The Sights of Boracay, Philippines

by Vitra on October 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Earlier this year, I purchased roundtrip tickets from Singapore to Boracay for about $175 USD – amazing, right?!

We booked the tickets on a Wednesday for travel on Friday, and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Boracay. We ended up flying to Kalibo, taking a 2.5 hour shuttle bus to Caticlan, and then a 10 minute boat ride to the island.

I’ve seen many beautiful beaches, but those of Boracay, Philippines were among the clearest and most beautiful waters. And even better, the Philippines is WAY cheaper than many countries in the region, including Singapore – which as you know, was voted the most expensive city in the world.

Here are some images taken during my trip:

Kite surfers at Bulabog Beach:Kitesurfing in Boracay

This seems like a good idea:

Husband Day Care

Hard not to keep smiling!

Puka Beach Sail boat

Clarity of water like I’ve never seen before at Puka Beach:


Sunset on White Beach:


Love the tub with the flowers – people are to wash their feet before entering certain places:


Who wants some juice?!?


I had Bangus every morning for breakfast – except one morning when I had pancakes…but honestly, I should have just had the Bangus!


Thinking of the beaches you have been to, which has been your favorite, and why?


Seychelles is made up of various islands and there is no lack of beautiful beaches. While spending a few days on the island of Praslin (the “s” is silent, fyi) we went to Anse Lazio in the north. The drive there was filled was twisting coastline views and clear, blue water as far as the eye could see.

Once we arrived at Lazio beach, we could tell this was a “hotspot” because there were actually other people on the beach – even a professional modeling shoot. In the previous few days in Seychelles, we had many beaches to ourselves so this was quite a change for us. Our taxi driver, Vincent, recommended that we walk all the way down to the far end of the beach to check out the Honesty Bar.

Anse Lazio Beach, The Seychelles


The owner of some property on the beach set up a bar and when he’s not around, he leaves the price list on the table. The idea is that people take their drink of choice, leave the correct amount, and go back down to the beach to enjoy their drink! Honestly, what a GREAT idea!

Honesty Bar Welcome sign

My husband went to check out the bar and ended up having a 30-minute conversation with the owner of the bar. Originally Seychellois, Mr. Alwyn P. Talma, not only thought of this fun bar concept, but he has prime property on one of the most beautiful beaches – and he owns more than 100+ acres of it. He told us a little about how the government has taken him to court a few times because it’s almost unheard of that a private citizen owns so much glorious coastline. A simple man who was eating a baguette and butter sandwich when we met – he walks his two dogs every morning, takes care of guests who stay at the few rooms he’s set up, and is always meeting interesting foreigners.

When in Praslin, go check out the Honesty Bar and try to catch Mr. Talma – he’s such a humble but interesting man.


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