Apart from being a sweet escapade for the Hopeless Romantics, Boracay also offers a rush of adrenaline for the Bold and Adventurous.
I shall skip the excessive descriptions and jump straight into the action. Let the photos roll!
Off we go!
EH??? SNORKELING FIRST??!!! I’m a terrible swimmer….
Nearly choked myself to death with salty seawater… But the view under that pristine water was well worth of my “near-death experience” :)
Smith: Oolala, let me steal a juicy coconut~
Vigilant Coconut Seller: Caughtcha! Pay money or get beaten up!
Heard of “Helmet Dive” before? It’s the easiest, dummy-proof form of diving, where one could walk on the seabed and still be able to breathe with ease — thanks to this 30-kg helmet which serves as an oxygen tank. Air is pumped into the helmet and the pressure that comes along is able to push the water down to chin level.
A short video showing how easy the process is! :)
Look at the little magic a piece of bread could do!
Jump off the cliff, shall we? ;)
The Ariel’s Point Cliff Dive is ranked #1 out of 29 attractions in Boracay, based on TripAdvisor’s reviews.
It was also my #1 most-anticipated activity before setting off.
Post-trip verdict? Yes, it was extremely fun!
With dive-points of varying heights to choose from (3m, 5m, 8m, 13m), you can cherry-pick the level of insanity to go through. Not all of us jumped, but for those who did, we picked the 5m challenge, except for Han Joo, who went heroically ahead with 8m (and her bravery was celebrated with a glorious patch of bruises on both thighs).
It does look pretty mild from afar, and more so from the photograph. But let me warn you, that’s as deceiving as it can get. I had to summon every single ounce of courage to take that final plunge.
The trick to achieving this? Self-affirmation: “If I could jump off from the world’s highest bungy point at 233m, what’s a 5m kindergarten-level cliff dive?” :D
被 TripAdvisor 評為長灘島最佳旅遊景點的Ariel’s Point，雖然在我眼裡不算是景色最漂亮之處，但那裡的“懸涯跳水”還是非常值得推薦的！
What if, the ugly fish doesn’t turn into a charming prince upon sacrificing a kiss…..??
Underneath the lush foliage of Crystal Cove Island, another venture into the unknown awaits.
Descend into a natural cave from above and be awed by the wondrous work of Mother Nature
Where did the Mermaid come from?
A leap of joy
這張照片的標題叫做 ”敢敢做個開心人“。 別問為什麼。
Had enough of water sports? Let’s hang our clothes dry and explore onshore!
First time riding a Segway (a 2-wheeled, self-balancing scooter), surprisingly easy! Within 5 minutes I was already speeding. Oops. ;)
At an elevation of about 25m above sea level, a cable length of 300m and a slope of 30 degrees, this jumbo-size flying fox guarantees a spectacular view and an adrenaline rush that will keep you wanting for more!
A captivating backdrop in blue welcomed us as we individually glided down the cable, an imposing contrast to the massive green underneath.
Thumbs up for the awesome view!
Atsuko can do a “V” using both her hands and legs! A true Ninja!!
Apparently, other than the usual boring sit-up position, there’s also this cool-looking superman position available!! Too bad we didn’t get to try it.
除了最基本的坐姿，玩家還可以選擇像超人一般地 “飛” 下山！真可惜我們這次無福體驗，但，總會有下次！:)
Another Zipline spot can be found atop the Luho Mt.
另一個溜索的地點是在 Luho 山頂。雖然不比 Fairways & Bluewater 那兒的高，但一路滑下去，風景依舊宜人。
Zorbing, simply put, means “hamster-balling” :D
Zorb, 又稱“太空球”。把它想象成巨型的倉鼠球，把自己想象成巨無霸倉鼠，再想象自己在裡面滾來滾去。。。這就是“太空球” 啦！
The video isn’t clear enough to show how much of a “clumsy hamster” I was to have hit my right eye with my left knee. Ouch.
Safety first. Speak to the operator for safety advice before going down.
Now for something that’s a lot less dangerous but equally fun! ATV up the Mt Luho!
These ATVs look like colourful mantis to me, somehow…
Vroom Vroom~ these big mountain toys certainly brought out the inner child in us
A thrilling ride in the woods post-sunset.
An enjoyable trip is only complete when with the best of companions. I was exceedingly grateful to be able to share my Boracay moments with these lovely folks! :)
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- Helmet Dive: PHP 800/pax
- Cliff Dive: PHP 1,600/pax (unlimited jumps, with 2-way island transport included)
- Segway: PHP800/pax (30 min); PHP1,500/pax (60mins); PHP2,000/pax (90min)
- Zipline: PHP 700/pax
- ATV to Mt Luho: PHP 800/pax
- Zorb: PHP 400/pax
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