My Boracay 2017 Getaway (Day 1)

In our recent Boracay trip, we had some teeny tiny changes or some sort of-an upgrade or levelling up.  From Air Asia, I shifted to PAL (Philippine Airlines) and I was glad that I was able to get a good deal- I got the roundtrip tickets for three — (Manila to Caticlan and Caticlan to Manila) for ony P15k.  


before checking in the baggages


In our previous Boracay trips, we fly to Kalibo and take the loooooong 2-hour ride from there to Caticlan Jetty Port.  This time, we flew directly from Manila to Caticlan.


boracay airport

In Boracay Airport

I booked two hotels:  Discovery Shores Boracay (DSB) and True Home Hotel.  Though the per night rate in DSB is a highway robbery, I decided to give it a try because it already includes roundtrip transfers and they have good feedbacks in the blogs and reviews that I have read.  


In the Fairways Lounge



our dsb boat


in the boat

DSB’s private boat

Upon reaching the hotel, we were welcomed by Carlie and escorted us to our room.  

with carlie


shane poolside

It was just disappointing when we got into the assigned junior suite to us  because I felt the room rate wasn’t worth it.   Though I felt like that, there were inclusions that I liked in the room- the coffee and tea making facilities; toiletries, high-quality bedroom slippers provided and the turndown service every afternoon.


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Room 305- Our Juinior Suite Room

espresso machine

espresso 🙂



We planned DAY 1 specifically to just enjoy DSB and to have a walk along White Beach at night.  After putting our luggages in the right place, we had our complimentary foot wash.

foot wash jas

the complimentary foot wash in DSB

After the foot wash, we decided to just hang in the pool area while waiting for Shane.  We let her attend the activity in the Kid’s Room.   We just relaxed in the lounge chairs and watched the other guests swim.  After Shane’s activity, we had our afternoon swim.


activity in the kids room


jas and shane

in the swimming pool with Shane

jas pink bikini

yman and shane pool

Father and daughter bonding in the pool


After the swim, we looked for an affordable restaurant to have our dinner.  


the firedancers

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island chicken inasal

Luckily, we spotted Island Chicken Inasal in D’Mall.– (I’m too glad the place wasn’t jam-packed with people at that time).  After the dinner, we headed back to DSB to have our night swim (Night swimming is until 9pm).


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in the shower area

night swim 1


We were not that exhausted, but we decided to rest and sleep early because we had to fix our stuff the following day, do the planned activities and have our early check-out and transfer to True Home Hotel.   




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