Boracay is a very popular beach destination in the Philippines. It is one of the most famous beaches in Asia. It is suitable for all ages, the water is clear and shallow which is safe for children, and there is plenty of night life for adults. The main area is a strip of lovely white sand called White Beach. It is a postcard perfect combination of palm trees and blue water.
There are other beaches on the island with resorts, but most people head for the long stretch of beach at White Beach. It is jam packed with hotels and restaurants and has options for all budgets. The beach is divided into 3 areas named stations 1-3.
Station 1 is at the north end, the sand is best here, it is amazingly powdery and white. Some of the top range accommodation is situated here like Discovery Shores, a hotel with private jacuzzis on the rooms’ balconies. There are mid range resorts in station one,/ and even a few budget places, but it is generally considered by the top range travellers.
Station 2 in the middle is the most busy area, this is where you will find most of the night life. There are tonnes of restaurants in this area too, many offer buffet meals at night on the beach. There are also shops in the D’mall shopping complex. This is a very busy area on holidays, so decide whether you want the convenience of being near the action or peace and quiet.
Station 3 at the south end is much quieter especially at the very foot of the beach, there are more budget resorts here. Long term guests like this are too because it is so quiet compared to Station 2. It can be a long walk to the action but trike taxis are always available to get you closer from the main road.