My favorite resort in the Philippines – Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

My favorite place to visit here in the Philippines! Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa. We love it here! The white sand beach, luxury island feel (not crowded), relaxing villas, good food and great service. What more can you ask for in a resort? We have the best beaches here in the Philippines. I’ve been to many resorts but Shangri-La is my favorite. Always happy whenever I’m here with Elmer and Dominic. I’ve been here many times already. I think, three or four times. Hehe

When we travel, I always choose staying at the best hotel or resort in that area. Why? Because I love staying in the room. So, it should be relaxing. I mean, you go on vacations to relax, right? So, we really spend on nice hotels. It’s worth it. So don’t take it against me because we have different preferences. That’s just me. I have very high-standards when choosing hotels. Haha

Dominic loves the beach. He can stay under the Sun the whole day. He never gets bored. That’s how much he loves the beach. He calls it, Earthing. He’s so happy when he’s at the beach. I think he got that from Elmer.

Here are some of the photos from our last visit. We had so much fun! As always!

 

IMG_9740Our flight got re routed to Kalibo instead of Caticlan due to bad weather. We usually fly Cebu Pacific and land in Caticlan and Shangri-La’s van will take you to their private lounge for you to freshen up and relax for a while. Then you take their speed boat going to the resort.

 

IMG_9746Because of the bad weather we couldn’t take the speed boat from their lounge. So they had to take us to a different site wherein we can relax first then take the speed boat going to the resort. Haha. Such an effort! Great service I must say. Hassle free. In the middle of nowhere. Did not even bother to ask where we are. Slept in the van, woke up then we’re here. Okay… Hehe

 

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IMG_9771Shangri-La’s Hotel Manager, Michael, welcomed us in the resort. Nice guy.

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Say hi to our efficient and super nice butler, Michael. Yes, same name as the manager. Haha

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Checking-in. We got their Tree Villa. Perfect! We loved it! Two floor villa. The first floor is your bedroom and toilet & bath. The second floor is your living room, jacuzzi, kitchen and another toilet.

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Tree Villa costs around average PHP 27,000/per night.

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Merienda time.. Life is good.

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Vintana Cafe

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The Tree Villa includes your own kitchen which I didn’t get to use.

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Sungka. No idea how to play this.

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The no gadgets rule cannot work in this family. Work and vacation combined is a must. I don’t mind it sometimes. Haha

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Movie night is always FUN for our family…

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Good morning to our kind butler! Yes, when you get their Tree Villa, you’ll also have your own butler.

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During vacations, we usually just order room service for breakfast because we don’t like waking up early and rushing. But when a hotel’s breakfast buffet is worth waking up for, we wake up. Just like this.

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They serve fresh fruit juices here. I hate it when some hotel buffets serve their juices not fresh.

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Kids’ Buffet. The resort is kids friendly. Love it! So cute that they have their own mini buffet.

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Playing around with his office… I mean, Pelican. Haha. A lot of people are intrigued on what’s inside his Pelican. They always try to take peek but they couldn’t really figure it out. When they ask Elmer, his answer? It’s just my “kikay kit” and smile. So they get disappointed. Haha.

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They can do this all day, believe me. I can only do this for an hour then go stay under the umbrella and do my alone time, relax and visualise and just look at them so happy and laughing. 

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La Familia

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Carefree

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In between, he loves doing this. Order mango shake, pizza and some alone time with his iPad.

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Buggy =)

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Our butler prepared the jacuzzi for us. They give you this small phone and the only number that’s there is the butler’s. A direct line to him so you can call him anytime you need him. This is Dominic’s most awaited part. He requested that we get the Tree Villa because of the jacuzzi. He likes this better than the Pool Villa.

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Boys…

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Dolce Far Niente means “The sweetness of doing nothing.”

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OOTD: Culte Femme dress and Tkees

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Shangri-La has an Adventure Zone and Entertainment Centre for the kids. How cool is that?

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Room service…

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My breakfast. So good!

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The first thing I look for in a buffet, Chocolate Croissant.

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Our butler, was kind enough to teach Dominic how to make these animal towels. It was fun!

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Michael the manager dropped by before we left. Had to take this photo. Stolen shots are my faves! You capture the moment.

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Time to go home..

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Dom’s sitting at the front. He wanted a good view. Elmer needed to talk on the phone. I stayed at the back. Alone time for each one of us.

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This is the lounge that I was talking about. Only Shangri-La hotel guests are allowed here.

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Waiting for the van that will take us to the airport.

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 Caticlan Airport

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Shangri-La’s private lounge inside the airport’s waiting area. Love it!

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