s location is ideal: away from most of the touristy crowds especially in Station 2, it has a wide white sand beach with sand that is particularly powdery, the architecture is contemporary modern, sleek yet minimalist and takes advantage of its unique location with great landscaped gardens, well appointed suites…

READ MORE: A memorable stay at a resort suite in Boracay

I really like the way the resort is laid out: just a few steps from the lobby is White Beach with several lounging chairs and parasols. The dining area and bar is also within a few meters that while eating or drinking at the bar, you still have a good view of the sea. The food is tops too with their signature Filipino dishes at Sands and set dinners at Indigo. The private spaces are located at the inner section providing privacy.

READ MORE: Homecooked goodness at Discovery Shores’s restaurants

But what really makes the difference in this beautiful resort are the people. It’s really Filipino hospitality at its best, shining, and making your stay a memorable one, just like what I had. The attention to detail, the genuine smile. And the endless good food that is available at the restaurant or those little munchies, continually filled in your room!

MORE IMAGES: Discovery Shores Boracay

View of the pool area as seen from my second floor suite's veranda

View of the pool area as seen from my second floor suite’s veranda

Loft type suites with rooftop jacuzzi

Loft type suites with rooftop jacuzzi

Beach umbrellas and lounging chairs for those who want to spend time at the beach

Beach umbrellas and lounging chairs for those who want to spend time at the beach

Florescent furniture at night

Florescent furniture at night

Al fresco dining at Sands Restaurant

Al fresco dining at Sands Restaurant

View from the lobby of Discovery Shores! It's just a few steps to the beach!

View from the lobby of Discovery Shores! It’s just a few steps to the beach!

If the crowd at White Beach is too much, you can always hit the pool

If the crowd at White Beach is too much, you can always hit the pool

The famous Boracay sunset as viewed from the beachside of Discovery Shores

The famous Boracay sunset as viewed from the beachside of Discovery Shores

Clockwise from top right: Discovery Shores during sunset, the wishing stone at the upper levels, beachfront, the resort at night

Clockwise from top right: Discovery Shores during sunset, the wishing stone at the upper levels, beachfront, the resort at night

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. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

3 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    January 20, 2015 @ 19:18

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    February 2, 2015 @ 16:11

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    February 2, 2015 @ 16:11

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