Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Just Need to Chill - Boracay Vacation 2011

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The year 2010 was rather hectic yet fruitful. Towards the end of the year, my partner and some of his friends decided to book themselves to Boracay. To my surprise, I was included *blush.  Though I had to move my flight due to some office planning session, I did enjoy my stay.

Took a late night flight to Kalibo (via Zest Airways) on January 06 and arrived technically on January 07. From Kalibo, I had to take a 2-hr. van ride (worth P200) to Catiklan port. The port will open at 5am so had to spend the night at the port waiting area. From Catiklan port, a 15-min boat ride (worth P150) will bring you to Boracay. 

I am not fond of beaches but spending some time to chill at Boracay wasn’t a bad idea after all. I arrived at Boracay at around 5:30AM. Transportation service from Orinda Beach Resort brought me to the resort.

The day went on just fine. Had enough sleep and a ray of sunlight woke me up (how cinematic!). I was having so much fun just to find out that we were already transferring to another resort. The gang wanted to be at the fun side of the beach! So we transferred to La Fiesta Beach Resort at Station 1 where all major establishments could be found.

My Review:
Orinda Beach Resort is located at Station 1 Diniwid Beach, Boracay, Malay. The resort is good for families who want to spend quality time together. It’s far from establishments (and distractions).

La Fiesta Resort is also located at Station. This resort on the other hand is best for people who want to enjoy night lives. Major establishments surround La Fiesta Resort like Starbuck's, Yellowcab, and D'mall. Just in front of the resort is a P300 buffet with unlimited mussels, shrimps, chicken, pork, chorrizzo, and vegetable. And just beside the resort is a 24-hour convenient store.

Both are affordable (P2,500-P3,500 a night) in rates and offer good services.

Travel tips:
There are direct flights to Catiklan (via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines). The more the merrier! Boracay is not a place for loners! Relax and chill during the day and party hard at night. Socialize and meet new people. Be ready to walk a long way from point to point. Major establishments could be found almost anywhere.

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