1-3 March 2013. Aklan.
Every year, my cousin, my bosom buddy, and I go on a trip. The group decided to have this year's trip in Boracay. Although Jas and I only visited the place in 2011, we said yes to the invitation. Take-off was at Kalibo International Airport. There are two ways to reach Boracay - fly directly to Caticlan, which is the shorter route; or fly to Kalibo, which is the cheaper alternative. From Kalibo International Airport, we took a van for Caticlan for Php 250.00 per person. The amount covers the van fare from Kalibo to Caticlan, and boat fare from Caticlan to Boracay. It took about an hour and a half to reach Caticlan. A terminal fee of Php100.00 and an environment fee of Php75.00 is collected at Caticlan airport. Boat ride to the island takes about 5-10 minutes. From the port, we took a tricycle for Php100.00 per way to D'mall and walked all the way to the hotel.
The Tides was booked via Agoda. We flew to Kalibo via Cebu Pacific. The total damage per person for airfare and accommodation for two nights was Php5,500.00. We booked the exceptional queen room, which had a published capacity for two persons but could house four persons with its two queen-sized bed. The room was spacious. Its toilet and bath were separate, which was a good thing, so two persons can go about their toilet and bath business simultaneously. The hotel's top floor is where the bar and pool are located.
What I loved about the hotel was it being in the middle of everything. It's located right in the center of D'mall, a few meters away from the D'wall and the mini Ferris wheel. Surprisingly though, despite its location, one can still relax while inside the hotel.
The first time Jas and I came to Boracay, we did every extreme activity the island had to offer. This time around, we simply enjoyed the beach.