Beginning last April 26, the Philippines’ world famous island of Boracay was shut down. For the 1st time it became out of reach to tourists, which numbered up to 2 million in 2017 alone.
Personally, I have never thought of Boracay being closed and off limits to Boracay non-residents. But well it happened. The Philippine government says that this is to rehabilitate the island.
I have been to the island only twice. Once in 2005 with my siblings and then in 2016 accompanied by a friend after I ran a training in Kalibo on culture and outreach work.
Boracay island has white powdery sand. The stretch of blue sea and sky is, of course, refreshing to a nature lover like me. Boracay reminds me really of Bohol’s own share of pristine white sand beaches and yes, blue sea and sky which I frequently enjoyed, being born and raised in Bohol. By the way, my hubby and I visited Bohol just this May and we had the opportunity to stay at Hennan Resort in Alona, Panglao together with my siblings. That would have to be a separate blog post 🙂
Well, I look forward to seeing a beautiful and restored Boracay again after the 6-month cleanup. Hope to go back with my hubby next time 🙂