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BORACAY HOLIDAY! GET READY FOR

“B” MAG! the go-to guide for families

couples & friends, who want to turn one of the top beaches of the world into their personal playground.

PREMIERE ISSUE!

BORACAY’S NEXT TOP RESORTS! WE LIST DOWN BORACAY’S LATEST LUXURY GETAWAYS

PLUS

STAY: BORACAY BEACH RESORT; A SECRET HIDEAWAY IN D’MALL– L’AIR GUESTHOUSE EAT: DOS MESTIZOS SPANISH RESTAURANT TASTE: ZUZUNI’S SINFUL TREAT DRINK: JONY’S CLASSIC FRUITSHAKES SHOP: B MAG’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE LUXE: BELL&ROSS BRS GOLD PLAY: ELEVATION!– KITEBOARDING BORACAY MUSIC: MORCHEEBA +MORE INSIDE!!!


Ola Boracay! Happy Holidays! Welcome all beach-lovers, travelers and fellow Boracayphiles to our Premiere Issue! “B” Magazine is a fun and handy go-to playbook for the savvy local, the happy-bonding family, the spirited traveler and the hard to please sophisticate of Boracay Island. We give you the latest in hotels, fine and casual dining, hottest parties, events, to up-to-the-minute news in fashion, beach-sports, health, music, arts and the entertainment world. See? We do the hard work so you don’t have to. We give you an updated cultural road map for any Boracay lover whose time is precious and whose appetite for new Boracay experiences is boundless! Join us & revel in “B” MAG now!! Perry Lopez Jocson Editor-in-Chief

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STAY Boracay Beach Resort A Secret Hideaway in D’Mall L’Air Boracay Guesthouse EAT Spain Getaway! - Dos Mestizos Spanish Restaurant FEATURE STORY Boracay’s Next Top Resorts TASTE Zuzuni’s Luscious & Sinful Treat; DRINK Jony’s Classic Fruit Shakes SHOP B Mag’s Holiday Gift Guide LUXE Bell&Ross BRS Gold PLAY Elevation! - Kiteboarding Boracay MUSIC Morcheeba ROAM ON Kyoto Memoirs EVENTS Check out the Island’s Latest Events DIRECTORY Hotels, Restaurants, Spas, Airlines & Emergency Numbers PHOTO Photo of the Month

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Photos by: PERRY JOCSON

STAY

Boracay Beach Resort SWEET SUITES! – Imagine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and many fun activities, all surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and a Mediterranean flavor with warm touches of the Philippines that will make you feel rejuvenated. Boracay Beach Resort offers the charm of luxury without sacrificing intimacy. Price: Ambience: Service: Food: Room:

It is located on the opulent strip of Boracay’s famous white beach, midway between Boat Station 1 and the island’s newest center D’Mall.

BORACAY BEACH RESORT 380 White Beach, Station1, Balabag Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines Tel: +63 36 288-3208, 288-4288 Mobile: +63 920 920-0323 Email: info@boracaybeachresort.com

It could be a hushed relief from Boracay’s active party scene, but close enough to the island’s heart for those who want a complete Boracay experience. Its host of facilities includes dining, concierge, personal butler service, gift shop and much more.

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THE OCEAN VIEW SUITE ROOMS With a desirable beachfront location, these Suites features spectacular views of the turquoise ocean from their private balconies. A separate living area allows ample space for entertaining family and friends. The one bedroom ocean-view suites features king-sized beds and are full of delightful touches like cable TVs, fully-stocked mini bars, coffee makers and WIFI. They also provide free laundry services, now that’s a pleasant plus. ONE BEDROOM GARDEN VIEW SUITES This is the perfect hideaway for those who prefer a more cosmopolitan ambience. Behind the Ocean View Suites, you will be greeted with lush forest surroundings. The edgeless white buildings and balconies give the air of a Mediterranean village. The Garden View Suites are spacious modern interiors with lovely custom-made Philippine furniture and Italian bath fixtures. It’s indulgent enough to envelop honeymooners for a week or more, and can accommodate a family in comfort. For budgetarians, they also offer the Bungalows Boracay Style. These native-style casitas add a novel touch to the resort. There are special delights that you’ll rarely find elsewhere - like snoozing in your private hammock while the breeze gently kisses and rustles the leaves of the coconut trees above your hut. Discover the ideal blend of Boracay warmth and excitement at The Boracay Beach Resort! 07


Photos by: PERRY JOCSON

STAY

A Secret Hideaway in D’Mall...

L’A i r G u e s t h o u s e Price: Ambience: Service: Room: l’air boracay guesthouse 82 D’Mall, Boracay Island, Philippines Tel: +63 2 494-1300 Mobile: +63 916 460-8888 Email: info@lairboracay.com DISCLAIMER: L’Air Guesthouse is a private house for friends & referred guests only. The landmark used is the L’Air Boutique and as such included in the guesthouse’s name only for definition & location purposes.

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L’Air Guesthouse is a cozy, intimate, stylish & moderndesigned guesthouse right in the middle of Boracay’s premier shopping & dining center at D’Mall in Station 1 of white beach, the prime location of the island where the finer sand, international restaurants & retail shops can be found. Just a short walk to the beachfront, it is accessible to convenience stores, pharmacies, variety of shops, water sports centers, internet & business centers as well as airline centers. A few steps away are an array of international cuisine with Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Spanish, Irish, Continental Gourmet, Greek, Mexican, Italian, Mongolian, Korean,


American & French restos & bars, exquisite souvenir shops to choose from within the D’Mall area alone! Relax in the comfort of L’Air guesthouse’s modern amenities. Feel at home and lounge in the luxe living area, have coffee or tea in the kitchenette and take a nap in the loft bedroom’s 1000 thread-count Egyptian sheets after a day of walking in the white sands of Boracay, enjoying water sports activities in the sea, or just touring the island on motorbikes & sailboats… Just downstairs is the L’Air exclusive boutique where one of a kind clothing & accessories can be found, featuring limited edition brand items.

An ample kitchenette & cozy loft bedroom.

L’Air guesthouse’s stairway to blissful heaven.

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Photos by : ABET JIMENEZ

EAT

Spain Getaway in Boracay!

Dos Mestizos Spanish Restaurant

Price: Ambience: Service: Food: DOS MESTIZOS SPANISH RESTAURANT between Stations 2&3, behind Tourist Center, Boracay Island, Philippines Tel: +63 36 288-5786

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For a taste of Spanish Meditteranean cuisine & atmosphere, try Dos Mestizos Restaurant at station 3, located behind the main Tourist Center. A cozy restaurant/bar run by true-blue mestizos. Dos Mestizos offers a delightful array of Spanish dishes & an extensive wine selection, with Chef Binggoy Remedios’ famous recipes such as the house specialty paella and chorizo tapas, as well as the intoxicating home-made Sangria. Aside from the classic, sumptuous all-time favorites Paella Valencia and Paella Negra (they also offer Paella Verduras for vegetarians), there are equally mouth-watering ala carte selections that will surely satisfy the hungriest of appetites. The Cochinillo (Roast Suckling Pig), a must try, it’s


Almejas

so tender it melts in your mouth! It is one of the most typical dishes in the Castillan cuisine, especially the city of Segovia (call ahead, requires one day advance order); Bacalao al Pilpil (salted codfish in olive oil and garlic); Salpicao de Vaca (beef tenderloin sautĂŠed in olive oil and garlic); the Pescados en Salsa Verde (fish fillet oven-cooked in olive oil, accented with white wine and parsley); plus a plethora of other sumptuous cuisine! The Saturday tapas buffet is jam-packed, so come early to get a seat at the table or at the lounge area. Portions are generous & priced appropriately at P250 per person.

Photo: PERRY JOCSON

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Dos Mestizos’ interiors is reminiscent of an authentic Spanish bar & restaurant in Barcelona or Madrid. Friends & families can gather in the taverna-like dining hall and bar to enjoy the artistic murals, a wide glass-view kitchen, Spanish tables & mementos, or dine al fresco while people-watching and enjoying a memorable gastronomic experience!

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FEATURE

Raising the bar Shangri-La Boracay’s magnificent deluxe room.

Boracay’s Next Top Resorts by Bennii Obaña

SHANGRI-LA’S BORACAY RESORT & SPA

Oversized pots line The Tides’ zen-like courtyard.

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Riding on the laurels of the world-famous Hong Kong-based ShangriLa Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa will surely live up to the reputation of one of the world’s most popular hotel chains. Set to open in the first quarter of 2009, the 12-hectare resort will encompass 219 rooms including 36 villas and suites; comprehensive leisure facilities; and a 350 meters of secluded beach front. The décor of the resort is mostly tropical, contemporary Filipino and the ambiance is world-class. Deluxe rooms will measure 60 square meters, all with balconies and commanding sea views. Villas will be butler-serviced retreats with a minimum 108 square meters and private plunge pools, whirlpools or pergolas for al fresco dining.


Shangri-La’s 12-hectare resort will encompass 219 rooms including 36 villas and suites; comprehensive leisure facilities; and 350 meters of secluded beach front.

The resort is also home to Chi-The Spa @ Shangri-La where one can unwind in the luxury of the nearly 6,000-square-meter spa village which will be located on a rocky peninsula overlooking a private bay, with eight garden villas, couple’s suites and VIP suites. Ancient treatments based from the Chinese and Himalayan healing traditions are the focus of relaxation here. Without even batting any eyelash, guests can indulge themselves in panoramic views of the ocean as well as a touch of the thriving ecosystem of diverse, even rare, flora and fauna, if one so pleases. THE TIDES HOTEL BORACAY

The Tides Hotel is vast, open & spacious... a rarity in today’s hotel standards.

Ideal chill spot, roofdeck of the Tides Hotel.

Situated between Stations 1 and 2 inside D’Mall you’ll find The Tides Hotel Boracay. It is situated conveniently close to the main white beach so getting to and from the rooms is not only easy but appropriate for moments when needed. The Tides Hotel Boracay offers modern rooms & amenities that are of international standards so guests can unwind without having to worry about anything except what to indulge while on the island. The rooms are very comfortable, fresh and glamorous. Top-off your eventful day with a deep slumber in Tides’ modern rooms.

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Discovery Shore’s lovely balconies & the sunken pool bar.

Al fresco dining c/o Discovery Shores hip-happening Sands Restaurant.

The price range ($140 to $200) of the rooms is not as pricey as one would guess, considering the quality of The Tides. The rooftop pool lounge area is worth the trip alone! Convenience, affordability and complete relaxation is reason enough to want to stay away from the rat race for life! Discovery Shores Boracay Boracay has a reputation that rivals resorts and beaches all over the world. It is resorts like Discovery Shores Boracay that solidify and confirm the island’s well-earned reviews. This Boracay getaway is known to house some of the best rooms and amenities all over the island. The rooms are not only spacious with spectacular views, they are a refreshing way to forget about the hustle and bustle of the city. One could easily have difficulty deciding whether spending time on the beach or looking at the beach from the room and enjoying its luxurious interiors would be better. Although the price of Discovery Shores Boracay is not modest, the picturesque setting, spacious lounge areas and rooms makes it certainly worth more than one would pay. A sizable pool and 14-meter high waterfall feature in the middle of the facility is a great treat for families. Whether one chooses to eat in the high-lux restaurant/bar Sands or enjoy the convenience of room service, the proof is in the pudding! 14


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Zuzuni’s So Sinful Treat! SO SINFUL YET SO HEAVENLY! – One need not be quite as philosophical to figure out that some of the most enjoyable indulgences include dessert. Some of life’s pleasures are not merely the simple pleasures in life. Price: Ambience: Service: Food: ZUZUNI BOUTIQUE HOTEL & RESTAURANT White Beach, Station1 Boracay Island, Philippines Tel: +63 36 288-4477 Email: zuzuniboracay@gmail.com Website: www.zuzuni.net

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Zuzuni’s Chocolate Sin is a delicious mix of the rich and splendid. The 15-20 minute wait for this ultimate treat is worth it once you get a taste of the warm freshly baked chocolate fudge with cool vanilla ice-cream! Dessert is always the best way to top off an evening. If eating a dessert such as this is considered sinful, one can only imagine how good Heaven must be! “Sinners” must leave any diet plans at the door, yet shouldn’t feel guilty for this treat is perfectly portioned. Zuzuni’s Chocolate Sin is THE best dessert in the island and certainly one of the best in the world period.


DRINK

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CHOCOBANANAPEANUTBUTTER RHUMSHAKE-ALIDOCIOUS! by Bennii Obaña

Price: Ambience: Service: Food: JONY’S RESTAURANT White Beach, near Station1 Boracay Island, Philippines Tel: +63 36 288-6119 Email: jonysboracay@yahoo.com

JONY’S FRUIT SHAKES! – If refreshing and cool is what beachcombers always crave, then Jony’s Classic Fruit shakes packs a wallop and a half! Disappointment will not happen here. With every summer fruit combination available, these shakes are bound to pack a delightful punch in every sip. Tropical and fun are only the beginning with Jony’s famous shakes served in extra large glass jars. Leave heatstroke in the city because there is no room for it here. Dive into one of these delectable shakes! Fruits and shakes go together better than sun and surf. 17


SHOP

B Mag’s Holiday Gift Guide Stock up on these unique gift items for your loved ones and friends that can only be found at L’Air Boutique in the island of Boracay!

THE INNER CIRCLE Be beach perfect with these adorable crochet necklaces and bangles in rainbow colors.

l’air BOUTIQUE is at 82 D’Mall, Boracay Island, Philippines Mobile: +63 916 460-8888 Email: info@lairboracay.com; Web: www.lairboracay.com 18

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L’Air’s famous handmade crochet bikini.


AIR COOL

A spectrum of Crochet bikinis & tops!

TATTOO YOU

Tattoo Flash design keychains: Lucky Koi, Fire Skull, Flaming Heart, Mystic Butterfly. by PJOC

GREEK GODDESS Ward off evil eyes with Mati bracelets direct from Greece!

KNITTY GRITTY Knitted yarn bangles in different earth tones!

PARTEE!

The hot selling Boracay party shirts, which can only be found in L’Air Boracay.

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LUXE

www.bellross.com

Smaller, Sleeker and Smart

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Bell & Ross has expanded its iconic model, the INSTRUMENT, with the birth of its new exquisite and divine 18K BRS GOLD collection. These beautiful 39mm diameter watches look modern, formal, distinguished, and sophisticated. Available in both satin-finish rose gold & grey gold, with three dial colors offered; Black galvanic, ivory or pearl. Each watch is fitted with a posh alligator leather strap, an 18K gold tang buckle, sapphire crystals, and water resistance is rated for 50 meters. The dark blued hands create a very tasteful contrast to the ivory & pearl colored dials. Pure class can definitely be experienced and enjoyed with the Bell & Ross BRS Gold. Prices are $11,000 and $12,000 for the rose and grey gold versions, respectively at bellross.com


Elevation! Kiteboarding Boracay

Part 1

PLAY

Is there any eco-friendly way to enjoy the surf around Boracay? There certainly is! Kiteboarding is one of the newer sports for water enthusiasts. It’s as simple as getting on a surfboard, attaching a kite, and letting the wind take the lead. Kiteboarding (or kitesurfing) lets an individual feel the freedom of the ocean on a completely different level.

HANGIN KITEBOARDING CENTER Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines 5608 Tel: +63 36 288-3663 Email: nenettewindsurf@yahoo.com Website: www.kiteboardingboracay.com

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Kiteboarding in Boracay’s Bulabog beach at the premiere Kiteboarding school “Hangin Kiteboarding Center” is the Philippine’s best kept secret, frequented by sports enthusiasts from all over the world. Elevate your water sports experience and learn in a safe way with Hangin’s discovery course, or be IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) certified in just 4 hours and have your own awesome IKO Kiteboarder Card! The thrill of kitesurfing will surely turn a person into a beachcomber for life. If Boracay allows the spectacular view from under the ocean, why not on top of it as well as above it? All one needs to do is strap in and let the wind take over! (Next Issue: PART 2)


Photographed by: PERRY JOCSON


Photo: Rod | Le-HibOO.com

MUSIC

MORCHEEBA

MORCHEEBA – Dive Deep (2008)

MORCHEEBA are primarily known for the single “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day” in 2000. They are one of the architects of trip-hop and chillout. Their sound is synonymous with spectacular sunsets and late night comedowns. Their previous albums are pretty good (but are hardly a patch on ‘Big Calm’, still THE benchmark for Morcheeba greatness, in my humble opinion), they relied primarily on one vocalist, but ‘Dive Deep’ marks the first complete shift to multiple singers on an album. It is quite a risk, but those willing to “enjoy the ride,” as the album’s first single suggests, will be rewarded. That’s what is so exciting about Dive Deep -- it is refreshing, yet grounded in the unique sound that Morcheeba is known for. It sounds like a reinvention of a sound that could have stagnated. 'Dive Deep' goes a long way to restoring one's faith in the band. I'd thoroughly recommend 'Dive Deep' to any existing Morcheeba fan or newcomer for that matter. Well worth a listen, and a purchase.

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ROAM ON

B Mag travels to the most interesting & exotic places worth spending your time & money on! Welcome to “Roam On�!

Kyoto Memoirs by AJ A day in one of the oldest capitals of the world, Kyoto, Japan is like a soujourn into a different era of time, ironic that it is set also in one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. Kyoto was formerly the imperial capital during the Samurai eras of Japan. Having been replaced by Tokyo, it has since maintained the luxury of the old culture, practices, shops and way of life. The Kyoto Tower, houses an observation deck, hotel and a departmnet store.

The Gion & Pontocho are areas preserved from the old era with the original Japanese restaurants, bars, old shops with artisans making pots, household items, candies, dolls 25


from skills passed on by their ancestors. Here you can can catch a glimpse of the Maikos and Geishas if you’re lucky, as they walk past crowds in more than leisurely speed, on their way to performing in one of the traditional inns and restaurants. Even the most jaded traveler will be awestruck by their exotic appearance and garb, as if seeing a rare wild creature in the midst of a bustling downtown street filled with the ubiquitous ‘Salarymen’, uniformed Japanese schoolboys & schoolgirls, post-punk ‘Goths & Lolitas’ and other Japanese citizens.

Yojiya, a specialist cosmetics company founded in Kyoto.

A maiko in Gion. Like Gion, Pontochō is also home to many geisha houses and traditional tea houses.

One of the most amazing natural wonders in Kyoto is the Kamo River which traverses the stretch of main Kyoto. While walking, biking or commuting one can see how clean this river is as most Kyotoites dip their feet here while feeding big Koi fishes & Storks! A section of this River is dubbed “the Beach” as it is where locals especially the youth hang-out by its sandy shores, fronting the Shijo & Kawaramachi downtown shopping area where luxury shops such as Takashimaya housing most world-class labels and the 5-story minimalist Muji house & clothing goods shop, across from the Noh Theater that hosts 10-12 hours-straight Kabuki performances. If you ever try to watch that, a couple of shots of Sake and sticks of Yakiniku (grilled chicken, pork or beef) should help you get back to the real world. A must-try is the kiosk favorite “Takoyaki” or Octupus Balls, freshly-chopped Octupus rolled and dipped in batter, then deep-fried to mouth-watering perfection, topped with Katsuoboshi (shredded Bonito fish-flakes) that seem to move with your chopsticks. For high-end dinners, try the Kaiseki full-course meals, just be sure to bring enough cash 26

A Takoyaki stall.

Kiyomizu Temple, suspended on giant pillars and built without a single nail.


or credit as one would when buying an appliance or furniture. Well-worth the Japanese experience!

Kabuki theater poster. Ryozen Kannon.

The Kyoto Station, modern face of an ancient capital.

For a traditional Japanese lodging, a local Ryokan (Inn) complete with breakfast, lunch and dinner meals prepared lovingly by the owners or inn-keepers will give you a taste of how Japanese people lived then and some even to this present day. Complete with Tatami mats & floor mattresses and hot baths (one must clean themselves first by soaping up , scrubbing & rinsing at a pre-bath area) in authentic wooden tubs or stone-lined mini-pools. To complete your Kyoto adventure, a tour of world-famous museums and heritage sites such as the Kiyomizu Temple (large woodplanked palace assembled without a single nail), Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion (made with real gold foil), Ginkakuji Silver Pavillion (made with silver), Imperial Palace with Nightingale floors (squeaking floors made for the Emperor to warn of Assasins or Ninjas) and Higashi Temple with the world’s largest rope made of human hair! Ryoanji Temple houses beautiful and vast Rock Gardens symbolizing Oceans and Islands, tended by Zen monks. For hiking enthusiasts, a marathon long stairway to the Fushimi-Inari where over a thousand Toriis (red-orange gates) line the mountains, as you head to the top where your wish comes true, not for the faint-hearted or smokers! One of the most serene hiking experiences can be had while trekking around the forested Mount Kurama. At the end of your journey, have fresh grilled fish meals on the restaurant that sits on top of the gushing river—a truly other-worldly experience of Kyoto! 27


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EVENTS

Dos Mestizos’ Halloween Gala

Right „ Photos: Abet Jimenez Dos Mestizos head honcho Binggoy Remedios and friends Bottom Left: Binggoy with Atty. Katrina Legarda; Bottom Right: Boracay’s darling heiresses Tin-Tin, Din-Din, Ajaya & Friend. 30


The Tides Hotel FIRST Year Anniversary

boracay blackOUT @ plazoleta

 Above Girls in Printed Dresses: Bunny Atayde, Bianca Salonga, Vanessa Pastor, Stefanie Cabal and Erica Paredes; Bottom Left: Claudine Trillo, Tim Yap; Bottom Right: GP Reyes, Erik Cua, Stephen Ku, RJ Ledesma, Fernando Aracama, JR Isaac

Right „ Photos: Sonny Thakur Special thanks: the people and sponsors behind the party: REPUBLIC, SKULL CANDY, Seair, Fiamma Flashback Mondays.

Send us your Events in boracay! Please include the event title, brief description, date of event, artwork, photos with names and any other pertinent information, plus your name, designation, company and all contact info. Email them to BmagEvents@gmail.com 31


STAY ALTA VISTA DE BORACAY Puka Beach, Yapak IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $88++ W: www.altavistaboracay.com E: reservations@altavistaboracay.com E +63 2 895-4801; +63 36 288-9888 ARTISTA BEACH VILLAS Diniwid Beach IN: 14:00 / OUT: 11:00 R: $150 - $175 PS; $95 - $110 LS W: www.artistaboracay.com E: info@artistaboracay.com E +63 36 288-5960 ASYA BORACAY RESORT Station 3 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P7,454 - P10,321 W: www.asya-boracay.com E: asya.sales@gmail.com E +63 2 893-5276; +63 36 288-5875 BEACHCOMBER BEACH RESORT Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $80 - $150 PS; $65 - $115 LS W: www.beachcomberboracay.com E: bcombinn@hotmail.com E +63 36 288-4465 BLUE MANGO INN Station 3 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $72 - $165 PS; $38 - $84 LS W: www.bluemango.com.ph E: info@bluemango.com.ph E +63 2 288-5170; +63 36 288-5170 BLUEWAVES BEACH HOUSE Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P4,720 - P7,080 PS - P2,360 - P4,720 LS W: www.bluewavesboracay.com E: info@ bluewavesboracay.com E +63 36 288-6544 BORACAY BEACH RESORT Station 1 IN: 13:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: €56 - €200

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W: www.boracaybeachresort.com E: info@boracaybeachresort.com E +63 36 288-3208, +63 36 288-4288 BORACAY MANDARIN HOTEL Station 2 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P8,800 - P30,800 PS; P8,000 - P28,000 LS W: www.boracaymandarin.com E: b@boracaymandarin.com E +63 2 567-1672; +63 36 288-3444 BORACAY REGENCY RESORT Station 2 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $129 - $513 W: www.boracayregency.com E: rsvn@boracayregency.com E +63 2 523-1234, +63 36 288-6111 BORACAY SHORES Station 1, behind Seawind IN: 12:00 / OUT: 14:00 R: P2,800 PS - P2,500 LS E: boracayshores@yahoo.com E +63 36 288-3482 BORACAY TERRACES Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P6,000 - P7,000 PS; P5,000 - P6,000 LS W: www.boracayterraces.com E: reservations@boracayterraces.com E +63 36 288-4000 BORACAY TROPICS RESORT Station 2 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: US$90++ W: www.boracaytropics.com E: info@boracaytropics.com E +63 2 840-3153; +63 36 288-4034 BORACAY WEST COVE Diniwid Beach IN: 13:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P7,400 - P12,320 PS; P5,040 - P7,560 LS W: www.boracaywestcove.com E: info@ boracaywestcove.com E +63 2 721-9293; +63 36 288-4579 DAVE’S STRAW HAT INN

Station 3 IN: 13:30 / OUT: 12:00 R: P1,960 - P3,080 PS; P1,120 - P1,736 LS W: www.davesstrawhatinn.com E: info@davesstrawhatinn.com E +63 2 721-9293; +63 36 288-5465 DISCOVERY SHORES BORACAY Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P15,000 - P21,500 W: www.discoveryshoresboracay.com E: dsbrsvn@discovery.com.ph E +63 2 683-8222; +63 36 288-4500 ERUS SUITES HOTEL Sitio Ambolong, Manoc Manoc IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P4,000 - P4,500 PS; P3,500 - P3,800 LS W: http://www.erusboracay.com E: erushotel@gmail.com E +63 36 288 3442 ESCONDIDO BEACH RESORT Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $70++ W: www.escondidoboracay.net E: escondidoboracay@yahoo.com E +63 2 376-4535 FAIRWAYS AND BLUEWATER Newcoast IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R:$87++ W: www.fairwaysbluewaterboracay.com E: naomi_soriano@yahoo.com E +63 2 633-1393; +63 36 288-5587 FRIDAYS BORACAY Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P14,500 - P18,000 PS; P10,000 - P14,000 LS W: www.fridaysboracay.com E: reservations@fridaysboracay.com E +63 2 892-9283; +63 36 288-6200 HEY! JUDE BORACAY RESORT D’Mall Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $52++ W: www.heyjude-boracay.com


E: heyjudehotel@yahoo.com E +63 2 487-3025; +63 36 288-5401

E +63 2 489-8907; +63 36 288-6753

E +63 2 416-4010; +63 36 288-3091

ONEMGM BORACAY Station 3 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P6,100 - P23,300 W: www.onemgmboracay.com E: reservation@onemgmboracay.com E +63 2 634-3581; +63 36 288-3411

SUR BEACH RESORT Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: 4480 - 7840 W: www.surboracay.com E: surboracay@gmail.com E +63 36 288-6844

PATIO PACIFIC Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P7,999 - P9,999 PS; P6,000 - P8,500 LS W: www.patiopacificboracay.com E: sales@patiopacificboracay.com E +63 2 845-2222, +63 36 288-3888

SURFSIDE BORACAY RESORT Angol Beach IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $80 - $180 W: www.boracaysurfside.com E: mail@www.boracaysurfside.com E +63 2 338-6899; +63 36 288-5006

PEARL OF THE PACIFIC RESORT Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P14,200 - P19,600 W: www.pearlofthepacific.com.ph E: info@pearlofthepacific.com E +63 2 926-0162; +63 36 288-3220

THE PANOLY RESORT HOTEL Punta Bunga Beach IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $140++ W: www.thepanoly.com E: reservation@thepanoly.com E +63 2 812-2233; +63 36 288-3011

PINJALO RESORT Station 1 IN: 13:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P14,200 - P19,600 W: www.pinjalo.com E: info@pinjalo.com E +63 36 288-3206

THE TIDES HOTEL D’Mall Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $140 - $140 W: www.tidesboracay.com E: reservation@tidesboracay.com E +63 2 725-3411; +63 36 288-4517

PUNTA ROSA BOUTIQUE HOTEL Station 1, near Boracay Terraces Resort IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $112 - $200 PS - $100 - $179 LS W: www.puntarosa.ph E: puntarosabora@yahoo.com E +63 36 288-6740

TWO SEASONS BORACAY Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P9,000 - P32,000 PS; P7,000 - P24,000 W: www.twoseasonsboracay.com E: rsvn@twoseasonsboracay.com E +63 2 415-4652; +63 36 288-4384

MONACO SUITES DE BORACAY Tulubhan, Manoc-Manoc IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $250 - $380 W: www.monacosuites.com E: info@monacosuites.com E +63 36 288-4800

Red Coconut Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P4,920 - P10,800 PS; P4,100 - P9,000 LS W: www.redcoconut.com.ph E: info@redcoconut.com.ph E +63 2 852-7789; +63 36 288-3507

WALING-WALING BEACH HOTEL Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $144 - $360 PS; $70 - $196 LS W: www.waling.com E: sales@waling.com E +63 2 896-9456; +63 36 288-5555

NAMI PRIVATE VILLAS Diniwid Beach IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: US$225++ W: www.namiboracay.com E: namiresorts@yahoo.com.ph

SEA WIND RESORT Station 1 IN: 13:00/ OUT: 11:00 R: P9,100 - P12,000 PS; P6,700 - P8,900 LS W: www.seawindresort.net E: seawind@pacific.net.ph

JONY’S BEACH RESORT Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $75++ W: www.jonysboracay.com E: jonysboracay@yahoo.com E +63 36 288-6119 L’AIR GUESTHOUSE D’Mall Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P4,500 PS; P3,500 LS W: www.lairboracay.com E: info@lairboracay.com E +63 916 460-8888 LE SOLEIL DE BORACAY Station 2 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P5,750 - P13,750 PS; P5,200 - P12,500 LS W: www.lesoleil.com.ph E: lesoleil@pjlhuillier.com E +63 2 895-1777; +63 36 288-6209 MANDALA SPA & VILLAS Station 3 IN: 13:00 / OUT: 11:00 R: P15,800++ PS; P14,500++ LS W: www.mandalaspa.com E: info@mandalaspa.com E +63 36 288-5858 MICROTEL INN & SUITES Diniwid Beach IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: $78++ W: www.microtel-boracay.com E: boracay@microtelphilippines.com E +63 2 631-7171; + 63 36 288-4311

ZUZUNI BOUTIQUE HOTEL Station 1 IN: 14:00 / OUT: 12:00 R: P4,800 - P7,900 PS; P3,200 - P5,900 LS W: www.zuzuni.net E: info@zuzuni.net E +63 36 288-4477

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EAT ARIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian *wood fired pizzas D'Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-5573

HOBBIT HOUSE Irish, Filipino *100 kinds of beer! D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-6687

MANGO RAY BAR & RESTAURANT Swiss, International *raclette, soups Station 2 E +63 36 288-6129

CAFE DEL SOL Coffee, Dessert, Breakfast *breakfast D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-5573

ISLAND CHICKEN INASAL Filipino *chicken oil, chicken inasal, kansi D'Mall Station 1; & infront Beachcomber E +63 36 288-5946

OLÉ TAPAS BAR Y RESTAURANT Spanish, Mexican, Cuban *chicken skewers D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-5940

CHEZ DE PARIS French/Asian *angus beef, beef teriyaki, couscous Station 2 E +63 36 288-3233

JAMMERS American *Monster Burger, 24hrs. D’Mall Station 1 E +63.36.288.6455

PIKOY’S International *breakfast, beach front dinner buffet Station 1, at Seawind Resort E +63 36 288-3091

CRAZY CREPES Dessert *apple cinnamon, mango almond D’Mall Station 1, near L’Air boutique T: +63 36 288-4476

KAESEKE Japanese *lobster sashimi, lobster miso soup D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-5610

PRANA RESTAURANT Vegetarian *wasabi salad, eggplant mozzarella Station 3, Mandala Spa E +63 36 288-5856

CYMA Greek *lamb chops, chicken gyro D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-4283

KASBAH RESTAURANT Moroccan *mixed brochettes, tegines Station 1, beside Discovery Shores E +63 36 288-4790

REAL COFFEE Coffee, Dessert, All-day Breakfast *cappuccino, kalamansi cup cake, pastries Station 1, near boat station 1 E +63 36 815-1775

DOS MESTIZOS RESTAURANT Spanish *paella, saturdays eat-all-you-can tapas Station 3, behind Tourist Center E +63 36 288-5786

LA RESERVE RESTAURANT French *Häagen-Dazs, crepes, Lavazza Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan E +63 36 288.3020

SANDS RESTAURANT International *beach front dinner buffet Station 1, in Discovery Shores E +63 36 288-4500

GASTHOF Grilled, German, Filipino *baby back ribs, prawn sinigang D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-6473

LEMON i CAFÉ Mediterranean *tiramisu, ciabatta sandwiches D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-6781

STEAKHOUSE International *Aussie beef Station 1 E +63 36 288-6120

HALOWICH by RED BEAN Dessert *pocket sandwiches, wine ice D’Mall Station 1, near L’Air boutique E +63 36 288-6752

MANAMI RESTAURANT AT NAMI International *caramelized onions & goat cheese tart Diniwid beach, in Nami Resort E +63 36 288-6753

TRUE FOOD Indian *rogan josh, Indian tea Station 2 E +63 36 288-3142

HAWAIIAN BAR-B-QUE Continental *baby back ribs, boracay’s own Station 1 E +63 36 260-2246

MAÑANA RESTAURANT Mexican *homemade nachos, sizzling chicken Station 1 E +63 36 288-5435

ZUZUNI RESTAURANT Greek *chocolate sin (Boracay’s best dessert), souvlakis Station 1 E +63 36 288-4477

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DRINK BEACHCOMBER BAR Station 1 E +63 36 2886237 BOM BOM *Reggae, Live Band Station 1 E +63 36 288-6139 BORACAY WEST COVE Diniwid Beach E +63 36 288-4279 CLUB PARAW Station 1 E +63 36 288-6151 COCOMANGAS SHOOTERS BAR *home of “fifteen and still standing” Station 1 E +63 36 288-6384 DANZKA BAR Station 1, Willy’s Hotel E +63 36 288-3395 GUILLY’S ISLAND RESTO-BAR Station 1 E +63 36 288-4647

HEY! JUDE *DJ D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-5401 HOBBIT HOUSE *Live music; 100 kinds of beer!D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-6687 JIMSTER RESTO BAR Diniwid Beach E +63 917 725-2155 JUICE BAR *DJ Plazoleta, Station 2 E +63 36 288-6917 MANGO RAY BAR Station 2 E +63 36 288-6129 RUMBA’S D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-5971 SAMBA Station 1

E +63 36 288-4560 SEA BREEZE CAFÉ Station 2, Boracay Regency E +63 36 288-6111 SPORTS BAR Station 3 E +63 36 288-3206 SUMMER PLACE *DJ Station 2 E +63 36 288-3144 TIDES ROOFDECK *DJ D’Mall Station 1, Tides Hotel Rooftop E +63 36 288-4517 WAHINE BEACH CAFÉ & BAR Station 1 E +63 36 288-6288 WRECK BAR Station 3, inside Calypso Diving Center E +63 36 288-3206

PLAY Adventure HELICOPTER ADVENTURES Cagban Helipad, Manoc Manoc W: www.lionairinc.com E: lionairinc@ lionairinc.com E +63 36 288-4356 Diving AQUALIFE DIVERS ACADEMY Angol Point, Manoc Manoc W: www.divingboracay.com E: contact@boracaydivers.com E +63 36 288-3276 Diving BLUE MANGO DIVE CENTER Sitio Angol, Barangay Manoc Manoc Boracay Island

W: www.boracaydive.com E: info@bluemango.com.ph E +63 36 288-6954 Diving CALYPSO DIVING RESORT Station 1 W: www.calypso-asia.com E: info@calypso-asia.com E +63 36 288-3206 Diving NEW WAVE DIVERS Station 1 W: www.diving.com.ph E: info@boracaydiver.com E +63 36 288-5265

Diving SEAGAIA DIVING Station 1 W: www.seagaia-boracay.com E: info@seagaia-boracay.com E +63 36 288-3661 Diving WATERCOLORS DIVE RESORT Station 1, near Willy’s rock W: www.watercolors.ph E: info@watercolors.ph E + 63 36 288-6745 Kiteboarding / Windsurfing HANGIN KITEBOARDING Station 1, c/o Boracay Beach Resort W: www.kiteboardingboracay.com

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E: nenettewindsurf@yahoo.com E +63 36 288-3663 Sailing SASHA SAILING CLUB Diniwid Beach c/o Nami Boracay W: www.sashasailing.com E: sashasailing@yahoo.com E +63 36 288-4032 Spa FOOTSIES & SBK SPA D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-4264, 288-4443 Spa MANDALA SPA

Station 3 W: www.mandalaspa.com E: info@mandalaspa.com E +63 36 288-5858 Spa NAMI SPA Diniwid Beach W: www.namiboracay.com E: namiresorts@yahoo.com.ph E +63 36 288-6753 Spa NEO ISLAND SPA Pearl of the Pacific Resort, Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan W: www.neo.ph

E: boracay@neo.ph E +63 36 501-3636 Spa TIRTA SPA Sitio Malabunot, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island W: www.tirtaspa.com E: info@tirtaspa.com E +63 36 260-2488 Spa YASURAGI SPA Station 3, in Surfside Resort, Angol point W: www.boracaysurfside.com E: mail@www.boracaysurfside.com E +63 36 288-5320

EMERGENCY Forex/Postal Service/Tours TOURIST CENTER W: http://www.touristcenter.com.ph/ E: info@touristcenter.com.ph E +63 2 751-5866; +63 36 288 3704 Health, Clinic/Hospital BORACAY HOSPITAL E +63 36 288-3401 ISLAND CLINIC & DIAGNOSTICS E +63 36 288-4280 FARMACIA ALENJEN DRUGSTORE E +63 288-6778

Local Government DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM D’Mall Station 1 E +63 36 288-3689 IMMIGRATION OFFICE E +63 36 288-5267 POLICE STATION E +63 36 288-3066 PROVINCIAL MUNICIPAL HALL E +63 36 268-5338

Salon ISLAND SALON Station 1, Pearl of the Pacific Resort W: www.islandsalonboracay.bravehost.com E: danny,jota@gmail.com E +63 36 506-3088 Wedding BELLS AND BLOOMS D’Mall Station 1 W: www.bellsnblooms.com E: izyj@yahoo.com E +63 36 288-6743

FLIGHT Cebu Pacific MNL - BOR: 05:30 06:30 08:25 09:25 11:20 11:55 14:15 15:00 16:50 BOR - MNL: 06:50 07:50 09:45 10:45 12:00 12:40 13:15 15:35 16:20 W: www.cebupacificair.com E +63 2 702-0888 (Manila); +63 36 288-7542 (Boracay)

Seair MNL - BOR: 05:40 07:00 08:00 08:20 09:30 10:00 10:20 10:30 13:30 14:30 15:00 15:10 15:30 16:00 BOR - MNL: 07:30 07:50 08:50 09:50 10:20 11:20 11:50 12:10 12:20 12:50 15:20 16:50 17:20 17:50 W: www.flyseair.com E +63 2 849-0100 (Manila); +63 36 288-5502 (Boracay)

Philippine Airlines / Air Philippines MNL - BOR: 05:30 05:50 06:30 08:45 09:05 09:45 12:05 12:30 15:20 15:45 BOR - MNL: 07:05 07:25 08:05 10:20 10:40 13:40 14:05 16:55 17:00 17:20 W: www.philippineair.com E +63 2 855-9999 (Manila); +63 36 288-7536 (Boracay)

Zest Airways (formerly Asian Spirit) MNL - BOR: 05:10 06:30 08:00 08:45 10:00 10:30 11:35 12:50 15:00 15:45 BOR - MNL: 06:30 09:20 10:05 11:20 14:10 15:10 15:50 16:30 17:10 W: www.zestair.com.ph E +63 2 855-3333 (Manila); +63 36 2885462 (Boracay)

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Photographed by: PERRY JOCSON

NEW YEAR’S ISSUE FEATURE A PEEK INSIDE ONE OF BORACAY’S TROPICAL HOUSES PEOPLE BORACAY’S HEIRESSES & SCIONS EAT ROCK THE KASBAH TASTE maÑana NOW real coffee’S KALAMANSI CUP CAKE DRINK 100 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL SHOP D’MALL TREASURE HUNT LUXE uboat has DOCKED PLAY Elevation! - Kiteboarding Boracay (pART2) MUSIC BOB DYLAN REGGAE TRIBUTE BEACH HOUSE ROAM ON GAUDI’s BARCELONA + MORE!!!

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PHOTO

BORAKIDS Taken by: Perry Lopez Jocson Camera: Nikon D40 Shutter Speed: 1/80 Aperture: f/5.6 Sensitivity: ISO 200 Focal Length: 30mm

About the Photographer: A hobbyist photographer, Perry is also a multiplatinum former rockstar drummer. The president of his graphic design firm, MindBox, he also heads his new advertising agency ADJOC Creatives. email him at: perry@adjoc.com

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BMAG: Please explain how you captured this shot. Saw this group of kids hanging-out in front of the basketball booth in D’Mall. They reminded me of my carefree childhood days… It was in the middle of the afternoon, the harsh sun was in full blast and it was difficult to take a good frame, but when the 2nd kid lifted his skateboard to shade himself & his friends, the shadow’s contrast and the kids’ smiles made the picture. BMAG: What camera did you use to capture this shot? I always bring my Nikon D40 whenever I travel. It’s super light so it’s perfect for traveling! And even with its humble features, it takes the cake!


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