I had a wonderful weekend! My sister treated the entire family to stay at Discovery Shores Boracay for the weekend. She’s so sossy, noh?! This is my first time to stay in this hotel. Also, the last time I went to Boracay was more than 5 years ago. It was a great weekend, too, since Zeeka also had her first plane ride and her first ‘beach’ trip.
First of all, since Zeeka needed to have an ID with her, I had to get a passport from DFA. I applied at their branch in SM Megamall. The entire process only took me around 30 minutes since they offer an express lane for infants, senior citizens, pregnant ladies and people with disabilities. Check out Zeeka’s first passport photo. Isn’t she just so cute?!
We took PAL for our flight to and from Boracay. I paid around Php 35K+ for three adults (with yaya) and one child. For those bringing a baby, I paid around Php 800 for Zeeka for her fare.
During the whole trip (both going and coming back from Boracay), Zeeka was very good! She did not cry at all. When I was not breastfeeding her, she was just playing with the little foldable table attached to the seat infront of her.
We arrived in Caticlan in less than 1 hour. We were driven (5 minute drive) to the waiting area for our shuttle that would send sail us to the island of Boracay. Discovery Shores had a very nice boat. It was covered and also had aircon. They gave us bottled water and cookies during the boat ride. We also had cute bracelets which they gave out upon our arrival at the airport.
When we got to the island, there was a van waiting for us which brought us to our hotel. The drive was around 20 minutes. Every time we would enter any van of Discovery Shores, the driver would greet all of us and say his name and offer us mints. It was so impressive and very professional!
When we arrived, this is what greeted us. Check out our room! My sister got a two bedroom suite premier for us to stay in. Do check out the different rooms here: http://discoveryhotels-resorts.com/discoveryshores/accommodations
The room cost around Php56,000 plus but that already accommodated my mom, dad, sister, my husband, yaya, Zeeka and me. We stayed there for 3 days and two nights. What I love about the hotel is that they offer free shuttle service for guests if they plan to go to places. We had ourselves brought to D’Mall and even Shangri-la (but we had to pay going to the latter because it was far).
So what did we do in Boracay. We just wanted to relax so basically we swam, ate, swam, relaxed under the sun, ate, swam, relaxed under the evening sky, walked around, etc. These were some of the things that we did…
Zeeka loved the water, but she hated sand. She kept on curling her toes up and whined when I tried to make her stand on the sand. She loved the water though. It was amazing that she already knew how to raise her butt and paddle in the water. I thought those moves were taught by a swimming instructor.
We also ate dinner at Shangri-la Boracay. The place was huge and really impressive. It was far from the main beach though so the place was really for those honeymooners or people who want to relax. Although, they also offer shuttle services if you want to go to the main beach to parteeeh!
Lovely place right! I would love to try staying at Shangri=la Boracay even for just one night! 🙂 I would love to see all of the facilities and swim in their pool. I got to see the pool area, but it was evening when we visited so I couldn’t see it very clearly. The place was so serene though. I haven’t asked how much the rates are though. Service was excellent, too!
It was good break from all the stress and the worry. It was a good birthday for my sister. I wish that this year will be better than last year for her. I wish her good health, success in her career and I hope that she already gets to meet the man for her this year (someone who would truly love her and who would make her happy). Happy birthday, my dear sister! I love you! We love you! 🙂