I visited Boracay,Philippines once but my sister goes there every year when she goes home in Philippines, though the place is known as pricey and overrated ,Boracay is commercially beautiful and no wonder why people like to go back. The one thing I don't like when I visited Boracay was the price jumps up when I booked the tour when they know I'm with foreigner. I'm not being cheap but the price they jumps up was outrageous and I know they have price for local and foreigner but sad to say they forget I'm Filipino also.
I would never forget one night that the price of the 1 lobster and shrimp was ridiculous. I almost called the police as the they give us the bill was over 4,000 pesos for two people. The price wasn't right and I told them I would pay but I will call the police if you can't justify the bill. The manager doesn't want to talk to us but he told us we have to settle with the waitress. It was really rude and the management wasn't right. After an explanation to me the price goes down to 2,000 pesos and the waiter was so apologetic of what happened.
When I talked to my sister she felt bad about what happened especially my hubby was first time to visit the Philippines. So on the following night we walked and showed them the restaurants but sad to say it was closed for 2 nights. Go figure what was happen.
When you order a lobster and shrimp make sure to get the total price before you eat and not the pound. The following night we decided to have lobster and we just pay 900 pesos for the same size of the lobster we ate last night and 400 pesos shrimp. I felt I was robbed with that restaurants.
The hotel was good enough for us. The price wasn't bad as it is in front of the beach. The customer service is really good and the staff was friendly.
Tricycle is the main transportation in the island. I talked to the tricycle driver and deal the price, so far I have no problem with them. They are more friendly and willing to help you. I always give tips to the tricycle driver.
Attraction is pretty good in boracay and my favorite is the paraw sailing while watching the sunset. There are activities for everyone. Whether you're adventurous or just relax the island.
After my vacation in Boracay I would say; no wonder Boracay was recognized as best island in the world you can justify once you felt the sand in your toes. I will still go back in Boracay after my experience it still the best place to relax and enjoy the sumptuous and delectable food in Philippines.