Shangri-la’s Boracay Resort and Spa

Boracay’s best 5-star luxury resort, with everything

With a secluded location near the northern tip of the island, the Shangri-la’s Boracay Resort and Spa is arguably Boracay’s finest resort. This is one of the newer properties, with 219 rooms, suites and villas that are only a few years old, and everything here is kept spotless and well maintained. There are two private beaches in addition to a huge swimming pool, and a huge list of other activities and options.

Typical of the upscale Shangri-La resort chain, the service here is exceptional, and guests are treated to many extras such as free fresh fruit every day. This is also among the more expensive resorts on Boracay, so it’s not an ideal choice for someone looking for a cheap holiday. But for those who want the best and can afford it, this is as good as Boracay gets. Guest reviews are excellent and many return each year, so booking early is well advised.

Rooms/suites/villas: 219
Area: Barangay Yapak
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Premier Family Seaview Room
  • Seaview Suite
  • Tree House Villa
  • Loft Garden Villa
  • Pool Villa
  • Loft Villa
  • Villa Balani
  • Specialty Villa
  • Villa Likha

Special room features

  • Views of the sea or the resort’s landscaped gardens
  • Private veranda with a daybed
  • Marble-floored bathroom featuring two sinks
  • Separate rainshower and bath
  • Premium toiletries
  • Flatscreen television
  • Complimentary broadband and Wi-Fi Internet access
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • Elegant stationery
  • In-room locker
  • International Direct Dial Telephone
  • Voice mail
  • Writing desk
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini-bar


  • High season online specials from US$561 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$392 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Sirena cliff-top seafood restaurant
  • Rima – Italian dining room for an intimate tree-top dinner
  • Vintana – Variety of world cuisines
  • Alon beach bar
  • Lobby Lounge
  • Solana bar – cliff-top lounge

Resort features

  • Two secluded white beaches, Punta Bunga and Banyugan Beach
  • One of the country’s largest free-form swimming pools
  • Adventure Zone
  • Dive Centre
  • Entertainment Centre
  • Eco Centre
  • Health Club
  • Tennis Court
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Fun tubes and banana rides
  • Jetskiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Private Boat Charter
  • Seawalker TM
  • Water ski, mono ski, wake and knee board
  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • PADI scuba diving and snorkelling courses for experienced divers and beginners

Spa information

The jewel for relaxation of Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is the 5,714 sqm CHI, The Spa. Located on a rocky peninsula looking out over a private bay, the detached spa village complex is designed to be a sanctuary within the resort.

What the reviews say

Reviews of the Shangri-la’s Boracay Resort and Spa are exceptional, with nearly all of them giving a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. This is one of Boracay’s most expensive resorts, with clients who want the best of everything, so it’s helpful that it really seems to deliver.

Guests praise everything from the large and luxurious rooms to the excellent service to the food in the restaurants to the private beaches out front. One of the minor complaints you do see is that the private beaches aren’t quite as nice as White Beach itself to the south, but of course the public beach is usually crowded, so most people prefer staying here.

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