August 11 – 14, 2017
Ricky and I were on the process on planning our wedding and one of the preparations was thinking of where to celebrate our post nuptial. After we celebrated my birthday on March 2017, I went ahead and asked for help to my future sister-in-law, Sky, to think of some place to stay after our wedding. She suggested going to Boracay Island instead. I immediately agreed to it and looked for a flight since going to this place was one of my dream destinations. It was a good thing as well because Ricky was dreaming of going to this beautiful Island too.
The long wait was over. Few days after our big day, Ricky and I got a chance to see now the beautiful island of Boracay. Yehey!!! #firstTime
We prepped up our stuffs and booked a bus trip going to Clark International Airport in Pampanga. We booked our bus trip in Trinoma. One way trip amounted to P250 and they only had fixed schedule to choose from.
It took us almost 2 hours as we arrived in Clark International Airport.
We checked in and waited to board. While waiting, we tried this wintermelon milktea and I liked it.
Our flight was called and its boarding time.
Boracay is one of the small islands in our beloved place, the Philippines. It has a very famous white sand beach approximately measured by 5-kilometer stretch and exactly located in Malay Aklan. Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation. It is also emerging among the top destinations for tranquility and nightlife.
As we arrived in Kalibu International Airport, we looked for an affordable van and boat services going to Jetty Port.
We chose KIATTA (Kalibo International Airport Tourist Transport Association). For almost 2 hours, we arrived in Jetty Port. We paid environmental and terminal fees.
We then took tricycle going to our hotel/resort.
We spent 10 minutes to get there.
We stayed in Boracay Breeze Resort located in Station 1.
It’s not a front-beach resort but it’s like a 5-min walk to the white beach itself. I loved the location of our resort, not that noisy, just chilling. They offered free breakfast which were delicious and overwhelming for me.
After we put down all of our stuffs, we immediately went to the front beach and to witness the sunset. We did witness it.
It was indeed stunning.
The white sand beach of Boracay was really lovely and fine.
The sand of Boracay was one of the very fine sands I’ve encountered. I really loved it.
While we were taking pictures during sunset, a man came towards us and asked if we can avail of their free dinner. It was very timely because we were already hungry that time. Lol. The person was from Astoria, named as Jerome. He was offering us free dinner just to listen and watch their 90-minute presentation. We agreed due to the fact that we were in a tight budget and we’re already hungry.
I suddenly remembered that we already checked in to Astoria during my brother’s birthday celebration before. Their accommodations were very good so we never thought of someone who would let us pay them an amount of money. We passed by to some of their amenities.
They were looked good, nice and cozy. So we took our dinner and it was a buffet type. They were all very appealing and tasted very good. Afterwards, this lady whose named Marie and looked like as Kakai Marquez, offering us too many things just to be their member. We spent not just 90 minutes but 3 hours just to say yes and pay them membership fee of P297,000. Just Wow. We wasted 3 hours of our time but we looked it in a positive side, we had a Free dinner. So there, it was really memorable and that was our Day1.
We also walked by the seaside to breathe fresh air and to witness the night life of Boracay.
We asked for some activity package like Island Tour, Snorkling, Parasailing, Paraw Sailing and Helmet Diving. We were able to avail it for our Day 2 activity in the Island.
We woke up late the next day, past 7am as we were exhausted the day before. Our island tour is scheduled 9am. We took our breakfast then we prepped up for our day’s activities.
Here’s our Island tour experiences.
Crystal Cove Island
Less than 10 minutes of boat ride from Crystal Cove is a small island mostly visited for its man-made wooden cliffs of different heights. From its low 5-meter to its knee-shaking 15-meter cliff, this island is absolutely the best way to start and escalate our island hopping experience. There’s a fee of P150 for cliff dive.
We had our lunch before going to our last destination.
Our last stop before ending our island hopping itinerary was at Puka Beach.
This place had kept its serenity. It was quiet and the tranquility made it a perfect stop to have a delicious meal with your friends while sighting and hearing the soft waves of the sea.
We stayed here for a while to enjoy and made ourselves relax.
Afterwards, we had our helmet diving that lasted for like 15-20 minutes. The experience was extremely wonderful as we enjoyed staying under the water to feed fishes, to take pictures underneath and to carry a heavyweight helmet.
We went back to the white beach and maximize our time again on swimming and beach viewing.
It was very pleasant to see sunset, different people or tourists at the beach, unique boats, and everything around us.
Everything was like bliss and we felt like not going back to Manila.
We bought the famous Andoks Manok for our late dinner then.
Our Day 2 ended here.
Day 3 came; we woke up few minutes past 7am. We had our breakfast, lunch and prepped ourselves up for today’s activities – Parasailing and Paraw Sailing.
While waiting for our turn, we made ourselves busy through picture taking and enjoying the view.
I didn’t realize that I could overcome one of my weaknesses – Fear of Heights and Depth.
I’m proud of myself. The activity should last for like 15-20 minutes but for us, it only lasted 10 minutes because of me. I was horrified and my stomach was starting to be upset.
At first, I was too excited and nervous but suddenly it was really scary as I saw my feet hanging and we were too high above sea level.
Final activity on that day was Paraw Sailing or Boat Sailing.
We were not actually the one who sailed the boat. We just did relaxing while we were on the boat. We felt the cold wind against our skin that’s very soothing. The sunset view was very stunning and you couldn’t even describe the beauty of it.
We truly enjoyed the beauty and fun of Boracay Island.
After our activities, we spent our free time on swimming and walking at the seaside. As we were walking, we saw Chatime since we love milktea. It was a little bit pricey compared to Manila. Of course, we were in Boracay.
We saw big and high rocking chair.
We went to church afterwards before heading back to our stay. It’s located beside our hotel. We gave thanks to our Lord for everything.
We tried to spend our late night through drinking session but drinks at the bar were all too way expensive. So we decided to buy street food and beer to end our night and spent it at the seaside.
We woke up early to get the most out of our last day in Boracay.
I felt like staying here for good. I didn’t want to go back to Manila.
I won’t forget our stay in this lovely place. I would definitely go back if I had a chance. Its indeed well spent vacay..♥♥
We then went back to Manila. See you again Boracay Island.❤❤❤
- Expenses for 2
*Tricycle to Bayan – 24
*Bus to Philcao – 40
*Jeep to Trinoma – 16
*Bus to Clark – 500
*Terminal Fee – 300
*Snack – 58
*Van to Caticlan with Boat transfer to Boracay – 500 (1:30) Van (10minutes) Boat
*Terminal Fee – 150
*Environmental Fee – 200
*Tricycle to Hotel – 120
*Dinner – Free
*Island Hopping – 2500
*Dinner – 150
*Breakfast – Free
*Parasailing/Paraw – 2000
*PMT – 115
*Dinner/Lunch – 259
*Key chain/ref magnet – 200
*Breakfast – Free
*Tricycle to the Port – 50
*Van to Kalibo – 350
*Boat – 50
*Terminal fee – 200
*Airport Terminal fee – 400
*Lunch – 244
*Jeep to main terminal – 20
*Jeep to Dau Terminal – 16
*Clark bus to manila – 129 each = 258
📷 Credits to my Significant Other, Ricky❤