I can only agree with the hotel literature, if it's Boracay, it's got to be Fridays.
Our Cebu Pacific flight to Boracay was cancelled at the last minute, so we booked on a later flight the same day. I notified the hotel by email, and received a very prompt reply and confirmation they would be there to meet us on the later flight. And how efficient that was.... Thanks to Gerry... Car-boat-car.... All done seamlessly!
Deluxe room (24) was more than adequate... It's not like you are really going to spend any time in it other than sleeping. And a very short 20m stroll down a sand path to the beach bar/restaurant and the amazing white beach.... No shoes required.
Having walked the length of white beach, for me this is the place to stay with its true island feel of bamboo and thatch rooms, and bar/restaurant area. And it definitely has the best part of white beach.
Yes the rooms are a bit dated, but I wouldn't swap its island atmosphere for the modern places next door! But it probably isn't everyone's cup of tea. If you want new and modern, go to discovery shores or the shangri la.... If you want to feel like you have been shipwrecked on a beautiful beach (with AC and hot water) come to Fridays!
Staff in the bar, restaurant and on the beach are all super friendly.
Breakfast... Included in our room rate was made to order, great coffee, fresh mango juices and poached eggs!
Yes there is some construction on the next property, our room wasn't on that side (as I had specifically asked to be away from it having seen other reviews on tripadvisor).... The only noise we heard was some hammer tapping, not heavy construction noise.
It's a 15 min walk to the bars and restaurants of station 1, we liked the easy access down the beach.... But being far enough away that the fridays end of the beach never seemed busy.
The massage I got at the hotel was excellent - and I just loved that it was outside on the beach.
As for Boracay.... It's a great place to chill out and relax, yes it's busy and commercialised.... But still in a low key way compared to Kuta in Bali or Patong, Thailand! It also offers plenty to do if required. We tried standup paddle boarding, white beach being just ideal for this, we rented off one of the guys off the beach.... He had a good big wide board, so made it easy to become an instant expert! A intro session of Kite Surfing at Bulabog beach... Excellent fun. Sunset sailing is a must do, although we did feel a bit short changed out of our hour... As it was more like 40 minutes.
Walk along to beach to the north, on the footpath around the headland. It's good for a change of scene for lunch. And on one day when it rained... We walked the length of the beach, bar hopping, and keeping the wet damp feeling at bay with a few Red Horses!
- 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