Shangrila Boracay Resort and Spa is a dream... even for a beach hater!
I don't like beaches. I don't like the sun beating down on me. My idea of an ideal summer vacation is strolling down the streets of Japan during the cool sakura (cherry blossom) season. Thus when I was invited by Sony Philippines to the Sony Bravia and Digital Imaging launch in Boracay, I was quite stricken.
That's me up there at Shangrila Boracay's private dock. The hotel rooms are located in those buildings behind me. This is where their private speedboat drops you off with your luggage after picking you up from their hotel-esque lounge in Caticlan. But I'm getting ahead of myself...
There was a study area with a LAN cable for free unlimited broadband access and a sofa that could be converted into a bed. Our room was also equipped with a rather large sized Samsung LCD TV and all the amenities you need -- a hair dryer, toiletries, toothbrush sets, detergent, slippers complimentary bottled water, coffee, and tea. They even deliver a free fruit basket to your room after check-in.
The bathroom was equally impressive. There were separate toilet, shower, and bath tub areas. There were two sinks and a complete set of towels in all sizes.
There's even a lounge area with recliners and a table right outside our bedroom.
Best of all, Shangrila Boracay has its own private beach area which is very clean. You don't have to share it with all the stations. There are no telltale cigarette butts and wrappers in the sands. This is what I call relaxing by the beach.
Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island
Malay, Aklan 5608, Philippines
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