THE DISTRICT BORACAY: A Great Boracay Location for Families with Kids
The District was the perfect backdrop for our family escapade in Boracay. We love it because it is centrally located along the white beach, walking distance to yummy restaurants, and provides a happy family-friendly service.
Here are some tips on how to maximize your stay in The District, Boracay...
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GETTING TO THE DISTRICT
The fastest way to Boracay is by air. You can fly via AirPhil Express, Cebu Pacific, Seair or Zest Air, which would take approximately 60 minutes or less from Manila. Although you have the option of arriving at the airport in Kalibo, the Godofredo P. Ramos Boracay Airport (popularly known as Caticlan Airport) is the quicker option.
The Boracay Airport is upgraded already. It's clean and features an efficient bag conveyor. There's a clean restroom you can use before you go to the island. Don't forget to register as tourists before leaving the airport.
Usually, you have to pay P600 to charter your own boat, or you can ride the public boat transfers for P25/head. You also have to pay P100 for the Caticlan Terminal Fee (6 years old and below are free) and Environmental Fee of P75 (11 years old and below are free).
Note: The District uses a third party-chartered boat service.
The District already has its own private shuttle to bring you to the resort, which is located in Boat Station 2.
WELCOME TO THE DISTRICT, BORACAY
Kids 10 years old and below are free on accommodation as long as they share the bed with the parents. But Breakfast and Transfers will be charged separately, depending on the child’s age.
The District is conveniently located on the beach front, so you can just step out of the resort and immediately enjoy the famed white beach of Boracay.
Best of all, the kids can enjoy the shallow waters near the shore. If they get bored, they can go back to the wading pool and then back again to the beach. Usually, it's the parents who would give up. :)
BREAKFAST @ THE DISTRICT
BREAKFAST PLACE SUGGESTIONS
Vigan Grill is convenient for breakfast but, frankly, there are better breakfast places near the District:
Real Coffee is walking distance from the resort, on the right side of The District. Our Boracay experience is never complete without eating Chori Burger, drinking Jonah's Shakes, and enjoying Real Coffee's Calamansi Muffins.
TIP: Order the Calamansi Muffins in advance if you want to bring home a box as pasalubong.
Read More: REAL COFFEE CAFE Boracay Breakfast (soon to be published)
iLemon Cafe, D'Mall in Boracay
On other days, you can decide to have breakfast in iLemon Cafe in D'Mall, which is located on the left side of The District.
Read More: iLemon Cafe, D'Mall in Boracay (soon to be published)
Since a lot of restaurants open late in Boracay (around 11am onwards), there are limited options for Breakfast or Brunch. Also near The District is Cafe del Mar where you can have a simple set menu breakfast on the beach. :)
Read More: CAFE DEL MAR Breakfast in Boracay (soon to be published)
LUNCH SUGGESTIONS NEAR THE DISTRICT
The District's Vigan Grill only provides lunch for big groups upon request. Here are some recommended restaurants near The District:
Read More: An EPIC Brunch in Boracay! (soon to be published)
(TIP: For the kids, don't forget to order Beach Bar's fresh fruit smoothies in take-home yard glasses.)
Read More: OJ's Bake, Roast & Grill + Beach Bar Hut (soon to be published)
THE DISTRICT BORACAY SUNSET VIEW
Make sure to allot one night to dine in Cafe Caruso in The District and then Ti Braz for dessert! :)
The food is consistently good, although the background music is a bit "oldie" and does not match the Boracay ambiance.
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We loved our stay at The District because of its great location -- White Beach beachfront and surrounded by the yummy restaurants of Boracay. It's wonderful that they have a warm and family-friendly Filipino staff, and feature kid-friendly amenities created with the kids' maximum enjoyment in mind.
TIP: Make sure to subscribe to The District's mailing list for their seasonal promos and last-minute deals, which usually offer substantial discounts from the published rates.
THE DISTRICT BORACAY
Station 2, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan 5609, Philippines
Telephone: +(63 36) 288-2324 - 27; +(63 36) 288-1448
Manila Sales and Reservation Office
2208 Orient Square Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605, Philippines
Telephone: +(63 2) 234-9058, +(63 2) 234-5917
The District Children’s Policy
- Children 2-5 years old are free of charge on accommodation (as long as sharing bed with parents) and breakfast. Transfers to/from Caticlan shall be charged PhP 500 nett, inclusive of all applicable fees
- Children 6-10 years old are free of charge on accommodation (as long as sharing bed with parents). Breakfast and transfers (to/from Caticlan) shall be charged PhP 900 nett per child per night
- Children 10 years old and below requiring extra bed shall be charged PhP 1,900 nett per child per night. Rate is already inclusive of breakfast and transfers (to/from Caticlan)
- Maximum of 2 children are entitled to free accommodation per room; extra child shall be charged accordingly
- Children 11 years old and above are considered adults and shall be charged with extra person rate
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Full Disclosure: We paid for a portion of our stay and got a discount courtesy of our friends from The District Boracay.
I wrote this blog post myself, it expresses my own opinions, and we only blog about food and travel experiences that are awesome. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't receive compensation from food and travel places we feature in the blog.
P.S. TIP: On your way back to Manila, I suggest you go via Kalibo and spend another night to explore Kalibo's Sampaguita Gardens and Bakhawan Eco-Park's Mangrove Trail.
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P.P.S. The BPI ATM is conveniently located near The District in D'Mall if you need cash.