In our recent Boracay trip, we had some teeny tiny changes or some sort of-an upgrade or levelling up. From Air Asia, I shifted to PAL (Philippine Airlines) and I was glad that I was able to get a good deal- I got the roundtrip tickets for three — (Manila to Caticlan and Caticlan to Manila) for ony P15k.
In our previous Boracay trips, we fly to Kalibo and take the loooooong 2-hour ride from there to Caticlan Jetty Port. This time, we flew directly from Manila to Caticlan.
I booked two hotels: Discovery Shores Boracay (DSB) and True Home Hotel. Though the per night rate in DSB is a highway robbery, I decided to give it a try because it already includes roundtrip transfers and they have good feedbacks in the blogs and reviews that I have read.
Upon reaching the hotel, we were welcomed by Carlie and escorted us to our room.
It was just disappointing when we got into the assigned junior suite to us because I felt the room rate wasn’t worth it. Though I felt like that, there were inclusions that I liked in the room- the coffee and tea making facilities; toiletries, high-quality bedroom slippers provided and the turndown service every afternoon.
We planned DAY 1 specifically to just enjoy DSB and to have a walk along White Beach at night. After putting our luggages in the right place, we had our complimentary foot wash.
After the foot wash, we decided to just hang in the pool area while waiting for Shane. We let her attend the activity in the Kid’s Room. We just relaxed in the lounge chairs and watched the other guests swim. After Shane’s activity, we had our afternoon swim.
After the swim, we looked for an affordable restaurant to have our dinner.
Luckily, we spotted Island Chicken Inasal in D’Mall.– (I’m too glad the place wasn’t jam-packed with people at that time). After the dinner, we headed back to DSB to have our night swim (Night swimming is until 9pm).
We were not that exhausted, but we decided to rest and sleep early because we had to fix our stuff the following day, do the planned activities and have our early check-out and transfer to True Home Hotel.