Fridays Boracay: For a Truly Native and Tropical Stay on the Island
This article was updated on April 30, 2019.
With an architectural design that is native and tropical, Fridays Boracay truly stands out among its neighboring hotels in Station 1. Its first two cottages were built back in 1982, but it has greatly expanded since then and now offers 50 rooms.
An interesting part of the resort’s history is how its name came to be. It all started with a man named Robinson Crusoe who met a young man on a deserted island after he survived a shipwreck. The young man, whom he named Friday, became his constant companion and assistant.
The resort’s rooms are divided into seven levels: Superior, Superior Beachview, Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Premier Beachview, Premier Suite, and Premiere Suite Upper Level. And when we say divided into levels, we meant it literally as you have to climb sets of stairs in order to reach each of them.
The local and tropical inspiration of the resort is more evident in their rooms as the cottages feature an exterior resembling a native nipa hut and an interior that plays with wood and abaca.
Inside a Deluxe Room (Rates start from P22,506)
The Deluxe Room, situated near the swimming pool and the courtyard, has the highest quantity with 19 rooms. Each room has a queen-sized bed, a single bed, and a private veranda with a hammock perfect for lazing around.
Their biggest rooms are perched on the topmost part of the resort. The Premier Suites are perfect for those traveling with family and kids as it has one king-sized bed, a single bed, and a pullout bed. The suites also have their own private verandas.
Fridays has a freshwater swimming pool available for guests who want to take a break from the salty waters. It also has a restaurant and beach bar overlooking the white sand beach, a perfect spot to drink and dine while watching the sunset on the island.
Fridays Boracay is truly the ideal accommodation for those looking for a unique and exotic place to stay while enjoying the beautiful white sand beach of Boracay Island.
How to get here:
- Fridays Boracay is situated between The Lind Boracay and Discovery Shores Boracay along the stretch of Station 1.
- For guests coming from Caticlan Airport, a Fridays Transfer Officer will escort you to Fairways Private Welcome Center where you will ride a boat going to Cagban Jetty Port. From the port, a van will take you to the resort.
- From Caticlan Airport, ride a van to Caticlan Jetty Port. This will take you to Cagban Jetty Port. From there, ride a tricycle to Fridays Boracay.
- For guests coming from Kalibo Airport, ride a van going to Caticlan Jetty Port. Proceed to Caticlan Fairways Welcome Center where a boat will take you to Cagban Jetty Port. From there, a van will transport you to Fridays.
- From Kalibo Airport, ride a van or bus to Caticlan Jetty Port. At the port, ride a boat going to Cagban Jetty Port. From there, ride a tricycle to Fridays Boracay.
Address: White Beach, Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact: 036-288-6200 / 02-288-6201 / 0945-799-3482 / 0999-832-6869
Check-in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm
Facebook: Fridays Boracay
A version of this appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s May 2019 issue.