One can do beach food crawl in Boracay without leaving the comfort of one’s hotel.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay has seven concept restaurants to meet various tastes.
Situated on Punta Bunga Cove away from the crowded White Beach, it gives guests privacy and exclusivity, but still with the view of the glorious Boracay sunset.
The flight to Boracay (Caticlan airport) is around an hour from Manila on Air Asia, which arranged the tour of Mövenpick’s restaurants.
At Brezza Italian restaurant, the staff takes pride in serving the “fastest pizza” on the island. They can demonstrate how to make handmade pizza from scratch, and bake it for less than a minute at the special wood-fired oven—nicknamed “The Beast”—imported from Naples, Italy.
Pizza Quattro Formaggi, with four kinds of cheese and crushed black pepper, is simple but tasty. L’invidiosa has fresh burrata, ham, pistachios and cherry tomatoes.
The half-moon Calzone is a filling pizza pocket with ham, mushroom and mozzarella. Then there’s the Seafood Overload Pizza, a seasonal treat.
The pizzas are for sharing although one can eat them whole —they’re that good.
Brezza’s festive look is inspired by the rustic restaurants in the coastal region of Liguria. Apart from pizza and pasta, Brezza’s menu includes Antipasti (appetizer), Insalate (salad), Zuppe (soup), Secondi (mains) and Aperitivo (drinks).
The La Breza salad with Parma ham, burrata and artichokes is a generous plate. My Chicken Salad has smoked chicken breast and “light devil dressing,” a cream-based spicy sauce.
Caciuccio is fresh seafood soup in tomato broth. Zucca is smooth pumpkin soup with a touch of cinnamon, while Pomodoro Piccante is Tuscan-style tomato soup.
Brezza’s popular meat dish is the Manzo Grigliato—grilled Angus beef with potato, baby carrots and tomatoes. There’s also Pollo alla cacciatora, slow-cooked chicken in herbed tomato sauce, and the zesty Dentice alle erbe red snapper with Chardonnay sauce.
The Café is Mövenpick’s in-house coffee shop that holds daily Chocolate Hour.
Every 5 p.m., guests can enjoy unlimited chocolates as they watch the sunset—a chocolate lover’s dream. Choose from chocolate barks, decadent truffles, fondue and strawberry-dipped chocolates, plus macarons and cream puffs.
Filipino food, too
Breakfast buffet is served at The Market—an international menu for various tastes, but really, how can one go wrong with bacon and eggs, warm bread and waffles?
À la carte entreés can be ordered throughout the day, such as Adobo, Kare-Kare, Beef Fillet with Red Cabbage, Seafood Casimir with basmati rice.
Ssäm, meanwhile, specializes in Korean and Japanese fusion. It offers gogigui, or Korean BBQ on tabletop grills. Other items: beef burger with kimchi, sushi and sashimi, plus Japanese rice sets best paired with sake and soju.
Sol Marina Beach Club is a beachfront happy-hour hangout, complete with cabanas and sun beds. Go for the Mediterranean dishes: Seafood Soup with tarragon pistou (pesto without the pine nuts), Tagliolini pasta with basil walnut pesto, and Ahi Tuna with olive and eggplant pesto.
Fun Pub is Mövenpick’s sports bar for groups that just can’t miss their favorite games. It has a karaoke room for private parties, by reservation.
Beer and cocktails are available at the Pool Bar.
Full? Cap the beach holiday with a hilot massage incorporating herbal tuba-tuba leaves at Sagay Spa for better digestion.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay is an upscale low-rise resort on a secluded beach stretch, with multilevel pool and kid’s play area. There are over 300 rooms, making it ideal for weddings and family celebrations.