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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Boracay Island - Mediterranean Vacation at Le Soleil de Boracay

I never wanted to share my Boracay Escapade here on my blog, because I wasn't a travel blogger then. But, I started posting it last time in HERE. I promised myself to visit the place again, and this time I'll enjoy the place more than ever. And, out of boredom, I started to reminisce all those white sand beaches in my 2011 summer.
Le SOLEIL de BORACAY
Among the seven of us, only Joey has been to the island. He haven't enjoyed his stay with his colleagues, so for the second time, he went with us. We didn't arrange for any package tour thinking that we would have a cheaper deal. 
Jowalsh, Joyce and Jico, Max and Phioxee, and Ichu and Joey
Only guests of  Le Soleil de Boracay can relax on these beach chairs.
Summer 2011 at Boracay Island
The moment we stepped on the island, we focused on finding Le Soleil de Boracay. We've seen this Mediterranean type of resort in the internet, and we fell in love with all those photos in its website. We called for a reservation, but even in a summer time of May, 2011, they're not fully-booked. I wonder why! Lemme you show instead.
WELCOME to Boracay Island
Inquiry on room rates and spent Php 5000.00 each for two nights for the stay.
When you walk in Boracay Island with all those big bags and stroller (my boyfriend carried it for me), you really attracts a lot of brokers. They're a lot of packages they offered to us, but we opted not to mind them. One asked where we plan to stay. Jowalsh told them, we're heading to Le Soleil de Boracay. The man simply smiled or I think he smirked. I wonder why!
Day 1 at Boracay Island
We finally reached station 2. There are three stations in Boracay Island. Station 3, 2, and 1. Accordingly, Station 1 is the upscale section of Boracay. It's the North-Western part of the white beach and home of the top Boracay hotels and resorts, or only for those of the elites in the society, and not only rich, but really rich in the country. It also offers the widest white sand beaches.
Station 2 is the heart of the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Boracay Island. Resorts and hotels are all high-end and some are in budget category. Famous people like celebrities and rich families checking in these area. A lot of the action takes place in this area like the fire dancing, meal buffet in the beach, and especially night life. So, basically, we're not supposed to be checking in here. We're average, and our budget is really not enough. I wonder why we checked in here!
Station 3 is the section of Boracay Island where budget and native style bungalows are located. Before station 3, you'll have La Carmela de Boracay resort (famous in Filipino people because of Boy Abunda's endorsement. You can find cheaper hotels and eatery in the place. There are also a lot of thrifty shopping stalls here. It's also known as the quietest part of the white beach.

Now I know why that broker smirked at us. We're not supposed to be checking in to that expensive Le Soleil de Boracay. Urg! Anyway, we really had more hours in the resort more than the beach. Lemme show you some of the photos.

Joey and Ichu, and Max and I shared the Family Suite of Le Soleil de Boracay
twin-sharing bed
Ichu and Joey
Max and Phioxee's two single beds
Upstairs in Le Soleil de Boracay's Family Suite
Jico and Joyce, and Jowalsh shared the Deluxe room at Le Soleil de Boracay
twin-sharing bed and single-bed Deluxe room at Le Soleil de Boracay
We opted to stay here 'coz it's near the poolside.
Though this Deluxe room is less expensive than the Family Suite, we're more comfortable staying here.
We spent our time sleeping and hibernating.
The boys brought their PSP's and Jowalsh has her Macbook for NBA games. What else can the girls do? Sleep
Le Soleil de Boracay's swimming pool
shot from our room
Jowalsh relaxing at the Blue Bar in Le Soleil de Boracay
Behind us is the Blue Bar of Le Soleil de Boracay
Jico, Joyce, Phioxee, Ichu, and Max
Spa and Massage near the poolside

Bar and cafe in Le Soleil de Boracay
Breakfast buffet at Le Soleil de Boracay
Breakfast at Le Soleil de Boracay
Yes, the resort is indeed beautiful, but honestly, it's so expensive. We could have opted to get a tour package instead. Lesson learned? You'll need to get to know the place before you get there. It's better ready than sorry! I spent Php 18,000 in this Boracay Escapade, but well I enjoy the trip.

Now HERE is their package deal this coming summer 2013
Day 2 at Le Soleil de Boracay
Day 3 at Le Soleil de Boracay
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you'll be with me in my Boracay Island exploration and escapade on my next posts. Please leave your marks, too.

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Just me, 
Phioxee

41 comments:

  1. well boracay ayy di talaga mawawala sa mga taong want magtravel lalo sa isang dyesabel na kagaya mo haha
    kung malapit lang yan aaraw arawin ko yan eeh haha

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    1. At tinawag mo nanaman akong dyesabel. Katunog ng barbel

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  2. Never been to boracay. :'(

    Saya lalo na kung kasama ang barkada :D

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    1. Sinabi mo pa.at mas marami mas masaya

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  3. na miss ko ang bora.... kainggit naman.....

    like ko ung spa at massage hehehe


    keep smlling....

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    1. Ikaw din.smile lang kahit me pagsubok pa ha

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  4. ang ganda ng pool... grabe...you definitely had a blast... paid post ba ito? hehehe

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  5. So much fun!! Laying on the beach sounds pretty good to me right about now! ;-)
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  6. I believe you´re all good friends - not possible to do with everybody such a journey with great fun <3

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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  7. Really nice place. Nasa dream list ko rin, but it will be just a dream:)

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  8. amazing place!

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  9. Cool pics!! You've had great time of sure ;)
    -Amara-

    http://knowyoucanfly.blogspot.it/

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  10. your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :
    Kiss!!
    lauracabana.blogspot.com.es/

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  11. Oh my! 18k?? Hindi ko afford yun. We were in Boracay in 2011 din and we stayed in a hotel in station1 for 4d3n and I spent only 6k, haha. Oh well, ang yaman mo, yun lang, haha! Na-miss ko na naman ang white sand beach..

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    1. Ganito mangyayari sa mga di nakikinig sa promo sis

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  12. Ang mahal nga hehehe, kung add mo lahat ng expenses niyong lahat naku tumataginting hehehe.
    Pero enjoy naman kayong lahat kya carry carry na sis:)

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    1. Kaya nga kami nanghihinayang. Marami pa kasi kami stops b4 boracay

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  13. Appreciating the commitment you put into your blog and
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  14. wow sosyalenz! haha. You are making a lot of wonderful memories! Thank you for the pictures. I enjoyed watching it. It seems to me that you guys are really enjoying and having the time of your lives!

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    1. Enjoy jud kaayo mi:-) as n. Kapoy lang kaayo

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  15. magandang tip para sa amin na hindi pa nakakapunta ng boracay.. thanks.. hehehe

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  16. I wonder kung anong version ng NBA ang nilalaro nila? And yun talaga ang pinagtuunan ko ng pansin, :D hindi rin ako matutulog kung may ganyan akong mga kasama, haha

    ang saya naman ng bora vacation niyo, hindi pa ako nakakarating ng bora, bathala ng mga hiling, tuparin aking panalangin, sa boracay ako'y dalhin :D

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  17. that sand architecture is amazing! this looks like a lot of fun!

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  18. Thank you for visit and the comment!
    Oh I would love to go to Boracay some day!

    xo
    Youlia
    youstylexx.blogspot.com

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  19. I always hear awesome things about Boracay. Some not so much but nevertheless, it's still on my wanderlust list. I hope to visit Boracay one day. Will definitely bookmark this.

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  21. yeaaaaah, finally i've found someone with the love to explore places and the love to blog about it in a travel blog! finally, it's not another beauty blog! hahahaha :)

    so jealous at the all the pretty places u have been! hope i can keep exploring more places to fill my blog wv more content :))

    cheerylili.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful place :) I wish I could travel more often ♥

    richnataliee.blogspot.com

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  23. The accomodations were very nice! HaHa Everyone had a great time.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  24. nice ayos to hahaha:) minsan minsan lang to kaya lubus lubusin na ...

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  25. Whoa! That's expensive.

    We stayed at La Carmela last 2010. It was ok, not memorable but decent enough. =)

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  26. You are soooo making me miss Boracay & the Philippines as a whole Phioxee!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  27. Such a paradise. I love Boracay and been there so many times. Thanks for sharing this to us.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  28. i agree with you Phioxee, actually, most of the times you can save more with package all inclusive tours, however, the drawback is you may end up doing activities you do not like, but just for resort thing and foods, as long as you ar enot picky with foods, packages usually save more. but at least you had great time with great friends at a beautiful beach.

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  29. 2011 pa pala to hehe..kala ko latest travel mo..

    huwaaat?! 18k?! oh my gee ang yaman mo hehe.. samantalang yung 2 beses kong punta sa bora parehong below 7k lang nagastos ko kasama airfare... well kung nag-enjoy ka naman eh at afford eh keri lang! at in fairness mukang maganda nmn sa le soliel :)

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  30. Hey, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I love yours, I am a huge fan of traveling! I follow you, also on Instagram and Twitter!
    I really hope I can visit this place someday!

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  31. Hi,

    We would like to thank you for this wonderful review about Le Soleil de Boracay. Would it be okay if we share this in our Le Soleil de Boracay fan page? You may also visit us at http://www.facebook.com/lesoleildeboracayhotel?ref=hl.

    Thank you! :D

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  32. I've never heard of this place before! Nice pictures :)

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  33. 18k? sayo pa lang yun? napakamahal nga... much better kumuha ka ng mga package deal, or tumingin muna kayo sa mga online booking ng boracay beach resort hotel para nakapamili kayo ng swak sa budget. :)

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