Beach Happy

September 21, 2015

Bamboo Banana Boracay

September 18, 2015






Bamboo Banana Boracay is a cute little house located in Boracay’s station 1 area. The owner, my friend Miguelito, turned his property into a colorful, homey and fun vibe for foreigners who prefer or like to travel off the path. Away from the beach front, it takes about 8 minutes to walk from the house to the pristine white sand beach strip Boracay is known for. Yes, there are loads of accommodations in the beach front area – from hostels to budget rooms to 5 star hotels. But if you want to try something different and see the residential and quieter side of Boracay, then you will like this place. It’s simple but very homey. The bathrooms are decent and newly renovated, the bed is comfortable and there’s even a balcony where you can dry your wet suits and shirts. Spread all throughout the house are inspiring anecdotes made with Miguelito’s creative touches and every morning, you can sit in the common area, share Bananas (for free!) and stories with your friends and other guests in the house. The house currently has 2 air-conditioned rooms with spacious attics on top (where you can also sleep on a cool hammock and feel the fresh island breeze). Miguelito is very funny, friendly & accommodating so if you wish to stay in Boracay and meet new friends, Miguelito will definitely assist you and tell you funny stories about life in the Philippines.



Welcome to Club Paradise!

September 3, 2015

It was a sunny day. The sky was clear & blue and the clouds were almost nowhere in sight – a great day to be in Paradise!

We (my boyfriend & I) arrived in Busuanga airport after a quick 1 hour flight and we were greeted by 2 smiling men holding a Club Paradise sign. They escorted us to the van that lead us to a nice private boat exclusively for the resort guests. They gave us a sandwich and some bottled water after handing us these shell bracelets with the logo of the resort. I wore that bracelet for the whole 3 days I was there in the island.

Mang Carding, one of the welcome crew that joined us in the boat, has been with Club Paradise for about 20 years already. He started working in Club Paradise when it was still managed by a German man. Now that the Discovery Leisure group acquired the resort a year ago, he is considered one of the original (and popular) employees of the resort.

The second we got to the island, I was ecstatic. The white sand was almost blinding and the staff were all smiling and singing their original song that goes “Welcome to Club Paradise!…” Refreshments were served and a complimentary foot massage was waiting for us outside our beach front cottage. How awesome was that?

The service of this resort is truly 5 stars and I am happy to be able to visit before they fully jump start their Discovery Leisure renovation. The beach front cottage was spacious and cozy, with dark wood flooring, a large bed with white sheets and fluffy pillows, a walk in closet and a modest bathroom – a beach cottage that I have envisioned as I was booking the room online. Though the food menu and quality was not that grand, everything else was superb. From the manager that approached us to say hi, to Mang Carding who took us snorkeling, to the boys that set up the volleyball net and to the staff that taught us towel origami, our stay in Club Paradise was indeed a vacation in Paradise. This definitely won’t be our last visit.






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