Welcome to Boracay. Where sun, sand and sea views are aplenty. In this issue, we take you to discover a luxe resort with one of the largest and most exciting beachfronts in Boracay – Discovery Shores Boracay.
Said to have one of the finest beaches in the world, Boracay is a tropical paradise that many couples seek for their destination wedding and honeymoon. But if you were to set your sights on having it on the pristine and lively beach of this tourist hotspot, it might come across pretty daunting with the crowds. That is until you find Discovery Shores Boracay. This modern resort occupies a prime spot of the beach at Station 1, where all the lively beach vibes are at.
As one of the leading resorts under The Discovery Leisure Company, Inc., Discovery Shores Boracay is the best wedding venue in Boracay as it boasts a scenic beachfront and a panoramic view of the sea, setting the stage for your magical beach wedding. Here, you will find yourself at the center of it all – fiery sunsets, gorgeous views and pulsating nightlife. Discovery Shores Boracay is also home to the highly-acclaimed Terra Wellness Spa as well as top-rated restaurants Sands and Indigo. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts vibrant Lifestyle Collection, the 88-room is consistently listed in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels and is a winner of the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards Read on to discover more.
7 Reasons to host your beach wedding at Discovery Shores Boracay
1. The ideal venue for a stylish, beachfront wedding
Discovery Shores Boracay is a timeless masterpiece seated along the famed white beach of Boracay. Not only does it offer a panoramic view of the sea’s pristine waters, but sunset hours here are breathtaking and sets a dramatic and romantic scene for your wedding celebration. Walk down your aisle of soft, powdery sand as you arrive at the canopy to exchange your vows. If you desire a serene backdrop for your wedding, yet also want to be in the heart of Boracay, Discovery Shores Boracay is the ideal venue for you. Click here to submit an inquiry.
Accompanying this ideal beach wedding venue is also a dedicated team that will help you transform the serene landscape into a magical atmosphere. Select from among the Four Seasons of Love wedding themes — Autumn Embrace, Memories of Summer, Springtime Affair, and A Winter Engagement available year-round. Each theme is tailored to create that picture-perfect moment, and perfectly complements the spectacular nature that surrounds you. Take a virtual tour here.
2. Embark on a culinary journey
After your ceremony, delight your guests to island dining as you have envisioned. Throughout your celebration, you will never lose the exquisite ocean view and barefoot elegance. Discovery Shores Boracay is home to two of the well-known restaurants in Boracay, Sands Restaurant and Indigo Restaurant. Sands Restaurant located right by the sea, allows you and your guests to mingle at the beach while feasting on one of their famous themed buffets. Serving up remarkably crafted traditional dishes with warm service, the Sands Restaurant charts a beautiful evening to enjoy.
Indigo Restaurant is one of Boracay’s most popular dining destination. Its highly seasonal menu of creative coastal cuisine serves up fresh ingredients from both land and sea as you dine under the stars. Accompanying mains is a wonderful selection of wines by the glass, with leading labels from both new and old world wineries. Featured twice in the Philippine Tatler’s Best Restaurants List, Indigo has also been shortlisted for the MIELE Guide to Asia’s Best Restaurants in 2010-11. With such sumptuous cuisine and great ambience to enjoy, your guests will bound to enjoy the celebration.
Before going home, be sure to bookend your journey with an intimate beach dinner for two under the stars. The dinner is made complete with an elegant arrangement, romantic lighting, background music and even personal butler service.
3. Enjoy thoughtful service that goes the extra mile
The moment we arrived at this tropical paradise, we were escorted by friendly staff to our suite for check-in. On top of the warm greetings, they prepared an assortment of refreshments and desserts to welcome us. Stepping into our suite, we were so surprised to see our photos framed up on display! The staff actually took the effort to find our favourite photos to place in frames on display in our room – a successful attempt to make us feel like we were staying in our very own holiday home. It was a special surprise that left us with a pleasant, heartwarming feeling, and could have only been done up by a thoughtful team. We can imagine you both enjoying a very memorable honeymoon at Discovery Shores Boracay.
Knowing that your wedding day is one of the most meaningful occasions in your lives, Discovery Shores Boracay is dedicated to making your dream wedding come to life. Having pulled off many successful destination weddings, their experience and expertise are extremely helpful, for it can get exhausting to secure vendors on your own, especially if you are not from the island. Knowing all the ins and outs of the locale, Discovery Shores Boracay can help you to arrange the details. Their meticulous and hospitality is worth two thumbs up! For any additional services such as photography, videography, they would be happy to connect you to the right people, of whom they would be happy to coordinate with.
4. Contemporary island comforts
The resort enjoys an open, spacious layout that allows you to make the white sand beach and ocean your playground. Discovery Shores Boracay has 5 categories of suites for you to enjoy, the most spacious being the two-bedroom premier suite (120 sqm). Similar to the other two bedroom suites, the unique part of the premier is the private bedrooms are located on separate floors. The suite boasts a spacious private deck with your own private jacuzzi that overlooks the sunset. Click here to discover all the suites at Discovery Shores Boracay.
5. Luxe island living
Much of the appeal that lies in having a beach wedding is getting to enjoy that serene atmosphere before or after the wedding day! The tranquility of being on a beach truly does wonders for letting your hair down. Imagine waking up to a postcard scene of a sandy beach, crystal waters and a fiery sunset – all from your very own private jacuzzi. Indulge in wine as you soak in the mesmerizing views.
Beach service bears Evian mist, refreshments, and cold towels as they go around to make sure each guest stays comfortable under the sun. Enjoy a margarita or mojito from The Sandbar as you soak in the pool. Platitos or “small plates” appears almost magically at sunset on the Discovery Shores Boracay beachfront. These flavourful bites are will tease your palates before dinner. Match that with warm personalized service and you have the formula for a wedding and honeymoon that is both memorable and fulfilling. Discovery Shores Boracay offers you a true respite from the city, yet its accessible locations keep you near all the exciting happenings on the island.
6. Pampering spa treatments
Unwind the day with an indulgent couple’s massage at Terra Wellness Spa. Be instantly transported to a realm of relaxation and tranquility. “Terra”, a Latin word for earth, signifies the spa’s closeness to nature. De-stressing in this place of tranquility will most certainly leave you feeling rejuvenated.
7. A picturesque honeymoon escapade
Its expansive beachfront with white sand dunes and turquoise waters transits you from hosting a beach wedding ceremony to enjoying a relaxing honeymoon vacation. Perfectly located in the prime area of Boracay with picturesque views, you can also level up the adventure on your honeymoon with sunset sailing, exciting nightlife, island hopping – and come home at the end of the day to modern, and comfortable accommodation. If you are seeking modern comforts and warm hospitality on a tropical island, Discovery Shores Boracay is the place for you.
The Discovery Leisure Company Inc. has more hotels and resorts awaiting your discovery all over the Philippines, such as Club Paradise Palawan, which we visited last year. Read our review and adventure in the world-famous Palawan islands.
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