UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND

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UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND

Time spent in Boracay has always been equated to building unforgettable memories.  What more if the visit falls on your birth month and the yearning to just enjoy every moment exudes? I could still remember how it felt being at Boracay Island for the first time.  The hype and the bragging of those who’ve been to the island never moved my skeptic self.  My expectations were not met and I was disappointed.  The month after, I returned with the same set of friends in tow under the same season but the experience drastically changed.  Since then, I have learned to love the island as it is and went back more than five times since the year 2012.

This year is quite different – unexpectedly the best of all my stays in Boracay with pure fun, less hangovers and with the best and favorite travel buddies I have.  Nightlife in Boracay is a given but we have to be with the right crowd.  Mornings by the shorelines and night at bars is just the perfect itinerary I have been wanting to experience.  And which I have achieved.

The Night Scene

When price of beers drop down during happy hours which usually end at around 7PM and starts at 9AM, depending on the establishment, we were busy exploring.  The drinking spree may have started but the dance floors are relatively empty.  Hopping from one bar to another is quite fun when you have the right dosage of alcohol intake.

First Night: After check-in and arriving midnight at Station 1 of the island, we decided to have our dinner at Station 2 somewhere near D’Mall, necessarily walking by the shores under the bright full moon.  Passing by Paraw Club where loud music echoed through the shores of Station 1, guests flaunted their dance moves while one run towards the shore screaming and expecting someone will go after her. We have to experience that kind of euphoria.  Whatever must have been running through her mind, we can’t judge her for as long as she’s happy.


UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND
THE DREAM CATCHER AND THE DANCE FLOOR
There were no fire dancers performing.  No tables set up at the beachfront of Station 2 that night.  Most bars have called it off.  We had our delayed dinner (more like early breakfast) at Andoks.  Barbeque and of course, chicken filled our empty stomachs.  (price range of PhP200 to PhP500 for a group meal).  After dinner, we decided to drop by the Exit Bar.  The backpacker looks and the crowd of Caucasians, Japanese and Chinese converging in one bar was inviting.  At first, it looks so ordinary to me. But as the dosage of beer increases and the dance floor became an intimate acquaintance, the dance moves involuntarily came out.  If felt good dancing barefoot.  Until the bar closed and final bill was given, we moved to Epic Bar to continue dancing and meeting random strangers.  But beer is quite expensive and so we moved to the last bar on an early morning stint.  For a very expensive one bucket of beer (PhP550.00) and a PhP100.00 per bottle, we decided to get the former at Paraw Club.  It’s more or less the same price as Epic but near our hotel at Station 1 for a consolation.  It was early morning and we were as usual the last customers to leave and the workers were already arranging the seats and doing the clean-up.  I honestly did not enjoy the crowd of Paraw (but that is just me).

Second Night:  The night started at Ferra Hotel through an invitation for dinner.  We feasted on delectable cuisine prepared by the hotel at its rooftop bar.  Videoke session follow and we decided to move to Station 2 bars.  At the Boracay Uptown we took shelter for the drizzle and continued the sharing of stories over buckets of beer.  The game plan was to be intoxicated before we hit our favorite bar – Exit Bar.



UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND

UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND

UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND

UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND

UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND
THE FEAST AT FERRA RUF BAR
The Exit Bar appears like a hideout for the artists and the artist by heart.  We had so much fun dancing and drinking that we almost forgot we have friends who will arrive early morning.  While waiting for my turn to the toilet, someone introduced himself as “the legend”, a heavily-tattooed man who seems popular to the crowd- a mainstay I suppose and asking me if I’m Korean or Japanese.  That was how interesting every personality is within the confines of the bar.  Then there’s the server we named “Jack Sparrow” (for similarity of facial features) who attended to our needs until the bar closed.  And we’re always consistent like that – the last customers to go. 

We moved to Epic Bar – the usual routine - and the merry making/drinking spree continues until we realized it is early morning and we already have enough dosage.  And so we called it a day and went back to the hotel, walking the main thoroughfare (of concrete road) from Station 2 to Station 1.

Third Night:  The most memorable night in this recent Boracay Island visit happened on the third night.  I received a message from HeadRush Boracay, organizers of the event named The Big Smoke Boracay, inviting us as VIP for their event at Insomnia Boracay Bar. And so we heeded.  The event started at ten in the evening and lasted until sunrise.  It was our first stop for the night.  During the night, they launched Frushaxserzh, a Russian shisha made by Serzh Chuprakov, known for creating hookahs from fresh fruits, which our group was privileged to have tried the same for free.


UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND
INSOMNIA BAR
The usual routine followed.  After a number of beer intake and having set the mood at the dance floor, we moved to Exit Bar.  Enroute, an improvised shot glass of tanduay made its turn for the group.  We had so much fun at Exit Bar that it would be an understatement to say that we enjoyed the moment.  There were times the dance floor was left to our group and we cared less.  And the rest is history.

Fourth Night:  The whole day was spent at the comforts of our room watching the television directed at Filipino channels featuring local films.  We attempted to go out but finally decided to buy booze and chips at a nearby convenience store and drink while at the comforts of our room. 


UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS AT BORACAY ISLAND
COCKTAILS BEFORE THE BORACAY NIGHT PARTIES

Boracay Island may be known for the happy hours and unending parties and pub crawls but we opted to make our own.  Truly, making my birth month one of the most memorable.


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  1. Wow. Ang saya naman po makasama sa the "best" so far. Hahaha

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