The last time I visited Boracay was with my wife Gail during our wedding anniversary vacation trip last November. It was more of a time-off from work. We needed a weekend getaway break so badly that time. But we made the mistake of bringing a laptop so we ended up doing a bit of work under the Boracay sun. Here’s another photo which Gail took (using her Canon Powershot G10) from that trip:

Boracay Sunset
Boracay Sunset (Photo by Gail dela Cruz-Villanueva)

Then last December, we ended up spending a weekend in Boracay once more during the long Christmas vacation together with some friends courtesy of South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR). They still use the “Fastest flights to Boracay (and most flights to Palawan and more)” tagline and true enough, we landed in Caticlan airport in just about 35 minutes.

A few weeks before the trip, the original plan was to visit the beautiful beaches in Tablas, Romblom – one of the many regular destinations of SEAIR. It’s a place I have never been to. But something happened at the last minute so it had to be canceled. All our stuff and gear were already packed and ready to go. After the SEAIR folks broke to us the bad news, they asked ‘Wanna go to Boracay instead?’ We all said yes!

Boracay Beach

White Beach, Boracay Beach (Photo by Gail dela Cruz-Villanueva)

So off we go to White Beach, Boracay (December 19-21). Surprisingly, there were not too many people at that time of the month. It wasn’t too sunny and hot as I hope it would be. So what did we do there? Lemme see… since most of our companions are aspiring food bloggers too, we did a lot of eating here and there.

We visited and dined at places like Bulabog beach where people do kite surfing, Gasthof – Boracay’s famous babyback ribs, Bugs Grill where we had lunch buffet for only P200, and the one-of-a-kind Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant located in Station 1 to name a few. We stayed at the lovely and very affordable Taj Guesthouse located along Station 2 just a few meters away from D’Mall. (Will provide more details about these places we visited in another blog post soon).

Boracay coconut trees

Kite surfing in Bulabog Beach in Boracay

Kasbah Flavors of Morocco

SEAIR flies regularly to Boracay via Caticlan. For reservations, you can get your tickets through the SEAIR call center +632 849.0100 or log on to the SEAIR website to reserve online.