Friday, March 18, 2016

Boracay Philippines

New island Trip on our 1st anniversary. 

We were actually choosing between Vietnam or Boracay. After several research and discussions, we selected Boracay for several reasons. 

One being that, there is a direct flight from Singapore to Boracay (Kalibo) not direct but not far either. We were thinking, if we move back to Bangkok, for us to travel from Bangkok would require 1 stop to reach Boracay. As for Vietnam, from Bangkok, there are so many flights and it is much closer. I know the two destination does not even compare but they are both in my bucket list. I'm so excited for both but Boracay gives me more uncertainties as I've only been to Manila. 


Getting there and away, Like all beautiful places, Boracay is hard and difficult to get to. The best way to get there is to take an Air Asia or Tiger to Kalibo, then connect to Boracay Island with a van and then a long tail boat. There is a closer airport called Catilan, which is easier to get to but you would need to take the flight from Manila then only you would be able to connect in. 

The Beach - The beach is white and the sand just melts in your feet. It's so comforting for your feet. This is the one in all the photos that you see of Boracay. And trust me, it is so beautiful. Perfect, thin white sand, crystal clear water and enough space that you can find a quiet space while away your time. White beach is a long stretch divided into station one to four. Station one is quieter, with three and four being quite busy. Station two is the area known as D'mall, packed with tourist, kind of shopping precinct on the beach. 

Accommodation - Unlike Thailand, accommodation on Boracay can be a little more pricey, but bargains can still be found. 

The weather - It was a good time to travel to Boracay based on the season, but I felt like giving myself a bang on the wall, it was cloudy during our trip. There were some sunshine but just a bit. In a way, it was good for us, as we were able to walk around the island during the day and made the most out of it. 

On our first day, we reached the hotel by 6 in the evening, we go freshen up and we had a romantic dinner by the beach. It was super windy, we enjoyed our meal and cut our anniversary cake there. The feeling of it was just so nice and relaxing. After our meal, we went to a lounge to chill out. It was really good vibes. It is so different from other places I have been.




On our second day, we hired a car to roam around the island. We covered the whole island in 4 hours. The island is so interesting in different ways. There is so much to do as well. After that we went to the Shangri-la bar, it was just mind blowing. This is a place all should visit if you are in Boracay. 
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Puka Beach
Solana Bar at Shangri-La Boracay
The third day, we were just chilling at this place called spider house. Good place at the tip of the beach. Good food and music. People could jump in the beach directly from there 



Overall, if I have a chance to go back, I will for sure go back. Now I understand why it is so highly ranked beach. People were so humble and nice and the whole ambiance was just explicit.




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