There's no better way to take time-out from a roller coaster business year than to recharge one's emotionally-weary batteries and unwind in Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa... Call it impeccable timing, as we won it in a raffle (graci Edsa Shangri-La!) 3 months prior (2-nights stay in a deluxe room with daily buffet breakfast AND airfare for 2 via Sea Air)... Oh, did I mention that this is my first time in the island as well??!
The service and amenities we experienced were top-class; As soon as we landed in Caticlan Airport we were efficiently whisked off to Shangri-La's private lounge at the port, where welcome drinks were immediately served. A few minutes later we rode their plush speedboat which ferried us "in-style" to the resort proper.
Once you enter the lobby, I kid you not when I say that you feel "transported" to a foreign place like the Bahamas or Maldives - Powdery White Sand, lush greeneries, and crystal clear aquamarine sea... So much so that despite the wet-wet weather during our 2-nights stay, we still managed to make the most out of this blow-out treat... There's just tons of things to do in the resort (not to mention the award-winning dining places), water activity or otherwise!
A priceless family bonding experience it was.... The only setback is being able to topple this experience the next time around.
Now back to the daily grind... hopefully with a better outlook and outcome! Holiday Cheers to all!!!