Philippines, Wander

Crimson Boracay at Station Zero

Boracay is one of our favorite places to travel to.  We have been to the island quite a lot of times already, our last time was last March.   We would stay at different hotels every time we visit Boracay.   We have stayed at Microtel Boracay at Diniwid Beach, Alta Vista de Boracay at Yapak Beach, and Feliz Hotel at Station 2, White Beach.  During our last visit, we decided to stay at Crimson Boracay Resort and Spa  at Station Zero, and this is probably our most luxurious Boracay travel to date.

 

Crimson Boracay Resort and Spa is one of the three hotels located at Station Zero.  The other two are Shangri-la Boracay and Movenpick Boracay.  Station Zero boasts luxury and exclusivity, and we experienced both of these during our five days Boracay trip this year.

 

 

We booked via the Crimson Boracay’s official website.  We were able to get the Match Made in Paradise package, which was a very good deal for us.  It includes four night accommodation to a Deluxe Premier room, daily breakfast for 2 adults (and 2 kids under 12 years old) at Saffron Café, Welcome amenities that includes a bottle of Charles de Fere and Pralines chocolate, Romantic Dinner Under the Stars for two, 90-minute massage for two at Aum Spa,  and complimentary round-trip transfers from Caticlan Airport to Station Zero.  This package is a complete travel deal that all you have to think about is relax and enjoy.

 

We started our Boracay 2022-Crimson Boracay, Station Zero trip by flying from Manila to Caticlan.  Upon arrival at Caticlan Airport, we were fetched by a Crimson Boracay’s staff and was driven to the Crimson Boracay’s Welcome Center in a Toyota Rav4 (WOW! We were off to a great start!).  We were treated to refreshments (water, juice, and coffee) while waiting at the welcome center.  We waited for no more than 15 minutes and we were ushered to a speedboat that would privately sail us to Crimson Boracay’s shores (WOW! Speedboat transfers!).

 

 

After around 30 minutes, we arrived at Crimson Boracay at Station Zero.  We had an early flight and we arrived at Crimson Boracay around 9am.  Check-in time is at 3pm.  We know that early check-in entails us to pay for additional Php3,500 and we opted not to avail of this as we were prepared to visit the White Beach upon our arrival.  We were surprised to learn that Crimson Boracay allowed us early check-in without a fee and without us even asking for it  (WOW! That is such a nice customer service!).

 

The grounds at Crimson Boracay

 

We were ushered to our room, a deluxe premier room located at the ground floor of one of the many buildings of Crimson Boracay.  As we were in the ground floor, we have our own mini garden/patio.  Our room has a king size bed, a small day bed, automatic blinds covering the windows, superb air-conditioning, television, mini ref, Nespresso coffee maker, safety deposit box, bathrobes and slippers, and everything you can think of in a pleasant hotel room.  The bathroom has a separate shower stall, bathtub, and toilet and it comes with complete toiletries, which were all refilled daily.  Our welcome treat of Charles de Fere and Pralines chocolate were already waiting for us when we arrived in our room.  (WOW! And to think our room is not even a suite!)

 

please excuse our mess.

 

We spent the afternoon exploring Crimson Boracay’s amenities.  We found a Kids’ Zone, Gym, Board Rooms, Library, and the Aum Spa area.  But who would mind those facilities if you can be at one of the three charming infinity pools of Crimson Boracay?  There’s the Main Pool, which is so large and hosts excellent foam parties during weekends.  Then there’s the more quiet Indigo and Cobalt pool perfect for sunset swim.   Oh, there’s also a Kiddie Pool for little children.  During our stay, we received daily viber messages about activities that can be done each day.  There are also free water activities we were able to try like kayak and paddle boarding (WOW!  We never ran out of activity during our stay!)

 

Foam Party at Crimson Boracay’s Main Pool
Boracay Sunset at Crimson Boracay’s Indigo Pool

 

We had our daily buffet breakfast at Saffron Café.  What I appreciate most in Crimson Boracay is that kids under 12 years old are free to sleep and have breakfast.  Some hotels at Boracay requires kids to pay for their accommodation and breakfast.  Saffron Café has one of the most delicious buffet breakfast offerings I can vouch for.   The food offerings are various and delectable.  I will be honest, and this may sound bias, but I am very partial to buffet breakfast offerings of Filinvest Hotels.  From Crimson Alabang’s Café Eight to Quest Hotel’s Charlie’s Bar and Q Lounge to Saffron Café of Crimson Boracay  (WOW! Kids eat for free and they eat delicious breakfast too!).  There are two other restaurants you can eat at Crimson Boracay – Azure (where we had our Romantic Dinner) and Mosaic.

 

 

Our time were spent mostly on the beach of Station Zero and on the pools of Crimson Boracay.  Some afternoons were spent at Puka Beach or the White Beach, but most of the time we go back to Station Zero beach were only few guests are swimming.  It is still pandemic and the White Beach of Boracay has too many tourist that we were too cautious to enjoy swimming.  We enjoyed Crimson Boracay’s Station Zero location’s exclusivity  (WOW!  We enjoyed swimming as if there was no pandemic thanks to the exclusivity!).

 

We also had the most wonderful Romantic Dinner Under the Stars experience.  We requested for additional chair for our little boy.  We enjoyed a 7-course meal.  The meal was so  delicious that I will definitely be back for the Lychee Mousse Raspberry Cake (and all the other meals of course!).  Aside from the meal, our romantic dinner was so delightful and memorable that will surely be included in our unforgettable experiences.

 

 

We also had our 90-minute massage for two at Aum Spa.   Aum Spa has a huge couples room with your own bathtub, rest rooms and cabinets.  The massage was so relaxing, though quite uncomfortable with our masks still on (this was our own choice).

 

Before checking out, we were asked to settle our bills, which includes environmental and terminal fees collected by the Province of Aklan.  Our airport transfers were complimentary but we were asked to pay for the environmental and terminal fees amounting to Php 700 (Php350 each way). Our flight was late in the afternoon and we were not allowed late check out as they were fully-booked.  We were allowed to stay in one of the conference rooms though.  Such nice gestures from the staffs!

 

Sad that the vacation is over

 

We were sad to leave Crimson Boracay after five days in the island.  And just like how we were transported from Caticlan Airport to Crimson Boracay, we set sail by a speedboat to Crimson Boracay’s Welcome Center and was driven by a Toyota Rav4 back to Caticlan Airport.

 

All good and nice travels definitely has to end but we will surely go back to Boracay Island and stay at Crimson Boracay once more.  It was such a memorable experience and one for the books!

 

Oh!  We paid Php36,200 for our Crimson Boracay Match Made in Paradise package.  This cost is cheaper than the normal price of this package as the cost range from more than Php50,000 – Php70,000 for a four night stay.

 

We will surely go back

 

Overall, our Crimson Boracay Station Zero experience is quite expensive compare to other hotel packages in Boracay but I assure you that you will get the luxury and exclusivity and the most memorable experience in this hotel.

 

Here’s a video blog of our stay at Crimson Boracay:

 

 

 

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