We were booked in Philippine Airlines bound for Kalibo. We took the earliest flight so that we can maximize our time in Boracay. We were there in the airport 1 hour before the flight, we miscalculated our travel time since we based our time going to Airport Terminal 3. Since PAL has their own terminal, it’s a bit far than usual.
We hurriedly went inside and checked in our baggages. The nice attendant gave us the “Choice Seat” which is preferred by other people since it is in the Emergency Exit. It was my first time to seat there and never thought that there were “Choice Seats” in the plane. I only know “Reserved Seating“. Hahaha! I think it’s additional 200 for the seat but he said that he will give us the seat for free because it’s the only seats available. We felt lucky in a way. ^__^
We arrived in Kalibo earlier than expected. The weather was good and the sun is shining brightly at 10:00am! We went inside and got our baggages. We went to the bus transfer for Caticlan. They gave us a sticker for identification and a cardboard with number. It’s their boarding pass for the bus. We rode the Southwest bus which I think is the official transfer bus from Kalibo to Caticlan. It took us around 2.5hours ride from Kalibo to Caticlan.
When we arrived in Caticlan, we were brought to Boracay Regency’s transfer boat from Caticlan to Boracay. We took another van transfer going to the port transfer. I thought we’re riding a big boat similar to Puerto Galera’s boat ride but I was wrong. I was surprised that the transfer transportation is a speedboat! It’s our first time to ride one so we were excited. When we arrived to Boracay Island, we took another van going to the hotel. We were the first one to be dropped since the rest of the passengers were booked in Boracay Regency. It was a long tiring travel where we took all kinds of transfer: Air Transfer, Land Transfer and Water/Sea Transfer. All in one day! :p
We approached the help desk and gave them the GC from Sunlife. They recognized it and gave me the form for checking in. Regency Lagoon is a new resort by Boracay Regency. It’s not by the beach compared to Boracay Regency but this has a large pool and great food menu.
We took a rest for a while and then went strolling in Boracay. We should’ve taken our lunch in Regency Lagoon but we didn’t know that we won’t be taking our lunch in the resort the next day. We should’ve saved Php400 that day. We went to eat lunch in Island Chicken Inasal similar to all Inasal stores in town but this seems to serve the slowest of all. It was already 3pm that time and we were so hungry but we still have to wait 20-30mins for the food. Nothing special with the chicken though.
After lunch, we went to DMall to stroll then we took a classic picture infront of Boracay Regency. I remember the first time I went there, we took a picture infront of the resort so we can disguise our friends that we stayed there. But it never worked since majority of the Filipino tourists seems to have a picture in that Resort. The main difference I noticed in Boracay during peak season and off peak is the crowd. It’s fewer than the last time I went there but I liked it this way. Also, the main downside is the wind breaker. Since it’s windy infront of Station 1-3, they need to setup a windbreaker so that stalls won’t get ruined because of the strong winds. There were huge waves too so we didn’t bother to swim around the area.
We went to Paraw Station 1 to inquire about their Paraw Sailing. It’s just Php500 for a ride so we booked one. We didn’t took the Havaianas sailboat and other fancy sailboat, ours is an ordinary one. We went back to the Resort to prepare for some action ride since it’s windy and wavy.
We had fun riding the sailboat with water splashing in our faces. I accidentally deleted the video that’s why I can’t share how angry the water during those times. After some time, we saw rain coming. The dark clouds made all the sailboats rush to the land. We were cheering our sailors to sail as fast as the can to reach the shore. We all had a great time.
After the sailing, we went home to swim in the pool of the resort. It has a bar in the middle of the pool and guests orders margaritas and beers that time. We loved the warm water of the pool because after the splashing of salt water and getting wet in the rain, it was nice to feel the warm water in the pool. After swimming, we ate our dinner and slept early since we will need all the energy we have for the next day’s activities.
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