Internationally recognized as one of the world’s best islands, Boracay presents countless resort accommodations, stunning beaches, a lively nightlife, thrilling watersports, and a huge variety of dining options.
Following its closure two years ago to allow for environmental rehabilitation, Boracay has reopened with new regulations to ensure that it will be sustainable for years to come. Now, a restored postcard-worthy landscape and a new clean fun await its tourists.
And because summer is near, we’re calling all Pinoys and Pinoys at heart to check out Boracay once again and be reminded of what they can look forward to on this world-class itty-bitty island paradise. Come one, come all! Bask under the sun and get a healthy dose of Vitamin D this coming summer!
To make it easy for you, local travelers, here’s a short list of attractions you shouldn’t miss out on your Boracay vacation:
1. White Beach
Boracay’s main beach is the 4-kilometer long White Beach. Lined by tall palm trees, it is divided into 3 sections: Boat Station 1 to 3. It is also the most popular public beach in Boracay Island. Living up to its name, its sand is recognizably white and powdery, while the water is crystal blue.
2. D’Mall Boracay
Behind White Beach is the main commercial region of the island, D’Mall. This outdoor bazaar is composed of handicraft stores, apparel stalls, and other shops where you will find great items from beach accessories and clothing to food and souvenir items like jewelry.
3. Willy’s Rock
This strangely shaped volcanic rock formation may not appear special at first, but once you pay a closer look, you’ll realize its unique beauty. Being the only commanding sight along the stretch of Station 1, this natural marker has become one of Boracay’s most photographed landmarks. Also, there’s a man-made staircase leading to a mini-chapel with a giant statue of the Virgin Mary.
4. Bulabog Beach
Only a kilometer away from White Beach, Bulabog Beach is where you’ll find kitesurfing enthusiasts, thanks to its strong winds. This beach is the kiteboarding and windsurfing heart of Boracay and the country’s top destination for this kind of extreme sport. Beachcombers come here when it’s high season to catch the perfect winds.
5. Mt. Luho
The highest point in Boracay, Mt. Luho lets you see a stunning and unobstructed panoramic view of the whole island. Conquer the 100-meter hike and get to see Boracay in a new light. It’s even worth it especially during sunset.
6. Puka Beach
Named after the rare crushed shells abundant in this beach, Puka Beach offers a more secluded tropical experience. The sand here is distinctly coarser than the White Beach. Its serene and less crowd vibe makes it more relaxing and inviting to the guests.
7. Ariel’s Point
Ariel’s Point is perfect for those who are seeking some thrill and adventure. An exhilarating spot for adrenaline-junkies, here’s where you can challenge yourself or your friends with cliff jumping or cliff diving. It’s also famous for water activities such as paddleboarding and snorkeling.
8. Crocodile Island
A little trivia: This bizarre island off Boracay’s southern tip got its name because its head resembles that of a crocodile, both in shape and texture from the foliage. Don’t worry, there aren’t any crocodiles sneaking around! Instead, you’ll find an amazing, undisturbed underwater scenery—schools of colorful fish, vibrant corals, etc.—which makes this place one of the best places in Boracay to go snorkeling and scuba diving.
Where to stay in Boracay?
One of the great things about this world-famous island is the stark number of excellent hotels you may stay in. Take advantage of these Boracay hotels with low room rates:
Boracay Uptown has launched an early bird promo that discounts 15% off its published rates (breakfast included!) for bookings done on its website. Room rates start at PHP 5,950 net per night. This deal expires on June 15, 2020.
Boracay Uptown is in D’Mall, Station 2, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines. Book direct online at www.boracayuptown.com.
Get up to 15% off when you book direct. Room rates start at PHP 6,800 net per night. Promo is inclusive of breakfast and daily dinner for 2. Book until June 15, 2020.
Estacio Uno Boracay is in Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan 5608, Philippines. Book direct online at www.estaciounoboracay.com.
Sea Wind offers a 30% room discount when you book today until June 15, 2020. Room rates start at PHP 8,750 net per night. Promo comes with buffet breakfast and free use of the swimming pool.
Sea Wind Boracay is in Station 1, Roberto & Gloria Tirol Park, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, 5608, Philippines. Book direct online at www.seawindboracay.ph.
Room rates start at PHP 8,474 net per night. Room includes complimentary buffet breakfast (based on occupancy). For bookings passing January 25, 2020 and December 31, 2020, rate is inclusive of mandatory gala dinner for 2 only.
Henann Crystal Sands Resort is in Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, 5608 Philippines. Book direct online at www.henann.com/henanncrystalsands.
Reserve your room at least 30 days from your check-in date and get a reward. Early bookers are entitled to a 15% discount from the Best Available Rates. Enjoy room rates as low as PHP 13,585 net. This deal is inclusive of buffet breakfast. Valid until December 22, 2020.
The Lind Boracay is in Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, 5608 Philippines. Book direct online at www.thelindhotels.com.
*Promo details may change without prior notice. Booking conditions apply.
Indeed, there’s a plethora of things to do in Boracay. Whether you want to relax on the beach, party and celebrate, or set out on an adventure, there’s always something for every budget and personality. So, as early as now, plan your Boracay accommodations that fit your mood and style.