- Me and my significant other have just finished diving in Busuanga and are scheduled to fly to Boracay via Manila today (Nov 7, 2013).
- Yolanda / Haiyan super typhoon is scheduled to arrive in Boracay tomorrow (Friday)
- We have booked The District Boracay Hotel for Nov 7-12, were about to fly back to Manila in the morning on Nov 12 and then to Europe that same afternoon.
- The District Boracay Hotel, while seemingly a reliable concrete structure, is right on the beach near Station 2.
Sooo I'm wondering: while we do like to watch extreme weather, a super typhoon is something the effects of which we cannot really imagine well. One could say we are curious but not suicidal.
(A) still go to Boracay and and sit it all out at The District Boracay AND expect some normalcy by, say, Sunday AND expect to be able to fly back to Manila on Tuesday Nov 12, ...or is this pure insanity and we should...
(B) forget Boracay for the next week because of Yolanda and stay in Metro Manila, watching the typhoon from some high-rise hotel (Hyatt Regency comes to mind ;) )...
(C) ...or better yet, do a hop to, say, Singapore or Malaysia (inexpensive tickets still available for tomorrow afternoon) while we still can and continue our vacation there?
(D) Staying in Busuanga (which will also be hit by Yolanda) is also an option - at least the very new Busuanga Bay Lodge hotel here is quite high up and definitely won't get flooded.
I'm pretty certain we would lose our prepaid booking at The District Boracay Hotel with no refund if we choose B, C or D - quite substantial monetary loss, oh well - but then again, if Boracay is likely to become a real disaster zone for a week or two after this Friday, there may be little sense in clinging to the said booking.
Dear Boracay locals and experts - am I being too cautious here? What would you advise? Thanks in advance!