Planning a trip to Boracay but not sure where you should stay? We spent 4 nights on this tropical island paradise, basing ourselves out of the Henann Lagoon Resort and loved every single moment of it. Read my review of this resort to find out why it’s a great place to stay.
Henann Lagoon Resort is located on the beautiful, tropical island of Boracay. Getting to the resort is easy as they can arrange all your transport for you. If you haven’t already, you might like to read my guide on how to get to Boracay. Once you arrive in Kalibo, the resort can arrange for your transfer to the fast boat and then, of course, your fast boat to Boracay and transfer to the hotel doors.
The resort is located between Station 1 and Station 2 on the island but is closer to Station 1. If you haven’t been to Boracay before, the beachfront area is very, very long and packed with restaurants, bars and cafes. The 3 Stations are a way of breaking down this long stretch and making it easier for people to find things.
While the resort doesn’t open up onto the beach, it is a very quick and easy 5-minute walk away. If walking isn’t your style, there is a shuttle service that runs between Henann Lagoon and one of its sister properties. But, honestly, you shouldn’t need to use it as the walk is super quick and it’s a good way to work off that buffet breakfast.
The location of the resort gives you easy access to the beach and loads of great restaurants, cafes and bars. There are plenty of places you can go shopping, get something to eat or drink or just sit and chill out for a few hours. It’s really central and surrounded by the kind of places visitors need and want when they’re on holidays.
The resort is pretty big and they have recently built a new wing, which is where we stayed. Our room was a Premier Room and it was awesome! The room itself was a great size, with a Queen Bed and an additional Single Bed, making it great for families. The room was around 41 square metres with a small private balcony overlooking the pool with a small table and chairs to sit and chill out.
Inside, the room also had a separate small lounge chair, which I like because it means you have somewhere else to sit rather than just being on the bed all the time. The bathroom was a great size, really spacious with an awesome shower, complete with rainforest shower head and separate detachable shower head. There’s also a bathtub and a generously sized bench-top around the sink, with a huge mirror.
The room was really modern and everything had a sleek, clean feel to it but still managed to be warm, cosy and really welcoming. I honestly had no complaints about the room and couldn’t think of anything I would change or tweak. It was just super comfortable!
As I said, the resort is pretty big. The Henann group are famous for their amazing pools and Henann Lagoon was no exception! Both buildings have the pool in the middle, with the accommodation built up and around it. I worried this would make things really noisy in the room, but it didn’t as everyone was out of the pool when it was time to go to sleep.
The pools are seriously gorgeous too, they look amazing during the day and night. You can order drinks, cocktails, beers and food to the pool and easily spend a few days relaxing there. Also on-site you’ll find a really big gym that’s decked out with everything you could ever need. There’s a swim-up bar and an on-site restaurant.
Some of the rooms are pool access rooms, which means you stay on the bottom floor of the resort and when you open your balcony door, you can step straight off the landing and into the pool. Which is awesome for families as it means mum and dad can keep an eye on the kids without having to get in the pool if they don’t want to.
Dining & Entertainment
On-site you’ll find a daily buffet breakfast, swim-up bar and a restaurant, so you don’t have to wander outside the hotel at all if you don’t want to. If you find yourself staying in a pool access room you’ll also have access to the VIP lounge, which supplies complimentary drinks and snacks all day.
Nearby, you’ll find the famous Sea Breeze Cafe. Located on the beachfront they serve up one heck of a buffet each night, including some pretty amazing seafood and speciality cooked meats. This place absolutely goes off, so you really should ask the hotel to book you in. There’s a fantastic group of singers who put on a show all through the evening, singing songs you’ll know and some from China and Korea that you’ve never heard of. At 8pm the ‘Dancing Chefs’ show happens! Around 15 Chefs pop up out the front of the restaurant and dance their hearts out, it’s pretty great.
There is so much to do on Boracay that it’s hard to even begin to describe all the options you have for dining and entertainment. The whole beachfront is packed with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. You really are spoilt for choice and finding somewhere great to eat isn’t difficult, just follow your tummy. If you need some advice on places to eat, be sure to ask the hotel staff. The front desk will be able to point you in the direction of great food.
One of the best things about Henann Lagoon Resort is the staff who work there. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated with the best hospitality. The staff are incredibly attentive and polite, they make you feel really welcome and help you enjoy your holiday by making everything seamless and easy. They’re more than happy to help you with anything you need, give you directions or information on the local area, tips on things to do or just greet you with a friendly hello and a smile.
I found the rooms extremely comfortable and, at times, didn’t want to go out because I was having such a nice time relaxing in there. I also really loved the location of the hotel, it was easy to get around and easy to find the hotel whenever we walked back home. I guess you could say the whole stay at Henann Lagoon was just easy… so easy! It was easy to get there, easy to relax and easy to have a great time. That’s the sign of a good hotel, in my opinion.
I’d recommend a stay at Henann Lagoon Resort for couples and families visiting Boracay. It’s a great place to base yourself for your Boracay adventure and a beautiful place to stay. With great accommodation, a beautiful resort layout, wonderful staff and an excellent location, it’s really got everything you could need.
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