Where to stay in Boracay: Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This post is long overdue and I can't believe it has been almost two years since my colleague and I experienced a stay in paradise (close to paradise, at least).

Anyway, two years ago, a colleague and I were lucky to be assigned to a project that will involve covering an event in Boracay Shangri-La. It was on the latter part of March, the peak of summer, but it was raining all week long. It was a surprise that the next day when we were on the way to the airport, the sky did not even have a hint of a single cloud.

It was my second time to go to Boracay, the first time was back in December 2011 with my family. Ironically, I also had planned a trip to Boracay on June the same year, so that allowed me to see Boracay thrice is less than a year's time.

Arriving in the port leading to Boracay, I expected to go through the hassle of lining up and waiting for the ferry but this was Shangri-La, so we were welcomed by two uniformed personnel from the resort who ushered us to Mabuhay Centre, which is Shangri-La's own lounge. Of course, they have their own speedboat. No photos as we were with our two big bosses, so we had to be behaved. :))

We stayed in a twin room facing the garden. The prices of their room range from P20,000 to 40,000, so we expected everything to be luxurious. We underestimated. It was paradise. :D

Overlooking the reception/buffet area.

Where our room was located

View outside our room

The room. Of course, we have our laptops for business.
The huge LCD TV. 
We had some welcome snacks consisting of fruits and some desserts including macarons and random cookies. The room also included a balcony, where you can lounge with your companion:

The balcony where you can lounge and read a book .
The bathroom was huge! It had sinks, a bath tub, an enclosed toilet, and an enclosed shower.
The bathroom sink.
The toilet and the shower plus the weighing scale 

We didn't want to leave the room but we had to go to the welcome dinner with our client, a number of executives, and of course, our two big bosses. I had no photos of the food but everything was delicious. As expected of Shangri-La.

The next day was hectic, where we spent the whole day covering the discussions. Our last day in Boracay Shangri-La, I decided to go for a jog. I brought my jogging shoes just to experience jogging in Boracay. Let the photos speak for itself below:

Pathway to the resort's spa facility

The spa
There are two beaches in Boracay Shangri-La, Punta Bunga and Banyugan beach. The former faces the port and the other one is a smaller beach bordered with two rock formations.

Punta Bunga beach
Banyugan beach. They were still setting up the chairs early during my morning jog
Back in the room, we discovered two things in the room - first, you can open the bathroom door so you can relax in the bathtub and see the garden and second, you can move the sliding door that separates the balcony and the room so you can enjoy the room alfresco.

Alfresco bathroom :))
Letting the summer breeze come in~~
We explored the resort and took photos. Everything is picturesque that no editing is needed to make it look better:

Path going to the pool
The pool. I want to swim in here again~~
A stage where we saw a couple get married the night before.
We chilled in Banyugan beach before we left Boracay Shangri-La.
I would love to come back when I become a millionaire haha. Obviously it was one of those experiences that you could say to yourself that it's a 'once in a lifetime' thing but who knows. I'll be back when I can. :)

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