So after bulging my eyes out due to incessant reading, I finally decided on staying in Sur Boracay. It was seriously a tough job to choose among Sur, Island Nook and Taj Guesthouse. Island Nook is a new hotel that has minimalist rooms. It's also near major establishments. But the rooms are a tad bit plain for my liking. Taj Guesthouse, on the other hand, is highly recommended on TripAdvisor. I contacted them but was told that they didn't have a room for us on our travel dates so they referred us to Tan's Guesthouse. So I checked TGH's website and it looked, uh, unreliable? I know I was totally being shallow but I couldn't help it! I checked Sur'swebsite, which is pretty decent looking hihi, and rates were P3920/night for a standard triple room. Not that bad since it's in Station 1, meaning less people, and it has its own chairs and cabanas for the guests. Perfect for a beach front resort :)
Anyhoo, so when we arrived in Sur the first word that came to my mind to describe the place was "modest." It's not as grand as the other resorts in Station 1 but it's not as bare as other budget hotels. It's just...right. Just enough.
But thank God tourist spots are not created just so we can stay in our hotel rooms all day long. My eyes had to adjust to the glaring light outside though every time I walked out of our poorly-lit room. But 'tis okay. My eyes adjusted easily to the simple and fresh landscape of Sur.
Especially if you have your own beach chair to lounge away the afternoon. It was one of the main reasons why we didn't get bored of watching people from our cozy chairs. Beer, chips, chair on the beach - the ultimate beach bumming experience. I wonder though if we would have our own beach chairs during the summer when loads of people visit the island.
How about you? Where do you stay when you're in Boracay?