We woke up early. We plan to have our hair braid before our island hopping. We were able to get a package of activities at Glass Bottom Boat. They have a small booth not far from La Carmela. After breakfast we look for the two girls we saw yesterday that offers “hair braiding” (if there’s such a term, haha).
It took them an hour to finish our braid.
My first time to try this and I’m satisfied. We decided to have our hair braid for our day’s activities. We don’t our hair to get on the way (may ganon talaga, haha). At our back is the Glass Bottom Boat booth. The man in orange shirt is kuya Benjie. He assisted us in all our activities here.
So nice to wake up in the morning with this scenery.
First island we visited, Crystal Cove Island. It has always been part of the travel tour packages being offered in Boracay. You must board a boat to get here.
another sari-sari store along the way
There’s an entrance fee of 200php per person to enter both caves 1 and 2 and to enjoy the island’s facilities.
Finally we’re here…
You need to crawl on that small entrance (the one on the middle near the rope) to cave 2. It will be worth it. We really enjoyed our few minutes there since we have the place for ourselves. They manage the flow or traffic of people very well.
After Crystal Cove Island we head somewhere not far to snorkel. We had a good spot. Different kinds of fish below. All colorful and beautiful.
We had lunch at Ilig-iligan Beach. It is a small white beach on Boracay Island’s east coast. It’s again only accessible though boat and also depends on the island’s weather and tide. We’ve asked our boatman if we can go to Puka Beach, another white beach on the northern tip of Boracay and famous for its puka shells but they said no. It will be difficult to go there because of strong waves. On our way we passed by Tagos-tagos.
We had lunch at Three M Resto. Yummy and fresh food.
I just want to share while ordering we asked ate (the waitress) how much our order will cost because we fear we don’t have enough to pay for the food. Ate told us it’s okay they’ll just send someone to go with us to the hotel to get our payment. And we’re all like saying, “ahhh pwede pala un.”
There’s also a lot of vendors selling souvenir items in the island and since we’re not able to go to Puka Beach I just bought this one. The man told me the shell came from Puka Beach, I hope he’s the telling the truth because the following day when we went souvenir shopping at D’ Talipapa and D’ Mall prices of this kind were way cheaper though I must say the one I got has a better quality.
We’re not able to explore much of Ilig-iligan since we left immediately after lunch. We have a scheduled reef walking/helmet diving by 1:00 pm so we need to hurry. On our way there we saw a lot of water activities happening at the back beach, there’s parasailing, banana boat, fly fish, jet ski and helmet diving.
Helmet diving time…
While waiting for our turn the boys enjoyed diving and swimming. Good for them they’re not afraid even without life vest.
There were instructions and reminders prior the actual helmet diving. We were taught right hand signals. It’s important for you to know this since you can’t talk under water. *wink* You can only communicate through hand signals.
Helmet weighs 30 kilos if you’re not in the water but only weighs 1 kilo if you’re below 15-20 feet under water. I tried lifting them and yes they’re indeed heavy.
We really enjoyed this water activity. Walking, dancing, playing and having fun under water with the fishes with our loved ones. Precious! I would love to upload the video but I’m unable to. 😦