Orinda Resort Boracay
Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Balabag, Malay Aklan
Beachfront, Near Nami Beach Resort
Tel: (036) 288-64115 | 0922-8563358 | 0920-9455378
During our 4-day stay in the island of Boracay we stayed in Orinda Resort (For Free! :p) How? Why?! Well, I have a friend who has a friend who happens to be a Friend of the Owner of the Resort! In short my friend’s friend’s friend, sort of a Third Degree Friend if you want to look at it in another way…
Anyway, Orinda resort poised itself as one of the Budget Beachfront Resort in Boracay. The resort is located in Diniwid Beach. This is actually located at the end point of Boat Station 1, on the other side of the cliff with an altar, and it is near Nami Beach Resort. The location is not the most convenient you can get especially of you like to go partying and walking along the crowded beach of Station 2. But, if you are in Boracay just to relax, unwind, need some peace and quiet, or you do not want to meet a lot of people, and of course - on a budget, well this resort will suit you just fine.
So without further a due, Here are some of the pictures of the room we stayed in. They call it the sunset room, and I believe this is the best room of the resort. (Notice the door on the first photo? It is actually a connecting door to the other sunset room…)
Here are the views from the Window/Veranda
And of course, like most of us, this one is just as important as the main room itself…
Orinda Resort offers the basic Facilities even in their sunset room, which is considered the best they can offer. There are no fancy reception area, no welcome drinks, and no in-room phone to call the reception. Just the basic to make your stay comfortable and affordable. Here’s what you’ll get.. (On a sunset room)
- 2 queen sized bed
- 14” CRT TV (Remote Controlled)
- Split Type Air conditioner (Remote Controlled)
- Cabinets/Clothes Hanger
- A small table
- Lamp with shade fitted with a dimmer
- Mini Fridge
- Towels and Toiletries
- Timba at Tabo (A true Filipino Touch! LOL)
- 24/7 Water supply
- Hot&Cold Shower
- Veranda with a Great View of the Beach!!
Speaking of the TV, I have a sort of freaky moment with the TV. Well here it goes, I went home (home = resort) early because I was already soo tired and sleepy (I left my friends partying at Club Paraw in Station 1 – Loser!) Anyway, so I was there alone in the room, I watched the late news before going to bed. it was around 12MN, I turned off the TV using the remote, after a few minutes, just as I am about to go into super deep sleep, THE TV TURNED ON! So I looked for the remote, baka kasi nahigaan ko lang or something, BUT NO!! the remote was on the bedside table!!! And if that was not freaky enough, while still in shock on what happened, the TV CHANGED CHANNEL on its own! I haven’t got the chance to get the remote yet!!! OMG Talaga! Freaked out, I Immediately jumped out of bed and pulled the plug of the TV… Good thing I was soo tired, I still managed to doze off after the incident.. The next day, while we are watching TV, it happened again, we even removed the batteries of the remote control but the TV still changes channel every once in a while. Sira pala talaga! :p What a relief! :) Well, yun lang.. Moving On…
Outside the room and the resort, they have a restaurant/dining are which doubles as a mini reception area where guests may check-in. They also have some sunbathing beds by the beach, a small huts and some chairs where you can relax and enjoy the beach. Also, they have a shuttle to take you to the other parts of the Island.
Aside from the facilities, it is also worth mentioning that the people of Orinda resort were very Friendly, Polite, and accommodating. They are always all smiles, pleasant to talk with and very helpful.
Speaking of the beach, Although the finest sand can be found on the shores of Station 1 and 2, Diniwid beach also offers the powdery white sand shores. In fact I find it better suitable for swimming since the “Lumot” on the shore was very minimal compared to the other parts of station 1 and 2.
As for the beach activities, similar to the 3 other stations, there are also a lot of “agents” who offer beach activities. At the same time, Masseurs are also readily available for your R&R moment by the beach. For just P350/Hour you can have a 1-hr full body massage or foot spa by the beach, just a stone throw away from your sunset room! Less the noise, tje crowd, and the passers by..
As for the Food.. Orinda offers Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner.
Nothing beats eating breakfast by the beach!!! – Bon Appétit!
Above: Filipino Breakfast P110, Your choice of Longganisa or Tocino.
Below: American Breakfast P110, your choice of Ham or Bacon.
Both sets are served with either juice, coffee, or tea.
Here is their Menu:
Overall, Orinda Boracay is the best place for you if you are on a budget and love staying at the beach for long hours! The location is very quiet and relaxing. It is away from the noisy Boracay crowd – but also away from most of the restaurants and dining areas. For the Price range of More or less P2,000 pesos (Depending on the Time of the Year), I would say, Not a bad deal.
I would like to thank the owner of Orinda Resort and the rest of the gang for the accommodation! :) Until next time! :)
Hanggang Sa Muli! Paalam! :)