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“amazing place to relax..love the hawaiian kahuna massage!great,professioal staff!” 5 of 5 stars
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Mandala Spa & Villas
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sitio Angol, 5608, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #10 of 132 hotels in Boracay
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“amazing place to relax..love the hawaiian kahuna massage!great,professioal staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

After a disappointing massage in one of the local massage place, I was so happy that Mandala spa was recommended to us. I didn't expect to find an amazing spa in this island. The ambiance is just gorgeous,outside and inside the villa.The staff are friendly and polite and well trained,very professional in what they do. Had the very first time to have the Hawaiian Kahuna massage and it was so relaxing...and sensual i would say( done professionally,of course. Best for couples) Just love the foot bath before the massage and ends with a floral bath and coconut drink! What a great treat for myself! Best spa i ever experienced! I would like to go back and probably spend a day or two to really enjoy the whole package. I hope this place will expand and have one in the United States and major cities in the Phil.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

As soon as you enter the little tree covered entrance driveway to Mandala, the madness of Boracay literally evaporates behind you.
Even during the rainy season, it was an absolute delight to share the space with just a few others, & the staff were incredibly attentive. Special arrangements were made for meals including the chef & assistant cooking a 5 course meal on our terrace.
The pool villa is incredible, with total privacy, views over the beach & actually no reason to leave, as we had one treatment right on the terrace adjacent to the pool....the sound of raindrops, light wind, ocean waves & birds.....
Consider the very special watsu water treatment, carried out in the owners private pool.
There is a reason Mandala has won every award going - they are world class, professional & have only very limited space....their awards are based on quality, not quantity.

Room Tip: Only one pool villa - worth the splurge if you have the time to enjoy just sitting on the terrace &a...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I still keep talking about it 8 years after, and I will still talk about it for the rest of my life!

This is the best spa I have ever been to. The moment we came in till the time we left, it was absolutely amazing. These young tiny young ladies can make you fall asleep in seconds. They have all the expertise to make an exhausted traveler feel really relaxed.

It's all worth it, my words aren't enough!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Mandala Spa is an oasis in the party island of Boracay. Set in beautiful grounds the villas are fantastic, spacious and very well decorated with a lovely big bath, outdoor shower and glass doors on the entire front of the villa that open to a balcony and let lots of light in.
It is really good value for money with a massage included each day in the privacy of your own villa and a yoga class every morning which we took advantage of followed by a lovely healthy breakfast served by the friendly attentive staff Allain, Greg and Fan.
The staff on reception were excellent, very friendly and professional and couldn't do enough to help us. A special mention to Allain who handled our transfers, he was very friendly and looked after us during our stay. Jove, the manager, was very professional ensured everything about our stay was to the highest standard. All the staff helped make our holiday that bit more special.
We didn't have any spa treatments but the massages in our villa were fantastic and very relaxing. The ipod with the chillout music was a nice touch.
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was very romantic.
I would definitely recommend a stay at Mandala Spa & Villas.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

As more treatments become available (and even encouraged) for everyone, it can be a challenge to know what's worth your time and money. Given Boracay's reputation as a hard-partying beach island, the pampering done in Mandala after all the activity in the beach makes up for the almost two-hour communion with serenity and tranquility. Please read more here - http://t.co/bKXGZWme and here http://theglamarazzi.com/2012/06/11/mandala-spa-boracay/

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

My husband and I have been to Boracay thrice and this is our first time to stay in Mandala. Now I wonder why we never step foot on this property the first two Boracay visits!!! This place is probably the only remains of the original Boracay Island, I would have to say the island's saving grace. Beautiful green surroundings, clean and quiet environment perfect for couples honeymooning or just holidaying. Our villas had big spacious bed enough for four people! Service and housekeeping were exceptional--Filipino hospitality at its finest. Limited options for breakfast, don't expect breakfast buffets here, but delicious, freshly prepared and healthy. We had two different kinds of spa treatments and there's nothing like it. I go to spas a lot back home but the touch of my therapists were very different, like they were doing a ritual they know perfectly from the heart. I never believed in spa awards until I got to Mandala, I thought to myself, WOW, how do they do this? These people really should be awarded for putting up a spa like this. We decided to stay in on our last night and did not bother going out for shopping and a few drinks. We loved the villas so much we wanted to savour the moment. It's a shame we haven't tried the daily yoga. This is not the place for people whose only purpose in Boracay is to party and go to touristy places. This is a place for travelers who travel for comfort, who travel in style and luxury, and enjoy the island in its truest form.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012 via mobile

My husband and i had a wonderful time at Mandala. We stayed at the Pool Villa for 3 nights and wish we couldve stayed longer!

Staff- Everyone made us feel welcome and we were met with warm smiles wherever we went. From Alain who ferried us to and from the airport, Bianca, who helped us make arrangements for yoga, tours etc, to even our massage therapists, service was great and they went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. E.g. We got there at 7am, before the check in time and they kindly put us up at another villa to rest while waiting for our villa to be ready. They even got my husband mangoes from the restaurant even though it was late in e night.

Villa and Grounds - Immaculate and v well kept, v peaceful with LOTS of greenery and pebbled pathways. V serene and calming, definitely a good escape from e hustle and bustle of Boracay. The pool villa is breathtaking. V clean and spacious, it has a huge comfy bed, a large flatscreen tv (w cable) and of course a beautiful view. Lovely wooden floors, outdoor shower, pool and lounge area. It even has a kitchenette and barbeque grill! The dvd player and ipod dock was a nice touch but it would be excellent if there was a cd player instead of the ipod dock (easier for us non Apple folks! :) You might come across a couple of bugs in the outdoor areas but we expected it and werent too bothered. :)

Location - I was a bit worried initially that it would be out of the way, but it turned out everything wss accessible with a short trike ride. Just a few minutes away from white beach and Dmall. We found a long and steep flight of steps nearby our villa to get to the nearest beach, its shorter than gg by e main entrance but probably not as safe. So stick to the main route unless you are feeling adventurous! :)

Yoga, food was also great. Even though the prana restaurant was being renovated, we found the temporary breakfast site (it seemed like it was set in a garden/ lawn) rather pretty. We got dinner from one of their partner restaurants Cyma. Great greek food, we had it for 2 nights!

If theres anything else that would have our stay at Mandala perfect, perhaps itd be a brief explanation during the check in/ room tour about the other items included in e stay (e.g. 1 key massage for every night's stay, call the restaurant or front desk if you want more mangoes or want a dvd, etc). Although its indicated in e website, explaining these minor details go a long way to help guests feel more comfortable and have a better understanding of the 'perks' during the stay. :)

Overall though, we have to say our stay at Mandala was excellent, we would recommend it to anyone coming to Boracay. Thank you to the staff for making our trip so wonderful!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sitio Angol, 5608, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Boracay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Boracay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mandala Spa & Villas 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are committed to holistic wellness and well being. Our eco-friendly and luxurious resort villas are your door to a universe of healthy lifestyle options and internationally awarded spa treatments. The lush resort estate is private, full of tropical nature and birdsong. Mandala Spa and Villas is located near station 3, just 10 minutes walking distance to White Beach.Each resort villa has its own private entrance, teak floors and vaulted ceilings. All villas are equipped with Wi-Fi, i-pod docks, a 42’ inch LCD TV, safe, mini bar, slippers, bathrobes, sarongs and beach bags are provided for your use on the island or as a souvenir. ... more   less 
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