Boracay Island

Malay, Aklan

Boracay Island
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Amabelle A.
5.0 Stars

This buffet lunch that came with our island hopping is definitely worth it! The fish that was used in kilawin is bursting with freshness. I devoured on the grilled chorizo and the crispy battered shrimps. Everything was fresh including the fruits. Truly an island feast!

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Glenn E.
5.0 Stars
10

Boracay os a small island in the Philippines located in Western Visayas. Well, everybody knows it, Boracay Island is one of the world's top island destinations. Boracay is well known to it's fine white sand beaches and picture perfect sunsets.

Boracay Island is a perfect getaway for families, friends, lovers and solo travelers. Due to the diverse tourists coming around, the Island offers wide variety of hotels, restos and activities to choose from.

It's my third time visiting the Island and I just never get tired on coming back. Every visit is a new experience for me.

Last summer 2013 was my first time going here in Boracay together with my siblings. It's a four days vacation, mainly to attend a wedding. Due to tight schedule, we only managed to do Parasailing and Cliff Diving at Ariel's Point. We stayed in La Carmela Boracay as booked by my sister. We were only able to try Jonah's Fruitshake, dinner at I Luv Backyard BBQ and Army Navy. 128514 I wasn't able to experience the nightlife so I told myself that I will be coming back.

Finally got back after 3 years last July 2016 with my workmates. I spent 3 days here. The vacation was kinda "bitin" because I booked the wrong date for our flight back to Manila. 128529 The activities we tried were Island Hopping ( Puka Beach, cliff diving at Magic Island and I forgot the first island we went to), Parasailing and Flyfish. I had so much fun doing the flyfish. 128514 We had our lunch in Dos Mestizos on our first day, dinner at Spice Bird and Tilapia & Chips the following night.

I wasn't expecting to be coming back here on the same year. So just this October, I set foot again on the Island. My friend from Qatar made the neccesary bookings of airfares and hotels during our 5 days stay.

Due to the impending typhoon Lawin, I wasn't expecting so much for this trip and a nice weather.

Day 1

We arrived at Caticlan Airport at around 7am from Manila. We ride a tricycle to port, a boat ride to Boracay and another tricycle ride to Azalea. Since it's still 8am, we had our Breakfast first at Sunny Side Cafe and went back to our Hotel. We went to sleep from 12 noon to 4pm after checking in and fixing our things. We had our dinner at HAMA which I didn't like at all and we grabbed a few drinks at Wave Bar and went back to our Hotel after the heavy rain.

Day 2

We woke up at 8am. Weather was bad with occasional rain showers and strong winds. We ordered our breakfast at Mcdonalds. Before noon time, the weather was kinda okay, we went to the rooftop of our hotel and dipped into the pool. We had our late lunch at I Luv Backyard BBQ and went to Jonah's for fruitshake. I was felt tired in the afternoon, so I went back to our hotel to sleep and my friends stayed on the beach. We dined at Aria's and had Churros at Cozina. We went to Epic bar and had a 2 bottles of beer.

Day 3

Weather was good. Haring araw is up.

We decided to have a buffet breakfast at Kuya J's located inside of Azalea. Packed our things and transferred to Nami Resort. At 4am, we went to Station 1 for a swim while waiting for our friend who went to Crossfit. We had our dinner at Spider House and started our best night ever. We joined the Pubcrawl that started at 8pm. I recommend to book early for discount. We paid 990 each instead of the discounted 790 php price. It includes pubcrawl shirt, shot glass, baller and stabs for free drink each bar. We visited 5 bars in total. It was really fun coz I was able to meet a lot of people. There were rules ( it's for you to find ou) the entire night and I even did 10 push ups as my punishment. 128531128557128514 We finished at around 2am and it was really tiring activity coz I really don't party. Haha

Day 4

My lower extremities were aching due to the activity last night. 128529 We had our breakfast at Nami Resort and went back to Spider House. We had our lunch at Nami Restaurant before check out. We headed back to White Beach and checked in at Tides in D'mall. We were planning going to Puka but ended up sailing Paraw at sunset. After swimming at the beach, we opted for a mexican dinner at Manana Mexican Cuisine.

Day 5

Last day of our vacation.

We had our breakfast at Lemoni Cafe. We ran out of sunblock on our last day and still we went and tried paddle boarding before checking out. We bought pasalubong and went to Kalibo Airpot.

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Joy and Lance x.
5.0 Stars
10

#JLJustLanded - Boracay 127774127754

June 17-19, 2016

-Island Hopping
-Puka Beach
-Banana Boat
-ATV ride
-Cliff Diving

As posts are limited to photos, here's a glimpse of our fun #boRAK adventure with our beshies! Would you believe we only spent around P5-6k each ALL IN for this 3-day trip?! Props to fare promos and our cheap shenanigans 128521

#JLTip: when all else fails, take it to your hotel room and trusty 7-11 is your trip bff. Plus old school charades and card games, voila! (Well that.... or we're just too old for bars and night outs LOL)

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Sheena D.
5.0 Stars

Probably one of the best times I went to Boracay, no lumot!

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
10

Hello 1,000 Reviews.

This is my 7th time in Boracay. The first one was in year 2005. And there were lots of first on my seventh visit.

I travel via Philippine Airlines from Manila to Caticlan in less than an hour. Then from Boracay Airport my transfer transported me to Caticlan Port for a boat ride. Terminal Fee will cost Php100.00 plus the Environmental Fee of Php75.00. About 10-15 minutes boat ride. Then another transfer was waiting for me after I docked at Malay Port. From Malay Port about 20 minutes to reach my hotel, Azalea, which is located at the Station 2 of the island (landmark is Hennan Hotel).

The staff gave me a welcome drink while waiting for the key in my room in Azalea. The hotel is spacious and have a bright colors.

When my friends arrived, the first activity we did was the Sunset Sailing. This is my first time to ride a Paraw. And we witnessed the beautiful sunset of Boracay and had so much fun while in Paraw.

We had dinner at Tilapia 'N Chips located at the DMall. We ordered Breaded Buttered Fish Meal for P99.00 only served with rice and Iced Tea. And they served Big. 128561

After dinner we went back to our hotel and change clothes then we went to Station 1 to try Merly's BBQ. This is my first time to try the famous Chori Burger and Boracay Hotdog in my 7th visit, it costs Php50.00 and Php40.00, respectively.

To end the Day 1, we drink and dance for a while at Epic located at D'Mall Station 2 Beach Front. Entrance Fee is Php300.00 and it comes with 2 cocktails.

In our Day 2, after breakfast at Azalea. We went to Puka Beach via tricycle ride, Php150.00 for special trip. This is my first time to go to Puka via Tricycle. You can also have an Island Tour via boat, it will cost you Php600.00 to Php1,500.00.

Puka Beach is always a paradise to me, I can be there the whole day. A relaxing place. The beach is clean and the water is so clear. There's a cottage at Puka Beach that you can stay for while, just order any and it's expensive. I got fresh buco juice for Php300.00.

Then we went to Jonah's Shake after our Puka Beach. I got the bestseller Banana Choco Peanut Shake for Php120.00. When in Boracay, you should never missed Jonah's. It is one of the pioneers here.

During sunset, we had dinner at Two Seasons' Barlo to try the Best Four Cheese Pizza in Boracay. For Php550.00 I got one order, it's a 10 inches pizza. And it's delicious, yes, a truly the best pizza in Boracay.

Then we had a boost at Globy's International Cuisine while sitting at the couch near the shores. I got Boracay White Sand Cocktail for Php180.00. It taste like Malibu.

We went back to Epic again to party all night. This is our last night in Boracay for now. Cover charge still the same, Php300.00 with 2 drinks.

In our last day, after breakfast, we went to D Talipapa to buy pasalubong. And had coffee in Real Coffee for the first time, I like their Calamansi Muffin, it cost Php60.00, and for the Brewed Coffee, Php80.00 only.

Before packing our bags in our last day, we had our last poolside dip at Azalea. It's located at the roof deck where you can see the White Beach.

Checking out at the hotel, the staff graciously assisted me while waiting for our transfer.

Definitely, I will going back again and again to the beautiful Island of Boracay. At least once a year. I am missing Boracay already while writing my 1,000 reviews. 128540

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars

Hello again, Boracay! This is starting to be a habbit na. 128569 I was just here last year and coming back here is always an awesome experience. The white sand sure is amazing, white and really fine.

We were so fortunate to enjoy the perfect weather when we came! They said that before our arrival, it was raining really hard and the sun was always hid. But we came to beautiful blue skies and nice waves. It was surely a blessing! 128571

Tip: If you wanna get from one station to another, just walk on beach. Tipid from tricycle fares, plus it's good exercise and the view's great! 128568

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Lyn F.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Franz D.
5.0 Stars

Snorkelling is one of my favorite moments in my whole life next to meeting The Vamps two feet away from me. Seriously. Another great thing to discover Boracay, is, well, underneath it all. When you and your group are looking for more fun, and got 2-3hours to spare, Island Hopping is the best choice. A part of Island Hopping is Snorkelling, and they will take you in 4 diving spots (but I think it depends haha). It was surreal seeing corals and fishies and you can touch them and feed them. Another highlight of this Island Hopping Trip was out of nowhere, a wild pokemon appears! Haha kidding. A guy appeared selling Ice Cream! Seriously. He got tons of Ice Cream in his boat. And he sells it in Regular Price. It is the only item we bought in Boracay that is not overpriced. Hahahaha. True Story.

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Franz D.
5.0 Stars

We tried the Banana Boat ride and it was fun. I think any beach trip with activities won’t be complete without these kind of rides. See the beauty of the island and sea in a more different view. Really amazing. 128513

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Jelly Mae S.
5.0 Stars

Chasing sunset in Boracay. 128525 My travel wouldn't be complete without seeing this beautiful Sunset in Bora. How I love this place! 128522

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Nicko R.
5.0 Stars

For me, it is still the best beach that the Philippines has to offer. The sand and water is top notch in terms of quality. Boracay has been so crowded which is a bit of a downside, but still, the beach is what I came for here.

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Louisse S.
4.0 Stars
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The fine white sand, the crystal blue water and the nightlife are few of the things I’ve always wanted to experience whenever Boracay comes to mind. Saving up for this trip, I got the chance to visit the glorious coast of this known island finally. Although many say that Boracay is slowly losing its beauty due to pollution caused by tourists, it didn’t discourage me at all.

Island Hopping is a mus try. Explore Puka Beach, Magic Island, Crocodile Island, and Crystal Cove. Magic Island is where you can cliff dive. I didn't get to try it since it was rainy when we came. Crystal Cove is something you should visit. Crystal Cove is a private island with 2.5 hectare in area. The island has two coves in it where one can snorkel and swim. Entrance to the cove costs Php 200 per head, but it’s super worth every peso.

Don't forget to go clubbing. I suggest Pubcrawl where you get to meet awesome people. No awkward moments. Also, go to Mount Luho Viewpoint for an amazing view of Boracay. Visit Diniwid Beach if you like to spend your time in the beach quietly.

See my itinerary and budget breakdown on http://sheslouisse.com/2016-boracay-island/

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Nicko R.
5.0 Stars

It isn't called white beach for nothing, the sand is perfectly white and the sea is perfectly clear. Small fishes playfully surround your feet at times. Usually lots of people but there's a great vibe about the place. No lifeguards but they're not required, it's pretty shallow even far out. A must for beach goers around the world! #HenrysInstaxGiveAway

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Shiela B.
5.0 Stars

Boracay Island's View from Mt. Luho! 128525128525
Such a beautiful place! 128525128525

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars
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Visited Boracay last July 2015. It was rainy but it was still crowded. I really don't like crowded places but I still tried to make the best out of our trip. Ticked the following out of my bucketlist:

✔ Parasailing
✔ Chill at Spider House
✔ Huge pancakes at Sunnyside Cafe
✔ Beakfast by the beach. (Ordered coffee and cinnamon swirl from Starbucks then umupo lang sa tabing dagat.)
✔ Coffee and calamansi cupcakes at Real Coffee
✔ Choriburger and Jonah's for merienda
✔ Beer by the beach at night while eating isaw

A good thing about this place is that even if you wake up at 2am and get hungry, you can easily get something to eat. (Happened to me. Lol. Got me some burger and hot chocolate at 2am from Mcdo.9996) Also, if you are on a tight budget, Andok's ang sagot diyan! Hahaha!

Boracay is still a beauty even on it's 'rainy' or should I say 'darker' days. Sabi nga nila, if you don't like them at their worst, you don't deserve them at their best. (Wow?!)

I would definitely visit Boracay again, maybe with my parents para mag PubCrawl kami. (Kidding!)

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Kaye L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Steffhanie S.
5.0 Stars
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Boracay, one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, is definitely on anyone's summer getaway places to visit either with family, friends, officemates, lovers, etc.

Found in Malay, Aklan, Boracay can be reached from Manila by riding an airplane for about 1 hour if you'll choose the direct flight to Caticlan. Another option is riding an airplane heading to Kalibo, then ride a van going to the Cagban port. This second option may be cheaper at times.

From the port, you need to pay all the fees including environmental, terminal, and port fees. Afterwards, you need to ride the boat to cross to the main island then ride a tricycle or multicab that will bring you to the station where you'll be staying.

D Mall is often the drop off point of many passengers. As we were staying at station 2, we walked from D Mall and saw the island of Boracay at around lunchtime. The heat was wild but despite that, a lot of people were still enjoying the beach.

The whole stretch of the island was filled with establishments --- from restaurants, to stores, hotels and inns, clubs --- the island is jam packed with a lot!

The very fine white sand never gets old, very thin and smooth so walking on the island bare feet is just fine. The blue skies made the island even more beautiful, picturesque in every angle possible.

The beach's stretch was so huge that you'll definitely get to find a spot to enjoy. The blue water was so inviting and appealing whatever time of day it was. There were just a lot of lumot at stations 3 going to 4 so find the time to walk to station 1 where the water is at its prettiest.

Aside from sightseeing, you can enjoy a lot of water sports activities in the island - banana boating, fly fishing, parasailing, island hopping, helmet diving, jet skiing, paddle boarding, etc. Name it! The island almost has it all for you!

From there, you can enjoy a variety of restaurants that offer almost all types of dishes there are. My most favorites are Tres Amigos, Andok's, Real Coffee and Olé.

Clubs are all around too so the night shall never get quiet because partying and drinking 'til you drop is another hot thing in the island. They have pub crawling activities for you too.

Boracay, a paradise in every single aspect, is always a good place to check out almost anytime of the year. It is one of the country's most beautiful and you shouldn't miss it out.

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Sandy P.
5.0 Stars
3

I'll always be a beach babe! 128525

Boracay is one of my favorite islands. Every year I see to it that I get to visit and relax in this lovely paradise.

I dont mind to do it all over again cause thats what I love about this place. It became my comfort place. The restaurants, the night life, the people, the heat, the summer feels, the hotels, the activities, everything.

I just love to watch the sunset, listen to the waves of the sea and relax.

How can you ever resist this beauty? 128525128525128525

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Jobelle G.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Cheska G.
3.0 Stars

The sad and ugly truth.

This is what welcomed us when we went to Boracay - thick, green and slimy algae on the shoreline. Most of us didn't even bother to swim because the sight of these made the popular beach uninviting. Some who was with their babies preferred to swim on the pool for fear of e-coli bacteria. Hubby and I went on swimming anyway...but we walked further the shore to avoid the algae. The water became clear when you are farther.

We were here 5 years ago but didn't see these algae.. so we got a bit disappointed.

Read somewhere that these green algae is an indicator of water pollution. 128557 The number of establishments and tourists throwing their waste and garbage into the sea caused the algae to live and breed into the water. A local said, the algae appears every March-May. But this year, it started showing as early as February.

Boracay island used to be so beautiful.. I hope people - Pinoys, tourists and the island residents will start caring for the island before it's too late.

#helpsaveBoracay

#50ksummergiveaway

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