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7Stones Statement

17Oct

7Stones Statement

Dear Friends,

Many of you have asked how 7Stones has been approved to open for business on October 26th despite having the 25 + 5 easement issue which affects many beach front properties on Bulabog beach. 7Stones is not a traditional hotel or a single ‘for profit’ business.  Each apartment is an individual residence with a separate tax declaration held in the name of the unit’s owner.   Each apartment in the building is individually owned. Each apartment is a building on the tax declaration.  7Stones itself does not own any apartments in the building.  7Stones is a brand and a Homeowner’s Association.

 The DENR have advised us that a portion of the two front units are in violation of the 25+5 easement, while the remaining units are in compliance.

 BPHMI is a property management company which has contracted with some (but not all) of the 28 compliant units to lease them for rental income.  BPHMI markets these units under the trademarked brand name “7Stones”.  These individually owned units are not in the 25 + 5 easement, and possess all necessary permits and certificates.  They are fully compliant.

BPHMI has no ownership of the two beachfront units.  BPHMI has no ownership of any units in 7Stones. Only the two individual owners of the beachfront units can bring them into compliance. 

The DENR 25 + 5 easement certification was granted to “7Stones as managed by BPHMI”, with the understanding that BPMHI has no contractual relationship with the two individually owned beachfront units.  In granting a 25 + 5 certificate to the 28 compliant units the Philippines authorities have acknowledged the individual ownership of the beach front units in the 7Stones building.

We hope this explanation helps your understanding of why some of the compliant units at 7Stones have been granted permission to receive tourists on October 26th, 2018.

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07Sep

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48 Hours in Boracay, and how to make the most of it

16Jul

48 Hours in Boracay, and how to make the most of it

As a world-famed vacation destination, it’s easy to get to Boracay, making it possible for you to actually have that weekend getaway on the island. There’s just so much to do on Asia’s 24/7 island, you may not be able to experience everything. Yet, a weekend is still enough to make the most of your Boracay trip. If you have 48 hours, here’s an itinerary to cover the hot spots and activities you shouldn’t miss.

DAY 1- ARRIVAL

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Arrive early in the morning in Kalibo or Caticlan Airport. Upon arriving on the island, stash your bags at the hotel or hostel you have booked. Some hotels only allow check-in at 12 PM but most of them allow you to leave your bags so you could go around without any baggage. Ready your flip flops and start the day. Grab your breakfast as you will need the calories to fuel your day. Choose a beachfront restaurant to get a view of the beach while sipping your cup of coffee. Don’t rush yet, and have some time to appreciate the beauty that’s in front of you. Since it’s a bit late for an island-hopping tour, start your vacation with a land tour around the island’s iconic spot.

10 AM – 1 PM

Start the tour at Mt. Luho to get a 360 view of the island. Rent a motorcycle or tricycle if you’re with a group to Mt. Luho, located near Bulabog Beach. Prepare at least PhP100 for the entrance fee to the view deck area. Since it’s the highest point on the island, you’ll actually have to climb some stairs, but will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the island. At Mt. Luho area, you can also try zip line and sky cycling activities or ride an ATV (all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

mt. luho boracay

After Mt. Luho, you can head over to Sitio Hagdan in Barangay Yapak to try kart racing as well. If you prefer to get wet early, try some water activities; just head back to the White Beach in Station 1. Of course, you don’t skip water sports activities during a Boracay holiday. A regular banana boat ride is just PhP250 per person for a minimum of five people. If you’re traveling alone, that’s not a problem since you can just join other groups. You can also try flyfish or even a jetski ride. If underwater adventure is your thing, that’s also possible as you can just easily book a helmet diving activity.

1 PM – 4 PM

After a busy morning, have a sumptuous lunch. Well, the option is long but one thing you should experience is the paluto (cooking service) on the island. If you want the same experience, there are paluto restaurants at E’Mall Talipapa in Station 3. Buy your choice of seafood, meat, and vegetables and have it cooked the way you want it. To regain some energy for the later part of the day, head back to your hotel to have some siesta time.

3 PM to 7 PM

After a refreshing break, try some popular snacks on the island while enjoying the view of the beach. Try the famous chori (chorizo) burger from any of the food stalls along the beach or get the popular banana peanut choco shake to quench your thirst while waiting for the sun to set. To enjoy the sunset best, also try a 15-minute parasailing activity or experience paraw sailing. Experiencing golden sunset on a relaxing boat ride is one thing you should not miss!

boracay paraw

7 PM to MIDNIGHT
After the sailing, you might wanna head back first to your hotel to get some rest and prepare for dinner. You can go for buffet dinners, have a fancy dinner in a restaurant or just grab something in fast-food chains on the island. But choosing local restaurants is still the best option.

After dinner, get some booze and enjoy the island’s happy hour. Get some discounts in some bar for your drinks on their respective hours. You can also join a drinking spree and bar hopping activities, but always in moderation. Just get enough some rest for the next day.

DAY 2

6 AM to 9 AM

morning view front beach of boracay

Waking up early when you’re on vacation has its own perks. Enjoy the 4-kilometer White Beach with a lesser crowd. After the long walk, have another filling breakfast for a busy day.

9 AM – 4 PM

crystal cove

You will spend six to eight hours of your second day for the island hopping activity. The activity starts at Station 1 of the White Beach. The island hopping activity includes a tour encircling the island and visiting nearby spots like Crystal Cove, and Magic Island where you can try cliff jumping. The tour also visits other beaches on the island like Puka and Ilig-Iligan. You can also try snorkeling and meet some friendly fishes. The island hopping activity also includes fulfilling buffet lunch usually with Filipino dishes. What more can you ask for? After the activity, the boat goes back to Station 1.

4 PM – 6 PM

boracay sunset

Upon returning from the island hopping, you can opt to swim more at the White Beach and wait for another sunset. Watching how the sky folds into the darkness is just a perfect sight to cool down. You can also use this time to buy some souvenirs for family and friends back home.

7 PM – 9 PM

After taking a bath from the tiring day, it’s better to pack your things already for your takeoff the next day. Packing early will make you cram less and so you won’t forget any of your stuff.

Since it’s your last night, dress up and find another good place to eat. Whether you’re in a group, with your special someone, or just alone, spend the night in a fancy restaurant is never a bad idea. Pair it with a glass of wine or any drink you like for a delicate finish too. Take some time to witness a fire dancing performance while having dinner or even after that as well.

boracay fire dancer

9 PM to MIDNIGHT

body massage

To cap your holiday, have a relaxing massage too. It’s a perfect way to release the stress and to fully feel lighter after the hectic two days. You can also have a massage in your own hotel, at the beachfront, or go to a massage place if you prefer. A relaxing moment is what you will need for a good night sleep before going back to reality the next day.

After 48 hours on the island, it’s now time to fly back home. Yes, you can actually do so much and still have a memorable holiday even just for two days. So go, book that trip now and get a tan!

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Nearby Paradise: Places You Can Explore Close to Boracay

16Jul

Nearby Paradise: Places You Can Explore Close to Boracay

With its powdery white sand, turquoise water, and wild parties, it’s not impossible for a small island in the heart of the country to win the hearts of millions of tourists each year. No wonder, it’s always dubbed as one of the best islands in the world.

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With its paradisiacal beauty, Boracay, an island of only over 1,000 hectares is getting enough attention from the world. However, it often overshadows its mother province of Aklan and its neighboring islands. Yet, some of these places are also worth a visit and surely could be at par with the island’s beauty. When you think you need a little extra experience during your beach holiday, keep an eye on these nearby places you can explore.

Motag Living Museum

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Most people know Boracay but only a few know its mother town. Boracay, composed of three villages is actually part of Malay town. And in a small village on the mainland, you can actually travel back in time.

Malay is really more than just Boracay. It is actually home to the only interactive cultural museum in the Philippines – the Motag Living Museum. It is located in Barangay Motag, about 10 minutes away from Caticlan. It is an interactive farmer’s village where tourists can witness and likewise experience how people of Malay lived before.

Old and young local people of Malay showcase the different stages of the farming cycles to visiting tourists. Guests, on the other hand, can try plowing, harrowing, and other farming methods and even or ride a carabao. Guests are also treated to folk songs and can even learn how to dance the tinikling (a traditional Filipino bamboo dance). Of course, local delicacies such as suman or rice cake are also served to guests.

They open from Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance fees are at PhP700 for adults and PhP300 for children or PhP1,600 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). A half day tour to the place is possible so why not give it a try. The place is even recommended by the Philippine Carabao Center and the Philippine Conservation Society.

Other mainland Malay attractions

nabaoy malay

Mainland Malay is also home to one of the cleanest rivers in the country. About 30 minutes away from Caticlan Jetty Port, you will find Nabaoy River – a crystal clean river stretching the village. Along the riverside are huts and restaurants that offer native dishes and delicacies for tourists. With its calm water, the river is a favorite spot for swimming and even rafting for some.

The mainland also has its own touristic eco-park. Tourists will surely enjoy a walk inside Malay Eco-Park located in Argao village. The sanctuary is planted with fruit bearing trees and surrounded by colorful butterflies. The park likewise houses the distinct flora and fauna only endemic in the town. On its highest peak, one can have a view of Boracay from afar.

Photo by: Don Rye Sistorias

Carabao Island

carabao island

Carabao isn’t an island of water buffaloes, but you’ll definitely see one when you visit the tranquil neighbor of Boracay. Known as Hambil for locals, Carabao Island is actually part of the municipality of San Jose, Romblon. It is just a 25-minute boat ride from Boracay and just 10 minutes if you take a speedboat.

Carabao’s proximity to Boracay makes it an ideal destination for an island-hopping activity. You can even have a glimpse of it when you are at Puka Beach, located at the northernmost part of the island.

For those looking for powdery white sand, Carabao also has it. The island’s San Jose Beach is often compared to the White Beach of Boracay with white sand and azure waters but with a lesser crowd and a limited number of establishments.

On the opposite side of San Jose Beach is Lanas Beach. Lanas, which is facing Boracay, is the main tourist area of Carabao. Lanas Beach is meanwhile compared to Puka with pebbly white sand but with clear waters as well, perfect for swimming. This side of the island has numerous front beach resorts and restaurants.

One thing you can try when in the island is also riding a motorbike. They have fascinating viewpoint where you can have a breathtaking view of the neighboring islands of Tablas, Romblon and Boracay.

Its pristine beauty is always compared to what Boracay was like before it became a busy tourist destination. So experience its natural grandeur before people start flocking to this quiet paradise.

Nabas Wind Farm

Nabas wind farm

When you set foot in Boracay, the wind turbines of Nabas Wind Farm is a sight you’ll instantly notice. The giant turbines are actually generating 32-megawatt of electricity. Currently, there are 18 turbines that are standing strong in Pawa village in Nabas and some portions of Malay.

Aside from being a clean energy source, Nabas Wind Farm is gaining much attention from tourists. Yes, tourists are allowed to enter the site and have their photos taken with the big electric fan as their background. A little tour of how a wind farm is working is worth a try.

From Caticlan, you can reach the location of the wind farm in less than 30 minutes. A service vehicle is needed when visiting the place since public transport isn’t allowed to enter in the farm’s premises.

For Boracay alone, one or two days are not enough to explore enough what the island can offer. So it is always better to spend long days in the island. Of course, giving these nearby destinations a little bit of your time and money is a must. You can actually create your own itinerary to visit these places. But if you prefer a hassle-free travel, just approach your hotel and arrange a special tour to these nearby destinations.

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Different Ways to Experience Boracay for Every Type of Travelers

16Jul

Different Ways to Experience Boracay for Every Type of Travelers

No destination is the same for different types of travelers. Each type of traveler will always have its own unique experience during a trip. There are many different types of travelers. There are those who go the extra mile to save on trips. There are also luxurious travelers who don’t mind spending more for convenience. There are also people who prefer a quiet place, and those who love to party. Some also prefer adrenaline-filled vacations while others just want to relax.

In the end, the satisfaction we get from a certain place actually depends on what we are looking for. It depends on what we want, on who we are.

boracay island

One common thing most travelers would agree is that Boracay is one of the best islands in the world, with the best beaches. This long-time favorite destination has its own unique charm that could cater to almost every type of travelers. Welcoming a million tourists of varied nationalities each year, it certainly needs to.

So here’s how you can experience Boracay depending on your travel style:

Luxury Travelers

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This type of travelers prefers premier destinations for their holidays. And Boracay is just a perfect location for a fancy holiday. Choose a resort that offers exquisite and exclusive accommodation. Book a suite in a resort that offers a breathtaking view of the panoramic skyline and sunrise. Also, look for a place where you can indulge in good food and lots of pampering and relaxing activities. A luxury holiday is perfect for your solo escape or even with your special someone and family. Check out www.7stonesboracay.com to get the best deals for a luxurious treat that you deserve!

Party Animals

When it comes to a party, Boracay is on top of the list. Party animals will surely love the unique island vibe here, and of course, booze is everywhere!
You’ll definitely find a place to get your alcohol fix in every corner of the island. Here, you don’t have to dress up and wear high heels to a party. Just wear whatever you want but have the party energy and you’re ready to have your craziest night.

boracay party

Bars are teeming along the three stations of the White Beach with nightly parties. If you prefer a more intimate crowd, there are also bars in Bulabog Beach you could check. Aside from those along the beach, there are also bars along the main road that you can pass by for a drink.

Thrill-Seekers

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For adrenaline junkies, Bulabog Beach is perhaps a haven. You will find most sports enthusiasts on this side of the island. You can enroll in intensive kiteboard or windsurfing lessons during your stay.
If you prefer the underwater world, you can also learn how to dive here on the island. With numerous diving schools, you’ll surely find one that would convince you to discover the underwater beauty of Boracay. You can also try jumping on a 40-ft cliff, ride a helicopter or try reverse bungee jumping here. With so many activities to choose from, traveling to Boracay will surely feed your adventurous soul.

Foodie

Food and travel always come together. Food can speak so much about a place and its culture. As one favorite island of foreign travelers, Boracay’s gastronomic scene can satisfy anyone’s craving.

boracay foodie

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Food from diverse cultures—Korean, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and French cuisines, you’ll surely find them here. Even the exotic flavors of India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, you can also enjoy it in Boracay. Of course, the classic Filipino restaurants are also just around the island. You will likely find a restaurant to satisfy your taste buds and for an Instagram-worthy food shot. Like at 7th Note Café located within the premises of 7Stones Boracay, sumptuous food and fine beverages await you!

Family-Oriented Travelers

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A holiday is also a perfect way to bond with the family or group of friends. Enjoy your much-needed rest and relaxation with the family or friends along the beach. You can go island hopping together or try some water sports activities. You can try banana boat ride or flyfish for some fun on the water. Don’t miss to watch the golden sunset as well or even try parasailing together. Then, treat everyone for a dinner buffet along the beach.

Voluntourist

boracay voluntourist

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Aside from the usual travelers, there are also those who don’t forget their advocacies while traveling. There are also a number of activities you can do to give back to the island and share some goodness.
You can join a beach cleanup or a coral restoration program while on the island. You can also support local initiatives by buying products produced by the locals. Also, you can visit Boracay’s indigenous people (IPs) community, at the Ati village. Teach Ati kids how to draw or sing a new song to put a big smile on their face.

No matter what type of traveler you are, the point of traveling is to enjoy your time and to do something out of your routine. Dubbed as Asia’s 24/7 island, Boracay surely caters to whatever kind of travel experience you want.

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Experience Boracay Like a True Blue Local

16Jul

Experience Boracay Like a True Blue Local

For its unique charm, many foreigners have found a home in Boracay. No wonder you’ll somehow find a foreigner who knows the island so much. If you’re just on a quick vacation but still wants to feel how to live like a true Boracay local, here are some things you should consider.

Stroll along the beach

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Leave your heels in the city but never forget to bring your flip flops. It’s a major no-no to wear heels especially if you plan to party at night. If you don’t wanna get stuck in the traffic on the highway, stroll along the beach to reach your destination. Catch the sunrise along Bulabog Beach in the morning and don’t miss the golden sunset at the White Beach. By walking, you also get to discover more interesting places and attractions in the island.

Choose public transport

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If jeepney is the kind of the road in Manila streets, here, tricycles dominate the street. The moment you reach the port in the island, you’ll be greeted by tricycle drivers for a ride. Aside from the diesel-powered trikes, the island probably also have the most number of electric-tricycles (e-trike) in the region. Regular fare within the main areas of the island is just PhP10. You can also charter rides for a minimum of PhP60.

Shop at Talipapa

One good thing about the island’s tourism industry is that you get everything you need. While there are a number of bigger grocery stores in the island, experience buying some stuff in talipapa or small market. The most famous in the island and probably the most organized is D’Talipapa wherein Paluto services are offered. You can buy fruits, vegetables, and even souvenirs to take home. Yet the most famous among locals is the Talipapa Bukid. It is actually the main market of the island and most goods are cheaper here. Talipapa is just actually everywhere so you’ll definitely find one when you need to buy something.

Eat where the locals eat

While there are numerous restaurants you can try on the island, eating where the locals eat is actually an experience you should consider. Some restaurants have withstood the test of time and development and have remained a go-to place for locals, and even becomes an attraction. Check places like Smoke Resto for their Bulalo, Kolai Mangyan which serves the famous Budbod, Tod’s for their hot soups and Jasper’s for their Pansit served on bilao or a food tray made of native product. You can try all these places without hurting your wallet. You’ll just have to prepare your tummy for a fest.

Skip your diet

Okay, another for food because Boracay locals surely love to eat. Forget about dieting. Don’t skip the rice. When your staple food is bread, rice is still best paired with most Filipino dishes. Choose the freshest catch at D’ Talipapa and have it cooked the way you want it. In less than an hour, you can then feast on seafood and all the savory dishes on the table.

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Party like a local

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Well, booze and music must be part of Boracay’s culture. Thus, having a night-out should always be part of someone’s itinerary. Though booze is way cheaper in the Philippines, you’ll still get discounts during happy hour. Happy hour is not just actually an hour. Sometimes it could last for the whole night. Grab a local beer or a signature mix of the bar you’re visiting; then when the clock strikes at 12, release your inner diva and takeover the dance floor. After all, what happens in Boracay, stays in Boracay.

Be responsible

Like locals, take environmental issues seriously. Be responsible with your trashes and follow the rules of the island. Remember that bringing home the white sands of Boracay is prohibited, smoking and littering on the beach is also not allowed. Just recently, the local government also banned the use of plastic in the island. So bring your own bag when shopping for your souvenirs.

You don’t have to be born in Boracay to show your love. Like a local, treat Boracay as your own home even just for a few days. Appreciate its beauty. Indulge in its grandeur. Enjoy every moment of your stay.

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Healthy-Minded Travel: When Travel and Wellness Intertwine

16Jul

Healthy-Minded Travel: When Travel and Wellness Intertwine

healthy travel guide

When our world is bombarded with so many negativities, travel is one grand escape we can make. Travel allows us to detach from the chaotic environment we live in and enable us to reconnect with ourselves. And while we all travel for a number of different reasons, there’s one common denominator to it – for us to feel good inside and out. Thus, travel and wellness is something that can easily be combined.
This must be the reason why wellness travel is becoming the fastest growing travel trend nowadays. It is the kind of travel where physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing of the traveler become the forefront of the trip. It is fueling the adventurous soul inside while not forgetting to nourish the body and the mind.
Wellness travel started to grow and develop over a decade ago. One proof to it is the presence of spa and wellness centers in tourist destinations, and even in smaller communities. And just like the past years, travel wellness is still forecasted to grow in the coming years.

Wellness travel trend

Travel wellness first revolved around stress-reducing spa, and on yoga and meditation. Its first wave first embarked on activities that promote stillness and tranquility; activities that allow travelers to be at peace with his or her being. Going to a spa and wellness centers while on vacation has also become a must for majority of travelers. Who would not want a good massage and some pampering after all?

The growing importance of “wellness” in traveling thus underscored the need for wellness amenities, services and activities for tourism destinations, particularly in hotels and resorts. The kind of wellness amenities, social fitness services, and spaces specifically designed and designated for relaxation thus affects the traveler’s decision when choosing a destination.

Aside from spa, wellness also includes healthy food options. Food promotes wellness. So eating healthy like organic produce and local cuisines is also the highlight on this kind of travel.

Moreover, while this trend may not go away sooner or later, as spas and wellness centers continue to sprout, travel wellness is also likely to stay. As it further develops, new trends are also born along the way.

Nowadays, wellness travel has evolved from being just a quiet retreat to trips paired with adrenaline–induced activities. More travelers choose trips that require more physical work. Among the fastest-growing trends in wellness travel now is surfing, or stand-up paddle boarding for the less confident in the water. A joyous surf workout or just a calming activity is an instant retreat for people that live far from the beach.

Aside from this, wellness festival which combines the magic of music and nature is also starting to spread. But one thing that is consistent in the present and the future is that the beach will always be a perfect wellness destination.

Because when you want to embark on a trip that focuses on your personal health and wellness, skipping the big and bustling city is a must. While there is no right or wrong place for your own wellness, but certain places, like a tropical island do tend to work better. And what better alternative you can think of than a beach?

Boracay as wellness destination

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Well, with its reputation as a party place, many might think Boracay is not the place to be for some healthy-minded travel. But it’s just a big misconception for this tropical paradise which remains to be a favorite wellness destination.

In fact, the island is teeming with places where you can relax, enjoy nature, and experience at least some peace and quiet. Yes, you read it right. The island is a perfect balance for your active vacation and some rest and relaxation afterwards.

If you needed more specific reasons why Boracay should be you next wellness destination, here are some:

Boracay is a spa haven; in fact, you can even have a massage at the beach. You can actually book a massage at your own room or at the in-house spa of your hotel. The island also has hundreds of restaurants with some specializing on healthy eating options. One of which is 7Stones Boracay Suites’ very own 7th Note Café which serves gulten-free food.

With a number of beaches to choose from, you’ll never miss a chance to relax while lazing at the beach. You can reduce your stress while lying on the powdery-white sand of the White Beach.Go kiteboarding or just watch the sporty ones at Bulabog Beach.Take a visit to Puka and Ilig-Iligan with both incomparable beaches and views as well.

Trying any of water sports activities while on your Boracay vacation is also one definite way to de-stress. Go on an island-hopping activity, jump off a cliff, witness the sunset while on a paraw or ride a banana boat, there’s just too many reasons why Boracay Island is a wellness destination.

And lastly, with its unique island vibe, meet locals and other travelers to share the joy of travel and the goodness it brings to your wellbeing.

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6 Reasons Why 7Stones Boracay is Boracay’s Go-To Hotel and Resort

16Jul

6 Reasons Why 7Stones Boracay is Boracay’s Go-To Hotel and Resort

7Stones Boracay was recently awarded TripAdvisor’s coveted Traveller’s Choice awards, a reputation that we love having. As much as we can fan ourselves with how good our service and facilities are compared to everyone else, people won’t take our word for it.

Perhaps our guests this year, who all left with big smiles on their faces, can convince you instead. Here they are!

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  1. munish2005, rated us 5/5

We were happy to have munish2005 and his family stay with us last June, and here’s what he had to say:

“Boracay is a beautiful place and every resort is great. 7Stones is a nice resort with a very cozy and comfortable feel. The resort is near the beach. They have one restaurant which serves great food. The rooms are nice. We upgraded to a family suite which was really nice as it had a small Jacuzzi. My daughter loved it. The staff is polite and helpful. Room service might take some time but the food is good. The breakfast menu is really nice and provides unique selection of dishes. Overall a nice property and love to stay there again.”

We’d love to have you back again with us, munish2005! Glad you enjoyed your stay with 7Stones Boracay!

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  1. chew i, rated us 5/5

From the jetty to the hotel, chew i from Selangor shares with us a very comprehensive writeup about her experience with 7Stones Boracay.

“Firstly, transport from airport to jetty. We did not reserve online for the transportation, instead we took a cab. You can see them waiting outside the airport. Taking a cab is far better than a bus, which takes about an hour plus to reach the jetty. We book the same cab when way back. Often online you see u some mention you need departure 5 hours in advance from your flight time, for us about 3 hours advance is enough.The airport is small, and often long queue for check in and check out. Do not worry about the boat transfer, boat come very frequent.

7Stones Boracay is located at Bulabog Beach, which is the more quiet part of the island, it is a beautiful resort, great service with very friendly staff, nice rooms, great pool, and a great view (especially if you like flying kites- you can do that here), less crowded, more privacy.

The most i love is the Puka Beach, which we went to on the last day of our trip, crystal clear water. It was beautiful!”

You were a gracious guest as well, chew i. We hope to see you back here again!

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  1. Alexander M, rated us 5/5

 R. Alexander came to 7Stones Boracay last March, and here’s what they had to say about us.

“I had a great time at 7stones boracay. The photos you’ve seen online is same as you see it in actual. Staff were very helpful though the location of the hotel was a bit hidden surrounded by residential so you need tricycle to get to the place. It is very comfortable and relaxing place to stay. FYI, never adhere to tourist guide that will take you around the island because they charge over the top. Upon arrival we avail the guide but after me and my sister found out. It will never cost you 2,500 pesos if you just stroll around and commute on your own. Overall the hotel is amazing.”

Thanks for the lovely review and awesome tips! Please come to Boracay again soon; we’ll be waiting!

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  1. Gulseren M, rated us 5/5

Gulseren M and her family were with us for a week, and here’s what she had to say:

“We stayed for a week in a two-bedroom suite (me, my husband, my 2.5 year-old-son and our nanny). It was a huge two-bedroom unit with a huge living room, a fully-equipped kitchen and a huge balcony. We enjoyed our time at 7-stones and had a relaxing time.

Location: We chose this hotel because it is located on a quiet beach (the famous white sand beach is very crowded and noisy). This beach is popular among kite boarders (it was nice to watch dozens of kites in the mornings). It was mostly windy in the mornings when we were there (except the last day). However, I see this as a plus because the wind was nice and cool as opposed to the just hot air on the white beach. My 2 two-year-old enjoyed playing with the sand all morning and all afternoon. Also, it is only 10 minute walk to the white beach if you want to go.

Service: The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Our every wish was fulfilled literally within 3 minutes by the staff. (i.e., I asked for a stainless steel pan to fry some local fish and a sharp knife. They were at the door in 3 minutes). We also arranged a pick-up and drop-off from the airport using the hotel’s services. (Getting to Boracay island is a hassle, you need to two-short bus rides and a boat ride, you need separate tickets for the boat ride and unbelievable amount of bureaucracy!). The staff helped us at every step, ensured the safe delivery of our luggage (and deserved a great tip). (I suggest to use the hotel’s services, otherwise you will lose a lot of time). Because of all of these, I give the staff a five star.

Facilites: There is a restaurant (7th Note Cafe) where you eat the breakfast, a small play area for kids, a small pool and a pool bar. The breakfast was good (it is not open buffet but you order a main from the restaurant menu, beef tapas is recommended). They also set up a bar by the beach in the afternoon for drinks. They also have a steak night every Saturday where they set the tables by the beach. The chef cooks the meat there alongside live music. It was fully booked when we ate there. The meat, the service and the atmosphere was excellent.”

You know what else was excellent? You and your family! We’d be happy to have you back here soon!

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5Neil B, rated us 5/5

Neil B and his family were with us during October, and we had a lot of fun serving them! Now, we wonder what he thought about us:

“This aparthotel is on the webcam on the quieter side of the island, but only 5/10 minutes walk away from the “white beach” side, this suited us well, very easy to get into the heart of the action, but lovely oasis to relax when you want (need!) to.

Rooms were great, very spacious and well laid out.

Staff were super friendly, with plenty of people all eager to assist, everyone greeted us with a smile. One of staff invited our boys to join him in an inter hotel football game over on the white beach, which proved to be a great afternoon. Would highly recommend this hotel!”

Neil and his family are always welcome here at 7Stones Boracay. We’re waiting with open arms for you all!

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  1. SoccerMom318, rated us 5/5

SoccerMom318 and her family came to Boracay for some well-deserved R&R back in July, and here’s what she had to say about her stay:

“7 Stones Boracay Suites was such a wonderful surprise to me and my family. We just returned from our trip a week ago and I’m already missing the place! I found this hotel online but was not too sure of it’s location (located on Bulabog Beach).

It’s only a 10 minute walk to D’Mall and the main beach. Our suite was beautiful and perfect for our family of 4. Facilities were clean and the staff members are all nice and helpful. They accommodated my request for a couple’s massage on the beach (normally done in the suite) and to dine on the beach (as oppose to eating at the 7Note Cafe).

Breakfast was included everyday for all 4 of us, which is also a great plus! It’s convenient and we were ready to start our day after breakfast. Also a plus is having it’s own quiet beach, especially in the morning and end of day, a nice get-away from the very crowded White Sand/Stations 1 & 2.

Because of it’s open concept (no lobby doors), there’s a 24-hour security guard. We totally felt safe there. Also, every afternoon, there’s a turn-down service and they leave plates of freshly baked treats!

Lastly, since we visited in July, the wind (Habagat season) blows on the main beach and Bulabog beach is calm and perfect for water activities! Don’t miss the rooftop! A special shout-out to Dindo, the bar tender/waiter who waited on us most of our stay, Rochelle at front desk, and Sobair, the concierge! Thank you so much for our excellent stay! I totally recommend this hotel!”

The real pleasure in this, of course, is having you and your family with us. We hope to see you again!

All of these reviews are unedited and are pulled word-for-word from our TripAdvisor page, and are made by real people who were guests here at 7Stones Boracay. So if their words are not enough to paint you a clear picture of what to expect with us, it’s about time to experience it for yourself! Come on over to Boracay and stay with 7Stones Boracay for a great experience!

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Where to Stay in Boracay: Bulabog Beach vs White Beach

16Jul

Where to Stay in Boracay: Bulabog Beach vs White Beach

Ah, Boracay. It’s the best island in the world, a claim that it doesn’t make without good reason. As proof, we see throngs of travelers pass through its fine sandy beaches by the thousands, and all of them walking back to the airport a week after filled with nothing but praises for the island, and a little bit sad that they had to leave at all.shi

What most people don’t know about the island is you actually have two options on how you want to have your Boracay experience: you spend it in either Bulabog Beach, the eastern side of the island, or White Beach, which is in the west. Both sides of the island boast different things, and we’re here to help you pick out the best choice to make your Boracay visit a memorable one.

1. Peace and quiet, or hours of noise and reverie?

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First off, what are you looking for during your stay? Some people would rather spend their beach trip just chilling along a quiet shoreline, letting the wind brush against their face and the surf take over every other sound they hear. Still others prefer to be in a crazy, chaotic, and stimulating beachfront filled with bars, restaurants, and tons of things to do at night – basically, a beach that doesn’t sleep.

Bulabog Beach is where you’d want to go if you’re looking to escape to somewhere quiet and serene. White Beach is where you’d be at if you’re looking to spend your Boracay time partying it up with throngs of other revelers, which is an experience in itself!

2. Which way is the wind blowing?

This is a useful tidbit for those looking to do watersports in Boracay (of which there are many.) Two winds blow on the island during the year. For the first half of the year, the Habagat (westerly winds) are dominant in White Beach, making it the best place to be in if you’re looking to do a little windsurfing or kitesurfing while you’re here. Come October though, the Amihan (easterly winds) brings its gentle but constant winds to Bulabog Beach, and all the watersports activities move there for that season.

When you’re looking to do watersports in Boracay, the choice of beach really falls down to which way the wind is blowing at the time. Do your research before booking!

3. Going for a dip?

What’s the point of going to the beach if you won’t get into the water? White Beach and Bulabog Beach are both home to some of the clearest azure waters in the world, and it’s no contest between the two in which one is more swimmable, except for one thing: the amount of people you’ll be sharing the water with.

Sure, the sea is big and wide and has room for everyone, but it can be a bit overwhelming to have hundreds of people in the same patch of water with you at any given time. So if you’re looking for a little more privacy when you dip into the salty waters, think of Bulabog Beach. Otherwise, if you’re fine enough with having people all around you, go for White Beach!

4. Which one has more things to do?

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Bulabog Beach’s charm is in its seclusion, being a little more private than White Beach, affording those who visit it a semblance of peace in a beautiful tropical island. But White Beach is where Boracay truly comes alive, blowing everyone away with a host of awesome activities, vibrant people, excellent cuisine, and, best of all, cheap drinks.

This is more of a matter of picking out what you want to do most: relax, or go all out and have fun. Whatever you choose, Boracay will be happy to provide what you need!

5. Where is the best accommodation?

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Now this is where things get interesting. Bulabog Beach and White Beach offer widely different options when it comes to beach resorts and hotels in Boracay. White Beach, being people’s go-to Boracay destination, is literally littered with accommodations that range from the lackluster to the overly-garish; there’s something for everyone. But here’s a glaring problem: it’s in White Beach, which is without doubt the noisiest part of the island. So if it’s 2am and you still can’t sleep because of the racket other late-night partiers are making, you’ll know you made a mistake somewhere.

Which is where Bulabog Beach shines through, because it’s where 7Stones Boracay Suites is. It is arguably the most peaceful spot in all of the island, as it is tucked deep within Bulabog Beach, away from the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfares and hotspots in the island, affording its guests the peace and serenity they deserve when they’re escaping in this tropical paradise. If you’re looking for the best accommodation that Boracay can offer, there’s no other choice to make than 7Stones Boracay Suites.

Despite all of these choices, 7Stones Boracay Suites offers shuttles that take you to and from these two beaches, so sometimes, it’s not a choice at all! We’ll be happy to give you the best stay possible here at Boracay, so book your Boracay stay with us today!

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Christmas In Boracay – Have A White (Sand) Christmas!

16Jul

Christmas is a pretty big deal in the Philippines. Filipinos are notorious for going overboard with the Christmas festivities as soon as September rolls in: every speaker in the country is blasting loud Christmas hits, every house is awash with bright Christmas lights, and shopping malls are filled to the brim with excited shoppers picking up great deals for their families.

Boracay is no exception to this rule, and Christmas here is just as insane anywhere else in the country – except it’s better.

1. All the halls are decked!

During the season, the whole island is lost in a flurry of bright lights, clumps of tinsel, forests of garlands, and, of course, Christmas songs. You won’t see a single bare establishment that hasn’t tried to one-up the others with their Christmas decorations, all in the spirit of celebrating the world’s most popular holiday. Even the beach takes on a festive feel, as even the palm trees are wrapped with lights to make them shine. It’s truly a feast for your eyes!

2. A Christmas feast for days!

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What’s a Christmas celebration without a feast to match it? Every restaurant in Boracay offers travelers good rates on Christmas season, to the point where you can feed a party of 10 for less than $50! And it’s not shoddy quality food either, you’ll be sinking your teeth into the finest creations of the best chefs in the island. 7th Note Café, for example, offers a Christmas buffet for the whole family at a price you wouldn’t believe.

3. Forget reindeers, take to the seas!

Who needs a sleigh ride when you can deliver your gifts by paraw or ATV? The insane amount of water activities in the island would put any red-nosed reindeer to shame with sheer awesomeness. Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you should leave your love for adrenaline behind! Just ask 7Stones Boracay’ wonderful staff about any of the available water activities in the island, and they’ll be happy to send you off, preferably with a poofy Santa hat to go with it.

4. Feel the love!

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Filipinos are a loving, vibrant people, and it truly shines during Christmas. Everyone in the island is all smiles, from the shopkeepers, to the island kids, to even your fellow tourists – it’s hard not to feel the holiday cheer when you’re surrounded by such happy people. Christmas changes Boracay from a happy, chaotic place to an island filled with love for its fellow people. One thing’s for sure, you’ll never want for love in this island!

5. Enjoy it in your home away from home!

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Christmas is meant to be spent with those closest to your heart. There’s no better place to enjoy Christmas than in a place you can call your home. 7Stones Boracay wants to be that place for you. Cozy suites serviced 24/7 by our diligent staff, amenities that are geared towards making your stay as pleasurable as possible, and a beach so beautiful that your Christmas Instagram posts will be the envy of all your followers; it’s a place you can truly call home, and one worthy of your Christmas vacation.

Boracay isn’t called the best island the world just because of the sand and the surf – it’s the little things, like how we celebrate Christmas, how we spread the love, and how we enjoy the island that make it what it is. And it’s time for you to make plans to spend the best holiday in the world here! Book a suite now at 7Stones Boracay for a truly merry Christmas!