This post is part of a series on our trip to Boracay in December 2012, during my four-week home leave. This is my second chance to visit this island paradise, while it’s a first time for Buboy. And we were both looking forward to experiencing that indeed, It’s More Fun in The Philippines!
Dec 11 (Tue)
1140 am. Our short boat transfer dropped us at Cagban Port. We rode a shared tryke, paid Php 20/pax and went down in front of Boracay Tropics, Station 2 near-end.
Went straight the narrow street (leading to the beach) and just a few meters reached our Boracay accommodation, B & B Beach Resort.
I booked B & B via Agoda based on price competitiveness and siempre positive reviews. It was actually as described in its reviews, “bungalows within a garden.” Buhay probinsya freshness ang peg, at dahil promdi ako, i like! 🙂
Usually, 2pm ang check-in but Ate gladly let us in our cottage / bungalow early. Salamat po!
So instead of a just 3×3 mtr room in a concrete building, we had a whole bungalow made of bamboo and nipa with a balcony/terrace, all to ourselves! Door and window had screens, no mosquito bothered us during our stay.
Also, I loved that our “floor” was made of bamboo slats which made us not worry about slipping or messing it so much when we come in from the beach a bit sandy / dripping wet, 🙂
Our bungalow’s good for 3 pax, it had 1 double bed & 1 single bed and ensuite bath (cold shower only)with basic toiletries and free WIFI. Hot water also avail free, upon request. They gave us one whole thermos sa room, LOL!
The room had a strong, working ceiling fan, which we almost didn’t need anyway because it was cool all the time. Maginaw pa nga sa madaling araw e, brrrr! But if you insist with AC, you may do so. They have Deluxe Aircon / Superior Aircon cottage types.
Also, we didn’t have TV, which wasn’t missed. We were either out or asleep anyway. And, nagpunta ka ba ng Boracay para manood ng TV?!? Susmaryosep.
Buboy immediately collapsed in his bed and started snoring almost immediately. :p
As for me, I found these reading materials on the coffee table. Skimmed thru E L James’ novel for a while, then shifted to the tiny, pocket size My Boracay Guide. Which was fantastic! It had very useful info with detailed maps of Stations 1 to 3, D’Mall, the hottest spots, and even special offers /vouchers. Thank you! I did note which places to check out and used the maps during our stay, 🙂
Our cottage set us back by Php 1,071/night, which was, for me, cheap as this is Boracay lah. Where they say everything is expensive and rooms would usually cost around Php 2,000 along Station 2, OK na to.
10 dinars for a private room with ensuite bath, free WIFI and a few minutes walk to White beach, solb na! 🙂
The supposed to be “power nap” turned out to be longer than usual. ZZZZZzzzzzz…