We recently had the opportunity to stay at Zuzuni Boutique Hotel during our visit to Boracay and we didn’t want to leave!
The beaches in Boracay are stunning and what better way to experience this island than to stay at one of those beautiful beaches? Zuzuni Boutique Hotel is conveniently located in between Station 1 and 2 on White Beach, the one that attracts visitors.
Our stay was mostly enjoyed due to its location on the beach, but we also loved it because of the balcony views, the friendly staff, the comfortable bed, and the delicious restaurant food.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staff. With smiles on their face, they helped check us in and welcomed us with a drink. It was a quick and easy process and within minutes, we were guided to our room by a helpful staff member who carried our heavy backpacks to our room.
The Rooms at Zuzuni Boutique Hotel
Zuzuni is a small boutique hotel with only 14 guest rooms, so your experience will feel more personal than larger hotels. Since it only has a few rooms, it’s important to reserve early if you choose to stay here. The style is very modern and contemporary and has the eco-friendly look to it with the use of light-colored wood in the rooms and with grey accents.
One thing we appreciate about hotels is cleanliness, and this is what we found at Zuzuni. It was spotless and very well cared for.
We had the pleasure of staying in a Beachfront Room with balcony. The balcony was our favorite part of our stay! From above, we had a beautiful view of the cristal clear beach and lovely palm trees. We also had the ‘beach walk’ area down below, which is where all the fun takes place in Boracay.
Aside from a great view and a nice-looking room, our accommodation came with the amenities we needed. The room features a comfortable bed, great air conditioning, bath items, and free Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi worked best downstairs compared to our room, but it worked well enough to get us by for the bit of time we were in the room. We also had a safe, restaurant menu, mini fridge, t.v., and balcony seating.
Although the room is small, we didn’t find this to be a problem because it felt cozy and the room had everything well situated within a small space. Besides, we preferred to spend our time lounging on the chairs from our balcony enjoying the sight of the blue ocean hues and walking by the beach. Boracay will keep you busy with activities too.
The Perfect Location
Like mentioned above, Zuzuni Boutique Hotel is conveniently located on the popular White Beach. You simply walk out of the hotel to find yourself on the warm white sand and about a minute from dipping in the beach.
Within the area, you have D Mall where you can do shopping. And within footsteps, you have many convenience shops, restaurants along the beach, and popular night clubs and bars minutes away. You’ll also have many fruit shake stands, local coffee shops (including Starbucks), and sports activities.
Despite being in the center of it all, there is minimal noise inside the room when your door is closed. So, no need to worry about sleeping well. Noise from inside the hotel wasn’t really heard either.
The restaurant: La Cozina
The hotel’s restaurant is called Cozina. It’s Latin influenced and being from Latino descent ourselves, you can imagine how happy the tacos made us! We don’t like just any tacos, but the ones here were delicious and sadly we didn’t order a second round. The restaurant itself is small but with a nice vibe inside with great decor.
There is an option to eat by the beach as well, where they have tables set up and fairy lights that add to a romantic night by the beach. The service is wonderful too. Just by the restaurant, there is also a Churro stand! To be quite honest, I’m saddened we didn’t taste them because we had already eaten dessert elsewhere. However, they seem to be quite popular.
Things to do Nearby
The best thing to do while staying at Zuzuni is to enjoy the beach in front of the hotel. If you take a 5-minute walk north on the beach, you’ll find it to be less crowded.
Also during the evening, you can enjoy happy hour at one of the many restaurants nearby or you can go party at one of the clubs late at night. Most of these are located south of the hotel.
You will also find many places to buy tasty fruit shakes, coffee shops, delicious restaurants, and lots of shopping stores.
Feel like going Island hopping? There are many people offering tours along the beach. Feel like getting a massage? No problem! You can also get them anywhere along the beach. Want to try stand up paddle boarding? Snorkeling? Kayaking? Parasailing? You can do these and many more activities that are at your fingertips by simply stepping outside the hotel. But you can also ask the staff for help. There are endless amounts of water activities to do nearby that you can try!
How to Get There
Our plane landed in Kalibo instead of Caticlan, so we had to take an hour shuttle to Caticlan Port first. To get to Boracay, from Caticlan Port in Malay, you’ll take a short ferry ride. It will be about 8-10 minutes.
Once at the arrival port, getting to the hotel is best done by asking a tricycle driver to drop you off on the main road near station 1 or in between station 1 and 2, leading to the beaches. It should take about 15 minutes from the port to the area.
The road is a busy one, but thankfully the hotel isn’t located on the main road. In fact, you’ll have to walk a couple of minutes through the shops, until you reach the beach. From the beach, you can look for the hotel.
If you have GPS on your phone it is easily located. If you don’t, you can ask for directions to the Starbucks. The hotel is only a few steps north of it. You should see the hotel sign, or the sign of the restaurant called Cozina.
Zuzuni Boutique Hotel was an amazing stay for us. We loved the location because it was truly convenient, the restaurant was delicious, and the rooms were comfortable and cozy. It is the perfect accommodation for those who seek affordable luxury and a place where budget travelers can splurge a bit. We also found it to be the perfect place for couples, but can also be great for solo travelers. Whenever we find ourselves back in Boracay, this is a place we’d love to stay at again!
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Life Beyond 520 was provided a complimentary stay at Zuzuni Boutique Hotel. However, all opinions are 100% honest and our own.
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