MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday announced that an initial 2,063 hotel rooms are ready for next month’s reopening of Boracay.
In its Boracay Bulletin dated Aug. 31, 2018, the department listed 25 hotels and resorts that have complied with the permits and clearances from the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
In pursuit of the interagency task force's "No Compliance, No Opening Policy", the following compliant establishments will be duly accredited by the DOT -- Luana Hotel/Hue Hotel, Astoria Current, Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, Boracay Haven Resort, Boracay Haven Suites, Casa Pilar Beach Resort, Boracay Holidays Beach Resort, El Centro Beach Resort, De Paris Beach Resort, Best Western Boracay Tropics, Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa, Fairways and Bluewater Beach Resort, Discovery Shores, The Lazy Dog, Red Coconut Beach Hotel, Starfire Resort, Canyon de Boracay, AV Seven Resort, Azalea Apartment Hotel, Reef Retreat Resort, Nigi-nigi Nu Noos'E 'Nu Nu Noos Beach, The Club Ten Beach Resort Boracay, Ferra Hotel, Den Pasar Beach Resort, and Blue Coral Beach Resort.
The government closed Boracay to tourists on April 26 to conduct unhampered rehabilitation projects on the island.
Known for its powdery white-sand beaches, the island resort will reopen on October 26, with a dry-run for locals on October 15-25. (PNA)