Thursday, September 4, 2008

Phuket, Boracay or Bali?

Phuket, Thailand

Boracay, Philippines

Bali, Indonesia

You were given by a traveling agency an all expenses vacation trip for your whole family at any of the above tourist destinations. Which tourist destination from the above would you choose? Please explain your answer for your choice.

Tags: Tourist Destinations, Phuket- Thailand, Boracay- Philippines, Bali- Indonesia, All Expenses Trip

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

All three are very tempting Mel.But I think I would choose Boracay so that I might get a chance to visit you and one of my other dear blogging friends from the Philippines :)

Thyme2dream said...

Oh my, to this prairie mouse from Kansas they are all exotic and delightful sounding!

I agree about the Philippines- I have many friends from the blogosphere there who have described it in such lovely detail that I would love to visit!

I also have dear friends who are missionaries in Thailand and have heard wonderful things about that country

Finally I would love to visit Bali because it is home to some amazing bead crafters and I would love to see their work first hand!!

I guess I would just have to go to all three places somehow, or leave it to a vote and let my family decide;)

caca said...

syempre i'd opt for boracay first, makabayan eh. heheh, and it's closer. then bali, then phuket- last sya kasi i remember the tidal wave that happened years back. believe or not i had a premonition of that event. :(

Anonymous said...

thailand. bro, mahal pamasahe pag international. so since all expense paid yun trip, international na pipiliin ko. =)

Bingkee said...

Since I had gone to Boracay, I prefer Bali. It's more exotic....and I thnk they have those elephant rides there.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Oh I would not do that if I were you. You might get disappointed in me. Well anyway, I'm better read than seen. Thanks anyway, for your visit and interesting point of view. Honestly, when I saw the travel literature of Phuket, I really fell in love with it. Phuket is one whole town with so many resorts and hotels that you can explore all the resorts there and may not be able to see all whereas Boracay with its white sandy beach is just a wide resort with so many bars, restaurant and other tourist attractions. God bless you always my dear friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Thyme2dream,
I agree with you. All three places are exotic and heavenly places that all westerners will surely enjoy. Phuket is world famous for its excellent resorts and hotels sprawling all over that town. Boracay is world famous for its pristine white sandy beaches and its smiling and hospitable people. And of course who would not know Bali who has been world famous since the 50s. I hope you can save a lot to be able to visit all three places. But if your budget is limited, I advise you to choose Boracay since going there is a lot cheaper and accommodation rates are very cheap too but the services are world class and the view is heavenly. Thanks for your visit and valuable point of view. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Pia,
Yes, from your vantage point you will surely choose Phuket, Thailand since you are in the Philippines. And since it's an all expenses vacation package for the whole family, expenses will not be a problem for you. I would probably do the same. But if I were the one to spend, of course I will choose Boracay since it's a lot cheaper coming from the Philippines. Thanks for your visit and your point of view my dear friend. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
Sayang naman since its an all expenses paid vacation package for the whole family. So if you were made to choose for only one destination and you still choose Boracay bilib na ako sa pagiging makabayan mo. Just don't go near the International Airport or you might get assassinated. He, he, he, *lol* So you had a premonition of the great tidal wave that swept Phuket and Aceh, Indonesia. You are gifted my friend. Penge naman ng Christas gift. He, he, he, *lol* Joke lang. Thanks for your visit and makabayan point of view. God bless you always my young friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
Now that you are stationed in the US and you already visited Boracay, it's but practical that you chose Bali. Its really an exotic place, full of romantic ambience. Thanks for your visit and point of view. God bless you always my friend.

lotusflower said...


I would go to Boracay because for the life of me I haven't been there. I have gone to Phuket and Bali and I think Boracay would be better in terms of sand and beach quality, so they say. But in terms of sustainability, Phuket and Bali shall beat Boracay big time.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lotusflower,
Yes, it's understandable that you would want to go to Boracay since you have not been there. But I think in terms of sustainability, Phuket will always be there because of the so many infrastructures and resorts in that town. It's a whole town involved in one gigantic tourism industry. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Wendy Lopez-Redaon said...

i'd still choose boracay. I've never been there. i still associate phuket with the tsunami!

caca said...

eh, wala pa 13th month namin, wala pa budget for gifts. hehehe!


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