The hotel is actually a series of apartment blocks which are remote from the lobby/dining area which was a concern when we arrived but the frequency of the mini-bus shuttles meant this was never an issue. The rooms are spacious and beds comfortable with even a small kitchen with micro-wave if you want to do some self-catering. The meals are good and no more than it costs on the main strip down DMall. The staff are exceptionally friendly but often the activities are difficult to use. 2 of us wanted to go on a Banana Boat but you either had to pay for 5 people or find 3 more to come along with you. There was no possibility of just booking and joining with others on arrival.Others were cancelled. The Beach is superb and very quiet, as is the pool. The problem is they have very few sun loungers and sun shades - I counted only 12 loungers on the beach and 5 shades. The same problem by the pool. It is very frustrating as you either have to sit in the sun on the sand or an upright chair or hover around until someone leaves. A minor investment in these would create not only a more satisfied clientele but more business for the bar and restaurant. This is a serious issue which needs resolving quickly.
The golf course is superb, although we are not golfers, but you could walk around or even go on horses for an hour. If you have young children and all they want to do is play in the water and the sand this is great. Other activities are less available.
The buses to DMall were every hour and return every hour. Make sure you are in reasonable time for the return as on one occasion the three buses were insufficient for those coming back. However a trike only cost 100 pesos (just over $2). On money, there are no facilities to change money at the hotel, which is inconvenient, and appears to be a simple service the hotel would benefit from as well as its customers. We travelled from HK and you get a better rate there than in Boracay by a good 10% so change before you arrive.
All in all extremely quiet and relaxing and certainly well worth the visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With views of the on-site 18-hole golf course and private white sand beach, Fairways & Bluewater is an eco-friendly resort featuring a private speed boat, 6 swimming pools and 17 bars & restaurants. Wi-Fi is also available. All 700 air conditioned rooms have a safe, LED flat screen TV, fridge and tea/coffee maker. Guests can enjoy the wellness center with a hot tub, steam bath, sauna and the gym or have a massage at Maris Spa or Bluewater Spa. Horseback, zipline and cable car rides are also offered. Laguna Cafe offers fusion cuisine, Monterey Café provides international cuisine and Ventana Restaurant serves Eurasian dishes. Veranda Restobar features local & international menu while La Terraza Bistro overlooks the beach. New facilities recently opened: Kudetah Italiano Ristorante and Tapas Bar serves Italian dishes; Hideaway Jacuzzi Bar has the biggest Jacuzzi in Boracay; The Skydeck Bar; Glass Lounge; and Fiesta Patio. Private dinner by the pool or beach can be arranged. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairways And Bluewater
- Fairways Bluewater Boracay