baru tak baru sangat, early november this year, we had this short vacation cum honeymoon in BORACAY island! yeah baby yeah!
actually hafsah has already told everything in her blog about this trip (including the expenses in RM). so here i just jot down my experience on having a blast in this beautiful island.
so first thing first, Boracay island is located in Philippine. i was actually a bit skeptical on having a vacation here because it is an island. untuk aku, kalau nak pergi pulau, baik pergi pulau perhentian (nothing can beat pulau perhentian ok, except, if i go to mabul then itu lain ceritalah).
man, i was so wrong. this island is totally something!
so the trip is 4 days in total, from saturday to tuesday. our flight was around 11 am, and we arrived there at 7 pm. it was a long trip. it took 4 hours by flight, landed at Kalibo International Airport (which is quite traditional and small - imagine manual bag checking and non-digital weighing machine) and took another 2 hours to reach Caticlan jetty. 10 minutes to the island, and another 10 minutes to the hotel. hafsah has already book everything online, from flight ticket to the bus ride, ferry and van. thank you hafsah! jasamu dikenang!
day one was tiring. we reached there at 7 which was already dark at that time. the sun sets at 5.20 pm so we missed the beautiful sunsets in boracay. that night, we decided to have our dinner, and walk around and see what boracay can give us for these few days ahead. with some instinct, we found D'Mall which is located at the famous white beach with lots of nice restaurant, booze and souvenir shops.
the main reason is to search for a great and value for money package for the next day's activity. we met Ray a Filipino guy who offered us 2000 peso for island hopping, snorkeling and fish feeding, visiting crystal cove, and magic island. yes, 2000 peso is for 6 person and i think its cheap.
but, we need to pay an extra 200 peso for sea insurance (i have no idea why do we need that) and few hundred pesos for snorkeling gears. pandai tak diorang main harga kat situ. but i think the price is still okay sebab the experience is the best bro!
the next day, the person in charge has already waiting for us in front of the hostel. mata kau akan terkujat beruk tengok kecantikan pantai rasa macam nak nangis! well, we arrived at night, memang tak nampak laut lah masa tu kan. but the view is extraordinary beautiful!
you can see this along the way. we got 250 peso per person thanks to azmilia and hafsah. diorang ni pandai tawar menawar.
"take your shoes off" purred the ocean waves. -Dr.SunWolf
and off we go to feed the fish!
and of course, my husband suddenly think he's the fish attractor.
Crystal cove island is a must visit island when you come to boracay. kat situ boleh tengok laut jernih dalam gua (hence, crystal cove) and of course, enjoy the beautiful view. memang cantik sangat-sangat, you'll never regret.
the weather is not so good. but i still think its refreshing to see the beautiful color of the sea.
and the crystal clear water.
another laki bini dalam air jernih parat lutut pic.
after a while at crystal cove, the boat took us to another island; the Magic island. Well, at crystal cove we are amazed by the view, but in Magic Island people can go for...
ok of course we are not that brave to jump like the above photo. that one is the highest, 10 meters. but after almost half an hour, doing nothing but seeing these strangers jumping from sort-of cliff, and my husband is actually wanted to try it, so we give it a go. at the end, azmi, din and i did the jump! it was the craziest thing i've ever did. and of course, if i can do this, i can do anything now! it was awesome!
take the leap of faith, bebeh.
and that's the end of our island hopping package. ok lah tu and sangat puas hati.
we arrived at our hostel around 3-ish. we get changed, had our lunch, and decided to go to D'talipapa for shopping!
D'talipapa is a cheaper place for you to buy souvenirs and t-shirts. we (husband and i) are not so good in haggling. hafsah and azmilia are gifted which they can haggle like crazy, and got almost half price on everything! the souvenir here is cheaper, and you can haggle as much as you can. T-shirts are okay, but ones in D'mall are nicer with higher quality.
we had our dinner here in D'talipapa. We can buy seafood at their wet market (located at the center) and few restaurants do provide cooking service. so, go buy fresh seafood here and haggle like crazy.
one of the main reason to come here is to taste the lobster! it is a seafood heaven and we can see rare species like the blue fish which i have no idea what it's call and sea urchins. haggling is really a serious matter here and try to ask 1/2 of the offered price.
so that night is wrap for day-2 and part one or course. will continue later.
trip to Boracay island - part 2.