What started out as a restaurant wanting to offer one of the more decent foods in the island of Boracay in the early 1980s has come full circle. Today, Red Coconut Beach Hotel’s seaview rooms, tastefully designed with Filipino motifs and found in a three-story building fronting the beach, offers luxurious accommodations not easily found in the other resorts in the area.
The facade of the main building, designed and made to look like they are of wooden logs and similar materials, add to the feeling of warmth of the resort. The small pool surrounded by lush greens and palms makes it so inviting especially on hot summer days or nights.
A few steps from the beachfront property will take you to the garden view cottages. These cottages are set around well-manicured garden, hence the term. Here you can find the family cottage, which can accommodate up to 15 people. It has a huge master’s bedroom on the first level and two big loaf rooms on the second level with king-size beds. The other cottages are furnished with queen size beds specifically catering to the couples or honeymooners, while the rest are with two double-sized beds.
For obvious reasons, the seaview rooms are always preferred to the garden view rooms.
As with many hotels in Boracay, booking away ahead of time is recommended during peak periods, especially New Year’s Eve and Easter.
The hotel aspires to make sure that its guests get the feeling of being in their home away from home during their stay in the resort. Not surprisingly, its managers and staff undergo training aimed at achieving this. There are times, however, that the travel-savvy and discriminating guests find themselves wanting a bit more from such an acclaimed getaway.
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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