My Daughter's Post Bar Exam Relaxing Gift - Boracay

by Elizabeth Elturk
(Bloomfield Hills Mi)

You are absolutely 100% RIGHT!!!

I can not wait to go back to Boracay and when I finally come back I will stay longer to enjoy the places I missed the first time I came to visit.

I was born in Manila in 1953 and have been in the USA for over 35 years. I was very fortunate to travel in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Greece the Amalfi Coast and Capri, Italy and Mackinaw Island in Michigan where I live but Boracay was the most relaxing island vacation I can think of.

We stayed at Cohiba Villas and the view from our balcony was amazingly beautiful. The breeze from my bedroom with a private balcony was so calming. The price was very reasonable and the villa was beautiful. I felt relaxed right away.

For future travelers do not miss a visit Baling Hai.

We had breakfast in the humble restaurant with a very cozy cove and a beautiful beach front. We rented a boat to get there (island hopping tour) and it was a magical place. Our boat crewmen waited for us patiently until we were done with our breakfast while absorbing the beautiful nature that surrounded us. It was so beautiful and leaving Baling Hai was disheartening I just wanted to stay longer.

We also had lunch at the Discovery Shores and enjoyed the best Spa treatment. The ladies did a great job on my tired legs and feet. It was dark when we got out after a 3 hour massage and relaxation including a bubble bath.

We then had a light dinner and drinks at Friday's next door where folk dancing was being performed by the locals. We walked on the beach and ended up at Two Seasons Boracay where we had dinner under the moonlight and the sounds of the ocean.

It was magical just like heaven on earth. The lanterns that adorned the different hotels are so colorful at night and so unique in design giving such a romantic glow.

My daughter had a great time, a very relaxing vacation after several months of hard work for her bar exam.

I'am so excited, we will be back in the Philippines in 2011 for my brothers birthday. I will visit Boracay and hopefully there will be a bigger airport in Caticlan.

Sea Air was a very small propeller plane and that was a little scary flying in the middle of thick clouds on an 18 passenger plane.

Other than that everything was perfect and truly enjoyable. My fellow Filipinos were so nice and hospitable and I can not wait to see you soon.

Elizabeth Flores Elturk
Bloomfield Hills Michigan

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