In the 1930s, struck by the beauty of Boracay’s beaches and anticipating the island’s great potential as a tourist getaway, a young couple name Lorenzo and Titay Lunbo began buying plots on the island. It was their daughter Elizabeth, however who designed the 3 Lorenzo resorts that exist today: Lorenzo Main, Lorenzo South, and more recently, Lorenzo Grand Villa.
Lorenzo South, ringed by rocks, is directly on the beach along White Beach’s south end. The stretch of white sand lined with coconut trees is narrower in this area, but since it is away from the crowds and noise of central Boracay, you have the priviledge of total tranquility. A few meters from here, you can reach the pathway going to other parts of the island by strolling along White Beach or by riding a bicycle.
The resort’s architecture combines the rustic and the elegant. From the beach, you can see its pointed green rooftops reminiscent of Batak houses with the inverted prow-shaped roofs. Blending with the cliff just behind the resort, the 2-story cottages are made of natural materials, mainly bamboo and anahaw The posts, with geometric motifs painted in pastel colors, add a bright note.
The rooms on the ground floor have the advantage of direct access to the beach but those on the upper floor, reached via an outside stone stairway, are just as pleasant, hidden among the trees. The rooms are all comfortable and can house a family with 3 children. They have high ceilings, with large capiz windows that open onto a balcony overlooking the sea. Rooms 201 and 108, in particular, which are slightly elevated, have extra second balconies that look out toward the rocky wall of vegetation behind the resort.
Cafe Lorenzo, the resort’s only restaurant, directly on the beach right at the resort’s entrance, is very attractive. The resort’s private beach is cleaned every morning and deck chairs and towels are readily available. You can actually swim in a coral reef right in front of the resort… even if its nothing to rave about. The resort’s banca can take you to the other Lorenzo resorts, where you can avail of the facilities and partake in the activities being offered.
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. 20 minutes by banca from Caticlan Jetty port to the resort.
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