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Baling Hai Beach Resort
Ranked #72 of 151 Hotels in Boracay
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This place is magical in so many ways. Away from the hustle and bustle of "downtown" boracay, this provides a blissful, tranquil escape. It's 150 pesos ride into the town which is fun if you want to dip into some action - there are some amazing restaurants on the white-sanded beach at stations 1 and 2 but It was low season - I guess high season could well be over powering! We stayed in the bat house - after reading favourable reviews and no disappointment here. Spacious room with views to die for. It's a steep walk down but magically lit walkway at night and a sturdy handrail. The bathroom is very big and the view from the shower and toilet!! Is beautiful. The bathroom is like a coral cave, wonderful. Bed was super comfortable and mosquito net protected. At night you fall asleep to the sounds of lapping waves on the shore below. There is a private seating area below the villa and it's just the most perfect place to sit and soak it all in. We loved this area. The bar is right on the beach and you can get your breakfast etc delivered here. You sit virtually right on the beach. There is a lovely hammock too. There are ample swimming options- just a tiny bit rocky if the tide is high but really no problem, and the sea is blissfully warm and clear. You can take meals at the top restaurant area, but we only ate breakfast there. Very good omelettes! It was a privilege to stay here and the staff were exceptional! Thank you, book without fear!

Room Tip: Bat room! Spacious and amazing views.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

If you're looking for a destination to have privacy , serenity , unwind and just relax ,this is the place to be .It's all nature , the owner built the cottages on the contour of the land and the landscaping is pure nature ,it's eco friendly place ,the trees has scientific names and there uses. .Sunset is beautiful in your patio or by the beach.It's not too far from Station 1 and 2 where nightlife is .However if you have physical disabilities this is not the place since it involves downhill and uphill walking ,good exercise .Food choices are very reasonable and the serving can fill you.Room service is an option if you just want to read and enjoy your view from your room.Staff are courteous .You can have candle light dinner by the beach ,they have a bar by the beach as well.Even if all the cottages are occupied you hardly see other guests .Kayaking is best in the morning .If I'm coming back to Boracay this is where I'll stay, if I need stimulation and night out it's just a trike ride away!

Room Tip: If you want an air-conditioned room which they have a few , choose AC2 room, the room is large and h...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Balinghai, Owner at Baling Hai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you so much for this review! It really sumarizes Balinghai, our vision, being with and taking care of nature, relaxing and the privacy! Hope you see you soon again! :)

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

My wife and I had high expectations of this resort from pictures and reviews and were delighted to find the reality far exceeded them. When the sun's high in the sky, the way it lights up the waters is magnificent. If you're after true beauty, peace and tranquility, this is what you'll find here in abundance. Along with beautifully unique and rustic accommodation, good food at decent prices, pleasant and friendly staff, amidst probably the most scenic and peaceful part of Boracay, within a reasonable distance of the madly busy White Beach and D'Mall, there isn't really anything not to like.

We stayed in the tree house and loved the way it's perched spectacularly above the cove. With two bedrooms upstairs, each with its own balcony, and a large open (and private) bathroom, with large living area and huge balcony downstairs overlooking the sea, one of the best parts was waking up early to then pop down to the beach and snorkel around the reefs before breakfast.

Another aspect we loved was the area below our house with its sun-loungers and table, set next to the beach in relative privacy, under the shade of the palm and botong trees. It made the perfect retreat from the hot sun after forays swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking in the azure water and sunbathing on the pontoons. We'd order our lunch and enjoy it amidst the colourful butterflies flitting around.

From the odd negative reviews I've read, I get the impression the people who wrote them perhaps didn't quite read the resorts description well enough. Furthermore, we didn't witness any tourist boats arriving into the cove as has been described whilst we were there, the waiting time for ordered food was perfectly normal, the bar staff would often keep the bar open after advertised closing times, and there were more than enough sun-loungers. Whilst it's not 5 star luxury, and the open plan of the accommodation might not be to everyones taste, we feel this resort is an experience not to be missed, even if it's just for a couple of nights away from your air-conditioned Shangri-La.

The resort is an absolute gem, hidden away and untouched from the ever increasing tourists hordes found elsewhere on the island. A delight.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Balinghai, Owner at Baling Hai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for writing this review about us! Reading reviews like this keeps us inspired to keep Balinghai as nature themed as possible, letting our guest wake up to the tranquility of nature and relax in natures beauty. Thank you! Hope to see you and your wife again in the future! :)

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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed in baling hai on my recent trip to boracay and I would have to say that the place has it's distinctive charm and hospitality. I got to meet and hang out with the owner Manong Otik and her daughter Aquila. They were very nice and hospitable. Manang Gemma was very nice too. Overall, the feel of the resort is very peaceful and you really feel like you're so close to nature. A class of it's own, baling hai is truly a place not to miss when in boracay. Thank you to manong Otik, Aquila, and Manang Gemma and all the staff.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Balinghai, Owner at Baling Hai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Hey Ron!
Glad you guys had a nice time! :) We personally loved having you here and the food all of your guys cooked for us! Hopefully we'll see you again soon! :)
- Aquilla

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Balinghai is the perfect place to stay when visiting Boracay. The private beach cove is a crystal blue, quiet paradise only shared with other guests at the resort. Our room was beautifully clean and well presented, and we were so impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff.
Balinghai is about five minutes by tricycle from the main beach, but this was perfect because it meant we were removed from the craziness of the tourist areas and could enjoy the peaceful setting and incredible views from our room in Balinghai, but also pop back and forth from the main beach Station areas whenever we wanted, on a quick and easy tricycle ride.

The food prepared in the kitchen at the resort was delicious, for every meal, and we were constantly pleased by the options available to us. We could eat our meals on our private balcony overlooking the gorgeous ocean, or down on the beach or at the restaurant. We were able to watch the most spectacular sunsets from our room, and even in the water at the private beach on the pontoons.

It really is the perfect place to stay- we never wanted to leave!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Balinghai, Owner at Baling Hai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for your review!
We also like to see Balinghai as a private place hidden in nature to relax away from the craziness of the rest of the touristed areas :)
Hope to see you again in the future!
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Balinghai

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Perfect place to stay if you are looking for a calm, beautiful, private, simple and natural spot in Boracay. Stayed two nights in the Bat House, and would wake up every morning to go down to the beach straight in with our swimming suits. You can see the sea while lying in bed. No luxuries, just simplicity.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Balinghai, Owner at Baling Hai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for your review!
The luxury of the simplicities in life what we want all our guests to experience!
Hope to see you again in the future!
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Balinghai

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed 3 days in Treehouse Bungalow. The view ... the atmosphere ... the people ... the food ... everything outstanding. One of the beautifulst places I have ever been. Inspired by nature and arts, made to give you memorable days. Quit, seeview to a small nice beach.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Balinghai, Owner at Baling Hai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you so much for your review!
We hope that we gave you memorable days :) and are really glad that you found everything outstanding!
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Address: on the northern part of Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Province, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Malay > Boracay
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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#20 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
#42 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
Hotel Class:3 star — Baling Hai Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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