Give mom the priceless gift of experience this year!
Plan a day doing what she loves best–Pamper her with a day at the spa, take her on a luxurious staycation, take her on a lovely brunch, enjoy the summer heat sliding into the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of Taal Lake, or put your brains together and solve a mystery room with the rest of the family!
Here are 10 ideas that will help you make this Mother’s Day one to remember…
THE LIND BORACAY is a Philippine-born 5-star coastal luxury resort in the exclusive part of White Beach in Station 1, offering great food, an elevated infinity pool experience, sea view rooms, and excellent massage services.
It is equipped with 119 rooms, 3 restaurants and a bar, and a signature ballroom overlooking the sunset vista.
Here is a photo essay of our awesome Lind Boracay experience and why you should stay here on your next Boracay escape…
Here are some suggestions on where to stay in Batanes. Whether it’s in the charming rooms of Fundacion Pacita, mid-range inns, or affordable homestays, you’ll surely find one that’ll suit your budget and specific needs!
Already captivated by the beauty of the northernmost tip of the Philippines, the magic of Batanes continues as we discover and experience its food! Find out how yummy authentic Ivatan dishes are–from freshly caught mahi-mahi, flying fish, and lobsters, to grass-fed cows, organic pork, root crops, and vegetables!
Ivatan-style cooking can be described as bland, using only salt, soy sauce, and vinegar as condiments. It’s not hard to see that local Ivatans like to maintain a very healthy lifestyle.
We heard that the South Batan Tour was much more charming than that of North Batan. But how could that be, when we were already captured by the breathtaking landscapes of the North?!
South Batan is where you’ll find everything to love about Batanes–from the marvelous historical man-made structures, natural sceneries, and authentic Ivatan cuisine, down to taking part in the important cultural experience.
The South Batan Tour is a day tour covering the towns of Ivana, Mahatao, and Uyugan. The tour starts early in Mahatao and covers Chawa Viewdeck, San Jose Borromeo Church, Tayid Lighthouse, Diura fishing village, and Racuh a Payaman (Marlboro Country), then starts again after lunch to Imnajbu, Alapad, Uyugan Town, Ivana Town, Honesty Coffee Shop, and the oldest house in Basco.
Here’s our itinerary with Kuya Roger of Bashi Tours, who showed us around South of Basco…
A trip to Batanes is something you’ll have to do at least once in your lifetime. The country’s northernmost province is one of the most sought-after tourism frontiers, gifted with its unique blend of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty, and well-preserved culture!
North Batan consists of the whole of Basco–from the picturesque Valugan boulder beach, Vayang rolling hills, and Basco lighthouse, to the Mount Carmel Chapel, Fundacion Pacita, the Japanese tunnels, and a weather station with a 360 view of the island!
Check out these awesome Batanes scenes from our northern Batan island tour…