First Getaway of 2020 - Kamusta Boutique Hotel, Boracay

In October 2018, Boracay has reopened after 6 months of closure and rehab, and of course as this is one of my favorite islands in the world, I couldn't wait to get back to witness the improvement myself. It took a bit longer that I have thought, but I have managed to embark on my first trip to Boracay this year 2020!

This beautiful paradise is the only place I never get tired of visiting. Basically, I have been here numerous times before the rehab as this island is only 5 hours away from my home town, Iloilo City
If you plan to start a solo travel, I would highly recommend you to go to this stunning island . I never feel bored nor lonely staying in this wonderful and lively paradise. Locals and strangers all over the world are so friendly and approachable.

The nightlife is fun whether in a peak or off-peak season. In fact, this was one famous place for parties, but I am sorry to say that it is no longer allowed to party hard here which I kinda miss to be honest. 

Boracay is not only for solo travelers however, this amazing island is also one of the best vacation spots for families, couples and of course with friends. 

Prior to the reconstruction, I have been in numerous kinds of hotels in Boracay, from fancy to budget-friendly ones. 

With that said, I would like to start on a clean slate and embark on a new hotel-journey here in the one and only Boracay Island. 

So here is my very first hotel experience this 2020  in Kamusta Boutique Hotel .

Kamusta Boutique Hote is located in Station 1, along the main road. This newly built  hotel is situated just in the boundary of Station 2 close to D'Mall.

We chose to stay in this modern boutique hotel because we were a group of six friends and we wanted a spacious and clean room to be able to roam around freely without squeezing each other in a tight room and not to mention without breaking our banks. 

The Grouppie Room :

When we arrived in our room, we were greeted with new and comfortable beds. Exactly what we needed after a long and tiry travel considering that it was raining during the time we got here in the beginning of January, 2020.

Their rooms were spotless and fresh, everything seemed to be new.

What also amazed me in this room is that they have reading lights and plug sockets equipped at the bunk beds so that you don't have to worry about where and when it's your turn to charge your phones or gadgets as everyone gets to have its own socket just right next to you. This was very thoughtful and definitely useful for bloggers like us. 

Our barkada room was equipped with a mini bar, a fridge, a TV , an electric tea pot, and of-course air conditioner. They even have ample of cute water bottles for us to be able to refill whenever we needed more water. 

The Bathroom: 

Just like in every corner of the room, their bathroom was spotless with a modern and minimalist style interiors. 

Their bathroom is filled with all the necessities you need for your daily hygiene : Shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste as well as body soaps. 

Each room includes a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Kamusta Boutique Hotel also provided us with clean and new towels everyday. Not just one big towel for each of us, but also face towels. 

The Lounge 

If you are tired staying in the room, you can chill at their reception area where you can enjoy observing the passer by through the huge glass windows or just enjoy their free wifi in the lounge. 

Where to eat :

The Barkada :  Effie, Paul, Hamez, Aylin and of course me (L-R)

Kamusta Boutique has an on-site restaurant in the ground floor. 

I enjoyed their  complimentary breakfast which I always look forward to every morning. You have a choice of yummy Tapsilog, Cornsilog and Longsilog and a choice of coffee or ice tea, a traditional Filipino Breakfast.  They also offer a la carte menu with different kinds of Filipino food to choose from. 

To top it off, we also indulged in  variety of delicious Filipino dishes for dinner as you can see in my pictures below : 

I highly recommend the Twice Cooked Adobo for 375Php which is so flavorful, definitely a must-try! The prawns in pumpkin sauce was also mouthwatering, as well as the other delightful grilled pork and tasty salads. I didn't even want to leave the table to be honest..

Here are the new rules in Boracay after the restoration: 

  1. No smoking and drinking alcohol beverages along White Beach, however there are some designated smoking areas. 
  2. Dining by the beach is no longer allowed.
  3. Umbrellas and beach chairs are banned on the beach which made me sad a bit. I really miss this in Boracay.
  4. Souvenirs shops and hawkers along beachfront is banned.
  5. 'Laboracay' or the annual Labor Day party is no longer allowed.
  6. Sand castle making was regulated back in 2018, but due to the request of sand castle builders, they will be allowed to make sand castles but with a permit of 6,000Php.
  7. Fire dancing that uses kerosene tamps is prohibited.
  8. Tourists are required to present hotel reservation slips or booking numbers before entering the island, therefore book your hotel accommodation before your arrival in Boracay.
Don't know what to do in Boracay? 

How to get there :

- From Caticlan Jetty Port, ride a tricycle going to Station 1, along the main road. Tell the driver, it is infront of Jonah's  Fruit Shake and Bar. Kamusta Boutique Hotel is quite new. It was only built last year, therefore not many drivers are familiar with it yet. 
- If you hire a private tricycle, the cost is 250.00 Php- If you take a tricycle with other passengers, the cost is 50Php/per pax

Contact  and Address : 

Kamusta Boutique Hotel
 Facebook Kamusta Boutique Hotel 
Telefon Number : 09177178607Station 1, Main Road, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island 5608 Malay, Aklan

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