Boracay Island

Travel Guide
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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 six square miles (10 square kilometers) 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 watersports, 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 three-mile (four-kilometer) 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.

Henann Lagoon Resort
Henann Lagoon Resort
4 out of 5
Station 2, Boracay Island, Aklan
The price is £41 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Situated near the beach, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Talipapa Market, Station 2, and White Beach. Station 1 is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (937 reviews)
"I like everything, i know its kit beachfront but the road/way going to the beach is dark. But over all 5/5"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2022

Henann Lagoon Resort
Henann Crystal Sands Resort
Henann Crystal Sands Resort
5 out of 5
The price is £65 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island hotel is just steps away from D'Mall Boracay and White Beach.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (173 reviews)
"I rarely make any review in the hotel I've stayed, but this hotel is an exception. Everything you can wish for in this hotel they have it. Good food (variety of breakfast menu, everyday), modern, beautiful, etc. But the one that excels most are the STAFF. They are all so polite, efficient, respectful, ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

Henann Crystal Sands Resort
Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
5 out of 5
The price is £160 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Punta Bunga Beach, Station 1 and White Beach. Station 2 is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (132 reviews)
"Thank you for your service"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2021

Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
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Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
The price is £358 per night from 11 Feb to 12 Feb
Located in Boracay Island, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tambisaan Beach, White Beach and Station 2. Station ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"A beautiful place. The staff were lovely. But during our stay, in a rather expensive place to rent, i did not have a single hot shower. Each day the staff said the water would be fixed and it was never done during the entire duration of our stay."

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
Robinson Beach House
Robinson Beach House
4 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Station 1, White Beach and Station 2. Bulabog Beach and D'Mall Boracay are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
편히 잘 쉬고왔네요~
"스테이션 1쪽에 있어서 디몰과는 거리가 있어서 한가하고 바로앞 바다여서 너무 좋았네요~ 직원분도 항시 대기하면서 우리가 필요한거 챙겨주고 넘 편히 쉬고 왔네요~^^"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Robinson Beach House
7Stones Boracay
7Stones Boracay
4 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bulabog Beach, Station 2 and White Beach. Station 1 is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.
4.4/5 Excellent! (223 reviews)
Location and Amenities
"Beddings are comfortable. WiFi is good. A smart TV is available with some of your fave subscription sites. Great beach front location. The pool is a plus. On the flip side: the stove needs to be looked at as it doesn't warm as fast as one may expect. The pillows on the couch seem to need some cleaning. ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

7Stones 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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