It's unsurprising that the Boracay Islands has been voted the second-best island destination in the world. Postcard worthy white sandy beaches, breeze-kissed palms and a vibrant party culture makes it an ideal destination to either relax and soak up the sun or mix with locals and other-like minded people in the ultimate picturesque setting.
At a Glance
Boracay is a small island in central Philippines that is known for its soft sandy beaches and lively culture. White Beach is a popular spot on the west coast of the island, backed by palm trees and a drawcard for many to enjoy the sun over lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants or bars in the area. The east coast is a hub for water sports enthusiasts. A diverse and vibrant marine life attracts many divers to the crystal-clear waters to discover undersea treasures off-shore.
Best time to go: November to May is the dry season making it the best time to visit the world-famous beaches of Boracay. If you’re not one for crowds, visit in off peak season given the warm temperature doesn’t differ, there just might be a spot of rain!
Island Hopping Routes
There are 3 must-see islands that you need to ensure are on your island-hopping itinerary.
About a 10-minute boat trip from White Beach, Crystal Cove Island is known for its jaw-dropping natural beauty. Two enchanting caves are hidden on the island waiting to be discovered amongst the lush vegetation.
While White Beach is perhaps the most known beach on Boracay for its fine white sand, Puka beach is equally impressive with its crystal-clear waters. Found on the northern end of Boracay, the beach earnt its name from the rare Puka shells that spot the beach.
Ariel’s Point is the final stop that you will want to ensure you find time for while hopping the islands of Boracay. Found in the fishing town of Buruaga, this is a stop for the adventurous, with 5 levels of cliff diving shaping up some great Go Pro footage.
If you’re not one to kick back and relax, Boracay offers a range of activities that designed for thrill seekers. DreamTrips to Boracay offer parasailing and ATV trails across the coastline. Bulabog Beach on the Eastern coast of Boracay is best known for kite surfing and other beach sports.
If you’re more for the sea rather than the sky, try going for a dive in one of the many vibrant reefs off the coast of Boracay. You’ll likely share the water with the odd reef shark, Hawksbill turtle, green turtle or Eagle Ray.
Where To Wine and Dine
If you’re after dinner with a view, Boracay isn’t short of options. Aplaya The Beach Bar offers Italian cuisine literally on the sand, with dining at Solana at Shangri-La will see you sitting on decks nestled within the coast line.
If you don’t want to break the bank, try the delicious street food. A local favourite is the Chorizo Burger. If you have a sweet tooth, we recommend trying the Filipino dessert Halo-Halo to cap off your night, a mixture of shaved ice, evaporated milk, sweet beans, coconut and tropical fruits.