One Boracay’s hidden gems is Reef Retreat. This homely and quirky hotel is situated on the kitesurfing beach – Bulabog – perfect if you are on holiday to kitesurf or windsurf. You can literally roll out of bed and be on the beach in one minute.
Matt and Clare the owners are really friendly and are happy to take the time to point you in the right direction for things to do in the area. There is a lovely communal garden, and my ultimate favourite – a tree house. It’s is an ideal place to have a few drinks and nibbles while watching the kitesurfers on the beach (as well as feeling like a big kid again).
The rooms all have private balconies or verandas, and the design is warm and draws its inspiration from the island’s materials and landscapes. Rooms are all equipped with cable TV, air-con, a mini-bar, wi-fi, a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom.
During the high and peak seasons (November to April) breakfast is served next door at the windsurfing centre. It is an ideal place to meet new people and (if you’re really keen on watersports) discuss wind conditions with the windsurfing instructors. If wind chat is not your cup of tea at least you can tuck into a full English breakfast – perfect before a day of sightseeing.
Address: Reef Retreat Resort, Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Malay, Aklan, Philippines.
Telephone: +63 9173 493 060