This review is more than the resort, I will provide additional information about my opinion on the island that may help a first time find the best place to stay and where. I am laying out overlooking the beach as I write this review. Now that’s LIVING!!!!
Two Seasons is located in Station 1 towards the end of the other end of white beach stretch. For me this station is the best location if you want quiet and upscale. I don’t know why but the beach is so much nicer in this area. The sand, the water and the atmosphere is just better here in my opinion. Station 2 is where all the action is its right smack middle of the white beach stretch. Station 3 is quiet especially towards the end where you can find the place called the rocks where there are huge rock formations by the shore. Its quite peaceful there too. Station 2 and 3 may have cheaper accommodations and it’s more crowded that’s why I like Station 1. Some of the nice resorts close to Two Seasons would be Discovery Shores and the newly opened Ambassador prince where the kayaks that are for rent are just outside this resort. Seawind occupies a wide beach area and the deluxe rooms have the local nipa hut flair. I checked out the rooms of the Ambassador prince and it was simply divine, most of the rooms have a beachview and their standard room is spectacular but it comes with a price. Residencia has basic rooms that are good enough but the rooms don’t have a refrigerator or a safe in the room. One thing I realized in this trip is that we were NEVER in our rooms except when we sleep so we were only in our rooms for 8 hours average per day. The residencia might have been good enough for us.
Everywhere in the stretch there are people trying to sell you something, its vendors galore but I feel the towards the left and right end of the island has the least. Make sure you bargain for the best price and don’t just jump in the first person who offers you something. For example we did parasailing and the ticket price is 2500 PHP per person. I was able to bring it down o 1900. The ATV is 2500 and I was able to take it down 50%. Try the parasailing its such a wonderful experience but its not for the faint of heart.
Originally we planned to stay in boracay for 3D/2N but after our first 3 hours of laying outside we decided to extend for a totall of 5N/6D, yes its that beautiful and it could not have been more perfect. We flew into Caticlan through Seair, and booked our package through them as well. It was 600 USD (30000 PHP for 2D/3N for 2 pax). When we extended we paid a rebooking fee of 20 USD and the rooms directly with the hotel for 7000 PHP net per night. We just came back from Phuket and phuket cannot touch boracay. From the beach to the food and most of all the price, its a better bang for your buck. The water is so clear that its just like water flowing down your faucet and into your tub. I love the fact that you can easily hail a tricyle which is equivalent to the tuktuk in Thailand and go to the different stations for less than 50 cents per person one way. One thing about flying to/from caticlan, it is more expensive and there is a chance that your flight will be diverted to kalibo which is what happened to us. In the future we will just fly from Kalibo. I felt ripped off when our flight was diverted because we paid the price for flying to/from Caticlan.
Now for the property, We first stayed in room 306 which was a superior room. It’s a small basic room on the uppermost floor, it had everything we needed and most importantly it was quiet. Unlike the Avista resort we stayed in phuket where you can hear every single thing, this resort has good soundproofing. During our extension they gave us a choice to upgrade to a deluxe room because the superior rooms are fully booked. The only thing I don’t like about the deluxe rooms is that they are on the first floor where all guests pass through for their entrance but they did say that the rooms are sound proof and there is also a sign outside that says Silence please but I did not want to take the chance. If you decide to stay in the deluxe room, stay in the middle and not the one close to the staircase or the one beside the pool. We ended up being upgraded to the junior suite which was quite a room. It overlooks the pool and it is huge. The only thing I don’t understand is why the junior suite have no hangers for clothes and the refrigerator is smaller The superior had all these plus it has a terrace where you can enjoy the breeze at night. One thing about this hotel is that only one room has an ocean view but you have to pay the price for that. So just get a superior room and lay by the beds outside the hotel because it is BEACHFRONT. The water pump is in the roof so be aware that you can hear it when it tries to pump for water, it maybe annoying for people who are sensitive to sound like I am but it wasn’t going on at night so it didn’t bother me and then at some point it just became white noise for me. The resort has a restaurant you can choose to sit by the chairs and tables or by the cabanas, there are 4 cabanas. Just outside are the sunbeds and there were only a few. It wasnt an issue for us since there are a lot of Filipino guests in this resort and 98% of Filipinos don’t want to go under the sun. This might be a potential problem when there are more foreigners in the hotel, I can see them running out of beds. There was a resort beside 2 seasons I think its called SUR that plays loud music all the time. It kinda ruins the peace and tranquility but I just try to drown it with my ipod. Most of the people who work in this resort are very friendly but a few are worth mentioning. Arlene is the manager , Danilo works the front desk at night and JR or RJ is one of the servers who is really friendly and helpful. There is wireless connection by the restaurant area and cabanas but only wired connection in the rooms. The price we paid included breakfast, I really wasn’t impressed with their breakfast at all. If there is an option for a price without breakfast, just go for that and get breakfast somewhere else since there are a lot of really great places to eat in the island. They also have a free shuttle service to go to different stations, use it. I only tipped them when they picked us up and dropped us off. It just doesn’t make sense to tip them everytime I use the shuttle to go from one station to the other. The tricyle ride is 7 pesos so if I tipped more than that then whats the point from a cost efficiency right? I would recommend this resort and hopefully we can be back soon.
Favorite restaurant – Escondido – yummy crabs, prawns and Filipino cuisine
D Talipapa – shop here instead of the mall where you can get great bargains for almost the same stuff
D Mall – restaurants, bars, name it they got it there.
If you want the ultimate place to stay where u can relax and be left alone in total exclusivity then Boracay Shangri-la is the place for you. If you cant afford to stay there then take a tricyle and have some cocktails at this place. It is a resort fit for kings and queens. We cant wait to go back to Boracay, this time we are staying for an entire week or even 10 days. While I was ready to leave phuket after 4 days, I had to drag myself kicking and screaming leaving Boracay.
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- Also Known As:
- 2 Seasons Boracay Resort
- Two Seasons Boracay Hotel Boracay
- Two Seasons Hotel