Boracay is a fantastic destination known for its resorts, white sand beaches, and festive atmosphere. It’s also home to some of the best experiences to unwind. Whether you’re looking for a massage or island-hopping, Boracay has it all. But what about the island’s other attractions? Here are five relaxing experiences to try when visiting this paradise island. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s memorable.
Go beyond the shore
White Beach is Boracay’s biggest attraction, but it’s not all there is to this island. Why not take a short trip to see quieter and less crowded beaches? See the island in a new light through an eco-friendly mode of transportation. Relish in the sights of cozy Diniwid Beach, adventurous Bulabog Beach, picturesque Puka Beach, and tranquil Ilig-Iligan Beach. Cap off your private morning tour with a soothing 60-minute massage at Go Spa.
Explore the islands
Like many destinations across the Philippines, Boracay and its nearby islets lend themselves to island-hopping boat excursions. Get away from the hustle and bustle of White Beach, where all the tourists are, and get a dose of vitamin sea. Experience the pristine beauty of Boracay with an exclusive tour that includes a visit to nearby Crocodile Island. Discover crystal clear waters and hidden coves. Your island-hopping trip ends with a locally prepared seafood barbecue lunch.
Sail into the sunset
Imagine the warmth of the sun as it sets on the horizon and the cool breeze that brushes your cheeks, all while you’re seated on a paraw or traditional Filipino sailboat. Enjoy the serenity of Boracay’s sunset on a 30-minute cruise. Journeying out to sea guarantees scenic views of the island and its waters. You can bring your friends, loved ones, or someone special during your private Boracay sunset cruise. Take this chance to bond or even strike up a conversation, and be prepared to be amazed by the island’s scenery.
Take a dip in a cold spring
Walk down nature trails in neighboring Antique province as you’re led to the breathtaking Malumpati Cold Spring. Swim in clear, mystical waters surrounded by lush green forest. Wind down from your day-to-day adventures with a unique kawa hot bath. Sink into a giant cauldron of hot water topped with herbs, flowers, and oils. Feel refreshed as the day’s stress and exhaustion melt away.
Looking for ultimate relaxation while in Boracay? The Mandala Spa & Resort Villas is a destination like no other: A haven of unparalleled luxury in the heart of the island’s beachfront. They offer a spa experience that is unlike anything you’ve had before. Indulge in some downtime and blissful pampering with your choice of massages, facials, and spa packages. You’ll be spoilt with the sheer variety of treatments available.
Lounge on the beach
Boracay’s most famous beach, White Beach, provides a lovely backdrop for your next trip. A village runs along the length of White Beach, and along this trail, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars, and other activities to check out. Once you’re on the beach, relax and bask in the views. The sand is so white and powdery. While you’re relaxing, you can also take some moments to simply enjoy the seascape.
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