Hotel in Boracay

Important Advice for the First-Time Traveler

Are you ready for your first-time flying experience?  Maybe you have traveled before, but perhaps not farther than your usual trip to the mall during the pandemic. It’s  exciting to see what’s out there now that things are returning to normal, especially if you’re traveling to one of the beautiful beaches here in the Philippines!  If you’re worried about all the things that could go wrong during your trip, then we’re here to help with some of the most important pieces of advice below.

Do your research

You need to know what to prepare beforehand so you can have a hassle-free holiday. What are the travel requirements when going to Boracay? What are the local safety precautions and what is the COVID-19 situation like in the area?  What will the weather be like during your visit? Are there ATMs around the area? What are the best resorts in Boracay, Station 3? It’s easy to search for the answers online, but make sure it’s from a legitimate source. Examples of misinformation traps online are posts about Astoria scams and vacation club scams with regards to Astoria’s sister company, Astoria Vacation and Leisure Club Incorporated (AVLCI). Some see it as a scam because of its too-good-to-be-true benefits, but it is a legitimate leading holiday ownership and government-registered company in the Philippines.  

Choose the best accommodation

Imagine if you booked cheap accommodations and find out the place is not so clean, doesn’t have shops and restaurants around, and is not a beachfront hotel in Boracay?  It would be a disaster if what you’re expecting is different from reality. As a first-time traveler, it would ruin your overall vacation experience. It is important to book the best accommodation that would suit your needs. Would you prefer to book a van service to and from the airport to the hotel? What amenities would you like to experience? Do they have excellent customer service?

In order to know which of the finest accommodations are available for your budget, we suggest reading the reviews and comparing the prices at TripAdvisor. Here at Astoria Current, we prioritize your safety, comfort, and overall fun experience. It is the reason why we received different awards, to name a few: Traveler’s Choice 2020 and 2021 by, and Traveler Review Awards 2020 by  

Pack essential items

Packing light is easier said than done. Having overweight luggage could cost you an extra baggage fee, so it’s important to visit your airline’s website to review suitcase size and weight restrictions.  For your carry-on bag, important items should be placed like a wallet, phone, medicine, important documents, alcohol, water bottle, wipes or tissue, charger, powerbank, and other things that you might immediately need during the day. You could leave out items that are readily available at the hotel in Boracay, Station 3. These items are usually toiletries, bathrobes, hair dryers, pillows, and blankets. Don’t forget to bring beach essential items: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bathing suit, reusable bags for wet clothes, beach blanket, and other beach gear like aqua shoes and goggles. Packing the right way can make all the difference by reducing stress and saving you money in the long run.

Whether you’re a first-time traveler on your own or with your family or friends, we hope these pieces of advice help you gain new insights. Traveling is definitely a learning experience, but it gets easier as you go. Now, go and #FollowTheCurrent!

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