This world-renowned, quintessential island paradise boasts dazzling beaches lined with palm trees, warm crystalline waters and hidden coves with solitary beaches.

During the day, seaside massages under the shade of a coconut tree are a common sight. But from dusk to dawn, island life turns into nightlife and Boracay takes her place as the jewel of Philippines’ party beaches.

There’s also plenty to do besides beach-bumming and party-hopping. Boracay boasts 20 dive sites, some of which include drift dives and cave dives. You can also try your hand at sail boat rides, kitesurfing, skimboarding, wakeboarding and parasailing. For those who are interested, daily games of football, volley-ball and ultimate Frisbee kick off in the late afternoon on White Beach.

White Beach

Any iconic photos of Boracay you’ve seen are likely to be from the westward-facing White Beach — four kilometers of white, powdery fine sand dotted with resorts, shops, and restaurants.

Puka Beach

An 800-metre beach made up of seashells bleached white in the sun. Some parts maybe busy, but you’re almost guaranteed a solitary beach if you keep a lookout for one.

Crocodile Island

A small uninhibited islet, this is a dive spot that’s is perfect for beginners. It’s calm shallow reefs hide underwater canyons and caves teeming with tropical marine life.

Yapak Wall

The most famous of Boracay’s dive sites. It’s off the northeren tip and is a soft-coral-covered wall running from 30m to 65m. Close encounters with grey reef sharks, groupers and giant trevallies are common here.

Bolabog Beach

Located on the eastern side of the island opposite White Beach, Bolabog Beach has large waves and strong winds year-round. This makes it a hotspot for windsurfing and kiteboarding. In fact, Bulabog Beach is considered Asia’s top kitesurf destination.

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