Boracay: A Tropical Island Dream


Boracay is a picturesque, small island located an hour’s flight away from Manila, the capital of Philippines. If you are looking for a few days of relaxation, Boracay is the perfect place for you.

Boracay is nestled by crystal clear water and dazzling white sand beaches. The beautiful beaches are lined with luxury hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and just about anything a tourist might look for. The beach facing hotels have lounge chairs by the front where you can relax and enjoy your time.

If you are a more adventurous person, you can take part in water sports and activities like surfing, snorkeling, sailing etc. Boracay has something or the other for everyone. The small island also offers a nightlife which comes alive at night with high energy parties and buffets which continue well into the night.

The best places to visit in Boracay include:

White Beach: This beach is the most popular among tourists and is divided into three sections, Station 1, Station 2 and Station 3. Station 1 is known to have the widest beachfront with luxury hotels and resorts. It is the most expensive among the three stations but the quality of stay is high as well. Station 2 is the commercial zone of the White beach. Tourists interested in shopping, partying ot trying out new restaurants prefer to be here. Station 3 is the calmest among the three stations with lesser crowds. It is also the least developed among the three, making it the cheapest. All of the White Beach is open to the tourists for them to swim or relax wherever they want to. The White Beach comes alive at night and is a spectacle not to be missed.

Puka Beach: Puka Beach is less crowded than White Beach and ideal for tourists who want to escape the crowd. Tourists love to have picnics on this beach. But, the shops around the beach cost a fortune for foods. It is best to pack your own food while having a picnic at Puka Beach.

Other attractions of the Boracay island include Motag Living Museum, Ariel’s Point, Diniwid Beach, Willy’s Rock, Crocodile Island,  Mount Luho, Crystal Cove Island etc. You can spend as many days as you want to without getting bored.

Boracay has a warm climate and hence you can visit this beautiful island any time of the year. However, it is better to avoid visiting in Monsoon due to rains. Tourists should choose locations and hotels according their budget. The ideal dress code for ladies would be bikinis and maxi dresses with comfortable pairs of flops. Men can rock their shorts and swimsuits as well. Packing good sunscreen will always be a good idea.