Boracay Island has become the glittering jewel in the Philippines’ crown. Its designation as the world’s second-best island destination by readers of Travel & Leisure in 2013 has seen an explosion of interest in this paradise island. White Beach is the focal point for the island’s newfound confidence and joie de vivre. But away from the 24-hour liveliness of White BeachBoracay also offers oases of calm such as Diniwid Beach and the watersports mecca that is Bulabog Beach.
Areas & Neighborhoods in Boracay Island
White Beach — White Beach is the main attraction on Boracay. Divided into three sections White Beach offers high-end resorts at one fantastic shopping eating and partying at another and a third less-developed and therefore quieter section. All of which means you can tailor the spot you put your towel down based on how you want to spend your time.
Puka Beach — This quieter stretch of beach is just about the definition of a tropical island getaway. A great place to have a picnic the white sands and crystal clear waters provide the perfect setting to bask in the sun and cool off in the sea. And with fewer restaurants and cafes the beach here is much less crowded. But don’t worry there’s still plenty of places to grab an ice cream or a cool drink.
Baling Hai Beach — The perfect setting to enjoy some quiet swimming and snorkeling Baling Hai Beach is a delightful little cove just north of Diniwid Beach that also offers the perfect setting for dining out with wondrous views from the tables at the cliff top restaurant.
The Bat Cave — Something of a local secret (although of course not so secret that you can’t read about it here!) the Bat Cave is located at the end of a short hike down a perilous track. Entrance to the cave itself is steep and slippery but once inside - and you’ll need to ask a local guide to accompany you - if you’ve arrived at dusk or brought a torch you’ll enjoy the sight of the of bats that live there taking flight or roosting in the ceiling of the cave.
Things to See in Boracay Island
White Beach is the main attraction here in Boracay with its incredible fine white sand glittering seas and multi-faceted personality offering everything from hints of old Boracay to uber-modern resorts shopping and restaurants. If you’re up for a mission to the Mount Luho View Deck you’ll enjoy a scenic drive inland that provides quite a contrast to the shorelines and upon arrival will be treated to a phenomenal bird’s eye view across the islands and surrounding seas.
Things to Do in Boracay Island
The options are endless: if you want to parasail jet-ski wakeboard or kite surf Boracay is all set up to ensure you do. Divers of all levels of experience come from around the world to explore the waters around the island. But if water-based activities aren’t your thing then you could even go horse riding at the local stables. Rest assured though there’s no danger of you running out of things to do in Boracay.