Shangri-la Resort & Spa is an oasis within a busy thriving strip of Boracay Beach. It’s paradise for families, lovebirds, and discerning guests who want privacy and luxury on the beach.
Things we did for fun and some “me” time:
The Entertainment Centre is an activity hub complete with video and arcade games, billiards, table tennis, karaoke rooms and a café bar serving refreshments.
Aryanna: “Let’s play ping pong, mom.”
Me: “I don’t want to.”
Aryanna: “C’mon, mom! It’s OK if you don’t know how to play. I’m not that good either. Let’s just try it. ”
Me: “Fine.” *serves*
I love surprising my daughter. She had no idea that I was good at ping pong. Hehe
We tried playing foosball, but we realized that we were better at posing. Haha!
There are ample computers for gamers or if you need to get online. An array of videogames and video consoles, including an Xbox 360, are also available.
Babies, toddlers, and parents will love this spacious indoor playground. The place has a drop slide and a children’s activity corner. This facility is complimentary for in-house guests’ use. You can bring your own nanny or avail of the resort’s nanny service.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La
The jewel for relaxation of Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is the 5,714 sqm CHI, The Spa. Located on a rocky peninsula looking out over a private bay, the detached spa village complex is designed to be a sanctuary within the resort.
The spa offers several detached villas. Some are like residential units complete with a pool and jacuzzi. This is perfect for a bridal shower SPArty!
I booked a Healing Stone Massage at CHI. I have to say that it was the best 1 hour and 45 minutes I’ve had in a spa. Pure relaxation.
CHI healing stones combine all the benefits of thermotherapy, with gliding massage strokes to create a deeply relaxing and healing treatment. The use of therapeutic oils with the warm stones eases the muscles and restores the body’s energy and vitality.
Aside from the Shangri-la’s suites, the resort offers villas for families, honeymooners, or groups. They have different types of villas from treetop, pool, loft garden to specialty villas. They are the pièce de résistance of all accommodations.
Luxury one-bedroom villa featuring separate living area, landscaped garden, pergola for dining, outdoor shower and a private lap pool. Master bedroom offers a king-size bed and a walk-in closet.
I told Tom that we should plan a family vacation again at Shangri-la Resort and get a villa for the family. Dylan would love it here too!
If you have the urge to party or hangout or try the restos and bars at White Beach, the resort offers shuttle services (from the resort to D’Mall, White Beach). It’s only a 15-minute drive.
Tip: You don’t have to be a stay-in guest to avail of the Shangri-la’s shuttle service. Those who booked reservations in their restaurants/bars can avail of it as well.
Our favorite pit stops at White Beach:
Julie’s Bakeshop for hot pan de coco and pandesal
We need our Calamansi Muffin fix! We find that it’s always best to eat them when they’re freshly baked. Take out ones never seem to taste the same.
This Mexican restaurant is located near Boat Station 1. They serve yummy Mexican food.
For this particular trip, I didn’t enjoy the resto’s heavy meals. I think Mexican food at the beach tastes better when you’re hungover. Haha! Anyway, they serve consistently good food.
One for the road
Spotted: Comedian, Kaye Brosas! Take note, not “Kate Broas”. Dahil “Kaye” ang pangalan n’ya at hindi “Kate” at ang broas ay biskwet! Haha!
I had the opportunity to style Kaye for her recent TVC and she’s one of the most down-to-earth and funny celebrities I’ve worked with. She’s also a loving mom to a talented daughter. So happy to have bumped into her at the resort!
One last ride on the “Diwata” speedboat! Weee…
Shangri-la has it’s own lounge at Caticlan airport. It’s comfortable and has a flat screen TV.
Tip: Make sure to be aware of the announcements in the airport as no one will remind you about your flight. The lounge is merely a place for waiting.
Thanks to the Shangri-la staff for making our stay delightful! It’s good to know that wherever Shangri-la we visit, we get the same impeccable and friendly service. Keep it up!
What we will miss:
The white sand, the sea, and the sight of beach umbrellas
The cool and refreshing infinity pool
And marveling at the wonders of nature
The best sunset
I’m grateful for this vacation as it allowed me relax, rejuvenate, meditate and focus on what’s really important in my life.
Thank you Aryanna for being a trooper and for being the best beach buddy! I love you!
Visit www.Shangri-La.com for more info about the resort!
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