Apoy Villa - Serenity & Beauty
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Standing majestically on top of a hill, the PULANG LUPA enclave is one of Boracay's well-kept secrets. Along with a few other designer tropical homes, the two storey two bedroom villa in the Balinese temple style, APOY ( Fire ), is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens with flowering trees. This residence epitomizes the true island lifestyle. The roof is of cogon grass and the terra-cotta tiled ground floor features a spacious living area and a six-seater solid mahogany bar, adjacent to the fully equipped compact kitchen, that enables guests to enjoy their own Happy Hour under the ceiling fans while lounging in the giant bamboo sofas and chaise lounge. The wrap around glass sliding doors allow the constant flow of the cooling breezes and leads out to the round garden gazebo, furnished with a long picnic table for ten, built in cushioned garden seats, central barbecue pit and a side bar.
The master bedroom in the upper storey boasts of a solid wooden floor and a king size four-poster canopied bamboo bed. The long balcony affords views of the gardens, the picnic gazebo and the unspoiled Diniwid hilltops. The spacious marble bathroom contains a sunken bathtub, bidet and an outdoor shower in a secret garden. Next to the downstairs living area is a twin bedroom with en suite marble toilet and shower. The décor throughout has the unmistakable touch of the Orient.
APOY is the ideal tropical retreat and is one with nature - a world away from modern - day stress. This elegant residence is suitable for four persons but can accommodate six.
Cooling breezes and the unique cogon grass roof makes the villa comfortable all year round, without the need for air conditioning.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Diniwid Beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Visayas region
The Visayas are the group of islands that make up the central Philippines, including most of the islands between Luzon in the north (were Manila is located), Mindanao, in the south, and Palawan in the east. Major islands in the Visayas include Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Negros, Panay, Romblon, Samar, and Siquijor. The islands often vary in topography and culture. In addition to the beaches found on islands such as Boracay and Cebu, the region is rich in history. On the island of Mactan, just off the coast of Cebu is the monument to Chief Lapu-Lapu, who killed Ferdinand Magellan in the Battle of Mactan Island on 27 April 1521. The island of Leyte is where General Douglas MacArthur lead the invasion to expel the Japanese from the Philippines in 1944. It is also the island on which Magellan first landed in the Philippines in 1521.
There are many hidden treasure in the Visayas region. Pristine beaches are many, with Boracay's White Beach being the most famous. In addition, the beautiful tropical landscape, and warm, friendly people make the Visayas a great region to explore.
Boracay Island is located at the northern tip of the bigger island of Panay in the Visayas region. Until the 1970's, the island remained unknown to most outside of the Visayas region. In the '70's it was "discovered" by hippies who added it to their worldwide travel network. Gradually, the island became better known to the outside world because of it's incredible white-sand beach stretching for more than 4 kilometers. As a vacation destination, Boracay, really became popular only about 5 years ago.
There are other quieter beaches - Diniwid, Puka-Puka (known for its beautiful shell beach and ocean waves), Tambisan.
The island is easy to get around, since it is only 7 kilometers long and 1 kilometer at its widest point. There are only three small villages on the island. These "barangays" are Yapac, Balabag, and Manoc-Manoc. Before tourism, the major occupation was fishing and still is for many native islanders. Drop by Diniwid Beach, north of White Beach, early in the morning and choose from the catch-of-the-day. The pristine waters have made Boracay a favourite diving destination. Kite boarding and windsurfing also attract large numbers of enthusiasts, together with all other water sports. Horse riding, bug carts, golfing are also favourites.
Food is in abundance - take your pick from Filippino, Asian, Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, European, Greek, Thai, Australian .......... a choice for all palates.
Sea food is a speciality - dine at one of the many Sea Food restaurants or purchase your own choice of sea food from D'Talipa and have this cooked at your preference at one of the many restaurants surrounding the market. A real "dining experience".
After sunset (which is amazing), White Beach nightlife is hard to resist. Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and beach parties offer something for everyone.
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