It was already two in the morning and we’re still belting out some ballads on the KTV at Fabulous Fifties Bar & Restaurant. Me and my buddies were at the famed party island of the Philippines but we’re rocking it at the in-house bar of Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center Boracay. It was the lively crowd that cheered on me while I was singing and its convenience that we needed not to go out that night to party. Or maybe because they don’t charge us anything for using the videoke machine.
It was two months ago when me and my buddies embarked on our almost cancelled flight because of the thunderstorms in Manila. Arriving at Kalibo Internationa lAirport at ten in the evening, we got a bus+ferry+van combo right outside the arrival area going to our home in Boracay Island for three days.
It was already past midnight when we arrived at Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center Boracay and still, a cheery staff assisted us to the front desk for the processing of our booking. The lobby was airy and filled with wooden knick-knacks and metal sculptures around.
I love the layout of the resort as it has this tropical feel with the towering modern villa-like structures surrounding the huge pool.
|Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center|
Waking up was great as the sun peeped through the glass door. I prepped up some coffee and had my morning caffeine fix at the mini veranda while enjoying the sun kissing my skin. We then went to the breakfast buffet area at the lower ground level where we were greeted with loads of guests.
The buffet spread was a combination of traditional Filipino, Asian and international breakfast favorites. I had garlic rice, sausages, danggit, meat balls and fried noodles. The next day’s breakie was the same with a variation on some of the meat dishes but the dining experience was still the same, everything was fairly good but nothing stood out.
We went back to the resort and headed straight to Wan Shan Lo Restaurant for the buffet lunch. The buffet spread was filled with Chinese dishes and I could almost taste every dish as I was digging into it. The seafood choices were great as you could savor its freshness. The dessert selections were equally good especially the cakes.
We checked out the koi pond, some rescued sea turtles on a pond (which will be released anytime soon) and the oceanarium. And that’s all inside the premises of the resort, quite amazing right?
|Pearl of the King - the world's largest discovered pearl|
My eyes were glued on the wave guides as they showed off their riding prowess. I accepted the challenge on riding the waves and one of the guides went beside me to show me the basics; how to ride, how to balance and how to fall properly.
The time came when I needed to do it on my own. And as I battle to stay on the surfboard, my buddies were cheering for me to hang on to my dear life. I kept the pace long enough for my legs to be numb, I fell and bounced at the super padded rubber matting floor. I got the hang of it and let the waves carry me until my legs almost gave up. The thrill of doing it on your own was pretty exciting compared to my actual experience when I did surfing in La Union.
That night, we checked out the quirky Fabulous Fifties Bar & Restaurant on the basement floor of Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center. Mementos from the said era were scattered around the bar. There are two main areas and both did have a KTV machine (free for all, save your 5-peso coins). We grabbed some ice cold beers and started the show.
|Yummy nachos during our KTV sessions|
Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center
Station 2, Main Road, Boracay Island,
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