Travel Photos: Philippines – Boracay
We spent six days in Boracay at Jony’s Resort. Thanks to the staff, we were upgraded to the La Concha Suite, a two story beach front room with a semi private patio. It’s their biggest room. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any shots before the kids settled in. We were extremely happy with Jony’s staff from front desk to the wait staff at the restaurant. We also enjoyed Jony’s delicious food from breakfast to dinner. We tried other restaurants but we preferred the food quality, offerings and warm service at Jony’s. As for excursions, we did the typical island hopping and sunset sailing. And just like all my trips to Boracay, I was able to play volleyball with both the locals and tourists alike. We also got our daily massages near the hotel for $7USD. The best part in being in Boracay was that DC experienced record cold and snow storms while we were basking in the hot sun on white beach and crystal clear turquoise water.
Gear: Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55 lens, Tamrac Velocity bag, Tamrac Zipshot Mini Tripod
Arriving at the Boracay Airport. This has changed quite a bit since I first came to Boracay, where it looked like a open hut. It now sports flat screen TVs and modern amenities.
Caticlan Boat Jetty – This is a new facility seems to organize the boat transfers from Caticlan to Boracay. It was crowded, still somewhat disorganized and a lot of pushing and shoving by the locals trying to bypass the tourists since the tourists and locals share the same boats.
As you deboard your banka (boat) into the jetty, you will now arrange for transfer to your resort. We’ve pre-arranged our transfer through myboracayguide.com. That included the transfers from airport to Caticlan boat jetty, boat transfer, and land transfer once in Boracay. It may be cheaper to take the tricycles or walk if your resort is close enough.
After dinner, we took a quick stroll on the beach and ran into this. Several fire dancers took turns entertaining the crowd with dizzying twirls and spins. Our kids certainly enjoyed it.
The sailboats and other boat related tours and activities are now organized in specific locations on the beach.
D’Mall is a bustling market full of shops, restaurants and bars.They even have a ferris wheel for the kids.
These are our boat men while we island hopped in the area.
This is the beauty of Boracay. You can dine on the beach with this breathtaking view.
- These were delicious. Unfortunately, they don’t have then everyday and it depends on supply.
Here’s a night shot of Jony’s. I shot it from the water just before we had dinner. Their restaurant has two levels and we highly recommend them for the quality of their food and excellent service.
Jony’s beach is great for people watching as they walk up and down the beach.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. We head back to Manila for an overnight stay then on to Palawan for several days for more fun in the sun.