PLEASE DONT GO..!!!! sorry to say this cos in my opinion i think there are more islands are better than Boracay, the reason are: 1:took 4 hours from Malaysia to reach super lousy airport at Kalibo then took about 2 hours drive to reach jetty Boracay and took 10 mins by boat to reach Boracay island, EXHAUSTED!!!! i prefer go to island of Thaland.
2:Everything Tips Tips Tips, better ready small change for tips. 3:Cowboy Town, close on 12 pm 4:seafood market at Talipapa are overprice. JUST GO TO THAILAND!!!
Third time at the Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel 2010, 2013, 2015, great place right at station 2, nice views of perfect beach, great band (The Makaya band), really nice staff and management, if you are going to Boracay this is the place to stay
While in Boracay check out a band that plays in front of the Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel (which is also a good place to stay) starting at 9:30PM the Makaya band plays a variety of music and can also sing in different languages.
White beach is beautiful,and the rest of the island is fun to wander around. There are lots of water sports, etc, that are resonably priced, but I would arrange through your hotel and not from the vendors or online.
All of the accomodations seem equipped to set up airport transfers and the main activities on the island.
One of the best beaches in the world with fine white sands and cool ambiance. You can indulge in all types of cuisine with sea food in abundance, all types of accommodation is available for all types of travelers.
Most water sports/activities are con offer here.
nice place, if you get a chance go to the Mandarin Island Hotel, nice place to stay, at 9:30PM they have a great band called The Makaya band who play a variety of music and they can sing in different languages.
Stunning beach & scenery! There're so many development going on. Daily expenses is high compared to other beach resort like Phuket! Time consuming / energy sapping to get to the island from Kalibo Airport.
I've been 4 times in Boracay, but this one was the last. It's now too busy and invaded by asian groups ; the main road is crowded and white beach comes to green beach, because of green seagrass.
There is lots of works along the beach, with big resorts being built. In a couple of years, Boracay will only be a week-end destination for asians ; independant western travellers won't have place to breath...
We had a good time at Boracay. Food and activities are a little expensive but still affordable. I spent about 400 pesos or each meal and 3,800 pesos for parasailiing, diving and island hopping.
There was quite a lot of waiting time for the island hopping tour. Enjoyed the exploratory dive with Go Diving Studio at Station 3 the most out of the 3 activities I signed up with Paul and Ruel Travel and Tours. I think I enjoyed snorkeling at Redang better because the scenery at Redang is much more beautiful than Boracay.
If you are looking for a nice quite and remote bounty island, then Boracay is NOT it. In the last 10 years a ton of hotels has been bouild and the island is getting hugely crowded with turists.
I have been here many times during the years, and to be honest, i dont like coming here anymore... The island has been ruined totally by mainly korean and chinese tourists.
For Family vacation, stay in Station 1. Station 2/3 is too crowded especially after sunset. Its totally different from 20 years ago, too commercialized n prices are same as Makati/Bonifacio.
Depends on your purpose of tri much less peoplep, but for me with family I will stay only in Station 1 where much less people and quiet. Beautiful.
Boracay Island especially in the station 2 and 3 should be cleaned. If govt cant clean the area and the beaches there, establishments should assign paid people to clean the beach area.
I the surrounding areas will always be dirty, there will come a time that Boracay wont be a good destination for vacation and family fun as well as for sight seing.
What's nice about Boracay is it doesn't matter where your accommodations are located, you can explore its many beaches and attractions either by foot or taking a tricycle/van.
If you find Stations 1 to 3 crowded, just swim in Diniwid or you have an option to hang out in Bulabog where the resorts are smaller and more native.
The island is fabulous, is a pearl of the nature but the business is taking advantage too much of this beautiful island, hope they will not irreparably ruined.
Paradise on earth. This is a place where you can find only the powdered white sand beach in the world from the 35 countries I have travelled.
It is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. or just people like lazying in the sun and sand beach. Semi spoilt with lots of food and dining entertainment already but hey just enjoy and lay back and relax. Just come here during low season for a private romantic getaway.
Still a beautiful island on its shores and waters, but overcrowded and noisy once you leave the beaches - has become too much of a hot spot.
very nice place, excellent beaches, food is good, people are nice and friendly, very relaxing, if you want night life they have it.
Its like back to the old vintage. It's a exactly that the people living in the city wouldn't seen. It's really a kampung/ village.
But the people over there really nice and friendly.
Most beautiful place I have found so far. Can get a little crowded on holidays but everyone is friendly and atmosphere is great.
Beautiful beach in South East Asia. Must-see sunset. Paraw sailing is a good way to view sunset. D'Talipapa is a seafood haven.
Haggle wisely. Activities prices fluctuates on seasons - read: evaluate on value for money. Cycling. A good way to explore the island. Mind the slopes up and down. Get a frisbee and play by the beach! And remember your sunscreen!
One thing we noticed in Baracay and other places in general in the Philippines was the lack of public toilets and garbage bins.
We also noticed a fair amount of garbage waste collecting in the water and washing up on the beaches. This needs to be observed and taken care of if these island wish to remain pristine and appealing to over seas travelers.
Try Subo restaurant in station 2. They serve authentic and delicious Filipino dishes. They have a nice Filipino ambiance too.
It's the best resto I've tried in Boracay. You'll definitely get your money's worth and so much more. Their chef de cuisine and staff are very friendly too. Hi Chef! Thanks for making our dinner there an exceptional experience.
this Island is fantastic, the beaches are great the nightlife is excellent and the locals couldn't be more friendlier
a bit overrated and expensive. lots of choice of restaurants. white beach is nice. and too much development already
It's really awesome beach to relax. Nothing to think just lazy in the beach, with massage bear/romantic restaurant.
Very crowded but manageable to walk and tour around. Like Korean people who come to visit and enjoy their vacation!
Beautiful beach, wide variety of water activities, friendly people, safe and wonderful shopping and night life.
D'Mall was a great place to choose souvenir &food. Talipapa market also but not for the fresh seafood .
Because not worth for the pricing that you buying at the market and cook by local restaurent than you choose a beach side restaurent . example you bought some fresh prawn & crab and bring to the kitchen cook for you, they will mix up some "unfresh seafood" and cooking together to server you.my experience. better way choose and make it BBQ in front of you.