Discovery Boracay Signature Suites: What to Expect in the Best Luxury Suites in White Beach?!

https://flic.kr/p/PXaT46 Happening alongside the opening of the New Boracay after a 6-month reboot is the launch of Discovery’s Signature Suites, the best luxury suites along Boracay’s white beach. It is the perfect match to the new chill out, sustainable and family-friendly vibe of Boracay island. This is a detailed guide on what the Signature Suites are all about, including a room tour, the exclusive 360 rooftop lounge, where and what best to eat and how to design your awesome experience. Don’t miss out on the new Signature Suite experience in Boracay… DISCOVERY BORACAY Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island 5608, Malay, Aklan, Philippines Contact: +632 720-8888 Mobile: +63917 625-8507 Email: reservations@dsb.discovery.com.ph Facebook: Discovery Shores Boracay Instagram: @discoveryshoresboracay Twitter: @DiscoveryShores Website: www.discoveryshoresboracay.com [booking_product_helper shortname=”discoveryboracaymap”] First Things First https://flic.kr/p/2duPTDm Discovery Boracay was able to rush the completion of the much-awaited Signature Suites during the closure. https://flic.kr/p/2aNBnqU Read this post on The New Boracay—What’s in & What’s out? https://flic.kr/p/2cbC5Hi Back to the good old days where you can have a beach picnic while enjoying the powdery white sand. https://flic.kr/p/PNiYTF You can now see the coconut trees and truly experience a tropical paradise. https://flic.kr/p/2aNKvcQ Most importantly, you can now swim in the clear cold waters of Boracay.   The Great Room https://flic.kr/p/2caMRUD The experience starts in The Great Room, an exclusive lounge reception area for Signature Suite guests. https://flic.kr/p/2caKS6K We really indulged in the complimentary snacks and beverages and had a stock of chocnut for ourselves. https://flic.kr/p/2dykhTR Fortunately, Melvin Cabrera was the Guest Experience Maker (GEM) assigned to our group to make our holiday discreetly magical and awesome.   Signature One Bedroom Suite (Room 338) (₱32,086 per night– good for two persons) Maximum capacity of the room is 4 persons (applicable charge for additional persons) Extra person charge inclusive of breakfast and round trip transfers (Caticlan Airport) is ₱4,026 https://flic.kr/p/2csqcDj There are 7 available one-bedroom suites with two queen beds, a pillow menu and a high definition IPTV (50″ or 55″). https://flic.kr/p/RyZd7W Most significant are the in-room safe to keep your laptop, wallets and valuables plus an iron with ironing board to make your clothes look good. https://flic.kr/p/2csqLK9 A spacious bathroom with a big bathtub as a centerpiece. https://flic.kr/p/2aWeJ3G It has a separate toilet and shower, his & hers washbasin, Argan and Signature Suites toiletries and a rubber ducky for bathtub fun. https://flic.kr/p/2caG6oV We loved the high ceiling, spacious dining area and separate living room. It was like living in a 1-bedroom 121 sqm condo in Boracay. https://flic.kr/p/2aMNnTS There is a separate toilet and bath in the living room for your guests or for quick bathroom access. https://flic.kr/p/2dCiDxC You can drink the complimentary soft drinks and beer and eat the snacks in your mini bar, all replenished daily. https://flic.kr/p/2dtUbJ1 The best part are the 8 sqm plunge pool… https://flic.kr/p/RqvGNs the spacious balcony… https://flic.kr/p/RqvUYu and the commanding vista of the white beach. https://flic.kr/p/PNfpG6 Upon arrival, you are treated to a relaxing foot wash… https://flic.kr/p/2dtV6ad and foot massage with cucumber and oil for about 15 minutes. This can lull you to sleep. https://flic.kr/p/2dDkkKJ Our favorites were the details of the soundbar with iPhone dock, Dyson hair dryer, turon langka and chocolate turndown snacks. https://flic.kr/p/PPaJyD Best of all, you can enjoy and have your massage inside your suite late at night.   Forno Osteria Breakfast https://flic.kr/p/2caMQCv You can have your breakfast at the newly opened Forno Osteria in the same building as Signature Suites. https://flic.kr/p/RqBsCm It’s your usual breakfast buffet with bacon, eggs, pasta, and you can also order from Forno Osteria Gourmet Breakfast Menu. https://flic.kr/p/2dyrJVi At the center table, you can start with some cold cuts, cheeses, assorted bread and pastries. https://flic.kr/p/RqBrZh You can also choose from fresh fruits and yogurt and indulge in yakult. https://flic.kr/p/2dHqwNv We loved having our breakfast either in our bed, balcony or even in the plunge pool with a mesmerizing view of the white beach. https://flic.kr/p/PNm6Fp Steak & Eggs (₱490). Josper grilled USDA Angus Beef, Crispy Potatoes, 63-degree Egg, Garlic Mayo I’m not sure why the steaks coming out of the Josper Grill were always quite good served with egg and garlicky mayo. https://flic.kr/p/2dyrYya Chicken N’ Biscuits (₱490). Crispy Fried Chicken, Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits, Farm Egg, Elvis Gravy, Maple Syrup For those days you are craving for a Southern American kind of food, there’s fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits to start your day. https://flic.kr/p/2aNKKgm Beef Tapa (₱490). Housemade Beef Tapa, Aromatic Rice, Farm Eggs, Atchara, Soy Garlic Emulsion Tapsilog never fails to satisfy but the tapa meat was a bit tougher than that of the Steak & Eggs.   The Grand Signature Suite! (₱80,520 per night – good for two persons) Maximum capacity of the room is 6 persons (applicable charge for additional persons) Extra person charge inclusive of breakfast and round trip transfers (Caticlan Airport) is ₱4,026 https://flic.kr/p/2dtYGVf Here’s a room tour of the only Presidential Signature Suite located on the topmost floor below the roofdeck. https://flic.kr/p/2caKXFc It’s a 2-bedroom 252 sqm suite with a spacious dining area, living room and a long balcony. Boracay Day 3-110.jpg It has a 9 sqm plunge pool that can fit everyone in the family. https://flic.kr/p/RqzYo7 You can have lazy private sunset sessions overlooking the sea. https://flic.kr/p/RqA1oQ You’ll love the high vantage point above the coconut trees and resorts. https://flic.kr/p/RqzKNN The master bedroom with a king bed oriented toward the sunset. https://flic.kr/p/RqzQgq The spacious bathroom has an oval-shaped bathtub centerpiece… https://flic.kr/p/2caL6Nz and more rubber animals to play with. https://flic.kr/p/PNjoz8 The second bedroom has two queen size beds. In total, the presidential suite can have a maximum capacity of 6 people. https://flic.kr/p/2caLcqr It has its own toilet, shower and bathtub, though these are less spacious than the masters. https://flic.kr/p/2aMSPrs The living room has a customized carpet resembling Boracay waves specially designed for the signature suites. https://flic.kr/p/2aMSK99 It has its own toilet and powder room in case you have guests or if you need quick relief. https://flic.kr/p/2aMSTt5 Finally, it has its own playroom where you can play mahjong until the wee hours of the morning.   2-Bedroom Signature Suites (₱54,900 peak season – good for two persons) Maximum capacity of the room is 6 persons (applicable charge for additional persons) Extra person charge inclusive of breakfast and round trip transfers (Caticlan Airport) is ₱4,026 https://flic.kr/p/2aMTbtC Here’s a room tour of one of the 3 units of the Signature Two Bedroom Suite. There’s one on each floor. https://flic.kr/p/2dyqzCc The 214 sqm suite was perfect for our family of 6. The Master Bedroom, with a bed oriented toward the sunrise, was for the parents, of course. https://flic.kr/p/2dyqGNK The Master Bedroom toilet is big, with a bathtub and separate toilet and shower. https://flic.kr/p/2dtZB7E The best part is that it has the biggest 23 sqm plunge pool that kids can enjoy all day. https://flic.kr/p/2dtZwib The caveat is that it faces the sunrise with a beautiful vista of the mountain ranges of the island. https://flic.kr/p/2caLxZn The second bedroom was perfect for our 4 boys… https://flic.kr/p/2csv7Qm and they had their own bath tub and rubber duckies to have fun with.   Indigo Lunch https://flic.kr/p/RrjnqW Indigo Menu: To Start, Soup, Flour & Water | Sea, Land,  To Share from our Brick Oven, An Indigo Signature,  Vegetarian | Sweet, Signature Drinks Indigo restaurant, known for its signature grilled specialties and romantic private dining at night, is located on the beachfront. https://flic.kr/p/PP33KV It has an open kitchen where you can see your grilled seafood and meats prepared just in time for lunch. https://flic.kr/p/2aNBwx1 Indigo’s Seafood Platter (₱2,900). Lobster, Atlantic Blue Crab, Hard Shell Clams, Asian Rice, Casserole, XO Sauce Order the seafood platter of what is freshly available—prawns, clams, crabs or lobsters—in the market. https://flic.kr/p/2ctdtJy Also, check out the grilled platter of kebab, tuna and squid. https://flic.kr/p/2duG5Pd Baby Back Ribs (full rack – ₱1,800). Maple-chipotle glaze Sometimes, it’s just good to eat a rib of bbq meat with your bare hands as you relish in the fascinating view of White Beach. https://flic.kr/p/2dJvaVT Seafood Bisque (₱490). Dash of Brandy, Crab Meat Salad Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon (₱760). Forbidden rice, asparagus, roasted cherry tomato, basil oil, snap peas, saffron buerre blanc Braised Short Ribs (₱1,600). Spinach, potato scallion mash, glazed baby carrots, crispy potato, rib au jus Dark Chocolate Cake (₱320). 77% Dark chocolate cake, molten matcha filling, vanilla gelato Take note that Indigo can also organize a set course meal for a romantic private dinner with your special someone.   Sands Lunch https://flic.kr/p/2caGBoz Sands Menu: Starters, Vegetables, Soups,  A Taste of the Visayas | Mains, Noodles | Rice, Breakfast, Shores Boodle Fight | Appetizers, Greens, Sandwiches & Burgers | Seafood Basket, Housemade Pizzas, Pasta, Pan Asian FlavorsPan Asian Burgers, Desserts Sands is best known for its Filipino specialties and its boodle fight platters. https://flic.kr/p/2aMTrdN Drinks Menu: Beverage, Smoothies, Ice Cream Shakes, Fruit Shakes | Red by the Bottle, Premium Selection Red and White | House Wine, Red and White Wine by the Glass | Soft Beverages, Iced Tea, Brewery, Craft Brew, Michelada, Whiskey, Rum,  Tequila, Brandy, Cognac, Liqueurs You can try out their cocktails, shakes or spirits while you wait for your food. https://flic.kr/p/2caKFrP Bacolod Kansi Beef (₱780). Young jackfruit, batuan fruit, annatto, ginger and lemongrass This is like your bulalo sinigang but with sourness from batuan. So good! https://flic.kr/p/2dtYp9J Lumpiang Sariwa (₱340). Spring vegetables in moringa crepe, soy peanut dressing, toasted crushed peanuts and fresh garlic You can start with a healthy fresh roll of vegetables wrapped in malunggay infused crepe. https://flic.kr/p/RqzrU1 Alimango in Alavar Sauce (₱1,950 – 500g). Sauteed mud crabs in Zamboanga’s alavar sauce The freshest mud crab with the alavar sauce from Zamboanga. https://flic.kr/p/2aMS6rW Tanigue Steak (₱660). Kingfish in soy-calamansi sauce with onion and garlic You can also order a fish steak for something light. https://flic.kr/p/2aMS2qE Salted Fish Fried Rice (₱320). Dried fish bits, annatto, onions and tomato We usually don’t eat rice anymore, but how could anyone resist this salted fish fried rice? https://flic.kr/p/2dtYtUA Pork Humba (₱660). Stewed sweet pork dish with salted black beans and banana blossoms It’s sinful with big layers of fat but yummy with soft layers of meat in between. https://flic.kr/p/RqzuJu Taho Sorbetes (₱240/scoop) This is hands down the best dessert in White Beach. 🙂   360 Rooftop Lounge https://flic.kr/p/RqAgeG The 360 Rooftop Lounge is exclusive only to Signature Suite guests and features a 360-degree view of Boracay Station 1. It also has an infinity pool… https://flic.kr/p/2csuU9j and jet pool where you can enjoy the sunset over cocktails with your friends and special someone. https://flic.kr/p/2dtZkbb It has swinging daybeds and hammocks where you can lazily lounge around as you listen to soothing cool tunes. https://flic.kr/p/RqAmDE 360 Roof Lounge Menu: Cocktails | Snacks, Dimsum | Greens, Brickoven Pizzas | Sandwiches, Something Sweet It has a bar that serves cocktails and snacks while you savor the view. https://flic.kr/p/PNjSpg You can also enjoy the mountain and sunrise view on one end… https://flic.kr/p/2dtZooU and the view of the white beach during sunset.   Boracay Sunset https://flic.kr/p/2dz8XdK You’ll love watching the relaxing scene of the blue and yellow sails of the paraws going back and forth from the infinity pool. https://flic.kr/p/2cjN5Ya This is now the best place to watch Boracay Sunset, replacing the now-closed Spider House. https://flic.kr/p/2duPngN Yes, you can enjoy your cocktails and drinks from the comfort of your Jacuzzi, attended by a lounge butler to boot. https://flic.kr/p/2dzfsZg The Boracay sunset is so beautiful from this vantage point without obstructions and the crowd. https://flic.kr/p/2dzfA9B Salt & Pepper Calamari (₱320). Ginger Aioli and Togarashi Salt Angry Fried Chicken Wings (8 pcs. -₱580). Gochujang Miso Glaze, Blue Cheese Dip You can dig in some cocktail food while reveling in the twilight.   Forno Osteria Dinner https://flic.kr/p/2aNK82s Forno Osteria Menu: Antipasti, Zuppa, Insalate | Risotto, Bambino’s, Brick Oven PizzasCarni, Pastas, For the Table | Kid’s Table, Dessert | Dulci, Gelato, Forno Iced Tea Forno Osteria is a casual dining Italian restaurant open for everyone that serves the freshest pasta, brick oven Neapolitan pizza and the first Josper-grilled steaks on the island.   drinks https://flic.kr/p/PPaonr Miscela Martini. Fundador, Honey Syrup, Lemon, Grapes, Hickory Wood for Smoking You can enjoy their signature smoked cocktail or your choice from their decent selection of wines and spirits. https://flic.kr/p/2dzfGwX Paolo Scavino, Vino da Tavola Rosso, Piedmont, Italy (₱2,000 per bottle). Barbera-Dolcetto-Nebbiolo, Robust herbal and tobacco-like flavors with grippy tannin Forno Osteria Drinks Menu: Fruit Shakes, Liquid Health, Chilled Juices, Soft Beverage, Forno Signature Iced Tea, Smoothies | Local Brew, International Brew, Craft Beer, House Pour, Whiskey, Gin, Rum/Rhum, Tequila, Vodka | Brandy, Digestivo, Coffee, Loose Leaf Tea, House Pour, House Premium, By the Glass | Red, White Wine by the Bottle | White Wine, Blush, Prosecco/ Champagne, Cellar Premium Selection | Cocktail   starters https://flic.kr/p/PPaoUi Arancini Alla Bolognese (₱390). Beef & Tomato Ragu, Parmigiano Reggiano, EVOO To start, we had a rice ball of beef with tomato… https://flic.kr/p/2aNK5Kd Sicilian Cauliflower  (₱390). Hummus, Baby Eggplant, Caper-Raisin Brown Butter an Italian vegetable dish with a combination of cauliflower, baby eggplant, humus… https://flic.kr/p/2cbBPNt Rustic Clams Brodetto (₱360). Spicy Tomato Clams Stew, White Wine, Oregano, Red Onions, Fresh Basil, Grilled Ciabatta, Herb Butter a spicy tomato with clam juice soup to stimulate the appetite.   pizza and pasta https://flic.kr/p/2aNK9WE The pizzas are cooked in a custom-built brick oven. https://flic.kr/p/RrrTZ7 Quattro Formaggi (₱720). Mozzarella, Fontina, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, Oregano We always love a pizza with simple toppings like 4 cheese or margherita. https://flic.kr/p/2dzfRZK Margherita Pizza (₱700). Forno’s Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Basil, EVOO The crust was a bit thick and we ended up eating the center. https://flic.kr/p/2aNKcE5 I loved how they support local enterprise by using the first ever Boracay Heat labuyo sauce from Mt. Luho. https://flic.kr/p/2ctkRQU Spaghetti Nero  (₱660). Squid Ink Pasta, Selva Shrimp, New Zealand Mussels, and Ricotta Salata They make their own pasta, topped with the freshest ingredients and this black squid ink sauce. https://flic.kr/p/2dzfTqv Pappardelle Bolognese (₱660). Slow Braised Tomatoes, Thyme, Oregano, Ricotta Salata, Parmesan  Loved the flat pasta itself. It was covered with bolognese sauce and parmesan cheese.   steak https://flic.kr/p/2cbBZDv They have the first ever Josper oven with charcoal and gas grill on the island of Boracay. https://flic.kr/p/2dzfV2M Rib Eye. (500g – ₱3,000). This was the best steak I’ve eaten on the island, perfect if you want to celebrate a special life milestone. https://flic.kr/p/Rzzw6y The steak comes with 3 kinds of sauces (Bernaise, House Steak Sauce, Melted Gorgonzola), a choice of steak knives and different side dishes like the Potato Puree (₱220).   dessert https://flic.kr/p/2cbC1VP Tiramisu (₱320). Amaretti Mascarpone, Espresso Lady Finger Check out the tiramisu for a sweet ending… https://flic.kr/p/2ctkYnG and their home-made limoncello for a nice digestive. https://flic.kr/p/2dHqi7H They have a lovely Christmas Tree in the middle of the patio where you can take your souvenir photos.   Final Thoughts https://flic.kr/p/2cBqffC Overall, we fell in love with the lounge pool of the Signature Suites and the exclusive access to the rooftop lounge with an awesome 360 view of the Boracay sunset. On Breakfast. It would be nice to have breakfast on the roof deck or in the lounge pool with floating trays to enjoy the white beach view while you eat. Forno Osteria is worth a visit for their Josper-grilled steaks specially when you are celebrating a special occasion on the island. Only thing is that it does not have a view, and it’s hidden at the back of Discovery. The Guest Experience Maker concept is nice but there’s currently not a lot to do on the island except to enjoy the white beach with your family and hang around in your suite. The Signature Suites are perfect for a honeymoon or couple escape, all the more when celebrating your anniversary. https://flic.kr/p/2aXYtWy Congrats to Chef Ghel Bagwan, Rome Garcia, Julius Alegre and Discovery Boracay’s culinary team for the awesome food during our stay! https://flic.kr/p/2csra97 DISCOVERY BORACAY Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island 5608, Malay, Aklan, Philippines Contact: +632 720-8888 Mobile: +63917 625-8507 Email: reservations@dsb.discovery.com.ph Facebook: Discovery Shores Boracay Instagram: @discoveryshoresboracay Twitter: @DiscoveryShores Website: www.discoveryshoresboracay.com Check out Discovery Shores Boracay low rates and availability from Booking.com   Live an Awesome Life, Anton Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com  Disclosure: We were media guests of Discovery Boracay to launch the Signature Suites and feature the New Boracay.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights. https://flic.kr/p/2dE33eu P.S. Here are some final tips: https://flic.kr/p/PPbfcX Discovery provides a hassle-free transfer to the airport with shuttle, private boat and airport van transfers.  https://flic.kr/p/2aNKRFW Only Starbucks is available at the Caticlan airport so make sure to eat on the island before you travel. https://flic.kr/p/2cjCcJ4 The Signature Suites has a decent high-speed internet access so that you can still work while you are away. Pin it! If you like this post and have a Pinterest account, please share or pin it for later!

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