Boracay, world-famous island paradise, is 7 kilometres long and 1 kilometre wide in the central Philippines. The island has more than 30 beaches and coves, among them the famous White Beach: Four kilometres of pure white sand beach and rated among the world’s best beaches by international publications. The water is shallow, and its sand brighter and finer than most beaches in the archipelago. There are about 350 beach resorts with more than 2000 rooms to suit virtually everyone’s taste.
Aside from a bevy of resorts, Boracay boasts of a diverse selection of restaurants, ranging from the native fast-food stalls to establishments that would satisfy even a gourmet. One can find bars, beer joints as well as clubs with amazing light and sound equipment open until the late morning hours. The White Beach may be the main attraction of Boracay, but there is much more, including water-sports, beach volleyball, diving, snorkelling, motor biking, mountain biking, hiking, trekking, and even plain lazing around.
If you can tear yourself away from the sunshine and warm, crystal-clear waters of the beaches, take a break to stroll around the island’s main hub, D’Mall, where quaint little shops await you. Then unwind with opulent spa experience and a well-deserved pampering session.
Things to do
Take a sunset cruise in a paraw, Boracay’s signature sailboat.
Rent an outrigger or yacht and indulge in a little island hopping.
Take diving, sailing or windsurfing lessons.
Trek or mountain bike to the quaint interior villages.
Take a golf break at the Fairways & Bluewater Country Club
Relax in luxury and experience a traditional Filipino massage at one of the popular spas on the island.
How to get there
Kalibo and Caticlan are approximately one-hour flight from Manila. From Kalibo, Boracay is 90 minutes land and boat trip; from Caticlan, it is 20 minutes by boat.