Boracay is famous for one thing: its beaches. With ever-clear waters that sparkle in shades of topaz and turquoise, teamed with sherbet sands, Boracay is every beach cliché come to life. The island has been on quite a journey, catapulted from languid fishing hub to one of the world’s most coveted beach destinations, culminating in a tale of too much, too soon. Buckling under the weight of tourist fame, in 2018 the government closed the island for six months, reopening with a cap on daily visitors. Having shed its party-island image, Boracay is now a shining example of sustainable tourism and the spotlight lies firmly back on its paradisical ivory shores.
Spend your days planted on the pillow-soft sands of aptly-named White Beach, wading into the warm waters that swarm with rainbow fish. Local sailboats, paraws, wait to whisk you away on island-hopping adventures, their multi-coloured sails propelled by the breeze. Harness this wind power yourself at Bulabog Beach on the opposite side of the four-mile-squared island. Here, the waters are criss-crossed with kiteboarders and windsurfers who zip across the water. Boracay afternoons are perfect for feasting on juicy mangoes before you settle back to watch the evening show: the sun smearing the sky with fire as it slowly sinks into the sea.
Ready for your dose of Boracay beach magic? Talk to our Philippines experts to arrange a tailored trip complete with luxury resorts, sunset cruises and plenty of beachside lounging.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Suzanne, who's travelled extensively in The Philippines. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember – the free diver who can take you swimming with turtles, the guides who can take you to secret lagoons and hidden beaches, and the locals who can school you in the art of nipa weaving.
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