For families, the holiday season presents an ideal opportunity to celebrate ties that bind over the Christmas break — that wonderful time of the year when school shuts down and parents can finally have their kids all to themselves. And while toys and gadgets could easily top any youngster’s wish list, there’s still no better gift than spending precious time with loved ones.
This year, parents can give their children the “gift of a lifetime” by bringing them to the world’s number one island, and spending quality time with them in a safe, secure and fun location. The Auhana Boracay along Station 3 provides all these and more.
A leisurely escape where families can enjoy recreational activities at a comfortable distance from the island’s usual crowds, Auhana is a seven-hectare luxury resort with a plethora of dipping pools, modern amenities, dining areas, and, more impressively, a 330-meter long stretch of white beach — the widest beachfront in all of Boracay.
Inspired by the Polynesian word for family, Auhana is a place where parents and their children can bond with each other over a number of fun and enjoyable activities. And there’s no better time to do that than during the Christmas break. What’s more, such priceless moments won’t have to cost an arm and a leg, thanks to Auhana’s introductory rates.
Here, kids can enjoy themselves in any — or all — of the resort’s numerous pools. From the shell-shaped main pool that overlooks the sea, to the Tiki Hut Kids’ pool where they can hang out with other younger guests, all the way down to some private lap pools facing the beach.
Meanwhile, mom and dad, can treat themselves to a relaxing time with The Auhana Signature Massage at The Auhana Spa. And because families love to bond over good food, Auhana also came up with its own line-up of dining options spread across three different restaurants.
There’s also a Bar and Lobby lounge where families can bond over snacks in the day, and where mom and dad can share a drink to celebrate each other’s company later in the evening.
Meanwhile, the beachfront is the perfect venue for guests to enjoy the powdery white sand and crystal clear waters of the island. It is lined up with rooms, suites and villas for families to enjoy the view up close.
More importantly, parents can also add meaning to the Christmas break by sharing a prayer or two with their kids at Auhana’s Chapel of All Blessed — making it the first and only resort in Boracay to have its own blessed chapel within its vicinity. The 51-square-meter chapel can seat 80 guests, and is decorated with a dazzling stained glass altar, as well as glass floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides.
Families can also choose to stay in one of more than 500 rooms spread across 14 categories — including the Deluxe, Premier and Premier Panoramic, the Junior Suite, a Family Suite or the Presidential Suite.
While Auhana provides a comfortable distance from the commercial and recreational establishments of Station 2, one never feels isolated when staying in the resort. For one, shuttle services are provided for until 10 in the evening. Guests can also reach Station 2 by foot, should they opt for a romantic, 15-minute stroll along the beach.