Coasting Along Paradise Island 

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The country’s idyllic string of islands is beckoning us to recapture the fun moments in the long, hot summer we lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One exciting island which has eluded beach bums for so long is Boracay, with its 8-month rehabilitation and almost two years of shutdown.

With the vaccination card as the only travel requirement, entry to the coveted hideaway is no longer like passing through a gauntlet. However, in compliance to the island’s carrying capacity and monitoring mechanism, travelers have to secure a QR code from the Boracay Tourist web site before entering.

Cha Cha’s Beach Cafe

A trendy way to reach the island is to fly via Air Asia Philippines which consolidates travel needs such as hotels, activities and online shopping on its travel and lifestyle platform airasia Super App, as well as integrated logistics through Teleport and financial services through its BigPay money app.

Coast Boracay, a charming boutique resort in the beach and party place, can facilitate a seamless point-to-point journey, particularly with the entry documents. From that point on, travel bugs can set aside the hassles and bask directly in the sun, sea and sand.

As part of its recent sixth anniversary, the resort rolled off its “Let The Fun Shine” campaign to recreate fun memories with family and friends in this tropical getaway.

An innovative concept of Raintree Hospitality, this cozy nest takes pride in its well-crafted food and beverage, topped with trademark warm service which keeps guest coming back.

Cha Cha’s Seafood Platter

According to Raintree president and CEO Annabella Wisniewski, Coast is a work of art which they meticulously put together for a bespoke staycation.

We aim to be a home away from home where all the guest’s special needs are attended to, and the only instance we have to say to ‘no’ a guest is when we say ‘no problem,” enthuses the amiable hospitality industry icon.

At the resort, you can spend quiet moments in an uncrowded environment as it only has 59 rooms. Built around a cozy courtyard pool, each room is well-appointed with a comfy bed, toilet and bath, Smart TV with free Netflix access.

Located at Boracay’s famed Station 2 beachfront, you can plunge into the area’s bohemian vibe and feast on the specialties of Cha Cha’s Beach Café which boasts of great-tasting culinary creations Raintree is known for.

Coast speedboat transfer

Regarded as among the island’s trendiest dining and hangout places by online reviews, you can wake up to a power buffet breakfast with the wide mix of international and Filipino favorites, and sink your teeth on gustatory savories which include the seafood tower for lunch or dinner. You can also swing to acoustic music from Thursdays till weekends while gazing at the kaleidoscopic sunset.

Indulge in adrenaline-pumping adventures such as snorkeling, parasailing, helmet diving, scuba diving, banana boat ride, jet ski, kitesurfing, island hopping and other activities you can think of.

Pamper yourself at Ta’La Tropical Nail and Foot Spa, and relax to the magic of a Tala Signature Massage, a 90-minute therapy using Reiki energy healing, or a Foot & Leg Massage matched with manicure and pedicure.

Fitness buffs won’t miss their exercise regimen with the cardio machines and weights at the mini gym at the activity room which also has children’s games, books, and a wide flat TV.

Coast Swimming Pool

If you prefer a laid-back quiet setting, you can stay at Blue Marina, Coast’s the 12-room sister garden resort situated just a few minutes away. With rates starting at P3,250++ which goes with a plated breakfast for two and access to the Coast’s amenities, it is definitely among the biggest deals you can get.

Grab the obligatory pasalubong and souvenir items at The General Store for a piece of the fabled island before heading home.

From April to September, the resort is offering an irresistible room promo starting at P 6,000 for deluxe rooms to a spacious loft suite with a small kitchen for only P 12,500++. Rates go with a gourmet buffet breakfast for two, roundtrip land and boat to and from the Caticlan airport for a smooth coast-to-coast transfer.

Early bookings can enjoy the best rates starting at P8,500++ for the peak months and the Christmas Season.

With superb service, delightful dishes and everything in between, coasting along paradise island has never been this enticing.

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