Who doesn’t want to be a mermaid, even for just a day? Those beautiful magical, and mythical creatures of the sea swimming gracefully around the ocean in their sparkly tails. This desire in my daughters was further emphasized with the several Mermaid Tales Barbie movies they have watched in the past. And finally, they were able to make their dreams come true to become mermaids in Boracay!
The Mermaids in Boracay
We were planning a trip to Boracay for our eldest daughter Shawna’s 10th Birthday Boracay adventure. It was just going to be like her 9th Birthday Baguio Adventure last year. She said that instead of gifts and birthday parties, she would rather travel and visit new places each year.
However, we had to delay the trip for two weeks because Shane still had to take her final exams at Bright Kids Preschool Lucasan. It was just as well because we were still able to think up of ways to make our trip more exciting! Hence, the costumes!
Savoy Hotel Boracay at the Boracay Newcoast
The fambam spent our first night at Savoy Hotel Boracay. It is located at the Boracay Newcoast, which is an expansive and luxurious development by Megaworld. You will not find this in any of the famous three stations along the White Beach of Boracay, as this is already at the far end of the island.
What we appreciated here was the exclusivity that Savoy Hotel Boracay offers. Plus, it has so many amenities for a wonderful family stay. It has two pools and, of course, a private beach that we were able to take advantage of for our mermaid summer photo shoot.
As you know, this is kind of our annual thing–the sisters’ summer photo shoot, which we have been doing ever since Shane was only one year old. Last year, we had the Flower Child Summer Pictorial in Lantawan View, Silay City. So we will keep on doing this until they are still willing to wear costumes for dress up play.
Mermaid Costumes for Kids
While we were waiting for the day of our scheduled trip to arrive, we thought of finding mermaid costumes for kids. Wouldn’t it be so much fun to become mermaids in Boracay? The girls thought so, too, so we started the hunt.
However, we couldn’t find affordable mermaid costumes for kids in local malls, so we sought to order online. The problem was, the supplier was from abroad. Since we only had a month left, there was a risk that it could not get to us on time.
But I’m glad that we took the risk because shipping time took only a little more than two weeks, so we got the items right on time.
Mermaid Costumes for Swimming
The mermaid costumes for kids that we got were made of the same material for swimsuits, albeit the thin and light variety. It’s nice because it’s easier to swim around.
Additionally, the set came in three pieces, so if we removed the tails, the kids can still swim in the two-piece terno. It was totally worth it. All in all, we paid around P1400 for the two suits, including shipping.
Since Shawna is a better swimmer, she was able to swim around using the tail like a real mermaid! She was not able to take mermaid swimming lessons, but she’s totally cool in the water! It was so fun to watch!
Watch the full Mermaids in Boracay video on YouTube. Click on the video below:
This was one of the most fun family trips we’ve had. Although it was quite tiring because of the long journey, it was worth it. Will soon write about Savoy Hotel Boracay as one of best family-friendly hotels we have stayed in.