Boracay Holidays

For such a small island, Boracay packs a big punch. Once you step foot on the powder-soft white sand beaches you'll be in no doubt why this is one of the Philippines' most popular tourist destinations. Days here are all about relaxing on the beach, trying your hand at the plentiful watersports on offer or diving at one of the nearby sites; while by night the island comes alive with a vast array of beach bars, cafés and restaurants. We love the four kilometre long  "White Beach" which is split into 3 'stations', each with its own vibe; Station 3 has a relaxed backpacker feel; Station 2 is the busiest stretch where the bulk of the nightlife is located; and Station 1 is quieter with mainly luxury accommodation. Whichever area you choose, we're sure you'll have lasting memories of Boracay's amazing beaches and sunsets.

Destination Highlights
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Watersports
  • Great nightlife
  • Golf

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Beachfront Dinner Party

Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa

Boracay

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Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa
Platitos

Discovery Shores

Boracay

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Discovery Shores

Hennan Regency Resort and Spa

Boracay

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Hennan Regency Resort and Spa

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland via Manila and Singapore.

Many people call Boracay the ‘beach capital of the Philippines,’ and we don’t blame them. The bays that halo this idyllic island – which measures just four miles in length – have won awards for their stunning beauty. Once you’ve stepped onto the powder-soft sands of White Beach, no other sand will feel the same again. You’re going to adore the scenery, watersports scene and Bluewater golf complex featuring spectacular ocean views.

  • Beaches

    When you sink your toes into the sands of Puka Shell Beach - or Yapak Beach as it was originally known – you’ll notice it’s rich in crushed Puka shells. Ask a local about it and they’re bound to tell you a legend behind this treasured seashell.

  • Mount Luho

    You won’t regret taking the winding road up to Mount Luho, a summit reached via the Barangay (district) of Bulabog. It reaches 370ft above sea level which means one thing for you: the island views from the observation deck are incredible.

  • Nightlife

    Whether you're a keen kite surfer or prefer a tranquil glass bottom boat ride, you'll find it all here. Bulabog Beach on the eastern side of the island has fairly strong winds year-round making this the ideal spot for wind and kite surfers, while White Beach on the western side of the island has plenty of adrenaline watersports such as banana boats, jet skis and parasailing.

  • Watersports

    Boracay is famous for its powdery soft sands, the most famous of which is the four kilometre stretch called White Beach. Here you will find no shortage of restaurants, beach bars, spa's, small shops and a wide variety of watersports. The beach is loosley split into 3 sections allowing you to find the perfect spot to suit your mood. If you're looking for a busy beach scene and lively evenings base yourself in Station 2. If you prefer your beaches a bit quieter yet still with restaurants and bars within walking distance Station 1 is perfect and if you want more simple accommodation head to Station 3.

  • Golf

    Boracay comes alive on an evening, particularly around the lively Station 2 area of White Beach with its huge array of bars and restaurants. Whether you want to savour cocktails at a casual beachfront bar against a backdrop of live music, or party the night away to the latest dance music you'll find it all here. When it comes to dining, you can enjoy everything from fresh seafood buffets to fast food and traditional Filipino cafés to international restaurants.

  • Christie, Destination Executive

    Christie

    Destination Executive

    "In the evening, head to Station 2 and enjoy a drink at one of the lively beach bars" 

Types of Boracay holidays

Boracay Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of the 17 beaches in Boracay are beautiful, with white, palm-fringed sands. The popular White Beach is divided into three sections with both lively and more relaxed parts. Private beaches such as Banyugan Beach and Punta Bunga Beach, at the Shangri-La Resort, have a very secluded feel. 

There are no direct flights to Boracay, and the nearest airport is Caticlan Airport, on the north-western tip of neighbouring Panay Island. From here it’s a 5-minute trike ride over to the jetty port, and then a 15-minute boat journey over to Boracay.

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