There's no surprises that these famous islands have been vote the second-best islands on our planet. Picture perfect and full of gorgeous beaches, makes them the ultimate destination to relax, soak up the sun or have some fun with the locals.
At An Initial Glance
Boracay, located in the Philippines is a small island that has a global reputation for its dreamy beaches and unique culture. White Beach is arguably the most popular spot, which is located on the west coast of the islands and a luxurious spot to enjoy the sun over a meal or drink at one of the many restaurants or bars in the area. Meanwhile, hit up the east coast if you're a water sport enthusiast. The island also sports an incredibly diverse and vibrant collection of marine life, which naturally attracts divers from all around the world.
When To Go?
If you're keen to avoid the rain, November through to May is the dry season and the best time to visit Boracay's iconic beaches. However, this is also the busiest time of year, so if you'd rather avoid the crowds (and don't mind a spot of rain) you can visit any time - it's always warm!
If you're the type of person that needs an energy kick whilst on holiday, Boracay also offers a range of activities that are designed just for you. From parasailing to kite surfing at Buladog Beach, there is something for everyone.
However, if you're more for the seas, you need to book a diving trip and get excited to visit some of the most vibrant reefs you'll ever experience. Get ready to be swimming with reef sharks, eagle rays and Hawksbill turtles.
Best Places To Wine And Dine?
For the ultimate 'dinner with a view', you've come to the right place. Head to Aplaya Beach Bar to enjoy Italian cuisine on the sand or Solana at the breathtaking Shangri-La to be on a deck that hugs the coast line.
To mix up and get a better taste of the local culture, you must try the delectable street food. One of our favourites (and an end of day treat) is the Filipino dessert 'Halo-Halo', which consists of a mixture of coconut, tropical fruits, shaved ice, evaporated milk and sweet beans.
Boracay has three must-see islands for the best island-hopping experience. If you take a 10-minute boat trip from White Beach, you will arrive at Crystal Cove Island, which is known for its unmatched natural beauty. Hidden on the island you'll find two enchanted caves that are nestled amongst lush vegetation.
Not as well known but definitely as beautiful is Puka Beach. Found on the northern end of Boracay, Puka's crystal-clear waters will make even take even the most experience traveller's breath away. Keep an eye out for the rare Puka shells that can be found on the beach.
Our final must-see island is Ariel's point. Located in the fishing town of Buruaga, this is a stop better suited to the adventurous, with numerous levels of cliff diving providing an iconic location for some bucket-list Go Pro footage.