Fat Jimmy's Resort
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22nd December: So after months of planning, talking, excitement and sitting in a **** stained seat in a taxi cab whilst getting currency exchanged in Suzhou the day had finally arrived. I woke up at 8:15 as I did every other day that week, the only difference today was that I knew that after a short stint in work I would be getting myself …
... a safe journey.
I get off the ferry and buy a ticket for another, and a short trip across to Boracay.
Probably the best known tourist destination in the Philippines in the last 10 years is Boracay, a small island just off the northwestern tip of Panay. I didn't really want to come here, it's full of tourists. But, there are here for a reason and that is White Beach. I decide to go, since it is really the only reasonable southern destination for an ...
... carbonara for everyone but this didn't calm the Filipino boat staff. Rice must be eaten religiously, five times a day or a superstitious terror takes over. The pasta was rejected and morale miserable until more rice was miraculously discovered back on the boat and normal service resumed.
The foreign office website states that for every thousand UK nationals that visit the Philippines each year, two are killed. It seems a ...
... I ask Kuya why? then he told us that even a small particle from a cotton fabric can cause obstruction to the holes from where the water comes in and out. It is a combination of fresh water and a sea water.
We also took a shower ...
Well it'Ęs Wednesday evening, and i must say i feel a lot better than i did this morning when i woke up!!
You know when sometimes you don't make any plans whatsoever and all of a sudden you have a great night even if it is a bit blurry towards the end?
Last night was exactly one of those.......so lets start from the beginning!
As usual we watched another perfect sunset, back to the room , got ready, ate at a place called 'Shenas' on the beach. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFat Jimmy's Resort Boracay
Great family orientated place, myself and 2 friends stayed at fat Jimmys over Christmas 2011/2012 and had a great stay...
Ivone was great, got us breakfast every morning and it was included in the price all for like £4 a night....couldnt ask for better. Plus it was great being able to watch a nice happy filipino family celebrate their Christmas eve.. Was quite heart warming considering my friends and I were spending Christmas away from our own families.
Location is just slightly behind all the main stuff on station too, so if any other person complains about it, well my advice, get off your arse and walk less than 5 mins and you'l be rewarded with that white sandy beach.
Granted tis probably is not the best location for the slightly older or those with walking disabilities as the path to the beach is quite narrow and often crowded with passing bikes.
Only negative was the inital greeting as we got off the pedicab thing as there was loads of begging children near the entrance which can be very off putting.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.