Monday, April 20, 2015

Boracay Itinery 4 Days 3 Nights - Day 2

Day 2 
Island Hopping Day!!

Let's get started with our lovely resort breakfast:

And we depart from our hotel about 9am for our Island Hopping
4 hours private boat cost us PHP1200.00

Besides, there is also people who sell coconut with their "sampan"
The cost is much more cheaper than the coconut sell at Station 1, 2 or 3.
We bought 3 coconuts for PHP100.00 (about PHP33 each)

 We did filipino style of fishing.
Good experience and quite fun though

Other than that we did snorkeling too
All the snorkeling equipment will we provided by tour agent with no extra charges

  The last station is a private beach
We have to pay PHP100.00 for each boat for entering the place
No doubt the water was crystal clear and amazing!

After 4 hours, we end our island hopping tour.

Due to high tides we unable to go Crystal Cove Island
Let me go thru briefly about what do at Crystal Cove Island.
Visitor have to pay PHP200 in order to enter the island.

Crystal Cove Island is one of the main stops of the Island Hopping Tours, it located about 10-15 minutes by boat from White Beach. There are various picnic areas, museum of local seashells and artworks.
There are way to Cove 1, Cove 2 and Aviary.
You can explore the flora and fauna around and also do snorkeling tour.

For people who like adventure, you can consider to do Cliff Diving at Ariel's Point. Packages starts from PHP 1500 for unlimited cliff jumps, kayak, snorkeling.

Lunch time!!
We settled our lunch at D'Talipapa
It was the place famous with fresh seafood
You can choose your ingredients and go to the restaurant nearby for them to cook for you

We had choosen our restaurant
That is the end result of the seafood we had choosen

The total cost are as below:
Ingredient Cooking price: PHP1565.00
Seafood: PHP 4425.00

Our next tour is Buggy Car ride to Mt.Luho
Mt.Luho is the highest point in Boracay
Normally the rate is PHP 1250.00 per unit per person for ATV
and PHP 1950.00 per unit for Buggy Car.

We got it at a deal of PHP600.00 for each buggy car ride to Mt.Luho
You can have Sky Cycle Ride and a visit to Trick Art Museum

Before the start, they will brief us the route and some safety precautions
Total time about 30 minutes ride

The view from the top
Breathtaking view!!
The best time to go is during sunset

 Let's end our Day 2 with a nice sunset view

Let's summarize the total expenses for Day 2: 
(Conversion Rate SGD 1 = PHP 31.20)

Island Hopping Package: SGD 38.46 (PHP 1200) one boat 
@each pax SGD 7.69 (PHP 240)

Coconut: SGD 1.06 (PHP 33)

Fee for entering private beach: SGD 3.21 (PHP 100) one boat 
@each pax SGD 0.64 (PHP 20)

Entrant Fee to Crystal Cove: SGD 6.41 (PHP 200)

Lunch at D'Talipapa: SGD 191.99  (PHP 5990) for 5px. 
@each pax SGD 38.40 (PHP 1198)

Hotel Stay 2nd Night: SGD 127.50

Total Expenses for Day 2
SGD 181.70

Friday, April 3, 2015

Boracay Itinery 4 Days 3 Nights - Day 1


Boracy is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in Western Visavas region of the Philippines.
Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.
Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world's top destinations of relaxation, tranquility and nightlife.
In 2012, Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world from the international travel magazine.

Let's get started with transportation to go over Boracay

There are few airlines depart from Singapore to Boracay (nearest airport - Kalibo) 
which are Silkair, Tigerair, Airasia
It takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to reach Kalibo, Philipines
We bought our tickets 6 months prior to departure dates, we got it about SGD 250.00 for return flight.
We depart about 11.30am
After 3 hours and 40 minutes we finally reach Kalibo

After clear imgration, we moved out of the airport to look for the travel agency that offered all in one transfer from Kalibo Airport to our Hotel at Boracay
We pre-booked our transfer through Asiatravel
The roundtrip transfer from Kalibo to Boracay resort cost as below:
(1) Adult = PHP 800.00
(2) Children = PHP 495.00

The price inclusive of:
-Bus ride from Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port
-Boat ride to Boracay Boat Station
-Multicab ride to resort/hotel
-Full-assistance Seat-in Coach

Environmental Fee = PHP 100.00
Terminal Fee = PHP 75.00

For more information can refer to this link:

Alternatively, you can book your transfer when you reach Kalibo Airport
There are few travel agents offered transfer packages
They are located outside the airport

After we collect our boarding pass
We get on to the bus
In Philipines, our travel agent called Southwest
I think it should be quite famous over there

After 1 hour and 30 minutes of bus transfer
We finally reach to Caticlan Jetty Port
You have to prepare cash for paying Terminal and Environmental Fees

Environmental Fee = PHP 100.00
Terminal Fee = PHP 75.00

The sea transfer took about 15 minutes to reach Boracay Island
There will be van waiting for us to transfer us from Jetty to Hotel
It is advisable to carry your own luggage yourself to avoid for paying for tips

This is our hotel
Blue Marina Resort, Station 3, Boracay
We stayed for 2 nights
It costs us about SGD 255.00
We booked through

Here are some photos of the resort

Interior of the resort

The resort still served us welcome drinks when we reached
 Besides, we can also choose to have our breakfast at any of the place
Either indoor, outdoor or even in our room

Our Dinner we choose to have it at their local fast food shop name
We ordered meal of 5 which only cost us PHP 770
Each pax only about PHP 154

After our dinner we go for a walk 
There are a lots of activities like
people offering Beach Massage, Island Hoping Packages and some street arts

For Beach Massage Package you can refer to the photos below

Street Arts & souvenirs

For Day 1 we had a pleasant stay at Blue Marina Resort
The staff are in good manner and helpful

Let's summarize the total expenses for Day 1: 
(Conversion Rate SGD 1 = PHP 31.20)
Flight: SGD 250.00
Transfer Package: SGD 25.64 (PHP 800)
Environmental Fee: SGD 3.20 (PHP 100)
Terminal Fee: SGD 2.40 (PHP 75)
Hotel Stay 1st Night: SGD 127.50
Dinner: SGD 4.94 (PHP 154)

Total Expenses for Day 1 
SGD 413.68

Photo of Blue Marina Resort adopted from