Whether it’s over the Christmas holidays or because a loved one is coming back home from abroad, family reunions are an exciting part of Filipino culture. This is especially true when the family decides to make the reunion extra special by holding it in beautiful Boracay.
Planning an out-of-town family reunion can be a little daunting at first with all the different schedules and budgets. This doesn’t always have to be the case. Careful and thoughtful planning can help keep organizing a family reunion in a gorgeous Station 2 Boracay hotel focused on the fun rather than the stress. With that in mind, make sure to follow these quick tips to help you plan the best family reunion in Boracay.
Start a group discussion to find the best time to go
First off, take the time to get in touch with the family members you’ll be inviting to the reunion. It’s important to do this first because everyone has different schedules and circumstances. Some may not be able to do a specific set of dates. Others, especially family members with several children, may have budget concerns. Holding a discussion as a family allows you to hear everyone out, as well as come to a decision on certain matters quickly.
Delegate tasks per family
Planning a reunion isn’t a task you should take on alone. After all, everyone has a different idea of what makes a vacation “perfect”. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to delegate certain tasks to different families who will be attending the reunion. For example, one family can be in-charge of looking for accommodations in Boracay. Similarly, you may want to task a different family to come up with the itinerary for each day. This way, everyone gets to experience something new and really lets everyone feel included.
Prioritize family-friendly hotels near the attractions
Family-friendly hotels should be at the top of your list for accommodations in Boracay. This is because these hotels are better equipped to cater to the needs of guests of all ages. Moreover, it’s a good idea to find a family-friendly hotel that is located close to all the attractions and activities the family plans to enjoy. This will make moving around easier. For example, families staying in Station 2 will find it convenient to bring tired children back to the hotel and make their way back to the nightlife of D’Mall in just a few minutes.
Book your accommodations direct for best deals
The top hotels in Boracay are always happy to accommodate larger travel groups. Most of them will offer special rates if you book directly as a group. Be sure to check out the offers page of a hotel’s website to see if they have any existing group rate packages available. If not, a quick phone call to the hotel’s reservations department may lead to a rate that beats what online travel services can offer!
Pre-book your activities to avoid disappointment
If your travel dates fall during the summer or over the Christmas season, you definitely want to pre-book activities. The last thing you want to happen is to find out you can’t do the activities in your itinerary because places are fully booked. If you’re planning to have a private party, be sure to book your tables at the in-house restaurant early. Likewise, calling the hotel concierge before your trip and asking them to help arrange certain activities (island hopping, sunset yacht cruises, etc.) on your behalf is another way of making sure you’re able to do everything you want to do in Boracay.