This small beautiful island in the Philippines located south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in Western Visayas has been ranked, multiple times, as one of the best islands in the world. Boracay’s delicate powdery white sand, sparkling turquoise waters, green dancing palm trees, red fiery sunsets and pastel-colored sunrises make up for unforgettable vacations that leave visitors wanting more.
The grand uniqueness and elaborate architecture punctuated by an impressive attention to detail down to the smallest of things makes THE LIND BORACAY an amazing vision to behold. Its clean chic interiors, modern artfully-inspired furnishings and wide open spaces lending views to the beautiful island scenery make one instantly relaxed and in the mood to enjoy the best that the island has to offer.
Next to its white walls, the colors of the island jump out in various layers across the resort’s design. From the green of palm trees to the pink and red hues of the sunsets to the aquamarine colors of the ocean, the resort manages to reflect each and every single element of the surrounding nature’s beauty as it is translated in the over-all aesthetic effect of the resort.
The Lind sets itself apart because of how it carefully and purposefully designed the over-all guest experience in a tone and perspective that stray away from traditional standards of hospitality. The Lind prides itself as a resort that offers the best of luxurious experience that gives attention to the changing of times coupled with a certain breath of youthfulness infused into the guest experience in all manners of seeing, tasting, hearing and feeling.
The Lind Boracay is a five-star hotel situated along the more exclusive end of White Beach’s Station 1. A beautiful and modern beachfront property with 119 rooms, three restaurants and bars, and a ballroom with majestic views of the island.
Inside, with interiors designed by Manny Samson and Associates, The Lind Boracay boasts of a bold design aesthetic that is as sophisticated as it is quirky. The custom-designed furnishings and accents that fill the corners and spaces are punctured with unique blends of color, patterns and texture that although individually unique, are able to meld into a beautiful tapestry all together.
Among its accommodations, each of the 119 rooms offer capacious balconies with a view of the beach, the pool, or the gardens. The vibrant guest rooms range from an intimate 47 to a spacious 181 square meters. The standard room, otherwise known as the Garden Room, has two double beds and overlooks the main pools and the luscious surroundings. The Sea Room has a Super King bed and a daybed, which has been placed strategically so that guests may enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the sea. The Beach Room faces the beach and includes a Super King bed, a day bed, and a large bathtub. Going up, the Premier rooms have two categories, namely Garden and Sea, and are 101 square meters in size. The guests staying in these rooms enjoy the second largest balcony space in the resort with unobstructed high views of the island and the ocean. The resort also offers three room categories featuring their own private pools namely: the Garden Rooms with Pool that are located on the Beach Level, The Sea Rooms with Pool that are corner view suites and finally, the Presidential Suite that has an impressive combined floor area of 181 square meters and boasts of a balcony lending to the best view the resort has to offer. The presidential suite also has a pool, and a living and receiving area separate from the bedroom.
The Lind is a front-running expert in spoiling its guests with the help from the genuine world-class service from their hospitable staff. To and from Caticlan Airport, the resort sends a van and a luxe private speed boat to take their guests to the property and heartfully welcomes the weary and tired travelers with a zesty welcome drink. The Lind does away with the traditional check in process as they would check you in while seated at the lounge enjoying your drinks. In spite of the grandiose luxury that emanates from the setting, the Lind manages to keep the atmosphere easy, relaxed and genuine. Every single personnel is warm and accommodating, and would not hesitate to assist you or spoil you for that matter.
The food in the Lind Boracay is an altogether fascinating highlight. The expertise of the culinary team driven by top-notch chefs is apparent in the delicious, comforting, and delightful food selection. The creativity and effort put into the flavor, plating and aromas of the dishes clearly show how these culinary experts are trying to get outside of the box while still touching base on the basic clean flavors of the ingredients.
Adding to the rich and vibrant dining scene in Boracay are the three dining outlets each with their own unique cuisine. Tartine, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant plays a host to international flavors and a truly impressive, seemingly endless, breakfast spread.
Right in front of the shore is the beach bar and café, Crust. Featuring its own rustic brick oven, guests are afforded a view of the chefs whilst cooking in open-space kitchen format where they deliver in-house made pizza dough, breads and pastries. The diners in Crust are also invited to partake in a myriad of dishes with fall-off-the-bone roasted meats that are sure to leave one wanting for more.
Right on the Lobby Level, +36, aptly named after Boracay’s area code, is this resort’s version of a stylish and sophisticated lobby lounge, the perfect setting for a nice cup of tea or a glass of the ol’ martini.
The resort reflects the modernity of the changing times and attracts global jet-setters to continue their dynamic lifestyles on the shores of this beautiful island. The Lind has managed to captivate the hearts of the travelers who yearn for something different – something new while still maintaining the core of luxury experience. The Lind’s amenities include a lap pool, kiddie pool, and Jacuzzi on the ground floor, and an infinity pool that overlooks the beach. The hotel also has a fully functioning gym with an in-house personal trainer, the Kid’s Club has activities for children of various ages, and several meeting area spaces for private events.
The best spot for lounging, hanging out and basking in the sun is by far the Infinity: named as such because as it is found by the Lobby Level infinity pool. The Infinity is the ideal venue for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions. The views this spot provides is the perfect backdrop for instagram-worthy posts.
For those seeking rejuvenation, The Lind in partnership with THE SPA, provides soul-enriching spa services unique to the property. The guests have the option of enjoying these treatments in The Spa Wellness Boracay, poolside, or within the comfort and privacy of their own room.
The Lind Ballroom, Covered in floor to ceiling glass windows offering the best views of the island can easily accommodate 280 banquet guests. The ballroom also has an outdoor viewing deck perfect for cocktail sessions at sunset.
In time for the holidays, the Lind offers various activities including a Christmas Eve buffet priced at P3,904 net per person. Kids are also enjoined to participate in several activities at Kids Club where they get to create Christmas Cards, beach snowmen using Boracay’s fine white sand and many more fun activities.
On New Year’s Eve, The Lind will also be having Noche Tropical, a new year’s eve fiesta, which includes a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, live entertainment and music as well as an open bar priced at Php 6,832 for walk-in guests.
The Lind is only just beginning to break the surface. Constant, dynamic growth is seen for this brand for the years to come, and we can’t wait for what’s in store.
Photography by Jester Al Pamulaklakin