The breath-taking natural beauty of Boracay Islands resorts has made this island one of the Philippine's prime destinations for many travelers the world over. It is located at the northwest tip of Panay and part of Aklan Province about 345 kilometers from Manila. This small island roughly shaped like a dumb-bell is approximately 7 kilometers long and the narrowest part is nearly 1 kilometers wide.
This island paradise is a perfect getaway, with its warm crystal blue waters, powdery white sand, lush hilly landscapes, and a palm fringed four kilometers beach, voted the world's best beach by the Australian newspaper the Sun Herald, the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook, The British TV Quick, and Harper's. Visitors commonly refer to Boracay as a breath-taking unbelievably magical island. A paradise set in the unspoilt South China Seas.
In recent years, various international annual sports events have been added to Boracay's attractions to lure both to local and international tourists. After all, Boracay is not just an ideal place for lovers, honeymooners, and families on vacation but for aqua sports and adventure enthusiasts as well. Over 300 establishments await to pamper the island's guests. A wide range of accommodations are there to choose from - from economy to superior and deluxe. One can choose to stay in rustic cottages or in air-conditioned luxurious villas.
Another interesting Boracay treat is the wide array of restaurants which offer sumptuous international cuisines. Island night life is exciting and fun, what with Boracay's lively discos and bars where you can either boogie till dawn or chat the night away.
Indulge in your passion for shopping while in the island and choose from among hundreds of hand-painted shirts, tie-dyed or batik shirts, sarongs, caps, shorts, accessories and handcrafted island mementos.
Yes, Boracay is the place to be if you yearn for a white beach at its finest, a perfect vacation, and loads of beach fun and adventure. Feel the magic in the air----Boracay awaits you!
During the summer time, big shipping companies like, Aboitiz Super Ferry and Negros Navigation includes Boracay Island as part of there "package tours." The tour originates from Metro Manila or the other major cities of the Visayas.
The island being a tourist destination maintains a diversity of nationalities including American, Australian, Austrian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Filipino, French, German, Israeli, Spanish and Thai.
You won't miss your favorite BLT, spaghetties, hamburgers, curries, sashimi and schnitzels, but being on an island paradise I suggest you go for the local culinary experience such as; rellenong bangus (milkfish stuffed with delicious pork and raisins), longaniza (pork sausage), tapa (salted beef), pansit (noodles), lechon de leche (roasted piglet). If your into fresh fish, I would recommend the Tanguingue (Spanish Mackerel), Lapulapu (spotted grouper), and the blue marlin, either grilled or steamed.
For the party animals, Boracay's wine list is international but
try the Lambanog "Tuba" (native liquor from palm) which is fast becoming
a cocktail base on the island. For those who just want to cool down, suggest
unbeatable fruit shakes (halo halo). Go for the fruits in season such as
green mango, sweet yellow mango, papaya, pineapple, canteloupe, coco banana
and the popular buko juice (sweet clean water of a young green coconut)
when they are available.
Halo Halo Mousse