Boracay Journals

Boracay Hurray!

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An August 2011 trip to Boracay by BratinelangKikay

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Boracay Night Life

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Sunset Photo, Boracay, Philippines
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The activities in Boracay doesn't end after the sun calls it a day. The island is beaming with life even at night with bars, KTVs, live bands, discos and fire dancers providing the festive atmosphere. Begin a fantastic evening by watching the romantic sunset. The reflection of the sun's golden rays against the placid sea as it bids adieu to the day is an image to behold, like a photo from a post card.I love how the paraws sailing like paper boats add life to the picturesque view.For booze worshipers, Happy Hour in Boracay is always extended until as late as 10pm. Those staying near or along the beach path may find it hard to settle in their beds due to the merry-ma...Read More

Crocodile Island

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Attraction | "Island Hopping"

Crocodile Island Photo, Boracay, Philippines
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Among the many water activities that vacationers can do in Boracay is snorkeling. We were told the best spot and most popular is at Crocodile Island but to go there we need to hire a boat so we might as well avail of an island hopping tour.We've been approached by several agents (read: peddlers on commission from tour operators) since we arrived the previous day so I already had a ballpark figure of how much island hopping would cost us.Each agent I talked with carried a laminated brochure of the various water and land activities they offer including island hopping. Review the brochure and you'll be taken aback by the prices. The agents were quick to catch you by saying the pri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 25, 2011

Crocodile Island

Boracay, Visayas

Boracay Hurray! : Eat and Be Merry

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Crabs Photo, Boracay, Philippines
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One will never go hungry in Boracay, especially at White Beach where there are hundreds of restaurants, cafes, food stalls and food carts all within reach.For those who traveled to Boracay and yet doesn't want to get out of their food comfort zone, dine at familiar restaurants at D'Mall such as Pancake House, Mang Inasal, Cyma, Gerry's Grill. Otherwise, try eating at one of the several restaurants along the beach path (parallel of white beach) offering buffet dinners from Php250 per head up to as much as Php400. Those that charge higher are the ones that serve grilled oysters, prawns and crabs. We had dinner buffet on our first night (can't remember the restaurant's name). Pric...Read More

White Beach

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Attraction | "Boracay Hurray! : The White Beach"

White Beach Photo, Boracay, Philippines
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I was almost speechless when I first saw the white beach. I have been to other world class and popular beaches like Patong and Karon beaches in Phuket, Bondi and Manly in Sydney, Siloso Beach of Singapore, and Penang Malaysia to name a few and without bias I'd say Boracay stands out big time.It's hard to describe the beauty of Boracay and it's amazing how clean, organized and well-managed the local government have kept the island. It must be a gargantuan task keeping the order especially with thousands of tourist coming in and out every year.It was quite a gamble going on an August being one of the rainy months in the Philippines, but we were lucky it was warm and sunny during ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 21, 2011

White Beach
Western Side of the Island
Boracay Island

Boracay Island

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Attraction | "Boracay Hurray! : Getting There"

Boracay Island Photo, Manila, Philippines
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We've been wanting to go to Boracay for years already but we never got even to planning stage for reasons like conflict of schedules, we had a baby, we couldn't get cheap flights, we need to wait 'til Enoe is big enough to travel, etcetera etcetera.But at the start of this year, I made a 'To Do List for 2011' (instead of a new year's resolution) and among the many things I want to accomplish was that long awaited, much dreamed about trip to Boracay. I wanted it for my birthday and by God's grace we finally saw one of our dream destinations.Boracay has been consistently ranked and voted as one of the best beaches in the world by many travel magazines and sites. And I can speak w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2011

Boracay Island
Island 1.5 hour flight from Manila
Manila, Philippines