48 Hours with the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0: A Boracay Photo Diary

Hey guys! I waited until my Boracay trip before I unboxed my brand-new ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 from ASUS Philippines so I can actually test its camera capabilities and share with you some awesome photos I took from the island. A full review of this reliable, handy, and powerful budget smartphone is coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy Boracay through this photo diary!

We stayed at Zuzuni, a Mediterranean-inspired boutique hotel in Station 1 which has cute, minimalist rooms dominated by whites and wooden fixtures. We had a beachfront room with a private veranda, perfect for admiring the astounding beauty of White Beach as we ate breakfast or gulped down beers during sunset. Thank you, Zuzuni, for the memorable stay!

Boracay is filled with activities which anyone can enjoy: from hardcore ones like parasailing and helmet diving to more relaxed ones like Segway and island hopping. Or you can just be totally lazy and enjoy the sea, lounge around with fruit shakes or cocktails, enjoy a sumptuous brunch buffet at The District after a night of partying, or watch the stunning sunset. I have listed below a suggested "itinerary" ideal for visitors who are staying for only 2 days!

Suggested activities (3D2N):

Day 0:
  • Arrival
  • Lunch at I Love Backyard BBQ
  • Parasailing/paraw-sailing/helmet diving/any activity OR island hopping while waiting for sunset
  • Try the chori burger
  • Watch sunset infront of Zuzuni (PhP50 beers!) or Bom Bom Bar 
  • Dinner at Sea Breeze Cafe
  • Boracay Pub Crawl

Day 1:
  • Brunch at Star Lounge - The District
  • Jet ski/Banana boat/scuba diving/any activity OR island hopping while waiting for sunset
  • Sunset at Spider House Resort
  • Dinner at The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que
  • Exit Bar/Area 51 (or check out the rest of the bars lining up White Beach)

Day 2:
  • Breakfast at Zuzuni
  • Jonah's Milkshake
  • Buy pasalubong from D-Mall/Real Coffee (calamansi muffins)

See you again, Boracay!

The ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 ZE500KL is available at PhP7,695, in colors such as black, ceramic white, silver, purple, aqua blue, sheer gold, and glamour red. The 5-inch phone has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage, and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI. It also boasts of an 8-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone flash and laser autofocus. Read the full review here.

DISCLAIMER: My ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 was provided by ASUS Philippines for review purposes. All opinions, however, are my own.

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