Community

3 Must Do Activities On Boracay Island

Boracay is the number one tourist destination in the Philippines. It is also regularly ranked in the top 5 beaches in the world lists by top travel magazines, websites and blogs. Boracay is famous for its beautiful White Beach, with lovely aquamarine water and white, powdery sand. Lets take a look at the top 3 activities to do on the island, written by an ex-resident.

Posted on

1. Enjoy the sand between your toes in Station 1 of White Beach

"Boracay perfect day" by Angelo Juan Ramos from Makati City, Philippines - Perfect Day. Licensed under CC BY http://2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - commons.wikimedia.org / Via en.wikipedia.org

White Beach is made up of 3 "stations" named so because of where the boats used to dock. Nowadays the boats go to one of two ports on the south coat, but the Stations remain a marker for regions on the long beach.

Boat Station 1 lies at the north end of White Beach. Although Stations 2 and 3 are very nice, Station 3 has sand which is extra white and powdery. It is also the location where the 5 star resorts are built. This means a more spaced out and less crowded beach experience.

You must take your sandals or flip flops off and walk barefoot in Station 1. The sand is almost as white as snow and very powdery. It is a joy to feel it between your toes as you stroll along the water, appreciating the postcard perfect views around you.

2. Go Sailing at Sunset

Yachting Boracay / Via yachtingboracay.com

Sunsets are often spectacular on Boracay. White Beach faces east which means it is pointing in the perfect direction year round. The fact that the island lies in the tropics means that there is often cloudy sky.

The sky often features beautiful amber and red shades as the sun sets (usually around 6pm). Once the sun has gone down the sky can get even more beautiful as the clouds light up with orange, pink and even purple hues.

The best way to experience the sunset is by taking a local sailing boat out, known locally as paraws. Alternatively you can hire a whole luxury yacht, which is perfect for romantic occasions or group parties.

3. Get a Massage on the Beachfront

Bella Isa Spa / Via bellaisaboracay.com

Boracay is perfect for people who want to relax. If you have had a busy year at work and fancy a holiday where you don't feel the need to indulge in activities or sightseeing, Boracay is perfect. the surrounds are so attractive that simply doing nothing is interesting.

One of the best ways to enhance the state of constant relaxation is to get a massage. There are massage ladies who patrol the beach. They have basic beds set up under tents or you can enjoy a massage at your own sun lounger.

For a more upscale experience you can also go inside one of the many beachfront spas. This way you can enjoy extra comforts such as air conditioning whilst have your massage and enjoying the view.

What Else?

There are lots more activities on the island. Kiteboarding is very popular on the back beach (bulalog). There is a thriving watersports scene with parasailing, wind surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling trips, island hopping and much more.

You can also visit a quieter beach such as Puka Beach on the north coast. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from too, featuring almost every world cuisine imaginable. Boracay has a lively nightlife scene, from secret raves at full moon, to chillin' reggae bars on the beach.

Whether you want to just sit back and chillax, or have an activity filled holiday, all is possible on Boracay.

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!