There are different stories about where the word Boracay comes from. Maybe from the word ‘borac’, a local word for white cotton, like the sugary sands of its beaches. Or maybe it’s a mix of the local word ‘bora’ meaning bubbles and ‘bocay’ meaning white. Whichever it is, if there is a paradise on, it must be the best kept secret in the heart of the Philippines – the tiny jewel of an island that is Boracay.
Only the world’s most intrepid travellers, seeking quiet exclusivity and luxury have known that Boracay has some of the world’s finest beaches – perfect for a destination wedding.
And, at the northern tip of the island lies Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, an idyllic paradise retreat nestled in a secluded cove, surrounded by pristine seas,skies ablaze in breathtaking hues and unspoilt havens of flora and fauna. It is the only international five-star resort on the entire island and is beautifully equipped for wedding ceremonies and celebrations. The property is festooned with verdant, natural venues, every modern convenience, function rooms and outdoor areas for any kind of ceremony you’ve planned.
It’s the natural beauty of Shangri-La Boracay that first takes your breath away; spanning over twelve hectares, with modern Filipino architectural design and two private beaches. It is, without a doubt, a favourite romantic destination for local and international guests. It helps that it has a reputation for event staging capabilities that rivals the best on the planet.
Whether it’s a party for two or two hundred, you will find your sweet spot at Shangri-La Boracay. Maybe you’d choose the beautiful Alon Garden for its spacious, landscaped grounds. It is but a few steps away from Banyugan beach and offers excellent views of Boracay’s famed sunsets. If you imagined a more au naturel atmosphere, then the sea is a resplendent backdrop to quiet Punta Bunga beach.
If you’re planning a very intimate gathering, the Sea Pavilion is a special little place, perched on a cliff with glorious ocean vistas. There’s also the earthy and elegant Cielo Arena with its ethnic aesthetic, a cozy poolside venue with its own stage and private garden. For more elaborate indoor banquet requirements, the Sagana Ballroom is the resort’s more formal event space.
The Shangri-La, Boracay loves weddings. They assign dedicated wedding planners, a bridal room and wedding buggy to the to-be-weds. On the big day, a wedding butler is on hand all day with the bridal party to ensure the wedding day is as pleasurable and as worry-free as possible.
A wedding butler ensures your wedding day is as smooth and as worry-free as possible-horz
Truly, there is no better place in the world to celebrate the most meaningful day of one’s life than in a place one can call home – that’s Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa- a little paradise within paradise.
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