Boracay Island, Your Slice of Paradise! - Aklan, Philippines.
Boracay is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Philippines. Though the place is very crowded during summer, Boracay is undoubtedly one of the best beach destinations in the country. With its wide shoreline, pristine white fine powdery sands, the island of Boracay is definitely one of the best places to relax, unwind, chill, party and enjoy the wonders of God's creation! Here's a 2020 video of Boracay after rehabilitation and here's a video of Boracay before rehabilitation.
|My nieces and nephew trying paddle boarding.|
The Island of Boracay is situated in the province of Aklan and is divided into 3 main stations, stations 1 to 3. Among the stations, Station 2 is the most lively. The place comes to life at night.
|While strolling along the beach front, I saw these performers at Aplaya, near the Summer Place, Station 2.|
When in Boracay, remember to catch the beautiful sunsets while strolling along the beach barefoot among the sea of people enjoying the beautiful scenery.
|Me, enjoying the sunset.|
|People enjoying the sunset.|
|My sis and bro-in-law with their kids enjoying the sunset on a gloomy day.|
PLACES TO STAY
HENANN GARDEN RESORT
While you don't need an expensive accommodation when in Boracay, if you want a luxury vacation, Henann Garden Resort is to me one of the best places to stay in Boracay. One of the advantages of staying at Henann Group is you get to enjoy and use the pools of their other properties. So, thanks to my sis and bro-in-law for the invite and celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary at Henann Garden Resort which coincidentally brought me back to the island of Boracay after 14 years! That was more than a decade. There are just too many beautiful places to visit.
|Henann Garden Resort Boracay at Station 2|
|Me, my sis, bro-in-law, nieces and nephew|
There are many other places to stay in Boracay, some of the luxury hotels that you may also want to consider are Henann Prime Beach Resort, Henann Regency, Henann Lagoon, Henann Crystal Sands Resort, Astoria Current, Astoria Boracay, Azalea Hotels and Residences, Shangri-La, Discovery Shores, just to name a few. For budget travelers, you can find aplenty several hostels anywhere from stations 1 to 3. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the main stations, check out Savoy Hotel (stayed there in February 2020) and Belmont Hotel inside Boracay Newcoast. You can book online via booking.com, agoda.com, travelbook.ph, trivago.com, etc. If you want, you can do walk-in, just go directly to any stations of your liking, I prefer station 2. There are several hostels, hotels, guesthouses near D'Mall and Talipapa area in station 2.
|D'Mall Boracay. You will find several shops here.|
|Henann Regency Boracay|
Play the video below to check out Boracay before rehabilitation.
Play the video below to check out Boracay after rehabilitation when we went back there in February 2020.
HOW TO GO TO BORACAY
You can fly to Boracay via Caticlan or Kalibo. You may book your tickets at Air Asia, Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific.
- From the airport, you can either approach the Transportation Counters (February 2020) to arrange for your hotel transfer or you can hire or charter a tricycle to get you to Caticlan Jetty Port. Fare ranges between 50 to 100.
- At Caticlan Jetty Port, buy a ticket for P25 for Cagban Jetty Port.
- The outrigger boat will then bring you to Cagban Jetty Port.
- From Cagban Jetty Port, hire a tricycle or multicab (e-jeepney) to bring you to your accommodation. Fare could be around 50 to 100 as well. (Rates may change without prior notice)
|Transportation Counters at Boracay Airport. You can arrange for your transfer here.|
|Caticlan Terminal and Jetty Port. You will buy your tickets here if you have not arranged for hotel transfer, if you did, the person in charge will secure it for you until you reach the hotel.|
You can also go to Boracay from Cebu to Iloilo to Kalibo to Caticlan via Transasia.
BORACAY TO PALAWAN AND VICE VERSA
Aside from my hometown of Cebu - Boracay and Palawan are 2 of the most visited islands in the Philippines. If you are going to Palawan from Boracay, you can book your ticket via a seaplane, Airjuan.
How about you, have you been to Boracay? How was your experience?
Play the videos below to take a tour inside Savoy Hotel in Boracay Newcoast last February 2020.
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