We arrived at Boracay Island late afternoon -- at last! We were dropped off by the resort shuttle at the beachfront and our guide walked us to our hotel (The Club Manila East), passing through many shops clustered in an area called 'DMall'. In our room we hastily deposited our backpacks and rushed back outside eagerly to catch up with the slowly ebbing daylight. And the first thing that I did was get unto the sandy shore, took off my sandals, and felt the sand. Oh wow! clean white sand, fine as powder and amazingly cool under my ecstatic feet.
'C'mon, guys, let's check out the place and find ourselves some dinner.' called Christine. And off we went down the long sandy stretch filling our eyes with the sights and sounds of the Boracay beachfront. I must admit my head was swirling on overload taking in everything I saw. Hotels to suit any budget, same with restaurants, coffee shops, token - trinket - souvenir shops, tattoo shops, massage shops, fruits, shells for accessories, wide brimmed sun hats, shops inviting you to snorkel - dive - surf - sail - banana boat ride - paragliding too. Also the ATV (All terrain vehicle) which I'll tell you about later -- my first ATV experience.
My daughters, camera freaks that they are, took pictures, of course. I've chosen from the bunch for this particular segment those pictures which I think would initially interest a traveler. The rest of the pictures will come in later posts. So here they are.