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Discovery Shores Boracay

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Discovery Shores Boracay, a sprawling beachfront property located on the unspoilt shores of Boracay Island in the Philippines, is the first luxury resort built in this majestic region. Apart from its spacious 99 all suite guestrooms and the highly-acclaimed Terra Wellness Spa overlooking the beach, Discovery Shores' facilities include the Sands Restaurant, Indigo Restaurant, Forno Osteria, Sand Bar beach bar, Sandbox kiddie lounge, a swimming pool, recreation room, an events hall and a gym. Discovery Shores is one of five properties of The Discovery Hospitality Corporation's portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts, and is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle Collection. The resort embodies the hallmark of the Discovery brand: personalized and innovative service dispensed round-the-clock. Guests are guaranteed an unsurpassed level of quality, service and luxury.
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Property amenities
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Entertainment staff
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
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24-hour front desk
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Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
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Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
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Quiet
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Josh S wrote a review Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Returning to Discovery Shores Boracay for the second time since our initial visit in February 2018, we were hopeful for a better experience after our first stay was impacted by noisy renovations. This visit exceeded all expectations. All renovations had been completed, ensuring a peaceful and enjoyable stay. Opting for a one-bedroom suite, we were greeted with a gorgeously appointed room, meticulously maintained throughout our stay. The thoughtful touches from the housekeeping staff, including personalised notes, added an extra layer of warmth to our experience. The guest services team, particularly Precious, was consistently helpful and friendly to anything we needed. Our days were spent exploring the island then making it back to the 360 rooftop bar, where Ace and his colleagues serve great cocktails. It is at the beachfront bar where true magic happens. Bartenders Joemaree and Kyle not only crafted the best cocktails on the island but also exuded kindness and attentiveness, effortlessly maintaining a serene atmosphere despite how busy it gets during their happy hour. While the resort's beauty is undeniable, it's the exceptional team at Discovery Shores that truly sets it apart. Their dedication to excellence deserves recognition, and I hope they receive the rewards they rightfully deserve for making our experience one we will always cherish.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris M wrote a review Dec 2023
Muntinlupa, Philippines6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Over and Above for Others is Actually Their Standard WARNING: A LONG & DETAILED REVIEW My “Kuya”(elder brother) Dennis and my “Ate” (my eldest sister) Aileen were actually talking about our stay in Discovery Suites over breakfast. Coming from a PERFECTIONIST family where our default super powers is to actually see what is missing or wrong with anything and everything, it was such a RARE occasion that all of us have absolutely no issue or problem with anything. My “Kuya” was raving about how they went over and beyond with their service. But what struck me the most was when my “Ate” said, “Actually, they (Discovery Shores) did not do over and beyond. What is over and above for other hotels IS THEIR STANDARD!” BULLS EYE. She hit it on the nail’s head perfectly. I rarely get impressed. I APPRECIATE MANY MANY THINGS IN LIFE as a person who sees blessings around me but I rarely get impressed. But Discovery Suites team was a cut above the rest in terms of their service and they gave us one of the most memorable experiences we had in our lives! The hotel admits it cannot compare to the newer hotels in terms of facilities and amenities but what sets them apart, their value proposition is their TEAM, the PEOPLE. Allow me to be specific. #1 Customer Focus and Delight You see my family has not been together for 16 years! After my Kuya finally got her US citizenship he decided to come home to surprise my mom. His plan was to pretend to be a waiter who would serve my mom. Apart from the coordination and logistics, the obvious hurdle was how to secure a uniform like that of the staff of Discovery Shores. Being realistic, I told him there was no way the hotel will allow him to borrow anyone’s uniform to maintain branding! But with no qualms Discovery Shores said YES! And the surprise was a SUCCESS! My mom’s heart almost burst when she finally recognized her son! Because of this momentous occasion, I set up a professional family photo session by the beach and one of the concepts would be Christmas. We brought Christmas hats and no other decors. To spruce up our Christmas concept, I asked the F&B staff if may borrow their gift decors. And their response surprised me, “How many Ms. Christine?” WHOA. It’s like one of those stories where in you ask someone to jump and their response is “How high?” Because our stay was very special, our request was to have our rooms beside each other so we can easily be together morning or evening. At first, we were disappointed that our parents who were both in their mid 70’s were separated from me, my Kuya and Ate’s families. We were all on the 3rd floor adjacent and in front of each other while my parents were on the 1st floor very far away from us. But Discovery Suites KNEW BETTER! My parents were on the 1st floor so it would be easier for them to walk toward the breakfast buffet area which was the Sands Restaurant and it was just a few meters to beach front and a stone’s throw away from the pool. They were keen on SAFETY! With their frail state, the location lessens the risk of them accidents from taking stairs. How amazing is that? So my parents and entire family appreciated their recommendation and decision. What was new to me was how they personalized the rooms with pictures of my family. They requested for pictures and they printed them and put them in frames so it would have the touch of “Home!” I love how accessible Guest Services via call or Viber or Whatsapp are for anything and everything you need especially for transport drop off and pick up! They respond IMMEDIATELY and COURTEOUSLY ALL THE TIME! As for the facilities, amenities and services. Their rooms as spacious and clean with a VERANDA to enjoy stargazing. Their beds firm yet the sheets as soft. The pillows like heaven. They have cute mats beside the bed for the feet. They have a welcome foot bath which we redeemed at a later time after much beach exposure. They have a couch, a large table. They provide a sound system for iphone users. I didn’t use it as my phone was android hahaha. Good thing I have my BOSE with me. The lighting is lovely as they are soft on the eyes, yellow light. They have billiards. My daughter and nieces enjoyed playing billiards. They offer transport to anywhere in Station 1, 2 and 3 so it was easy to get to D’Mall and other establishments! For me the best was the airport transfer! They have their own van and boat and they even handle the registration. What a delightful experience without the hassle of going through the warm and unhygienic hall of the main port for registration. # 2 SWIFT ISSUE and CONCERN RESOLUTION SCENT I actually have a very keen sense of smell. When I entered my room, I did smell a very faint scent of cigarette smoke remnant. VERY FAINT but it was there. I didn’t think much of it until I visited my Mom’s room and my sister’s room and their room smelled nice. Because the staff would always ask “How is your stay? How are things?” Me, being very vocal and honest, I shared my observation and told them I don’t like to change rooms as it would be a hassle. Harry, who is part of guest services then responded, “Would it be alright if we put a humidifier in your room?” I agreed. In less than 10 mins, it was there and when I entered the room, the faint smell was no longer there! This made me happy! I like the smell of clean (teeth) SHOWER HEAD I love that the shower area has a handheld shower and an overhead shower. I noticed how the overhead shower spills water on the side towards the glass barrier which is a WASTE. I informed Discovery via Viber and in less than 15 mins the engineering team resolved the issue. They really take every concern seriously and make concerted effort to resolve them. #3 EXCEPTIONAL STAFF TRAINING Education and Information On my 4th day having breakfast, I was really hoping to eat some “danggit” (dried crispy yummy fish) and was disappointed to have found none. I asked Discovery if they have some and their honestly responded that “danggit” would no longer be on the menu… EVER! I figured it was because of its STRONG pungent smell. But Jorgen, the F&B Supervisor shared with me what management told them. “Danggit” is actually an endangered species in Boracay and very critical to the protection and rehabilitation of the coral reefs in Boracay. I actually did my research about this and found this reference: You may google Boracay_Coastal-and-Marine-Information And because of this my disappointment based on misunderstanding turned into admiration because Discovery Shores EDUCATES its staff and team so they can BEST EXPLAIN the decisions they make even in their FOOD offerings! WARMEST SERVICE Every single staff will smiles from the heart! I know when staff smile meekly or robotically as part of SOP but all of the staff in this hotel actually smiles from the heart… showing gratitude that you booked at their hotel and because of this the hotel continues to flourish and provide them work! When they greet you, look you in the eye, put their hand on their heart and smile then greet you good morning good afternoon or good evening. EVERY SINGLE STAFF. You wouldn’t know who is part of agency, contractual or who is a regular employee. Each one knows they represent Discovery Shores equally. Because I was really impressed with Discovery Shores, I wanted to meet their Manager to share my feedback and gratitude. They introduced me to their Assistant Director of Operations Mr. Julius Alegre and there I learned from him that for over 2 decades Discovery Shores strongly built a “CULTURE of CARE.” He witnessed the evolution from back 2006 when he was a casual employee and then absorbed to be a waiter then supervisor and to where he is now. I have been to Boracay countless times since 2002 as I loved coming back here. My default hotel is Henann. Family has been to Movenpick, Fairways, and many other hotels but I can confidently say, Discovery Shores was the best stay we have had! Thank you Discovery Shores for a memorable experience with you! All teams are amazing from Guest Services, Food and Beverage, Transport, Housekeeping & Security! My heartfelt gratitude to the following: Harry of Guest Services who was truly instrumental to the surprise of my Kuya to my mom  Precious and Abby of Guest Services MJ Ella and Mighty of Guest Services Viber Communication Team Michael and Jorgen of Sands Food and Beverage Team Sir Ronnie of Conceirge Jun of Transport Services Kuya Manny of Security! As in the words of MacArthur, I SHALL RETURN! Merry Christmas Discovery Shores. Cheers!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Best to use Viber to contact guest services for any queries, requests and concerns.
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Trilby L wrote a review Feb 2024
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Celebrating our wedding anniversary. The check-in concern on late availability of the room was overshadowed by the bits of joy that Discover Shores team extended to us. From the warmth of sincerity of Donna and Sands restaurant team of Jorge; post-it notes, message at the mirror and starry night room + animals (curated from towels) from housekeepers (Theo, Ecila, Kisses, Abby, Clinton, Mich) and Chief Joy Officer Kin. Still a few hours before we leave and will cherish this stay in our memories.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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savethesharks999 wrote a review Feb 2024
Epping, United Kingdom150 contributions160 helpful votes
First off the best thing about this hotel is without doubt all the staff. They go that extra mile and genuinely are lovely people so well done to those hard working people Now for the hotel, we had a suite with juccuzi unfortunately it’s on the very top floor up loads of steps with no elevator which is not great if your old, or disabled in any way. But then this was built a long time ago. The new side which does have an elevator is also a very long trek The hotel is situated on the most stunning stretch of the white sand beach in station one Anyone who says this is a quiet hotel is kidding themselves The hotel is full of noisy family’s and screaming children in pool area and you can hear them in the rooms You also get woken every day around 0540 by constant barking dog/s which is just not acceptable for a hotel if this so called star rating I complained about this but was told nothing could be done as the dog was not on hotel property Personally you should be allowed to shoot the damn thing if it causes an annoyance to paying customers Lastly the other thing that looses this hotel a star rating is the worst food I have eaten since being on Boracay The breakfast is simply poor No other word for it It’s made for Koreans who will eat anything not for western people who have a more discerning pallet I asked for poached eggs which when cooked and given back we’re still raw! This was the egg station ? We could not find one thing to eat daily and we eat our breakfasts out For a hotel this is utterly disgraceful how they can’t cook basic simple fare
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Monica H wrote a review Feb 2024
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Excellent services anywhere in the resort. Shout out to the following associates who made our stay unforgettable: Lester, Manny, Jigs, Richard, Jorgen and housekeeping crew. For sure we will be back with the rest of our family!!! See you all soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Tan wrote a review Feb 2024
San Juan, Philippines6 contributions2 helpful votes
Great service and facilities. The food was great and can’t say enough about the service. Very attentive employees and staff from front desk to maintenance. You come out feeling well attended too and the rooms are spacious and well maintain . Great mini snacks always await you when you come back to the room. Overall I will always recommend discovery shores as the go to hotel to stay when at boracay .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Erwin Lopez, General Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay
Responded 6 days ago
Dear starks03, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this 5-star review. We sincerely appreciate your positive feedback regarding our staff and rooms, and we are delighted to hear that you highly recommend staying with us. Please do follow us on @DiscoveryShoresBoracay to stay updated on our special deals and promotions. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Erwin
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Miggy J wrote a review Feb 2024
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Their hospitality is probably the best in the industry. They go the extra mile to make your stay worthwhile. Rooms are very clean and neat. It has lots of spaces. They make it to a point to dress up your room. Oh, and they have a very wonderful turn down service. A big thank you to all the staff!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear miggyj2024, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you found our service exceptional and even labeled our hospitality as the best. Your heartwarming words serve as a great source of inspiration for us to continue delivering genuine hospitality and "Service That’s All Heart." We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back to our shores again soon! Erwin
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Aurelio M wrote a review Feb 2024
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We will Defenitely come back ❤️❤️❤️ Excelent housekeeper "Mitch,Clinton and Abby..and the rest of the crew Delicious food as well From Chef Aurelio & Family Aurelios Catering Services❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much for excellent expiriences hope to see u again Discovery shores
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear aureliom538, We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had an excellent experience during your recent visit. Thank you for recognizing the exceptional service provided by our staff and for your positive feedback regarding our rooms, food, and especially our colleagues Mitch, Clinton, and Abby. We look forward to welcoming you back here at our shores! Erwin
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Joy I wrote a review Feb 2024
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So so happy with the service of your staff at The Sands... Harry, Mario, Lester, Joshmar, and Checil.. Also excellent Van service.. Thank you to Mr. Ryan ... Your staff are all very helpfull.. I will always go back - Discovery Shores See you soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear joyi156, Thank you for choosing Discovery Boracay as your home on the island. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to have provided you with an excellent stay. Your recognition of the service provided by our staff, especially mentioning Harry, Mario, Lester, Joshmar, Checil, Ryan, and our van drivers, is greatly appreciated. We eagerly anticipate the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! Erwin
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Gillian Alexand... Y wrote a review Feb 2024
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Sand was soft pool was clean and warm soft beds which made me sleep longer than ever and a nice service with nice people with great lighting but I’m scared of fish and a bit crowded but overall it was an amazing experience and I hope to be back in the future but also the animals are sooooo cute!🥹
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Date of stay: February 2024
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₱13,592 - ₱26,848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasPanay IslandAklan ProvinceMalayBoracayBalabag
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Shores Boracay
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Shores Boracay?
Nearby attractions include The Manic Monkey Crew (0.7 km), White Beach (1.0 km), and Diniwid Beach (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Shores Boracay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Discovery Shores Boracay?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Discovery Shores Boracay?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Shores Boracay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salsa Fusion Restaurant, Whitesand Cafe, and Munimuni Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Discovery Shores Boracay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Discovery Shores Boracay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Discovery Shores Boracay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Discovery Shores Boracay have airport transportation?
Yes, Discovery Shores Boracay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Discovery Shores Boracay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Discovery Shores Boracay offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.