Boracay Island

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A visit to this tropical paradise quickly reveals why it was recently named the best island in the world.

While you may be in the middle of the Philippines, and less than an hour from Manila’s 12 million residents, a few hours on this tropical island will leave you feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Boracay is a small island with a permanent population of just 12,000. Its 10 square kilometers (six square miles) are home to countless pristine beaches, a lively nightlife and some of the best watersports in South East Asia. In 2012 Boracay was named the best island in the world by a popular travel magazine.

Most of Boracay’s 1,000,000 annual visitors come to the island for the dry season between November and April. This is the ideal time for swimming and water sports, as the beaches remain calm. The months between May and October are therefore much quieter and more affordable, as many hotels and tour operators have seasonal prices. Visitors are advised to check weather warnings, as typhoons are a possibility in the region. 

Boracay’s main attractions are its beaches. The most famous of these, the four-kilometer (three-mile) long White Beach, lives up to its name. The popular public beach is lined by tall palms, providing some much-needed shade during the peak of summer, and is ideal for swimming. Families will love the safe shallow water, while the more adventurous will find excellent kite surfing, wind surfing and scuba dive operators along the foreshore. Behind the beach is the main commercial region of the island, D-Mall, where you will find great shopping and eateries. 

Those seeking a more secluded beach experience will love Puka Beach, home to the rare Puka shell, while those seeking some excitement will enjoy the cliff jumping at Ariel’s Point. Get between Boracay’s many inlets, coves and beaches on board a motorized tricycle, the island’s answer to taxis. Scooters and bicycles can also be hired for those wanting to explore the island on their own time.

Visitors can reach Boracay via Manila, with regular flights to the nearby Caticlan and Kalibo airports. From here a number of shuttles and taxis run to the ferry terminal, where you’ll be whisked away to paradise. 

Fairways and Bluewater Boracay
Fairways and Bluewater Boracay
4 out of 5
Station 1, Barangay Balabag and Yapak, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
The price is P4,057 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan
P4,057
per night
5 Jan - 6 Jan
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 10 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"The property is huge. There’s shuttles and they come frequently. Would be nice if the whole fleet was electric. Warm hospitality - especially Bryan at the breakfast restaurant. Has its own private beach. Lots of choices for swimming pools. Would come back!"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Fairways and Bluewater Boracay
Henann Palm Beach Resort
Henann Palm Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
Station 2, Beachfront, Boracay Island, 5608
The price is P5,845 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
P5,845
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (277 reviews)
"All the staff were consistently courteous, friendly, helpful, and diligent. I won’t hesitate to come back and stay at this hotel again because of the warmth and excellent service of its staff members."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Henann Palm Beach Resort
Shangri-La Boracay
Shangri-La Boracay
5 out of 5
Barangay Yapak, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
The price is P23,500 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
P23,500
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (657 reviews)
Shangri La is fantastic
"One of the best resorts we’ve ever stayed at. The employees were always looking for ways to help us. The place is beautiful."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Shangri-La Boracay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Boracay Amor Apartments
Boracay Amor Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Bukid Way, Diniwid Beach Road, Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free beach shuttle. Our guests praise the WiFi in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (17 reviews)
"This place is incredible. The staff go above and beyond. It is a nice secluded location but the offer free transport to the beach or shopping mall. I love this place so much!"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Boracay Amor Apartments
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Tambisaan Beach, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"amazing property but it needs a Majer renovation. the entire staff and the security very friendly and very helpful and will accommodate any of your need, very pleased with the staff."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
Gerbi's Condoplace at Oceanway Residences Boracay
Gerbi's Condoplace at Oceanway Residences Boracay
3.5 out of 5
Unit LG2F Cluster D, Oceanway Residences, Newcoast, Barangay Yapak, Boracay, Boracay Island, 5608
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Popular attractions CityMall Boracay and Happy ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Fantastic
"My stay was amazing. The place is well kept. It is far from the action for those who prefer the peaceful kind of vacation like me. This was a honeymoon trip for my wife and I and it was wonderful."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Gerbi's Condoplace at Oceanway Residences Boracay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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