Travel Blogs from Boracay
... as I can escape or rid of it ...but certainly not have one OVER MY HEAD! Now we were starting to REALLY look around the restaurant and we discovered all sorts of webs with mostly large spiders ..all giving us the chills! We were laughing at the fact that the reviews on Trip Advisor made no mention of actual spiders, just that the food was great with awesome views! We discussed that just because a restaurant has a name like 'monkey' in it that it does NOT actually ...
... going on. This side of the island has a consistently strong wind blowing onto it (unlike White Beach which is calm and serene) which makes it an ideal location to host such an event. The following day i actually went diving even though it's more expensive here than elsewhere in the Philippines due to a 'price agreement' between all the dive shops on the island which stops them competing for business by undercutting each others prices. The set price ...
... photo on the boat & then in the next frame no phone! Through One Bar and a bar maid called princess, Tooa organised a bag of fruit called santo to be flown over from another island (seriously) for 1200 pesos so $30. She got 7kg so it is hand luggage size lol. Apparently this was recommended by Suzanne Johnson. We caught tut tuts home & princess Kimmy lived it up in the front while Jodie & Tooa squished into the back. Funny you see about 7 Filipinos fit in ...
We woke early to get to the airport ready to fly to Boracay. On reaching Caticlan we headed to Boracay on a ferry to try and find some accomodation for the next few nights.Unfortunately it was New Years Eve so this was harded than we imagined. We left our bags in Blue Mango (where Beth stayed in 2010) and went on the hunt. We finally found a room - well we had to tell the manager that there were a group of Swedes staying ...
... shopping strip - D Mall. The fare from Diniwid to White Beach is a fixed 100 pesos. Changed $100 US (41 pesos to the dollar which surprisingly is better than the rate for AUD here) then walked down to the beach passing lots of restaurants and tourist shops on the way. Turned right and found a bar called Boom Boom. It was about 1pm by now and the place was empty, but one of the staff enticed me inside with promises of free wifi.
Boom Boom is a quirky little place. The bar is built ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boracay Hills
Our visit to Boracay Hills with my fiancé was so exceptional, the reason why we stayed there for two weeks. The resort like a paradise even exceeded our expectations. Staying there was very relaxing, at peace and you will really feel you're in a vacation.
When I read the reviews, it seems to me that we have stayed with my family in an all different hotel that the one so beautifully described. If rotten taps, stained sheets, noisy fridge, poor food and amateurism in service is paradise then the other hotels I have visited in Boracay (Friday's for example) must be super paradise. What bothered us the most during our stay are some details: the awful welcomed juice made of chemical fruit powder (in the Philippines where all the fruits are juicy and delicious!!!), the shower and water taps old and rotten from which water comes out in every direction found usually in 2USD per night Thai guesthouses (in the 2 rooms: why are they not doing anything!), the painting grey and white of the building which are more easily found in western suburbs than in the colorful Philippines, the false ceiling and naked light bulbs (in the 2 rooms) which give you a strange feeling of sleeping in a Post Office, the terrible sheets too small for the mattress... It did bother us because in the Philippines with a little bite of money you can easily and tastefully decorate any space. This idea seems to have completely escaped Brian, Brigitte and family (who by the way are truly nice people). Our feeling is that this place needs to be ran more professionally and that today it is far to be worth every penny.
I cannot seem to get enough of Boracay Island. In the past two years I have traveled to Boracay four times which, considering that I live in Northern California, is no small feat. Each visit seems to get better and better. Boracay is Paradise, and Boracay Hills is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of White Beach and relax in the comfort of relative seclusion.
Paradise in Paradise
Spent 9 days in November with Brian and family and had a fantastic stay. Actually extended the stay by two days to soak up more of the atmosphere.
Nothing too much trouble, rooms brilliant, food to die for, clean pool at the right temperature. Perfect.
Definitely going back - sooner the better.
Boracay Paradise Hills
Stayed for the third time in 2 years at Boracay Hills and it's indeed paradise away from the crowd (but only 5 minutes to the crowd if you feel too lonely ... )
It's not resort like most others ... it's a villa where you feel at home...with resort facilities .... and the family feeling extra for free ... the nicest pool (24 hours!)& garden in Boracay ....
the best wines in Boracay (definitely the best price/quality) (Brian, the owner, distributes wines to the local restaurants)
So we will be back in 2006......
Dirk & Sofie
Just spent 12 days at Boracay Hills. If you are going to the Philippines looking for paradise then Boracay Island is the place to go and Boracay Hills is the only place to stay. Boracay Island has beautiful quiet beaches and great restaurants.
Home Away from Home
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Boracay Hills. We could not have imagined a more peaceful, relaxing environment or a more intuitive and accomodating staff. It truly felt as though we were with old friends, and we were welcomed as such. It was all about the details...friendly conversations, fresh flowers on every table and in our room, made-to-order meals by candle light and music, a beautiful and private garden and pool, the list goes on! To Helen, Chris, Brian, Boyet, Laila, Arnel and the rest of the crew at Boracay Hills: we will always remember our stay with you, and we're already dreaming about coming back one day. You're place is the only place we'll stay on Boracay! Cheers!
-R and N
Boracay Hills is truly the hidden treasure within Boracay Island. My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Boracay and had a wonderful time together in this peaceful paradise with a caring family and staff to assist us with anything we could possibly want. Our friendship started through e-mail and only continued with our stay at Boracay Hills. My wife and I had a wonderful time in peaceful, secluded, quiet surroundings for 7 days and only wished for a week longer. We can't say enough about the caring family and staff that took care of us from arrangements on e-mail to pick up the airport and held our hand through transport to the island resort which continued during the week with great advise and recommendations to fully enjoy all Boracay had to offer. Our departure was no different, we wrapped up this business portion and then said our goodbyes and took pictures for our scrapbook and then we had our hand held all the way back to airport for a smooth departure. Truly wonderful experience and we will definately be back, hopefully for our anniversary to reflect on the year's life of bliss. Thank you so much to Brigitte, Bryan, Helen, Chris, and Boyet for all the great memories. We highly recommend this resort for a true getaway... Scott & Angelica
This resort is truly the best place I have ever stayed, I found it hard to drag myself away and I shall definitely return.
Boracay Hills is the most beautiful place to stay on the island of Boracay! The family there welcomes you as friends and they do their best to provide you the best stay you can have...The island is paradisiac, but paradise won't be paradise without this kindness that the staff of Boracay Hills give you naturally. I could have stayed there for eternity... If only....!!
I advise you to go there and discover by yourself the best resort of the Philippines: Boracay Hills!