Boracay – Image courtesy of Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa
Consider the island of Boracay for a romantic honeymoon holiday and dip your toes into a choice of soft powder-white beaches that fringe this breathtakingly gorgeous island.
Perhaps less well-known than other Asian honeymoon destinations and often overlooked by mainstream travellers, the stunning 10km² island of Boracay boasts more than 30 gorgeous beaches fringed by sparkling clean turquoise waters.
What to do and see in Boracay
Just 1km wide at the narrowest spot, this 7km-long bone-shaped island offers the active traveller a wide range of pursuits in addition to sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. Here you can enjoy numerous sea and land activities as well as a pulsating cosmopolitan nightlife that typically lasts until dawn.
Go scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, kayaking and jet skiing. Join a game of beach volleyball, saddle up a horse for a gallop along the beach or unwind with a massage beneath swaying palm trees.
Away from the beach, explore the island on foot, horseback, scooter or quad and mountain bike. Check out the bat caves on the northeast coast, cycle through the forest of dead mangrove trees on the south coast, hike up to Mount Luho for panoramic views or tee-off from the Graham Marsh-designed, 18-hole, par 72 golf course.
Once the preserve of backpackers, Boracay now offers more than 200 beachside resorts and hotels to suit all budgets. Choose from the luxurious Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa, the Mandala Spa and the Boracay Regency Beach Club, all of which overlook Boracay’s white-sand beaches and provide a range of creature comforts for honeymoon couples.
Best time to visit Boracay
Any time, but it’s probably best to honeymoon on Boracay during the dry season from from January to April when you can expect sunny skies and a cool north-easterly wind with temperatures averaging 28°C. Temperatures climb to an average high of 33°C in May at the onset of the wet season.
The rainy season lasts for the remainder of the year when it’s hot, humid and wet, especially during July and August with a prevailing west wind.
Boracay is located around 315km south of Manila and 2km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Visayas region of the Philippines.
A regular fleet of bancas (outrigger-style boats) service Boracay on the 20-minute trip from Caticlan jetty on neighbouring Panay Island.
From Manila there are several daily flights to and from Caticlan airport and the larger Kalibo International Airport.
Latest update about this honeymoon destination:
14 March, 2017
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