How To Find the Perfect Accommodation in Boracay

It’s been a week since we left Boracay and I haven’t told you about the place where we stayed. If you have read about our disastrous first journey then I have more shocking events after that. By the way, I’m writing this in my Galaxy Note so bear with my spelling mistakes please.

Anyway, let me back up a bit. A week before we arrived in Boracay we already paid a deposit for the place we will be staying in. My brother-in-law, Anthony, asked his friends’ recommendations for good places to stay. We wanted a place with a kitchen so we could cook in Boracay. We would be staying there for 7 days and food is the most expensive in our budget and we wanted to save a bit. This accommodation’s name, let’s just call in S, came up. So my BIL and his wife called the place for more info. To make a story short we agreed to rent a 2-room accommodation with a kitchen for P5,500 per night. A week before we left BIL sent P5000 as downpayment to reserve the place.

Sunday came and off we went to Boracay. I already told you that our flight was delayed and the trip was long so we arrived at the beach after 6 hours instead of only what should have been a 4-hour journey. The sun has already set and everything was dark. The electricity also went off but it came back soon after. When we arrived we were so tired and couldn’t wait to see the place we were to stay in for seven days. We opened the door and we saw the kitchen and the living room. Then we saw one room and it was spacious. Then we realized that something important was missing. There was NO second room!

We immediately confronted the person my BIL talked to over the phone. We told her we reserved for an accommodation with two rooms. She said she was clear when she told us there was a kitchen and only ONE room. Hubby, who was still sick, was really pissed. He was looking forward to have a rest after the long journey. But it was already night so we decided to stay for the night and just look for another place to stay. But first we had to eat dinner first.

We were at Station 2 and D’ Talipapa, Boracay’s version of wet market, was only walking distance away. We went there for dinner and ate at Andok’s. Their prices were not bad, just a few pesos higher than their Manila price. We were so hungry we ate our dinner like hungry elephants.

Anyway, our bad luck ended there because that same night we found a resort named, Facebook Resort and that’s where we stayed for the next 7 days. Will tell you more about that later.

But first here are some lessons on the best way to find for the perfect accommodation in Boracay based on our experiences.

How to Find the Best Accommodation in Boracay according to your Budget

  1. Do your research online. Whenever we have an out-of-town trip I always go to to check for our possible accommodation. For customer reviews, I read the reviews on That’s how I found Dao Diamond Hotel on our Bohol trip last year. To this day, we are still raving about our stay there. 
  2. Ask your friends for recommendations but instead of a phone call, put everything you agreed upon in writing. What happened in our Boracay trip would have been avoided if we corresponded through email instead of just a telephone call.
  3. If you are not sure of your accommodation then reserve for only one night. Do not pay in full so that if anything goes wrong you can still transfer to another place. When we arrived at Boracay we were blown away at how many hotels there are to choose from. Everywhere we look there were places vacant. We were able to haggle personally and in the end, we were satisfied with what we paid.

To sum it up, I now know why Boracay is one of the top destinations in the world. It’s because it is so tourist friendly. You will never run out of choices whether it’s accommodation, things to do, restaurants to eat, or places to shop – it’s all in Boracay! Take advantage of this variety. There are lots of choices that would satisfy all people in all walks of life.

38 thoughts on “How To Find the Perfect Accommodation in Boracay

  1. Pinay R.

    I also like because I don’t actually pay until I am already in the place. I used this is Singapore with Peninsula Excelsior and also when I went to Bangkok. I was able to retract the booking once during the Bangkok flooding about a week before the stay and I didn’t have any problems.
    I believe with Agoda as soon as you book, you also pay at once. Am I right?

  2. Aileen

    I agree about doing a lot of research first and that can be done in the comfort of your PC or laptop. There are sites like Trip Advisor where there are reviews of hotels and tourist destinations. At least, this gives you a good idea and you know what to expect.

  3. Sanna

    Its always a relief to find second options. Vacations are no fun pag naspoil. Its a good thing Boracay is a place that does not run out of resources.

  4. Beth

    Hi Paula,
    It’s been a long while since I visited your blog! SUCH A LONG WHILE.
    Anyway, I’m here again. As for your Boracay vacation, glad to know that you enjoyed it.
    We’ve been there twice and we just can’t get enough of it. We just love Boracay!!!
    Thanks for this post. I was reminded of those happy moments again.

  5. Vera

    My boyfriend just got back from Boracay with his officemates. They had some problems with reservations too but it got sorted out eventually.

    Thanks for the tips!


    Thanks for the tips Sis! Haven’t been to Boracay yet. I will take note of your experience when I decided to go there with my family.

  7. Leslie

    I guess when things don’t happen exactly according to plan, at least you handled the situation pretty well. I remembered back when I was still single and went to bora with 2 other friends, we were late boarding the direct flight and had to go via kalibo. We were damn pissed at the airline and pissed at ourselves. Kaya mameasure mo tlga how you handle things when some plans don’t go according to your liking=)

  8. ceemee

    I have never been to Boracay, maybe when the children are older. With children in tow, finding a good place to stay in is very important.

  9. jellybelly

    It’s summer once again and I still haven’t seen Boracay but I feel like I know so much about where to go, where to stay thanks to posts like these :)


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