May 13, 2017

6 Local Boracay Resorts That Have Withstood the Test of Time

Go local in the international destination that is Boracay in these resorts.
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From being a secret paradise, the development of Boracay has become nonstop since it was introduced to the world. Only known to backpackers before, White Beach used to be a spacious haven. But with its paradise-like beauty, it didn’t take long for it to attract foreign travelers and eventually, investors who changed the face of the island.

If you have traveled to Boracay a decade or two ago, you might have found the following hotels and resorts already.


1. White House Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Exterior and interior of White House Beach Resort


Owned by the Tirols, one of the most landed families in the island, White House Beach Resort is one of the first establishments here. The resort used to be a family beach house, and it got its name from its own color. The family then added rooms and expanded it to cater to their guests, and eventually to the public. It has a total of 28 rooms.

Though a lot of bigger developments came to Station 1, the family-run resort retains its homey vibe. It has a beach lounge open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for in-house and walk-in guests.

Their indoor restaurant Station Juan Café serves traditional Filipino and international cuisine served by their in-house chef Martin Jickain.


2. Nigi Nigi Nu Noos E Nu Nu Noos Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Nigi Nigi rooms offer a tribal vibe.


Nigi Nigi Nu Noos E Nu Nu Noos Beach Resort, or just Nigi Nigi for short, is one of the first resorts in the island. Though not all could easily remember the complete name of the resort, Nigi Nigi can easily be spotted at the Station 2 beachfront.

The resort has Polynesian-style cottages but with modern amenities inside. The resort with 34 rooms is surrounded by trees retaining its natural vibe. It also has a beachfront sports bar and restaurant which are always filled with guests.

For guests who want a less crowded area, the resort has another branch in Station 1 named Nigi Nigi Too. Though smaller compared to its mother resort, Nigi Nigi Too with 20 rooms offers the same kind of natural vibe. Here, one can have a massage with a view of the turquoise waters of Boracay. The famous Willy’s Rock can also be seen from its beachfront. Nigi Nigi Too also has its own beach bar.


3. Henann Group of Resorts



local Boracay resorts

Henann Garden likewise has its own pool area


In Station 2, you will find Boracay Regency Resort now known as Henann Regency Resorts & Spa. Henann is taken from the names of its president, Henry Chusuey and the members of his family. It was built by its Ilonggo owners for them to have a decent accommodation in the island. Over the years, the hotel continued its expansion and is now considered as one of the biggest in the island. It has a total of 302 rooms.

This became a foundation of the hotel chain known as Henann Group of Resorts. The resort group has three other locations in the island, Henann Lagoon Resort with 120 rooms, Henann Garden Resort with 273 rooms, and Henann Prime Beach with 144 rooms.


4. Boracay Terraces Resort



local Boracay resorts

One of the rooms at Boracay Terraces Resort


Boracay Terraces Resort is a tiered resort inspired by the Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao. It is the last resort you will pass by before reaching Diniwid Beach. The Ilonggo owner of the resort is one of the earliest investors in the island. After his passing, the resort is now managed by his children.

The resort has 33 rooms, all with balconies or terraces. It has a swimming pool too and a restaurant called 7,107 Islands. One of the owners of the resort is singer Armand TJ. You can sometimes find him jamming with restaurant guests while playing the piano. They also have The Langit Roof Deck for private dinners.


5. Jony’s Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Interior of one of the rooms at Jony’s Beach Resort


Fondly called Jony’s Place, Jony’s Beach Resort has been operating since 1985. The resort has 21 air-conditioned rooms and is located beside Diamond Water Sports.

It has a beachfront restaurant called Maya’s Modern Filipino & Mexican Cuisine. The restaurant menu was created by Chef Jun Salme, son of the resort owner.


6. Balinghai Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Facade of Balinghai's room


Some homegrown resorts and hotels in the island have decided to veer away from White Beach. One of these is Balinghai Beach Resort, which is built into a landscape of limestone cliffs surrounded by trees. It has a total of eight rooms. From the White Beach area, it will take about 15 minutes to go there.

The resort has its own bar facing Punta Bunga Beach with white sand, but not as fine as that of White Beach. They allow walk-in customers at their bar, but only if they are not fully booked to maintain the privacy of their guests.




Despite the developments Boracay has gone through, most homegrown hotels and continue to thrive. Even with the presence of bigger players in the island, these establishments will always keep the Boracay spirit alive.


All images are grabbed from the establishment's Official Website/Facebook pages respectively

Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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May 13, 2017

6 Local Boracay Resorts That Have Withstood the Test of Time

Go local in the international destination that is Boracay in these resorts.

From being a secret paradise, the development of Boracay has become nonstop since it was introduced to the world. Only known to backpackers before, White Beach used to be a spacious haven. But with its paradise-like beauty, it didn’t take long for it to attract foreign travelers and eventually, investors who changed the face of the island.

If you have traveled to Boracay a decade or two ago, you might have found the following hotels and resorts already.


1. White House Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Exterior and interior of White House Beach Resort


Owned by the Tirols, one of the most landed families in the island, White House Beach Resort is one of the first establishments here. The resort used to be a family beach house, and it got its name from its own color. The family then added rooms and expanded it to cater to their guests, and eventually to the public. It has a total of 28 rooms.

Though a lot of bigger developments came to Station 1, the family-run resort retains its homey vibe. It has a beach lounge open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for in-house and walk-in guests.

Their indoor restaurant Station Juan Café serves traditional Filipino and international cuisine served by their in-house chef Martin Jickain.


2. Nigi Nigi Nu Noos E Nu Nu Noos Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Nigi Nigi rooms offer a tribal vibe.


Nigi Nigi Nu Noos E Nu Nu Noos Beach Resort, or just Nigi Nigi for short, is one of the first resorts in the island. Though not all could easily remember the complete name of the resort, Nigi Nigi can easily be spotted at the Station 2 beachfront.

The resort has Polynesian-style cottages but with modern amenities inside. The resort with 34 rooms is surrounded by trees retaining its natural vibe. It also has a beachfront sports bar and restaurant which are always filled with guests.

For guests who want a less crowded area, the resort has another branch in Station 1 named Nigi Nigi Too. Though smaller compared to its mother resort, Nigi Nigi Too with 20 rooms offers the same kind of natural vibe. Here, one can have a massage with a view of the turquoise waters of Boracay. The famous Willy’s Rock can also be seen from its beachfront. Nigi Nigi Too also has its own beach bar.


3. Henann Group of Resorts



local Boracay resorts

Henann Garden likewise has its own pool area


In Station 2, you will find Boracay Regency Resort now known as Henann Regency Resorts & Spa. Henann is taken from the names of its president, Henry Chusuey and the members of his family. It was built by its Ilonggo owners for them to have a decent accommodation in the island. Over the years, the hotel continued its expansion and is now considered as one of the biggest in the island. It has a total of 302 rooms.

This became a foundation of the hotel chain known as Henann Group of Resorts. The resort group has three other locations in the island, Henann Lagoon Resort with 120 rooms, Henann Garden Resort with 273 rooms, and Henann Prime Beach with 144 rooms.


4. Boracay Terraces Resort



local Boracay resorts

One of the rooms at Boracay Terraces Resort


Boracay Terraces Resort is a tiered resort inspired by the Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao. It is the last resort you will pass by before reaching Diniwid Beach. The Ilonggo owner of the resort is one of the earliest investors in the island. After his passing, the resort is now managed by his children.

The resort has 33 rooms, all with balconies or terraces. It has a swimming pool too and a restaurant called 7,107 Islands. One of the owners of the resort is singer Armand TJ. You can sometimes find him jamming with restaurant guests while playing the piano. They also have The Langit Roof Deck for private dinners.


5. Jony’s Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Interior of one of the rooms at Jony’s Beach Resort


Fondly called Jony’s Place, Jony’s Beach Resort has been operating since 1985. The resort has 21 air-conditioned rooms and is located beside Diamond Water Sports.

It has a beachfront restaurant called Maya’s Modern Filipino & Mexican Cuisine. The restaurant menu was created by Chef Jun Salme, son of the resort owner.


6. Balinghai Beach Resort



local Boracay resorts

Facade of Balinghai's room


Some homegrown resorts and hotels in the island have decided to veer away from White Beach. One of these is Balinghai Beach Resort, which is built into a landscape of limestone cliffs surrounded by trees. It has a total of eight rooms. From the White Beach area, it will take about 15 minutes to go there.

The resort has its own bar facing Punta Bunga Beach with white sand, but not as fine as that of White Beach. They allow walk-in customers at their bar, but only if they are not fully booked to maintain the privacy of their guests.




Despite the developments Boracay has gone through, most homegrown hotels and continue to thrive. Even with the presence of bigger players in the island, these establishments will always keep the Boracay spirit alive.


All images are grabbed from the establishment's Official Website/Facebook pages respectively

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Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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