Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Boracay Philippines (2022 Updated)

Generally speaking, well known hotels &  resorts in the Boracay are welcoming towards all LGBTQ couples and most of the 4 & 5* hotels are gay friendly hotels Boracay.

The lesbiangaybisexualtransgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the Philippines have a distinctive culture[vague] in society and also have limited legal rights. Gays and lesbians are generally tolerated (if not accepted) in Filipino society. Despite recent events that have promoted the rights, general acceptance, and empowerment of the Filipino LGBT community, discrimination remains. Homosexuals in the Philippines are known as “bakla“, though there exist other terms to describe them. Similarly, Filipino lesbians are generally known as Alfa.

Boracay is a small island in the central Philippines. It’s known for its resorts and beaches. Along the west coast, White Beach is backed by palm trees, bars and restaurants. On the east coast, strong winds make Bulabog Beach a hub for water sports. Nearby, the observation deck on Mount Luho offers panoramic views over the island. Offshore, coral reefs and shipwrecks are home to diverse marine life.

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1. Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse 2* – Gay Hotels Boracay


Gay Hotels Boracay
Gay Hotels Boracay

Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse offers gay-exclusive accommodation for men in Boracay. There are also rooftop sunbeds in the property which are available to guests for sunbathing.

Each room comes with air conditioning and a private bathroom fitted with hot shower facility. Housekeeping service is provided daily.

You will find a shared kitchen at this property. Friendly staff can converse in Filipino, English and German.

D’Mall Boracay is 2.1 km from Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse, while White Beach is 900 m from the property.

Welcome to Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse, your Boracay “home away from home.” Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Boracay’s most popular landmarks, such as Willy’s Rock (1.8 mi) and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1.8 mi), Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse provide air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and baggage storage.

While in Boracay, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse, including The Sunny Side Cafe (0.7 mi), Nonie’s (0.8 mi), and Cha Cha’s (1.0 mi).

During your visit, be sure to check out Motag Living Museum (1.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the guest house.

Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse puts the best of Boracay at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

The couple running the place is very nice, helpful and welcoming… it was an island of peace from very busy Boracay and we spend some mornings on the rooftop sunbathing naked with a view of the island and ocean. Not to forget the amazing breakfast you can order with a variety of choices lovingly prepared by the couple that runs the guesthouse. I am sorry for all the straight folks!

I love how neat and organized the hosts were! Very nice, kind, approachable, and caring people! The room is exactly how it is in the pictures.

The room was large and comfortable. Roger and Mar, the guys who run the place, were great, always nice and ready to help. The whole period spent there was really enjoyable. The most beautiful beach was just 10 min walk away.

How much does a room costs at Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse ?

Prices start 40 $/night for Deluxe Double Room.

This double room features air conditioning, electric kettle and bathrobe.

Where to book online – Roger’s Place Gay Guesthouse – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay you can find the best hotels deals in Boracay during Boracay Food Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Boracay  on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay

Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa

Surrounded by a lush hillside overlooking the ocean, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa provides a luxurious and secluded hideaway. It features a 350 m private beachfront, 2 stunning outdoor pools and spacious guest rooms and villas. Complimentary internet access is provided.

All rooms have a spacious balcony with a daybed showcasing impressive views, while villas and suites are provided with butler service and either a private pool or outdoor hot tub. They are also fitted with a 37-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station.

Guests can enjoy a range of water activities from kayaking and deep sea diving to romantic sunset cruises on a wind sail. Guests looking to relax can head to CHI, The Spa. This sanctuary by the sea offers a menu of body massage and beauty treatments.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa offers a new level of luxury to the beautiful island of Boracay. Marrying luxury and comfort with a reverence for nature, the 12-hectare resort encompasses 219 rooms including 36 villas and suites, comprehensive leisure facilities, 350 meters of secluded beach front and a thriving ecosystem of diverse, even rare, flora and fauna. With two private beach fronts and an infinity pool, the resort offers a myriad of recreational activities. Those looking to soothe weary senses can head over to CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. A variety of dining options of different cuisines is located within the resort. May it be a family holiday or simply a quiet retreat, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is the perfect paradise destination.

On arrival the hotel is stunning. Secluded on the tip of the island it rises up from the beach into a jungle (staff with golf buggies are available anytime to take you wherever you need to go). Breakfast is incredible with the largest selection of cuisine I’ve ever seen (including Dim Sum and Sushi!). The spa is probably the nicest one I’ve ever been too and the Filipino Hilot Ritual is the best massage I’ve had – it felt like I’d had my spine rearranged (in the best way!). Best part was easily the private beach, with crystalline turquoise waters and a light sea breeze our stay at the Shangri-La was truly was the best part of our holiday in the Philippines.

To reach the hotel I recommend traveling to Caticlan airport where you will get a transfer (short drive) to Shangri-La’s private lounge by the sea where you will board their own boat to the island of Boracay (15min) with views of White Beach and a big part of the island.

There are many types of rooms I got the Loft with the private pool, it’s lovely high on top with sea views. High floor has the bedroom wardrobe bathroom, lower floor the living room, kitchenette, additional bathroom, and terrace garden with pool and outdoor seating. Would have loved staying at the beach pool villa, it’s the best choice of course, but sadly was fully booked at the time of my visit.

The food is really good in room service. And breakfast has a great international selection including Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and western.

Most people go to White Beach during sunset, it’s not recommended as it’s the most crowded time and you really don’t need a better view than from Shangri-La whether from your room or from Sirena restaurant lounge, which is beautiful. The best thing is there’s a shuttle bus to and from White Beach (where the action happens in Boracay) various times of the day. It takes about 13min (because of construction) to reach the stop by D’Mall (open air mall with souvenir and clothing shops, cafes , and restaurants that takes you to the beach). You can’t get to the White beach walking either shuttle or the taxi bikes you see around the island. Maybe even by boat but not walking (it seems close in the map).

The views were great although I probably would have booked a room to have the full sea view. The amenities were wonderful – big glass bottles of water which were refilled every day, fruit which was replenished every day and L’Occitane soap which was a lovely touch. The bathroom also had amazing body care products. The theme was lemongrass throughout the hotel and to this day, the scent still reminds me of being there.

The buffet breakfast is amazing and you will be left spoilt for choice. They even had vegan juices and a variety of smoothies to rejuvenate you for the day. The food is super varied and absolutely delicious. We also used the Chi Spa which was so relaxing and great experience. They have daily activities at the hotel which you can do there, you’d never get bored. We also fined at the Sirena for Valentine’s Day. We had delicious salmon for dinner! The cocktails were great too and reasonably priced.

The gym is spacious and they provide towels and iced water.

My favourite part of the resort were the unbelievable views everywhere you looked. The private beach was beautiful and they have a fantastic live band on the beach, which honestly takes you to another world. The pools were fab – the service there is brilliant and you really feel like you are being taken care of so you can just chill and relax.

They have free shuttle services to D’Mall and white beach which does not take long at all from the resort (20-25 mins) The minivan is super comfortable and pick up/ drop off times are very reliable and frequent.

Boracay is a beautiful place and the resort makes it that extra more magical. Perfect for honeymoon/ romantic vibes. I will definitely be coming back! ❤️

Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay
Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay

How much does a room costs at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa ?

Prices start 238 $/night for Deluxe King Room with Free Roundtrip Caticlan Airport Transfers. The One-Bedroom Pool Villa with Free Roundtrip Caticlan Airport Transfers
is  858$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This luxurious one-bedroom villa comes with a separate living area and private lap pool. It also features a beautifully landscaped garden and an outdoor dining area. The bathroom features 2 sinks and a separate rain shower and bath.

Where to book online – Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay you can find the best hotels deals in Boracay during Boracay Food Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Boracay  on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hey Jude South Beach 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay

Hey Jude South Beach
Hey Jude South Beach

Situated in Boracay only a 15-minute walk from the popular D’Mall, Hey Jude South Beach is a beautiful beachfront property. It offers tastefully furnished rooms and free Wi-Fi access.

This elegant resort is located 1.3 km from Boracay White Beach while Bulabog Beach is 1.8 km away. Kalibo International Airport is approximately a 1.5-hour drive away. Caticlan Jetty Port is a 15-minute drive away.

Offering a private balcony with beach views, the elegant rooms are fitted with a minibar, seating area and flat-screen cable TV. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Hey Jude South Beach is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Boracay, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Boracay, Hey Jude South Beach is located a short distance from Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1.5 mi) and Willy’s Rock (1.5 mi).

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hey Jude South Beach features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Hey Jude South Beach guest, you can enjoy breakfast that is available on-site.

While in Boracay, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Hey Jude South Beach, including The Sunny Side Cafe (0.3 mi), Nonie’s (0.5 mi), and Cha Cha’s (0.6 mi).

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out a garden, such as Boracay Butterfly Garden.

Enjoy your stay in Boracay!Cozy beachfront hotel, relatively quiet spot but still close to the lively areas of white beach. Comfortable beds and modern rooms complete with safe and hot shower. Decent service and breakfast, although rather basic. It’s a bit of a dip and turn from the main road though so kind of tricky to check in/out if you’re bringing large luggage.

This hotel is located at the farthest part of the white beach at station 3. Its at least a 15 walk to the center of everything. But if you want to be in the more calmer more quiet part of Boracay then this resort is the one for you.

What I like about this hotel is they have a common balcony that the guest could share and it offers you a wonderful sight of the beach.

The room is pretty small, it has signs of aging like water marks in the walls and ceiling but overall it is very clean.

The bathroom is surprisingly huge given the size of the room. It offers all the basic amenities to make your stay more comfortable. Even provided me with a extra pillow when I asked for it.

Breakfast is good, no buffet here but the plated breakfast is enough.

Hey Jude was a great hotel. The location is right on the beach. The hotel offers chairs, loungers, and umbrellas for guests. It was quiet at nice and it was a nice walk (25min) to the D-Mall. The rooms were super basic but supplied hand towels and shampoo (which has lacked at every other hotel I’ve stayed in the Philippines)

Take advantage of the rooftop patio. The hotel doesn’t offer tours but you can walk down the beach to arrange water sports and Tuk Tuks to other beaches, look out, etc

Note- Most hotels are along the beach where the Tuk Tuks can’t drive. If you have a rolly suit case you might want to hire bike to take your bag or bring back packs.

Tip- Don’t book airport or ferry pick up with the hotel. It’s super easy to arrange transport from airport to ferry to hotel once you’re off the plane and cheaper.


How much does a room costs at Hey Jude South Beach ?

Prices start 31 $/night for Standard Double Room. The Superior Queen Room is  41$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering a private balcony with sunset views, spacious air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a mini-fridge, seating area and LED cable TV. The private bathrooms come with hot/cold rain shower facility, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Where to book online – Hey Jude South Beach – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay you can find the best hotels deals in Boracay during Boracay Food Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Boracay  on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Boracay

Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay
Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay

Boasting of an infinity pool with a stunning view of the sea and a private beach area, Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay is situated in the Boracay Island, 600 m from Willy’s Rock and 2.8 km from White Beach. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Each room at the resort is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Each room comes with a private bathroom with a bath and bidet, with bathrobes and slippers provided. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Guests can savor on Asian, International, and seafood dishes at the restaurant, on ala carte or buffet.

Conceptually unique and innovative in style, the Crimson Boracay, a 5 Star resort sets itself apart from the rest. Combining elegant contemporary architecture, landscape and interiors, with elements of traditional Filipino island culture, its design enthuses, excites and invites the guest to fully enjoy and experience their surroundings. Because of the waters off White Beach are calm during Amihan season (November to May), tourism is at its peak during these months when the northeastern winds blow.

The sea view of our suite was awesome. Room was spacious, well-decorated and I specially loved the bathroom set-up. The room has its own private balcony where you can chill and watch the beautiful sunset of Boracay.

The breakfast buffet at Saffron Cafe was delicious! They offered a wide variety of choices. We also loved the private beach front of the resort where we launched by the beach drinking numerous cocktails. Their all-day happy hour is the best!

Thought the hotel is outside the main hustle and bustle of the Boracay’s main beach, the hotel offers free shuttle service to and from D’Mall. Very convenient!

From the airport pick-up to the staff waving goodbye as you sail away, Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay is pure perfection. The transportation staff makes it clear from the get-go that this is the service of a 5-star resort.

The private beach is meticulously cleaned every morning so it remains beautiful. Hunting seashells and swimming were enough for me, but Crimson also has water sport options! Bee Jae, Jomar, and Joey were the absolute best at the pool and on the beach. If an inch of sun was hitting me, I swear someone would adjust the umbrella before I even knew! 5-star service hour after hour.

The restaurants Mosaic and Azure were magnificent. Chefs Pablo, Rajesh, and Jomart “Art” are culinary magicians. Each dish I tried throughout the week was divine. You could eat at each restaurant for weeks and never get tired of the food. Ver, Jonil, George, Lyn, and Abby always made sure I was taken care of. The food was the absolute highlight of this stunning resort.

The hotel experience was stellar. Definitely a great choice if you have money to spend. My favorite parts of the stay were the grand cuisine, the many recreational activities (which was free), the relaxing hotel room with intuitive room service, attentive employees, and the overall treatment of me and my family.

The location of the hotel could either be beneficial or detrimental to your stay as it’s quite isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, if you still want to visit the locations like D’mall and Citymall, they provide a free scheduled shuttle service for your transportation needs. In my opinion, I’d much prefer an isolated oasis than a hotel near the crowded and noisy main locations in Boracay, so the location is a plus for me.

The location is rightfully called amazing, sitting in it’s own bay and adjoining the Shangri-La at what is called Station Zero, far from the madding crowd at the main beach areas. The resort has a speedboat service which bypassed the often bumpy ride on the island, made even bumpier with all the construction works to improve the island. The sunsets on both evenings were simply breathtaking.

As the resort sits by itself, one can either avail of the shuttle or arrange for transport to the rest of the island. We paid PHP200 for rides to Station 2. But be aware traffic can be rather heavy made worse by plenty of single lane sections as digging continues.

My room seems recently completed as certain little imperfections are evident. From a ceiling fan that I can’t seem to control to insufficient clothe hangers. The room also comes with electric blinds although it does not completely covers the edges and so allows light in a tad earlier than I would like. And the lifts have strange buttons with the display different from the buttons. And one lift with two “G” buttons.

Nevertheless, the view is fantastic especially of the sunset and the room large. With a living area that has another large screen TV. The bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub. Although, given the influx of guests during the convention, water pressure to our floor essentially trickled to a stop before dinner.

The free WiFi needs some more work. Or maybe it was my devices? Connection kept on dropping and constant re-logging needed.

Breakfast was at the Saffron. Good variety of both Asian and western choices should meet the expectations of all but the most demanding guests. But overall, restaurants are limited if one chooses not to go out.

The staff are young and enthusiastic although it seems at times a bit overwhelmed. For example, the Crimson hat and bag nor were the mangoes provided when I finally got my room. Given time, I’m sure they will learn but in the meantime, one will have to bear with them as people are brought up to the same standards as the property.

Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay
Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay

How much does a room costs at Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay ?

Prices start 176 $/night for Deluxe Double. The Villa with Plunge Pool is  489$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This villa has a balcony, seating area and soundproofing.

Where to book online – Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay you can find the best hotels deals in Boracay during Boracay Food Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Boracay  on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Coast Boracay 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay

Coast Boracay
Coast Boracay

Boasting a swimming pool and free WiFi access, Coast Boracay offers comfortable, beachfront accommodation in the scenic Boracay Island Region. Guests can unwind after a long day at the pool, or enjoy a drink at the on-site bar and restaurant.

All rooms are fitted with luxurious bedding, a 43-inch Smart LED TV and a private bathroom with shower. For your comfort, slippers are provided.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Complimentary land and boat transfers are provided from/to Caticlan Airport.

Coast is a charming 71-room Resort nestled on the powdery sands of Boracay Island’s White Beach. The Resort is set to redefine your stay and gastronomic experience. Coast Boracay boasts of a distinct excitement in every corner with its relaxing accommodations, well-crafted Food and Beverage offerings, and a Service that genuinely cares. Coast is located at Station 2, beachfront. The Station 2 beachfront property presented itself as a natural site for a new generation development. It offers a new and exciting way to position the hotel and restaurants.

Once we reached the hotel they’ve allotted their function room for our exclusive check-in complete with popcorn, welcome drinks and a audio visual with our names on the TV. Our rooms, Keys and Rooming List are all prepared and was distributed with ease, we basically finished our check-in in 10mins. all of us were blown away by how they’ve handled our arrival and that’s just the beginning..

When we got to the room, its spotless and it smells great. They recently moved towards providing refillable glass bottles which I think is great to support the movement towards a more sustainable and greener earth (ditching plastic bottles). The refilling stations are just outside in the hallway. When you enter you’ll have a goodie-bag with useful items in it like sunscreen etc. When you go the beach, don’t be surprised if they come and give you cold water, Towels and toys for your kids without even asking for it. that’s just how they are. Props to John as he has always been our go to guy, he knows someone that knows someone that will arrange your plans for your (e.g. Sailboat, Parasailing etc..)

Food, Drinks and Amenities:

Great selection of food we especially love the Ube Champorado, the Mexican type Corm the chicken. When it come to drinks, they have a wide variety of Cocktails and wont run out of beers you can even opt to drink beside the pool if you want to. The hotel has that tropical island vibe that is just refreshing to the eyes that makes you want to get a Calamansi a Go-go (a small lime cocktail) or a Cha-Cha-Rita (margarita) at 10 in the morning in front of that calm blue sea, get drunk by noon and just dip in the water to wash it all off.

Food and service at ChaCha’s Cafe were also excellent. There’s nothing like having your breakfast while basking in the view of the ocean. It was filling and relaxing at the same time.

Our room was welcoming and cozy. We had some of the best sleep ever while we were there. Their bed was comfy and their pillows were extremely soft and fluffy. It was always kept clean by the Housekeeping team. Every time we would return to our room, it was always back in tiptop shape.

Our bathroom was the same. They always replenish our bath amenities whenever we were running low. We didn’t even have to ask.

Their services are top notch from the moment you arrive at the airport. They have free shuttle services, private speed boat which is super important because there is always a crowd at the public jetty. They are absolutely free and they don’t expect you to tip (of course it will be nice if you do). They are just happy people with the motto ” you talk, we listen”. The premium that you pay is justified by the amenities in the hotel. They have a great pool and we had a fun time playing with the unicorn and swan floats.

They also have a beachfront and you can use their beach chairs for free. if you go further down the beach and if you want to use beach towels/ chairs, you will be charged.The cleanliness is good, their soaps and shampoo smells great. What a great hotel and i don’t regret staying here at all. No complains

The Best Hotel of its kind in Boracay and what separates Coast to the rest is the people.

How much does a room costs at Coast Boracay ?

Prices start 114 $/night for Deluxe Double. The Loft is  258$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned room is designed with heritage-style Filipino furnishing and the seating area is fitted with a 43-inch LG™ SMART LED TV. Guests have the option of a Sealy™ King size bed or Sealy™ Double Bed with Coast Pacific™ Goose feather King pillows. The en suite bathroom includes a walk-in rain shower and bedroom slippers.

Where to book online – Coast Boracay – Gay Friendly Hotels Boracay you can find the best hotels deals in Boracay during Boracay Food Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Boracay  on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.