The stunning Shangri La Boracay is an island paradise offering everything you’d expect from the renowned brand. This particular establishment occupies a fabulous position nestled amid lush hillside foliage on the shores of Puka Shell Beach, for the ultimate in peace and solitude in the Philippines. The hotel offers you a warm welcome which begins when you arrive at its welcome lounge in Caticlan, when you board its private speedboat for the exhilarating 30-minute ride to the resort.
As you’d imagine, the hotel offers a fabulous spa offering a range of equally tempting body treatments to leave you feeling calm, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Accommodation consists of 219 rooms, suites and villas all decorated in a modern style with the natural surroundings in mind, in a soothing neutral palate with lots of natural materials thrown in. For a taste of what to expect: at the lower end of the scale, yet still offering unrivalled levels of luxury, are deluxe rooms which offer fabulous views of the resort’s landscaped gardens, private verandas with daybed, marbled floored bathroom with two sinks, separate rain shower and bath, and premium toiletries. They all offer a superior range of modern technologies including a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, DVD player, iPod docking station, coffee and tea-making facilities, writing desk and mini bar. Tree house villas are perched on a hillside and offer two levels, sweeping ocean views. The lower floors house the bedroom while the upper floor is a spacious living area with Jacuzzi on the balcony. They also benefit from a butler service and 800-thread-count bed linens.
There’s so much to do at this extensive resort, you might even find it hard to leave. There’s a timetable of sporting activities that take place from Monday to Sunday, including Zumba, ping pong, aerobics, paddle boarding, yoga, kayaking, basketball and Tai Chi, to name just a few. Diving fans will be keen to know that the resort is surrounded by more than 20 dive sites, as well as plenty of other water sports opportunities. There are also plenty of chances to explore the local surroundings and learn about its ecosystem, flora and fauna. There’s also a huge gym, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath for the ultimate workout and wellbeing session. Kids are also well catered for with various kids’ club activities on offer, including and adventure zone and entertainment centre.
Serena is the resort’s hilltop seafood restaurant offering a casual setting, while Rima is an Italian dining room offering an intimate tree-top dining setting. If you prefer international cuisine, head to Vintana, for delicious dishes served al fresco. Or if you just need a cocktail, the Alon beach bar is a good place to chill out during the day or watch the sun set.
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