Boracay is regularly at or near the top of any list for a beach holiday; and with the classic white sand beaches, plenty of parties and loads of sea life it is easy to see why. These are a few of the things you can do on the island that will keep you coming back for more
Fuel up at a bistro
Whatever kind of cuisine you are in the mood for, Boracay will have a bistro to meet your cravings. The White Beach is the centre of social life on the island, and you can find all you can eat sea food buffets, beach barbeques and weekend parties at the clubs and pubs.
Jump off a cliff
Cure your fear of heights with a leap of faith from a cliff at Ariel’s Point, the highest on the island. You can choose between a range of platforms starting at a comforting 3 metres right up to a toe curling 15 metres above the sparkling blue sea. Excursions to the point include kayaking, buffalo rides and snorkeling so make a day of it.
Explore on an ATV expedition
An ATV is a great way to get around the island without using too much energy; scoot up to Ocean Tower for all round views, and pop into the bat ca and butterfly gardens at Iligligan to get in touch with nature.
Chill out and get a massage
After a long day of sightseeing there is no better way to unwind than a massage, especially if it takes place in a cool breeze on the white sandy beaches. All style of massage can be found, ask for hilot if you want to try the local style. Just remember to take a towel or sarong to cover up with or you may share a little more than you’d like with passers by
Get out on the waves
Rent a glass bottomed dinghy or a local style paraw which has bamboo outriggers for stability and go explore the coast. Stop off at secluded coves and beaches like Puka Shell, Diniwid and Crystal Cove or snorkel at Crocodile Island
Meet the fish
Scuba diving and snorkeling are readily available and hugely popular, and for those that want something in between there is reef walking; you are connected to the surface with an air supply so can stroll along the sea bed without worrying about regulators or air tanks. There is so much variety to see under the water; shipwrecks, cliffs and caverns, all teeming with rays, sharks, turtles, sea snakes, barracuda and tuna. For something a little special try a night dive and see some really rare fish including sea horses and fire gobies
Borocay is a real island paradise, with kite surfing and zip lining for adrenaline seekers, relaxing beaches for sun searchers and plenty of partying and exploring to do in between. Get the island look with a henna tattoo or hair braids, and make sure you don’t leave without trying a fruit shake; you’ll only regret it later, although it’s a good excuse to go back.