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 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.

Emerald Island Hotel
Emerald Island Hotel
2.5 out of 5
The price is AU$37 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Situated in Boracay Island, this hotel is steps away from White Beach and Station 1. Station 2 and Diniwid Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Awesome stay
"The staff were very accommodating and kind. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Emerald Island Hotel
Shangri-La Boracay
Shangri-La Boracay
5 out of 5
The price is AU$420 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Boracay Island resort is steps away from Punta Bunga Beach and Puka Beach. White Beach and Station 1 are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (612 reviews)
Paradise
"It was truly paradise. The room, the pool, the beaches, the restaurants, the buffet breakfast... the service!!! Everything you could want for the perfect beach vacay."

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Shangri-La Boracay
Henann Palm Beach Resort
Henann Palm Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
Station 2, Beachfront, Boracay Island
The price is AU$102 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island hotel is within a 5-minute walk of White Beach and D'Mall Boracay. Bulabog Beach and Willy's Rock are also within 15 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (166 reviews)
"Keep it up … but i hope there be more less restrictions"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Henann Palm Beach Resort
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.
7Stones Boracay
7Stones Boracay
4 out of 5
The price is AU$49 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bulabog Beach, D'Mall Boracay and White Beach. Station 2 and Station 1 are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (222 reviews)
Will stay again for sure
"This is the 2nd stay for me and my wife here. It is well maintained as a very good hotel with nice environment, friendly staff and peaceful beach area with convenient location to white beach."

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2018

7Stones Boracay
Robinson Beach House
Robinson Beach House
4 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island villa is steps away from White Beach, Station 1 and Station 2. Diniwid Beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (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
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
The price is AU$538 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
Located in Boracay Island, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tambisaan Beach, Station 2 and Station 1. Caticlan Jetty ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (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
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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