There are many things or activities worth your time when you spend your vacation at the powdery white beach in Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines.
But your choice of a hotel is very important to make your weekend stay worth the money and effort in going to the island paradise. So that you might not regret later try to stay at the Seawind Resort in Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island.
At the resort you can hear the wind and feel the sea breeze hitting your face in the morning or in late afternoon while lazing on the white sand.
Seawind Resort, located at the Roberto and Gloria Tirol Park, has 40 air conditioned rooms. It has very friendly hotel staff that pampers you there.
Although there are those who may consider it expensive, compared with 3-star hotels on the island, you get your money’s worth of your stay in this enclave for the rich and famous.
Since it is located away from the maddening crowd on White Beach, a mile long stretch of white powdery beach, you are assured of peaceful nights and crowd-free Sunday mornings on the beach.
Seawind Resort is comparable to the upscale hotels on the island. It has the amenities offered by 5-star hotels. It has a splendid beach front for your kids to frolic. Although there are no lifeguards on duty at night, you may laze on the beach during moonlit evenings.
Even at noon the water is cool because of the nature of the sand, which is from dead corals deposited on the beach centuries ago.
Getting to Seawind Resort can be done in three ways. First you may take the regular Philippine Airlines flight from Manila to Kalibo, Aklan. From the airport you take air conditioned vans or minibuses. It would take less than an hour through flower-lined highway over paved national road.
Taking the Kalibo route is both relaxing and educational. In case you arrive there during Ati-Atihan festival time, which is month-long, you can immerse yourself with the darkened revelers in Kalibo and other towns along the way to Caticlan, your jump-off point to the island.
On the way to Caticlan, you may drop by at tourist attractions along the way, like the waterfalls found a few hundred meters from the national road in one of the municipalities, or you may visit the pina weaving industry in several houses in towns along the way.
Another route is by roll-on roll-off transport ship from Batangas pier in mainland Luzon island in the Philippines. From Manila it would take about more than two hours to the Batangas City pier.
From Batangas pier, it would take about two hours to cross the strait to the Calapan pier, the capital of Mindoro. From Calapan, overland trip is about two hours to Roxas town.
From Roxas pier it would take about five hours to cross the sea to Caticlan pier, which is in the mainland of Aklan. There, you have to say goodbye to the bus driver and board the motorized outrigger to the island of bubbles.
A third route is through Sea Air through the short runway in Barangay Caticlan. There are daily flights to Caticlan from the Manila Domestic airport.