It’s been a week since we left Boracay and I haven’t told you about the place where we stayed. If you have read about our disastrous first journey then I have more shocking events after that. By the way, I’m writing this in my Galaxy Note so bear with my spelling mistakes please.
Anyway, let me back up a bit. A week before we arrived in Boracay we already paid a deposit for the place we will be staying in. My brother-in-law, Anthony, asked his friends’ recommendations for good places to stay. We wanted a place with a kitchen so we could cook in Boracay. We would be staying there for 7 days and food is the most expensive in our budget and we wanted to save a bit. This accommodation’s name, let’s just call in S, came up. So my BIL and his wife called the place for more info. To make a story short we agreed to rent a 2-room accommodation with a kitchen for P5,500 per night. A week before we left BIL sent P5000 as downpayment to reserve the place.
Sunday came and off we went to Boracay. I already told you that our flight was delayed and the trip was long so we arrived at the beach after 6 hours instead of only what should have been a 4-hour journey. The sun has already set and everything was dark. The electricity also went off but it came back soon after. When we arrived we were so tired and couldn’t wait to see the place we were to stay in for seven days. We opened the door and we saw the kitchen and the living room. Then we saw one room and it was spacious. Then we realized that something important was missing. There was NO second room!
We immediately confronted the person my BIL talked to over the phone. We told her we reserved for an accommodation with two rooms. She said she was clear when she told us there was a kitchen and only ONE room. Hubby, who was still sick, was really pissed. He was looking forward to have a rest after the long journey. But it was already night so we decided to stay for the night and just look for another place to stay. But first we had to eat dinner first.
We were at Station 2 and D’ Talipapa, Boracay’s version of wet market, was only walking distance away. We went there for dinner and ate at Andok’s. Their prices were not bad, just a few pesos higher than their Manila price. We were so hungry we ate our dinner like hungry elephants.
Anyway, our bad luck ended there because that same night we found a resort named, Facebook Resort and that’s where we stayed for the next 7 days. Will tell you more about that later.
But first here are some lessons on the best way to find for the perfect accommodation in Boracay based on our experiences.
How to Find the Best Accommodation in Boracay according to your Budget
- Do your research online. Whenever we have an out-of-town trip I always go to Agoda.com to check for our possible accommodation. For customer reviews, I read the reviews on TripAdvisor.com. That’s how I found Dao Diamond Hotel on our Bohol trip last year. To this day, we are still raving about our stay there.
- Ask your friends for recommendations but instead of a phone call, put everything you agreed upon in writing. What happened in our Boracay trip would have been avoided if we corresponded through email instead of just a telephone call.
- If you are not sure of your accommodation then reserve for only one night. Do not pay in full so that if anything goes wrong you can still transfer to another place. When we arrived at Boracay we were blown away at how many hotels there are to choose from. Everywhere we look there were places vacant. We were able to haggle personally and in the end, we were satisfied with what we paid.
To sum it up, I now know why Boracay is one of the top destinations in the world. It’s because it is so tourist friendly. You will never run out of choices whether it’s accommodation, things to do, restaurants to eat, or places to shop – it’s all in Boracay! Take advantage of this variety. There are lots of choices that would satisfy all people in all walks of life.