We didn't have a reservation when we went to Boracay last Novermber 2012, luckily, this guy (employed by the government, not by St. Vincent, to help Boracay guests) accompanied us to St. Vincent since we're looking for something cheap. We were a group of 4 adults and 3 kids, and for around one thousand pesos each for the adults, it was such a good deal.
Our room has 2 beds, and the owner was so kind to provide us a mattress for the kids. There's a small TV, although we didn't really use it since we stayed out most of the time. There's also an AC, our own bathroom and hot and cold shower.
If you want to cook some food, there's a kitchen which guests can use. I think there's a rental for the pans, stove, etc but cooking there is still cheaper than eating at D'Talipapa. At D'Talipapa, you'd have to buy the seafood per kilo and then spend the same amount of money for having it cooked by one of the restaurant so that's paying for the same kilo of seafood twice.
We'll be going back to Boracay on December and we might be staying at St. Vincent's if they're not fully booked.
PS: The place is not along the shore but it's not too far either. Maybe a minute or two of walking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within a 3 minute walk of the world famous white sand beach of Boracay Island, St. Vincent Cottages is ideally located in the heart of the island. Offering a mix of room sizes and style rooms on Dee Side and Timmy's Side to suit any guest's budget, we wish to welcome you as our guest to our family run and family orientated establishment. From eXtra Small budget rooms catering for those travellers on a budget...to our eXtra Large rooms for groups and large families...we have a room size to suit your requirements! Our staff will do everything possible to make sure that your stay on paradise island is a comfortable one. We look forward to welcoming you to your home far from home! ... more less