Far from the noise and the crowd of the more popular stations in Boracay is a resort which is perfect for those who are looking for a peaceful and fulfilling stay in the famous island. Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay, which opened just last December, is the newest destination to add to your list of must-visits this summer!
Located at the northern tip of Boracay Island in Punta Bunga Cove, Movenpick Boracay takes pride in its own wide beachfront, a multilevel pool (the largest one in the island!), a wellness center, 7 dining options, and 312 luxurious rooms.
If those bits of information still didn't make you want to book your flights ASAP, here's a rundown of the things you could experience in the resort for the best vacation experience:
Where To Stay:
From the 312 suites they have available, guests may choose from their more basic rooms which can accomodate 2 adults and 1 child to the bigger, more luxurious ones which is fitting for the bigger groups and/or families. Rates start at P8800 for the Superior Queen and Superior Twin Room, and can go as high as P65,100 for their Presidential Villa.
While there's the Superior and Deluxe rooms that's fit for couples and small families, their more premium rooms – the Sol Marina Beach Suite and the Presidential Villa – are for the bigger groups with its two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Presidential Villa even has its own living room, dining area, a jacuzzi, and an infinity pool with a view of the sea.
No matter where you stay, though, Movenpick makes it sure that you're rewarded with a view of the gardens or the sea, and that you're a few steps away from the swimming pool.
They also have daypass passes for those who wants to experience most of what the store has to offer. For a fee of P2000 per person, they already get to experience the beach and the pool for the whole day, and enjoy a consumable amount of P1600 for any of the restaurants in the resort.
Where to Eat:
Whether it's Asian food or Italian, chocolates or cocktails, Movenpick has them all. Guests may choose from the 7 dining options they have, all of which are offering a different cuisine and specialty.
For starters, The Market is an all-day dining restaurant which would also be your go-to place for breakfast. From 6Am to 10AM, guests get to enjoy a breakfast buffet which features a mix of local and international dishes, a selection of bread, pastries, cheese, and cold cuts, whatever it is you're craving that day! Come lunch time, they serve comfort food, just like the hefty Angus Cheeseburger and the Mango Panna Cotta to cap off a filling meal.
If Italian food's what you want, Movenpick Boracay has Brezza which serves nothing but good pizza and pasta. The Italian restaurant is also home to an oven which they call "The Beast", as it can perfectly cook pizzas in just a little over a minute! Don't know which to order? Make sure to get their Quattro Formaggi and Spaghetti Carbonara for their take on the Italian classics.
Just beside The Market is the Pan-Asian restaurant Ssam, giving diners a culinary trip to Korea, Japan, and many other Asian countries. When you're there, don't forget to try out their Korean barbeque, complete with wraps, side dishes, and an assortment of meat, as well as their tempura which also goes way with their Kimchi Fried Rice.
Staying true to their Swiss heritage, Movenpick also brought the Chocolate Hour at their resort in Boracay so guests (in-house and daypass) get to indulge in as much chocolate as their sweet tooth would allow! From 5PM to 6PM, head on over to The Cafe to get your unlimited fill of different kinds of chocolates – from the kid-friendly ones to the spicy chocolates for the adults.
From juices to cocktails, there's the Sol Marina Beach Club, Pool Bar, and Fun Pub to serve guests drinks which will keep them refreshed any time of the day. While they also serve the usual cocktails guests would prefer, the Sol Marina Beach Club also have their own signature cocktails made with local, Aklanon ingredients.
What To Do:
May it be for the beach bums or the ones who just want to relax and rejuvenate during their stay, there's always something for you to do in the resort. Beach bums may chill by the beachfront and the poolside, taking in all the Vitamin E (and Vitamin Sea) they could get during the day. In the afternoon, they will be treated with the best, unobstructed view of the sunset and the bats which come shortly after.
Water sports like kayaking and stand up paddle boarding are also available, and all guests have to do is approach any of the hotel staff and inquire on these activities.
Movenpick also has an in-house spa – Sagay Spa – which pays tribute to the heritage of Boracay Island. It's named after the Native Visayan seashells that are crushed to become the island's powdery white sand, and it features 8 treatment rooms, a salon, and a separate wet room with a sauna for males and females.
Their signature treatments include the Sagay Regenerating Ritual – a treatment which uses heated seashells that would leave the skin smooth and moisturized – and the Hilot Ritual – a Filipino touch therapy which uses tuba-tuba leaves that would treat muscle knots and stresses.
Aside from the spa, Movenpick also has a 24-hour fitness center for those who are looking for a way to burn all the fat they've had from all the good food in the resort, and the Little Birds Club where kids get to play while the adults do their thing. The resort also has a store in the complex which sells everything from accessories to bags and clothing, all of which are priced the same as those one could find in the stations.
From the beautiful view of the sea to the peaceful ambiance brought by the resort, Movenpick Boracay makes sure that anyone who stays here gets the holiday they deserve, and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. And once someone already experience a vacation as great as the one you'll get from here, they'd probably also never want to leave.