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boracay trip december 27-31

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boracay trip december 27-31

We have the chance to take a quick trip to Boracay in between some other Asia travel, but this late in the game all the good hotels seem to be booked. Is it recommended to book through websites such as www.myboracayguide.com? Not sure why the hotels appear to be available on here and not on their own hotel websites?

The rates are clearly a bit higher and there is a 10% service charge, but we want to stay in Station 1....we ideally want to stay at Friday's, but are open to hotels like Nami, Nigi Nigi, White House, Sea Wind, etc.

Thanks for any advice...

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1. Re: boracay trip december 27-31

It is possible that some hotels have a contract with travel agencies which requires them to block rooms. And many rooms are booked by guests, which come back every year at that time. To be on the safe side, you better book rooms through these agencies online.

A possibility is to wait and check regularly for available rooms, until eventually the agencies have to give up blocked rooms, but this is a gamble, as Christmas/New Year is the peak-peak-peak season.

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2. Re: boracay trip december 27-31

I have been in Boracay 8 times and 3 times in winter, I never booked a hotel, and could find a room. The accommodations are so many so you will not have any problem but if you are really picky about where you are going to stay just book from now.

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3. Re: boracay trip december 27-31

Not to book for the Christmas/New Year season might be okay if you do not mind to end up in a room somewhere in an area you might not like. Accommodations are many - but the good hotels are all booked. And specially if you're not familiar with the island you might wander around the whole day looking for a room somewhere in the back. It happens also that good hotels might have a room available for one or two nights, but from December 26 to January 1 or 2 everything in the front beach nd also second row are fully booked.

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4. Re: boracay trip december 27-31

The bigger issue may be that hotels do not want to block their calendars for a 5 night stay and look for longer staying guests during the holidays. Also, most hotels remove their agent bookings during the holidays as why share commissions when so easy to book

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