First thing: the hotel is almost on the beach, but technically it's not beach front hotel, they don't have their private strip of the white sand with umbrellas, chairs, beach bar, etc. However it's not a bad thing since you get less establishment and more local feel. But if you need umbrellas and chairs - you can pay few dollars to the nearby hotel and use theirs or any other.
Punta Rosa is at the far end of White beach, after boat station 1. Some other reviewers noted that it's too far from d'Mall for walking, but I strongly disagree. It takes about 20-25 walking depending of your tempo it's actually a pretty nice walk on the beach, especially after sunset or early morning. We stayed there one week and we only once took a tricycle. In fact we even walked the entire beach from end to end several times, so don't be afraid of the location. Location is the strongest point of Punta Rosa - the beach at this part is fantastic, the best on the island, it's quite shallow during low tide but again you can swim. And also you are away from the hustle and bustle of Station 2.
There is no snorkeling right off the beach, you can go to the next beach (Diwind) but snorkeling is far from anything to talk about. There are good snorkelling spots around the island, but you need to charter a boat.
Rooms are spaceous and nice, sleep is comfortable, breakfast is served on the rooftop - fantastic view. Overall a very smart choice for Boracacay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Punta Rosa Boutique Hotel in Boracay is a slightly secluded beach resort located in the beginning of Boracay Boat Station 1, on the northwestern part of Boracay Island. Our Class AAA Rated Boracay Resort by the Philippines Department of Tourism offers Boracay vacationers a peaceful and relaxing environment. Punta Rosa was professionally designed, our room interiors are decorated in soft colors and native furnishings, to accentuate that tropical feeling one gets from Boracay. Punta Rosa Boracay is located just a 10 minute walk down the famous, "white beach" where you will find over 200 restaurants serving many different types of dishes from all over the world. There are up-scale boutiques for shopping, many different local shops selling native handmade items and live bands all along Boracay beach, that will delight you with colorful and vibrant music. ... more less
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