So much has happened over the summer and I had a fantastic time with my friends during our summer holiday at Boracay Island, which is one of the top summer destination here in the Philippines. We were so excited since we have never been there before. We only get to the see the white sand beach and the beautiful scenery on the television but now we got to experience Boracay Island ourselves.
We took sometime off from our work in the middle to the end of march to go to Boracay and let me tell you the actual travel itself was exhausting. We had to take a 1 hour plane ride from our City to Ilo-ilo and spend the night there and the next morning after we had to depart around 6 AM and travel by land to Caticlan port for about 4 to 5 hours from Ilo-ilo and from the port we had to take a very small boat to get to Boracay Island which was about 20-30 minutes. It was pretty exhausting but it was not a total waste of time because we got to explore a little bit of Ilo-ilo's night life and see the scenery along the way.
Boracay island itself was breath-taking. The roads were a little narrow and the commercial building are quite small but it was a different story when you get to the beach. The beach has a complete life of its own. I was wondering along the way where the shops were in Boracay but I did not expect them to be along the shore. There is a place there that I really liked it was called the "D-mall" because it houses a lot of shops and mini restaurants.
Boracay does not only have a beautiful beaches but the food offered here are also divine. We were able to dine in a few inexpensive, moderately priced and high class restaurant and I have no complaints with the food. The seafood was delicious and the ambiance was just perfect especially at night where all the fun begins. For those coffee lovers don't fret you can get your fix in various coffee shops including the ever trusty Starbucks along the beach.
Now the highlights in our summer vacation was all the fun water activities and the exciting nightlife at Boracay. We were able to do a lot of water activities that may have caused me a few bruises and sun burn but I really did not mind because I had the grandest time of my life. We did the Helmet dive, Para sailing, Jet-ski and the most exciting rush I had ever experienced, the Flying Fish! There were tons of other activities to choose from and in the night we got to witness the famous Boracay "Fire Dance" and we got to party at the hottest bar on the beach "EPIC".
Over-all I enjoyed my summer holiday and I would definitely come back to Boracay Island in the future.