Boracay

Lisa Rivera
Feb 15
Come to an island in the Philippines with an abundance of friendly faces, warm sea water, and with sand that stays cool underneath a blazing tropical sun. This is Boracay.
The Lind Boracay
Luxury living on the island

The Lind Boracay is on the beachfront of White Beach Station 1. There's an outdoor pool, spa and a complimentary return shuttle between the property and Caticlan Airport. In case you need it, there's also free WiFi.

Take my advice and opt for a sea view room. Nothing beats waking up to the sight and sound of the crystal blue waves gently rolling in to the shore. Take in a meal of fine dining, either local or international cuisine, and enjoys drinks at the exquisite bar.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help out with laundry and room service, and other facilities include a fitness centre and a kid’s club. 

The Lind Boracay is also within close distance of D’Mall Boracay and 1,000 yards from Willy's Rock. It's around 8 minutes by car to Cagban Port, and a 2-hour drive from Kalibo International Airport. 

Have a healthy breakfast
Carry on the good feelings

Start the day with a delicious fruit smoothie. The choice of fruits here are plentiful and exotic too. For a real taste of the tropics, order a green mango shake, packed full of vitamins. 

In the instance you want to have breakfast outside of your hotel, you can try the excellent Shangri-La Boracay. I'm pretty sure they won't turn you away if you're not staying at the hotel, and the spread is pretty good. 

Head to the beach!
Top up on your tan

When in Boracay, you need to head to the beach duh! Consistently voted the best beach in the world by travel heavyweights like Conde Nast Traveler, you need to experience it for yourself. Long, white soft sandy beaches, clean, and well-looked after, it's no wonder it keeps winning more accolades.

Naturally, every beach comes with water sports activities, and on Boracay, there are plenty to choose from. Or if you just want to relax with a good book, swim, and get a good dose of Vitamin Sea, you can do that too!

Join a pub crawl
Bring the paracetamol...

There's no escaping the infamous pub crawl, even in Boracay! Easily named the Boracay Pub Crawl, it's one of the top things to do on the island. 

Upon getting your uniform of a yellow t-shirt, you join the tribe for a night of drinking, partying, and hangovers the next morning! If you prefer your entertainment on the tamer side, there are plenty of beachfront bars and restaurants with live Filipino bands to belt out your favourite songs.

Chow on some seafood
Nothing but fresh

One of the best things about island living is of course getting to eat fresh. And if you love fish and seafood, Boracay has plenty to offer. From large shrimp and exotic types of fish, challenge your taste buds and treat them to something new.

Whether you dine at a smaller seafood stall or restaurant, or at one of the larger hotel restaurants, don't visit Boracay without trying it! Plus, it makes for a good photo!