TOP TEN BORACAY DISCOVERIES
Dreaming of Boracay? We’ve got your next trip sorted!
DISCOVERY SHORES BORACAY takes you to the world’s best, and relishing an authentic Boracay holiday is just a matter of booking a room, and the island of Boracay and all its wonders, are yours to discover!
At Discovery Shores, you are more than a tourist. You are the king and queen of your dream holiday, an adventurer in paradise and a guest in your own home, away from home. All that you need is within arm’s reach, or a short walk from your private space.
Wondering what to do and where to go? They’ve got you covered within the luxurious haven and splendor that is Discovery Shores. Beyond their magnificent beachfront, the plethora of discoveries and adventures are laid out for you, in the expert hands of the staff.
And when you’ve had enough fun around the island that literally has everything under the sun, moon and stars, retire to the comforts of your home at Discovery Shores to discover yourself in moments that belong only to you and your loved ones.
Less than an hour away from Manila by plane, Boracay Island, a tropical island located in the Visayan region of the Philippines, remains one of the “Top Ten Beaches of the World” according to CNN, is hailed by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice as the “No.1 Top 25 Beaches in Asia” since 2010 and by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 as one of the “Top 30 Islands in the World”, and by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2012 as the “World’s Best Island Getaway” and the “No.1 Top 10 Islands in the World” in 2011.
Discovery Shores Boracay is just as applauded as a consistent “Certificate of Excellence” recipient from TripAdvisor. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ vibrant Lifestyle Collection, the 87-room hotel is consistently listed in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels and is a recent awardee of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Discovery Shores is perfectly located at the prime northern side of White Beach, giving you every chance to rest and relax, to enjoy and explore at your own pace, to hold time in your hands while you soak in tropical bliss in the lap of luxury.
Whatever your holiday fantasy, the most exquisite indulgences and escapades are conveniently on-site or right on your beachfront. At Discovery Shores, staying in has never been such a brilliant idea! Welcome to your Boracay expedition, at Discovery Shores!
Ten Things to Discover:
Whether you’re a morning person or not, to witness a sunrise by the sea becomes a cathartic experience. From your panoramic window or private veranda, marvel at the sky’s changing colors, watching the playful dance of the heavens. Better yet, get a front-row seat on the eastern side of the island on Bulabog Beach and silently meditate as the diffused light reveals the rising sun below the horizon, promising you a day of wonder unlike any other. If you’re up for a bit of a hike and some morning exercise, enjoy a sweeping 360-degree view on Mount Luho, Boracay’s highest point that rises to an altitude of about 100 meters above sea level. After taking all this beauty in, enjoy the bountiful breakfast buffet that awaits you at Sands Restaurant. The next day, forget about that wake-up call and make it a point to stay under the sheets much longer than usual, losing yourself in the comfortable embrace of your bed, the goose down pillows and the luxurious amenities designed for your ultimate pleasure. Late risers will appreciate that breakfast is served until 10am, a thoughtful courtesy that offers guests those extra moments to linger under the luxurious sheets! It is, after all, your “staycation”!
Treat yourself to a blissful Boracay escape and create new and exciting memories at Discovery Shores. The Beach Bliss package includes a 3-day, 2-nightaccommodation for two in a suite of your choice, with daily buffet breakfast, one set lunch at Sands Restaurant, choice of 1 water sport activity during stay, (skim-boarding or paddle surfing), 2-rounds of cocktails during Happy Hour and roundtrip boat & land transfers from and to Boracay Airport in Caticlan.
Spend the day playing at Discovery Shores’ expansive beachfront with its white sand dunes and crystalline turquoise waters. Discovery Shores’ beach butlers anticipate your needs to the detail, with unobtrusive service and immediate attention, and you need not worry about your personal belongings each time you decide to take a dip – you will return to see them all neatly arranged on your sand-free beach or poolside bed, with a fresh, warm towel. Did we mention the Frisbees, volleyballs, floaters, beach balls and every beach toy imaginable? Other beach activities may likewise be arranged to suit your pleasure.
4. Discover serenity and exquisite bliss by indulging in rejuvenating spa therapies at Terra Wellness Spa.
Grounded on the belief that wholeness is accomplished by accorded tranquility of both mind and body, Terra Wellness Spa is all about de-stressing in a calm and relaxing place. Terra Spa is the perfect haven for guests to float back to reality at their own pace after the treatment.
A great way to explore Boracay is from the ocean, and one of the best ways is to sail on a paraw or native outrigger sailboat. A scenic and relaxing cruise takes you around the island to discover beaches, coves, snorkeling sites and secret hideaways. If you prefer luxury sailing, sail aboard Discovery Shores’ Summer Wind complete with canapés and your favorite cocktails. Rates are available at the Front Desk. If you want to take your revel to the next level, try “Rock The Boat” Floating Bar & Cruise Party which is the hottest party ticket aboard a 65-footer outrigger fiberglass boat called the Boracay Sun Cruiser.
The Discovery Shores Fitness Center is equipped with cardio and strength training equipment, assuring guests of an uninterrupted fitness regimen even while on vacation. And then of course, you may choose to walk or run along the 4-kilometer stretch of White Beach and get a golden tan while you’re at it! And if you’re looking for Yoga and other exhilarating fitness classes, Discovery Shores can make arrangements for you at daily yoga classes at True Yoga or at The Vessel at Mandala Spa.
In Boracay, no two sunsets are alike. This is the time to get trigger-happy with a brand new picture-perfect sunset unfolding every day. You get the “home-court” advantage at Discovery Shores with its magnificent beachfront that offers a front-row seat to each breathtaking sunset that explodes with a kaleidoscope of colors. The experience is made even more amazing with the chic and stylish beach lounge setting that takes the comfortable indoors right on the beach. The perfect spot to enjoy cocktail hour, The Sandbar provides excellent cocktails at Happy Hour such as their famous Mango and Lychee Mojitos and traditional Margaritas, while enjoying a favorite pastime – people watching!
8. Discover degustation, and wine & dine in style.
A holiday is not complete without a dining adventure and exploring one’s palate through the local cuisine. At Discovery Shores, your “staycation” continues by dining-in at Sands Restaurant, which is constantly on the cutting edge of tropical entertainment, setting new standards in Boracay’s vibrant dining circuit with its delectable and simple comfort dishes. After enjoying a beautiful morning, a leisurely lunch unfolds with succulent ala carte selections, a symphonic reprise that celebrates the ocean’s delectable treasures! For more epicurean pleasures, Indigo is the perfect place to enjoy a perfect dinner in style, seasoned with Boracay Island’s magical mystique. The exclusive dinner-only venue is an oasis of understated elegance, while contemporary coastal cuisine unveils a nouvelle approach to tropical dining. Indigo is listed among The Philippine Tatler’s “Best Restaurants”.
9. Discover Boracay’s thriving nightlife and party like a rock star!
When day turns to night, a whole new Boracay emerges. The island turns into one big party, and the thriving Boracay nightlife is something that one should not miss. Boracay has emerged as one of the best destinations for nightlife, receiving accolades from renowned travel magazines and award-giving organizations, and the best part is dancing barefoot in the cool sand. Head over to Club Paraw if you like to bump & grind to HipHop and R&B and load-up before hitting the more upscale strip in Station 2. For a more chill-out night, BomBom and Pat’s Creek Bar feature live music and reggae tunes, and for a taste of local vibe, checkout Exit Bar. For a world class clubbing experience, there’s Epic Boracay at the beachfront of D’Mall, which is the best place to experience the electricity of a full-on night out in Boracay. Further down is Club Summer Place where the vibe gets more local with crowds dancing like there’s no tomorrow. If you happen to be in Boracay on a full moon, head over to Area 51 (South of Bulabog Beach) where one can get a good dose of local flavor and a sense of the original Boracay vibe.
And if you like to party, be sure to experience Boracay on Halloween and New Year’s Eve, and if you stay at Discovery Shores then all you need to do is to step out of your room to join the most incredible celebrations, all-year-round! No matter where the party adventure takes you, you know that sweet dreams and a happy ending always await you back “home” at Discovery Shores!
10. Discover new finds and shop till you drop.
Boracay Island is a shopping Mecca, with vendors combing the beach and stalls lining the walkways, peddling anything from souvenir items, pearls and accessories. D’Mall D’Boracay is where you can be sure to find what you’re looking for.
One more thing that you might want to consider on your next trip, which will surely be an unforgettable experience, is to give back to Boracay. If you have time to spare, you may volunteer for environmental activities organized by the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated (BFI) in partnership with the Local Government and other non-government organizations. Volunteering is one of the best ways to feel connected to the wonderful Boracay community. Mangrove cleanups, mangrove planting, coastal and underwater cleanups, and even coral transplantation activities are organized regularly and these activities are open to volunteers. Simply ask the front desk about ways you can serve, if only for a few precious moments that will have lasting benefits, rewards and memories.
At Discovery Shores, each member of the staff truly cares, not only for each guest, as they would care for their family, but for Boracay. They C.A.R.E.: Conserve, Advocate, Respect, Educate by excellently serving its visitors, and through their conscientious business practices. This is the foundation of the island’s thriving success as the country’s premiere holiday destination and for many of us, the place that holds our most exquisite memories.
So on your next trip to Boracay, stay at Discovery Shores and journey into the heart of the island’s soul, where the people, places and exotic adventures leave an indelible experience you will cherish forever.