We finished off our holiday with a jaunt just down the road to one of Fran’a friends places. Which just so happened to overlook this gorgeous stretch of beach…
The place was an awesome collection of traditional buildings made of bamboo, with the most insane indoor/outdoor kitchen.
The sunsets from the beach in front of the house were in my eyes, unparalleled.
If there was one thing you needed to buy on Boracay island, it was pearls. The place was riddled with them!
One day we headed to Ariel’s point, a local cliff diving spot. It took a fair while to gear up to the 5 metre jump, and the 10/15 were never going to happen for us!
Most of the rest of the time we sat around, swam and ate. Until Maya and I decided a parasail was a great idea.
Faces of pure terror…
One evening we headed to the local fish market, where we had heard you could source some pretty ace seafood.
The reviews weren’t wrong. Endless stalls of fish, lobster, prawns bigger than a baby’s head, and all sorts of other sealife such as urchins. You can look up a rough price online before you head over, so you know you won’t be ripped off. We bought a kilo of huge prawns and a fish. No idea what kind now of course.
You can take your wares home, or go to one of the surrounding restaurants and have them cook it up for you however you like, for an extra couple of pounds.
One of the most delicious (and cheapest) seafood dinners I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating.
Before long it was time to head home. One last lap of the beach on a paddleboard and off we went.
Sandy and sunkissed we headed back to Manila.
The Philippines were, simply put, absolutely stunning. Lovely people, beautiful islands, not super busy or touristy, and in my opinion they felt a lot safer than Thailand. Book your flight before it gets busy…