What prompted me to try out Discovery Shores were the reviews and praises I’ve read time and time again about how wonderful the whole “experience” is. I am not amongst the rich and the famous, and the price one must pay at Discovery Shores is not a joke – I had to work harder than usual to earn enough dough to make the stay possible but this I will tell you: It was well worth it.
From the moment our plane landed in Kalibo (Caticlan was undergoing a renovation) the staff at Discovery Shores was awaiting us with a smile on his face. This took us by surprise, because our flight’s destination was originally supposed to land at Caticlan but due to the renovation it was moved to Kalibo. The airline company did arrange for free transfers for us, which I informed Discovery Shores beforehand to save them the trouble of going all the way to pick us up. I was pleased to find out that they wanted to make sure we will not have any problems and stayed put to ensure that we will be transferred to Caticlan. Once we arrived at the port, another staff was there to greet us. We never had to walk a step without a staff to help us out. What an outstanding 1st impression they have given us! I’m sure the rest of their guests would have felt the exact same way we did – royalty.
The place is beautiful – situated on the best spot in Boracay; albeit some distance from the popular hang-outs like D’Mall and some clubs/bars, but you will find that this will not cause any trouble as Discovery Shores offer shuttle service to and from any place you want – free of charge. The room is gorgeous, with elegant lighting and abundant spreads of different fruits and some light daily treats. The pool is heated nicely with a Jacuzzi and a floating bar. This is not as grand as you may imagine but this is Boracay – the sea and the sand will be enough to spellbind you and having a pool and a Jacuzzi is just icing on the cake. And the service…wow…I was and am still really wowed by the whole experience. The service alone makes one feel that the money spent is worth it and having this beautiful and aesthetically designed paradise is almost like heaven. I would like to add this information: Discovery Shores serves DIFFERENT breakfast buffet daily! It’s rare that hotels do this, most of the time it’s the same thing day in and day out.
Overall, I couldn’t help but fall in love with Discovery Shores. I have loved Boracay all these years and have been coming back time and time again just to be able to feel the sand under my feet and see the blue/green/emerald waters sparkle under the sun. This is the 1st time that I have not gone to the beach as often and have stayed within the confines of the hotel simply because it was too hard to resist and I just could not leave the super-soft bed! Stray too far and you’ll be lured back in an instant. I loved how cozy and homey the place made me feel – it wasn’t just staying at Discovery Shores, it’s experiencing a different kind of living and pure relaxation in this heavenly oasis!
- 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