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Here’s Your Itinerary for the Most Laid-Back Boracay Weekend Ever

by Marla Miniano-Umali
May 17, 2019

Almost everyone has a crazy Boracay memory to share. For a lot of us, Boracay in our younger years meant frenetic, blurry nights spent partying with a massive throng of beachgoers—and contending with an equally massive hangover the day after. Although that version of the island was definitely fun while it lasted, last year’s rehabilitation and reopening paved the way for Boracay to quietly, inevitably grow up, an evolution that feels fitting as its former wild children also eventually settled down into more docile, laid-back adults.

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Returning to Boracay post-October 2018 calls for a shift in expectations. Instead of zipping through varying levels of inebriation and partying until daybreak, the agenda now is simply to slow down and bask in the beauty of the sun, sand, and sea. Which isn’t to say the new Boracay is boring—far from uneventful, the island is still as colorful as ever, with enough sights and sites for you to experience. Providing the perfect setting for a serene Boracay escape, Savoy Hotel Boracay takes you away from the crowded White Beach and main stations and into Boracay Newcoast, a 150-hectare seaside village resort that promises a more private and tranquil getaway.

Ready for your most chill Boracay weekend ever? We’ve put together an itinerary for you—all you have to do is pack your bags.

Sleep in

It’s okay to hit snooze a few more times as you sink into the cozy embrace of an ultra-comfy bed in your Deluxe Room, a tasteful, functional space fitted with modern amenities and accentuated with cheerful pops of color. Relatively new in the scene, Savoy Hotel Boracay just turned two years old in April 2019, so you can expect top-notch facilities and an energetic staff committed to premium service. Snag your stay at a steal with our exclusive deal for a Deluxe Room for 2 with Buffet Breakfast and 60-Minute Massage, valid daily until mid-December 2019!

Soak up the sun

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A stone’s throw away from the hotel lies a stunning shoreline: an impressive 295-meter stretch of powdery white sand and clear sparkling waters. Even the most discerning beach bums will be hard pressed to find something amiss here, where the sand is soft and fine, and the ocean is the dreamiest shade of blue. Lounge around and finish that novel that’s been sitting on your nightstand for months, or doze off with the warmth of the sun on your face while you work on your tan. Very few places come close to Boracay’s power to rekindle your love affair with the beach, so go ahead and allow yourself to be swept away by its charm.

Get moving

Work up a sweat—and a hearty appetite for lunch—by participating in zumba, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, tai chi, or kayaking. Prefer to work out indoors? The state-of-the-art fitness center is the perfect place to run, stretch, or lift your way toward that endorphin rush.

Feast on culinary delights

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Choose to have your meal in either Savoy Cafe or Vienne Lobby Lounge, and enjoy a 15% discount that comes with your deal. Try the Mega Ribs, Steakhouse Burger, Chori Pizza, and Sriracha Wings, and don’t miss out on the Chef’s recommendations: Gogi Don, Herb Marinated Chicken, Margherita Pizza, Prime Ribeye, and T-Bone Steak.

Indulge your inner child

Families traveling with kids won’t have difficulty keeping the little ones occupied with a plethora of afternoon activities such as coloring, mask painting, puzzles, cooking, and bead craft. Parents and kids at heart can even join in on the fun and make it a memorable bonding experience!

Rejuvenate your senses

Wind down with some alone time at Lila Spa, where you can indulge in your 60-Minute Nemo Relaxing Swedish Massage for 2 (included in this deal). Surrender your stresses and worries at the hands of a skilled therapist, and step out of the spa savoring that refreshed and reinvigorated feeling only an excellent massage can provide.

Hit up the pool party

A far cry from the chaotic ragers of your Bora trips past, Savoy Hotel Boracay’s Party Pool manages to be hip and happening without going over the top. Enjoy a DJ set on Fridays at the only concert pool arena in the country, or catch a movie with your family and friends poolside on Sundays. Need to keep your energy up? Load up at the Chambery Pool Bar embedded in the main swimming pool, where your 15% F&B discount still applies.

Explore the rest of the island

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If you wish to venture out of Boracay Newcoast before heading back to the daily grind, Savoy Hotel’s guest relations officer would be more than happy to assist you with the scheduling and booking of activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, wake boarding, helmet diving, and island hopping—pickups and transfers may be arranged as well for a hassle-free tour. Want to explore, but still prefer the serene spots over the popular attractions? Savoy Hotel recommends checking out relatively undiscovered pocket beaches such as Ilig-iligan or Sinagpa, where you can sit back, relax, and truly appreciate precious quiet time with your loved ones. Boracay used to be many things except chill, but the next time you visit, perhaps it’ll prove otherwise.

Color your experience with Savoy Hotel Boracay’s exclusive Deal Grocer offer! Available for a limited time and in limited stocks only.

Savoy Hotel Boracay
Newcoast Drive, Boracay Newcoast
Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan

For Inquiries & Reservations:
(02) 720 1877 to 79
reservations.manila1@savoyhotelboracay.com.ph
reservations.manila2@savoyhotelboracay.com.ph

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About Marla
Marla Miniano-Umali is the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan Philippines, Candy Magazine, and Summit Books. She has written four YA novels and two short story collections, and co-authored two poetry anthologies—including the travel-inspired The Maps that Contain Us. She likes long drives, snack pit stops, and adventures on and off the page.

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