Boracay Island has been consistently named one of the best beaches in the world. If you’ve ever been to Boracay Island before, you’d know that its white sandy beaches attracts millions of selfie-stick wielding tourists, but this island has plenty to discover if you venture out to its lesser known kite-boarding beach and to one of the island’s chicest new boutique hotel openings –Banana Bay Boracay.

Banana Bay Boracay is located in Bolabog beach, which has been a kiteboarding sanctuary for decades, due to its strong ‘habagat’ winds. Secluded but not isolated, Bolabog is a great option for travellers who want to enjoy the natural wonders of the island, minus the crowds.

Banana Bay in an Eco-tourism gem, and features modern Filipino designed that highlight the Philippines’ traditional handicrafts. The hotel utilises ethically sourced materials that were sourced and built on site, and create a truly authentic resort atmosphere. Banana Bay Boracay has plenty of green credentials, including the use of hollow-block free architecture, Eco-friendly heat pumps, and uses minimal plastic waste, which all contribute to minimising its carbon footprint.

This beachfront property enjoys from stunning coastal views and a salt-chlorinated pool located in the hotel’s atrium. Each of the hotel’s 40 rooms and suites maximises the beach-front views, and feature natural colours and textures that reflects the hotel’s Eco-credentials. We stayed in one of the hotel’s suite rooms, which features unobstructed views of Bolabog beach and plenty of space for you to relax and switch off. The suites feature a king sized bed, three different balconies, an outdoor lanai, his and hers sink, a jacuzzi tub, and a cosy living area.

If you’re looking for some of Boracay’s best eats, then look no further than Banana Bay’s own Monkey Tree Bar and Restaurant. The menu offers a stunning array of fusion cuisine and signature cocktails that will surely impress even the most discerning foodie.

For adventure seeking travellers, the hotel also has its own dedicated kiteboarding school. Here, you can go beyond the usual beach itinerary and learn to catch the wind with Banana Bay’s International Kiteboarding Organisation (IKO) and Verband Deutscher Windsurfing (VDWS) certified instructors. So whether you’re looking to lounge by the pool, or conquer Bolabog’s habagat winds, there’s something for everyone at Banana Bay – Boracay’s most stylish new boutique hotel.

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