White sand beaches as soft as powder. Water as blue as the sky. If this sounds appealing to you, you need to spend a few days on the beautiful beachs of Boracay. The best time to visit Boracay is between November and April when the weather is pleasant and the water is calm. If you do head out, here are our reccomendations on where to stay, eat and drink.
Live it up at: Discovery Shores, Station 1, White Beach, +63 2720 8888
Boutique: Nami Resort, Diniwid Beach, +63 36 288 6753
For the kite surfers: Aqua Boracay by YOO, Bulabog Beach, +63 36 288 1536
Delicious Moroccan on the beach: Kasbah, Station 1, +63 36 288 4790
Fresh Seafood: Paradiso Grill, Station 2, +63 917 723 7055
Pizza: ARIA Cucina, D'mall of Boracay, +63 36 288 6223
Sunset drinks: Spider House Resort, Diniwind Beach, +63 36 288 2350
Dance the night away: Epic, D'mall of Boracay, +63 36 288 1477
Live music: BomBom Bar, Station 2
White Beach runs along the western side of Boracay, and this is where you'll find the majority of hotels, shops, restaurants and bars on the island. The beach is divided into three sections and each section offers a different vibe. Station 1 is at the northern end of the beach and is relatively quiet with a smattering of high end hotels. Station 2 is the central and busiest section of the beach with plenty of hotels and bustling dining and drinking venues, and Station 3 is to the south and offers cheaper backpacker accommodation.
Station 1 to 3 have the best beaches. Soft white sand, incredible blue water, but it's little more touristy. To get in on the good stuff, and not be near the most popular beaches, we recommend Diniwid beach which is the beach just before Station 1.