When you need a break, island life always sounds like paradise, being barefoot all day, swimming in crystal clear blue water, sailing a banca (the local sailing boat), SCUBA diving in a reef with tons of tropical fishes, riding around the island on a bike or motorbike, kite-surfing on the East side and watching the sunset with a pina colada in hand. Well, this is what Boracay has to offer and makes it a great destination, on top of that, filipinos are super friendly and most speak English. In addition, Boracay offers an incredible choice of restaurants and activities.
The island has changed immensely since the first time I went there, back then the accomodation were just a bunch of nipa huts (bamboo huts) with your feet on the beach, most had no electricity and you were given a petrol lamp at dusk to last until you went to bed. Now, you have five-star hotels, many hotels choices, some parts are even a bit overdeveloped. It is easily the number one beach destinations in the Philippines. Still, Boracay still remains off track the typical South East Asian beach destinations compared to Koh Samui, Phuket or Bali. Boracay has been awarded many times, the title of best beach in the world, it is certainly in our Top Ten.