My father is from Aklan while my mother is from nearby province Iloilo but I was born and raised in Quezon City. My parents would always tell us stories of how fun it was growing in the province. Especially Papa who has an endless array of stories about his adventures and misadventures. My favorite among his tales are his great experiences in Boracay Island, a paradise just a Jeepney and boat ride away from their home in the town of Ibajay, Aklan.
He said many firsts of his life happened there and were all memorable that’s why if there is a chance for me and my family to visit his hometown, we definitely consider it on top of our list especially when summer vacation comes.
I may have not experience riding on a boat to go to school or climb up and down a hill when I was a kid but every visit in this summer wonder called Boracay Island, I feel like I am a child again excitedly waiting for what amazing things will come each day.
That’s why it’s my top choice for Nivea Philippines 7 Summer Wonders. I have seven good reasons why this Island should be included in this list. I will rundown my reasons using its name. And so I say... when you think of a summer wonder, think of BORACAY.
Best beach. It’s no secret that many international organizations have considered Boracay as one of the best beaches, if not the best, in the world. The most recent was Tripadvisor.com, a travel information website, which came out with the list of best 25 beaches in the world based on travelers’ choice and declared our very own as the best in Asia and best beach in the world after the Providenciales in Turks and Calcos Islands.
One thousand and one smile. I’d like to share a great conversation I had with an American couple whom my husband and I met in a restaurant during lunch. They said that aside from the fine beach and memorable moments that Boracay offers, another reason why they keep on coming back is the island’s friendly atmosphere. They said they have never been in a place like Boracay where everyone they talked to greet with smiling faces.
Round the clock fun. The moment you step on the white sand of Boracay, you’ll definitely feel something different within you. You can do a 360 degrees turn and it’s just eye-candy scenes you’ll see. There are so many things to do and experience in this island that you’ll sometime forget to check your watch and later in the day be surprise how time pass so fast.
Artists’ paradise. I have to admit. I am not an artist. But why can I compose a poem or decently sketch a coconut tree by the beach when I am in Boracay. Was it brought by the calm waves in the night as I watch my husband sleep that drew sentimental words from my hands or how maybe the beauty of the island is just that inviting for me to capture it on paper with strokes of my pencil. Anybody can be a photographer, a painter or poet here because the island itself is nature's work of art.
Carefree life. I think almost everyone of us dream of a carefree life. Imagine living without any worries and stress...hmmm. Only in your dreams? Well, you can experience this in Boracay even just for a few days. The relaxing atmosphere in the island is just contagious. You’ll encounter new friends and experiences and sleep all day or have fun under the sun everyday! No ones gonna stop you.
Adventure hub. Boracay has dozens of beach resorts offering hundreds of rooms ranging in quality from five-star to budget accommodation. In addition, Boracay offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs. Leisure activities are also available that include scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, cliff diving, and beach relaxation. All these and more can definitely make your stay in the island an unforgettable one.
Yummy treats. I can’t think of a better way to spend a meal with your loved ones but by the beach. It’s simply romantic and what more if the food is oh so great! The restaurants in the island have a very diverse menu. There are plenty of seafood, in-house delicacies and also grilled treats. I had the best chicken barbeque at a restaurant called Vangie’s along with the fresh sea foods. For pasalubong to my family and friends who want to taste even a bite of Boracay, I never forget to buy piyaya for them before we go back home.
Spending vacation in Boracay Island is one experience I will never get tired of doing all my life. It’s one summer wonder that keeps us excitedly await for this time of the year to come.
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