The first time Boracay crossed my mind, I had second thoughts of going there. It’s not because it’s overrated; nor is it because of the popularity of the place. Partly, I wanted to be “in the know” and to really experience the “hype” about it- the white powdery sand and all. But I also wanted to experience Boracay in a different light.
I’m not a party person and I think everyone knows that. I prefer to chill out in a coffee shop than attend a rave party somewhere. And of course, I sort of contradict myself, saying I’ll go to Boracay but not attending a party there. I mean, I like parties sometimes, but it drains my energy to attend one. Perhaps I was just looking for peace and quiet.
In short, this affected my hotel booking because I wanted to stay in a hotel where I can retreat to once I get exhausted of the inevitable island crowd and parties down by the stations. I did find one, in this cove called Diniwid. The beach was a small enclave that is separated by a narrow land mass from the crowded and popular Boracay stations.
Microtel Boracay is perfectly situated in this place. It’s close enough to the stations and far enough from the noise and parties. I was able to grab a really cheap rate for three nights and I did not expect for the place to be really fancy. I guess I did not set high expectations but post trip and after looking at other hotels by the stations (at a similar price), Microtel did not disappoint.
The double room I got was so spacious, so nicely prepared.I was a stickler for bathrooms as well and this one impressed me. I also got a welcome drink and a necklace.
I got complete travel services from the hotel. They picked me up from the Caticlan airport to the jetty port, and from jetty port to the hotel. Going back was also the same. I never had to take public transportation with my luggage and a hotel service guy assisted me all throughout.
The stucco-style furnishings and ambiance of the hotel was really pleasing to the senses. And surprisingly, they also have some pretty decent food. Their American hamburger is worth trying out!
Overall, Microtel Boracay is perfect for introverts like me. You can read a book here, watch the sunset, hear the ocean waves… It provided me what I wanted, something that not all people get to appreciate- a piece of Boracay serenity.