The beach is absolutely stunning. The waters are clear for a stretch of at least 50m into the ocean. The sand is fine and white, just as other reviews have mentioned.
BAD NOTE: On to the hotel - on our arrival after an 8 hour long journey intermixed with transfers and cancellations, we were looking to just rest and order some room service.
First, they got the room wrong, they gave us 2 single beds when we reserved a king bed. Then they gave us the wrong bill, and being so tired, I did not really look through and signed it only to realise my mistake later. They took another nearly an hour or so to rectify everything and offered nothing else except an apology. I WAS ON MY HONEYMOON FOR GOODNESS SAKE.
The breakfast offers differing selections for the 3 nights we spent there. A pretty good spread and it's by the beachside, so it was a pretty awesome experience.
They provide free shuttle to anywhere you want on the island, and they provide the shuttle back as well. Top class service in this aspect I must say.
A note on the flights into Boracay: we went in late Nov, and there was a pletora of flights to choose when flying from Manila to Catlican. However, if the flight isn't full, they'll just cancel the flight and schedule you on another earlier one. So we had to leave earlier than expected which was rather unpleasant. Don't be fooled by the many options in flight timings. Unfortunately you can't do much about it. Or maybe go during the super peak season?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discovery Shores Boracay, a sprawling beachfront property located on the unspoilt shores of Boracay Island in the Philippines, is the first luxury resort built in this majestic region. Apart from its spacious 87 all suite guestrooms and the highly-acclaimed Terra Wellness Spa overlooking the beach, Discovery Shores' facilities include the Sands Restaurant, Indigo Restaurant, Platitos, Sandbar beach bar, Sandbox kiddie lounge, a swimming pool, recreation room, an events hall and a gym. Discovery Shores is one of five properties of The Discovery Leisure Company's portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts, and is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle Collection. The resort embodies the hallmark of the Discovery brand: personalized and innovative service dispensed round-the-clock. Guests are guaranteed an unsurpassed level of quality, service and luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Discovery Shores Boracay Hotel Boracay
- Discovery Shores Hotel Boracay
- Boracay Discovery Shores Hotel