When it’s peak season in Boracay, rates would usually be double the price. In order for us not to cash out a lot of money, we agreed to get a hotel that is affordable and clean to stay in. Since we had a hard time to look for hotels, my aunt suggested to try to stay in Deparis Beach Resort since this was there they stayed during their company outing.
Deparis Beach Resort is owned by the Deparis family since 1981. This is located at Station 2, near the Don Vito restaurant. It is beach front and has this rustic vibe that is perfect for the beach setting. What I like about this hotel is that it is convenient for us to go anywhere. It’s just a walking distance to D’Mall and it’s easy for us to go the beach anytime. Second, the pictures of the rooms shown in the website are exactly the same when you see it in person. Since we were 4 in the group, they had a big room that can really accommodate 4 people. Third, they had good fruit shakes. Everytime we would hang out by the restaurant, we would usually order a pineapple or a mango shake. It really refreshes us due to the heat. Fourth, the room’s price. For 3 days and 2 nights, we paid 12k+. So divide it by 4 people, each of us paid 3k+ for the room. So, it’s not a bad deal after all.
What I didn’t like about this resort is their service. When we decided to get the room, I told them right away that we would be availing of their airport transfer service. A few days before our flight to Boracay, they even messaged me and assured me that they took note of our request for an airport transfer service. In this email, they told me to look for my name in Island Star Express once I arrive Kalibo airport. As we arrived Kalibo airport and went to Island Star Express, to my dismay, my name wasn’t there! It was such a hassle that the people in Island Star had to confirm with Deparis Beach Resort if we really availed of the service. An excuse like they forgot to put my name on the list can’t be taken lightly. When we checked out of the resort, that was the only time they told us how much per head would the airport transfer service be. When I booked our stay in this hotel, I emailed and asked them how much would the airport transfer service be. They did not answer me right away. Second, there were extra charges if we wanted to get extra towels, extra pillows,extra duvets etc. Third, their Wi-Fi was slow. But I didn’t mind since we were not in the hotel the whole time.
Honestly, I felt like I was being ripped off my money. In order to avail of more services in this resort, we had to keep on bringing out money. If you would be satisfied with a simple room, in a big group, won’t be getting extra amenities and have ways and means to travel cheap to Boracay, then this would be a good option. If you are the type of person who likes getting extra amenities for no cost and the hotel having a private van, then Deparis Beach Resort won’t be for you.