Our Awesome Planet

Our Awesome Planet

May 28, 2010

What's New in Boracay in 2010? (Part 1 of 2)

May 28, 2010

What's New in Boracay in 2010? (Part 1 of 2)

Sunset Paraw!

We will always love Boracay despite the fact that some people already dismiss it because it is overdeveloped and regarded as an ecological disaster.

We love it not only because of its night life and endless parties night after night, we love it because of the "Boracay Spirit" of living life to the fullest and communing with nature in all its glorious beauty. Everyone who visits Boracay imbibes this spirit, and those who get addicted to it decide to stay on the island.

Every year, Boracay tries to reinvent itself. Here is what's new in the ever-changing scene in Boracay...

Related BORACAY Blog Posts:

1. The Battle for the Best Resort Experience in Boracay!

What's New in Boracay-44
Asya Premier is the latest challenger in providing the best resort experience in Boracay. It is situated at the farthest end of Station 3. Besides having a stunning view of the sunset, it also offers P40/beer, buy-1-take-1 drinks promo during happy hour, and an option to get three tapas for the price of P450 for pulutan.

It's creating a buzz because of its secluded location along the white beach, certified yummy food, and nice villas. Some of the locals don't patronize it because the mountain was allegedly bulldozed to give way to the resort.

Discovery Suites continues to provide the best resort experience in Boracay. You'll be pampered all the way -- from the minute you check in to the moment you check out. The service is impressive because your room is fixed every time you go out, and it's proactive too as attendants anticipate and provide what you need.

Most foodies agree that Discovery Suites has the best buffet on the island, maybe except for Friday's Seafood Buffet every Friday. Its impeccable service, delicious food, and great location right along Station 1 of the white beach make it a winner.

What's New in Boracay-26


I haven't been to Shangri-La Boracay yet, but a lot of people say that the entire resort is awesome. However, I haven't heard any raves about the food in any of the restaurants in Shangri-La. Although it has its own mini cove and beach, I'd think nothing beats going to a resort that's already along the main beach.

Poll: For you, which provides the best resort experience in Boracay?
a. Asya Premier
b. Discovery Suites Boracay
c. Shangri-La Boracay

2. Latest Shopping Destinations

What's New in Boracay-35
Islands Souvenirs' latest offering is a customized Love Boracay Shirt, where you can put your name (or any name for that matter). The service is fast, and you can get your shirt within the day.

What's New in Boracay-45
Yes, the Mango Outlet Store is now in Boracay. Apparently, this little outlet is becoming a tourist destination in itself.

3. Latest Aqua Sports and Activities in Boracay

Riding the Zorb has become a must-try activity for the people who visit Boracay. There are two kinds of Zorb Rides: the hydro ride (1-3 persons) and the harness ride (1-2 persons). The hydro ride is more fun because you jump inside a mini pool of water inside the zorb and you don't rotate with the ball (like in the harness ride, where you are strapped down).

What's New in Boracay-18
The coolest thing about it is you can let the Zorb roll over you. It's not painful -- it's just like a soft, pillow-y ball running over you.

What's New in Boracay-5What's New in Boracay-21What's New in Boracay-30_MG_3242

Helmet Diving, Parasailing, ATV/Buggy Ride and Sunset Paraw Sailing are the top activities to do in Boracay. The Banana Boat and Flying Fish rides are still on the list, too. Boracay now has a 320-meter zip line inside Fairways, but it still has basic service issues so I would not recommend it yet.

4. Chef Andre is taking Dos Mestizos to the Next Level

What's New in Boracay-22
Chef Andre is leading the way in providing a youthful vibe to one of the longest-running, top restaurants in Boracay. They launched their bottled tapas so that you can enjoy and take the Dos Mestizos experience back with you to Manila. You can also see Dos Mestizos active on Facebook. Every Monday night is Rockeoke night; on other nights, you are free to jam using the instruments available in the restaurant.

Dos Mestizos Dos Mestizos Dos Mestizos Dos Mestizos
A visit to Boracay is never complete without savoring the Dos Mestizos tapas. Among our favorites are the Homemade Chorizo, Callos con Garbanzos, Blue Cheese Croquettes, and Boquerones (Fresh Anchovies aged in Olive Oil).

What's New in Boracay-23 Best Sangria
Don't go home without tasting their paella, which is voted as the best paella on the island. You'll often see Chef Andre's girlfriend, Caroline, serving the paella. They remind me of Chef Claude and Mary Ann Tayag's tag team in Bale Dutung.

Did you know that they also serve one of the best sangrias on the island? This is why Dos Mestizos in Boracay should definitely be on the must-try list for any tourist in Boracay!

Related BORACAY Blog Posts:

Live an Awesome Life,

anton  signature 
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
Call or Text Me: +63917 5683-627 (LOVE-OAP)
Follow Me FacebookTwitterFlickrYout


comments powered by Disqus