Boracay Honeymoon Travel Guide
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.
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.
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.
Once the preserve of backpackers, Boracay now offers more than 200 beachside resorts and hotels to suit all budgets, including the following…
Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa
Location: Banyugan Beach, Boracay
Prices: from AUD531 per person
Description: Experience world-class service at Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa. Surrounded by a lush hillside overlooking the ocean, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa provides a luxurious and secluded hideaway. It features a 350 metre private beachfront, 2 stunning outdoor pools and spacious guest rooms and villas. Complimentary internet access is provided. All rooms have a spacious balcony with a daybed showcasing impressive views, while villas and suites are provided with butler service and either a private pool or outdoor hot tub. They are also fitted with a 37-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Guests can enjoy a range of water activities from kayaking and deep sea diving to romantic sunset cruises on a wind sail. Guests looking to relax can head to CHI, The Spa. This sanctuary by the sea offers a menu of body massage and beauty treatments. The cliff-top Sirena restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes, while romantic southern European dinners can be enjoyed among the treetops at Rima Restaurant. Other dining options include pizzas at Cielo, international breakfast buffet at Vintana and cocktails at the hotel's 3 bars. Located on the northwest tip of Boracay Island, the hotel is best reached via a 45-minute domestic flight from Manila to Caticlan. From Caticlan, Boracay Island is 15 minutes away via land and sea transfer.
The Lind Boracay
Location: White Beach, Boracay
Prices: from AUD429 per person
Description: Situated on the beachfront of White Beach Station 1, The Lind Boracay features an outdoor pool, a spa and a complimentary return shuttle between the property and Caticlan Airport. WiFi access is also free. Each room, studio or suite features a flat-screen TV, a personal safe and a minibar. The balcony offers sea, pool or garden views, while the bathroom offers shower facilities, toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can have international delights at the restaurant, or have a drink at the bar. There is also a fitness centre, a kid’s club and a gift shop. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with laundry and room service. The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from D’Mall Boracay and 900 m from Willy's Rock. It is within an 8-minute drive to Cagban Port and a 2-hour drive from Kalibo International Airport.
The District Boracay
Location: White Beach, Boracay
Prices: from AUD282 per person
Description: Located on the shores of Boracay Beach, The District Boracay features 3 dining options, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. It operates a 24-hour front desk and offers complimentary two-way airport transfers. The property is conveniently 120 metres to the famous D’Mall Boracay, where guests can enjoy shopping and entertainment. Caticlan Airport is just 5 km away, while Kalibo International Airport is within 72 km away. Fitted with tiled flooring and modern décor, spacious air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a personal safe, a flat-screen cable TV, fridge and seating area. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are also included. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer, shower and free toiletries. The friendly staff at The District Boracay can assist guests with luggage storage and help to arrange for massage services on site. Meeting and banqueting facilities are also available for guests’ convenience. The in-house Vigan Grill offers Continental buffet breakfast daily with hot selections, while Caruso Ristorante Italiano serves fine Italian cuisine. Local and Asian dishes are available at the Star Lounge. Room service is possible.
Monaco Suites de Boracay
Location: Tulubhan, Boracay
Prices: from AUD268 per person
Description: A luxurious retreat with views of Bulabog Beach and Mt Luho, Monaco Suites, stretches over acres of landscaped tropical gardens. It boasts a private lagoon and a dolphin-shaped outdoor infinity pool. Monaco Suites de Boracay enjoys a prime location on the southeast coast of Boracay Island. It is an excellent spot for snorkelling, wind surfing and other water activities. Suites are spacious with private balconies that offer spectacular views and let the fresh ocean breeze in. They offer all the comforts of home with large living spaces, a dining area, kitchenette and large bathrooms. Recreational activities are endless at Monaco Suites, with a well-equipped gym, a large infinity pool and a variety of water sports. There is also a health spa which provides relaxing massages and body treatments. The stylish Monaco Suites Sea View Restaurant offers international cuisine within an elegant setting. Enjoy a selection of wines and champagnes while overlooking the stunning blue ocean. Alternatively, meals can be served in the privacy of your room.
Henann Regency Resort & Spa
(formerly Boracay Regency)
Location: White Beach, Boracay
Prices: from AUD197 per person
Description: Steps from the white sands of Boracay Beach, Henann Regency Beach Resort and Spa enjoys a prime beachfront location, a 5-minute walk from D’Mall. It features 3 outdoor pools and 4 dining options. Air-conditioned rooms at Henann Regency Beach Resort and Spa are spacious with ample seating area. They are fitted with cable TV, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony overlooking the resort’s pools. Guests can visit the Kai Regency Spa for a soothing massage at an extra cost, or work out at the fitness centre. Other facilities include a mini mart and business centre. The resort also has a tour desk which organises excursions. Enjoy fine dining at Christina’s Restaurant, which serves Italian and Filipino specialties as well as steak and seafood dishes. Sample an extensive buffet at Sea Breeze Café while admiring the ocean view, or swim up to the Pool Bar for a refreshing beverage. Henann Regency Beach Resort and Spa is a 45-minute flight from Manila. Airport pick-up transfer service can be arranged upon request at additional charges.
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Anytime, 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.
For more climate info: Boracay Weather Guide…
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 Boracay honeymoon destination: 10 April, 2017