Kids have been back to school for a month. The rains are here. Even though we had the longest summer break, I don’t know where our “summer” went. We didn’t do any major long trips. We did Tokyo on the last week of July, but for most of the summer break we were just home. June was the most action-packed for us, with my sister Johanna and her family visiting us for three weeks.
The highlight of my sister’s visit was our trip to Boracay. We wanted pure tropical bliss and an easy and safe destination for our kids. Discovery Shores Boracay was all that and more.
Very nice Discovery Shores welcome
Foot bath in our room, with 5 minute foot massage for each of us.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite.
Coffee machine and a nice kitchen counter.
The living room was huge, with a balcony that led to our bedroom. Here is Sophia, receiving her welcome foot massage.
The kids slept on the daybeds at the living room.
The kids never stopped doing their art.
My sister and her family stayed right next door. We kept our door open and shared our huge living room.
Discovery Shores Boracay is very well-maintained.
The second-floor corner room was our room. It had a wrap-around balcony.
Sandbar during the day.
I loved the landscaping, especially with these anahaw plants.
It is the service and personal touches that make a hotel special. The décor and maintenance of Discovery Shores Boracay were superb. But it was the service of the very well-trained and happy staff that made our stay most memorable.
Every night they made these towel sculptures.
Turn down service was lovely.
And all over the resort, the staff was pleasing, knowledgeable, hospitable. They offer face sprays while you’re lying on the beach. Very refreshing.
They give chilled cucumber slices for your eyes, which Lily loved.
And they also offer to clean your sunglasses!
At the pool, there are free snacks for all. We had muffins, cookies, halo halo!
Every afternoon the kids have activiites.
We particularly loved the T-shirt painting activity.
While the kids played, we did our thing… happy hour.
The location of Discovery Shores right on the beach at the end of Station One makes it one of the more exclusive sites with the ultimate luxury of having the softest, whitest, finest sand in Boracay.
Boracay is beautiful no matter what time of day. I particularly love how silvery the beach gets during midday.
My lovely sister
This is my favourite “attraction” in Boracay. When everything and everyone slows down for the greatest sunset show on earth.
Magic hour glow.
Night scene, lighting design is beautiful at Discovery Shores.
Lighting is everything.
Food in Sands Restaurant was so good. We always looked forward to their impressive breakfast buffet – with continental, oriental, Filipino dishes.
I loved this incredible chicken pork adobo. Oh my. I don’t know how many hours they slow cooked this. It was soo good. Best adobo I’ve had ever!
The kids’ meals were generous. Most of them were shareable sizes.
It’s always Happy Hour when you’re on vacation.
Room service was fun too. We loved the hotdog and fries! Comfort food!
Discovery Shores Boracay’s Indigo Restaurant was featured twice in the Philippine Tatler’s Best Restaurants List, and shortlisted for the 2010/2011 MIELE Guide to Asia’s Best Restaurants.
The other half of the resort fronting the beach is Sandbar.
Sands Restaurant and Sandbar.
Back to Indigo… They prepared a wonderful dinner for us by the beach.
This was our view.
Dinner at Indigo, Discovery Shores Boracay with my sister, the boys, and our family.
The servings are big, family-style. Plating was so creative.
Comfort and great service even til the end.
Our boat transfers to Caticlan.
The boat ride was just five minutes long, and the attendant made sure we were comfortable. She offered water, cookies, a cold towel.
Three nights in Discovery Shores Boracay. Perfect.
Thank you, Discovery Shores Boracay.
Transportation: Air Asia
Accommodation: Discovery Shores Boracay