Melinda's Garden

Boracay Island, Aklan, Boracay Island, Philippines, Distance from city centre: 2.5km

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The hotel description is not the opinion of the owner but solemnly composed of customer reviews.
It is really close to Paradise. The sea is fantastic, the sand is white and the beach is surrounded by coconut palms which give you a fantastic view close to a Hollywood movie.

Melinda's Garden is closed to Station, at the quieter end of the beach. The walk to the beach is literally 2 minutes. It is excellent. The place is easy to find as it is sign posted from the main beach strip.
Melinda's Garden is an amazing tropical garden full of plants and trees.
It is a piece of natural atmosphere hidden away from the monstrous concrete hotels on the island. Melinda's Garden offers a taste of more tranquil times in Boracay before recent developments began threatening the harmony of the island.

The cottages are made of bamboo and coconut leaves with a bathroom made of stone and a fantastic veranda with hammock, table and bamboo chairs. The hammock is a great place to relax and take a break from the sun. The rooms are awesome, so romantic and clean every day. These traditional huts make a nice difference to all the other resorts on the island and although the standard cottages are simple, you get everything you need for a great price. It feels rustic and homey - just what you are looking for.
In the Aircon and Aircon Deluxe Cottages they try to combine the rustic style with some luxury: fresh sheets, towels (including beach towels) everyday, refrigerator, TV and king-size beds.

Cottages in the jungle (at least it feels that way), yet close to famous White Beach but away from the party area. The quiet relaxation of drinking coffee on a hammock in the morning with maybe only a curious lizard for company is an experience that cannot be matched by a 4 star tourist hotel with impersonal buffet style service.

The staff is so helpful and friendly, always available for anything, no matter what time of day. They even give you beach mats, books and fresh coconuts directly from the tree. They answer your questions and give you information about the island. A nice little bar serves breakfast and there is a little massage hut on site where you can have cheap massages at any time.
Cooper, the dog might look scary and bark when you arrive but he is really harmless. The cats around the property are so nice and cute.

Even so the area is the quietest of the island it is not so far from the nightlife with plenty of entertainments, restaurants and night shows. Everything is quite cheap there. Transport around the island costs a few cents. Tattoos are as well cheap as massages. The food is great and the fish is fresh at surprisingly cheap prices. It is really worth to try fresh coconut as a drink and a meal as well as tropical fruits like mangoes and papayas which taste great here. You can eat for as little as 1 euro per meal and 5 euro for a tremendous 'Eat all you can' fish dinner with plenty of fresh oysters. If you are travelling alone it is so easy to find a nice company. What else do you want from a holiday?
It is hard to describe but if you like nature you are going to have an amazing relaxing experience. This is what you really need if you are having a stressful life back home. Melindas Garden is definitely recommendable and the money is worth the accommodation.

The Standard Cottage has
a sleeping room with queen-sized bed, beddings and a mosquito net,
wardrobe, desk and chairs,
a bathroom, bath towels and toilet paper,
a veranda with a hammock, electric fan, drinking water and the necessities to prepare coffee and tea, beach towels

The Aircon Cottage is built in a closed way and has
A sleeping room with king-sized bed and bedding,
shelves, table and chairs,
a bathroom, with warm water shower, bath towels and toilet paper, air conditioner, 29'cable TV, refrigerator,electric fan, a veranda with a hammock,beach towels.

The Deluxe Cottage is something special,
This room has its own kind of ambience.
A separate sleeping room with king-sized bed and beddins,a living room with comfy sitting space and hand-painted mural,
A big bathroom made of marble, warm water shower, bath towels, toilet paper,
a big veranda with hammock,air conditioner, cable TV, refrigerator, electric fan, beach towels,
drinking water and the necessities to prepare coffee and tea.

Other facilities:
The cottages are well maintained and are cleaned every single day.
A good dimensioned water pipe, which guarantees enough pressure in the showers.
We have a generator, which ensure electricity during the frequent power failures on the island.
We have WiFi.
We change money at best rates.
You can deposit your valuables.
You can borrow beach mats and reading books without extra fees.
We make sure that you have everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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How to get to Melinda's Garden:

- Upon arrival at the Caticlan airport, take a 5-minute tricycle ride to the Jetty Port. This costs 50 pesos.
- Enter the Jetty Port building and buy your boat ticket as well as pay the terminal and environmental fees. The boat ticket costs 25 pesos, the terminal fee 75 pesos and environmental fee cost 100 pesos.
- Then you take a 10 minute boat ride to the Jetty Port in Boracay. This is located on the southern side of the island and is quite far from the white beach.
- Once in Boracay take a tricycle ride to the White Beach. This costs 20 pesos per person. Tell the tricycle driver that you want to go to Boat Station 3 and to Melinda's Garden. He will drop you off at the main road at a centre point.
- The road from the centre point to the white beach is a long and straight cement road. Keep walking until you reach the beach. This walk takes about 5 minutes.
- Once at the beach, turn to the left and after a 100 metre walk you will reach our sign board. We have a laundry and souvenir shop half way, which you can use as orientation.

Another possibility to get to Melinda's Garden from the Jetty Port in Boracay is to hire a whole tricycle. This costs 100 pesos. Tell the tricycle driver that you want to go directly to Station 3 and he will bring you almost to the beach.

Located Near

Located near the former boat station no. 3

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