Boracay Island is a haven for those who want just want to relax their days away in a picture-postcard vision of perfection. Accessed by boat from the jetty at Caticlan, this 7km long island is blessed with natural beauty, wonderfully warm culture and weather that is perfect all year round. Boracay Island is a holiday destination that one should at least experience once in their life-time.
Booking a room at one of the high-end Boracay hotels will place you on the very edge of paradise. Imagine just sinking your feet into the powder-soft sands at the sheltered White Beach. It is a luxury that has to be experienced to be believed.
If you prefer to be in the heart of all the nightlife, choose one of the Boracay hotels in the lively station two area or, if you are looking to travel on a budget, the station three Borocay resorts are friendly on the wallet.
There are over 350 Boracay Resorts, so whether you prefer to gaze out over the Pacific from your choice of Boracay Island villas or choose from a wide range of Boracay hotels, suitable for all budgets, you won't be disappointed.
From luxury Boracay hotels run by prestigious companies such as Shangri-La and Best Western, to simple batik-themed budget resorts, you will find something to suit your means and style.
Once you're settled into one of the Boracay Island hotels, hire a bicycle or a motorbike and explore the intricate network of paths, or take one of the many yacht cruises and set off around the coast. The sunset cruise is one thing you should not miss.
Whether booking one of the Boracay resorts, hotels or even villas, you are going to want to know what to do with your time. If you are content with kicking back in a hammock as the breeze gently stirs the leaves of the palm trees that line the silky white beaches, then Boracay Island will not disappoint.
However, if you are looking for a holiday full of fun-packed adventure then leave White Beach for a moment and cross over to Bulabog beach. The hills to the north and south of this water sport hotspot funnel the easterly winds onshore to create ideal conditions for windsurfing and kite-boarding. In fact, if you book your holiday for late January you could witness the awesome skills of the sporting professionals on the Asian Windsurfing Tour.
If you prefer to spend your time beneath the glassy waves, you will be pleased to know that many of the Boracay resorts are within easy reach of a number of dive centres; whether you prefer to snorkel or SCUBA dive, Boracay is the place to come. Land sports are also available, and golf fanatics can practice their strokes on Graham Marsh's 18-hole course.
If you are an avid nature-lover, you within easy reach of exquisite butterfly gardens, extensive hiking and walking trails. A hidden extra at the northern part of the island is the impressive bat caves, home of the Boracay fruit bat.
After you have spent an exhilarating day in the Bulabog spray or just recharged your batteries on a tropical beach, you will probably want to sample the Filipino cuisine in one of the many restaurants or bars.
However, if European is more to your taste you will find plenty of options to wet your appetite. Round off a perfect day by taking in the stunning sunset from a beachfront bar, acoustic music in the background, while lying back on your beach chair.
Booking your stay in one of the many Boracay Island resorts will give you the holiday of your dreams for so many reasons but if you want to pick just one, the welcome sign puts it plainly: 'Welcome to Boracay Island, the best tropical beach in the world'.