I've always loved going to Boracay. Even if a lot of people say that Boracay is too touristy, I think it's still one of the best places you should visit when you're in the Philippines. Last month, after our Antique -> Iloilo -> Capiz -> Iloilo adventure, my friend Gael and I decided to take a trip to Boracay since we're already near and I haven't been to the island in a while.
Back then, I would be fine with any hotel even if it's far. I used to think that I save money by booking a cheaper place but looking back at my expenses during my past visits, I spend most of my money taking tricycles to and from the white beach. Tricycles can be quite pricey specially if you're staying at a place that's quite far from the white beach (It can go up to 100Php!). This time, I decided to stay in one that's right across the white beach! Sol Y Sombra is a few steps away from the white beach. It's located in Station 1, and is just across the famous Obama Grill. I found it very convenient to be so near the beach. The building where Sol Y Sombra is also has a pharmacy and a 24-hour convenience store at the ground level so when you feel like getting a snack, you just go down.
The other reason why I chose to stay here was the rooms were styled by two of my good friends Kitty Bunag and Mia de Lara! If you guys are familiar with Craftsmith Living, you'd probably have an idea how the place looked like. The rooms were so homey which made me want to stay inside the room the whole day. Ha! The rooms were filled with pretty little details and beautiful accent pieces. I used to be part of the Craftsmith team so seeing pieces from Craftsmith in an actual room made me feel a bit giddy inside! During my stay, I would usually exclaim "Omg, this!" or "Awww, I missed seeing this!". My stay in Sol Y Sombra was definitely what I needed after two weeks of non-stop hiking and long drives. I needed a place that made me feel like I was home. And I think Sol Y Sombra was able give me that.
I took a few photos during my stay so I can show you guys what I'm talking about:
You get what I meant by wanting to stay inside my hotel instead of just going out, right? Even the bathroom light was perfect. Haha! I felt silly taking a photo of the toilet but you can't deny that this place looks really homey.
If ever you find yourself in Boracay and wanting a place to stay, you should definitely check out Sol Y Sombra's website for room availabilities!