The Second island we explored was Boracay, a 50-minute flight from Cebu to Boracay Caticlan with Cebu Pacific airlines. Once we arrived at the airport we had to take a ferry from the one side of the island to the other. Do not take a package deal at the airport even though it is convenient to pay one lump sum, rather pay everything yourself. Save cash where you can. We made the mistake of taking a package that included the ferry ride, the environmental fee, terminal fee and the taxi fare from the jetty to your hotel. We stayed at Fairways & Bluewater Hotel Newcoast. The resort was absolutely stunning there was a golf course, an infinity pool, and its own private beach. Most days we did not want to leave, there was so much to do on the premises and the hotel was excellent for both adults and children. We paid 8000 pesos for two nights, this is equivalent to 2000 rand.
Our 'chariot' to paradise
The ferry ride with my fellow travelers
Fairways &Bluewater Hotel
Cheers to life
Enjoying our welcome drinks and the warm welcome from the staff at the help-desk. Do not be hasty to book your activities through the hotel. First shop around and speak to the locals to ask them where you should eat and what the normal price ranges are for the activities that you would like to do.
Things we wanted to do :
- Jump off Ariel's peak
- go for massages
- island hopping
- sunset cruises
- try local food
- do some shopping for souvenirs
- try the lechon
After speaking to the hotel staff and to the locals we were told that we should try the lechon, it is pork that is made over very hot coals like a spitbraai (barbeque). You will see lechon everywhere on the island, on street corners and it is served in restaurants. The lechon was so soft and juicy and definitely worth the fuss.
Things we ended up doing :
We thoroughly enjoyed being thrown off the banana boat .
Ziplining in the resort
We planned to do more activities but we had limited time. When you go to Boracay rather stay for four to five days as this will allow you to relax and do all the activities in the area. No one wants to be rushed while you are on holiday .
Can you scream awesome ?When will YOU go to Boracay?
Dare to live a life of adventure !!!!!!!