Honeymoon: Boracay

I was never really able to write about this because of the SD card was of course inserted in the camera and the camera was borrowed, blah blah. Now I can finally share to you the accidental trip we had for our honeymoon



Why accidental? Because we were supposed to go to Bohol after our wedding but we decided not to because we were not really prepared. We only had airline tickets, no reservation for accommodations, whatsoever. So we got lazy and instead booked a flight to Boracay since my husband already went there with a few friends the year before.


It was my first time outside of our main Island of Luzon. To my non Filipino friends let me give you a brief background on the geography of my country. The Philippines is an archipelago divided into 3 main divisions. The largest and what we call the main island (because the capital is here and I live here too) is called Luzon. The second one and more island filled is called Visayas, and the third is called Mindanao

Image from Philfaqs

Boaracay is located in the tip of Panay Island, in Visayas and under the Aklan Provincial Authority.



Aside from the beautiful white sand beach, Boracay is known for it's night life which I will start with because that is when the place is very much alive and kicking. In the evening, a lot of "terrazas" or the tables outside the restaurant proper, are placed outside with seafood buffet, etc. Here's my husband picking out fresh seafoods to be cooked by the restaurant cook


SEAFOOD GALORE!!





Grilled Seafood Night :) Though I must say that there are plenty of places to eat in when you're in Boracay. plenty is even an understatement. We chose this place because of the large lobsters which my husband really loves :)





A walk along the beach is in order after a heeeeeavy meal :) As you walk around you will see so many things like people making sand castles (although I heard that this is not allowed anymore)...





 ...and the famous Fire Dancers








Clubs are alive alive alive! With plenty of people partying the night away. We went to this place called Club Paraw. I'm not the type who goes out often to party so my husband took me bar/hopping just for the experience. We went a little earlier that's why there weren't much people yet.



 We had some finger foods like spicy cheese sticks and fish fillet (I think)



 A little later, more people came in



We stayed in this place called Nigi Nigi Too located in Station 1 of the Island just in front of the famous Grotto Landmark of the place.  We only had a 2 night accommodation at Nigi Nigi Too because they were fully booked. Aside from the sand (Station 1 is known for the powdery sand. As you move along towards Station 2 and 3 you will notice that the sand gets bigger and chunkier), The noise level here is not as great as in Station 2 and 3.



 Breakfast is included and it's amazing to eat breakfast with the view of the beach :)



 For our 3rd night we stayed at the Blue Lily which is also in Station 1 and only walking distance from Nigi Nigi Too. It was a Room only accommodation with a view of the beach from the door as you can see in this picture.



Although breakfast is not included, the view was amazing. This room is actually quite affordable for a hotel in Station 1. Most of the hotels in this area cost PhP6,000 above or $140 overnight. But the Blue Lily only costs PhP3,000 or roughly $70. If you want cheaper, there are cheaper hotels/rooms in Station 2 and 3.



 This is the Grotto landmark I mentioned earlier...



 There are so much activities to engage in in Boracay like snorkeling, helmet diving, parasailing, banana boat, etc. We just wanted a simple, relaxing and quiet activity so we went for just a ride on the sail boat. This cost around PhP1,000 or $23 depending on your negotiation skills.Meet Frankie Baby :)



 We made a stop somewhere in the deeper parts so we could go snorkeling and just take underwater pictures :)






 We did this activity at around 17:00 when the sun was not very high up and not painful on the skin. And of course, what a better way to watch the beautiful sunset than to watch it with a loved one on a sail boat :)






Depending on the season or time you go to Boracay, prices go higher or lower, and let's not forget the volume of people. Boracay is one of the top places to visit here in the Philippines therefore during the summer, from March-June (specially because it's the summer vacation for the kids), there are just so many people. We came here on November so there weren't as much people as I expected but still many. But It's a beautiful place and you really shouldn't miss it :)



Hope you enjoyed my entry for today :) It took me forever to write about this haha. Anyway it's only an idea of what to expect,3 in Boracay.
So, till my next entry, Hasta Luego! Mil Besos y Abrazos! <3 (See you! A Thousand Kisses and Hugs!)



10 Response to "Honeymoon: Boracay"

  1. Neil says:
    May 29, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    That's a beautiful sunset photo!

  2. mintmochaformimi says:
    May 29, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Thank you! If I gather enough nice sunset photos I was thinking of placing it in one entry :) Thanks for your comment! Very much appreciated :)

  3. ♥●• İzdihër •●♥ says:
    May 29, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    This place is amazing.I wish one day i could travel too.
    Follow each other.

  4. Melita Jagodic says:
    May 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    gorgeous photos! I'd definitely love to go there some day.. :)

  5. mintmochaformimi says:
    May 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    It's a very beautiful place. I travel abroad often but never have I really explored more of my country so now i'm blogging more about it :)

    I followed you both through google connect :)

  6. Rum-Punch Drunk says:
    May 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    What a beautiful place, and the food looks good too. I would love to holiday here.

  7. Kooz says:
    May 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Love the slow exposure picture of the fire dancers!

  8. Bicolanang Lakwatsera says:
    May 30, 2012 at 4:48 AM

    ganda ng picture mo and i miss boracay

  9. mintmochaformimi says:
    May 30, 2012 at 4:51 AM

    Thank you thank you! :)

    Bicolanang Lakwatsera, ako rin namimiss ko na Boracay :) glad you liked the pictures :)

  10. ainsley19 says:
    August 10, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Wow, you really had a great time in Boracay..Really nice experience.. speaking of Honeymoon, there’s a newly opened Hotel named The Orient Beach Boracay, its 5 mins ride from D’mall and 2 mins ride from Puka Beach. The place was really quite, beautiful room perfectly made for honeymooners and the location of the hotel also is near in some undiscovered beaches.Plus they serve different choices of breakfast and really taste great.. You gotta check it out

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