Modern resort architecture in Boracay
It’s one of the best luxury, well designed beach resorts and hotels in Boracay Island at the best location, White Beach. It’s not just any part of White Beach but near the northern end that has wider powdery white sand, straddling a rocky promontory and a cliff view that’s stunning. It features wide open spaces, airy restaurants, neat surfaces and clean lines and a modern yet minimalist approach that lends a luxurious and polished tropical vibe. It’s the perfect getaway in this part of the Philippines.
I love the way the overall property is designed, how the spaces are grouped and how the resort sort of adapts to its unique topography. From the wide stretch of white sand, a clump of coconut trees provide a wonderful green touch that contrasts with the sand and the overall structure’s color.
Beach lounges and parasols line both sides of the main path leading to the resort while the lobby, bar and restaurant fronts offer visibility. These are airy public spaces that also provides a good view of the sea while at night, are great places to relax and unwind. The Terra Wellness Spa is tucked at the second level of the restaurant which is reached through a walkway that gives a good view of the dining area below.
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The pool area signals the semi private spaces which is bounded by the restaurant area and three level luxury rooms with asymmetrically designed roof. The view is stunning. On a sunny and bright day, when the sun makes the white walls glow, the water of the pool parallels the blue sky and mirror the fluffy white clouds.
Beautiful stands of bamboo and meticulously landscaped patches line the fronts of these private spaces/structures that also leads the eye to the rock face that doubles as the waterfall at the far end and up to the apartments at the upper levels that have stunning views of the resort below and into the sea.
Discovery Shores is part of the Filipino owned Discovery Leisure Company, Inc. group of resorts and hotels. It was designed by W.V. Coscolluela & Associates, interiors by Budji Layug and Royal Pineda and landscaping by E.A. Aurelio Landscape Architects.
Station , Balabag, Boracay
Hi! I’m Stan Cabigas, a freelance architecture and travel photographer, writer and blogger from the Philippines. TenZeroFour is my primary Architecture Photography blog. Let me photograph your space, let’s collaborate.
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