Boracay is a magnet for beach bums, as tourists come and go regardless of the season. Being a top-of-mind vacation destination, finding lodging has become a challenge in years past. Doing so during peak periods was near impossible... but that was then. Now, there are numerous alternatives to traditional hotel and resort bookings. Here’s a look at some of the most notable Airbnb spaces in Boracay—we made sure there’s something for everyone on this list.
1. Nonna’s House. One of the most popular accommodations in Boracay, Nonna’s House is home to more than a hundred glowing guest reviews. Its host is the recipient of Airbnb’s “Superhost” badge, which means she belongs to the exclusive club of hosts known for a topnotch brand of hospitality. That’s probably enough to seal the deal for you (coupled with the nice photo below), but hey, it has a lot more to offer.
On top of the host’s graciousness and warmth, the residence is lovely thanks to its white interiors, spaciousness (with plenty of air going around), and cozy ambiance. Its location is also ideal, as the property is just a minute away from Diniwid Beach where diving and kitesurfing lessons are offered (the main road is also nearby). Couples should really consider this because aside from being one of the finest bang-for-your-buck lodgings available in the area, it feels like the home was designed with lovebirds in mind. Book it here.
2. The Hobbit House. A cheap, quality accommodation in Boracay isn’t fiction: This modest, fantasy-inspired home is proof of that. Despite its economical rates, the Hobbit House provides its guests with a lot of perks such as a kitchen that can be freely used for cooking, utensils, a fridge, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and even a common area where all guests can just relax. It has several rooms, with the largest (the master’s bedroom) being able to accommodate a small fellowship of up to four people.
The humble abode is only a stone’s throw away from the beach. Groceries, restaurants, and bars abound within the vicinity, which are pretty much everything you’ll want or need. For the price, you’ll love it here—Hobbits and humans alike will feel right at home. Book it here.
3. Mod Studio. Mod Studio prides itself as “minimalux.” It’s a clean, minimalist home with elegant and contemporary furnishings. The host, who’s another holder of the special Airbnb “Superhost” badge, carefully chose each furniture piece with comfort and style in mind. On top of the excellent fixtures, guests get to enjoy deal sweeteners such as high-speed internet, cable TV with HD channels, and tons of movies on a hard disk (you shouldn’t be watching films when you’re in Boracay, though, just hit the beach already!). People who have stayed in the apartment have claimed that it had a five-star feel for a price that’s not “five-star steep” (compared to hotels).
The studio pad is an easy three-minute stroll away from White Beach Station 3. Furthermore, plenty of tricycles roam within the area—getting around shouldn’t be a challenge. Book it here.
4. Miami White Villa. Welcome to the Miami White Villa, luxury in paradise at its finest. This one deserves all the superlatives, and hyperbole doesn’t apply to it. Words will hardly do this justice, though, but let’s at least try to describe this slice of heaven for this article’s sake.
Simply put, the two-story cliff house are for folks looking to go all-out with their Boracay vacation. All-white everything. A sprawling terrace with a Balinese-inspired pool. Above the terrace, there’s a balcony that offers picturesque sunsets and a panorama of the ocean (which could be enjoyed from the comfort of the king-sized beds). There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two full kitchens. The place is perfect for events, parties, or for those seeking a private utopia.
This palatial penthouse has received endless praises from its guests—and deservedly so. Pictures already tell us that it’s a thing of beauty; but of course, there’s nothing like experiencing it for yourself. Someday, perhaps? Book it here.
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Photographs from Airbnb