Our summer in Boracay is one of our major goals for this year and we’re so thankful it went really great!
As some of you may already know, I’ve been traveling with Gerald for a few times now but this year, we decided to travel with both our families. And you know what, it feels so much better to be able to bring your family to a memorable summer getaway. It may hurt our pockets (we paid for the vacation 100%), but the happiness we saw in them was priceless!
To give you a little background, we thought of this idea because we want to introduce our families to each other. I already met Gerald’s family and he already met mine but it’s the first meeting of the families. It was a little awkward, but it went better than what we expected. Hehe. My friends even joked that there’s a “pamamanhikan” or proposal that’s going to happen, but nope, none at all! Haha.
Activities in Boracay
As adventurous as we are, we were able to try four activities – Island Hopping, Parasailing, Flying Fish and Helmet Diving.
Except for island hopping where everyone went, it’s only me, my brothers, my bestfriend, Gerald and his brother who tried the activities. It looked like we’re one whole barkada and it doesn’t seem like they all just met. Hehe
We’re supposed to visit three islands but I only remember Puka Beach and passing by the Crocodile Island and Crystal Cove. I think it was because we stayed too long in the Puka beach. Hehe.
Gerald and I have tried Parasailing before while it’s all their first time to try Parasailing. They have no fear of heights so I’m sure they’ll enjoy it and they did! :)
We didn’t have any photos while doing the Flying Fish activity because we had to hold on for our lives rather than hold the camera to capture how we we’re struggling. Hahaha. It was really intense, but I’d like to try it again. Haha You’ll see few clips of it on the video below this post. :)
Too bad, my parents were not able to try Helmet Diving because my papa recently had surgery due to cataract. So it’s just the six of us again, under the sea this time.
I was scared at first, because it’s very deep at around 10-15 feet, but once you were there, standing at the bottom of the sea, it was amazing! Our photos are disappointing, but the experience was great!
As recommended by my friend, we went to Happy Dreamland but to our dismay, it was already closed. Okay, it was our fault not to research thoroughly. Haha. We didn’t want to waste our time going there so we went inside Trick Eye Museum instead. It was also disappointing, but it’s better than nothing.
We also went all the way to Station 1 for this famous Willy’s Rock.
And of course, we went swimming all day if we’re not out for the activities. Haha that explains why I’m so tan now! But it’s all okay because I enjoyed it. And oh, I now know how to float on water! Hehe thanks to Gerald’s older brother for teaching us. :)
Foodtrip in Boracay
We also enjoyed eating in Boracay, we had buffet for almost everyday! Haha. There’s still a lot that we didn’t get to try so that’s one reason why we want to go back! :)
We were also able to try Jonah’s Fruit Shake but I was a little disappointed, maybe because I expected too much.
Birthday in Boracay
One reason for this summer getaway is to celebrate my birthday. Gerald and I went out for the birthday salubong and that’s just it. Actually that’s the only time we had for ourselves because we wanted to spend the entire vacation with our own families, since that’s the main purpose of the trip.
For dinner, we simply had buffet then my parents exerted effort finding a shop just to buy me a birthday cake! I wasn’t able to blow the candle though, but we really liked the cake. :)
The summer heat was really intense but it was bearable because we’re at the beach, where we can dip in the sea anytime we want. We didn’t mind the tan lines we got because we really enjoyed our vacation. I must say this is the best summer and birthday celebration I had so far because I got to celebrate it somewhere else, with the people I care about most.
By the way, we made a simple video of our trip! :)
It’s your turn!
- How did you spend your summer?
- Have you been to Boracay? Any recommendations what to do on our next visit?