Boracay is one of the most idyllic tropical islands imaginable. Palm trees swaying in the wind, crystal turquoise seas and seemingly endless stretches of talcom-powder-fine-white sand beaches, plus a distinctively laidback way of life characterise this pretty island.
Despite being narrow and only seven kilometres long, Boracay offers everything from golf, trekking, sailing and watersports – such as windsurfing and scuba diving – to great hotels, gourmet restaurants and festivals. Plus, of course, its fabulous beaches – including White beach, voted the finest in the world. By night, it turns into one big tropical party venue, with nightclubs vying for attention with discos held on the beach.
Activities in Boracay
The sea, sand and sun make Boracay an awesome setting for many activities. Scuba diving and other watersports are excellent diversions, naturally - Boracay is surrounded by over 30 dive sites suitable for beginners and expert divers alike.
White Beach and Bulabog Beach are lined with providers renting out equipment for almost any watersport - windsurfing, kiteboarding, skimboarding, kayaking, snorkeling and more.
Boracay's spas provide hours of essential "me" time for more laid-back Boracay visitors who want to take their relaxation to the next level.
Golf enthusiasts can tee off on the golf course at Fairways and Blue Water to the north of the island.
At night, Boracay comes alive with partygoers looking for booze and an awesome experience to talk about back home. Many of them take up the challenge at Cocomangas Bar, whose "Still standing after 15" challenge is a rite of passage for many first-time Boracay visitors. (Winners must finish 15 shots to get a t-shirt and their name on a plaque on the wall.)
Both food and drink can be had in plentiful proportions among the restaurants and bars crowding the beachward side of D'Mall, Boracay's primary shopping district.