Kumusta kayó? haha Whenever people ask me for beach destination recommendation for South East Asia, I will not hesitate to introduce Philippines! Many people always think about having a vacation in Thailand, they have no idea what they might miss out about the Philippines! Apart from the quality beaches, clear blue sky and deep calm beautiful ocean, what makes Philippines a unique and perfect destination is – the people! I have never seen so many beautiful people and received such warmth hospitality, no other than The Philippines!
The tropical island of Boracay is one of the Philippines’ most popular world’s destinations. Its white sand beaches are the island’s main draws. Explore the 4.5-mile-long island by motorized pedicab or rent a bicycle or motorbike from your resort. Boracay is divided into three main districts: Yapak in the north, Balabag in the center, and Manoc-Manoc in the south. Central Boracay is situated in the mid-west of the island along White Beach
Here are the few things you must prepare yourself for this heavenly paradise! 🙂
1) Helmet Diving
Ever wonder what it feels like to walk on the ocean floor? Helmet diving allows you to climb down a ladder until you reach a sea bed (around 10 ft. below the surface) while wearing a helmet made of glass plates. The helmet makes it possible for you to breathe underwater while marveling at Boracay’s colorful sea floor with an abundance of tropical fish! You need not panic and enjoy the fishes with plenty supply of oxygen! 🙂
2) Flying Fish Boat Ride
This is by far the most strenuous water sports ever! If you think this is easy, try to sit behind and if you afraid of water and no strong arms, I suggest you give this a miss! haha
3) Banana Boat Ride
This is much easier than flying fish boat ride! Should say this is for beginner or people who wants excitement but don’t wanna fall into the sea! haha
If you do not have a padi license, snorkeling in Boracay Island is a good choice. Depending which site you snorkel, the white beach side has lesser current and the water is perfect for you to laze on the surface of the sea! You may see heaps of tiger fishes and smaller fishes! Your boat guide will provide you with bread but its not for you to eat but for the fishes to swim together with you! haha Well, if you are hungry why not? Bear in mind that the small fishes do BITE! LOL
5) Scuba Diving
If you have a padi license, you may dive underwater and enjoy more fishes and corals! Beware of the sea urchins, there are the last thing you wish to land your feets on! haha
6) Cliff Diving at Ariel’s Point
This is the BEST of the BEST activity in Boracay! I went there twice and I always had a BLAST! Awesome fun and sun! Diving was a bit scary cos I did the highest dive (16 meters) twice! Not many people dare to do that but yea… YOLO… I did it twice! Can say I am proud, but do bear in mind… diving is at own risk! There were people who hurt or injured themselves from cliff diving before.
There are also unlimited food and drinks at Ariel’s Point! Nothing can beat this in Boracay Island! MUST MUST MUST DO! 🙂
7) Paraw Sailing
ATV is not that thrilling but is fun to spend 2 hours exploring the Island with your friends! 🙂
9) Mount Luho – The Highest Peak of the Island
This is very worth to take a look and very good scenery from the top over seeing the entire Island and activities going on there. I feel I was like paying Sim Island Resort or something LOL
10) The Zorb Ball
hahaha… I can only say, you need to think and choose who you are sharing the ball with! haha Better choose someone with short hands and legs… surely the very last thing you wish to happen is your buddies legs or hand are on your face! haha
11) Jonas Fruits Juice
Highly recommended! Actually, we saw this recommendation from trip advisor and I should say… I need to spread the love and message! It’s really heavenly delicious! 🙂
12) Saint Maria On Willy’s Rock
Beautiful, calm, peaceful lies Saint Maria on Willy’s Rock at Boracay White Beach near station 1 and Jonas Fruit Juice.
13) Laze at the white sand and enjoy the calm warm sea water
No where else in the world you can find such relaxation at fine powder like white beach sand! So do give yourself at least sometime to get some barbeque by the sun! 🙂
14) Group Jump Shots
Well, dont waste the fine powder white beach sand! Make full use of it… since it’s so smoothing… jump as high as possible and get the best photo out of it! 🙂
15) Barbeque & Steamboat – Vegetarian of course! 🙂
Often, I can walk into a restaurant and ask for a nice BBQ or steamboat dinner, cos I am a vegetarian! HOWEVER, 6 of us managed to accomplish this mission impossible! haha We went to Dmall and local market and get all necessary stuff! Even the hotel staff were impressed with our vegetarian bbq dinner at our resort! 🙂
Back at the waters again! Fun canoeing!
17) Shopping!!! haha
You will be surprised! How fun shopping in Boracay Island is…
18) Taking the bicycle ride
Somehow, I feel bad for the cyclist and we decided to do it ourselves! 🙂
19) Building Sandcastle
haha of course we did it! *Feeling proud! 🙂
Neah.. we didn’t! 🙂
How can you miss the best activity on this paradise island? haha Just $8 for 1 or 1.5 hours, you will have full relaxation! 🙂
But better choose the right professional masseur! Else you suffer! haha
21) Go to the Treehouse!
If you have someone’s birthday! Do go to Treehouse! They have amazing band and singers and superb ambience! 🙂
22) Make full use of your resort activities!
Well, you paid an amount for the facilities not just the room! So why not make full use of it? 🙂
23) Take a fast boat ride
Need for speed! haha
24) Celebrate Xmas at Boracay!
I spent twice my Xmas at Boracay Island! People were amazing and atmosphere was really nice and relaxing! Of course, lotsa fun with buddies! 🙂
25) Parties and Parties!
You can’t be saying you visited Boracay before unless you join in one of the parties! 🙂
Well, the above are my recommendations for Boracay Island! Some people told me they went Boracay for 3 Days 2 Nights… Back of my mind is… this person is gonna miss out sooooo much in that paradise island! haha
Okay, hope you enjoy and be inspired to visit Boracay soon! 🙂 Remember to like Travel Inspiration 360 🙂
“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxle