During our previous visits in Boracay Island, we have stayed in beachfront resorts in both Station 1 and Station 3. No idea why we haven’t picked to stay in Station 2 even though we’re always there to eat, drink, and party till the break o’ dawn. So we were excited when we learned that we’ll get to stay in COAST, a 71-room boutique resort by the Raintree Group, which is situated in Station 2. Finally, we’ll be right smack in the middle of where most of the fun happenings are on the island.
Since Coast has their own van, they picked us up at the Caticlan airport and together with our friends Pepe of @pepesamson, Ramil and Edgar of @pinasmuna, and Elei of @iameleimath, we were whisked away on a fast and a furious speed boat ride from Caticlan to Boracay Island. We have heard a lot about Coast and one them being voted as Number 1 on Trip Advisor. Now allow us to tell you the reasons why we think Coast is the perfect host.
1. The Relaxed and Warm Beach Vibe
We absolutely love the white and blue theme of the resort! There are also splashes of colors that can be found in every part of the resort that will make you feel that chill tropical vibe. As soon as we entered the lobby, we were taken by the high ceiling as well as the natural light that filled up the space.
2. The Friendly and Hospitable Staff
Their staff’s remarkable service is one of the things that made our stay memorable in Coast. They are intuitive and attentive. We also appreciated the fact that they are knowledgeable about everything that concerns the resort— from the amenities to the service hours to the schedule of activities. We definitely felt genuine hospitality.
3. The Cozy and Comfortable Room
We’ve got to hand it to Coast for letting us enjoy our Boracay visit in total comfort. Other than the welcome treats of cheese, fruits, and wine— a bright space with big windows where we can enjoy natural light also excites us! The floor to ceiling windows let us enjoy the pool view and made us feel the beach vibe even when we were inside our clean air conditioned room. When we got back in the evening, we realized that they have a turndown service. The room was cleaned, the beds have been turned down — ready for us to just slip in under the blankets, the lights were dimmed, and the blackout blinds covered the entire window. We don’t know about you but we absolutely love turn down services because it makes us feel that the place cares about giving us a good night’s sleep.
4. The Well-Maintained and Clean Amenities
Having most of the structure dominantly painted in white can be a gamble. It means that they have to keep the resort as spotless as possible therefore committing to its upkeeping. We were utterly impressed by the cleanliness of the place. Both the swimming pool and the swim-up bar are well-maintained as well as the pool lounge chairs. We love the beach vibe of their restaurant, Cha Cha’s Beach Cafe. The high ceilings and the big windows allowed us to see the palm trees, the clear blue sky, and the pristine waters of white beach since Coast is a beachfront property.
5. The Beautiful and Delicious Food
Since Coast is a Raintree Group concept, we never doubted its capability to provide us quality food. The buffet breakfast has everything we need to start our day right including our ultimate favorite, the Ube Champorado. We love champorado so much as it reminds us of when our grandparents will prepare a pot of this dark chocolate rice porridge as a breakfast treat because we just love to have chocolate in the morning. Then we’d pour evaporated milk on top of it and add sugar to sweeten the dish. We’d sometimes put salted fish flakes in the porridge to get that addicting sweet-salty taste. But Cha Cha’s Beach Cafe wasn’t contented with the classic. Instead, they put a twist on it by creating this ube-flavored rice porridge which totally blew us away. It was such a beautiful dish that we had 2 bowls of it every morning we were in Coast.
Of course we didn’t pass up the opportunity to have dinner in Cha Cha’s Beach Cafe. Since it was a cool breezy night, we decided to have dinner by the beach. We got their Cold Spicy Salmon and Tuna Poke Bowl, the ever-so-tasty Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (which is our favorite in one of Raintree’s restaurants in SM Aura called Providore), their Mixed Plate Grill, and the Cold Seafood Platter to bring more of that fresh beach dining experience. Fresh fruit shakes, smoothies, and cocktails are available too so there’s nothing more that we could ask for.
6. The Well-kept and Gorgeous Beachfront View
Even though this visit was our 7th time in Boracay, the beauty of the island doesn’t get old for us. There’s nothing like waking up early in the morning, reaching the beach in less than 5 minutes, see the gorgeous horizon where the water meets the sky, and just get hypnotized by the sound of waves rolling unto the white fine sandy shore. And the best part is, Coast made us experience that everyday we were there because the white beach is just a few steps away from the hotel.
Our Coast experience was definitely something that we’d love for everyone to experience too— from the accommodations, to the amenities, to the food, to the service. The next time you go to Boracay, give yourself that Coast adventure so you can discover why they were voted Number 1.