Tropical Bliss in Boracay

Calm and serene Bunyugan Beach

To celebrate the end our visit to the Philippines, we decided to spend a few days in Boracay — one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines.  In 2012, Travel and Leisure named the Boracay the top overall island.  There are some parts of the island that are super-developed and take away a bit from the beauty of the place.   We ended up staying at the quieter part of the island where we felt removed from the bustle of Manila from the previous week.  Getting to Boracay was not easy.  We had to take an hour-long flight from Manila to Kalibo and a bus ride  to the ferry.  However, once we were there, we felt slowly recharged with the beauty that surrounds us.  Our hotel provided tons of activities for the kids so the girls were able to create their own postcards, bake cookies, learn basket weaving, snorkel and dive.  My oldest daughter, Chiara, is already planning her next trip back to the island to get her junior diving  certification.  Overall, we got lucky with the weather during this trip since it is already the wet/rainy season in the Philippines yet we got only one day of rain.

The view from our room
The view from our room
Stones made of lava decorate the pool
Stones made of lava decorate the pool

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Tricycles, or pedi-cabs, are often how people got around on the island
Tricycles, or pedi-cabs, are often how people got around on the island
Beautiful Boracay sunset
Beautiful Boracay sunset

2 Comments

  1. It looks simply lovely there… very peaceful and calm. Ethan has been asking me if the girls have seen lots of seashells there. He noted that many of the varied shells we see at a Whale’s Tale in Cape May are from the Phillipines.

    • Yes, we were surprised to see some pretty seashells at the beach. I thought that all the tourists would have gotten them already. Lots of the corals are now protected.

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