Out of the Blue! 2011
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Highlights of this year's trip to Boracay, in June, out of the blue!
~ FARES: Boat and tricycle fares have gone up, probably due to the ever-increasing petrol costs!
Boat fare: now P25 each
Environmental Fee: P75.00 each
Tricycle Fare (Caticlan airport to seaport): P50 (1-3 persons)
Tricycle Fare (Boracay seaport to Station 1): now P125
Tricycle Fare within island (always flag down moving ones): now P10
Tricycle Fare within island - special (parked & waiting): from P40 to P100 I was told??!
~ Happy Hour: Two Seasons still has the earliest, 1-6pm, but now they also have a 10pm-2am one! :) cool!
~ Favourite Food: this trip's yummy winner, hands-down, was the OYSTERS Sisig I tasted at Two Seasons Resort! I was going to order the Lengua Sisig which was new to their menu last year, but my favourite waiter said they have changed it to Oysters and that it was quite popular- and so we tried it and it was sooo good!
~ Buffet Dinner: along station 2 you'll find many stalls offering buffet now, most ranging from P250-450, so take a peek at what's on the table first and then decide.
The place is called Bug's Grill, look for it after you pass D'mall. It is very near Sea World. Their buffet dinner also costs lower, only at P200 per person. It is the same place I had dinner with the Winyaks (friends) the last two years, they just love it there.
~ Uber-cool keepsake: funny how I never noticed it before, but the Lonely Planet (store) has been offering personalized t-shirts for ages.
~ Fiery entertainment!: this was also the first time I was able to watch fire dancers, wow, they're great (and brave)! There is a group that performs in an enclosed area, entertaining only those who eat at their place (but you can always take a peek from the outside)- they were REALLY good. And there's also a group that performs right on the beach- they were also good but not as energetic and exciting (with their exhibitions) as the other.
~ Yummiest fruitshake: never leave Boracay without getting a fruitshake from Jonah's- they claim to be the best in the island and I'll have to agree with them! :) On this trip we got an avocado shake because my charming Kiwi companion has never tried avocado as a shake! (Really!) He says they eat it as it is and with salt... hmm, that's odd. I told him, for us Filipinos it's like a dessert, it's either we add milk, sugar & ice (then throw it in a blender), or we just eat the fruit with a little sugar. ...How about you?
~ Beachfront hotel: I still stayed at Royal Park, have never switched hotels since I discovered it. It's along station 1, is very affordable and at the beachfront.
~ Bye, 'Hey Jude': bye and thank you for the lovely memories... and HELLO, EPIC! My friends have told me about the new Epic even before I saw it in person- that it has all 3, drinking, dining, & dancing. Well, Hey Jude had all 3 before, but dancing, only in place, hehe. We had the chance to see how the place transforms, from all bright and semi-formal during dinner time to a dim and fun place with pulsating music & lights later into the evening! Nice! :) Oh, and one more thing, they kept the fabulous Cheese Fries on the menu.
Well, that's about it.... I still think that I will never get tired of going back to my haven. :)
Boracay forever, with love! xox