Summer 2012: Boracay Regency
I say things as they are. I don’t believe in lying or pretending, so when I say something is awesome, it really is (or maybe just for me, but still)! I’m not into negative sounding words so you won’t find hate here. Just plain, simple, good vibes.
Speaking of good vibes, I want to share to my darling readers my first time in the island of Boracay. There are people who love to go out of the country during summer, and there are the ones who hit the beach. My family belongs to the latter (obviously).
What I love most about our out-of-town trips are the hotels and resorts we get to visit. Since this is the first time (Wow! This is a first time loaded post!) for me to blog about staying in a hotel, I want to make it as honest as possible. I want to share how beautiful the place was and also the little, not-so-cool stuff about the place. Ready?
Boracay Regency was the hotel chosen by Dad for us to stay in for four days and three nights. I was a bit shocked on how many vehicles we have to ride in just to arrive there. It was great to have the hotel arrange a bus, vans, and a speedboat to take us from the city to the island.
The boat was pretty fast so we got to the island for just around 5 minutes. The staff were friendly and very approachable. They are concerned to people who are not comfy in boats (in this case—Mom).
Mom and I in the van going to the hotel. It’s awesome of the hotel to send a van to pick us up. We did not need to commute anymore.
The reception area. Almost 90% of the guests are Koreans! The staff were very organized. The processes of checking in are smooth and easy—as expected from a triple-A hotel.
I have here my Marks and Spencer summer bag! It’s zipper-less and my current favorite. It’s big enough for all my stuff, yet small enough to not hurt my shoulders. The leopard prints are to die for. My sunnies are from Forever 21.
Mom is always the goofy, maarte one. She’s holding her Armani bag while wearing a Springfield cardigan and a Forever 21 short jumpsuit.
The design of the hotel was a bit Mediterranean. They have neutral colored walls with bold and striking furniture. It’s very vibrant. The small pieces complete the entire scene. Look at the shell lamps below. Small yet striking.
We were starving from all the travelling we did! After assuring that we’ll be having the rooms we reserved, we immediately ran to the hotel’s main buffet resto for a buffet lunch. The hunger, sweat and exhaustion was all worth it. The food was yummy.
An opportunity to have some fresh seafood (without the hassle of cooking it).
A pond with really big fishes. Like three-feet long!
The children’s pool.
A few floors of hotel rooms beside the children’s pool. This is near the lobby and a bit far from the beach. By far I mean that you have to walk for like five minutes to get to the shore.
These beach beds are so comfy and clean!
The best pool I have ever swam in. I love how the tiles are dark blue. I do not have to worry about seeing dirt of chipped tiles (if there are any). The water feels so light on my skin. You won’t really feel the chlorine. It has a pool bar beside it. Oooh how I love my mango shake while swimming ;)
They make sure that nature can still be felt even inside the concrete walls of the hotel.
This is the pool right in front of our room. I don’t like it so much since it has no shade and I don’t like the color of the tiles. I’m picky that way! :))
Our only family picture! I think.
We got a family room!
Beds for Utoy and I. The single beds are completely comfortable and it even smells good. They have one comforter only, not like the other hotels were they put two kinds of bed sheets in. One which feel really hot, and another sheet that gets really cold. It’s weird. Did you get what I just said? Haha! I think it’s confusing but I cannot explain it any clearer than that. Sorry. ;)
Apologies for loading this post up with lots of photos. The place is just so beautiful and I cannot stop myself from sharing it to you guys! Take this as a huge recommendation for Boracay Regency. It’s on Station 2, you’ll be in the middle of the action. More photos and kwento on future posts!
Love the heat,