Friday’s Resort, Boracay, managed by Australians and Filipinos, was opened in 1986 and is undoubtedly the loveliest resort in Boracay. It enjoys the privilege of being in the best area of the island, the extreme north of White Beach where the beach is widest. You can make the most of your stay in this idyllic side of the island and yet be near the center of activity.
The resort is built in a dense coconut grove. You can at times see the trees growing out of ceilings and stairways! Masses of greenery and flower beds outlined with pebbles surround the cottages. The architecture is inspired by the local style using natural materials like bamboo for walls and cogon for rooftops. Elegance and simplicity are artfully combined in a unique style.
The rooms are in bamboo cottages painted in stained green. Set in two floors, these are linked by an exterior staircase with wide terraces or balconies provided with mattresses and hammocks. The spacious Premier Rooms along the sea are on either side of the reception area. Direct access to the beach and its turquoise waters is no doubt a plus point. The Deluxe Rooms are set back from the beach right in the middle of the coconut grove; some look out onto a swimming pool. Their interiors and terraces are smaller than the Premier Rooms, but they are comfortable enough for three persons.
The rooms are tastefully decorated, blending modern comfort and tradition with artful mastery. The parquet floor, shutters and furniture are made of a fine tropical wood while the walls and ceiling are covered with panels of braided wicker. The warm colors blend into a harmonious palette with touches of bold colors — like colored throw pillows on immaculate white bedcovers. However, note that the white Deluxe Rooms are more simply furnished.
The restaurant on the beach is very elegant and pleasant, with comfortable wicker armchairs and white tablecloths on tables adorned with flowers. Besides the casual menu, you may discover other dishes during the peak season as a themed menu is introduced during this period. You can stay on the beach and have a drink while admiring the unforgettable Boracay sunset.
A bulletin board displays the resort’s activities for the day.
How to get there
By air , land and sea, 55-minute daily flights on PAL or Cebu Pacific from Manila to Kalibo, 90 minutes by air-conditioned bus on Southwest Tours from Kalibo airport to Caticlan Jetty Port. Departures depend on flight schedules. 25 minutes by banca from Caticlan Jetty port to the resort.
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