Boracay is famous for one thing: its beaches. With ever-clear waters that sparkle in shades of topaz and turquoise, teamed with sherbet sands, Boracay is every beach cliché come to life. The island has been on quite a journey, catapulted from languid fishing hub to one of the world’s most coveted beach destinations, culminating in a tale of too much, too soon. Buckling under the weight of tourist fame, in 2018 the government closed the island for six months, reopening with a cap on daily visitors. Having shed its party-island image, Boracay is now a shining example of sustainable tourism and the spotlight lies firmly back on its paradisical ivory shores.
Spend your days planted on the pillow-soft sands of aptly-named White Beach, wading into the warm waters that swarm with rainbow fish. Local sailboats, paraws, wait to whisk you away on island-hopping adventures, their multi-coloured sails propelled by the breeze. Harness this wind power yourself at Bulabog Beach on the opposite side of the four-mile-squared island. Here, the waters are criss-crossed with kiteboarders and windsurfers who zip across the water. Boracay afternoons are perfect for feasting on juicy mangoes before you settle back to watch the evening show: the sun smearing the sky with fire as it slowly sinks into the sea.
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