We were all excited when my 90 years old father agreed to come with us in Boracay. All of us were Boracay Virgins so I researched like crazy to make this trip comfortable and memorable for everyone especially to my 90 years old father.
After 5 days in Paradise I could say it was the best trip ever! We had a great time and we made beautiful memories that would last a lifetime. This experienced inspired me to write a post that would help everyone out there who wants to travel with their elderly love ones..So here are the ways to enjoy and have a blast in Boracay with our lovable Senior Citizens.
1. Ride a fast craft
As I have said before, comfort is one of the main concern I had with this trip. Thank God I discovered about the fast craft. So instead of a regular pump boat we opted for fast craft from Golden Star. For an additional of P5.00 from the fare of pump boat we enjoyed an air conditioned cabin, cushioned seats and faster travel time (5 minutes versus 15 minutes).
2. People watching.
Come on guys, let them do whatever they want. If they wanted to just sit in the sand near the beach, let them. It is the perfect place for them to watch people passing by. My father did that every morning and afternoon while we went swimming nearby. They just wanted to relax and feel the breeze while sipping taho...sounds perfect right?
3. Island Hopping
My father was hesitant to join us in our island hopping adventure but when my mum told him it was already paid (sayang kung hindi ka sasama) he agreed^_^ and he enjoyed so much.
one of my favorite ride
I think aside from island hopping, paraw sailing if one of the best way to experienced the beach. A paraw is a locale sail boat with two outriggers and two sails. Not only we had experienced the best sunset so far but it was also a very relaxing ride.
My father loves to exercise and one of the reason he enjoyed Boracay was the chanced he had to exercised in a super fine sand with amazing view. Also breathing salty air is good for our health.
6. Shopping and Dining at D'mall
Shoppin at D'mall is something you must not fail to do. It is indeed the biggest shopping mall in the island. You can buy different souvenirs like shirts, key chains, ref magnet and many more. It is where you can find cheap places to eat like andoks and mang inasal. Every night we usually dine here and stroll around.
7. Play in the sand and Watch Sunset.
Boracay Sunset is one Amazing Moment that everyone must Experience.
Who says that only kids can play in the sand??? Aside from crystal clear water, Boracay is also known for its powdery sand. Never cease an opportunity to play with it and let our senior have the opportunity to play and enjoy Boracay's legendary sand.
My father enjoying his drink during island hopping...
In a world where people usually prefers drinking coke, wine and beer, our seniors still prefers refreshing drink like buko juice to feel the essence of tropical vacation. Coconut has less sugar so its also very good to our health.
9. Celebrate special occasion
Love ones , Paradise, Birthday. A perfect recipe for an unforgettable birthday celebration. My uncle thanked us a thousand times for doing this to him. He said that it was the first time he had birthday celebration and I can tell that he was deeply touched. My uncle is always been very nice to us especially with my father and we think this is a perfect way to show our gratitude to him.
10. Ride A ship.
We wanted to experience a different mode of transportation so I thought 2go was a good alternative. We all believed that this is a must try especially if you have seniors on board. The trip was smooth and my father enjoyed his time watching his favorite sport in the cabin. He and my uncle roamed round the ship, check other accommodation and ate in cafeteria. They said now its more fun to travel by the sea.
We had a blast in Boracay!