5 Best Hotels in Boracay, Philippines

Boracay Beach Club

$$$ | Boat Station 1,, Boracay, 5608, Philippines

This family-run, medium-size, mid-price choice sits at the northern end of the legendary White Beach, close to Boat Station 1. The staff are friendly and welcoming and always eager to satisfy any (reasonable) guest request. The rooftop deck has great views and is also a place to kick back and relax. There is a pool, but you may not need it as you're just steps from the beach and the inviting turquoise sea. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant, plus there are several good eateries within a few minutes' walk. All rooms are large and tastefully decked out in light, modern shades, and bathrooms are equipped with walk-in showers.

Pros

  • Friendly
  • Good beachside location

Cons

  • Close to some noisy bars
Boat Station 1,, Boracay, 5608, Philippines
036-288--6770
hotel Details
27 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dave's Straw Hat Inn

$$ | Manoc-Manoc,, Boracay, 5608, Philippines

Dave's is a popular, inexpensive and friendly budget option at the south end of White Beach, near Station 3. Guest rooms are fairly simple but clean and well-maintained, with a/c, cable TV, and refrigerators. Cheaper and more basic fan-cooled rooms are also available. The hotel itself, a mixture of Spanish and Filipino designs, has a small library and an outdoor barbecue area where guests can gather to socialize.

Pros

  • Excellent value
  • Friendly
  • Good beachside location

Cons

  • White Beach can be noisy at night
Manoc-Manoc,, Boracay, 5608, Philippines
036-288--5465
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Frendz Resort and Hostel

$$ | Boat Station 1,, Boracay, 5806, Philippines Fodor's Choice

This Austrian/Filipino-owned hostel is at the north end of bustling White Beach, a two-minute walk from the water's edge and also within easy reach of numerous restaurants. The comfortable rooms are inside individual rustic wood-and-bamboo chalets, each with their own balconies and set amid tropical gardens—getting you closer to nature without depriving you of the large comfortable bed and en-suite bathroom. Rooms have no a/c, but are fan-cooled. Two six-bed, single-sex dorms are also available, offering a budget option for solo travelers. A nightly happy hour encourages guests to socialize in the lobby bar before heading out to eat.

Pros

  • Well-priced
  • Good beachside location

Cons

  • White Beach can be noisy at night
Boat Station 1,, Boracay, 5806, Philippines
036-288--3803
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, No credit cards

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Monaco Suites de Boracay

$$$ | Manoc-Manoc, Boracay, 5608, Philippines

This property offers a range of one- and two-bedroom suites set in landscaped tropical gardens on the quieter east coast of the island. The location is both a selling point (for some) and an issue (for others). Being a 10-minute drive (by free shuttle) from White Beach and its associated nightlife does makes for a quiet evening for those who prefer a good night's sleep to relentless partying. The suites are huge—around 1,000 square feet—and luxuriously appointed with a Mediterranean feel, and come with their own kitchens and fabulous views over Bulabog Beach. With on-site facilities including a spa, restaurants, an infinity pool (dolphin-shaped, no less), and a private stretch of (rocky) coastline, the hotel is popular with those wishing to stay on site and eschew the more hedonistic distractions of the west coast.

Pros

  • Luxurious
  • Fabulous service
  • Quiet at night

Cons

  • A 10-minute drive from White Beach
  • Expensive by regional standards
Manoc-Manoc, Boracay, 5608, Philippines
036-288--4800
hotel Details
50 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa

$$$$ | Barangay Yapak, Boracay, 5608, Philippines

For peace, quiet, and pampering in a tropical paradise, few places match this. Perched on a rocky outcrop on the northern coast of Boracay, this swank resort looks out over Puka Shell Beach, framed by an endless stretch of turquoise ocean and lush green vegetation. The spotless guest rooms, tastefully decorated with local materials, are massive—even the smallest are 700 square feet—and come equipped with every comfort imaginable, private balconies, and ocean views. Luxury like this isn't cheap, of course, but is worth every cent for those who can afford it. And the two swimming pools, spa, four restaurants, and four bars provide plenty of happy distractions.

Pros

  • Great for pampering
  • Luxurious and secluded
  • Good beachside location

Cons

  • Large and impersonal
  • Expensive
Barangay Yapak, Boracay, 5608, Philippines
036-288--4988
hotel Details
219 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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