A beautiful Boracay Tropics getaway

Boracay Tropics

I envy my husband for having been able to see and experience Boracay back in the early 90’s with all its untouched beauty. No hotels, electricity that shuts off at 12mn, long beach shores with only a handful of tourists.

But that doesn’t mean that Boracay isn’t as breathtaking as before, because it still is! Albeit busier and more bustling compared to decades back.

Boracay (for those not familiar) is a small island in my country, the Philippines. It is located south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Boracay is home to one of the world’s best beaches and has been a favorite holiday destination for both locals and tourists alike. In fact, in 2012, Boracay was awarded by an international travel magazine, Travel + Leisure, as the best island in the world.

Just last month, my family and I decided to visit Boracay again for the 2nd time via AirAsia.

So, off to Boracay Island we went! My family, together with Tintin who has been with us for 10 years now (and is practically family as well), boarded AirAsia en route to Kalibo, Aklan.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

And we meet again, Kalibo!

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

While waiting for your luggage, have your photo taken here for keepsake.

From Kalibo International Airport, our good friends from Southwest Tours (Boracay), Inc. facilitated our smooth “door-to-door transfer” to Boracay. I highly recommend them if you want stress-free transfers, folks!

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

After getting our luggage, we went straight to our bus which was waiting just outside the arrival gate. A representative from Southwest Tours (Boracay), Inc., handed Chuckie our tickets for the duration of our round trip door-to-door transfers.
For rates, click here.

Ticket 1 is for the Bus Boarding Pass with a corresponding bus number.

Ticket 2 is for the Boat Boarding Pass and Ticket 3 is for the Cab Boarding Pass.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

After an hour and a half, we finally arrived at the Caticlan Jetty Port!

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Southwest Tours (Boracay), Inc. representatives were very efficient. Even if it was packed at the port, they made sure everything was a breeze for us.

We were ushered to our boat via the Express Lane Service and in 10 minutes, we were at Cagban Port Jetty.

(Actually, on our way back to Cagban Port from Boracay, the Oyster Ferry was used to shuttle us back. It was air conditioned, big and comfy.)

After all the traveling and with a little over a year of planning, we finally reached Boracay and our host hotel Boracay Tropics.

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An enjoyable stay at Boracay Tropics

The staff were warm and welcoming the moment we stepped in.

Boracay Tropics is synonymous to comfort the same way its sister hotel – Hotel Celeste – is in Manila. Located in Station 2, Boracay Tropics is just a 3-minute walk to the beach.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay
A refreshing Cucumber Slush to beat the heat.

Their well-appointed accommodations are tailor fit to each traveler’s demands.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

The resort has 64 rooms: Superior, Deluxe, Dorm & Family Rooms, Junior Cabana and Premiere Suite all in Mediterranean and Asian-inspired architecture surrounded by a lush garden. Boracay Tropics’ Premiere Suite with 2 bedrooms is certainly a perfect fit for families like ours.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

A master bedroom with a King-sized bed and T&B.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

And the other room with 2 single beds.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay
The Premiere Suite is decked with amenities and all the things that one would possibly need during his/her stay.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay
Receiving and dining areas
Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay
Common toilet

As for the facilities, Boracay Tropics boasts of its bean shaped pool, Oasis Spa and a Nail Salon where we had a very relaxing foot massage. So relaxing, in fact, that we fell asleep just a few minutes into the massage.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

For some good eats, TropiCafe Restaurant and Bar offers a wide selection of Asian dishes that has that home-cooked goodness guaranteed to satisfy the palate.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

From breakfast, lunch to dinner.Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Even a relaxing al fresco dinner can be set-up.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Thank you Boracay Tropics for the very warm welcome!

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Special mention to Boracay Tropics and Hotel Celeste’s DOSM Ms. Onelle Pacheco and Marketing Officer Cheanne Lopez and the entire Boracay Tropics team.

Boracay Tropics - AirAsia - Southwest Tours Boracay

Check back soon for my TropiCafe post. 🙂

Special thanks to AirAsia, Boracay Tropics and Southwest Tours (Boracay) Inc. for making this trip possible.

BORACAY TROPICS
Manila Sales & Reservations Office Address and Contact Details:
c/o Hotel Celeste,02 San Lorenzo Drive Corner A.Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village
Makati, Philippines
T: (632) 887.0581 / 887.4652
F: (632) 840.3153
E: [email protected]

Boracay Address and Contact Details:
Station 2, Bo. Manggayad, Boracay Island Malay Aklan, Philippines
T: (036) 288.4034; Telefax: (036) 288.3700
F: (036) 288.3700
E: [email protected]
www.boracaytropics.com
Twitter: @boracaytropics
facebook.com/BoracayTropics

AIRASIA
Twitter and Instagram: @airasiaph
facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines
www.airasia.com/ph

SOUTHWEST TOURS (BORACAY) INC.
T: +63 (036) 2685100 hotline
Smart: 0947-8911658 / 0999-9944966
Globe: 0917-3221901
E: [email protected]
www.southwesttoursboracay.com

Mentioned in this post
  1. Boracay Island
    Boracay Philippines

    Boracay Philippines
  2. Kalibo Aklan
    Attraction in Philippines

    Philippines
    (036) 268 2901
  3. Kalibo International Airport
    Attraction in Aklan Philippines

    Kalibo International Airport Access Road
    Aklan Philippines
    (036) 262 3264
  4. Southwest Tours Boracay – Kalibo Airport Office
    Attraction in Philippines

    Philippines
    (036) 268 4084
  5. Caticlan Jetty Port
    Attraction in Aklan Philippines

    Aklan Philippines
  6. Cagban Port Jetty
    Attraction in Aklan Philippines

    Boracay Jetty Port Rd
    Aklan Philippines
  7. Boracay Tropics Resort
    Hotel in Aklan Philippines

    Sunset Road
    Aklan Philippines
    (02) 812 5821
    http://www.boracaytropics.com/

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