Last Day in Ambassador in Paradise Boracay
Hi there! This is my Boracay 2019 Day 3 report. It was our last day in Ambassador in Paradise, and it’s so sad to leave. I like their location– just few steps from our suite to the beach.
Morning Walk at Station 1
I didn’t want to cram at the last minute, so the night before, I already have organized our stuff. I have separated what we will wear that morning and prepared a separate bag for the wet clothes. We had our morning walk, swim at the beach, and a family picture taken before breakfast at Al Fresco Restaurant.
Breakfast at Al Fresco Restaurant
It was our second day of having our breakfast in Ambassador in Paradise. I didn’t have any complaint with the TASTE of their food though they only have a LIMITED selection. I have survived that morning with chicken, hotdogs, egg, and pasta. The only thing that I have noticed is that they do not have sweets. It will be a nice treat to their guests if they will serve cakes or other desserts like in other hotels. (The Linden Suites which I did not recommend served cakes and Edsa Shangri-la served ice cream in their breakfast buffet).
The hotel was categorized as five stars, so the guests would really look for that standard. It would be safe for the hotel not to claim itself as a five star when in reality, it’s not. I would rate them as a 4-star hotel.
Morning Swim at the Pool
After the breakfast, I just stayed in the pool area . I watched my kids enjoy the pool for the last time.
Check Out at Ambassador in Paradise Boracay
After we have taken a shower, we already prepared for the checkout. I was ready to have my vlog launch at Alta Vista de Boracay . I have already pictured something like Fairways & Bluewater Boracay in my mind. Last year, just before the Boracay closure, we were able to book a 3d/2n stay there. We were totally impressed not only the breathtaking views, but our “pool-hopping.” as well. Even if it’s not situated in the White Beach, everything you need is already in the property. They have different restaurant choices, high-class facilities like the gym, spa, and swimming pools. They have their own convenience store near the gate. In case you need more stuff to buy, Citymall is just across the property. They also have a shuttle service that will take you to the D’mall for free.
‘I was excited to transfer to Alta Vista de Boracay also because of what I saw in the room photos. We didn’t have any problem checking out in Ambassador,. We stayed there in the lobby for a few minutes to wait for the multicab service provided by BPHT.
Transfer at Alta Vista de Boracay
The Check-in Process
At the time we were in the lobby of the hotel, there were many guests. Despite of that, we were able to check-in after a few minutes. Ms. Maricel explained everything clearly (including the breakfast stubs and the shuttle service to Citymall and Puka Beach).
After filling out the form, we got our breakfast stubs, wristbands for the shuttle service, and the old room key. (Yes, you read it right, an OLD FASHIONED KEY!). Oh well, so this was the start. I expected that they would give us the keycards like they do in luxury hotels. I didn’t mind about that at first because I thought we would have a beautiful loft room anyway.
Wifi password and stubs
We had internet access that we were not able to use for 4 days and 3 nights. As a result, we used our LTE connection ALL THE TIME.
Getting In Our Loft Room
We were assigned in the Hymettus Bldg. on the 3rd floor where loft rooms are located.We only have 2 room choices (the studio/deluxe suite and the loft suite), that’s the best choice that we have.
When I entered the room, I wasn’t impressed. You will see my reaction caught in the video in my review about Alta Vista de Boracay. It was just a STANDARD loft room— nothing special and pleasant to the eyes. I told myself “There’s NO way I would formally launch my vlog here. This property didn’t even pass to my standards. Since we will have dinnet at Lemoni Cafe that night, I opted to just have my vlog launch there.
(It’s a nice place to dry the clothes but hubby told me he doesn’t like the view either.)
Alta Vista de Boracay Room Tour
Shuttle to D’Mall
After putting our things in the loft room, we got ready for our afternoon walk in D’mall. There’s a waiting area for the shuttle service going to Citymall. The road was still under construction at that time, so they only drop their guests there. You need to get a multi-cab going to D’mall.
We had a hard time waiting for a ride; luckily, we were able to spot one and we paid P15 per head.
At the D’Mall
Afternoon Walk at Station 2
After the short walk to Station 2 beachfront, we walked in D’mall where Lemon Cafe is located.
In my next visit to Boracay on 2020, there will be two significant celebrations. First is (the renewal of vows we had on April 30 and the vlog launch on May 1). I will be relaunching my vlog too– so BACK-to-BACK celebration!
Vlog Launch and Dinner at Lemoni Cafe
Our tummies were fueled after the hearty dinner. I was even more speechless when I saw what they have prepared for dessert. That’s my weakness— DESSERTS to temporarily forget the disappointments I had experienced. I was in cloud nine at that particular moment. I felt like a kid again. I liked the salted caramel and lemon meringue.
I would like to thank the staff of Lemoni Cafe, especially Ms. Sarah who let us taste their bestsellers (main dishes, juices, and desserts ). Jenny took care of our needs while we were. Though they were super busy at that time, they have given us an excellent service. Kudos to the team and cheers for more years of serving Boracay tourists with delectable food and exceptional service.
Going back to Alta Vista
After the sumptuous dinner, we checked the beachfront. We wanted to find out whether there were still parties just likewhat the old Boracay was known for. They still have the parties, but the dancers or party people were not in the beachfront. They were inside the establishments. So you see, there was a BIG improvement in terms of DISCIPLINE. It was quite strange. For so many years, we got used to seeing people and fire dancers party in the beachfront. I actually loved the NEW Boracay.
After that, we went to Budget Mart to shop for groceries,. Just like what we have experienced in Crafts of Boracay, the prices were higher than the supermarkets here in Manila. It would be better to buy in Citymall because the prices compared to the groceries here are the same. At that time, we have not been to Citymall, yet so we didn’t know that. (It’s OK, we learn from our own experience.).
We had a hard time looking for a multicab that would take us to D’mall. We found one, but the driver contracted us to pay P150. Because we were exhausted already and we were desperate to go back to the hotel and rest, we agreed. We waited for the shuttle service from Citymall to Alta Vista. Because we were dead tired, we didn’t manage to have a night swimming like what we have planned before.
Before sleeping, we had to move the other bed in the loft because my hyper five-year-old kid jumps. We were afraid that he might fall if we didn’t do so.
- I didn’t make a wise decision to book a loft type room in ALTA VISTA De Boracay. If only I have booked in advance, I would have booked a one or two-bedroom suite in Fairways & Bluewater. I’m sure, we won’t be disappointed like this. There was only ONE television in the living room, which was already occupied by my father. I couldn’t watch my favorite TV programs and we were so bored. There was no privacy as well if you will stay with your whole family. It was just applicable to smaller groups. (The detailed description about the review will be written in a separate post).
- It would be better to organize everything so there would be no cramming on your end. We have packed everything in advance before the check out in Ambassador in Paradise.
- I super loved the NEW Boracay and it would be an excellent example to the youth. They should be knowledgeable on how to preserve the environment and dispose garbage/trash properly. I would love to integrate these in my lessons.
- We gave time for ourselves to rest and we didn’t abuse our bodies at all. It’s a good thing that we are disciplined as well.
NOTE: You can view Day 3 of My Boracay 2019 Vacay VLOG here.
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