10 Ways Boracay Will Change Your Life
For those unfamiliar with Boracay, picture this: powder white sands and clear blue waters. I think the picture above says it all. An island off the Philippines and just an hour’s flight away from Manila, Boracay is not only an amazing beach vacation, it’s a game-changer. And here are 10 reasons why it’ll change your life.
1. The most ridiculous beaches ever
Gorgeous. Like drop-dead gorgeous beaches. Jealousy-inducing, mind-melting, awe-inspiring grandeur. You’ll never look at beauty the same way again. The most famous beaches are White Beach and Puka Beach.
2. Riding on scooters
You’ll have a new appreciation for your new-found road aggression.
Bring out your inner Captain Ahab (without the harpoon) and visit the many beaches of Boracay.
4. Scuba diving
With dozens of dive centers to choose from, diving in Boracay is a must. Not only is the water warm and the coral and fish beautiful, it’s generally pretty cheap. For $30 -40/dive you get an instructor and all the equipment needed.
5. Some of the best kitesurfing ever
This is a good chance to do something a little scary and outside your comfort zone if you’ve never kitesurfed before. Head over to Bulabog beach, which is known as the best kitesurfing destination in Asia for lessons and rentals.
6. A massage on the beach
You’re already lounging on the sand? Why not up your game with a massage? You’ll find plenty of women walking the beaches offering cheap and strong massages.
7. Happy hour on the beach
Cocktails and sunsets. Is there a more perfect coupling? Wind down the day with a cool drink in one hand and a thousand shades of red, blue, and orange on the horizon. You’ll develop a new appreciation for sunsets and color guaranteed.
One of the top resorts in all of Boracay. This gorgeous beachfront resort is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2014 Winner for Family, Top Hotels, and Luxury. One night here and you’ll forget where you came from.
Get a bird’s eye view of the island by going parasailing! Puts a whole new spin on the phrase “getting high”.
10. Become a mermaid
Learn how to swim with a monofin like a mermaid at the The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy. Not only do you get to live your dreams as Ariel but you also get a great workout.
Image up top courtesy of Angelo Juan Ramos.