Just when you think Boracay is the overcrowded paradise it is, high-end developers refute that by saying “the best is yet to come.” Proof is the forthcoming unveiling soon of a Shang-ri la resort in the island and the soft-opening this March of 7Stones Boracay Suites, to be managed by the same people behind Punta Fuego in Batangas, Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, Hotel Vida in Clark and Pearl Farm in Davao.
I guess it all depends on which part of Boracay you’re in. While Station 2 is just about cramped, the new Fuego Hotels property is located in Bulabog Beach, a known destination for surfers. 7Stones has five-star prices, but we were definitely impressed by the size of the rooms (smallest is at 40 sq.m. while the biggest is a two-bedroom executive suite at 182 sq.m.!
Moreover, all suites have jacuzzi as well as fitted with topnotch facilities like LCD flat screen TVs, wi-fi and an open plan living, dining and kitchen areas. This should appeal to families and groups on vacation. I’d vote for the kitchen because after all is said and done, it really IS expensive to eat out every time in Boracay.
7Stones Boracay Published rates (as of March 2009):
Superior Room 40-50 sq.m. $180
Junior Suite 61-99 sq.m. $230
Deluxe Suite 89-93 sq.m. $280
Grand Deluxe 129-133 sq.m. $350
Family Suite 129-133 sq.m. $380
Executive Suite 182 sq.m. $430
Below’s the location map and a few pictures of the interiors designed by Budji Layug.
Rating: posh. Should give Discovery Shores a run for its money 😀