#Restaurants, Boracay Island

AQUA Boracay: The Secret of Boracay’s Best Day Pool Club!

Aqua Boracay is the best Day Pool Club in Boracay not only because of its Pool Party events but because it serves one of the best Spanish-inspired beach cuisines by Chef Chele Gonzales of Gallery by Chele fame.

Most people miss out on Aqua because they think it’s an exclusive private club where there’s nothing to do if there are no pool party events. Some think it is closed for construction. What they don’t know is that this is, in fact, one of the best places to eat and enjoy a pool party in the New Boracay.

Here are the secrets of the best day pool club in Boracay…

 

First Things First

It is easily accessed via e-trikes (₱120 special trip) passing through the back end of Balabag Lake at the back of D’Mall.

The Day Pool Club is open but the rooms are still under construction.

AQUA BORACAY
Bulabog Beach, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay 5608, Malay, Aklan
Day Pool Club Operating Hours: Open Daily 11.00 am – 8.00pm
Telephone: +63 (36) 288-1536 / 288-1999
Email[email protected]
FacebookAqua Boracay
Instagram: @aquaboracay
Websitehttps://www.aquaboracay.com/

Aqua is located at the beachfront along the back beach called Bulabog.

This part of the island is nice during high tide and feels like a hideaway from the busy White Beach.

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#Restaurants, Boracay Island

LOS INDIOS BRAVOS: Why You Have to Try the Best English Pub in Boracay

What I like about Los Indios Bravos is that it features the signature pub food recipes of Chef Kenneth Cacho and Chef Norbert Gandler of ISCAHM fame while celebrating the best of all-Filipino Craft Beers (on tap), Brown and White Spirits of the Philippines at the same time. Most importantly, it pays tribute to “Los Indios Bravos”—the Brave Natives of the 1800’s, Filipino intellectuals and warrior-poets and the Tirol Family of Boracay Island.

Bong Tirol, Martin Jickain and wife Maggie Tirol established the new Los Indios Bravos hidden at the back of White House in the New Boracay.

We tried most of the food and drinks, and here are our favorites that you should not miss at the island’s best English pub…

 

LOS INDIOS BRAVOS BORACAY
Located at White House Boracay, Station 1
Opening Hours: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +63 36 288-2803
Mobile: +63 917 176-4294
Facebook@Los Indios Bravos Boracay
Instagram: @losindiosbravosboracay
Websitehttps://indiosbravosboracay.com/

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Pampanga

AQUA PLANET Pampanga Reboot: Better Food with Air-conditioned Cabanas!

So happy to be back at the new and improved Aqua Planet with the boys.

We loved the modern water park rides, the filtered water and the water fun for kids of all ages.

After they closed the park for a reboot, they now have better food, air-conditioned cabanas and better safety standards for the rides. You’ll love it!


First Things First

Aqua Planet is the most modern water theme park in the Philippines and one of the biggest of its kind in Asia.

Aqua Planet houses four (4) state-of-the-art filtration systems that cater to specific areas of the facility, all capable of monitoring the PH level, chlorine level and other measurements to ensure safe and clean water inside the water park.

AQUA PLANET
Bounded by J.P. Rizal Avenue, J.P. Laurel Avenue and Prince Balagtas Avenue
Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Operating Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, daily (Last admission: 4:00pm)
(Please check closure schedule due to weather conditions, scheduled maintenance or private events.)
Telephone: +632 649-8500
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @aquaplanetph
Instagram@aquaplanetph
Website: http://www.aquaplanet.ph

Weekdays: Kids (₱750), Adults (₱950) Weekends/Holidays: Kids (₱980), Adults (₱1,180)

Although the price is the same, you can skip the queues with Klook, especially on weekends.

Check out Aqua Planet Waterpark Admission Ticket in Clark via Klook.

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Osteria Daniele BGC: Kicking Off the Osteria Game in Manila

Osteria is a casual Italian neighborhood bistro that serves simple pasta, meat specialties (definitely no pizza) and wine. Osteria Daniele, named after one of the partners of the Bistronomia group of Rambla fame, kicks off the battle of Osteria in Manila.

Here’s what our team thinks of Osteria Daniele in Manila…

OSTERIA DANIELE
Ground Floor, Tower 1, High Street Corporate Plaza
9th Ave. corner 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +63 915 874-5792
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: OsteriaDanielePH
Instagram: @osteriadanieleph
Websitewww.bistronomia.ph

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Japan

Kansai, Japan Itinerary! Exploring Osaka, Nara and Mie using the Kintetsu Railway Pass!

Let’s chase the cherry blossoms of Kansai!

Kansai or Western Japan is an area that includes Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Mie.

In spring, the region transforms into this beautiful destination filled with a sea of cherry blossom trees awash with all shades of pink.

Besides cherry blossom viewing, our itinerary also included other attractions in each city we passed by. We skipped Kyoto for this trip, mainly because we’ve been there several times, but if you haven’t been to Kyoto, I strongly suggest you add it to your itinerary.

Here’s how you can make the most of your Kansai Pass and save money on your travel budget.

Cherry Blossom Kansai Series:

• Kansai, Japan Itinerary! Exploring Osaka, Nara & Mie using the Kintetsu Railway Pass!
• Visit The Best Cherry Blossom Spot in Japan! (Mt. Yoshino & Nara Park Itinerary)
• Nabano No Sato: Flower Park and Winter Illumination Guide!

Watch Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Sakura Season in Kansai (Vlog)

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Visit The Best Cherry Blossom Spot in Japan! (Mt. Yoshino & Nara Park Itinerary)

Nara is my favorite place to chase Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. Here, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines are filled with this iconic image of a sea of cherry trees!

Nara is also home to Mt. Yoshino where 30,000 cherry blossom trees of different varieties are planted alongside the slope of the mountain, earning its title as Japan’s best cherry blossom spot.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s my quick guide for a day trip to Nara.

Cherry Blossom Kansai Series:

• Kansai, Japan Itinerary! Exploring Osaka, Nara & Mie using the Kintetsu Railway Pass!
• Visit The Best Cherry Blossom Spot in Japan! (Mt. Yoshino & Nara Park Itinerary)
• Nabano No Sato: Flower Park and Winter Illumination Guide!

Watch Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Sakura Season in Kansai (Vlog)

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Nabano No Sato: Flower Park and Winter Illumination Guide!

Japan has one of the most dazzling light displays, transforming their garden and cities into dazzling dreamlands adorned with thousands of colorful lights and  larger-than-life cosmic illuminations.

But did you know that a place near the city of Nagoya holds the biggest illumination display in all of Japan?

Nabano No Sato is a botanical garden plus theme park located in the Mie Prefecture. People from all over the world flock to this garden to witness the variety of vegetation and the fields of gorgeous flowers! But what everybody’s excited about is when, come nighttime, the 8 million LED bulbs light up and transform the gardens into a twinkling wonderland complete with magical light tunnels and animated light shows.

Nabano No Sato
駒江漆畑-270 長島町 Kuwana, Mie 511-1144, Japan
Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Website: www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp

Cherry Blossom Kansai Series:

• Kansai, Japan Itinerary! Exploring Osaka, Nara & Mie using the Kintetsu Railway Pass!
• Visit The Best Cherry Blossom Spot in Japan! (Mt. Yoshino & Nara Park Itinerary)
• Nabano No Sato: Flower Park and Winter Illumination Guide!

Watch Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Sakura Season in Kansai (Vlog)

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Epicurean Thai: Chef Ja of Benjarong x Chef Noom of Chim by Siam Wisdom x Gran Monte Wine Dinner

This Thai wine dinner last May 3 at Benjarong, Dusit Thani Manila was quite impressive.

Dubbed as “Epicurean: A Thai Gastronomic Journey,” it featured Thanintorn Chantharawan “Chef Noom” of Michelin-starred restaurant Chim by Siam Wisdom; Visootha Lohitnavy “Nikki,” oenologist and winemaker of GranMonte; and Watcharapon Yongbanthom “Chef Ja,” Benjarong Manila’s Thai Chef de Cusine.

We enjoyed the dinner so much. Plus, it gave us a new appreciation of fine Thai cuisine in Manila.

Here’s a photo essay of the gastronomic Thai dinner at Benjarong…

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#Philippines

Announcing… Digital Masterclass by Anton Diaz (Batch 2 – Now Open!)

Digital Marketing Masterclass

Target Audience: Professionals, Business Owners,  Marketers even with zero experience in digital marketing.
Schedule: Saturdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Workshops 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at SMX Aura, Meeting Room #1

This masterclass teaches the fundamental insights on marketing as digital storytelling and how to tell your stories on different platforms using SEO, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. It’s better if you have zero knowledge of digital marketing so that you can absorb the mindset quickly than someone who has to unlearn first, before understanding how to market online in 2019 and beyond. You’ll learn from me, Our Awesome Planet Team, and our digital expert friends who are committed to making you successful in the digital space.


29 June 2019, Saturday
Digital Story Telling & Marketing Techniques
How to market and tell your stories online effectively and profitably?

Early Early Bird Rate:

Masterclass: ₱6,500/person ₱4,500/person
+ Workshop: ₱8,500/person ₱6,500/person

Sign Up here: Digital Marketing Enrollment Form

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SHAKE SHACK Philippines: Menu, Prices and PH Exclusive Items!

Shake Shack Ph will open on May 10!

Here are the prices, menu, and exclusive items at the first Philippine Shake Shack located in Central Square BGC!

Not only are we excited with the food, the reasonable price points, but also the Philippine exclusive items! From Ube Shakes, Calamansi Limoneade and of course the yummy ube and calamansi pie concretes!

Shake Shack founded by Danny Meyer has been around since opening in 2004 in New York City and probably is best known for the cult following of its burgers and frozen custard shakes. It’s slow fast-food, so expect big flavors, and a pretty pricey bill not like your usual Mc Donald’s order. That’s mainly because they serve quality 100% Angus beef burgers.

Check out our top favorites…

SHAKE SHACK PH
Central Square, Taguig, Metro Manila
Facebook: shakeshackph

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