Boracay has a special place in my heart not just because of its fine white sand but also because this is where my travel journey began. It was the first beach which beauty rendered me speechless and made me fall in love. However, despite enjoying my first Boracay trip, I was not satisfied. I felt like that there is something in Boracay that I needed to experience to make me say, “Yeah this is Boracay!” Two years later, I had that I experience.
I have nothing against budget traveling; that’s what I did when I first went to Boracay. I spent around 6,000php all in. I was happy walking by the shore, watching the lovely sunrise or the sunset. I didn’t know then what I was missing until my recent trip. I realized that to fully enjoy what this famous island has to offer you need to spend extra bucks.
Here are the 5 ways you can enjoy Boracay to the fullest!
- Find a Quality Type Accommodation
I’m some sort of a hotel addict regardless if it’s luxury or budget hotel. I love staying in hotels, I like how varied they are from one another, and I like being surprised by their unique features. I believe that everyone wants to stay in a beach-front accommodation especially in Boracay. An easy access to the white sand of Boracay is an advantage, but, would you consider having your own villa on top of the hill? For me, I would say yes, especially if you stay in this villa that I went to.
Villa Caipirinha is a luxury villa situated on top of Diniwid Hill. It has an astonishing view of the Island. It has a wide living room connected to its infinity pool with jacuzzi. It has 7 bedrooms, kitchen, dining area, and a billiard table.
Wait until you see their master’s bedroom, it is so huge everyone could go party inside. But what really amazed me is the bathroom. It is so big it is even bigger than my own bedroom. It is probably the widest hotel restroom I’ve ever seen.
I feel so glad that I was among the first people who were able to stay in such an impressive accommodation. For booking please click this link Villa Caipirinha
Another good hotel choice is Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay . I have high expectations on Azalea’s customer service and I wasn’t disappointed. We had a smooth check-in, the front desk team is friendly and they are always smiling.
Everything about this hotel is love. I was impressed with their glass elevator that gives you the view of their property and the hallways are clean and bright. When I entered my room, I was so amazed I shouted for joy.
Our room has a living and dining area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 restrooms. It looks like a service apartment. I liked its simplicity; it was painted white and blue. Above all, the bed of Azalea is one of the best beds I’ve ever slept in. They also have a swimming pool but I didn’t have the chance to swim.
- Look for the Best Place to Eat.
I’ll go straight to the point, in my opinion, La Cozina is the best place to eat in Boracay. They claimed that they served their dishes in an authentic way. Well, then I don’t need to fly to Spain to taste Spanish food. They served affordable yet super delicious meals. I rarely recommend a place to eat but this one is worth visiting. Our group enjoyed everything that was served to us, especially their churros. It was divine.
There are hundreds of restaurant in Boracay and avoid ending up in a place that will disappoint you. Dine at La Cozina. They are located at Boat Station 1, Ground floor Zuzuni Hotel.
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- Join the Happiest Party in Boracay.
I’m not a party type of guy and I can’t remember the last time I hit the dance floor, but Pubcrawl Boracay is too cool not to try. I didn’t have any idea what to do in Pubcrawl, all I heard from my friends was to ready myself to get drunk and have fun.
So what to do in Pub Crawl? It’s to have a bar-hopping experience with a group of strangers. You may think that it’s awkward, well to the shy-types maybe so, but only at the beginning, because Pubcrawl has mastered the formula of turning strangers into friends.
There are fun games that allow everyone to talk and get to know each other and you will be subjected to lots of drinking and dancing. We roamed happily around the island and visited 5 different bars. The concept alone of a moving party on the beach is so funky and what made it way too cool is you are with a bunch of different people from all over the world, wearing the same bright yellow shirt and giving positive vibes to everyone. Indeed, it was the #BestNightEver
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- Try the Coolest Water and Land Activities
There are many hawkers around the island offering different activities. Despite the fact that everyone promises fun, choose the company that ensures your safety.
Does all company give insurance in case of unwanted incidents? I’m not sure but Stingray Watersports Boracay does. This company makes us feel safe before doing our water activities. There are orientations and each activity was explained clearly. Their staff are friendly, helpful, and I love the yacht that we used. It was brand new, clean and comfortable.
We first tried Helmet diving it was fun but expect ear pain at the beginning due to pressure. Nonetheless, for someone who love the underwater world, I enjoyed this activity. Walking on the seabed surrounded by hundreds of fishes and feeding them; it was totally wonderful.
Our next activity was Parasailing. I’ve been dreaming this for quite a long time and I’m glad that I tried it in Boracay. I kept on shouting as we go higher and higher. The view was spectacular, the tiny island of Boracay from the sky and the vast blue ocean, it was spectacular.
Lastly and probably my favorite activity, Flying Fish. Seriously, I never thought that it’s going to be that extreme. I was thinking that it would be just like riding a Banana Boat but it was more unpredictable. The moment when the boat pulls our inflatable flying fish, it was a mixed emotion of fun, fear, and excitement. My heart literally would like to jump for joy. Just to let you know I fell twice but it didn’t stop me from going on with the ride. That’s how much I love extreme sports.
If you’re planning to do ATV, I recommend Boracay Adventure World because their ATV track is not just along the street. They have a private path inside the forest, a bumpy and dusty track that will make driving more challenging. Before the end of the trail, we had a chance to swim on a secluded beach called Bil-at, which has fine sand the same as white beach. What made it more beautiful is the view facing the Carabao island of Romblon.
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- Travel with Free-Spirit People.
Boracay is full of fun and surprises and don’t spoil your vacation by bringing people who are killjoy. And I’m glad that in my second trip I was surrounded by people who are free, game, happy, relaxed, and cultured. I may have never enjoyed this trip as much as I did without these people whom I shared laughter from day till night. Indeed, birds of the same feather flock together. And who else can understand my wanderlust? Definitely, people who love to travel.
There you go! If you think something is missing on your first Boracay visit or if you’re planning to visit in the future, try my suggestions and I promise that you will experience the best part of Boracay.