Things to do in Boracay, Philippines.
Boracay is one of the favourite holiday destinations of the Philippines. The island is only seven kilometres long, but packed with activities to suit everyone, including those who just want to get away from it all. The island is famed for its by its beautiful beaches and clear turquoise waters.
The two main and largest beaches in Boracay are White Beach in the west, and Bulabog Beach on the east side of the island. The central part of the island is less than a kilometre across, and you can walk from Bulabog Beach to White Beach in under ten minutes!
In the months of November to April, Bulabog Beach is commonly regarded as the best beach in Asia for windsurfing and kite boarding. Several top international windsurfing and kite boarding (kitesurfing) competitions are held here annually. With the steady onshore wind Bulabog Bay becomes a playground for kitesurfers and windsurfers, and the sky is filled with colourful kites. The sundeck at Palm Breeze Villa Resort is the perfect vantage point to watch their antics.
In the months of May to October, Bulabog Beach becomes the place where Boracay's main watersports takes place. Replacing the widsurfers and kiteboarders are a multitude of boats. Here you can sail a paraw boat, get thilled on a bananaboat ride or jetski, set out for dive trips or banca boat trips to nearby islands and other beaches, or ride above everyone on a parasail.
An award winning boutique resort set on the cliff at the northern end of the beach, Palm Breeze Villa offers guests luxurious accommodation and magnificent views over the entire bay.
A quiet day at Bulabog Beach Boracay: Picture taken right in front of Palm Breeze Villa Boracay hotel
Boating at Bulabog Beach in the summer months of May to October
Bulabog Beach is a hub of windsurfing and kiteboarding in the winter months from November to April each year
One of the most popular things to do in Boracay is to visit the famous White Beach , which is a 4 km long stretch of soft white sand lined with restaurants, bars, hotels and shops. It has been voted the most beautiful beach in the world in 2007 by Yahoo Travel. Starting from the north end: the sand is the finest and the beach is the widest at the very northern end of the beach, so this is a good place to go swimming. There are also some very nice hotels and upmarket restaurants here. Next you come to Station 1 area where there are several popular nightclubs. The middle section (Station 2 area) is the busiest section of the beach with lots of shops and restaurants, and live music every night. This section is a lot of fun, but can get crowded and noisy. Further south down the beach, things get a little quieter, and right down at Angol point there are some quieter spots more reminiscent of the Boracay of old.
Bulabog Beach Boracay is known as the best windsurfing and kiteboarding beach in Asia (see above). Other water sports to be found in Boracay include jet skis, banana boats, and parasailing. There are water sports centres on the Bulabog Beach front roadway (close to Palm Breeze Villa resort), and you can also find plenty of commissioners wandering up and down White Beach who can help you to book water sports and other activities in Boracay, and will bring you to the correct place.
There are numerous scuba diving shops up and down the length of White Beach offering several dives a day. The diving is good in Boracay and close to shore, so it is easy to do a dive in the morning and be back well before lunch time. The scuba diving shops provide lessons in various languages, equipment hire, provide the boats and carry your equipment making for a very enjoyable time.
On land there is a beautiful 18-hole Golf Course , Fairways and Bluewater offering quality golf in a magnificent setting with sea-views. Discounts for the golf can be arranged when you stay at Palm Breeze Villa hotel.
Boracay Horse Riding Stables have been established on Boracay Island for twenty years. They offer horse riding trips around the island. A pleasurable and relaxing way to explore Boracay.
Other Boracay activities include yoga, cycling, hiking, gyms and much much more.
Relax and unwind in the world class spas, enjoy beach massages, sunset cruises, sunbathing or simply do nothing at all.
The staff at Palm Breeze Villa Boracay Resort will help their guests by suggesting activities, and booking them at a discount too!
Boracay is a Great Beach Destination!
The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) was proud to announce that Boracay was voted as the second best beach destination in the world in 2011, coming after the Providentiales in Turks and Caicos Islands. Last year alone, over three million tourists from the Philippines and overseas visited Boracay's famous beaches!
Boracay was named the fourth best island destination in the
world, in the "World's Best Awards", receiving a score of 89.83 in the annual
Top 10 Best Island list last year by "Travel & Leisure" magazine. Boracay was also voted no.1 Best Beach in Asia by Tripadvisor's Travellers
Choice Awards 2011.
Palm Breeze Villa B&B Hotel is set in a quiet location at the northern corner of Bulabog Beach, only minutes walk from the action. This Boracay resort has been awarded the "Travelers Choice Award" 2014 by TripAdvisor the world's largest online travel site. This award was only given to two properties in Boracay. Palm Breeze Villa was also listed in the "Top 25 B&B and Inns in the Philippines 2014". The Zero Carbon Resorts award 2014 was also given to this hotel for its efforts on maintaining a green and sustainable resort.
Aerial view of Boracay Island, Philippines
Where to stay in Boracay?
Palm Breeze Villa Boracay hotel has remained the top choice by travellers in Boracay as shown by it's being consistently voted the best small resort on Tripadvisor.com for three years. Palm Breeze Villa Boracay offers luxury beach front accommodation on Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, Philippines
If you would prefer luxury apartment style accommodation, stay at Boracay Apartments at 7Stones. These private rentals won the award for the "Top Vacation Rental in Boracay 2011" on Flipkey.com.
Boracay offers plenty of things to do for everyone. Boracay Island is the ideal tropical beach destination that replenishes the spirit, offering you the freedom to release your creativity and the space to be who you really are.