Just a couple of days ago, I, Mr. Eats, flew to one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Boracay! I was really excited to finally visit the island again after five long years. Also, because of all the controversy that’s been surrounding it right now. I love going to the beach and Boracay probably is one of my favorites when it comes to white sand beaches and crystal clear water. It’s really been a long time since I last set foot in Boracay that’s why it really is time to experience its beauty once again. In this edition of EATSplorations, I will be sharing about my recent trip to Boracay and my stay in one of its NEWEST beachfront resorts, Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay! Movenpick Boracay is located at the northern tip of the island, far away from the crowded White Beach. Keep on reading to find out more about my Movenpick Boracay EATSperience, enjoy!
Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay
Movenpick Boracay is far away from the hustle and bustle of Stations 1, 2, and 3. It has its own wide beachfront for guests to enjoy. The water was so clear, too! No signs of algae which is very common in White Beaches during summer. Even the beachfront was clear from any rubbish or any debris, that’s why it’s very safe and child-friendly, perfect for family vacations. Aside from it’s clean and beautiful beach, Movenpick Boracay is also home to the LARGEST SWIMMING POOL in the island that’s perfect for kids and the kids at heart. The resort is also home to 7 food and beverage outlets ready to cater whatever their guests are craving for. They have an all-day International restaurant in The Market, a Pan-Asian restaurant in Ssam, and a rustic Italian restaurant in Brezza. They have Sol Marina Bar, Pool Bar, and Fun Pub for your drinking and chillaxing needs. And The Cafe, where the all important Chocolate Hour takes place.
Lunch at The Market
Our group was welcomed with lunch at The Market, Movenpick Boracay’s all-day dining restaurant. We all had a juicy and tasty Bacon and Egg Angus Cheeseburger as a welcome treat together with some of their signature desserts that were extremely refreshing, perfect for the hot summer sun.
After lunch, we headed straight to our rooms via their reliable golf cart. It was a really short ride to Building A but it was what we all needed after a filling lunch at the Market. I was really excited to see what my room would like because I have never been in a resort of Movenpick’s caliber. Good thing, my room was at the 4th floor, it was HUGE, and it had a really good view of the whole resort. If you want to find out what my room number was, you can send me an email and I will gladly share it with you.
Premier Sea View King
Welcome treats! The cupcakes were great and the nightly plate of chocolates were even better. Movenpick Boracay’s hospitality is top-notch. The room was simply beautiful, spotless clean, and it was really HUGE, around 48 square meters of awesomeness. It’s complete with all the necessities, too. All I needed to do was to unpack my things, relax for a bit, and prepare for our next activity.
My favorite part of my room was the balcony! The view was just too beautiful. To be honest, I wasn’t really expecting that much from Boracay anymore because of all the bad publicity it’s been having for the past couple of months, but Movenpick Boracay had me rediscover how amazing Boracay can truly be.
Highlights of my Movenpick Boracay EATSperience!
Things I enjoyed the most during my Movenpick Boracay EATSperience are…
Chocolate Hour at The Cafe
It was my first to ever EATSperience something like this. Movenpick Boracay’s Chocolate Hour happens every single day at 5-6pm. In-house guests and day-pass guests can enjoy this one of a kind treat of UNLIMITED chocolate at The Cafe. My only tip is to come around 5-10 minutes earlier so you can sit comfortably inside because The Cafe gets really packed during Chocolate Hour.
Massage at Sagay Spa
Sagay Spa is Movenpick Boracay’s very own lifestyle spa. Treatments range from Php 1,200 to Php 4,250 all inclusive of taxes and service charge. I was fortunate enough to try one of their signature treatments, the Sagay Regenerating Ritual (Php 3,200 for 90 mins). I enjoyed the massage especially the part where the masseuse used the hot shells (a great substitute for the usual hot stone massage) to get rid of my muscle pains. TIP: Book your treatment while having breakfast at The Market. One of Sagay Spa’s receptionists is stationed there every morning and will gladly assist you to a hassle-free spa booking.
The FOOD at The Market, Brezza and Ssam!
I always look forward to hotel breakfasts and thankfully enough, The Market’s breakfast buffet didn’t disappoint. It had everything I was looking for. Unlimited fried rice, croissant, bacon, eggs, Pinoy breakfast staples, and many other International dishes, too! Try to wake up early for this before the place gets packed so that you can still sit next to the pool for an even better breakfast EATSperience.
Now something for lunch or for dinner. I love love love Japanese and Korean food! Good thing, Movenpick Boracay has Ssam, an Asian restaurant that serves up Korean and Japanese favorites like Beef Stew, Korean BBQ, Tempura, Sushi, and so much more. I enjoyed grilling pork and beef and having it together with spoonfuls of kimchi fried rice. Yum, yum, yum!
Pizza, pasta, and more at Brezza! This restaurant is probably the best out of all three restaurants at Movenpick Boracay. Why? Well, you may order the Quattro Formaggi pizza and the Risotto di Mare to find out why. I will also be writing about Brezza separately so stay tuned!
Little Birds Club for the Young Ones!
I appreciate child-friendly spots more now that I am a dad. I was really happy to see that Movenpick Boracay has its very own space that is super child-friendly, namely, the Little Birds Club. It’s complete with a huge open space for children to run on and an air-conditioned room with rubber mats, toys, and books with various activities to keep the young ones happy.
Sunset and Cocktails at Sol Marina Bar!
I haven’t been into drinking for so long but with a view like the sunset in this part of Boracay, I’d say yes to a glass or two. Sol Marina Bar is the perfect spot to chill out while watching the ever so stunning Boracay sunset. Make sure to ask for the Sol Marina or the Coco Siren, just two out of their five signature cocktails mixed with local alcohol.
My recent trip to Boracay was probably just my 4th but it definitely is and will always be one of my favorites. I never thought I could ever erase Boracay’s party island image until now, and because of my stay at Movenpick Boracay, my view of the island has changed. The island may be overpopulated but it still is very beautiful. It still needs to be seen and experienced, as Boracay still has a lot to offer. That’s why locals, tourists, and resorts have to get their act together in cleaning up to save Boracay. Anyways, if you are planning to visit Boracay anytime before the government closes it down or even after a year or so, check out Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay. A great place to stay in with family or friends. Once you have tried it, you will then understand what my Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay experience is all about. That’s it for this special edition of EATSplorations! ‘Till next time!
Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay
Punta Bunga Cove, 5608, Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines