I’m a spa and massage person. Every chance I get to go on vacation and try a resort, I always go and get a massage or try the spa out.

In Boracay, I’ll have to go and visit Mandala Spa. It’s one of the most popular destinations in Boracay now, offering both overnight and day packages. The rates may be quite high but compared to the rates abroad, they are still quite reasonable.


Have read much about this place either in society columns in the local newspapers or when it is featured in magazines. It seems that this is one of the more popular, newer places in Boracay today.

Nami Resort is located on a cliff above Diniwid Beach in Boracay. Given its location, it is said to be more private and exclusive. All rooms have a jacuzzi (wow — my 9-year old will be happy!) and room rates range from USD 110-300 a night, depending on whether it is peak or low season, and of course, depending on the type of room that you choose.


The first time we went to Boracay for our honeymoon way back in 1995, we stayed at Lorenzo South. Lorenzo South is located on one end of the long stretch of beach, near Boat Station 3.

Lorenzo South is part of a group of resorts in Boracay which include Lorenzo Main and now, Lorenzo Grand Villa. Guests staying in any of the resorts which are part of the Lorenzo Group, if I remember correctly, can use the facilities of the other resorts. Lorenzo South, itself, does not have a swimming pool but there is a pool in Lorenzo Main and in Lorenzo Grand Villa.


When I think of Boracay, I think of white, fine, powdery sand; the most beautiful sunsets; and views of the sea that are so relaxing you want to keep returning to the place.

Our family has been to Boracay twice, once in 1995 and the next in 2001. That was before D’Mall and the spas like Mandala arrived. We still keep thinking of going back there — maybe in the next few years.


The Boracay Tropics Hotel was featured in the Philippine Daily Star (Feb 17, 2006), where it was described as a blend between “Mediterranean and modern Asian architecture.”

You’ll find it near Boracay Station 2.

The Boracay Tropics Hotel as two three-story buildings which house 50 guest rooms (each with a private balcony). These rooms overlook a bean-shaped swimming pool.

You’ll also find 44 superior deluxe and six cabana suites (with aircon, mini-bar, private shower with hot and cold water). Cable TV is available. The cabanas are larger, with receiving areas, a kitchenette and a jacuzzi.

A health and nail spa is also available on-site.

The Tropics Cafe, found adjacent to the swimming pool, offers a choice of Oriental and Filipino cuisine. You’ll also find a bar which offers imported red and white wines, along with your usual favorite drinks.

You can also hold seminars in their air-conditioned function rooms (capacity: 150 guests). You also have access to a business center that will help connect you with the rest of the world.

Contact their Manila Office:
Telephone: +63.2.6871465
Mobile: +63.921.4718388

Contact their Boracay Office:
Telephone: +63.36.2883700

Note: I haven’t stayed at the Boracay Tropics Hotel. If you or your friends have, please share your experiences via the Comment Form below. Thanks!

« Previous Page