After our big last year, once again we visited the beautiful island of Boracay and because it is summer once again, especially here in Abu Dhabi… I browsed my photo album and decided to share with you some of our pics almost same time last year…
We were from Roxas, so we took an hour maximum 2 by van to reach Caticlan.
Tickets: So you need to prep 200 Php to cross that beautiful island.
In more or less 5-10 minutes, you will arrive to the other end of the port where you can ride a taxi, a tricycle or a van (if your hotel provides) to the station that you have booked your stay
For BORA 2.0 we are now eligible to use our “vacation investment” through ASTORIA Boracay! During our first visit in Bora (2012) we were convinced to invest into one of the high end hotel chains of the country – ASTORIA CLUB PLAZA that guarantees our free 7 days a year for a life time. So this time our official honeymoon is in station 1, right in front of the beautiful beach!
Stairways to our room…
The hotel offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Though we are already a club member, that gives us 20-30% off, we chose to try other dishes from the variety of restaurants around the island too. This makes Bora a budget friendly place.
The hotel has a swimming pool area for those who don’t want the sea water.
Right after the façade of the hotel is already the beach where you could see the crowd swooning to this lovely island and some stalls that offers variety of island activities.
When the night hits, you can go around the island and see different bands playing in each hotel or restaurants, you can also see the talented Filipinos showing of their painting prowess in front of you to create t-shirt memorabilia.
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On our day 2 – Koko and I decided to do some activities, we started with island hopping! For only 5000 Php – this includes an exclusive banca with the tour guide Adrian and 2-3 boys that helped us in our cruise.
We went to the rocky island where we conquered our fear of height and did the cliff jumping!
We also did a little feeding for some fishes in a certain part of the island.
A jump shot at PUKA Beach where we had our lunch!
Next, we did Helmet diving! It’s amazing to actually be surrounded by the colorful fishes on the sea and feel your feet on the seabed! (photo to follow)
Over-all a fun-filled Bora 2.0 visit!!!