It took three hours – by bus, boat and car – to get from Kalibo airport to the Paradise Garden Resort Hotel in Boracay. So, when I finally caught a glimpse of my resort, I was more than ready to be checked-in. Fortunately, the front desk staff was prompt and the whole process was completed within minutes of stepping into the lobby. As I was ushered to my room, hotel employees took time off their duties to wish me a good day. Some even made small talk, alleviating the boredom that often comes with travelling solo.
Words: Stuart Danker
When I read that Le Soleil de Boracay was steps away from Boracay’s White Beach, I envisioned a property with beach access. I was, however, proven wrong on a recent trip to the hotel. I discovered to my surprise that this hotel was situated right on the beach. In fact, my driver and I had to get off at an alley close by and make the rest of the journey (about a two minute walk) on foot, as motorised vehicles were not allowed on the beach.
Words: Chitra Santhinathan
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