Thinking of things to do while you’re in Boracay is fun. But let’s be realistic – you have to properly plan your stay there in order to maximise your experience in one of the world’s prime tropical destinations.
Much of the preparation will come from looking for the best resorts to stay in.
When choosing your hotel on Boracay Island, there are lots of things to consider. Below are some questions that will help you determine where to stay on Boracay.
Beachfront or non-beachfront?
The beachfront hotels in Boracay offer you the convenience of staying on the edge of the beautiful white-sand beaches. Also, these hotels are commercial establishments that allow you to keep in touch with other visitors, and enjoy any events that are taking place alongside the beach.
Non-beachfront hotels in Boracay are more peaceful and relaxed because they are farther away from White Beach. This also means that, in order to get to the beachfront, you will have to ride a tricycle or use public transportation, which can be an inconvenience if you’re on a budget.
Which station to stay in?
The second station is the heart of commerce at Boracay. This is where D’mall is located, where visitors flock to the different shops and restaurants that have made Boracay a popular destination not only for its beaches but also its delicacies and specialty shops.
The third station is not as crowded as the second station but is the exact opposite of the first. This is where budget and less luxurious hotels can be found.
Budget or luxury hotels?
The issue between budget and luxury hotels is obviously the cost. Given the easy access to the natural beauty of the beach, as well as the shops and restaurants, it is natural that beachfront hotels at the first station cost more. You will also find yourself reserving and paying for the rooms ahead of time because these are highly coveted rooms that rarely go vacant regardless of the season.
While budget hotels in Boracay are more affordable, they do not offer the same convenience, amenities, and safety found in luxury hotels. Nonetheless, if you’re not picky about which place to stay in and simply want to experience Boracay, then staying at a budget hotel gives you more financial flexibility to spend on other activities at the beach.
How about you, dear reader – what are other factors that you consider when choosing accommodations in Boracay? Share them with us by commenting below!