Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beach Getaway : Boracay

I'm so sorry I didn't let you guys know that I've changed my blog url to www.ashohtonic.blogspot.com, so many people thought I've removed my blog. Oh nuuuu I din't, I still blog. But I feel blessed that people still read my blog even I din't really update.
I've no idea why previously I set my blog link as ash-oh-tonic, it's like so many dash and people will like " WHUT? " totally forget what's your blog url after asking. The dash is like too much and unnecessary right? Please do subscribe me again with my new blog url on your reading list, Thank you so much.

So.... Yeah. Back to topic, today I gonna blog about my boracay trip. Yah, I know right it's like suddenly so many people been to boracay for holiday hah. I guess boracay is one of the hit island this year? I went there for 4 days 3 nights what I can say is not enough time to explore the whole island :( The first and last day totally wasted because it takes 2 days to travel to and fro, it's not like once you have reach the airport you can straight away take boat to the island. At first we thought it was just a short journey from Kalibo airport to boracay island. However, nope! It was a super long journey to reach that place! It took us 3/4 hours? Two and a half hours bus to the jetty, few mins from jetty to hotel. Imagine after 3 hours of flight still have to take all these aiks. I advice you guys not to take 4 days trip it's better to take a week. Humph... I should have stay there for a week!

The total cost for this trip was about malaysia ringgit 5.5k for two person. 3k plus for accommodation and flights then the rest was food and water sports. Worth right? Not too expensive. I'm stayed at The District hotel, one of the best hotel on my first time visiting Boracay. I highly recommend this hotel for couples, families and anyone lol. The hotel is clean, new, good service, great location near to D'mall and near to most of the attractions on Boracay hot spots  I can say, cause it's located between station one and three.

I feel kinda surprised when I first arrived boracay island, because the whole island was surrounded by koreans. It's like I'm in a korea's island instead of a well known tourist spot island LOL you get what I mean? Really, even their menus were translated with hangul and those workers do speak simple korean. They'll greet you with " Annyeonghaseyo " whoever who is asian haha so funny!

Oh, I haven't mention yet. I travelled with my boyfriend hehe incase you guys are wondering who is that guy. Luckily most of the food we had in Boracay was surprisingly good, we looked like we went for a food trip in boracay

Restaurant // Gasthof
Had seafood and pig ribs for dinner after a long journey on the first night. Definitely must order their Gasthof back ribs if you visit Gasthof (Price: PHP 700 for full) One of the best ribs in Boracay

Wet Market // D'Talipapa
A very special market that allow you to buy fresh seafood and have them cooked in nearby restaurants that accept cooking service ( cooking fee is at 140 php/kg ). It's a great experience to visit here but just this once because to be honest it's consider pricey. As in I'm the kind of person who don't go to the market that's why it's really hard for me to bargain with them, I've no idea what's the market price for seafood. I guess the safest way is bargain with them about 30 to 40% lower with the price offer by them 

Sweet and spicy calms , cheese baked lobster and grill squid 

Restaurant // Titos Resto & Grill
If you are looking for Filipino food in the island, you can try Titos. They serve filipino dishes with a modern twist such as from different Filipino favorites and culture cuisine. We wanted to order more food from their menu but at that time we were too full.

Must try their famous Carbonara Pizza one of Titos best sellers and Hunghang chicken

Restaurant // Paupatri 
LOL finally a picture of me and him " Hi! ". Here's another resto that serve delicious Filipino dishes, but it's a bit hard to find it because it's a hidden haven amongst the busy nightlife in station two as it involves traversing an extremely narrow alley and some distance from Boracay's White Way. Oh yah and it's better to come here with a bunch of friends/family because they serve in big portions of food. 

Yup that's all of the dining places we've been. Now, some chill out spots in boracay

Bar // Epic
Definitely a place for those who love to party! Those people with yellow tee were from the pubcrawl, I didn't know what is pubcrawl until that night lol It's actually an activity which you can meet a lot of different people in a single night while going from one bar or “pub” to another, sounds interesting uh

At first we decided to sit outdoor instead of inside because we just want to have wine and chill more than partying but the music was so good inside it tempted us to get in for a while ha! 

Bar // I don't remember the name but it's just right beside our hotel
Hookah at the beach was an amazing experience so chilling and relaxing, I love it. I know hookah isn't good for health but who cares? It's time to get a break YOLO

Hookah with some good music performances

Restaurant & Cafe // Wrap 'n Roll Spider House
We've been here twice, one of my favorite chill out spot among all. It's actually a sushi bar but we didn't try their sushi, we just went here for a cuppa drink and some light desserts

The view is breathtaking as you overlook the ocean, and feel the openness of the resto welcome the air and natural light. I just want to stay here forever 

Their fluffy banana pancake, thumbs up

Snack Bar // Jonah's Fruit Shake 
 After a long day of water sporting, this is like heaven. Healthy and cheap ice blended juice 

Mango fruitshake and Banana milk fruitshake

Cafe // Real Coffee and Tea Cafe
They said this is one of the famous muffin in Boracay, but for me it taste so-so not what I've expected hump... maybe I'm not a big fan of muffins

Calamansi Muffin with Cold Calamansi drink

See I told ya, it's like a food trip right? hah! But I did went for water sporting ok, not only food. All thanks to the shitty weather, we didn't managed to go for cliff jumping and some other water sports. Because it's was pouring everyday booo.

Luckily we managed to sail along the blue sea

No cliff jumping? It's okay, we went for scuba diving. It was my first time diving and I fall in love with it. It was extremely fun! I guess I want to get diving license next time, it's a totally different world in the sea I loving it. 

Did you see a school of fish? 

This picture is to prove that I don't know how to dive hahaha! The tutor dragged me around for the whole time, so funny but I feel bad for him. I think he is madly tired after that dive.

Super awkward hand pose when you don't know how to dive LOL

Last but not least, my OOTD // matching print tops and bottoms for my beachwear look

Palm print top and bottom // Motel Rocks

Yellow tiger print // Bangkok

Swimwear // Triangl

Okay I guess that's all about my boracay trip, I think this is my first longest blog post I've ever blogged. It was a lovely beach getaway with my boyfriend and thank you my love for treating me like a princess

I hope you guys enjoy reading it and find it interesting. I love traveling and hopefully I can travel more to blog about it heh. 

By the way, I'll be going to Korea on September. Do you guys wish to read something like this about my upcoming korea trip? Do let me know! I can't believe I'm going to Korea omg *check one off the bucket list* SO EXCITED


  1. Hi Ash! Glad that you still blog! ❤️ The video just too cool! Can I know what apps you use to edit the video? Did you use iphone to do all the recording? Hope will get your reply soon! ;) xoxo ❤️

  2. Yes yes yes yes for the Korea trip!!!! I've been there December last year with my family but we didn't plan all that much so it feels like we didn't do much either TT small tip, if you ever go somewhere winter and want to go skiing, don't. Waste money only because skiing need to learn but still suck at it TT try sledding xD can't wait for your Korea posttttt!

  3. :D thanks for sharing! pls do blog about ur korea trip

  4. Hi Ashley! your underwater pictures are so clear! would you mind to share what waterproof device you use to capture such amazing pics? as I'm searching for a good :(

  5. Hi Ashley! your underwater pictures are so clear! would you mind to share what waterproof device you use to capture such amazing pics? as I'm searching for a good one :/

  6. Great Photos! Thanks for sharing! So excited to try the Island activities! See you also The Orient Beach Boracay! very cozy and peaceful place to stay! Heard that was only 5 mins ride away from the world famous white Beach! Got a great deal with the cost! thank you so much. Cant wait to see you! ;)

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  9. It seems that you guys had a great vacay! I was at Boracay last month. Couldn't resist not taking a photo with the beautiful scenery! My family and I stayed at 7 Stones Boracay Suites--one of the best boracay beach resort . It was really one for the books! The room was huge and the staff are really accommodating!

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