A Paradise called Boracay

Thursday, April 19, 2012
My husband and I needed that – a day of nothing but relaxation. Its been so stressful because of the cold weather here in Buffalo, it felt so good to just take a break and be away on a stressful job. Perfect timing as its summer in my homeland Philippines. My travel partner is wonderful for making this vacation for real.  It’s been three long years since I left my country, we both so exhausted on a long hour’s trip.  Upon arrival to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) I never felt that I’ve gone these long, maybe because nothings change. As early as 6am, were waiting for our next flight to Caticlan Boracay but this time with my parent’s. This is our first time that we travel together and it’s going to be so exciting. Our first adventure – Boracay Island.

This little island is quite amazing. The emerald, sea green ocean, the long stretch of white sandy beaches parallel with an abundance of restaurants of various cuisines.... and of course, buffets with "bottom-less iced teas". Willy’s Rock hotel is our "only" place to stay when we go to Boracay. We have our favorite suite overlooking from the beach. It is far enough from the mainstream which is absolutely relaxing. What we like about this place was very close to the shore, you may have your breakfast in front of the shore, or to have a very refreshing fruit shake while watching sunrise or sunset awesome!! This location is great quite far from the crowd, very peaceful, friendly staff and the food was good. Whether you’re traveling alone, with your significant other, or family, it’s worth the money to stay there and soak in the sun, peacefulness and tranquility.
Willy's Rock  Front Beach Resort




There is plenty of things that you can do in Boracay: island hopping, snorkeling, jet-skiing, sailing , shopping and so on. The first thing which attract my eyes when I arrived in Boracay are the colorful sails floating all over the blue sea. Blue, black, and white sails glided gently across the water and they blended so nicely with the sparkling sea and sunny sky that for a moment, I thought I might have been looking at a postcard. But no, I was really standing in the infamous semi-paradise island of the Philippines. I had never ever sailed in my life before and so I was thrilled by the sight, “Let’s go and try!” I’m glad my husband and my parents have shared the same enthusiasm. Dave and I tried also the Reef walking. We spent two days trying them all, with me casting a longing look now and then onto the floating colors scattered over the blue sea. On our last day, we reserve a good spot on the Beach a dinner for 4, and that moment was the highlight of this wonderful trip. 

Reef Walking

Sunset Sailing with my parents

Lunch at the beach

Early walk by the beach


26 comments:

  1. Hi, that was a great escape in Boracay! I went thru helmet diving also last Dec 2011 in Boracay but the pics and videos aren't as clear as yours. Great capture, mas clear mas maraming fishes.. Nice blog btw, following you..

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  2. salamat :) sinuwerte lang siguro sa pics sa helmet dive , sarap talaga mag vacation sa Bora daming activity na pwedeng gawin kaka sira nga lang ng budget he he.. thanks for dropping by sissy

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  3. I think the helmets are only 25 kilos :D Ya, you got clear pics there. Ours were okay but not as clear as yours.

    Boracay is just world class. I'd been to Jamaica before Boracay, and my husband was telling me then that Boracay is so much more beautiful than the Caribbean. I didn't believe him then but when I went to Boracay, oh my gulay, there's just no point of comparing it. The fine white sands are to die for. I hope the locals and tourists put their best efforts to preserve the place.

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  4. @KM Ha ha! thanks KM (shungak ko talaga) the water is kinda wavy that time parang uulan.

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  5. @Travel Quest

    Hindi naman :D The helmets are heavy though. Hindi ka ba nahirapan mag equalize ng ear pressure underwater? Medyo nahirapan ako panay pop ng ears ko nun eh.

    Here's my helmet diving pics:

    Helmet Diving in Boracay

    Ang ganda talaga nung shots nyo kasi clear na clear :)

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  6. hello sis obviously you have the best time in boracay!
    you have great photos too. I'd love to see your other photos, but the links to "see more photos" are broken.
    paki-check yung links mo sis, sayang ang ganda pag hindi na-share ;)

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  7. WOw! Boracay truly is a paradise. It is a perfect place to be at this summer. I was there last 2008 and I hope to be back there to try the seawater fun. I would love to try that 10-15 kls. helmet diving.

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  8. @Travel Quest

    ayan sis ok na yung link! bumalik pa talaga ako dito excited ako sa mga pichuurs mo ha ha ha.

    I saw them all na ang gaganda talaga. na-cancel yung planned trip namin jan. instead we went to Guimaras Island ;)
    Balut Manila

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  9. Beautiful island!! A really nice summer getaway destination though I haven't been there yet. :(

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  10. Kahit di pa ako nakaka punta sa Bora... alam kong maganda.... thanks sa mga picture...

    Sana sa vacation ko... makapunta ako ng Bora....

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  11. Hi, Leah! I definitely about that postcard moment you got there. Boracay is photogenic, walang pangit na anggulo! The girls and I had so much fun here, I just have to go back! :) By the way, I added your site on my links page, is that ok? :)

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  12. @Diane thanks girl, done adding you too in my exchange link.

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  13. ganda ng mga pics u mardz, really love it, buhay n buhay cya..... :)

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    1. Hi mardz thanks :) at nagustuhan mo. Finally nkakapag comment kb tnx again marz ha i appreciate it.

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  14. wow gorgeous i'm officially jealous

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    1. Thanks Marie :) i love Philippines we have 7,100 islands if im not mistaken . We just went on two of them we have a long journey to go ha ha!

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  16. Those photos are gorgeous! I could use a vacation right now. I wish I was sitting on that beach enjoying the sun.

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    1. This island can be compare to Hawaii and Carribean when it comes to beach and attraction however it is twice cheaper than these two. Thats why my husband loves to visit Philippines :)

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  17. It's so beautiful! Love the underwater pics. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I would love to go reef walking looks like alot of fun. I would love to see the fish up front and in person

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    1. Yes very enjoyable i feel like i was inside the aquarium and having a close encounter with group of fishes :)

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  19. Looks like fun sis, never been to Boracay yet.

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  20. Those are beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. Glad you could get away for a break.

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  21. I haven't been in Boracay yet but I'd love to try that diving thing with fishes around.

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  22. I would love to go to Boracay in our future vacations.

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