While we were in the Philippines, enjoying our first international trip together, we decided not to do much except lay around, swim in the ocean, soak up the sun, and drink cocktails. We were staying on White Beach, which is undeniably gorgeous, so really there was no reason to do anything but take in the beautiful crystal clear water and the sunshine. Although the were many activities to do on the island of Boracay, we wanted to do as little as possible. Everyone needs a vacation like this, right?! Nothing but R&R all day long.
One afternoon, while we walked alone the shore, a local approached us with a poster in his hand. We had seen all the sailboats lining up further on the beach every evening around sunset, but we hadn’t yet decided if we wanted to go out on one of them. This friendly little guy convinced us to go, and we were to meet his sailing buddy at the boats around 6pm.
The boats were pretty narrow and light, but they looked sturdy so we had no apprehension about going out on the water. We were assigned a friendly man with a big smile. He would steer our boat out onto the water, so that we could get a perfect view of the coast behind us, and the breath-taking sunset before us. We lay back on the netting on one side of the sailboat, and settled in for our ride.
As you can see above, the water below us was an amazing crystal turquoise color, and even further out in the ocean, we could still see the seabed below us. We couldn’t get enough of all the beauty around us – the fish and sea life below, the sunset ahead of us, and of course being there together, and so in love. This was like a dream come true!
When the sun had almost completely set, we headed back to shore. Jumping back into the water in order to disembark, we assumed that the water would be cool, but it was perfectly warm and very inviting. We walked in the water back to our spot in the beach, and there we sat to enjoy the pinks, oranges, reds, and yellows of the sunset.
We went to Boracay during the off-season – in other words, during the cooler months – and that meant that we had a couple of downpours while we were there. Despite the rain, the air and the ocean water were always as warm as bath water, and we rather enjoyed the rain because it brought with it the most breathtaking sunsets. We sat on the beach after our yacht cruise, and took in the amazing colors that filled the sky and reflected off the water. It really was like a vision from heaven!
Before all of the light in the sky had disappeared, the bars and restaurants behind us had already started to play music and liven up. We walked up and down the beach side looking for a place where we wanted to settle and eat dinner. Most of the choices were meat and seafood buffets, with plenty of cocktail specials. How could we not love island life… Pure perfection!