There are three things you cannot miss when in Boracay: white sand beaches, water sports, and vibrant nightlife.
This island, located in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, is an hour away by plane if you’re coming from Manila. Its most popular tourist area is the White Beach, divided into three stations. Station 1 is on the northernmost part, covering the widest beachfront. Nightlife is concentrated in Station 2, as well as restaurants and shops. Meanwhile, Station 3 is the least developed, but offers more privacy than the other areas.
To help you plan your Boracay vacation, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals on the island. It is a mix of hostels, backpacker rooms, and upscale apartments, giving you a variety of options depending on your budget!
Whether those in your party prefer to be close to town or simply wish to enjoy a peaceful setting, this freshly inaugurated one-bedroom apartment offers the best of both worlds. Situated in the heart of the district, it is within easy reach of D'Mall and its wealth of restaurants and shops, but is also set back on the sandy Bulabog Beach overlooking crystal clear waters. The White Beach, which boasts miles of white sands and inviting waters, along with a myriad of recreational aqua activities such as sailing, diving and jetskiing, is just a 10-minute walk away. As for location, it can’t get any better than this!
And as if that wasn’t enough to entice guests, the interior is decorated with attractive Scandinavian themed furnishings and appointed with a range of modern home comforts, such as a comfy king-size bed, a walk-in closet, a flat-screen TV, a spotless bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen-cum-dining area. Everything you would want or need in a vacation home is found in this lovely beachfront apartment.
One-bedroom beachfront apartment
Address: Malay, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines
Price: from 72 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Access: Five-minute walk from D Mall
Amazing experience staying at Chie's place! Good location, the house was spacious, common areas are interesting! Kei (Guest review
Offering a spacious master bedroom, the Hobbit House near Station 1 is an ideal accommodation for families visiting Boracay. Its walls are bold and bright, which perfectly match the modern furnishings. Almost everything is within walking distance of here, including the beach, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores.
The master bedroom is equipped with an air-conditioning unit, a private bathroom, and wireless internet. Essentials such as towels and toiletries are also provided for guests. Meanwhile, the common area has a comfortable couch where you can hang out with fellow guests, read a book, or simply relax.
Guests are free to use the kitchen if they wish to cook for themselves. There is also a refrigerator available to store food.
The Hobbit House
Address: Balabag, Malay, Boracay
Price: from 33 USD / night
Access: One-minute walk from the main road
Contact: +63 905 314 5169
Our room was represented accurately. Clean with A/C and a TV, it was very comfortable for nights we just wanted to laze around. Kim (Guest review)
Boracay’s Station 1 is a bustling tourist area, especially during peak season (December to May). If you want a quieter place to rest, you can choose an accommodation away from the commercial centre. There is B Residence for instance, an apartment located 12 minutes away from the beach. Although not in a central location, it is easily accessible by tricycle, the Filipino version of an auto rickshaw.
Each room has its own private bathroom, hot shower, air-conditioning unit, and a television. Meanwhile, guests can cook their own meals in the common kitchen. They also have a rooftop balcony, which provides sea views and is ideal for lounging at night.
If you wish to go off the beaten path, the property is also near Balingahi Beach and Putna Bunga Beach. They are lesser-known (but beautiful) beaches in Boracay, and they offer the privacy you might be looking for.
Address: Malay, Boracay
Price: from 26 USD / night
Access: 12-minute ride from Station 1
The room was very clean, and just as pictures show. The bed was comfortable, and there is great air conditioning and a fan. Cassidy (Guest review)
Situated on the least busy side of Boracay, 812 Angol is a modern studio-type apartment spacious enough for couples and also ideal for solo guests. It is near Station 3, on the southernmost tip of the famous White Beach. Despite being located in a non-touristy part of the island, there are restaurants and even massage spas in the area.
The apartment is on the second floor of the building, which guests can access using either the main stairs or the spiral stairs. Its modern design with a Filipino touch is inspired by driftwood. Meanwhile, the amenities include air-conditioning, a television with cable channels, a Wi-Fi connection, a private bathroom with toiletries, and a hot shower. Guests can request a cleaning service without an additional fee.
Address: Barangay Manoc-manoc, Malay, Boracay
Price: from 44 USD / night
Access: 2-minute walk from Station 3
Contact: (036) 272 4241
The room has a nice view from the balcony. The service was good. Host Jonalyn was really helpful and nice. Jessie (Guest review)
Featuring a balcony and a breathtaking sea views, this one-bedroom serviced apartment near Diniwid Beach is ideal for up to two guests. It is fully-furnished, including a kitchenette complete with utensils and cookware. It also has a spacious toilet and bathroom, equipped with a hot and cold shower. Other amenities include an air-conditioning unit, Wi-Fi access, and a safety deposit for guests’ valuable items.
Guests can experience a hassle-free vacation when they request a maid service. You can request the maid to get some groceries for you but cooking meals will come at an extra fee. The property is located uphill, which can only be reached by e-tricycles or electric-powered tricycles, cars, and vans.
Boracay Amor Apartment
Address: Bukid Way, Diniwid Road, Boracay
Price: from 104 USD / night
Contact: +63 916 286 7217
The bunker flat is a good place to stay while in Boracay. It has most amenities that a hotel can offer, only more affordable. E.J. (Guest review)
A humble abode located near Bulabog Beach, this bunker flat is perfect for a group of friends or a family of four. Although the room has a high ceiling that keeps it cool, there is also an air-conditioning unit for complete comfort. There is a mini-kitchen with a refrigerator, a toaster oven, and various utensils. During downtime, guests can watch cable television or use the free Wi-Fi connection.
It will take you eight minutes to walk from the property to White Beach. Meanwhile, if you want a less-crowded beach to relax on, you can visit Bolabog Beach on the other side of the island instead. For groceries and other shopping needs, D’Mall is just a two-minute tricycle ride away. The host also owns a bike that you can rent during your stay.
Coy’s Bunker Flat
Address: Malay, Boracay
Price: from 22 USD / night
Access: 2-minute ride from D’Mall
Everything was great! The location is convenient. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Aleksei (Guest review)
If you’re willing to spend extra bucks on a luxury accommodation, this apartment at Palassa Residences might be ideal for you. The upscale room can accommodate a maximum of three people. Its main feature is a patio deck overlooking the beach. The beachfront is exclusive to guests and there are beach beds you can use for free. It is also an ideal location for those who are planning to try windsurfing or kitesurfing while in Boracay.
Amenities include an en-suite bathroom, a well-decorated living room with an LCD television, and a modern kitchen. Although breakfast is not included, guests can have food delivered to their room from the adjacent diner. D’Mall, Boracay’s main commercial and shopping centre, is just 10 minutes away by foot.
Address: Bulabog Beach, Malay, Boracay Island
Price: from 119 USD / night
Access: 10-minute walk from D’Mall
Contact: (036) 288 2703
If you are looking for a nice place to stay, the homey atmosphere of Peter’s home is what you are looking for. Pure white surfaces dominate all spaces, solely interrupted by colorful fittings and attractive wooden furniture. A comfy king-size bed dressed in striped bedding perfectly complement this home’s overall aesthetic and certainly feel rejuvenating. Aside from the usual package of amenities, The Blue Peter House also features a lush garden and an outdoor bar, both perfect spots to relish a cocktail while gazing at the star-studded night sky. If you’d fancy some more drinks, there are several bars and restaurants just a minute’s walk away. The White Beach and the main attractions of the island are all within easy reach.
The Blue Peter House
Address: Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines
Price: from 39 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Access: Less than a minute’s walk from White Beach
This purple house was more than what we expected. Spacious and clean. Balcony has beautiful view of the ocean. Emma (Guest review)
Nestled on one of Boracay’s hilltops, this spacious fully-furnished apartment is ideal for couples, honeymooners, and even families with kids. It has the ambiance of a luxury hotel, only it is more spacious and private. Also, it offers gorgeous views of the beach on Station 3.
Guests can easily feel at home with their balcony and lounge area with comfortable seats. Huge windows and doors at the apartment provide lots of natural light and enough ventilation, but there is also an air-conditioning unit guests can use during their stay. Meanwhile, inside the bedroom there are three huge closets and a king-sized bed. Those who wish to cook their own meals can do so in the kitchen, equipped with a two-burner stove, a refrigerator, a sink, and complete utensils.
Housekeeping staff will be available to assist guests. From Boracay’s jetty port, the property is just 10 to 15 minutes away by tricycle.
Bianca's Garden Apartments
Address: Station 3, Bulabog Beach, Boracay
Price: from 69 USD / night
Access: 10-15 minutes from the jetty port
Contact: +63 917 832 9201
The room was exactly as described and better than we expected. The location on White Beach in Boracay is unbeatable. The service was amazing. Riva (Guest review)
With its prime location at Station 1, this private room in Astoria Boracay is just a stone’s throw away from all the liveliness of the beach. It is near restaurants and shopping areas, as well as the clubs and bars that make the beachfront truly come alive every night.
Each room has two beds, which can accommodate a maximum of four adults and two children below 12 years old. Room amenities include air-conditioning, wireless internet, cable television, and a private bathroom complete with towels and toiletries. The luxury resort also has a 72-foot-long (21.9-metre-long) private outdoor pool, a landscaped garden, backup generators in case of power outages, and a water filtration system.
Ensuring the safety of guests, there is a 24-hour security service throughout the resort. They also have an in-house doctor in case of emergencies. The fee does not include breakfast, but the resort has a restaurant offering breakfast meals from 6.30 am to 10 am.
Address: Station 1, Boracay
Price: from 113 USD / night
Access: Located right in front of Station 1 White Beach
Our stay at Bambooze Hauz was awesome. The location of their place was ideal because it's near Station 1, which is great especially if you want to relax and stay at the quiet part of the beach. Polin (Guest review)
Situated at the northernmost section of Boracay’s White Beach, Bambooze Hauz offers private air-conditioned rooms ideal for solo budget travelers. It is only one minute away from the main road on foot, while being a 5 minutes’ ride away to the shopping center D’Mall.
Most of the rooms are painted in candy colours, inspired by a little kid in the family that owns the property. Amenities include a barbecue area, a basic kitchen, private bathrooms, and wireless internet. Another highlight of the accommodation is its bamboo gazebo, a common area where guests can relax and socialise.
Since it is located in a rural community, expect roosters crowing in the morning as you wake up. The owners also have cats living within the property.
Address: Station 1, Balabag, Sitio Pinaungon, Boracay
Price: from 18 USD / night
Access: One-minute walk from the main road
Contact: +63 920 219 5950
Jeepney Hostel was great! The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, making it a fun place to spend your stay in Boracay. (Guest review)
Looking forward to meeting fellow backpackers in Boracay? Jeepney Hostel and Kite Resort has three mixed dorm rooms and one dorm exclusively for female guests. Decorated in a native style, each room can accommodate up to six people. There are air-conditioning units, shared toilets and bathrooms, international-standard power outlets with USB sockets, and lockable drawers.
It is located near Bulabog Beach, which is perfect for outgoing and active travellers. In fact, the hostel has an array of facilities to keep guests busy, including two restaurants, a rooftop bar offering live music, and a kitesurfing centre. They also have mountain bike rentals, and the hosts can help arrange remote island tours.
The fee includes a simple breakfast. Meanwhile, if you want more privacy, you can check out their private room, which costs 27 USD per night.
Jeepney Hostel & Kite Resort
Address: Bulabog Road, Balabag, Boracay
Price: from 11 USD / night
Access: 7-minute walk from Station 1
Contact: (036) 288 6043
Boracay: a paradise for all kinds of traveller
The Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s up-and-coming hotspots, attracting more and more travellers, yet still not as crowded as some other popular countries in the region. Boracay is truly one of the Philippines’ shining stars, offering a wealth of activities and attractions, and the chance to relax and recharge your batteries on some blissfully beautiful beaches. With accommodation available to suit a wide range of budgets and expectations, there is simply no reason not to make your wish come true and book a trip to Boracay! With diverse Airbnb properties available all along the gorgeous beach, start planning your fabulous trip today!
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