When it comes to fun-filled holidays and vacation experiences, Boracay Island will always be included in the average tourist’s list. How can you not include Boracay?
Personally, I think that the resorts in Boracay have done their best in keeping the island as pleasurable as possible. The boom has become too common that I developed a couple of misconceptions about the island. These misconceptions, based from observation and rumours, prevented me from attaining a satisfying vacation experience in Boracay. So, what are the misconceptions I had?
The island is overdeveloped
Modernisation is a strong force that we cannot deny nowadays. It’s like refusing a small order of fries in a burger meal, especially if you are hungry. The first misconception I had about Boracay is over-development. After seeing countless of Boracay ads on television and websites, I got the notion that Boracay’s natural beauty is already desecrated by major land developers.
I was wrong. While there are many beach resorts in Boracay, the tycoons have never desecrated the island. In fact, they beautified the island and made it more hospitable so that thousands of tourists can have the best vacation experience of their lives. Boracay Island is now more tempting than ever, especially with a multitude of resorts willing to offer activity packages and amenities.
The island is overcrowded
Overcrowding is something that can only be controlled with the implementation of a thorough strategy. If the place presented is really, really good, there is a huge chance that people are going to pay to experience it. People pay for experience, no matter how often they deny it. Because of the Boracay hype, I chose to let go of its beauty and travel to other locations instead.
It seems that Boracay does not have a serious overcrowding issue. While the crowds go crazy during peak seasons, the experience is bearable. Since there are many large resorts in Boracay Island, tourists are accommodated properly. Securing a hotel in Boracay is also easy since the management staff are professionally trained to take care of your needs.
Boracay vacation is expensive
This misconception came from various rumours I got from my peers. Well, we all know how strong a rumour can get, right? According to my friends, everything on the island is expensive—from the traditional breakfast meal up to the heavy evening grub. Beers and liquors are also priced heavily since they are meant for international tourists who have dollars to spend. How about the activities? Their prices are so elevated that they can burn a hole in anyone’s wallet.
While I cannot say that a Boracay vacation trip is cheap, it is tolerable and affordable. The resorts and local bars have different kinds of promos for the average vacationer. Restaurants also have meal ‘combos’ which are better if bought by large groups. Tourists just need to have a detailed research about the affordable deals on the island.
Property prices are way up the charts
I formed this misconception in my mind based on the current demands in Boracay. Since there are many foreigners moving in the island, finding an affordable Boracay property for sale will prove to be a challenge.
While the demand for Boracay is high, potential investors can still find wonderful areas without spending too much money. The land development game is still on—now with even greater advantages presented to calculating investors.
Now, I am sure that Boracay Island will continue to be a favourable hot spot for any type of vacationer.