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Review of Discovery Shores Boracay

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Discovery Shores Boracay
Ranked #3 of 150 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Tokyo
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stylish and has everything you need”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2009

The first benefit of staying here is it has cool speed boat from the airport to welcome the guests with cold towel, water, and cookies to enjoy 5min ride to boracay island.

The hotel is very simple, clean, and stylish with good service and kind staffs.
And it offers good foods including many philipino dishes and drinks at the restaurant and the bar.

I stayed in the two-bedroom Premiere suite with 5 other friends for vacation.
The room is loft type, has two bedroom and two beds in the living room, three bath/shower rooms, private outdoor jacuzzi, has the best view of the Boracay sunset and has a wide balcony!
We really enjoyed our vacation thanks to Discovery Shores.
For example, started a day with Yoga on beach by Mandara Spa, nice buffet breakfast, island hopping tour, super relaxing massage at the Mandara Spa, dining out, finish with enjoying cocktails&chori burger on the beach at the Discovery Shore.
They will provid you shuttle service as long as they have available car.
You can also try the local tricycle which is very convenient.

Although there are so many honeymoon couples, I also recommend friends or family group like us to share a lux room like we did. ;-)
Have a great relaxing time without any worries!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Quezon City
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2009

I attended a wedding here November 2009. The services of ALL the staffs/crews/managers/guest service were just superb. You can get spoiled by how they cater to your every whim with utmost courtesy, respect, and professionalism. Words aren't enough to describe the service Discovery Shores can offer, you have to be there to experience it. Everybody who goes or stays there should try their Adobo, great for both tourists and locals alike. And for those who enjoys a cocktail or two, never leave the place without trying their Passion Fruit Mojito made by Benjie (the bartender). Out of the score of 5, I give this place a 6!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tofifee
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2009

discovery shores is on a quiet section of beautiful white beach just a short walk to restaurants and shops. the rooms are clean and spacious and very tastefully decorated. the hotel is pricey for the philippines but the hospitability is unbelievable! they have comfortable beach chairs for hotel guests and while basking in the sun, the staff gladly offers to clean your sunglasses, spritz your face with evian and even bring snacks such as frozen grapes!! at times the hospitability can be over the top, but that's what you're paying for!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2009

DISCOVERY SHORES, the BEST in BORA! we celebrated our 20th at Shores, they have the BEST Service that is consistently all HEART! From the in-suite check-in (no waiting in counters) and complimentary foot wash. Sunset Happy Hour at the beach, Breakfast at Sands and Dinner at Indigo, Rose petals on the floor and bed, nightly bedtime treats, they pampered us from arrival to departure. Thanks to Jun Parreno & Carmela Bocanegra for making our anniversary memorable. Will definitely go back (",)

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RumFire
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2009

I completely agree with everything the previous review mentioned.

Yes, it is expensive by some people's standards but it is worth it. We had 9 nights on Boracay and stayed 6 nights at the budget friendly Boracay Beach Club first and then splurged on Discovery Shores for our last 3 nights. We had done all our exploring and activities in the first week so by the time we got to Discovery Shores we did not want to leave.

Great buffet breakfast and dinner, especially the fine dining restaraunt Indigo was amazing! Gorgeous pool and lounges on the beachfront, excellent cocktails, great in room fruit platters and snacks, and footspa on arrival.

I cannot fault Discovery Shores, well worth the money!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rbellaj
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Singapore
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43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2009

What prompted me to try out Discovery Shores were the reviews and praises I’ve read time and time again about how wonderful the whole “experience” is. I am not amongst the rich and the famous, and the price one must pay at Discovery Shores is not a joke – I had to work harder than usual to earn enough dough to make the stay possible but this I will tell you: It was well worth it.

From the moment our plane landed in Kalibo (Caticlan was undergoing a renovation) the staff at Discovery Shores was awaiting us with a smile on his face. This took us by surprise, because our flight’s destination was originally supposed to land at Caticlan but due to the renovation it was moved to Kalibo. The airline company did arrange for free transfers for us, which I informed Discovery Shores beforehand to save them the trouble of going all the way to pick us up. I was pleased to find out that they wanted to make sure we will not have any problems and stayed put to ensure that we will be transferred to Caticlan. Once we arrived at the port, another staff was there to greet us. We never had to walk a step without a staff to help us out. What an outstanding 1st impression they have given us! I’m sure the rest of their guests would have felt the exact same way we did – royalty.

The place is beautiful – situated on the best spot in Boracay; albeit some distance from the popular hang-outs like D’Mall and some clubs/bars, but you will find that this will not cause any trouble as Discovery Shores offer shuttle service to and from any place you want – free of charge. The room is gorgeous, with elegant lighting and abundant spreads of different fruits and some light daily treats. The pool is heated nicely with a Jacuzzi and a floating bar. This is not as grand as you may imagine but this is Boracay – the sea and the sand will be enough to spellbind you and having a pool and a Jacuzzi is just icing on the cake. And the service…wow…I was and am still really wowed by the whole experience. The service alone makes one feel that the money spent is worth it and having this beautiful and aesthetically designed paradise is almost like heaven. I would like to add this information: Discovery Shores serves DIFFERENT breakfast buffet daily! It’s rare that hotels do this, most of the time it’s the same thing day in and day out.

Overall, I couldn’t help but fall in love with Discovery Shores. I have loved Boracay all these years and have been coming back time and time again just to be able to feel the sand under my feet and see the blue/green/emerald waters sparkle under the sun. This is the 1st time that I have not gone to the beach as often and have stayed within the confines of the hotel simply because it was too hard to resist and I just could not leave the super-soft bed! Stray too far and you’ll be lured back in an instant. I loved how cozy and homey the place made me feel – it wasn’t just staying at Discovery Shores, it’s experiencing a different kind of living and pure relaxation in this heavenly oasis!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank patsp
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Ukraine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2009

The best seashore in the world. The really white sand, the really transparent water. Unique exclusive service.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Discovery Shores Boracay
Address: Station 1 Balabag, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
#2 Spa Hotel in Boracay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Discovery Shores Boracay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discovery Shores Boracay, a sprawling beachfront property located on the unspoilt shores of Boracay Island in the Philippines, is the first luxury resort built in this majestic region. Apart from its spacious 87 all suite guestrooms and the highly-acclaimed Terra Wellness Spa overlooking the beach, Discovery Shores' facilities include the Sands Restaurant, Indigo Restaurant, Platitos, Sandbar beach bar, Sandbox kiddie lounge, a swimming pool, recreation room, an events hall and a gym. Discovery Shores is one of five properties of The Discovery Leisure Company's portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts, and is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle Collection. The resort embodies the hallmark of the Discovery brand: personalized and innovative service dispensed round-the-clock. Guests are guaranteed an unsurpassed level of quality, service and luxury. ... more   less 
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