Nestled away on Boracay Island, 300km south of Manila, you’ll find Shangri-La’s Philippines hideaway. Offering an ideal space that’s worlds away from the islands’ growing crowds, unwind on the pure white beaches and crystal clear waters that beckon you. This luxurious property from an esteemed group has all the amenities you could ever desire, from a world-class spa to an exhilarating array of water sports; you’ll never want to get back on that flight home.
Just one and a half hour’s drive from Kalibo International Airport, or just a 30-minute flight from Manila, you’ll arrive at Caticlan, the resort’s welcome lounge on the mainland. From here, let your private speedboat whisk you away past the bright white sands of Boracay beach to your paradise resort on the northern tip of the island, a perfect introduction to your Filipino getaway. Set in the lush hillside of an eco-reserve, why not take a stroll outside your little sanctuary to explore the tropical wildlife that lies just beyond the white sands of Punta Bunga and Puka Shell beaches with your expert local guide.
With a handsome collection of 219 guestrooms, suites and villas, you’ll feel spoilt for choice at Shangri-La. From your Seaview Suite, hear the soothing sound of the waves lapping against the shores from the luxurious comfort of your private outdoor whirlpool. Whilst these rooms are perfect for families due to their proximity to the recreation centers and the all-day dining café, we truly love The Tree House Villas for something a little bit different. Tucked away on the hillside, enjoy the breath-taking sunset and sweeping ocean views from this lovers retreat. All this, plus a private butler to accommodate your every need.
Why we like it
Expect to be dowsed in fragrant coconut oil and wrapped in warm banana leaves when you opt for the Philippine Hilot massage at the Resort’s unmissable Spa, Chi. Although all treatments are just as indulgent as the next, we believe this one to be the crème de la crème, combining traditional practices that have been passed down from generation to generation. It’s sure to leave you feeling relaxed after your long day of, well, relaxing.