September 5, 2013

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Relax in Paradise

Vacations call for leisure, relaxation, massages, shopping, good food and great company. Boracay has all this and more. Just a short 35 mins plane ride away from Manila using the Dornier 328 aircraft lies this exceptional little island. It is quite surprising that a popular tourist destination like Boracay did not even start receiving tourists until about the 1970’s. To date, more than 300 different hotels and resorts have been built on the island. That leaves tourists with more than enough options for lodging fit to their taste.

Boracay is broken down into three different sections called Station 1, Station 2 and Station 3. Station 2 being the most popular to tourists because this is where D’Mall, which is the local shopping center and most of the bars and restaurants are located. However, it does not really matter what area of Boracay you are staying in because it is pretty much effortless to get to and from each Station. There are countless tricycles waiting to take you wherever you want to go. For those that would like to explore the island on their own there are mountain bikes available for rent or you can simply walk from one Station to the next.

To truly enjoy Boracay and see what lies beneath those crystal blue waters, try snorkeling or for those that are a little braver, diving will truly be worth your while. The island has more than 30 different dive sites to choose from. This is ideal for both beginners and experts as it will allow them to dive where they feel most comfortable. Other water activities such as parasailing, banana boat rides, jet-skis, water skis, speed boats, windsurfing, Kite boarding and glass boat rides are also available. Boracay has a ton of activities that will surely keep you occupied.

For a more low key activity, you make an appointment at one of the island’s fabulous spas. Treat yourself to a well-deserved massage that will truly relieve you from the stress of everyday life.

Of course a trip to a tropical paradise like Boracay would not be complete without a day dedicated to just lounging around beachside. Enjoy a cold bottle of beer or sip on a refreshing Mojito while waiting for your favorite dish to be served to you, on the beach. Yes, you read that correctly, on the beach. Most restaurants have tables and lounge chairs set up right on the sand. What more could you possibly ask for?

Pack your bags and book your trip to paradise today.