A November 2003 trip
to Boracay by panda2
Quote: Its beautiful water views are filled with boats transporting people. Nigi Nigi Nu Noos 'e' Nu Nu Noos was a very nice experience.
Boracay Island beach is built up completely for the tourist trade. Staying at Nigi Nigi Nu Noos 'e' Nu Nu Noos in an open-roof room was an excellent choice, as was Blue Berry Restaurant, J.J.'s, wonderful beach water views, and interacting with the locals and visitors. Allow an extra day or two, as on the day we were to depart, a tropical storm prevented us from leaving, and I came down with a case of diarrhea. Fortunately, the hotel has some medication for that.It's a nice place to visit once, but not for return visits. I met a pleasant German tourist, Heinz, who has visited this island multiple times and loves it.We rented a sailboat for an hour to ride out on the water. There's scuba diving available if you wish. There's another part of Boracay that's more expensive and exclusive, where the white sand is finer.We met a woman media reporter and she invited us to come along with her to one of the more exclusive resorts to visit. As we walked along the beach, there are no tourists nor vendors along the beach and the sand is much finer as these resorts doesn't allow the vendors on their beaches.These are some of the happiest, very resourceful people despite their very limited resources. We purchased a artwork painting, but we wanted it to stay dry for the journey off the island. These very resourceful people made a water-resistant tube for the artwork out of recycled plastic water drinking bottles tapped end to end with shipping tape and a rope on either end so it could be slung over the shoulder carrying it. Quite ingenious with very practical problem solving skills. I was very impressed.
If you want to minimize this openness, ask for an air-conditioned room for a higher charge, probably a room below. They also offer rooms with a small fridge, which our room lacked. We had an outdoor balcony with seating space available -- really nice. Don't hang up clothes outside on the balcony; my t-shirt blew away from the wind. Refer to their binder for a list of recommended places to go. This place is gay friendly.Book your accommodation directly to save money instead of booking through an agent. The happy hour at their bar gets quite busy from 5 to 7pm when there's no storm.Del, one of the managers, was very personable and came over and chatted with us while we were in the dining area, with a toucan resting on her arm. The bird tried to fly away twice, and each time it was found almost dead. The wings of this bird were clipped so it couldn't fly away any longer.
This place isn't the cheapest, nor by a long shot the most expensive. It's one of the earliest establishments, built with a British engineer who knows what's he's doing.We met a couple nice people, a German tourist named Heinz and a British Airways flight attendant at the bar.Overall, I think it's a very good choice. The experience staying in a open roof room is a really nice experience itself, especially to share with a romantic partner.Allow yourself an extra day or two for flexibility of your schedule. All boat trips were cancelled due to a tropical storm, we could have left if we had caught an boats leaving earlier that morning. But I also came down with diarrhea, fortunately the hotel provided me with some pills for this problem. The storm lifted and we were able to leave the next day.The name is a funny long one, and so your memory of your visit will be too, as I think back fondly on it myself.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 18, 2003
Nigi Nigi Nu Noos 'e' Nu Nu Noos
Boat Station 3, Boracay Beach
Boracay Island, Philippines
(63 36) 288 3101
A wonderful restaurant, Niños Ihaw Ihaw, is on the same street, within walking distance.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 1, 2004
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 18, 2003
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 18, 2003
The most memorable dishes are their steamed fish with cream sauce and the crab with red sauce (that tasted like sweet and sour sauce to me) -- wonderful. It's been a few days, and I'm still thinking about that crab with red sauce. Ask for the garlic rice instead of the steamed rice. This place steamed the fish right -- it wasn't overcooked and was very tasty. These places close by 8pm.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 1, 2004