Sunday, July 5, 2020

Weekend Getaway in Boracay


I need a vitamin sea. That's how millennials or young travelers would say whenever they need a break.

The sea is medicine. Prescribed not by physicians, but none other than our very own friends, our colleagues, or people closer and special to us. When we are in a body of water, we feel calm and relaxed. And so, our mind becomes clear and our soul uplifted. Our wellbeing is healed and rejuvenated, and that's the ultimate goal to achieve.

The truth is, we want to escape reality once in a while.  To live in a fantasy land where there are no pains and stresses. We take a pause, pack our things and go for a travel and adventure.

Dream on and go on.


Back in April 2016, I had a great weekend getaway on a small island on the west coast of Panay Island in the Philippines. Boracay Island. One of the world's best.

It's a hotspot for the world's beach and island lovers. A multi-cultural hub where the east meets the west.
That was my 5th time visiting Boracay in about two decades. And each time I visit, there were several transformations not just with its ecosystem but with the culture. The old Island culture I missed.
Perhaps I have seen Boracay during its pristine days when it's less developed and had its Island vibe. So that brings back vivid memories worth remembering. 


Last year when it underwent temporary closure, it became like a ghost Island. Not many tourists and businesses closed for about half a year. If we humans deserve a break, a busy Island deserves a much-needed break too.

When there is damage in an ecosystem due to commercialization, it has to clean and heal itself before serving people again. And so other more popular Islands in the country and Southeast Asian region followed suit. They also rehabilitated their Island paradise.  That's a great move with great sacrifice and love. 

Take a break from the crowd. The party. The noise. The pollution.

I love Boracay. It has a different vibe among Philippine Islands and beaches. And so, I am pro-rehabilitation if needed, so it can breathe again and get rejuvenated -- just like us human beings.


The Nami Resort will bring you over the hills and experience exhilarating fun from an old-style elevator reaching the hilltop. Nami resort got the best view of the Island, and it was just fantastic. The food, the music, the ambiance are great. The experience was magical.


Boracay once again was closed just recently. This time due to the pandemic. And so, when people can travel again without restrictions, Boracay will again open its paradise for responsible business owners and kind travelers.

Boracay is for everyone. One day, I may be able to swim in its water again. Witness its captivating sunset. See the sandcastles and leave footprints in the sand.

© 2020 Del Cusay