We were lucky enough to visit the beautiful Shangri-La Boracay resort and spa in the Philippines recently for a wedding. The whole experience was amazing, from the moment to when we were picked up from the airport, to when we left for the airport it was pure relaxation. The service was incredible and it was so cool to be picked up at your villa door by one of the many golf buggy’s that escort you around the island. It is safe to say my grey hairs were a little more darker by the time we left. Here is a little more about Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa….
The luxury of first-class facilities and conveniences goes beyond the resort and was extended to us on our journey to the Island. Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa has refined what used to be a tedious series of air, land and water transfers to an un-rivaled experience of comfort and exclusivity.
Upon landing at the Caticlan Airport, we were received by a representative right way and escorted to the Shangri-La van driven directly to a private lounge where air condition, refreshments and other welcome amenities await. At the exclusive jetty port area, we were whisked off by Shangri-La’s speedboat and it only took 15 minutes to get to the hotel port and it was such a beautiful journey. Totally Stress Free!
The Tree House Villas sit atop the resort’s highest grounds, a perfect venue to revel in the spectacular view of the sea in the horizon. Each tree house villa is a two-storey structure measuring 216 square meters. The master’s bedroom is located at the lower floor. It is surrounded by glass windows that provide a panoramic seascape. The living room is on the upper level with an outdoor deck that has an al fresco Jacuzzi tub and daybeds for lounging and sun bathing. From this private balcony, you have the best views of Boracay’s breathtaking sunset. The Treehouse villa is a favorite accommodation of honeymooners seeking an idyllic retreat away from the maddening crowd.
Along with the Tree House Villas stand the Loft Villas, also intimately perched amidst the forested hillside and thriving foliage in the aptly named Tanawin (vista) area of the Resort. Loft Villas provide a homey and sphere that measure 216 square meters, with the master’s bedroom on one level and a living room with a pantry on the other. A lap pool beckons guests for a relaxing dip, and those who opt to stay-in can dine al fresco at their very own gazebo.
CHI, The Spa
Surrender your senses to the calming scents, sounds and strokes for invigorating harmony and balance. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La embraces a holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being, inspired by Asian healing philosophies.
Covering 5,517 square meters, the sprawling CHI, The Spa Village offers ten private villas, each with bathing facilities, a steam room and a private garden. Relax in the swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool amidst the calm of verdant greens. Pamper yourself to treatments that will rejuvenate and revitalize the body, mind, and spirit.
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