Unplanned trips are usually the best! Last April, me and 2 of my friends decided to go to Boracay for 3 days and 2 nights just right before the Laboracay (Labor day in Boracay) weekend to avoid the party storm and overcrowded beach. We selected Southwest Tours Boracay Inc. to arrange our trip to Boracay so it would be less of a hassle on our part. However, it is really not advisable to book a flight and hotel accommodation 1-2 days before the actual day of trip because it would be more expensive.
We went there to try beach activities that we weren’t able to experience in our past Boracay trips and just unwind, enjoy the fresh sea breeze and its powdery white sand.
During our first day, we decided to just bum around, chill, listen to some music and nap underneath the coconut trees. It was a tiring trip going to Boracay, considering we chose Kalibo bound airline instead of Caticlan. So, we rewarded ourselves with some nice, peaceful and well deserved nap to re-charge our energy for the next activity.
Boracay sunset is something to look forward to and we want to make our sunset viewing more memorable this time. We searched for another option to experience sunset viewing in a different perspective. Parasailing was the best option for that. It was our first time to experience this heart-pounding activity and I must say that it was worth a try! Seeing Boracay in a bird’s-eye view was really one for the books! Experiencing Boracay sunset from above was remarkable and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.
At around 11:30 am the following day, we were scheduled to have some cliff diving, kayaking and snorkeling activities at Ariel’s Point. It was a 30-45 minute ride from the white beach accompanied with overflowing drinks and good music.
We thought that cliff diving would be a piece of cake since it looked so shallow from afar. But our first glimpse of the drop zone from the cliff’s diving board gave us a different perception and sudden adrenaline rush. This activity was quite extreme and not for the weak. The Ariel’s Point offers 5 different levels from 3m to 15m high with wooden plank as diving board extending out to the sea. There were stairs at the side of the cliff surrounded with rock-coral formation going to the top where huts, bar and diving area were located.
Without a second thought, I tried the 8m and 15m jump. It was fun but the impact of water could really hurt some part/s of your body. So, be extra careful on how you’ll do the landing to avoid bruises afterwards.
They also served BBQ buffet lunch and unlimited drinks throughout the activity until 04:00 pm.
The time was sufficient to try other activities such as snorkeling and kayaking.
For our last day, we decided to just stroll around the beach and do some souvenir shopping while waiting for our service to Kalibo Airport.
Despite the 4-hours delay in our flight due to No Fly Zone for President Obama’s departure from NAIA Terminal, we all had a great time and experience in Boracay. I will definitely go back next year, hopefully for #Laboracay2015 🙂