Boracay is a tropical island about an hour's flight from Manila in the Philippines.
Its long white sand beaches rival the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean, the South Pacific as well as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
We say Boracay has Southeast Asia's nicest beach.
Facilities are available to suit different levels of activity. For those wanting to just lounge around and take in some rays, beach-front hotels usually have lounge chairs set up just a few steps away from the hotel entrances.
Facilities for the usual water sports activities such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, diving and jet skiing are also widely available for those in search of more active pursuits.
The fun in Boracay also doesn't end when the sun sets. Boracay nightlife is pulsating with many bars and restaurants serving food, drink and fun until the very late evening.
What's the best time to visit Borocay?
During the dry season (November to April), also known as Amihan, White Beach is calm and very suitable for swimming, etc. The other side of the island has large winds and waves making it suitable for wind surfing, wave running, etc.
During the rainy season (June to October), also known as Habagat, this is reversed, with a risk of typhoons. White Beach gets large winds and waves which makes it unsuitable for swimming.