Monday, June 20, 2016

The Other Side of Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort.

It was the Boracay I remembered from my very first visit years before the island became the country's top destination. It's the other side of Boracay, a calm and tranquil enclave far from the crowds, with its famed white sand beaches all to yourself. 

And your journey to the other side of Boracay begins at Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort...

An early morning direct flight to Caticlan via SkyJet Airlines kicks off this memorable getaway, with SkyJet bringing the jet age to the island airport of Caticlan. Why fly with turbo-props when you can fly faster with a jet...

...and after a short thirty-five minute flight, touchdown Caticlan. The country's first leisure boutique airline offering the fastest flights to your dream destinations including Boracay, Batanes, Busuanga, and Balesin with its fleet of BAe-146 Series 100 jet aircraft, SkyJet Airlines brings you there, faster. The sleek British Aerospace 80-seater aircraft is ideal for short take-off and landing in small island airports, as its whispering jets gives you a headstart on your getaway in complete comfort.

A ferry ride across the channel and a short van ride later, you've finally arrived. Located along Bulabog Beach, Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort is a self-contained sanctuary with its elegant and modern white structures topped with thatched roofs built with indigenous materials facing the iconic white sand beaches. Managed by three sisters, Gigi Piit, Carrie Piit Rabat, and Sandy Piit Velhagen, Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort brings the idyllic island vibe to life with their tropical haven on the other side of Boracay.

My Oceanview Suite has all the modern amenities to guarantee a memorable stay, from a mini-bar to coffee and tea-making facilities, an LCD TV with cable and complimentary wi-fi, all the plush comforts for an island getaway (L). But the view from my very own balcony of the resort's pool and the white sand beach tops the list (R)...

Early morning along Bulabog Beach, just a few steps away from my Oceanview Suite at Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort, brings back the Boracay I knew, and missed. The calm waters of the cove and pretty much the whole coastline to yourself, Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort is the perfect base to launch your perfect Boracay weekend. Bulabog Beach is also the island's spot for watersports, including windsurfing and kitesurfing, woven together with its distinct laid-back community vibe. And then, it comes, that moment when clarity takes over. And clarity, it seemed, was a recurring theme during the amazing four days in the other side of Boracay.

Gigi Piit, Carrie Piit Rabat, and Sandy Piit Velhagen hosted our breakfast at Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort, a breakfast buffet with Crepes and free-flowing Mimosas to get you in the island groove in no time.

Sausages, eggs, crispy adobo flakes, garlic fried rice, bacon and pancakes, just what you need to start your day in the other side of Boracay. And more rounds of refreshing Mimosas, and you're definitely on your way to a memorable island vacation at Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort.

And our party began, continuing for the next four days at the other side of Boracay...(see my other posts on the epic Boracay getaway, including cruising aboard Boracay's ultimate pleasure party boat, The Boracay SunCruiser, a relaxing recharge at The Mandala Spa & Resort Villas and a tranquil walk and Finding Clarity Along Diniwid Beach).

A few laps at the resort's pool, or a dip in the clear turquoise waters of Bulabog Beach, it's your call. Everything truly begins at Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort.

Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort is located at Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan or call +63-36-288-2505, +63-919-994-4992 or email at for inquiries. For more information on Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort, visit their website at

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