Since we were on a beach trip, what better way to spend an afternoon than to swim. We took the resort’s buggy on the way to the pool and the beach. Around the property were several golf cart stations to make sure the guests can access all of Shangri-la. Unfortunately, the beach waves were ravaging when we were there. Unlike the sand by the main beach, Shangri-la’s private cove has sand that is a little course. It was windy and no one was swimming. The waves’ movements seemed like it was going to take any swimmer with it.
And so we ended up in the pool which was not too shabby. It was irregular in shape and where the water was still ice cold. There were areas that have jets for pressure and relaxation. The view of the sea did not hurt either. I have photos of the sunny version of this area in this post. There were unlimited cocktails and mocktails being passed around at that time, in Shangri-la’s participation of the Earth Hour. I am glad I was there because I got to have my drink while in the pool. It was relaxing indeed! (And the spiked drink was good tasting too!).
There was a group of indigenous people who sang and a pair who danced, both doing cultural numbers. Snacks were also provided but I did not get some anymore. It was very appreciative of Shangri-la to hire the indigenous group so as to provide a little bit of income for them. I am glad they did that.
When I got out of the water, I was greeted by the warm towel that Shangri-la provided by the pool area. I loved it because I was really freezing and it was such a relief to feel something really warm. The staff were friendly too, engaging in conversation when the guests asked some questions.
The dusk was almost done and the area was dimly lit. We decided to head back and take a shower to get ready to order in room service to eat as we were hungry and sleepy.
Aside from the room being spacious, the inside of the bathroom was grand as well. The walkway was in L-shape so one can enter from near the bedroom’s door and exit near the bed. It had a bathtub, his and hers sinks (which I love), and a shower separate from the toilet. The toiletries were L’occitane products so one is assured of a luxurious experience even while bathing. The towels and robes screamed of luxury, very soft, fluffy and thick.
See what we ate on the next couple of posts. Hope you are having a happy break.
Shangri-la’s Boracay Resort & Spa
Barangay Yapak Boracay Island
Malay, Aklan, Philippines
(63 36) 288 4988