157 hotels, resorts to make room for visitors on Boracay’s soft-opening

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 08:43 AM October 26, 2018

Tourists take in the famous sunset of Boracay Island which will be closed for six months starting April 26 (Photo by Nestor P. Burgos Jr./INQUIRER VISAYAS)

A total of 157 government-accredited hotels and resorts in Boracay will accommodate visitors on the island’s soft-opening day Friday, the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) announced.

In a twitter post, BIATF issued an updated list of compliant and accredited accommodation establishments, which have 7,308 available rooms to shelter tourists in the world-famous island resort, which was closed in April to undergo rehabilitation for six months.


The BIATF said Fairways and Blue Water Resort and Savoy Hotel Boracay have the highest number of available rooms with 700 and 559, respectively.

“The long wait is over.. Boracay Island will accept visitors as it officially reopens tomorrow, 26 October 2018!

Check out this updated list to find out which are the compliant and DOT-accredited hotels and resorts! #BetterBoracay #ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines,” the BIATF tweeted Thursday.

The BAITF said all 157 establishments have been accredited by the Department of Tourism after securing permits and clearances from the Department of Interior and Local Government and Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Upon the recommendation of the BIATF, Malacañang earlier announced that only 6,405 tourists will be allowed to enter Boracay and visit the beaches each day.


READ: Boracay visitors limited to 6,000 a day

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Boracay was closed in April for a six-month rehabilitation after President Rodrigo Duterte called the island a “cesspool” due to the various environmental and zoning problems in the island. /kga

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