Boracay: Mandala Spa and Resort Villas Review

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http://www.mandalaspaandresortvillas.com/

Location: Boracay

My family and friends know that I dislike soda, sweets, juice, and the like. The reason why I prefer drinking water and eating salad is because I find it refreshing and delicious. When I was a kid, it was really easy for my parents to feed me vegetables and fruits. I would eat my rice with mangoes and surprisingly I enjoyed eating boiled okra.

Although at one point in my life, I was addicted to McDonald’s which really made me fat. I started playing football at the age of 6 and then stopped during my last year in high school. I gained a lot of weight during my senior year which was so gross. It was a struggle for me to lose weight but fortunately I was able to do it because I ended up playing football in college. In addition, I completely stopped having instant noodles, lessened fastfood, and continued not drinking soda and juice.

So last June I went to Boracay and visited Mandala Spa and Resort Villas. It was my first time to visit Mandala and I was shocked that there was a place like that in the island. I guess it’s because I was used to partying, drinking, and eating all sorts of unhealthy food in Boracay. Mandala offers the opposite of what I had just mentioned. It’s far from the busy beach front. A word that best describes the place is SERENITY.

It took us 10-15 minutes to get there from D’mall.

We did yoga first. I wasn’t able to enjoy it that much because I sprained my ankle the day before. I couldn’t put a lot of weight on my ankle because it was painful. I am not also that flexible so I had a hard time following the instructor who by the way was a foreigner living in Boracay for how many years already. Even if it was challenging, it was really rejuvenating. I was able to sweat a lot therefore I felt really fresh afterwards.

We then went to Prana Restaurant for lunch. I love vegetables and fruits—basically anything healthy. Usually people dislike eating healthy because it taste bad but surprisingly everything that I ate was really good!

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The interiors remind me of Noli and Fili lol
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Emotera haha
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Tinapa Quesadilla with Guacamole dip
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I love salty food so I enjoyed the tinapa a lot. It went well with the guacamole dip because it balanced out the flavor
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The dip is peanut sauce which was sweet. It was really delicious especially with the vegetables and egg
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Octopus salad with vinaigrette. Love arugula so I enjoyed it. The squid was perfectly cooked as well.
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wTuna Sashimi with some sort of spicy sauce. I didn’t enjoy it that much because it was too spicy. The flowers though are edible! hahaha First time to taste petals and it was bitter. I thought it would be sweet though!

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Mandala is a perfect place for healing, relaxing, and detox. I personally am tired of partying and drinking. I consider myself a “Tita of Manila” therefore I would rather just chill. I am a changed woman (LOL).  I highly recommend this place if you want to go on a sabbatical and reflect about life. Or if you want to be a changed woman (like me). hahaha

 

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