Monday, July 15, 2013
I'm Going To Boracay! Yeah, Baby!!!
Yes, Boracay! It's one of the items on my bucket list.
This tiny little island in the Philippines measures just 7km (4.5 miles) long but gets to flaunt some of the most stunning sandy white beaches in the world. It won the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice 2013 Islands award. You can see gorgeous real photos there. Travel+Leisure Magazine also named Boracay as its Best Overall Island of 2012. Photo above from a Japanese site.
I am heading to Boracay July 18-22, thanks to the Philippines Department of Tourism and Tiger Air and omy.sg. Ten bloggers are going there to see paradise. We'll be traveling on Tiger Air's inaugural DIRECT flight to Kalibo, the airport nearest Boracay. Wow, you don't need to fly via Manila anymore - that shaves off up to six hours extra flying or transit time. Oh, Tiger Air's had a brand refresh - do you like the new look?
Some of the things we'll be doing in Boracay:
- island hopping and paraw sail cruising
- snorkelling and helmet diving in those crystal clear waters
- cliff diving at Ariel's Point (as high as 15m or five storeys high!)
- horseback riding (oh how I have missed this! Last done in Northern California)
- getting a taste of Zorb? Oh that's where you get to roll around in a giant hamster ball...oh help me!
We will be staying at the Boracay Regency Lagoon resort, where all the rooms look out onto a stunning lagoon shaped pool that's 1200 square metres (about 13,000 square feet?) big, the largest on the island. Photo from the hotel website.
Here's a video showing you what it looks like.
Plus, we'll get to peek at other properties like the Hyatt and the Shangri-La (purportedly a honeymooners' haven).
This is going to be such an awesome trip! I hope to bring back pics and videos, using the Canon 6D.
Meanwhile, you can view live on Earthcam the popular White Beach on Boracay 24 hours a day.
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