In Boracay, excellent places to stay in tranquil settings are normally reserved for high-end resorts and tourists with deep pockets. If you’re conscious on not blowing off your budget but still want to enjoy a private feel, you might want to take a look at Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds.

Located on a hill along the main road in the area of Station 2, Agos is an interesting and worthwhile alternative to beachfront resorts in Boracay. This family-run no-frills guesthouse was conceptualized with a homey modern Asian vibe in mind and offers privacy, security, peace and quiet at an affordable price.

I stayed at Agos on a recent summer trip to Boracay with friends. When I first discovered Agos, I thought it would be interesting to try, especially, for its hill-top location. The promise of an overlooking view of both the sunrise and sunset horizons immediately drew me in after seeing photos of other guests taken from their rooftop sundeck. I also liked that it was family-run and relatively new having only been opened to the public two years ago.

First Impressions

After scaling the short set of uphill stairs from Agos’ main road entrance (between D’Mall and D’Talipapa), we were welcomed by the refreshing view of their garden and warm reception from the staff.

Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

Agos Boracay reception and garden area.

Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

Refreshing welcome at Agos Boracay

My Room

Comfort with a Modern Asian Vibe

We stayed at Agos Boracay’s family room found on the 4th-floor rooftop / sundeck. Our room was a loft-type unit with two pull-out beds on the ground floor and a double bed on the loft level. It was located on the west corner of the building and had a glass window with a nice view of the sunset.

Family Room at Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Phili

Our Family Room with View.

Family Room at Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Phili

Family Room loft.

Family Room at Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Phili

Sunset view from the Family Room.

Family Room at Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Phili

Coffee tray and toiletry kits.

Our room was spacious, clean and had all the basic amenities for a comfortable stay. The only thing missing was in-room WIFI, which wasn’t available on our floor. The guesthouse did offer free wireless internet at the ground floor garden area.

The “Family Room with View” was priced at P5,500 ( per room per night; peak season rate) for up to 4 guests. Additional guest rate was P500 (per person). Complimentary breakfast was included for all guests. Up-to-date rates are available at Agos Boracay official website (link provided at the end of this post).

More room options at Agos

During our stay, we had a quick tour of the other rooms at Agos. Their Superior Room was the most basic unit type they offered. This room seemed perfect for couples and groups of 2 to 4 people. The Deluxe Room was slightly larger with a larger bathroom, an extra sink, and open area where guests can hang dry wet clothes.

All rooms were air-conditioned and featured full-length windows that could be opened to let the sea breeze in. They were also well-equipped with amenities such as a personal refrigerator, cable LED TV with premium channels, hot & cold shower, ceiling fan, water kettle for coffee/tea and amenities such as bottled water, fresh linen, towels & toiletries.

Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

Superior Room at Agos Boracay.

Deluxe Room at Agos Boracay.

Deluxe Room at Agos Boracay.

Highlights

Relaxing Overlooking Views

My favorite part of Agos Boracay was the awesome overlooking views from the 4th-floor sundeck. Perched on a hill between White Beach and Bulabog Beach, a kitesurfing haven found on the opposite side, Agos offered a unique view of the sea facing both the sunrise and sunset horizons.

Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

4th-floor sundeck on a sunny day.

Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

East view facing the sunrise and Bulabog Beach

Sunset at Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippine

Sunset view facing White Beach.

Agos Boracay, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

L-R: Me, Marx, and Paula with Micah, the owner and reception staff at Agos Boracay.

The Verdict and Recommendations

I had a pleasant stay at Agos Boracay overall. The accommodation was clean and comfy, which are greatly needed after a full day touring around the island. The beautiful view from the sundeck and private feel made the experience a lot more special. Their rates were affordable considering the amenities included, ambiance, location, and rates of similar accommodations in Boracay.

I also especially loved that Agos was family-run and provided a very warm reception to guests. The reception staff during our visit was Micah, who was very approachable for any questions we had about the resort and “insider” travel tips in Boracay.

If you need in-room WIFI, get the rooms on the ground floor since WIFI was not available on the upper floors. In any case, Agos had a nice gazebo / garden area, where guests can enjoy free WIFI access. If you’d like to hang out and go online at the sundeck or on your top floor room, mobile internet speeds are quite fast and reliable in Boracay.

Finding Agos Boracay on your own can be tricky for first-timers. Look out for their signage on the main road at the access stairs entrance. It’s found a few steps ahead of Red Coco Inn de Boracay on the right side of the main road when traveling from Cagban Jetty Port. Just remember that the resort is situated between the main road entrance of D’Talipapa and D’Mall. Agos can also arrange airport transfers for a fee.

How to Book Your Stay at Agos Boracay

If you want to have your own Agos Boracay Experience you can send your reservation through their official website. You may also connect with them by email agosboracay@yahoo.com, on their Facebook page, and by phone: +63 (36) 288-2663.

You may also book your room at Agoda or Booking.com.

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Disclosure: My stay at Agos Boracay Rooms + Bed was sponsored. Rest assured, opinions stated in this article are solely my own.