We stayed at Fridays at the end of April 2014, for a full week and with a larger family group for a wedding hosted by Friday's. Put simply its the best holiday we've had.
From the moment we were greeted at Caticlan airport by Friday's transfer helper Larry we were looked after superbly, the interesting boat transfer and minibus ride through the busy streets of Boracay got us to the resort safely and we were met by the staff with shell necklaces and fresh Dalandan juice drinks (which we desperately needed!).
We had a premier suite - which was awesome, loads of space which easily fitted the five of us (3 kids 7-11 yrs) and a huge en suite bathroom. Arriving after dark meant we hadn't seen much of the view until the morning - but it was well worth the wait, stunning.
Food in the restaurant was good, breakfasts are great, loads of choice and good quality too. Kids menu is a little limited but the staff were happy for ours to share from the main menu as well.
Staff are brilliant, all very friendly, happy to help you and bend over backwards to make sure you are comfortable. Special mention goes to Pio who kept our room perfect everyday by delivering chocolates, weather reports and good night messages daily. Also to Jo Jo the beach butler who is great.
Praise isn't limited to the staff, generally speaking the Filipino people are very courteous, friendly, welcoming and polite, I've not been anywhere so welcoming before, wherever we went, taxis, trikes, shops, restaurants everyone was so helpful and language wasn't too much of an issue as English was spoken by most. Thanks Philippines - we'll be back!
The beach itself is Friday's best asset, its position on the huge White Beach is at the quietest end (station 1), with beautiful safe shallow clear waters, soft white sand and coconut palms.
A family wedding was the main reason for our stay, and what an event Friday's organised. The scene created by the staff is superb, the ceremony backed onto the beach and was timed to coincide with the sunset, the lantern lights, sand sculpture, table settings, entertainment were all perfect. Erika (Friday's wedding organiser) deserves special mention too, she worked very hard to make sure everything ran smoothly and made it a splendid day - thanks Erika!
Some earlier reviews mention an on going land dispute, and that is still going on. The pool is out of action and the beach frontage is halved - BUT do not let that put you off, it had no effect whatsoever on the enjoyment or quality of our stay - I just hope they get it resolved for our next visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our little piece of Paradise, home to Fridays Boracay, a resort with boundless opportunities for family adventure, productive meetings and memorable special events.Perfectly positioned on Boracay's eye-catching White Beach, Fridays Boracay is a 48 room AAA resort nestled amid meticulously groomed tropical gardens and shady coconut trees. The resort offers the convenience of modern amenities combined with the natural charm of a beachfront setting making it one of the Philippines most sought after vacation spot. Its magnificent beach front, delectable food, pleasant and inviting rooms, and its warm & friendly employees make it the ultimate choice in Boracay. Since 1982, it has been the favorite vacation place and home to all its various guests. Welcome to our little piece of paradise... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Friday`s Boracay Hotel Boracay
- Fridays Resort Boracay
- Fridays Hotel Boracay