When we think of going to Boracay, which has been voted many times as the best island in the world, and Boracay’s White Beach as the top beach destination.  The first consideration that comes to mind is the budget. This includes figuring out where to stay. As much as possible we want it to be on the beach-front. And of course it should match the clothes that we would wear for those OOTD shoots!

Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.


Food is no problem, there is something for everyone, from the cheap to the upscale dining choices or food joints. With the ever growing number of restaurants, bars, and cafes on the island. In short, you need not starve yourself no matter how small your budget is while on vacation here in this fantasy island.


There are many options even on a budget accommodation; there are guesthouses, hostels, hotels, resorts, and AirBnb’s. But have you ever thought about going to Boracay just to relax? When we go abroad, most of the time we are out exploring, and so it’s okay if we pick an inexpensive place to stay since we’d be out the whole day anyway. But in my recent trip to Boracay, something changed.

Since 2009 I have been a frequent visitor of the island. In those times I was able to try different kinds of lodging. From a guesthouse, a simple resort, even a hostel. Never have I stayed in a luxurious hotel… Until last weekend. And do you know what I realized? Staying in an excellent resort is an experience like no other. Boracay has a great number of luxury resorts, but I never considered staying in any of them because of the notion that they are too expensive. I also thought that I’d be uncomfortable dealing with the staff. I now know that these impressions are wrong.

I have always been aware of Henann resorts as they have several hotels operating in Boracay. I was curious but I never thought I’d be given a chance to stay there. And the opportunity came just last weekend, at Henann Crystal Sands Resort.

The Henann Crystal Sands Resort opened on September 29, the same day of my stay. Because of this, I couldn’t help but feel lucky to be among the first people to try this magnificent hotel. On our way to Boracay, I was already imagining how it would look like and how my stay would be. Yes, I didn’t even have a set plan on the kinds of activities that I’d do on my 2 days stay, all I knew is that I was excited to stay in a newly opened luxury resort.

As soon as we touched down in Caticlan, we saw the Henann Crystal Sands shuttle waiting for us outside the airport.

Henann Crystal Sands Resort Shuttle Van


I was surprised to find that Henann Crystal Sands Resort has an exclusive waiting area for their guests. That’s where the driver took us and from there, we were ferried by the private boat to Boracay. I must say I was very impressed.

Henann Crystal Sands Resort Shuttle Boat


I thought that the resort would be no different from the other resorts that I’d been to abroad and so I was amazed when I entered the hotel’s premises.

At first, I thought it was just one of those ordinary resorts…


The lobby


Souvenir shop inside the Henann Crystal Sands Resort


There are many reasons why Henann Crystal Sands is a fantastic resort, first of which is the swimming pool. Just by looking at the photo below, I think you would agree with me that the swimming pool is beautiful.

Two pools are located on the ground level facing one another with a pleasant view of the resort facade and grounds.

View from my balcony


View from my balcony at night… Childeren of the night, what music they make!


Secondly, the rooms of Henann Crystal Sands Resort.


Premier Room

Premier Room Has one king or a queen and single-size bed.

Spacious veranda with outdoor dinette set and pool or beach views


Luxurious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub


Henann Group of Resorts toiletries and daily housekeeping and evening turn-down service.

Other rooms available:

Then the restaurant called Sapphire. There are so many dishes to choose from and they are all delicious.


Lastly, the staff, who gave nothing but quality service. They are part of the reasons our stay in this beautiful resort has been very comfortable.

Henann Crystal Sands Resort is beautiful inside and outside. If you think seeing its facade is impressive enough, wait til you get inside. The resort is conveniently located on Station 2, making it accessible to different establishments. It is also by the beachfront, so you can easily find your way to the beach.


Another swimming pool soon to be open is located at the second level of the resort featuring a brilliant view of the sparkling seas and the Boracay sunset.

Staying here was one of the best experiences I have ever had. It is so beautiful, you wouldn’t want to leave the hotel. In my opinion, it is one, if not the best luxury resort on Boracay Island.


For reservations please call 0915-982-3998 or email at manila.hcs@henann.com


5 thoughts on “Henann Crystal Sands Resort, Boracay “A Place Of Unpretentious Luxury.”

  1. We are so lucky! I never really thought I would ever stay at Henann, well I sorta wished for it the last time I was in Boracay. We were then at Wave bar, it sits close to another Henann resort. And I was there thinking, I hope I’d get to stay at Henann, then voila, the marketing manager invited us!

  2. Hi, Thanks for a great review. I am looking to stay at this hotel in January next year, do you know if the pool on the 2nd level will be open by then? Thanks.

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