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Where to Stay in Boracay, Philippines

Aerial view of beautiful bay in tropical Islands with very white sand. Boracay Island Philippines.

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines that is known for fine beaches and resorts. This small island, only 7km long and 500m wide, is one of the Philippine’s top tourist destinations. The West coast of Boracay has relaxed beaches, bars and restaurants, while the East coast has strong winds conducive to water sports like kite surfing and wind boarding. Tourism continues to grow on this paradise island, with over 2 million tourists visiting last year. The island has been dubbed “the new Phuket” and as part of the Turquoise Triangle, alongside Manila and Palawan, Boracay receives cruise ships approximately once per week. Is this article we will cover off, where to stay in Boracay Philippines, the best Boracay hotels, Boracay hotels station 1, Boracay hotels station 2, Boracay accommodation options and many more.

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White Beach – Where to stay in Boracay station 2

Boracay’s White Beach is the island centerpiece, where you’ll find a bulk of the action as it is the largest and most popular beach on Boracay. White Beach area is 4km long, so it is also broken up into 3 sections, called Station 1, Station 2 and Station 3.

The Station names go back to when there used to be boat stations welcoming tourists arriving from the mainland. Station 1 is where you’ll find the majority of luxury resorts and a few nightclubs. Station 2, being in the middle, is where most of the White Beach action can be found. You’ll find lots of mid-range lodging options, D’Mall one of the largest shopping areas and tons of bars and nightclubs.

Station 3 is quieter and home to more inexpensive lodging options such as budget hotels and hostels. While surrounded by nature, Station 3 does have a small selection of beach bars.

Best Places to Stay in White Beach Boracay

Cheapest Hostels in White Beach Boracay:
Island Hostel Boracay
Boracay Backpackers
Second Wind Hostel by MNL
Box and Ladder Hostel

Budget Hotels in White Beach Boracay:
Bans Beach Resort
Frendz Resort and Hostel Boracay
the Club Ten Beach Resort Boracay
Cool Stay Inn

Mid-Range Hotels in White Beach Boracay:
Astoria Boracay
The Muse Hotel
Boracay Royal Park Hotel
Jony’s Beach Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in White Beach Boracay:
Zuzuni Boutique Hotel
Patio Pacific Boracay
Henann Crystal Sands Resort
Boracay Haven Suites

Luxury Hotels in White Beach Boracay:
Monaco Suites de Boracay
Ambassador in Paradise Resort
Discovery Shores Boracay
Henann Regency Resort & Spa

BORACAY, PHILIPHINES-Tropical vacation on white sand beach with sun, blue sky and palm trees. White beach at Boracay island Philiphines.

Diniwid Beach – Where to stay in Boracay with Family

Just north of White Beach, you’ll find a quieter alternative at Diniwid Beach. Only 10 minutes walking from Station 1 of White Beach, this is the quiet side of Boracay. Diniwid Beach has clear, shallow water flanked by high cliffs, making this a scenic spot to visit on Boracay!

This beach is much less crowded than those to the south, making it a great place for families to let their kids run on the beach and play in the calm waters. There are also two viewing platforms which visitors can climb for a drones-eye view of Diniwid Beach, and restaurants at the platforms if you want to stay a while and admire the views. Diniwid has many beachfront resorts, typically in the 2-star and 3-star range, with a few 4-star exceptions.

Best Places to Stay in Diniwid Beach Boracay

Cheapest Hostels in Diniwid Beach Boracay:
CHILLAX Flashpackers Boracay
Bambooze Hauz

Budget Hotels in Diniwid Beach Boracay:
Mika’s Beach Resort
Orinda Beach Resort
MR Holidays Hotel

Mid-Range Hotels in Diniwid Beach Boracay:
Artista Beach Villas
Spider House Resort
Punta Rosa Boutique Hotel
Grand Vista Boracay Resort & Spa

Family Friendly Hotels in Diniwid Beach Boracay:
Microtel by Wyndham Boracay
The Strand
Argonauta Boracay
Baling Hai Beach Resort

Luxury Hotels in Diniwid Beach Boracay:
Nami Resort
The Lind Boracay
Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa (offers a private beach)

decorated wedding tables on Diniwid Beach at Boracay island Philippines

Bulabog Beach – Where to stay in Boracay on a Budget

On the eastern side of Boracay, just across from Station 2 is Bulabog Beach, Boracay’s water sports capital, thanks to strong winds on this side of the island. Kite-boarding and wind-surfing are very popular here, and the beach is protected by an off-shore reef, although this is not the preferred beach for swimming due to algae.

Due to the young vibe and sporting atmosphere, Bulabog Beach has many options for budget travelers, including several hostel options. Due to the small size of Boracay, you can enjoy sports at Bulabog Beach, and still enjoy the soft, calm beaches of White Beach just 10 minutes away!

Best Places to Stay in Bulabog Beach Boracay

Cheapest Hostels in Bulabog Beach Boracay:
W Hostel Boracay
Danaru Spa Guest House
Jeepney Hostel and Kite Resort
Surfers Home Boracay

Budget Hotels in Bulabog Beach Boracay:
Fat Jimmy’s Resort
Grand Boracay Resort
Victory Beach Resort

Mid-Range Hotels in Bulabog Beach Boracay:
Bolabog Beach Resort
Crown Regency Beach Resort
Boracay Summer Palace
7Stones Boracay Suites

Family Friendly Hotels in Bulabog Beach Boracay:
Boracay Haven Suites
The Tides Boracay
Red Coconut Beach Hotel
Boracay Holiday Resort

Luxury Hotels in Bulabog Beach Boracay:
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
Mandala Spa & Resort Villas
Henann Prime Beach Resort

BORACAY PHILIPPINES - Several tourists are enjoying the spectacular sunset on the island of Boracay seated on typical Philippines boats.

Puka Beach – Where to stay in Boracay for couples

At the northern tip of the island is Puka Shell Beach, also called Yapak Beach. The name Puka Beach derives from sand made of crushed puka shells. This off-the-beaten path beach provides a quiet alternative to the silky white sands of White Beach. The water here is deeper than other swimming beaches, making it perfect for actual swimming and snorkeling or paddle-boarding. This is a public beach, and you can rent lounge chairs from local vendors on the beach. Since this area is less commercialized, you won’t find many hotels and resorts, but there are a few sprinkled around if you want to stay in this peaceful area.

Best Places to Stay in Puka Beach Boracay

Cheapest Hostels in Puka Beach Boracay:
Puka Youth and Family Hostel
Dormitels PH Boracay
Second Wind Hostel by MNL

Budget Hotels in Puka Beach Boracay:
Orinda Beach Resort
Bans Beach Resort
Boracay Travelodge Beach Resort
Eurotel Boracay

Mid-Range Hotels in Puka Beach Boracay:
Alta Vista de Boracay
Hotel Soffia Boracay
Savoy Hotel Boracay Newcoast

Family Friendly Hotels in Puka Beach Boracay:
Baling Hai Beach Resort
Fairways & Bluewater
Tanawin Resort and Luxury Apartments
Crown Regency Prince Resort

Luxury Hotels in Puka Beach Boracay:
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay
Nami Resort

BORACAY, PHILIPHINES- Tropical vacation on white sand beach with sun, blue sky and palm trees. White beach at Boracay island Philiphines.

Tambisaan Beach – Where to stay in Boracay for relaxation

For the best marine life on Boracay, you want to go to Tambisaan Beach, which has several coral reefs right off shore. Tambisaan is less developed than some of the other beaches of Boracay, but there are a few local stores selling basic sundries for a day at the beach.

Many boat tours stop at the coral reefs off shore, so the water can get busy at times, but it’s also a good place to go when winds get too strong on the other side of the island. Staying near Tambisaan Beach will require a bit more research as there are fewer places to stay, but you’ll also have a more authentic experience, as many locals frequent Tambisaan Beach, meaning there is also lots of options for authentic street food at Tambisaan Beach.

Best Places to Stay in Tambisaan Beach Boracay

Cheapest Hostels in Tambisaan Beach Boracay:
Amihan Backpackers Boracay
HR’s Boracay Hostel
Kiters Inn Boracay
Faith Village Gardens

Budget Hotels in Tambisaan Beach Boracay:
Orchids Resort
Erus Suites Hotel
Alice in Wonderland Beach Resort
Island Jewel Inn

Mid-Range Hotels in Tambisaan Beach Boracay:
Hotel Isla Boracay-South
Dave’s Straw Hat Inn
Paradise Bay Beach & Watersport Resort
Lingganay Boracay Hotel Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Tambisaan Beach Boracay:
Turtle Inn Resort
Tonglen Beach Resort
Boracay Tropics Resort Hotel
Kaiyana Boracay Beach Resort

Luxury Hotels in Tambisaan Beach Boracay:
Monaco Suites de Boracay
Mandala Spa & Resort Villas
Henann Prime Beach Resort
Discovery Shores Boracay

Beautiful tropical beach and sea. Boracay island Philippines

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Where to Stay in Boracay

Where to Stay in Boracay

Where to Stay in Boracay




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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!