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Experience TOAcon the idyllic island of Boracay.

Butterfly-shaped with just as delicate sands, this island paradise boasts kilometre-long stretches of coastline, tropical trees, and flourishing sea life.

Leave the confines of the boardroom for pristine, pearly-white beaches, breathtaking sunsets and turquoise waters.

315km south of the Philippines capital of Manila, Boracay is a beacon of sustainable tourism development, combining beauty with a strong environmental commitment.

The Venue

We’ve secured the luxurious tropical 5-star Shangri-La Boracay for TOAcon 2024 and your island stay. Nestled within a secluded cove, Shangri-La Boracay offers a sanctuary of exclusivity and natural splendour situated on top of the elevated northwestern edge of the island. The see-through waters surrounding the resort offer a range of sea activities, inviting guests to indulge in kayaking, parasailing, and deep-sea diving. Get a feel for the “whimsical world of Shangri-La” with the full 360° VR tour here.

Rooms, Suites & Villas

Make your selection from 219 spacious rooms, suites and luxury villas. Crafted with Shangri-La’s signature elegance, the accommodation is thoughtful of the modern traveller and exudes the best in Filipino-enriched finery. Each unit has a roomy balcony with a daybed.

TOAcon Engage Rate

We’ve negotiated a special rate for TOAcon attendees which will apply to room nights from 27 June – 6 July, giving you the option to extend your stay in paradise. You will receive approximately 20-35% off the standard rates for the rooms, suites and luxurious villas.

Room Category Nett Rate (PHP) Net Rate (AUD) Net Rate (USD)
Deluxe ₱15,318.75 $428.93 $275.74
Deluxe Seaview ₱18,382.50 $514.71 $330.89
Premier Seaview ₱20,833.50 $583.34 $375.00
Premier Family Suite ₱23,284.50 $651.97 $419.12
Seaview Suite ₱33,088.50 $926.48 $595.59
Treehouse Villa ₱35,539.500 $995.11 $639.71
Loft Garden Villa ₱38,970.90 $1,091.17 $701.48
One-Bedroom Pool Villa ₱51,225.90 $1,434.33 $922.07
Two-Bedroom Pool Villa ₱84,559.50 $2,367.67 $1,522.07
Two-Bedroom Ocean View Suite ₱113,971.50 $3,191.207 $2,933.85
Presidential Villa ₱212,001.50 $5,936.76 $3,816.03
Click the room category for more information. Please note exact room rate conversions will vary, to find the exact for the day, click on the button below
This rate includes breakfast and transport from the airport to the hotel by land and sea with a speedboat to the private jetty (weather permitting), as well as complimentary local call access, in-room wired internet and Wi-Fi.

How To Reserve Your Room

To enjoy this special offer, please email the resort’s Reservations Supervisor: Chris Dela Goza through reservations.slbo@shangri-la.com and advise that you are part of the TOA Global Conference. Please note that rooms are limited, and this special TOAcon 2024 rate ends on 29 February 2024 or when rooms have sold out.

Plan Your Trip

Make the most of your time in the Philippines and round off your trip by visiting your team member(s) in their respective offices.

Our recommended route for your trip:

Day Itinerary
Thursday 27th June Travel from USA/Canada to Manila
Friday 28th June Travel from Australia/New Zealand to Manila
Saturday 29th June or Sunday 30th June Manila to Boracay Airport (MPH), landing you in Caticlan*.
*DO NOT LAND IN KALIBO – ensure that your flight to Boracay will land in Caticlan*.
Kalibo is a 1-2 hour drive to Caticlan.
From Caticlan, you will then take a short boat trip to Boracay Island
organised by Shangri-La Boracay.
Sunday 30th June TOAcon begins with welcome drinks
Monday 1st July TOAcon sessions begin, including dinner
Tuesday 2nd July TOAcon final day

Getting to Shangri-La Boracay

Be escorted to your tropical destination

car

By car:

On arrival at the airport, you will be taken on a five-minute drive to the resort’s exclusive lounge, called Mabuhay Centre, at the Caticlan jetty port. At the Mabuhay Centre, resort staff will welcome you with refreshing beverages and cold towels to help you freshen up.

speedboat

Speedboat Transfer

Take in the powder-white sands and sky-blue ocean with a speedboat ride to the resort. From Mabuhay Centre, you’ll enjoy a 15-minute speedboat ride directly to the resort. The round-trip can take a maximum of two adults and two children (younger than 12 years). Please note that for speedboat arrival and departures between 7pm & 7am there will be a surcharge of P 1,000 net per room, per way.

Shangri-La Boracay facilities

Chi: The Spa at Shangri-La

Indulge in rejuvenation at Chi, a serene 5,714 sqm sanctuary nestled on a rocky peninsula overlooking a private bay, inspired by the essence of the Shangri-La legend for personal peace and well-being.

Travel With Your Family

Specially designed facilities like the Adventure Zone featuring an indoor playground, the Entertainment Centre with games and activities, and the Eco Centre offering environmental activities ensure endless entertainment for kids. Plus, scheduled daily highlights like arts and crafts, dancercise, and more promise to keep them engaged.

Daily Activities

Visit Shangri-La Boracay’s daily schedule featuring a variety of activities.

Sports & Recreation

A coastal haven focused on marine life conservation while boasting nature trails, you can enjoy diverse activities for all ages.

Sea sports: Engage in a range of water sports from deep sea diving to kayaking.

Resort facilities: Relax on one of two secluded white beaches or take a dip in one of the country’s biggest naturalistic swimming pools surrounded by fountains and lush gardens.

Top Attractions in Boracay

Top Attractions in Boracay

Enjoy a round of golf at Fairways & Bluewater Boracay

Tee-off where some of the world’s golfing greats have played, flanked by unbeatable sea views and powder-white beaches. Fairways & Bluewater Boracay golf club has hosted many international tournaments and boasts a 6524-yard, 18-hole, par 72 Graham Marsh-designed course. Enjoy a flatter first nine with water hazards and a hillier back nine.

For more information: Golf | Fairways & Bluewater Boracay (fairwaysandbluewater.com)

Go island hopping

You won’t want to miss out on island hopping in a traditional bangka or outrigger boat. With half or full-day options these scenic tours are a great way to pack in more island sights and sounds while cutting through Boracay’s turquoise waters.

Or you could enjoy an idyllic day sailing around the island of Boracay on a small- group boat tour. You’ll hug the coastline and stop at picturesque beaches and snorkel spots throughout the tour. Plus, the buffet-style lunch and dinner will give you tastes of local and international cuisine.

Airlines that fly to the Philippines

Airlines that fly to the Boracay

Where to eat

Be escorted to your tropical destination

Aria Cucina Italian

Enjoy seasonal, organic Italian dishes in a cosy setting.

Address: Beachfront, D’mall of Boracay 

Tel: 09984828490

Cyma

Traditional Greek dishes and Cyma original creations served daily from 11am-11pm.

Address: D’mall of Boracay

Tel: (036) 288 4283

Dos Mestizos

A local and tourist favourite, for traditional Spanish dishes.

Address: Main road, Station 1 Across from Seawind Resort

Tel: +639666728077

        +639615844774

Epic

Come for the sundowners and stay for the fresh modern menu.

Address: Beachfront, D’Mall of Boracay Boracay Island, Malay

Tel: +639666728077

        +0917 879 7349

Aria Cucina Italian

Enjoy seasonal, organic Italian dishes in a cosy setting.

Address: Beachfront, D’mall of Boracay 

Tel: 09984828490

Cyma

Traditional Greek dishes and Cyma original creations served daily from 11am-11pm.

Address: D’mall of Boracay

Tel: (036) 288 4283

Dos Mestizos

A local and tourist favourite, for traditional Spanish dishes.

Address: Main road, Station 1 Across from Seawind Resort

Tel: +639666728077

        +639615844774

Epic

Come for the sundowners and stay for the fresh modern menu.

Address: Beachfront, D’Mall of Boracay Boracay Island, Malay

Tel: +639666728077

        +0917 879 7349

Lemoni Café

For fresh, healthy, (and yet) gourmet cuisine, look no further than Lemoni Café.

Address: Lemoni Café, Stall 117, D’Mall, Station 2

Tel: 036-288-6781 

       036-288-6782

Real Coffee & Tea Café

Loved by locals and tourists, this could become your go- to breakfast spot.

Address: 2/F Sea World, Station 2 Balabag, Malay

Tel: +63 36 288 5340

The Ruf Resto Bar

Filipino fare. Enjoy a sundowner and stay for a sinuglaw starter (grilled pork belly and fish ceviche) and then tuck into some chicken and pork adobo.

Address: Ferra Hotel Boracay, 82 Main Ave

Tel: +63 (0)917 680 9140

Vintana

Upmarket local flavours with cosmopolitan cuisine on the menu too.

Address: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Malay

Tel: +63 (0)36 288 4988

Lemoni Café

For fresh, healthy, (and yet) gourmet cuisine, look no further than Lemoni Café.

Address: Lemoni Café, Stall 117, D’Mall, Station 2

Tel: 036-288-6781 

       036-288-6782

Real Coffee & Tea Café

Loved by locals and tourists, this could become your go- to breakfast spot.

Address: 2/F Sea World, Station 2 Balabag, Malay

Tel: +63 36 288 5340

The Ruf Resto Bar

Filipino fare. Enjoy a sundowner and stay for a sinuglaw starter (grilled pork belly and fish ceviche) and then tuck into some chicken and pork adobo.

Address: Ferra Hotel Boracay, 82 Main Ave

Tel: +63 (0)917 680 9140

Vintana

Upmarket local flavours with cosmopolitan cuisine on the menu too.

Address: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Malay

Tel: +63 (0)36 288 4988

Basic Filipino Words & Phrases

Although the majority of Filipinos can speak English, there are some Filipino phrases and terms that may help you in communicating with your team members.

Good morning

Magandang umaga

Good afternoon

Magandang hapon

Good evening

Magandang gabi

What’syour name?

Ano ang pangalan mo?

How are you?

Kumusta ka?

I am fine

Mabuti naman ako

Thank you!

Salamat!

You’re welcome

Walang anuman

Sorry

Pasensya na

Goodbye

Paalam

Today

Ngayon

Tomorrow

Bukas

Food

Pagkain

Delicious!

Masarap

I / me

Ako

You

Ikaw

We

Kami

They

Sila

He, She

Siya

Yes

Oo

No

Hindi

Correct

Tama

Wrong

Mali

Counting

Nagbibilang

Fish

Isda

Pork

Baboy

Fruits

Prutas

Rice

Kanin

What to Bring and Prepare

  • Your passport
  • No need for a visa. Please ensure you tick the tourist option when filling out arrival cards
  • Credit card and cash. Ensure that you have enough local currency (PHP – Philippine Peso) to cover your airport transfer and any daily transportation you may require.
  • Prepare your itinerary ahead of time. Please communicate your plan s to your Client Relationship Manager weeks prior to your visit – especially when you plan to see local places over weekends or have team meetings booked for you and your team members.
  • Average temperatures in the Philippines usually range between 21°C (70°F) and 32°C (90°F) with the average yearly temperature at around 26.6°C (79.9°F). It can get much warmer though, so pack appropriately for the beach.
  • When visiting TOA Global offices, casual business or office uniforms are the recommended attire.
  • Prescriptions or over-the-counter medication, if necessary.
  • Wall adapters (220 volts).

Frequently Asked Questions

The Philippines has a generous visa-free policy. Citizens of over 100 nations (including Australia, USA, Canada and New Zealand) can spend up to 30 days in the country visa-free.

To take advantage of this scheme, travelers must present:

  • Eligible passport valid for the duration of the stay
  • Evidence of onward travel, such as a flight reservation or return ticket

Three-month visas can be obtained in advance and cost around USD 35.

Yes, a health declaration for the Philippines is required. All travelers need to register with eTravel declaration. The online travel form is mandatory. It was introduced during COVID-19 and has been maintained as a general health declaration for the Philippines.

You must complete eTravel registration before entering and before exiting the Philippines. You’ll be issued with a QR code or barcode which you need to travel. 

Manila is the capital of the Philippines and also the country’s main gateway for international flights with Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL). Airlines flying direct into Manila or Cebu from Australia are Qantas and Philippine Airlines and from US and Canada are Delta and United.

We recommend flying to Boracay Airport (MPH) in Caticlan. This is the nearest airport to the island. The carriers servicing this airport are Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Air Asia , and Skyjet.  

Please note if you fly into Kalibo Airport (KLO) you will require a leisurely 1.5-hour transfer by land to reach Caticlan, the jump-off point to access Boracay Island by boat. 

Please note in Manila: Airside transfer is not permitted between Terminal 3, and Terminal 1 or 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). All travellers transiting to or from Terminal 3 must pass through Immigration and meet all Philippine arrival requirements.

Access to Boracay Island has been limited to those with a confirmed hotel booking at an accredited hotel. Be sure to avail of our discounted Shangri-La Boracay room rates before they run out.

The municipality of Aklan collects an environmental fee from tourists upon arrival. PHP 300 will be charged to foreign nationals.

The resort takes care of the charge to provide guests with easy transfers. This fee shall appear in guests’ account statements, which may be settled upon check-out.

The feedback we’ve received is that it’s most beneficial to stay onsite, however if another property is required, we still recommend to stay as close to the venue as possible, such as Movenpick Hotels & Resorts (22min walk) or Crimson Resort & Spa (28min walk).

It’s important to keep in mind that there’s no Uber in the Philippines and instead there’s Grab Taxi that you can use in Manila, Clark and Cebu. We highly recommend downloading the app before arriving in the Philippines – Download Grab app for transport and food delivery | Grab PH

When in Boracay, either your hotel can arrange for transfers for you or there are trikes (motorised tricycles) or e-trikes (electronic tricycles) that can get you around the island.

Theme Parks

Nature & Wildlife

Burleigh Head National Park

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Vineyard Tour

Natural Bridge and Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

Springbrook National Park

Culture & Tour