You may probably have heard of tourists who said there is something about Boracay that just sucks them in and makes them not want to leave. I have heard people declare their love for Moalboal or Malapascua or Palawan. They have acquired citizenship over local waters and I guess it is not just about being in Palawan, or Boracay or Guimaras. It is just the Philippines. Period.
It was raining when we went to Caticlan. Crossing the 3-minute banca ride with rain and not the salt water whipping on your face can really make a tourist feel bad about such gloomy weather but we couldn’t really do much about it. Boracay still gave us that pretty sunset that has everyone heaping accolades on.
We did everything we are supposed to do in Boracay. It was one of those perfect and glamorous trips that you can’t wait to spend money on like ski in luxury, fishing in the Alps, gamble in Vegas, or sojourn off the mountains except that you are in one of the best cottages and villas in the island and work and excel and payroll is a thing of the past.
Some friends tick off a number of activities that we could have done but 90% of those were only spent planning and the rest were actually been booked. I just can’t stand the idea of being so tourist-y, ending up in all tourists spots and taking millions of photos without even experiencing the real reason why you are in that holiday in the first place – to RELAX! Ha. This might generate a few lengthy upcoming blogposts because some activities deserve their own moment, their own glory.
Just to summarize, we stayed at Boracay Beach Resort the entire trip and never felt the need to move.
We were lucky to get own of the new rooms that they erected in the left wing which has the prettiest interiors that were populated with stars, shells and all kinds of colored rocks. The bed was made of sturdy wood, the sheets were clean and the floor tiled. I miss carpets and duvets but hey, we are in the islands aren’t we. Hihih.
We spent a few good minutes sitting on the decks at Obama Grill. I felt like it could have the best view of the sunset. I just had to experience that for the nth time.
To be continued!
**photos by Kristine Roa unless otherwise stated. Reproduction without consent is not allowed.