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, 5608
The price is NT$2,022 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (949 reviews)
"Well over all was great inspite of its raining continously. Only my concerns; restaurant are clossing very early at 930pm and specially the pool closing at 8pm. I wish to extend their pool time as beach is a bit far from the location, 5mins walk from the hotel.However,all was good and excellent as ..."

Reviewed on 2022/4/13

Henann Lagoon Resort
Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
5 out of 5
Punta Bunga Cove, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5600
Fully refundable
The price is NT$3,182 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a private beach. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (166 reviews)
"This hotel is wonderful. I recommend anyone to stay here."

Reviewed on 2022/5/6

Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
Shangri-La Boracay
Shangri-La Boracay
5 out of 5
Barangay Yapak, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
The price is NT$10,511 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 15
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (617 reviews)
"We stayed in Villa 1, which was the garden loft villa with the most amazing private pool and luscious greenery surrounding the villa. First off, Shangri-La is more isolated from the main stations in Boracay so it’s definitely more peaceful and quiet and less crowded, which I prefer. Second, right ..."

Reviewed on 2022/5/13

Shangri-La 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.
Boracay Amor Apartments
Boracay Amor Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Bukid Way, Diniwid Beach Road, Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
The price is NT$2,404 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free beach shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (14 reviews)
Amor apartments
"Lovely little apartment complex, rooms were clean and basic. A hairdryer would have been a good thing to have in rooms. Surrounding area a little rough and ready and needed a tuck tuck to get to main drag for restaurants. Nice 15 min walk to top end of white beach. Wifi in rooms could be an ..."

Reviewed on 2019/10/5

Boracay Amor Apartments
One Hagdan Villas
One Hagdan Villas
3 out of 5
299 Sitio Hagdan, Hagdan Hills View,, Yapak, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
The price is NT$8,313 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly villa in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite spa services. Popular attractions Balinghai Beach and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Absolutely perfect stay! Welcome drinks, an own inhouse staff, great athomsphere. Everything was perfect for our stay! Will rebook on next oppertunity!"

Reviewed on 2022/4/19

One Hagdan Villas
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Tambisaan Beach, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, 5608
The price is NT$12,683 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Boracay Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Had the best time with my family staying in Under the Stars! The whole apartment is very well-maintained and very spacious. Perfect for families looking for their getaway accommodation. Beds were comfy, there were television in each room, wi-fi was good too! They are very equipped as well in terms ..."

Reviewed on 2022/4/11

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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