During my first time in Boracay, we stayed at station 1 at a simple three or four story inn. We chose station 1 simply because we wanted to to have a serene and relaxing vacation and be away from the civilized area. But the problem was, it was a far away from the civilized area. Haha! it was quite a long walk from station 1 to station 2 where all the restaurants were. And it was a bit of a hassle to go back and fourth whenever you needed to buy something from D-Mall.
Anyway, because I fortunately won a round trip domestic flight ticket for two from Air Asia Zest (thanks guys!!!), we decided to plan another Boracay, this time with our little Rainbow!
Air Asia Zest was formerly Zest Air.We had a safe and smooth flight from Manila to Kalibo.
The two even fell asleep during the trip
Thankful for the perfect flying weather that day!
And I had a quick Grilled Chicken Cheese Sandwich from Air Asia Cafe. Actually I was looking forward to ordering one of their hot meals but since it's a short flight, they only served quick snacks.
A road trip and a boat trip, and a quick car ride later, we were there! Richie was lucky to get hooked up with The District Boracay. A hotel we've been eyeing before. And I must say it's really beautiful! It's not as big as the other 5 star hotels but this one has just the right size that no room is too far from the beach. I think that's one of the best things about The District
The structure has a a really modern and sophisticated feel to it.
Our room home for the night! All rooms have a lanai (or balcony for rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors) where you can hang out. You will also see that there those steel laundry lines where you can let your wet clothes dry.(Yes that's very important for us moms who does all the packing!)
This is their pool. There's a lap pool, and then a Jacuzzi at the other end. And then a waterfall wall.
Go past the pool and you will see a staircase leading up to the 2nd building with more rooms. But again this is just a few feet away from the pool and the entrance of the hotel. I can't stress it enough but I really like the size of the whole floor plan.
And these are our comfy beds! I love the interiors too! Everything about it is top class from the pillows to the bed, to the laundry basket, which Rain used as a play pen!:
Aaaah toddlerhood! Finding delight in simple things! Haha!
Then they invited us to have lunch at their Italian restaurant called Caruso. It was a bit small but I love how it has floor to ceiling windows so you can enjoy the breath-taking view of the beach! And the food was really good! More on that from The Pickiest Eater soon!
Oh can I just say? I love their cute baby chair! So vintage! Rain seemed to love it too as she plays with her audio reader toy :-)
We enjoyed swimming at the Jacuzzi as much as Rain did. Look at the smiles on their faces!
Father and daughter playing catch by the pool as part of Richie's workout haha!:-) Rain loves it!
You know how I was saying earlier that picking the right area in Boracay is the key? Well, I was glad that The District was in a perfect spot. It's in station 2, but not right smack in the middle of all the action. We got the peace and serenity that we wanted but at the same time it was a short walk from The District to D-Mall, hence making our beach time very relaxing!
I also love the fact that The District always had life guards on stand by, checking on everyone by the beach, and even lending Rain some sand toys!
The thing about Boracay is that so far it's the only beach where I feel safe about letting Rain run free and not worry about strong waves or her stepping on some garbage. She really had so much fun running around the beach!
With clear waters like this, how can you not enjoy it?
I let her roam free so she can explore nature, and Boracay's powder-fine white sand!
We saw small fishies by the shore! So cool!
Rain enjoyed swimming so much that she gets heart-broken everytime it was time to go back to the room. Poor baby! hehe...
Everywhere on the beach people were selling these "waterproof" cellphone casing. We bought it for P100 per piece if I'm not mistaken. But I wouldn't advice you to use it underwater. Just think of it as your splatter-proof casing for taking selfies by the water haha!
I always make it a point to buy a souvenir shirt for Rain wherever we go. Nice right? :-)
Before we knew it, it was time to head back home. Sad :-(
I can't wait to go back to Boracay! And if I were to choose where I would want to stay, I will definitely choose The District again! Thanks so much for the warm hospitality! To Mae, Vina, Apple, Chef Rey Dela Cruz, Cindy, April, Joefer, Myke, and Naomi, and the entire staff of The District, Thank you for making our stay a memorable one!
Happy summer everyone!!!