Disclaimer: I have not received any services or compensation from Discovery Shores Resort for writing this review. All opinions are solely my own based on my experience at the resort.
The Discovery Shores Resort experience begins from the time you step foot off the plane and out of Caticlan Airport. There is a representative from the resort waiting to take your bags as you arrive and ready to transport you to the lounge by the pier via van. At the lounge, you will receive your Discovery Shores Resort bracelet as you wait for the speedboat to pick you up and jet across the water to the beautiful island of Boracay.
After the short 5-minute speedboat ride, which includes a snack, water, and a cool towel, another van is waiting to take you to Discovery Shores approximately twenty minutes away. Once you arrive at the resort, all the staff is waiting to greet you with a kind hand over their heart as you are led to the front desk for check-in.
Every morning, the breakfast buffet is set with a mixture of various Western and Filipino dishes. They even have two types of bacon, crispy and soft, depending on which you prefer. The food, all the food from the restaurant, is delicious! We had a chance to try breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the resort and everything that came out of the kitchen was amazing. I did not try a single dish that I did not like from the restaurant. Throughout the day, you can order snacks like poké bowls or nachos at the pool or at the beach, and they will even bring it straight to your lounger.
Travel Tip: Try the adobo fried rice! Yum!
The Terra Spa is located above the restaurant and front desk and is one of the best spa experiences I have ever had. We booked a 90-minute massage and a 60-minute facial during our last night at the resort. We all agreed it was definitely worth the price. The treatments are very affordable and the therapists are very professional and truly skilled.
The food, the accommodation, and the spa are all very good at Discovery Shores, but the thing that sets this place apart from all the others is the staff. The staff goes above and beyond the standards of excellent customer service to a level that is unparalleled to anywhere else in the world. Walking around the grounds, every staff member you pass will politely greet you with their hand across their chest and a big smile. They will even fold your clothes while you swim at the pool or clean your sunglasses for you if they get dirty. There is no task that is impossible for the team at Discovery Shores, and I have no doubt that they will do whatever they can to help make your vacation in Boracay a true paradise.