Makati, Philippines (PressExposure) November 05, 2009 -- Come January 2010, the island of Boracay will be festive once again as it celebrates the annual Ati-Atihan Festival â the country's local version of Mardi Gras. The well-known Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, which is a boat and car ride away from Boracay, will also be held at White Beach, Boat Station 1, on the second Sunday of January.
The festival not only pays homage to Santo Nino, but it is also a celebration of a bountiful harvest and the unity between two different tribes. The first Ati-Atihan was celebrated to seal the peace pact between the Aetas and the Malays, enabling them to respect each otherâs cultural differences and beliefs.
The beach is a sight to behold during the festival because of the colorful costumes and the enthusiastic dancing of the performers and tribal groups. The rhythmic beat of the drums played during the parade provides a lively, joyous atmosphere visitors will want to be a part of.
When planning to visit Boracay to take part in the festival, the ideal accommodation provider would be Crown Regency Resort Boracay. The resort is located at Boat Station 3 on the island, providing a more peaceful atmosphere for guests since it is far from the clubs and bars. It offers world-class rooms, facilities, and services for travelers looking for a perfect vacation getaway. The stylish rooms are filled with modern amenities such as a private bathroom with hot and cold shower and complete bathroom amenities, cable TV, air-conditioning, and operator assisted phone facilities.
In addition to that, guests are also treated to complimentary services such as 24-hour room service, Internet Wi-Fi access in the function room, use of the infinity pool, and expedited check-in and check-out at the resort.
Boracay is one of the most popular beaches in the country, and guests will find an abundance of things to do. From activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water sports to its exciting nightlife, travelers are guaranteed to have the perfect tropical vacation.
For more information on this hotel and to book reservations, visit [http://www.crownregencyhotels.com/boracay/index.php].