Planning a trip to the Philippines and wondering where to stay on Boracay!? Well, look no further, because I’ve put together the ultimate list of the best Boracay hotels, beach resorts, and accommodation options for all types of budgets!
Boracay is hailed as one of the most famous white beach islands in the Philippines because of its tranquil, calm, shallow waters and unbelievably iconic sunsets. Moreover, the white powdery sand and a long vast seashore made Boracay as one of the longest white beaches in Asia!
Boracay Island has been the go-to beach for both local and foreign travelers in the Philippines for a long time. The island is like a city of its own, and as everything from stunning beaches, world-class restaurants, a mall, luxury resorts, and budget hotels, and is particularly known for its vibrant nightlife! I’ve included it on my list of the best places to party in South-East Asia, as well as a must-visit on my Philippines Itinerary which has helped tens of thousands of people plan their trip to this amazing country!
Boracay should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list, as the island embodies the perfect getaway for anyone who wants a proper beach therapy. The water in Boracay is crystal clear, the beaches are perfect for a relaxing swim as the water is mostly flat/ has no strong current, the fine sandy seafloor tackles your feet, becomes deep gradually and a year-round breathtaking sunset.
What is the best area to stay in Boracay?
The main strip of the island is divided into 3 parts. Stations 1, Station 2, and Station 3.
Each station has its own pace and flow when it comes to establishments, crowd and nightlife happenings.
- Station 1L It is said that Station 1 has the most powdery and finest stretch of white sand on the entire island. This station houses most of the luxury resorts and is definitely less loud compared to Station 2.
- Station 2: Basically the busiest part of Boracay. It is a convenient, busy area where you can find ‘D’mall’, a full stretch of boutique shops, dive stores, pharmacies, ATMs, fast food chains and restaurants.
- Station 3: Definitely a less crowded area compared to Stations 1 and 2. It also has a good number of luxury hotels but you can also find cheaper resorts on this side of the land as well.
Other areas in Boracay Island are very much keeping up in tourist development but still not spoilt and way serene and peaceful compared to the famous ones. Diniwid Beach, Mt. Luho, Yapak, and Balabag are some of the beach communities and coastal locations that are still in Boracay and these areas have so much to offer!
Where To Stay on Boracay
Best Boracay Luxury Hotels & Resorts on Station 1
Station 1 is tagged as the most expensive station among the main stations on the vast white beach stretch as it is within the exclusive side of the island. Hotels situated in this area are mostly beachfront view and has the most convenient service spots. The location is very ideal as it will only take a 5 to 10-minute walk to any access point of both the beach and the main road.
The Lind | Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608, Philippines
This hotel is one of the newest additions to an array of luxury resorts in Boracay Island. This hotel has dominantly white painted exteriors that made its feature very contemporary. This hotel has distinct furniture pieces on the common areas which give off the mod and cozy vibe throughout your stay. They house 120 sophisticated rooms that have a common view of the tropical pool area while some suites have their own plunge pools verandas. Aside from world-class amenities from shuttle service, restaurants, bar, gym, and gift shop, they have an infinity plunge pool facing the best beachfront view along with a breathtaking sunset.
Guest Review: “5/5 Beautiful boutique hotel nestled close to the end of station 1. The staff is wonderfully attentive and kind, always smiling. Breakfast (served at the beach level restaurant) is good with a wide array of options. The Duck Tapa Salad was excellent (from lobby restaurant). There’s a fitness center (2 treadmills, 1 bike, 1 elliptical, free weights up to 20 kilos, and 1 multipurpose machine) with enough for most folks.”
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Discovery Shores Boracay – Station 1 Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Discovery Shores has been one of the most popular luxury hotels in Boracay for many years. They have famous patrons who definitely find themselves staying in this hotel as their coastal escape in Boracay by default. It is hailed as a favorite by the affluent both local and foreign travelers.
A first-class swimming pool, sauna rooms, spa, restaurant, gym, and a business center are the main amenities that are not just essential but also high functioning and deemed to offer unparalleled service. Their Signature Suites are generously laid out with enormous living and master areas. These rooms have crisp and sleek interior design combined with handcrafted furniture pieces. To top that, most of the rooms have a grand view of the beach and the famous Boracay Sunset.
Prices from $260
Guest Review: 5/5 So I have been staying in discovery since 2009 and this is my first time to review. I have stayed or seen all the rooms in the resort. I prefer to stay in the older rooms near the breakfast buffet and beach. They added a rooftop bar and pool in the new tower and updated the room since my first stay. What hasn’t changed are the people. They are simply the best hotel staff in the world. As soon as you walk in you are family. Attention to details and service unmatched in all the travels that I do. The food is great as well. A new Italian restaurant that has great fresh pasta and pizza. Really truly the best hotel experience. Discovery Shores is my ideal vacation.
Astoria – Beachfront – Station 1 | Malay, Aklan, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Astoria Boracay is relatively smaller compared to other luxury resorts in station 1. It has quirky colored themed rooms that range from Deluxe room to Honeymoon suites. The rooms are not only complete with basic hotel essentials but it is also non-smoking and definitely soundproof. What makes it more ideal is that the area is within the proximity of restaurants, bars and of course the beach. Guests can conveniently be aided with their preferred beach activities and water sports along with island and trekking offerings.
Price starts at $132
Guest Review: 5/5 Very fashion style, large king-size beds, great experience, above expectations. Great location and close to S2 port. Also, just 5min walks to S1. There is a band performance in the night and it is great to swim in the pool which equipped with colorful lights. The staff members are friendly and the location is very good. The room is very convenient and comfortable.
Station 2 Boracay Luxury Hotels & Resorts
Station 2 is hailed as the central capital of Boracay as this is where most of the famous fast-food chains, D’mall, a strip boutique souvenir stores, tattoo shops, pharmacies, ATMs and popular bar places and night entertainment. The location is accessible from the facets of the main road to the white beach.
The District Boracay – Station 2, Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
The District is one of the newest addition to station 2’s luxury resorts. The location is smack in the middle of the white beach. This hotel is known for its personalized service to guests and has complimentary goodies once checked in. Interiors are elegantly minimal and combined with modern and neutral tones of furnishings. Complete with amenities such as gym, conference rooms, pool, spa and rooftop bar.
Price starts at $231
Guest Review: 5/5 Facilities were excellent. The service was superb. Most attentive and friendly staff!!! All requests were attended to promptly and with big smiles. We had a great time and will definitely recommend The District to family and friends.
Henann Garden Resort – Station 2, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Henann Regency Group has always been known to run an elegant and world-class Hotel experience. Hennan Garden in Boracay is no exception as it made its way to on top of the luxury hotels list on the island. This hotel is at the center of the white beach and has the most convenient access to the beach way and the main road. The grandiose and massive hotel exteriors give an ambiance of not being on the island and almost all rooms have beach view and pool access. Complete with first-class amenities and a wide array of buffet breakfast.
Price starts at around $120
Guest Review: “5/5 Awesome hotel. Great customer service. Ask for a free upgrade of your room at the check-in if they can do that. Worth a try. Great food. Great ambiance. Great pools. Clean. And most of all free drinking water. Look for water dispensers. No need to buy expensive bottled water in Boracay.”
Coast Boracay will definitely redefine your island experience as they are famous for being tastefully decorated, has well-crafted food and drinks offerings. This luxury hotel is recommended to families traveling with kids as they have kid-friendly amenities. The white walls and the sleek exteriors of the hotel gives an amplified Greece like vibe. Being located in Station 2 definitely gives this hotel a perfect view of the beach and the sunset.
Prices Start at $165
Guest Review: 5/5 When in Boracay, always at Coast. Food and drinks, rooms, pool, and service are best! Special attention to kids too. With nanny service and spa for the whole gang!
Station 3 Boracay Luxury Hotels & Resorts
Station 3 is deemed to be the last section of White Beach where most of the budget and native traditional style accommodations are located here. Upscale hotels are beginning to sprout on this area as well to make the most of the atmosphere, relaxing vibe, calm waters, and fine beach. This area is definitely is the quietest part of the entire stretch of White Beach with less crowd and night happenings.
Mandala Spa & Villas – Station 3, Ambulong | Manoc-Manoc, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
This resort is acclaimed to be an award-winning resort as they offer a paradise-like experience to their guests. They seem to offer everything bespoke, personalized and exclusive. It is not only a hotel but also a spa and yoga haven for wellness enthusiasts. Not only that, they offer jazz and pole dancing classes, they house a natural salon and known for the outdoor private bathrooms. It’s like being Bali but in Boracay.
Price starts at $170
Guest Review: 5/5 Spacious room, quiet environment, very nice breakfast. The check-in process was definitely designed with heart and gave a warm welcome.||I think that explains why this hotel has no negative reviews in recent years. Definitely recommended.
Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel – Station 3, Angol, Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel is another beachfront and rather small accommodation in Boracay. This hotel is known for their in house spa treatments and serves an array of plant-based dishes perfect for vegetarian travelers. The rooms are patterned with nude shades with minimalist interiors. This hotel is far enough from the party scene at station 2. Overall the place gives a quaint and serene atmosphere.
Price starts at $129
Guest Review: 10/10 I recommend this place highly. The staff was so outstanding we couldn’t help but hate to leave. We’ve done a great deal of traveling in the Philippines and I can honestly say we’ve never been treated as well as this staff treated us. Food was good, the room was outstanding, location was just as we’d hoped… right on the beach with endless sites to enjoy. If you’re headed to Boracay do not overlook the Villa Caemilla. You will not be disappointed.
The Best Mid – Range Hotels in Station 1
Two Seasons Boracay Resort – Station 1, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
Two Seasons chain of hotels never failed to deliver quality service, world-class amenities, and intercontinental food to patrons and guests as they have been a popular accommodation to any touristy destination around the country. Two Seasons Boracay resort is predominantly built with Asian inspired interiors and is known for their beachfront restaurant that service European Asian cuisine. They complete with hotel amenities especially their bar that has a buy 1 get 1 happy hour from 1 to 6 pm all year round.
Price starts at $159
Guest Review: 5/5 Nice little surprise. Great service. Make sure you get their pickup service option. They picked us up from the airport, transferred us first class to the hotel. It’s a little extra, but without the hassle and you arrive fresh at the hotel. The hotel is right in front of the beach with glorious white sands.
Sur Beach Boracay – Station 1, White Beach, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
Sur Beach is the best among the mid-range options if you are keen on staying at a budget beachfront hotel that is reasonably priced. This place is giving out a tropical and homey vibe which warms up your entire stay at a very quaint part of the white beach. The hotel is equipped with conventional hotel provisions except for the pool but the lounge is has a perfect view which definitely makes up for it.
Price starts at $65
Guest Review: 9.2/10 The place is quiet and not crowded. Its almost having the beach to ourselves. My children enjoyed frolicking on the beach because of the less crowd around us. More space to play. The hotel is clean and spacious enough. The food is quite good, a few options but quite good. Overall a very very pleasant stay!!!!
The Best Mid – Range Boracay Hotels in Station 2
The Tides Hotel – D’Mall Station 2, Balabag, Sitio Manggayad, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
The Tides Hotel is definitely the place to stay if you are after the party scene on the island. It is relatively close to the main shopping area that is also adjacent to the white beach. The hotel is very cozy, simple and has sleek interiors. They have a rectangular pool with lounge seats, a gym, a rooftop bar and walking distance from neighboring party bars and clubs on the island.
Price starts at $99
Guest Review: 5/5 Very up scale but dress is beach ware! Employees are very,very accommodating and attentive! Food awesome, happy hour great and the view from the rooftop pool is breathtaking!
Nigi Nigi Nu Noos – Manggayad, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
Ngi Ngi Nu Noos sits at the center of Boracay’s popular landmarks such as a church and the famous willy’s rock. This hotel showcased a lot of traditional Filipino pieces such as the Nipa hut cottages, bamboo-made furniture and combined with other Philippines’ element. At their restaurant, they mainly serve Filipino cuisine and delicacies. Amenities and services are highly commended specifically the currency exchange errand.
Price starts at $60
Guest Review: 9.60/10 Excellent location, just steps from the beach. Hotel and restaurant service is outstanding. Great food and a great band playing nightly. I will be going back.
The Best Mid – Range Hotels in Station 3
357 Boracay – Station 3, Angol Road, Manoc-Manoc, Malay, Aklan Province MM 1200, Philippines
357 Boracay is relatively smaller than mid-range hotels on the island. It is known for its simplicity, cleanliness and owners are obviously very keen on the upkeep of the place. It has a mini café that will greet you upon coming to the hotel and definitely sits on a very relaxing view. It is not too far from station 2 and this place definitely has a great location. This hotel garnered high ratings from guest because of very hands-on service they provide, not crowded, peacefully quiet and is romantic.
Price starts at $70
TripAdvisor Review: 5/5 Reality vs Expectation, exceeds our expectation
If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful & relaxing place to stay in Boracay, I highly recommend 357 Boracay. It is a 3-star hotel located in Stn 3, the is really awesome, not crowded and the rooms are also awesome and clean and the staffs are all friendly and accommodating. Our group accommodated 2 rooms, the executive twin which is located at the first flr and the twin double which is located at the 2nd flr. The hotel is soo clean and the complimentary daily breakfast is really good. We also tried their menu during our first night at the hotel and the food is really good. We also received a complimentary specialty ice tea from the hotel upon our arrival. Budget wise, spending your money in this 3-star hotel is worth it, not so expensive for a 3-star hotel. I really recommend booking at 357 Boracay.
Cocoloco Beach Resort – Station 3-Angol, Manoc-manoc, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippine
Cocoloco has been one of the tourists’ favorites as they mimic your own rest house in your dreams. The place has simple neutral-colored pieces that definitely gives you a very homey and chill vibe. It is commended and high ratings because of how quaint, relaxing and tranquil it is to be staying here. This place is filled with verdant and lush plants and trees that definitely gives a relaxing ambiance. Services like wifi, breakfast, and transportations are all on point.
Price starts at $58
Guest Review: 5/5 Cocoloco resort is a very nice and cozy place to stay. We really enjoyed our time here, the rooms are clean, the staff working here is very helpful and will do anything to help you out. The resort`s restaurant is located on the beach and it has very tasty food with a variety of choices. The rooms are located 2 minutes away from the restaurant, surrounded by nature. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit.
If you are interested in any tours or water activities, there is a guy that is almost every day at the restaurant enjoying a beer, his name is Bob Marley of Boracay and I must say this is the best tour guide that I have ever met in my life.
The Best Boracay Hostels For Budget Acccommodation
Boracay Station 1 Hostels
Jeepney Hostel and Kite Resort – Bulabog Road | Bulabog Beach, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Jeepney Hostel and Kite Resort are one of the highest-rated hostels in Boracay. It may not offer a stunning beach view but the service and guests camaraderie found in this place is definitely one for the books. This hostel has bunk beds made with bamboo, has colorful painted walls and ceilings, giant bean bags and hammocks, pool and a bar. It definitely is an adult playground where you can find billiard tables, can also play nonstop poker, darts, and beer pong. To top it off, they have an in house teacher for kite surfing and staff can arrange a booze cruise trip.
Price starts at $15
Guest Review: 5/5 I’ve stayed at 5 places in Boracay and this place is the best. Live sports, a pool, a pool table, good aircon, dorms and private rooms, a cheap bar, decent size crowd. A good place to stay alone or with your friends. It’s fun but not over the top ridiculous. A lot of life surfers are here. Don’t worry about the location you can catch a motorbike for 20 pesos anywhere on the island. That being said the location is great. It is right on the beach, there is a 24-hour store just around the corner, and you can choose to hang out at the nearby hostels if you want.
Best Boracay Hostel in Station 2
MNL Boracay Beach Hostel Bulabog Road, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
MNL Boracay Beach Hostel is one of the top-rated hostels in station 2. The place is very hip, cozy and no-frills. Their bunk beds are of like the capsule hotels in Japan. Designed to be sleek and functional. Common areas like kitchen and rooftop are the favorite hangout spot of most guests who are definitely down to socialize. Pool tables and darts are free to use any time of the day. Cleaners are also very much commended of how they maintain the upkeep of the hostel. Indeed the best hostel in Station 2.
Price starts at $9
TripAdvisor Review: 5/5 Stayed at MNL hostel for 5 days and the experience was awesome! Free breakfast, staff, and co-travelers from all around the world are kind and polite, and this is not very from Station 2. The back beach is within the proximate distance as well! Recommended!
Isla Gecko Resort – Station 2 | Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Isla Gecko Resort is your conventional no-frill accommodation that has recommended feedback from guests. Rooms are very affordable and reasonably priced for its location and is a walking distance going to the beach. Their terrace has an overlooking view of the beach while you can also order food as they serve home-cooked meals every day.
Price starts $13.13
Guest Review: 5/5 The place was amazing and it was near to the beach. The service was great as well. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable. The receptionist was very smart, too. She provided instructions clearly and even gave us suggestions on what time we should check-out since it was election day when we checked out. I loved it really much.
The Fat Jimmy’s Resort – 0221, Station 2, Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Fat Jimmy’s Resort bargained and best quality for budget travelers. They are also known for their friendly and outstanding service. The cleanliness is very notable from guests, comfortable and fully equipped rooms can never go unnoticed. It definitely is a great option for anyone who wants to nestle at station 2.
Price starts at $ 30
Guest review: 9.6/10 Very nice and accommodating staff, rooms are clean and give what we need, for a family who likes to cook food the room we got is best for us. Very near to all store and D-mall for souvenirs and other items need. Beach is not too far from this place. I will definitely come back to this hotel.
The Best Station 3 Boracay Hostels
Casa Pilar Beach – Resort Boat Station 3, Manoc-Manoc, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
They are no highly recommended hostels at station 3 but you may want to consider staying at
Casa Pilar Beach Resort which has a huge tropical garden. Ideal for travelers that is usually on a group trip and on a budget. The resort has a vast and lush garden and quiet. This hotel has an Alfresco restaurant as well as an air-conditioned pavilion. Guests may choose from nipa or bamboo style or modern rooms that have amenities like minibar, cable TV, and outdoor seating. Price starts at $ 25
Guest Review: 5/5 Very nice place with helpful and friendly staff. The restaurant food is also very good. Highly recommended place to stay in Boracay.
LUXURIOUS PICKS (OUTSIDE STATIONS 1,2 &3)
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay – nestled on the northern tip of Boracay Island in Punta Bunga Cove. Our upscale resort is only 90 minutes from Caticlan Airport. Punta Bunga Cove, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Review: 5/5 We had day use of the amenities and it was worth the price! The pool is big and has an area for toddlers which makes it less hassle for parents that are traveling with kids. Their restaurants serve good food as well. Their crews are accommodating and friendly. Highly recommended as it is very kid-friendly and convenient.
Fairways and Bluewater – Station 1 Barangay Yapak | Barangay Yapak, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines.
Review: 5/5 Great place to relax and be pampered with all that Boracay has to offer. It’s off the main beach but if you like a place with more seclusion and privacy, this is your place. Lots of food and entertainment options as well. Plus the City Mall is within walking distance for any items you may need to buy. It’s definitely a little bit more expensive than the other places on the other side of the island. Up to you if it’s worth it. If you want to treat yourself, this is the place.
Fairways and Bluewater – | Barangay Yapak, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Guest Review: 5/5 We really had a wonderful time. All the employees are helpful, cheerful and well trained. Everything is organized and very convenient. It was the best place to go to Boracay. Thank you for making our vacation super relaxing and enjoyable. I really like the cold towel the resort offer at the beach, at the lounge, etc.
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