No matter the occasion — whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or quick weekend staycation — Boracay is always a good idea. Because how could you possibly go wrong with a trip to one of the most beautiful islands in the world? Fine white sand and pristine waters are a given no matter where you are on the island, but selecting the perfect Boracay resort is essential for the ultimate holiday experience.
If a luxurious yet homey accommodation sounds like your cup of tea, then you need not look any further: Discovery Shores Boracay is the epitome of this description. Exquisite modern architecture, sleek white interiors, and top-notch amenities await you at this beachfront Boracay hotel. The cherry on top? The friendly, excellent staff who make this resort feel like home. Their warm welcome truly set the tone for our stay, and we greatly appreciated how they were prepared to accommodate our every need until we were ready to head back home.
With easy access to the beach and unobstructed views of Boracay’s unmatched sunsets, this ambient spot is an easy favourite for those who love a good tropical getaway. Does this sound like the perfect picture of romance to you? Discovery Shores Boracay has also been known to be an exceptional choice for intimate weddings and blissful honeymoons.
What’s more, this resort in Boracay doesn’t at all fall short in curating a holiday that’s both restful and memorable. They offer a varied selection of rooms, making sure that every type of traveller finds one that fully fits their needs. With a generous range of dining options, exciting activities for guests of all ages, and a heavenly slice of the beach, this Boracay hotel has everything you’ll need for an unparalleled island experience. Keep reading this Discovery Shores Boracay resort review, and you won’t have any doubts as to where to stay in Boracay.
The Junior Suite may be Discovery Shores Boracay’s most basic accommodation, but it has enough space to comfortably fit a group of three. Choose between a king-sized bed or two double beds; the day bed, intended for lounging, is cosy enough for a third person to sleep on. Plus, a cool touch: the bathroom’s glass wall overlooks a stunning rock garden. What an interesting way to feel one with nature!
Why not level up your Boracay staycation experience? The One Bedroom Suite offers way more than a luxurious place to sleep after spending your days at the beach. Designed to accommodate two guests, the bedroom comes with two double beds. To add to that, the suite also features a generously-sized living area, a bar, and a cosy nook. The living room couch also doubles as two more sleeping spaces for additional guests!
Now, this one is a perfect choice for a romantic getaway! The One Bedroom Suite Premier is a 78-sqm loft-style space that has everything you’ll need for a rejuvenating stay: a spacious bedroom, a breathtaking view, and a private balcony. The piece de resistance? Your very own outdoor Jacuzzi! Without a doubt, it’s just the place to spend some quality time with your significant other.
An ideal pick for groups of four, the Two Bedroom Suite has more than enough room for six people. In addition to the two bedrooms, the living room provides ample sleeping space for two more guests — the L-shaped couch is actually made up of two single beds! To top it all off, the 120-sqm suite also features a bar, dining area, and a spacious balcony that overlooks the resort!
The Two Bedroom Suite Premier is the ultimate place to stay for families and groups of friends. Offering a little extra privacy, both the first and mezzanine levels have their own bedrooms and bathrooms. With a spacious living area, dining area, and bar, it’s equipped with pretty much everything you’re looking for in a vacation home. Of course, the private balcony will undoubtedly be your favourite place to hang out — this cool spot comes with sun loungers, a Jacuzzi, and unmatched views of the resort and beach!
With 121 sqm of space, the Signature One Bedroom Suite can comfortably fit a group of four. Alternatively, it’s a luxurious pick for two if you and your travel buddy prefer to treat yourselves to lots of extra space! Designed in warm earthy tones, this suite’s cosy bedroom comes with two double beds fitted with the comfiest sheets (good luck getting out of bed!). Its features also include a separate living room, a dining area for four, and an 8-sqm plunge pool!
If you’re hoping to spend much of your stay in your very own pool, you might as well get yourself the best one! Of all the Signature Suites, the Signature Two Bedroom Suite has the largest plunge pool — a total of 23 sqm, just for you. What’s more, this spacious suite is stylishly decorated, and comes with lots of touches that make it feel like home: crisp linens, beautifully handcrafted furniture, and plenty of cosy spots to hang out. You’ll be tempted not to leave at all!
Just one look at the Grand Signature Suite, and you’ll know for certain that Discovery Shores Boracay spared no expense in putting it together. Truly the resort’s creme de la creme, this one-of-a-kind suite is designed to ensure that its inhabitants want for nothing. With a sumptuous master bedroom and generously sized second bedroom, a balcony with breathtaking views and a lounge pool, you’ll be completely satisfied spending most of your staycation within the confines of this suite! While it’s chock-full of amenities to address all your needs, your Guest Experience Maker (GEM) will make sure that your stay is nothing short of perfect.
Boracay may be world-famous for its white sand beaches, but their food deserves just as much attention. Lucky for us, Discovery Shores Boracay houses three different restaurants that serve some of the island’s most delectable dishes: Indigo Restaurant, Sands Restaurant, and Forno Osteria.
Indigo Restaurant is best known for serving up creative coastal dishes you won’t find anywhere else on the island. Their menu is highly seasonal, promising that their offerings are prepared with only the finest and freshest ingredients. To complete your dining experience, make sure to pair your meal with a glass of wine — Indigo offers the island’s finest selection of labels from both old and new world wineries.
Just steps from the beach, the appropriately named Sands Restaurant is the place for a hearty meal — whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anything in between. If you’re looking for a recommendation, their mouth-watering Filipino dishes make for the perfect island welcome, especially when you pair them with Sands’ refreshing dalandan shakes! Another thing you can’t miss at Sands? The Shores Boodle Fight! We promise there isn’t anything like it.
Forno Osteria may offer a pretty eclectic menu, but one thing is for certain — their talented in-house chef always makes sure to add a Sicilian twist! Ideal for casual dining and special occasions, Forno serves a load of must-try dishes, such as brick-oven pizzas, rib-eye steaks, and delicious Charcuterie and seafood platters! Their homemade gelato comes in generous servings and makes for the ultimate sweet ending to any meal.
Happy hour, anyone? At this hotel in Boracay, you can enjoy refreshing cocktails at not one, but two bars that offer stunning views of the island. Sand Bar is where you’ll want to spend your sunsets — this beachfront bar holds happy hour daily, from 4pm to 7pm. Serving both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, it’s perfect not just for groups of friends, but for families as well. They’ve got a wide range of drinks, but to narrow down your selection, make sure to try their classic mojito, margarita, and signature cocktails!
Elevate your experience at the 360 Roof Lounge, which treats guests to panoramic views of the island. Not just a place to sit down and relax with a cocktail in hand, the lounge comes complete with a pool deck, hammocks, Jacuzzi, and an infinity lounge pool. As always, you’ll experience Discovery Shores Boracay’s signature service — but the 360 Roof Lounge takes it a notch higher. Here, you’ll be attended to by a dedicated roof-lounge butler, who will be more than happy to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
No trip to Discovery Shores Boracay is complete without a stop at the world-renowned Terra Wellness Spa. Its serene ambience provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In fact, upon entering, you’ll immediately be welcomed by relaxing aromas that will set the tone for your wellness experience. Take your pick of their generous selection of heavenly treatments, and indulge in their specialised services — you deserve it!
Going on vacation doesn’t have to mean taking a break from your fitness regime! Discovery Shores Boracay has its very own fitness centre, open daily from 6am to 9pm. Well-equipped with everything you’ll need to get a good workout in, it’s the place to burn off the calories after a satisfying meal at one of the resort’s in-house restaurants.
Travelling with your kids? No problem! Apart from the pool and the beach, the Sandbox will be your children’s favourite place to hang out. This kids’ room is designed specifically for them to play, wind down with a book, or watch a movie. To add to this, the resort also holds special one-hour activities for kids to enjoy everyday!
From the moment you set foot on this Boracay resort, the first thing you’ll notice is their warm and efficient service. More than the beauty of the resort itself, it’s the people who will truly make your experience at Discovery Shores Boracay a memorable one.
Take your luxurious stay a notch higher by opting for one of Discovery Shores’ Signature Suites. Treat yourself to breathtaking coastal views and utmost privacy at one of this exclusive wing’s well-appointed suites! The Signature Suites wing houses a total of 11 suites, each of which are stylishly designed and come with your very own infinity lounge pool and balcony. A special touch? Each suite is assigned a Guest Experience Maker (GEM), who will be responsible for making sure your experience is one to remember!
In case you didn’t already know, Boracay is particularly famous for its jaw-dropping sunsets. Not only do Discovery Shores’ 360 Roof Lounge and Sand Bar serve up some of the best cocktails on the island — they also double as the perfect spots to watch the sunset. At the lounge, you can enjoy the view while relaxing by the pool, on a cosy hammock, or in a steamy Jacuzzi. Or, head on over to Sand Bar and enjoy the view while sipping on their famous mojitos at the bar, just steps from the beach!
Complete your island experience with a boodle fight! You don’t even have to go far — Discovery Shores Boracay’s very own Sands Restaurant is known to serve the best boodle fights in Boracay. Enjoy a mouth-watering serving of fresh seafood and grilled meats with your family and friends, all while enjoying some of the most spectacular views of the sea.
Stay period: Now to 23 Dec 2019
Promo code: SQUAD
A beach getaway at Discovery Shores Boracay is always a memorable family affair!
• Happy Mornings (daily breakfast) for two adults and two children at Sands Restaurant
• One-time Boodle Fight lunch or dinner for two adults and two children at Sands Restaurant and more!
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Valid for stays until December 2022.
• A total of Php 6,000 resort credits, for the three-day stay vouchers, for use in our restaurant outlets and spa (spa services will be available as soon as the Modified General Community Quarantine is lifted)
• Happy Mornings (daily breakfast) at Sands Restaurant for two persons and more!
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Discovery Shores Boracay is located in Station 1 of Boracay Island. To get there, you may either fly to Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan or to Kalibo Airport, which is two hours away from Caticlan by land trip. Your stay comes with complimentary transfers to and from the airport in Caticlan.
At the airport, representatives from Discovery Shores Boracay will meet you and take you to Fairways Welcome Center to wait for the resort’s private boat. From there, it’s a comfortable 10-minute ride to Boracay Island. Aboard the boat, you will also be treated to cold towels, as well as complimentary water and snacks!
Upon docking at Boracay, the resort’s private van will take you to Discovery Shores Boracay. Enjoy your stay!
There’s loads of fun at Boracay’s famous White Beach, but it certainly doesn’t stop there. Did you know that there are 17 different beaches around Boracay? On top of that, there are several surrounding islands that just might tickle your fancy! Book an island hopping adventure and witness the beauty of nearby spots like Puka Beach, Magic Island, Crocodile Island, Crystal Cove Island, Carabao Island, and Hinugtan Beach — to name a few.
You couldn’t possibly go wrong with booking a relaxing ride aboard a paraw (local sailboat)! This is your chance to sail around Boracay’s crystal clear waters and enjoy stunning views of the island. It also offers the ideal opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the middle of the sea, grab a snorkel, and sneak a peek at Boracay’s diverse marine life!
We recommend scheduling your sailing trip just in time to see the sunset — the weather is perfect, and the views are both breathtaking and unforgettable. Undoubtedly, paraw sailing has got to be one of our favourite things to do in Boracay!
Just 45 minutes from Boracay lies Ariel’s Point — one of the world’s top cliff-diving destinations. Adventure-seekers will not want to miss this chance of a lifetime! With options ranging from beginner-friendly to expert-level, there’s something for everyone at this popular tourist spot. Not limited to cliff diving, you can also enjoy your share of fun activities like kayaking, snorkelling, and paddleboarding! In addition, it’s also your chance to make friends with fellow travellers — packed with a BBQ buffet lunch and unlimited drinks, the boat cruise to and from Ariel’s Point will certainly be one for the books!
There’s nothing like taking on exciting water activities to get your adrenaline pumping! And what better place to do so than in one of the best islands in the world? When in Boracay, there’s never a shortage of thrilling water sports and adventures for you to choose from. Rent your own jet ski, go windsurfing or kitesurfing, or dare to go parasailing and witness Boracay from a whole new perspective. Whatever you choose, you’re surely in for a fun time!