When Boracay reopened on October 26, tourists easily fell in love with the picturesque White Beach. But behind-the-scenes, the island is actually far from being perfect especially with the unfinished sewage system, road repairs, closed-down restaurants and hotels, and boarded-up stores. You'd think twice about coming
Located in Station 2, the most important thing (especially now) that the resort offers is its complimentary land and boat transfers. If you've gone through Boracay Island's current entry process, you'd know how convenient it is to have someone fetch you at the temporary Boracay Airport, assist you in getting your Arrival Form and lining up for your Environmental Fee and Terminal Fee, and drive you around the island's unpaved roads. Plus the van driver is always ready with a handful of Chocnut—a jar of which you can find in your room upon arrival—to remind you what happiness tastes like. (Yes, we love Chocnut.)
Once you get to the resort, the whimsical creation of interior designer Erik R. Lopez with accents of blue and white immediately transports you into a dreamy state. It's all too tempting to just plop down on the comfortable bed and binge-watch your favorite Netflix series through the room's smart TV. But before you waste your day indoors, the floor-to-ceiling glass windows are there to give you a glimpse of what you've been missing—Coast Boracay's swimming pools: A three-foot dipping pool with a pool bar, a two-foot kiddie pool, and a four-foot lap pool. The couches also make perfect spots for profile photos. The resort's other facilities include the gym (because you don't want to miss a workout!) and a massage room (for full-on relaxation).
Cha Cha's Beach Cafe, found at the resort's facade, has everything that your hungry stomach needs. Must-try dishes
It may take some time before Boracay is fully operational, but you don't have anything to worry if you're booked at Coast Boracayâwhich, by the way, is Department of Tourism-approved.
Coast Boracay is at Station 2, Barangay Balabag, Malay, Aklan. For more information, visit Coast Boracay's website.