A friend and I had the privilege of spending 8 days here over New Year 2013. Wow- it was amazing! I have been to a number of beautiful places in the world, but none can rival the beauty of Boracay.
Spider House is an experience in itself. It boasts the best views on the island and a friendly welcoming atmosphere, not to mention really really good food. Alan and his team really made us feel like part of the family.You could easliy spend your whole holiday lazing on the deck here. The water surrounding Spider House is crystal clear and warm and was my favourite swimming spot on the island. It is a short walk or tricycle ride to the rest of the island and a perfect base for exploring.
The food - OMG I gained at least 2kgs from the chocolate and mango pancakes! The kitchen was really accommodating and happy to deviate from the menu upon request. Don't be in a hurry for your food. Good food takes time - sit back and enjoy the deck while you wait.
Spider House is not your average hotel - all built from bamboo and wood with the sound of ghekos calling (no spiders). There is no airconditioning, so if luxury is your thing, this is not the place for you! I have seen reviews that have compared Spider House to camping - this is a myth, although I concede that you need to be a little adventurous to fully appreciate its quirky nature. We booked a suite which was very spacious with a sensational view which made up for the fact that facilities are basic (no television but you can stay connected with free wifi) Warning - the bamboo walls are thin and sound travels, so be prepared to get to know your neighbours well :)
I travelled with a friend, but would be very comfortable going back alone. It is very condusive to meeting fellow travellers without being creepy.
Would I go back? In a heatbeat - next time I'll stay an extra week though...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive straight into the sea from our beachfront treehouse. Nestled on Diniwid Beach in Boracay and built literally over the sea. The Spider House enjoys a prime location, surrounded by clear waters and dazzling sunsets every night. All of our rooms are built in the traditional Filipino style with thatched roofs, using mainly bamboo and wood. They are spacious and come equipped with a fan and private balcony. Best of all are the views. There is a double bed in each room providing simple, comfortable accommodation for up to two people. Our Superior Rooms have their own private bathroom and shower with hot water in the rooms. We have free WiFi around the house so you can always keep in touch with the outside world and when you want to go swimming, you don’t have to go to the beach…the beach comes to you !!!Enjoy the various water activities like diving, snorkeling, sailing and kite surfing. Our terrace is ideal to relax and enjoy Boracay's tropical climate. The Spider House - a truly unique accommodation in a magical location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spider House Hotel Boracay