Boracay is one of the most beautiful of the Philippine islands, located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. In 1990, it was voted by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world and again in 1996 by British publication TV Quick as the world's number one tropical beach.
Offering beach culture, laid back atmosphere, casual beach dress, active watersport scene, great bar life and chillout places, it really is ideal. Families will feel safe and have enough activities for children, singles will find a warm welcome and couples will experience romance wherever they go....
Planet offer a unique combination of luxury accommodation on Boracay together with tailor made tour add-ons taking you to a selection of locations encompassing the very best that The Philippines has to offer.
THE WINDSURF & KITESURF BEACHES
On Boracay there are 2 principal beaches. One is dedicated to kitesurfers and windsurfers and has a shallow lagoon area and the other is a magnificent beach, sheltered from the wind, and offering a very high standard of accommodation. This is the award winner and it truly is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. The two areas are just ten minutes drive from one to the other, making them very accessible.
With such a wide range of quality accommodation Boracay is great for non-sporting partners or family who can enjoy great facilities away from the wind swept beaches in the kitesurf and windsurf zone.
THE WIND SEASON
The windy season runs from November to April which makes Boracay a perfect winter getaway for those looking for an idyllic beautiful location with fantastic hotels.