Lorenzo Grand Villa is perched atop a small cliff facing Caticlan on Boracay’s southern tip. It lies on a 2 1/2 hectare property and has a spectacular view of the ocean and the Panay mountain range. This is an ideal place for snorkeling as the water is clear and shallow and protected from currents. It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to simply spoil yourself.
Opened in 1996, it is the latest addition to the chain of Lorenzo Resorts that include Lorenzo South and Lorenzo Main. If you stay at Lorenzo Grand Villa, you can in fact, avail the facilities offered at the others.
The villa’s extravagant architecture, flouting all rules of art, is a motley mix of both oriental and Filipino design in the 1930’s style. The facade composed of semi-circular balconies with a lacework design, and the rooms, in pastel shades of pink, orange, mauve and green, are in a long, two-story building.
The reception area is a surprising mix of marble floors, and imposing white staircase with a spiraled balustrade, an exquisite braided bamboo ceiling with a base decorated with geometric motifs, an indoor pond and attractive wall-hangings.
The rooms on opposite sides of the reception overlook the ocean and the swimming pool down below. They open onto balconies through arched panels by means of sliding capiz door. Bright spacious with huge bathrooms, the rooms are equipped with all modern comforts. The floors and ceiling repeats the braided foliage of the reception dome. The interior decoration is overwhelming, clearly a trademark of the Villa’s style.
The swimming pool, spawned by with wooden bridges, is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden of palm trees, hibiscus and goldfish ponds. The stone pathway leading to the sea has imprints of leaves.
Steep staircases lead down to the centerfront. One of these leads to the pontoon from where you take the shuttle boat to the other Lorenzo resorts. Another ends with a ladder leading directly to the water, where you can go swimming and the last one takes you to the tiny beach of Calirojan.
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. 15 minutes by banca from Caticlan Jetty port to the resort.
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