Just last month, early August, Justin and his colleagues stayed at Shangri-La’s Resort & Spa for their yearly team building. They were encourage to stay longer at a company rate but since I was in Japan that time and wasn’t able to follow, he opted to stay only for work. So happy that he agreed to this review!
(Photo: Aerial view of the pool area)
We’ve been to Boracay countless of times as a couple and group (mostly with my family) because Aklan is actually my mother’s hometown. I think I’ve mentioned that many times before. But in case you haven’t read about it, my mom was born and raised in this small province. Thus, most summer (or any) vacation was spent in Aklan and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a trip to world’s famous white sand, Boracay. I’ve never written about hotel reviews before since I wasn’t open to the *idea* of giving personal information away on the internet. But lately since people are calling me out for being uptight (true story bro), I’m trying to loosen up a little. At my own phase tho. First, I’m sharing a hotel review as told by Justin. I’ll be doing my own hotel reviews soon! (Let me know your feedback about this first haha)
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa opened in March 2, 2009 wit 219 rooms consisting of 183 Guestrooms and 36 Villas. The creation was lead by architect Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) and interior designer Lim Teo + Wilks Design Works (LTW).
Spectacular sea and sunset views.
Private balcony with a daybed.
Two queen-size beds and a pull-out sofa bed for children.
Marble-floored bathroom featuring two sinks, a separate rain shower and bath, and premium toiletries.
Round-trip speedboat transfers to/from Caticlan
Breakfast buffet for two adults and two children below 12 years old at the all day dining outlet.
Each room includes a balcony and offers 66 sq. / 710 sqf of luxury
Media & Entertainment
Complimentary broadband and Wi-Fi Internet access
Bath & Personal Care
Office Equipment & Stationery
International Direct Dial Telephone
Coffee / tea- making facilities
Fitness Centre 6am – 10pm
Main Pool 939 sqm by 1.2 m / 4 ft deep
Lap Pool 126 sqm by 1.2 – 2.2 m / 4 ft – 7.2 ft. deep
Kids Pool 15 sq. by 0.5 / m 1.6 ft deep
Nearby 18-Hole Golf Course at Fairways and Blue Waters
Tennis Two outdoor courts
Yoga room located inside CHI, The Spa
They have the best buffet breakfast
Fruit shakes are the bomb
Definitely 5 Star service
Staff check-up and/or cleans the room twice a day
Super fast Wi-Fi connection (way faster compared to Manila)
Some inconvenience when going to the main stations of Boracay (namely Station 1, 2, 3 ) since it’s scheduled by the hour
Review by: Justin
Disclaimer: Justin’s trip to Boracay and stay at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa is sponsored by his employer. Photos by Justin and Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa website.