My family and i booked a 2 night stay package for our Boracay family vacation. Avoid the hassle and get those land/boat transfers (up to the hotel) included in your package. Alternatively, Kalibo and Caticlan airports have service providers. Southwest Tours seems to be the biggest and reliable operator. We came from Kalibo and it costs P450.00 per adult one-way or P900.00 round trip. Be prepared to tip if you allow the airport/boat porters to carry your bag. P20.00 per bag is reasonable. After a one hour and 45 minute trip in a nice coaster van, we got to the Caticlan jetty port. Someone from the hotel met us and escorted us up to the hotel's own boat, a small motorized wooden boat, that brought us for the short/safe trip to the island. Then we were met by the driver of the hotel and rode a small pick-up truck, the flat bead had a roof with back to back seats (this may not be to everyone's liking). By the way, there is a one-time environmental fee of P75.00 per person at the jetty port. There is also a P50.00 terminal fee per person each way. This resort hotel is not a beachfront property. It is located along the main road in a zone they call Station 2. At the center of the property is a nice swimming pool surrounded by a manicured garden with lots of plants/trees, giving it a tropical island atmosphere. There are three clusters of hotel-type rooms and some other stand-alone rooms with more amenities. Our room was in Bldg. B and had two double beds with a cable TV, mini-bar and a balcony overlooking the pool. But it had poor wifi reception, a noisy wall-type A/C unit and a foul smell every time you flush the toilet. The buildings only have three floors with no elevators. So the older folks should get a ground floor room. There is only one entrance/exit which is for security reasons. The buffet breakfast spread has a limited selection but good enough to start the day. All the staff are polite and willing to help. The beach itself is about a 5 minute walk along an unpaved road (lots of puddles of rainwater) beside the hotel. Station 1 is a good place to swim which is less crowded. Lots of restaurants/shops near the hotel. If you do not mind the walk to the beach and want a decent place to stay at a reasonable price, i would recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boracay Tropics received the coveted AAA rating the highest accreditation given by the Department of Tourism to resorts that is comparable to a five-star hotel in the city. It has a three-story building that encloses the exclusive and self-contained sanctuary; a tropical haven blending Mediterranean and Asian Architecture strictly design to console its guests to break away from the stressful toil in the city. ... more less
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