Because my friends and I don't want to pay for sky-high prices on tickets and accommodations, we decided to go there during the time people would least likely go there: December.
We booked the cheapest flights available. Without insurance fee, round-trip tickets were about 1,500php.
|On board en route Kalibo via Zest Air|
|Nope, that's not a whale. That's just me. :) Hahaha!|
We wanted to go epic.
|White Christmas tree in a white-sanded beach :)|
Yes, as in Epic in Station 2 Boracay.
Their happy hour is around lunchtime (weird, eh?).
180php for all cocktails, buy 1 take 1.
|A bucket of Strong Ice|
Since we want a "couch" where we can leave our things in and where we can lie down and get a tan, we had to purchase a bucket of Strong Ice. I'm not exactly sure how much that was and if there's an extra fee for the couch. (I'm sorry, I was too excited to go in the water so I neglected Strong Ice).
The Waterproof Bag
|Yow?! WTH?! :))|
A friend was trying to take a stolen shot. Sorreh!
The bag / pouch I was holding is a waterproof bag.
It's spacious enough for my itouch, BlackBerry, money, lipstick, and keys.
This pouch is sooo cool! The front and back parts are clear, so you can use your itouch and iphone to take photos under water. It costs 250php, I got it in D*Mall.
|Karen, Myself, and Nikki|
|Myself and Karen|
Look! We're sporting the same pouch, just in different colors. :)
Where We Stayed?
We stayed in Island Nook. It was more of a backpacker's lodge than a hotel.
It's a small place with a diner-ish restaurant inside.
I love the humorous posters that's all over the place
(The 3 of us paid for 2,600php each. The room we got is good for 4, and we stayed for 3 nights and 4 days.)
|My favorite! <3|
|Funny, but true. (Admit it or not!)|
These girls gotta eat!
I forgot what's the name of this sandwich. Army / Navy?
We ate in Jonah's Fruit Shake in Station 1. I'm sorry I forgot to take photos of their shakes.
My favorite is their Mocha Shake (90php, more or less)
|I can't call it street food. Sand food, perhaps?|
My favorite is their Chori Burger. (Chori for Chorizo).
It's really delicious! You can have it spicy or just with the regular ketchup.
I think it's 25php-35php.
Hello there, Tourist!
|Another stolen shot.Pfft.|
It was my second time in Boracay, but this is the first time I had my hair braided.
I wanted something girly and subtle, so I chose a French braid.
|Our last night. Our last walk on the beautiful beach for 2011.|
This was a rather depressing walk. I wanted to stay a little longer, but of course, I have to go back to my life here in Manila. Boracay is such a liberating place for me. I shall elaborate on this in another post / blog. ;)
TIPS: If you want to save on tickets and accommodation and avoid the huge crowd, AVOID the peak season. You will see the difference and I'm sure you'll enjoy it more. The December weather is just perfect. The sun wasn't that hot. Yes it rained but it wasn't all day. Maybe for 2-3 hours (happened on our 3rd day there only). Eating and chugging down shakes in Jonah's Fruit Shake is a MUST! Same goes with the Chori Burger. :) The bars all over the island offers happy hour at different times so stroll and look around first when you want to drink at the best price available. If you're into water sports or activities, the waterproof bag is a great investment.
Last, but certainly not the least, have fun! It's Boracay! You don't get to see a paradise like this everyday (except if you live there, of course).
Smile, SPF-ize, and Swim! <3