BORACAY ISLAND Getting to paradise is now more pleasing and exhilarating than ever. Boracay Island itself is one destination that has captivated the world. Its famous powder- soft white sand beaches and crystal clear cool blue waters are a constant attraction whose allure only grows stronger, as shown by rising number of local and foreign tourists who get there year after year. IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BORACAY Boracay Island lies approximately 350 kilometers south of Manila. It is located a short distance off the northwestern tip of Panay Island, in the West Visayas region, off the Sibuyan Sea. As such, boracay is naturally sheltered from the fierce easterly typhoons. Rolling terrain, with hilly elevations of up to 100 meters above sea level, characterizes Yapak and Manoc-Manoc. The intertwining trails, while connecting the villages together, may sometimes also lead to lush tropical jungles, a rich and crucial attribute of Boracay’s ecology. Boracay has more than a dozen beaches and many coves. The most famous beach is the 4-kilometer long White Beach, on the western side of the island and considered one of the best beaches in the world with Boracay’s framed powder- soft white sand and cool, crystal-clear blue waters. The climate of Boracay is alternately dominated by the Northeast monsoon (Amihan) and the Southwest monsoon (Habagat). Amihan which starts November/ December and lasts until February/March, brings cooler, clearer weather, light breezes, and calm seas off White Beach, and the height of the tourist season. From March until June, it’s summer time, with sunny and progressively hotter days and nights, diminishing monsoon winds, and occasional offshore thunderstorms. Habagat, from July to October/November, is the wettest season of the year, with occasional strong winds on White Beach but much calmer seas on the eastern side. It is generally very humid, but the light during these months is very clear, often making for stunning visibility—sometimes, very distant islands can be seen, such as Mindoro. Sunsets are also best during these months. Numerous water activities can be enjoyed in Boracay: scuba diving, jetskiing, parasailing, island hopping, banana boat riding, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, fishing, glass bottom boat trip, among others. Various resorts and vacation houses line the White Beach and other beachfront of the island, offering their own kind of comfort and accommodation. Prices range from relatively cheap to quite expensive, and it’s up to the vacationists to choose what suits their needs and budget. Nightlife is an all-night party on the island, with the different bars and discos along White Beach and others located somewhat inland. Restaurants offering various cuisines or the fresh catch of the day ensure that appetites are well sated. Vacationists may also indulge in other fun activities and sports on the islands such as: golf, working out at a gym, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, wall climbing, beach volleyball, beach football, billiards, bowling, among others. For relaxation, wellness, and holistic healing for body and soul, the Mandala Spa, a sanctuary and oasis of calm on a hilltop overlooking White Beach, is reputed to be the best on the island. HOW TO GET TO BORACAY About 350 kilometers away from the Philippine capital city of Manila, Boracay can be reached via a number of ways: by land, air or water. Traveling to Boracay requires a combination of these modes. Once in Caticlan, tourists have to take the 15- to 20 minute boat ride to the island. Alternative routes are also available from Romblon/Tablas and Mindoro via an hour and a half boat ride. BY AIR From Manila, one can choose to fly either Kalibo or straight to Caticlan. There are several flights to both destinations daily. Traveling via Kalibo takes 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the airline. Meanwhile, the route to Caticlan usually takes longer because its nearer to the island and the aircrafts servicing this route are smaller. Hence, travel time via this route is usually from 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. BY WATER Traveling by water is more leisurely and cheaper than flying. At least two shipping lines have trips from Manila to various points in Aklan. Travel time for this mode, however is 18 to 19 hours. There are trips straight to Caticlan, while others dock in different points in Aklan, from which passengers may take the jeepneys of tricycles pyling the route to Kalibo where land transportation to Caticlan is available daily. BY LAND From the ports of Batan, Dumanguit, and New Washington, passengers, may take the jeepneys or tricycles plying the route to Kalibo. In Kalibo, shuttle buses, vans, jeeps and other land transportation travel to Caticlan and back daily. The one-and-a-half –hour land trip from Kalibo to Caticlan is usually uneventful except for that last stretch between the towns of Nabas and Caticlan where the breathtaking view of the ocean can be seen while navigating the winding road carved on the hillside. CATICLAN TO BORACAY AND BACK Once in Caticlan, motor boats for hire and lined along the shore. Awaiting passengers bound for the island. Rental fees may vary depending on the bargaining prowess of the tourists. The same motorboats can be hired for the return trip to Caticlan. FAIRWAYS & BLUEWATER RESORT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB NEWCOAST, BORACAY “ The Golfing Jewel” ―Where else in the Philippines can you find a club that lets you….. Frolic by the beach play golf 365 days a year. Go island-shopping. Relax in utter luxury and comfort in your very own luxury villas. Travel to the best destinations around the world. Fairways & Bluewater is a private enclave set in the island paradise of Boracay. Access to this very exclusive Club can be had through its unique proprietary club share which provides tremendous benefits and privileges to an owner. Any Fairways & Bluewater automatically becomes part owner of the properties of the club, namely the 18-hole par 72 championship golf course designed by Graham Marsh and the luxury villas, including the real estate on which these stand. Consequently, being part owner of these assets entitles the Member to exclusive use of the golf course 365 days a year, plus 1 to 2 weeks free accommodations every year to the luxury villas. In addition, all Members have exclusive access to all other facilities and amenities of the Club such as the clubhouses – the Pirate’s Den and the Lookout Point, and Paradise Cove. Best of all, the Fairways & Bluewater Member is privileged with the opportunity to travel around the world with his family to visit some of the worlds best destinations from North to South, from the Caribbean Islands to the Asia-Pacific Region, all the way to the United States and Europe through Interval International. All these and more with just one Fairways & Bluewater proprietary club share. 18 HOLE GRAHAM MARSH GOLF COURSE Golfing by the beach is a rare experience. Golfing in an island paradise is an even rarer privilege. At Fairways & Bluewater, this invaluable opportunity is made more accessible to an exclusive group of people. Crafted by one of the world’s master golf designers, Graham Marsh, together with Landscan of Australia as landscape architects, and Living Waters of USA for the design of its water and rock features. Experience nature’s splendour throughout the entire course. TWO (2) LUXURY RESORT VILLAS. Fairways and Bluewater is the first and only resort community in the Philippines to become a member of Interval International, a respected resort exchange company, which has given the Club the rank of five- star for its exclusivity and world class quality. The Club’s luxury villas are fine residences offering first- class comfort with architecture by Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo, and interiors by Philpotts and Associates, Inc. All units are fully air- conditioned and fully furnished, whether it be a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom or a three-bedroom unit. Every unit in these luxury villas perfectly captures alluring vistas of your scenic 18-hole par 72 golf course. PIRATE’S DEN Serving as the golf clubhouse is the Pirate’s Den, with facilities such as fine dining with bar, a pro shop, terrace, separate men’s and women’s locker rooms and washrooms. It offers a view of the ocean and part of the front nine. The Pirate’s Den houses various offices and facilities to serve your every need. Foremost among these is the Golf Pro-shop where golf essentials are readily available to complete your golfing paraphernalia. Items include balls, tees, caps, sunvisors and even locally-made collared shirts and imported Ashworth tee-shirts, both with the F&B logo. In between your rounds of golf, you can indulge your appetite at the mini-sandwich bar. Savor the taste of sandwiches served straight from the grill complete with garnishings to further satisfy your palate. THE LOOKOUT POINT A family clubhouse right across your Pirate’s Den. The Lookout Point is for the family’s leisure and entertainment. Families can frolic and cool off in its fresh water swimming pool, relax and bask in the tingling warmth of Boracay sun on the pool deck. Dining services are also available beside the pool for filling up appetites while lounging by the pool or the deck. There’s also a bar with game room where various recreational activities may be enjoyed such as billiards, pool and darts, while in the background, soothing music relaxes. Dressing rooms and locker rooms provide privacy and convenience as Members see o their most basic needs. For utter relaxation, there’s a lower veranda for lazing the afternoon away, and also an upper veranda which may be used for the same purpose, only this one provides a view of the Pirate’s Den, a part of the golf course’s front nine, the east beach, and the jetty port. And facing east as they are, these verandas are perfect vantage points to wait for the sunrise and welcome each new day in languishing comfort. A conference room with 50-seating capacity completely equipped. THE PARADISE COVE As the resort is self –contained, it also offers access to a much wider range of recreational amenities which other resorts in Boracay cannot, and perhaps will never be able to, duplicate in just one resort. Among these features are the golf course, three private coves, and other sports facilities housed in first-class clubhouses. With all these, it would not be necessary, or even desirable, to spend time at the long beach because numerous activities have already been provided at the Paradise Cove area alone. A very secure and very private beach exclusive to Club members and their guests, both local and foreign. A Beach Clubhouse with fresh water swimming pool. An aviary with observation deck. A wine cellar inside an authentic cave whose products will be served at a bar at the mouth of the cave. Several nipa huts or ―bahay-papag,‖ open on all sides, strategically scattered over the beach, perfect for relaxing after a day out in the water. THE BLUEWATER GATEWAY Serves as the Club’s welcome center in Caticlan, designed to provide Club Members and guests a comfortable and luxurious resting station in-between transportation transfers. It is manned by efficient staffs who greet Members and guests with welcome drinks immediately upon arrival. Its cool interiors are equipped with facilities for every guest’s comfort, such as several lounges, a dining area, separate men’s and ladies’ rest rooms, a bar, a reception area, even a garden at the back. Here, Members and guests can rest comfortably while waiting for the boat transfers to the island. The club has its own ferry boat for the exclusive use of Members and guests -- the ―Prince,‖ a 20-seater yacht that will bring Members and guests straight to the Club’s docking area in relative privacy and comfort. THE BALAIHARA NEWCOAST VILLATEL As one of the favorite destinations both here and abroad, Boracay island is constantly in need of more comfortable places to stay for families and other vacationists. BALAIHARA is located amidst the only golf course in the entire Boracay island. Guests will enjoy the spaciousness and exclusivity of Fairways & Bluewater Resort Golf & Country Club complex with its own private beach, the Paradise Cove, away from the intrusive crowd usually milling around the long beach area, and the very commercial atmosphere that has somehow erased the pristine splendour of the Boracay beaches. Cocoon yourself in any of our three private coves Enjoy your game as well as Boracay’s panorama. Let your money grow while on holiday. Do business where it is always a pleasure. The Balaihara Newcoast Villatel will have nine (9) separate buildings. Each building shall house only 30 rooms with an area of either 54.9 square meters or 70 square meters each. Buyers will have complete ownership of their units, being granted a Certificate of Condominium Title (CCT). Each unit will be immediately leased back to the developer for a period of 15 years and will be managed and operated as a hotel. But unit owners have the exclusive privilege to use their unit/s for a total of 30 days per year for the 15-year period. Projected Return-on-Investment can be expected in as fast as 4-5 years depending on tourist traffic, and recurring revenues from hotel operations can be enjoyed until the 15 year contract expires. This contract is also renewable for another 15 years. The rooms come with typical Zen-inspired elements. Immerse yourself in the luxury of this Asian Tropicale refuge. THE MULLIGAN GOLF HOTEL “ The Many Faces of Paradise” In the tradition of luxury and comfort Fairways & Bluewater is known comes the Mulligan Golf Hotel. We give you yet another way to enjoy paradise. Savor an exhilarating holiday experience one only reads about. Imagine round the clock pampering in a luxurious suite…..with a view of one of the most breathtaking holes of the only golf course in the island paradise of Boracay. Indulge the entire family with numerous holiday moments and hundreds of happy moments to last for a long, long time. Play the unique Fairways & Bluewater golfing experience and marvel at the captivating and fantastic ocean views against the glorious skyline. Indulge in your favorite water sport or simply ravel in good, clean fun, Boracay style! Lined just beside the Pirate’s Den, the Golf Hotel suites have an unobstructed and refreshing view of Hole 9 with its breathtaking waterfalls and panoramic fairways. Each Golf Hotel suite is fully-furnished and fully- air conditioned, each having its own pantry and every single one exuding every bit of the elegance, style, and comfort of a five-star hotel suite. Each suite will have the ambience of a tropical paradise with splashes of vivid and cheerful colors centered mostly on the elegant floral bedspreads. With such interiors and a breathtaking view of enhanced naturescape, coupled with the invigorating Boracay ambience, the Mulligan Golf Hotel is a true paradise amidst the island paradise of Boracay.
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