Best Hotels for a Boracay Sunrise; Bulabog Beach!

Boracay is infamous for its White Beach; a stretch of beach on the west of the island, which measures approximately 4km, and has the softest, whitest sand imaginable.

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On the East side of the island is Bulabog Beach, a coastal area which is a mecca for Wind and Kite Surfers and a fast growing alternative to the White Beach Party-scene, complemented by laid back bars and restaurants.

Being on the East of the island, accommodation here benefits from a cooling breeze, giving visitors respite from the barmy Boracay heat.  Amongst the bohemian surfer resorts, there are a number of luxurious hotels and villas. These are fitting rivals to the high-end Hotels located at Station 1, and are perfect for visitors who are looking to enjoy all that Boracay has to offer, but who want a beautiful bolt-hole from which to escape the crowds and party-scene.

Cohiba VillasSpecial Discounts of 40% off being offered here
These California-Beach House styled Villas and Apartments at Cohiba Villas, are located on the cliff side with stunning views across the whole bay of Bulabog Beach. The White buildings create a stunning, visual impact against the azure blue of a clear Boracay sky, further complimented by a large infinity pool with sun loungers and cabanas.

The Apartments at Cohiba Villas are some of the most spacious on the whole island, and are designed in such a way as to make the most of the natural sunlight that streams in through the sliding doors.Cohiba Villas Boracay The Apartments range from 1 to 3 Bedroomed, accommodating from 2-8 people respectively. All feature a fully fitted kitchen (although the resort owners are quick to point out that ‘fully fitted’ applies to the average cook and not gourmet chefs) open plan living-dining areas, with comfortable sofas and Cable TV, Wi-fi and a veranda or balcony with additional seating.

The Infinity pool, which includes a shallow pool for children, is an ideal place to relax and catch some sun rays, with gentle breezes, stylish loungers and umbrellas and a pool-side service from the serving staff, from the resorts excellent Restaurant and Bar. Set down slightly, in to the cliff side, are a couple of traditional cabanas for those who want to escape the sun whilst enjoying a delicious lunch or cocktail.

The staff service at Cohiba Villas is impeccable, with a well-trained team of people in Reception, house-keeping, maintenance, Waiting and Restaurant and Bar Staff, ready to ensure that you experience the best stay possible.

Cohiba restaurant staffWith the extra complements of a shuttle service, which runs from 8am-12 midnight, an emergency generator, 24 hour security and a 2nd Wi-Fi provider available in the restaurant, all the amenities come together to make this resort outstanding and a delightful stay.

Boracay GemsCurrently offering 25% off on their apartments for arrivals between Now and December 15 2014 these beautiful villas are located directly on Bulabog Beach, with a zen garden in front and veranda’s from which to relax and watch the kite surfing acrobatics. With the names of Ruby, Onyx, Opal and Jade, these beautiful spacious beach houses can accommodate 2-4 people and include a fully fitted kitchen, lounge diner, Master Bedroom and Loft Room.

Each is decorated in warm colours with luxurious furnishings and the ground floor villas feature sliding doors which open fully to make the most of the beautifully cooling ocean breeze.

Boracay Gems BoracayOn the beach path are two more Apartments from the Gems Family; Diamond and Sapphire. Sapphire is a studio apartment and is perfect for a couple seeking their own little nest. Diamond is set over two floors, with a loft style bedroom and a small balcony with sheltered views of the beach.

If it’s possible to have a crowning glory to these beautiful Boracay Gems Apartments and Villa’s, then it is the Emerald Premiere Villa, which is located at the prime beachfront of 7Stones Boracay.

7Stones Direct Emerald Premiere VillaEmerald Premiere Villa is the Apartment directly on the beach, with a long veranda and light, bright and spacious open plan living area and a Master Bedroom, with a king-size bed. A unique feature is a Double bed hidden in a recess in the Living room, converting it in to a villa for up to 4 people, whilst retaining the spacious feeling.

Guests staying at Emerald Premiere Villa, or the Pearl Superior Room next door to it (good for two people) have full use of the inviting 7 Stones Swimming pool, which features a pool-side bar. Guests can book this Apartment or Room at a rate that is considerably lower than other apartments in the complex.  Check them out here


Boracay Tours and Activities – Off the Beaten Track

View from Mount Luho Boracay

View from Mount Luho Boracay

If you think you’ve seen everything there is to see or gone to all the places in Boracay Island, think again! When people talk about this island paradise, more often than not, they refer to the usual activities and tours such as the island hopping tour, scuba diving, and the all-time favorite, the banana boat ride.

If you’re looking for new activities to do on the island, you might want to take the Boracay Urban Adventure Tour. Under this package, you can go Off the Beaten Track to see behind the scenes activities. The Off the Beaten Track tour will take 6 to 7 hours and will include a visit to the working cargo docks where you will see how and where the island’s supplies are brought in.

The tour will also include a visit to the Manoc Manoc Barangay Plaza, Mount Luho, and Bulabog Beach. The Off the Beaten Track tour will let you experience how to teach conversational English to students at the local school. A quick visit to the main church, the recycling plant, and a handicraft cooperative will allow you to experience Boracay as locals do.

Kite Surfers Bulabog Beach

Kite Surfers Bulabog Beach

You will see how Boracay hotels get food supplies that you dine on. You may even fancy taking home some locally made handicrafts from the cooperative. Taking the unusual route to witness island living the way locals live it everyday will give you a new perspective of how things are really done on the island.