This trip was my first trip to Boracay – believe it or not! I like going to the beach but somehow I’ve never been to Boracay. So I’m going to give you a perspective from a Boracay first-timer.
Boracay is so popular that I think I’m the only one I know who’s never been there. And a lot of people keep telling me that Boracay is not that nice anymore and all other reasons why I shouldn’t go there.
But based on my trip, I would say, of all the beaches I’ve been too - (Palawan, Ilocos, Batangas, Puerto Galera, Bantayan, Cebu, Sentosa, Sabah, etc… ) I still think Boracay is the best I’ve been to yet. Hubby’s been to Phuket and still prefers Boracay.
The white sand in Boracay is something I don’t think I’ve ever encountered in a beach before. It’s like polvoron or even powder! And I love that you can go out far into the water and still have the water come only up to your knees. That’s important for me because hubby and son can’t swim and I don’t want to have to constantly worry about them being washed away by the undercurrent. What’s more there are not much stones to hurt your feet when walking on the sand.
I’d understand why westerners would love to stay there. It’s like a secret paradise hideout.
We stayed at True Home hotel in Station 1. For me, a person not so fond of crowds – especially at the beach, staying at station 1 was probably the key to my having a blast.
The hotel had a beach front and our room – the Junior Suite - was facing the beach and had its own private balcony. As soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you are greeted by the view of the beach! (without having to see the people and them seeing you)