Boracay — the famed island paradise located in the Philippines, boasting its long stretch of powdery white sand and turquoise waters. Just a few minutes before the sun sets in this side of the world, its waters glistens as Paraw sailboats approach the shore, painting a quaint scenery to mark a beautiful ending.
If that description still doesn’t convince you, here are 5 reasons that will make Boracay your top 1 destination for your tropical escapade.
First things first — we're sure you've heard of the temporary closure of one of the world's most beautiful islands, Boracay. The 6-month rehabilitation surely did a saving because as of this writing, a lot of changes have already happened to the once exploited and overcommercialized island. Today, aside from the daily tourist entrance limit, stricter rules are now being implemented to ensure that children, teens, and adults alike can enjoy what Boracay has to offer without the fuss.
Talking about the postcard-worthy stretch of white sand beach of Boracay never gets old. You may have visited a lot of beaches or islands in your travels, but Boracay’s got that charm that would make you feel like basking under the summer sun for days.
Search for “Boracay sunset” in Google, and there you’ll see photos that are not only Instagram-worthy, but also one for the books. You can always lay on the white sand beach and just wait for the sun to set over the horizon — it’s the perfect time to take a breather.
Known for their hospitality and warm welcome to locals and tourists alike, Boracay's got that home-away-from-home vibe that'll keep you coming back. Whether you're staying in a 5-star hotel or in a bunk-bed type accommodation, hotel and restaurant staff will surely make you feel like you are indeed in one of the best islands in the world.
If you’re down for fun and luxury at the same time, then Boracay's the perfect destination for you. Even when you’re travelling on a budget, you will still be able to experience the best out of this paradise because accommodations, restaurants, and activity packages come in options that fit all sorts of budget. You may even be surprised to know that choosing luxury hotels or resorts may come handy as your primary option because the amenities and services are all worth the prices.
In Boracay, dreaming of that picture-perfect vacation is never too hard. Now that it’s finally reopening as a better and even more beautiful destination, never miss the chance to relax, have fun and take photos because not it’s not everyday that you get to set foot on such a stunning location.
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As every parent would tell you, travelling with kids can be extremely tough! There are tons of tiny details and preparations that need to be ironed-out before you even set out of your home, not to mention that a lot of times the things and places that the parents want to do and visit are not the ones favourable to the kids'. Don't worry, we're here for you! Here's a list of activities you and your kids can do together during your spring travel to Amsterdam, and rest assured, you will find these activities equally exciting!
The best way to experience the wonders of the canals of Amsterdam is by hopping on a boat and taking a boat tour. The beautiful and unique canal houses along the canals makes great setting for your family photo session. Your kids can also learn about the Netherlands' famous canals system from the guides!
A very Dutch way to get around Amsterdam is on bakfiets, a large bucket attached to the front of a bike, which your kids will definitely love! Let your kids to sit safely inside the bakfiets and cycle through Amsterdam's numerous bike-lanes to many interesting spots in and around the city, including Vondelpark, the largest park of the city with lots to offer for kids such as The Melkhuis, Kinderkookcafe (where children can cook little dishes while you enjoy a cup of coffee), and a lovely paddling pool. Check out these other great spots for cycling too!
The Netherlands produces some famous painters throughout history, and you can start to spark some creativity in your kids by taking them to some of these famous museum. The Van Gogh Museum is pleasantly light and modern, with paintings that are very colourful and accessible to children. The 17th Century Rembrandt House is also very interesting, giving us a glimpse of how Rembrandt (and other well-to-do Amsterdam inhabitants) lived in the ‘Golden Age’. Start nurturing the future artist in them!
The Nine Streets is another interesting place to visit. These nine little streets are filled with small and unique shops, ranging from fashion boutiques, to art stores, and even a toothbrush shop! One of the best places to take your kids to in the Nine Streets is Pancakes Amsterdam Negen Straatjes, a pancake shop that offers a world-wide variety of pancakes, including Dutch's famous pannekoek!
Unique to Spring, The King's Day is a festival to celebrate the birthday King Willem-Alexander, the current ruling monarch, and is held every April 27th. Cycle past the spectacle with your kids on the Bakfiets (see number 2!) and let them take it the explosion of bright orange colours throughout the city, or take part in a plethora of activities and fun games in the many carnivals and pop-up markets around Amsterdam and many other cities!
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