FAQ – Discovery Shores Boracay

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. When is the best time to book a flight to Catican (Boracay)?

Preferably 1-2 months before your scheduled dates of travel. We suggest to book a morning flight as this has lesser probability of being cancelled, postponed or diverted.

2. Where is Boracay?

Approximately 315km (196 miles) south of Manila (45 minutes flight) and 2km off the Northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.

3. Do I need a passport to travel to Boracay?

Normally passports are not required at the Caticlan Airport (provided that you will be taking a domestic flight from major cities such as Manila, Cebu, etc.). However, passports (as the preferred ID document) are normally required to be presented at the hotel during check in.

4. What to do in Boracay?

During the day, it’s best to explore the pristine white sand beach, enjoy water activities and take island hopping tours. After a picture-perfect sunset plus cocktails, it’s time to enjoy the night life. ..party like a rockstar!

5. What are the best places to visit in Boracay?

White Beach , Island Cove, Magic Island, Ariel’s Point, Puka Beach, D Mall, Willy’s Rock.

6. Is Boracay a good travel destination?

Yes. Boracay remains one of the Top Ten Beaches of the World, according to CNN and Condé Nast Traveller, and is listed among the top destinations by The New York Times.

7. What are the best times to travel to Boracay?

Anytime between October 15 to June 15 as weather is mostly sunny during these months.

8. How to travel alone in Boracay?

Secure hotel accommodations that include transfers from and to Caticlan airport. The locals are friendly and helpful should you need tips for things to do and where to eat.

9. What to pack for Boracay?

A pair of board-shorts and bikinis with flip flops should suffice for swimwear. Sun-block is also a must. Having a waterproof bag/pouch will also come in handy if you’re planning to do water sports or island hopping tours. Light clothing can be worn while walking around the island.

10. What airport is MPH?

Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan.

11. What airport is near Boracay?

The Godofredo Ramos Airport in Caticlan (MPH) is the closest to the island. It is just a short drive away and a 7-10 minute boat ride to Boracay.

The Kalibo International Airport (KLO) is the next closest airport to Boracay whose flight options are often more economical. It requires a 1.5-2 hour drive away to Caticlan plus a 7-10 minute boat ride to Boracay.

12. How do I get to Caticlan airport?

Domestic flights from Manila and Cebu fly daily to Caticlan. Coming from Boracay Island, a 7-10 minute boat ride and a short drive will lead you to the airport.

13. What’s the best place to eat in [Boracay]?

It would depend on the cuisine. The island offers a good selection of food, from local favourites to international flavours. We recommend you to try the restaurants of Discovery Shores Boracay which are Sands Restaurant (Filipino and International dishes) and Indigo Restaurant (Coastal Cuisine)

14. Where to dine in Boracay?

We recommend Discovery Shores Boracay’s most popular dining destination, Indigo Restaurant. It was featured twice in the Philippine Tatler’s Best Restaurants List, and was shortlisted for the 2010/2011 MIELE Guide to Asia’s Best Restaurants.

Also, if you want to try all-time favourite Filipino dishes, the Sands Restaurant at Discovery Shores serves remarkably crafted Filipino cuisines.

15. What’s the best spa in Boracay?

Try the Terra Wellness Spa in Discovery Shores Boracay. Various relaxing treatments are available to de-stress, relax and rejuvenate.

16. How to go to Boracay?

For International travel, take an international flight to Manila and land in Ninoy Aquino International Airport. From there, take a domestic flight to Caticlan Airport (45 minutes), proceed to Caticlan Port and take a ferry to Boracay Island.

17. Are pets allowed in the resort?

To ensure the safety and security of all guests, pets are not permitted in the resort’s premises.

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  • BEST HOTEL IN BORACAY… NO, BEST HOTEL IN THE PHILIPPINES! Discovery Shores Boracay is Filipino hospitality at its best. Having been to different hotels in the world, I have never found a hotel where you feel the same level of hospitality, service and care from every staff member you meet. It’s beyond feeling at home.”

    Ramins, Tripadvisor

  • MOST BEAUTIFUL HOTEL EVER! This hotel is just wow. Everything in this hotel is amazing, the food, the service, the beach, the rooms, everything just wow. The Rooms are so comfortable, very clean, and the bed is a dream.”

    Mari B, Tripadvisor

  • THE BEST RESORT ON THE ISLAND. We have been to many resorts on Boracay, but this is the best by far. The staff are very accommodating, very nice. Kids have a kids room and an activity every 4pm. There are free snacks and snow cones poolside the whole day. The rooms are comfy and cold. The food is yummy. Definitely worth the price!”

    Xavier P, Tripadvisor

  • OUTSTANDING! You just have to experience it! Great location on Station 1, beside White Beach. Great design, superb service. The Sunsets are amazing and can’t be described, you have to experience it.”

    Engentravel, Tripadvisor