The Philippines is a fascinating country. Consisting of over 7,000 islands, this is a part of the world that you can spend months exploring. However if you only have limited time and you’re wanting a bit of a beach holiday, then you are going to end up at queer Boracay.
Boracay is one of the best beaches in Asia, and when you are looking at beach holidays in the Philippines then Boracay is probably the easiest one to get to – normally about a one hour flight from the capital Manila. I was in Manila in June 2014 – spending time with my friends Silba and Deanna (and their young son Harvey).
Caticlan is the airport that services Boracay. Once you land at Caticlan you have to take a short bus trip and then a short ferry ride in order to get to Boracay.
We were staying at Jony’s Beach Resort – friendly and modern, just across the road from the beach. After a couple of margaritas looking out over the water, we strolled along the beach to find somewhere for dinner. The beach is full of bars and restaurants – it reminded me a little bit of Koh Samui in Thailand.