Knowing Boracay as being one of the most visited islands in the Philippines due to the homey metro vibe and wild nightlife, also have been occupied by different crowds, including various foreign groups, it’s not a surprise when you visit Boracay within the months of March to July finding it jam packed but who would ever thought we could have such a peaceful and serene vacation?
Last time I was in Boracay (May 2016 – a month ago before this trip), it wasn’t calm at all. It was intensely wild and epic. It was during Labor weekend in the Philippines when people from all over the world traveled to Boracay to witness the LaBoracay fest. The whole main white beach was crowded, filled with manila locals, foreigners and people all around the country to party, the whole island was jam-packed but then when the LaBoracay surge ended, people had no reason to travel back to Boracay. Little did we know that this island is also a perfect spot to just relax and rejuvenate after a month of stress. Just after the summer season here in the Philippines, I was loaded with work and personal errands which caused a lot of tension that I’m never actually used to. Luckily in the middle of my anxiety, I was invited by Kuya Melo
to go back to this island during mid July for a relaxing vacation with a few of my co bloggers namely Kat Valdez
, Michael Macalos
, Mike Miguel
, Nicole Aguinaldo
and Say Alonzo
Last July 23-25, 2016, I had a different kind of adventure, one that doesn’t include too much activity. Usually, I’m the type of person who would prefer getting my hands dirty rather than just keeping calm in one place, but I guess I need more relaxation than I thought. I had the time of my life just by sipping fruit shakes by the pool, partying in a cruiser, having dinner at Boracay’s finest restaurants, having the most rejuvenating massage of my life and being able to stay in one of the most peaceful beach resorts in Boracay.
Here’s a summary of our 3 day itinerary courtesy to Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort
As soon as we arrived in our hotel, we settled down, freshened up, ate breakfast and prepped up for the activities planned for the day.
First activity was the mermaid swimming lessons, I really wanted to try it because I heard we get to wear mermaid tails!
Rieseling Boracay in cooperation with Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy
Ever since I was a kid I wanted to become a mermaid, and this is me living the dream! It was just a quick basic lesson, most of our time was spent taking photos with our mermaid tails. After the mermaid swimming lessons in our resort, the owners invited us to eat dinner at Mama’s Fish House at Diniwid Beach.
Although there weren’t photographs of the food, I could say that it was very delicious I had food coma after feeding myself too much! Everything was just fantastic, I must recommend this place. A peaceful way to have dinner, away from all the noise.
Day 2We woke up early and had breakfast in our Hotel, right after we went to Mandala Spa & Villas to have a full body massage.
The place is so Instagram worthy! Plus, the massage was heaven, aroma is very relaxing, even the music kept my mind at ease. A must visit spa in Boracay!
Tita Tootsie’s Place: Villa Contessa De Boracay
Tita Tootsie is a good friend of the owners if Rieseling, her home is a private rest house also located in the peaceful side of Boracay which is in Bulabog Beach. She had our group there for lunch, with home cooked meals, a wonderful home with very pleasing interiors and an awesome view.
Right after lunch, we head straight to the white beach so we could register at Sun Cruisers and party in a boat!
Sun Cruisers, Boracay’s famous two-story party boat with a gigantic slide, good music and cocktails is perfect for millennials like me. I enjoyed this among all the activities basically because there was a giant slide (best thing ever for adrenaline junkies like me), and I get to swim in open water (that’s all I care about).
Last activity in our itinerary was to party specifically in Epic. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take photos in Epic for the blog because usually I’m having too much fun, I forget about work. I also never take party photos for the blog, but when I do take photos I post it on Twitter and on Snapchat only.
Since I have no photos to share to you guys, I will just tell you what happened. We had the VIP tables, and we went there with the Tita’s of Manila or Boracay (the owner of Rieseling), I should say and they were the ones encouraging us to have fun, dance and drink. They were so chill, like my parents who allows me to do the same thing. After a few drinks and a shot of Jagermeister, my friends and I were in the dance floor making friends. That time I met a few people outside my squad namely, Trish Bongco and Manuel, her German Swiss boyfriend (which are now both my super close friends).
That ends my day 2.
This day was our free time, we were all tired and got a hangover but we took this time to shoot photos for blog content, but then this was the day I got sick. I just slept the whole day in the hotel, didn’t eat anything cause I lost my appetite, Tita Gigi one of the owners offered me medicine and left a pitcher of water and a glass beside my bed so I could hydrate myself. Despite of being so sick, I appreciate how caring they are and how they check up on me time to time.
Of course, every end of my adventure post I will always rate the hotel where I stayed so that you guys would know what to expect and be informed in case you want to book!
Overall Hotel Review for Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort
So far, this has been the most relaxing trip ever! Despite of my illness, I can say this was one for the books!
This trip is sponsored by Sky Jet Airlines & Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort