This would be our 2nd visit to Boracay and both times we stayed at Fridays. We stayed for a week from 10th Aug.
I fell in love with it the first time and I'm still a fan the 2nd time.
Yes, it isn't a Shangri-la, but as others have mentioned before, they are not trying to be. If you like native feel with your accomodation, Fridays is defenitely it. If luxury is what you are after, stay at Shangri-la.
Fridays has the best location on the beach and the best sand. Staff were most helpful and friendly, especially Jojo.
Re activities, we had Jay as our guide and I must say, he did get us good deals for the activities. For example, P500 for reef walking (compared to P900 that we paid last year!) We also paid less on parasail and ATV. Note to tourists, do haggle otherwise, you will pay more than necessary.
As we were tempted to stay at Shangri-la this time round, we dined there just to see what it's about. Yes, it is grand and beautiful. As the resort is newly built, the building is in very good condition, as one would expect. It has a small private beach section. There isn't a direct access from Shangri-la to the White beach. One would have to take the shuttle service to D'mall and walk from there. We didn't stay there for this reason alone. I prefer to have access to the 4k of white sandy beach. However if you have young children, it's worth considering as they have great facilities for young kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our little piece of Paradise, home to Fridays Boracay, a resort with boundless opportunities for family adventure, productive meetings and memorable special events.Perfectly positioned on Boracay's eye-catching White Beach, Fridays Boracay is a 48 room AAA resort nestled amid meticulously groomed tropical gardens and shady coconut trees. The resort offers the convenience of modern amenities combined with the natural charm of a beachfront setting making it one of the Philippines most sought after vacation spot. Its magnificent beach front, delectable food, pleasant and inviting rooms, and its warm & friendly employees make it the ultimate choice in Boracay. Since 1982, it has been the favorite vacation place and home to all its various guests. Welcome to our little piece of paradise... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Friday`s Boracay Hotel Boracay
- Fridays Resort Boracay
- Fridays Hotel Boracay