The Lind Hotel on Boracay’s White Beach is one of those properties that looks great in photos, and even better in person.
I was hosted by the Lind Hotel and Philippines Tourism following the TBEX Asia conference. All opinions are my own.
Arriving at the open air lobby you are greeted with cold drinks,cool towels and breathtaking views. This hotel has pools on two levels, including an infinity pool on the main/lobby level that has the optical illusion of emptying into the ocean. The infinity pool proved the perfect place to watch the sunset.
On the hotel’s lower/beach level there is a second courtyard pool that is quite shallow and peaceful – perfect for splashing around with your kids. Every detail is perfect – the grass is cut by hand daily.
Downstairs you will also find the woodfired grill and restaurant that my kids were over the moon about. Everything we tasted for lunch here was fantastic, including Satay, Adobo, and of course my kids loved the pizza.
In the evening, I enjoyed the hotel’s signature cocktails, including a modern “Telenovella” twist on an Old Fashioned. They have updated the cocktail, in a nod to those who would sip and watch TV. The Lind’s unique version is dramatically delivered with a fragrant burst of tea smoke, and a crunchy side of caramel popcorn.
Rooms at the Lind are very spacious and comfortable, with every amenity seen to. There were sweets left for us when we checked in and the fridge was re-stocked with complimentary water and beverages daily. We went through a lot of bottled water here, and never had to ask twice for more.
My only issue with our room was that I kept walking into the glass partition in the bathroom area. It was so spotlessly clean, I did not see it. Oops!
There is a children’s center off the courtyard that was large and clean as well. It’s most suited to younger children, and would be a welcome break for families traveling with their littles.
Everything we ate at The Lind was delicious, but after a week in the Philippines, this does not surprise me. Filipinos like food and do it so well. I’ve never been to a country where food was more revered. It is an art!
I particularly liked how their breakfast area offered seating on large couches. There were a lot of local breakfast specialties that I grew fond of during our short stay there. Now I will be searching the world over for bibingka – a sort of steamed pancake, and taho – a porridge made from tapioca, soy and syrup.
Here is a link to my live stream of the breakfast buffet at the Lind.
This modern and posh hotel’s location, towards the end of the strand on White Beach, make it both central and peaceful at the same time. I’d recommend it to any family looking for a luxe retreat, close to the main action in Boracay.
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