My friend, Cai and I were walking toward our room, having a talk about the origin of the name of the resort in which we are staying, Henann Regency Resort & Spa. He suggested it might have been coined from two names, those of the owners, probably Filipino-Chinese and married. I nodded and said that the man’s name is probably Henry, Cai said that the woman might be an Ann, thus Henann. What we thought of as a joke, was actually right. The resort is named after Dr. Henry Chusuey, chairman of the Henann Group of Resorts and his wife, Anna.
Currently, there are 6 resorts by the Henann Group on the island, the first of which was Henann Regency Resort & Spa. It was previously named Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa, built 21 years ago with Mediterranean-inspired architecture. Today, the luxurious beach-front hotel has over 302 rooms and impressive amenities, such as 3 swimming pools, garden and koi ponds, fitness center, VIP lounge, in-house and partner restaurants (Christina’s, Sea Breeze Cafe, Hap Chan, Mesa), bar (Wave Bar & Lounge), mini shop, convention center, and a spa (Kai Spa).
In 2017, I had a chance to stay at one of their newest resorts, Henann Crystal Sands. It was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in my life that I still remember it up to this day. I thought back then that I would love to try the other Henann resorts. Hence, I was very excited that my wish came true on my recent return to Boracay.
One of the best things about staying at Henann is the hassle-free airport transfer. At the airport, you will be picked up by their private van service and take you to their visitor’s center. From there, you will be riding their speed boat, which could take you to Boracay in as little as 3 minutes. From the docking point, another van will take you to the exact Henann resort where you will be staying. Going back to the mainland, one of their staff will take care of the whole business of paying for the terminal fee, no need for you to wait in the queue yourself.
We enjoyed a 2-night stay in a deluxe room. It has a queen-size bed, a single bed, a flat-screen TV with cable, in-room safe, hot and cold shower, hairdryer, coffee and tea making facilities, and a refrigerator. It has a balcony area that looks out to their garden and swimming pool area.
A stay is inclusive of complimentary buffet breakfast for two at Sea Breeze Café. If you book their suites, you will have access to their VIP Lounge where you can have small snacks and drinks until 7:00 p.m.
Here are their room rates as of April 1, 2019:
|Premier room with direct pool access||₱14,448||$278.52|
|Junior suite with direct pool access||₱17,920||$345.45|
Note: Room rates are subject to change. Currency is based on Apr 11, 2019 conversion rates.
My most favorite part of our stay would have to the VIP Lounge. Cai and I would go there in the afternoon to enjoy their hors d’oeuvre and drinks. We were very fond of the lady who mans the lounge named Rose. She is polite and friendly and made sure that we were comfortable at all times.
We also appreciate the generosity and kindness of the lovely operations manager, Ms. Rozel. She happened to be passing when we were in the lounge and she came in for a little chat.
The majority of Henann Regency’s guests are Chinese and South Koreans. According to Ms. Rozel, it could be attributed to the fact that there are now more direct flights to Boracay from the countries mentioned.
All in all, we had a comfortable stay at Henann Regency. I love that it is beach-front, that there are 3 swimming pools to choose from, and that the staff are attentive and courteous. It’s one of the luxury accommodation that I’d recommended to anyone in need of the ultimate relaxation in Boracay.
Henann Regency Resort and Spa
Station 2, Balabag Boracay Island
Boracay, 5608 Aklan
Telephone no: (63) (36) 288-6111 to 17