Best Things to Do in Boracay Island

What to Do in Boracay: 10 Best Things to Do in Boracay Island in 2024

Wondering what to do in Boracay Island? In this guide, we have highlighted the 10 Best Things to Do in Boracay in 2023, from sunset cruising on a yacht to helmet diving.
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Wondering what to do in Boracay Island? In this guide, we have highlighted the 10 Best Things to Do in Boracay in 2023! From sunset cruising on a yacht to helmet diving, you’ll never run out of activities in Boracay. After its closure in 2018 for rehabilitation, the island maintained its charm and beauty. Even after the pandemic, Boracay’s immaculate beauty never fails to impress us.

Situated west of Panay Island, Boracay Island is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Boracay is not a secret anymore as the world has come to know it, often hailed as one of the best islands in world by various media outlets. If you are coming to the Philippines, it’s hard to miss Boracay’s dreamy long stretch of white sand beach as well as its vibrant island nightlife.

👉Book your bus and ferry transfer between Caticlan Airport and Boracay Island!👈

How to Get to Boracay Island

If you’re traveling from Manila, the easiest way to get there is by taking a direct flight to Caticlan from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Those coming from Cebu can directly take a Cebu to Boracay flight from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. 

From Caticlan Airport, hail a tricycle to Jetty Port. After registration, proceed to the ferry boat that will take you to Cagban Port in Boracay Island. Upon arrival, ride another tricycle to your hotel in Stations 1, 2, or 3 and Boracay Newcoast.

Your trip becomes more convenient if you book a bus and ferry transfer from Caticlan Airport to Cagban Port to your hotel in Boracay.

Best Time to Visit Boracay Island

To make the most of your trip, make sure to visit the island during the summer season in the Philippines, which begins from March to May. The island is generally hot and dry in these months.

You can also travel to Boracay during the Amihan season (Northeast Monsoon) from December to February when there is less rain and cooler weather. Rest assured that whenever you want to book your trip, the island is open to tourists all year round. If you want to avoid heavy rains during your trip, avoid the months of June, July, and August.

10 Best Things to Do in Boracay Island

If you’re gearing up for your trip to Boracay, we’ve listed below the top things to do in Boracay that you can add to your itinerary.

1. Enjoy a Sunset Cruise on a Yacht

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Sunset cruising on a yacht is one of the best things to do in Boracay Island.

Hop aboard the biggest and brightest yacht on the island for a 2-hour sunset cruise along the famed shores of Boracay’s White Beach. Party from sundown until dark while enjoying cocktails onboard. 

Be mesmerized by the fiery hues painted over the wide sky and admire the awe-striking appearance of the sun sinking slowly like a ship. Feel free to bask in the magic of the moment while the singers onboard serenade you.

👉Book your Boracay sunset cruise on a yacht experience here!👈

2. Witness Boracay’s Beauty From Above on a Chopper

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Boracay Island from above on a helicopter

The best way to capture Boracay and all its beauty is by taking a helicopter tour, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes. The view from above on a chopper is nothing short of spectacular. Expect to witness the stunning white-sand beaches of Boracay and neighboring islands as you fly 500 ft to 1000 ft above the ground.

👉Book your Boracay helicopter experience here!👈

3. Go Island Hopping Around Boracay

Boracay island hopping - Best Things to Do in Boracay
Puka Beach is one of the main points of interest during an island hopping tour in Boracay.

Picture gentle turquoise waves lapping at your feet on a Boracay island-hopping tour inclusive of lunch. You can even get off the boat to go snorkeling and admire the colorful marine life underneath. Explore the surrounding beaches and pristine islets of Boracay Island such as: 

  • Ilig-iligan Beach
  • Crocodile Island (best for snorkeling and diving)
  • Diniwid Beach 
  • Puka Beach (stop by souvenir shops selling jewelry with puka shells)
  • Crystal Cove Island (cave exploring, trekking, and snorkeling)
  • Tambisaan Beach (best for snorkeling)

Note: Some of these beaches have entrance fees that are not included in your island-hopping tour package.

👉Book your Boracay tour package here!👈

4. Sail on Boracay’s Signature Boat—the Paraw

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Paraw-sailing is a unique activity you can do in Boracay Island.

Another way to witness Boracay’s famous sunset is sailing on a Paraw, a traditional outrigger sailboat made of bamboo with a triangular (lateen) sail. So if you plan to go to Boracay, don’t miss out on paraw sailing. Feel the ocean breeze gently swaying your paraw at sunset.

👉Book your Boracay paraw-sailing experience here!👈

5. See Boracay’s Coastline by Parasailing

Parasailing - Best Things to Do in Boracay
Parasailing is one of the best things to do in Boracay Island.

Don’t get confused between parasailing and paraw-sailing. Both are equally enjoyable things to do in Boracay. On a parasailing ride, you’ll get whisked into the air while wearing a life vest and a strap to the parachute. Enjoy aerial views of the island while the boat pulls you for 15 minutes.

👉Book your Boracay parasailing experience here!👈

6. Explore Boracay’s Underwater World

Fun diving - Best Things to Do in Boracay
Fun diving is one of the best activities in Boracay for licensed scuba divers.

If you think you’ve seen all of Boracay Island, wait until you’ve explored underwater. You’ll be surprised to discover more wonders beneath its crystal clear waters. The Boracay diving package is perfect for swimmers and beginner divers.

Before the dive, you’ll undergo a briefing session with professional scuba divers who’ll ask you  to wear safety gear. Afterward, you’ll hop on a boat, which will lead you to the famous dive sites in Boracay. If you’re lucky, you can swim with sea turtles and colorful fishes up close.

👉Book your Boracay fun dive experience here!👈

7. Explore Boracay’s Rich Marine Ecosystem by Helmet Diving

Helmet diving is one of the best things to do in Boracay
Helmet diving in Boracay is a must-do activity.

Not a swimmer? Don’t worry! Helmet diving is perfect for you and non-swimmers alike. You can walk underwater just by breathing normally like you do on land. Professional divers will accompany you as you walk barefoot on the sea bed. 

All you have to do is wear an oxygen-pumped helmet and follow the safety instructions before you descend. You’ll see vibrant coral reefs and can even strike a pose beside striped fishes in different colors!

👉Book your Boracay helmet diving experience here!👈

8. Enjoy More Water Activities

Jet skiing is one of the best things to do in Boracay
Jet skiing is only one of the adventures you can experience in Boracay Island.

Get your adrenaline pumping and try more water activities like jet skiing, paddleboarding, and banana boating. Whether you’re up for an exciting adventure or a thrilling ride, you can hop on a jet ski, hold your balance on a stand-up paddleboard, and splash on a banana boat.

👉Book your Boracay jetski experience here!👈

9. Enjoy a Romantic Private Dinner at the District Boracay

Star Lounge at The District Hotel - best things to do in Boracay
Enjoy a dinner at The District Star Lounge with a view of White Beach.

You’ll definitely feel hungry after a jam-packed day of exploring and enjoying island activities. The White Beach area is queued with restaurants and bars along Stations 1 to 3. For your next stop, snag a spot at the District Boracay for a romantic private dinner.

Dine by the beach on a prime spot in Station 2. The candle-lit dinner for two at the District Boracay is a perfect date night for anniversaries, birthdays, and romantic proposals.

👉Book your private dinner at District Boracay here!👈

10. Get a Luxurious Massage Experience at Mandala Spa

Mandala Spa - What to Do in Boracay
Mandala Spa is one of the top-rated spas in Boracay Island.

Cap off your night with a soothing body massage at Mandala Spa. After all, you deserve to rest and relax after a full day of water activities. You can pick from various massage services like Mandala Deep Tissue Massage and Mandala Signature Massage.

Mandala Spa is also renowned for its Filipino-inspired massage called hilot, which comes with a twist or a mix of ventosa and a foot massage. Then, complete your Boracay spa experience with a relaxing facial.

👉Book your Mandala Spa experience here!👈

Your Complete Boracay Island Travel Guide

The beauty of Boracay Island is timeless and truly breathtaking beyond words. There’s always something more to discover, try, and experience in Boracay. For first-time and repeat travelers, it’s a paradise reborn that is worth coming back to over and over again.

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