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Its more fun in the
Philippines
Module 6
B o ra c a y
The Isl a nd P a ra d i se
Boracay
The world-famous island of
Boracay is located in Aklan province
It is 345 km south of Manila
The island is accessi...
Boracay is packed with all the
elements of a tropical paradise-
crystal blue waters, powder white
sand, liberal doses of t...
About Boracay
‣ Only 7 km long, Boracay is small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or motorbike
‣ As long as you visit ...
‣ The high season is from December to April. May to June is ideal but can sometimes be hot.
‣ July to November is the low ...
Reaching Boracay
To reach Boracay, you have to take a short
10-minute trip in a banca (outrigger boat)
from the jetty port...
White Beach
White Beach, its longest beach, is
divided into three sections named
after the former boat stations:
Station 1...
Most visitors to Boracay stay on the
White Beach
It's a 1½ hour walk from one end of the
beach to the other
Motor vehicles...
As we discussed in Module 1, Philippines is a delight for tourists. We will now focus our attention on the
same elements. ...
Shopping
D'Mall
The largest area for shopping is
called D'Mall, offering a central
market with fashion and specialty
shops, superma...
Boracay is also famous for its pearls and
various mementoes made from pearls
You can also buy bongo drums, flutes, pan
pip...
There is a wide variety of little gift shops
in the mall selling almost anything you
can imagine, from the tacky to the
un...
This small market place is by no
means small as suggested by its
local name
There are many restaurants in this
marketplace...
Pubs, Restaurants and Eating Out
Location: Station 1, beside Blue
Waves
Kasbah restaurant is about
enchantment, escape, and romance
Kasbah has established ...
Location: D'mall
Cyma serves Greek cuisine in Boracay
that you must try before leaving the
island!
Try the famous Spinach ...
Location: Station 2
A complete indoor/outdoor
setting near the ocean, coupled
with expertly prepared and
presented Italian...
Red Pirates Pub
This is a pub where you can enjoy the
view of the lovely sunset while
sipping on your drinks
This place al...
Sand Bar Beach Club
Location: Station 1 Beach Side
Sand Bar Beach Club offers some of the
best the island could offer - fi...
Location: Station 1 Beach Side
Club Paraw is a happening place from
sunset to very early in the morning
There are beach se...
Location: Station 2
Formerly known as MO2 Bar, it is
located at the beachfront of Boracay
Regency
It has a spacious two fl...
Juice
Location: Station 2, next to Mandarin
Hotel
Juice is located in the Plazoleta, a small
arts and crafts and boutique ...
Location: D’Mall beachfront, Station 2
Exit Bar is a well frequented Boracay
bar that charges normal rates for
drinks, goo...
Cocomangas Shooter
Bar
Cocomangas Shooter Bar is the oldest
running bar on the island.
It has a special theme for which it...
Area 51
You’ve never really partied in
Boracay until you’ve been to Area
51, known for its distinctive island
vibe and inc...
Sunset Party Cruise
Booty
Aside from its amazing parties,
Boracay is famous for its breath-
taking sunset
Hop on the islan...
Pub Crawling
Boracay is also famous for its night long
bar hopping events
The Boracay Pub Crawl is a great way to
meet new...
Beaches and Natural Beauty
Ariel’s Point
You can experience five different levels
of cliff diving at Ariel's Point
Ariel's Point is located in the fi...
Ariel’s Point
This day trip package includes activities
like cliff diving, swimming, canoeing,
snorkeling and kayaking
Thi...
Glass Bottom Boat
The Glass Bottom Boat is perfect for those
who want to take a peek at Boracay's
underwater life but woul...
Island Hopping Trip
Your Boracay adventure experience
will not be complete without the
Island Hopping Trip
The island is h...
Island Hopping Trip
A boat trip is for 3 hours with a
stopover at some amazing places in
Boracay where you can go
snorkeli...
White Beach
The White Beach is the chief
attraction
It is about 4 km long and is on the
western side of the island
The bea...
Massage on the Beach
A very unique experience to
Boracay is a massage on the beach
It is very popular among tourists
and i...
White Beach
The crystal blue water of the beach
is the most striking feature of this
bay.
This is the reason for which thi...
Crystal Cove Island
Enjoy a world class adventure
experience on the beautiful
neighboring island of Crystal Cove.
It is de...
Willy's Rock 
Situated 100 meters off shore, in the
shallow water near Boat Station 1, Willy's
Rock is a castle-like volca...
Boracay Bike Tour
You can discover the hidden paths and
sights on the island with Boracay Bike
Tours!
Tours begin on Bulab...
From there, you make a stop at
Grand Vista Resort, overlooking
Punta Bunga Beach and watch the
sunset while having snacks ...
Mount Luho
This is the most impressive and the
highest elevation (100 meters above
the sea) on Boracay Island.
It's not an...
Crocodile Island
It looks like a crocodile and once
you reach the Crocodile Island, you
can opt to feed the fishes and swi...
Boracay Butterfly
Gardens
Boracay Butterfly Gardens is a beautiful,
netted, tropical garden that contains
hundreds of live...
Amazing Hotels
Dave's Straw Hat Inn
A charming place, which offers a
serene and intimate tropical nirvana, it
is located less than a few ...
Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa is
perfectly situated on the White Beach
With the longest 125-meter beachfront
in White...
Hennan Regency
Beach Resort & Spa
The resort boasts 285 luxurious and
modern rooms with Asian design
It also offers a vari...
Boracay Convention Center
The Boracay Convention Center is also
known as Boracay Ecovillage Resort
and Convention Center
I...
You are received at the welcome lounge
of the resort in Caticlan, where a host
takes you to Shangri-La's private
speedboat...
One of the premier beach resorts,
Shangri La’s Boracay Resort and Spa,
consists of 219 rooms, suites and villas
Chi, its l...
Cohiba Villas
Cohiba Villas are private luxury condo units
that sit on a cliff top with stunning oceanfront
views and over...
Boracay Mandarin
Island Hotel
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is a
beachfront resort situated in the
heart of Boracay’s vibr...
Discovery Shores
Discovery Shores has been
consistently voted by Travel + Leisure
readers as one of the Top Resorts in
Asi...
Discovery Shores
Terra Wellness Spa is an award-
winning spa that attracts both in-
house guests and visitors from
neighbo...
Habagat Kite Village
- Aissatou Resort 
Habagat Kite Village - Aissatou
Resort, located at the center of
Bulabog Beach, is...
Henann Garden
Resort
A well appointed resort to unwind in
the luxurious swimming pools, dine at
their food outlet, enjoy t...
Rieseling Boracay
Beach Resort 
Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort is a
tropical beach resort located towards
the end of Bulab...
Lingganay Boracay
Hotel Resort 
This resort is just 5-minute drive from
D’mall
Guests will have an easy access to
Yapak Be...
Let’s Recap
‣ The world-famous island of Boracay is located in Aklan province
‣ You can either reach Caticlan directly by ...
Let’s Recap
‣ The Crystal Cove on a neighboring island is one of the best places to explore and
take plenty of photos
‣ Yo...
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The city of Boracay

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  1. 1. Its more fun in the Philippines Module 6 B o ra c a y The Isl a nd P a ra d i se
  2. 2. Boracay The world-famous island of Boracay is located in Aklan province It is 345 km south of Manila The island is accessible by air from Manila or Cebu through two principal gateways: Caticlan airport or Kalibo Airport.
  3. 3. Boracay is packed with all the elements of a tropical paradise- crystal blue waters, powder white sand, liberal doses of tropical palms and flowering plants, and a healthy marine life underneath the seas Despite being one of the best beaches in the world, staying on this island is way less expensive than other beaches in the world
  4. 4. About Boracay ‣ Only 7 km long, Boracay is small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or motorbike ‣ As long as you visit during dry season, you'll agree this is one of the best beach destinations in the world ‣ Boracay is famous for its beautiful beaches, powdery white sand, and crystal clear waters Boracay
  5. 5. ‣ The high season is from December to April. May to June is ideal but can sometimes be hot. ‣ July to November is the low season and therefore the cheapest time to go. ‣ October and November have the best sunsets. Boracay
  6. 6. Reaching Boracay To reach Boracay, you have to take a short 10-minute trip in a banca (outrigger boat) from the jetty port of Caticlan, a small town on mainland of Panay island You can reach Caticlan directly by air, but its airport takes only small planes You can also reach Kalibo International Airport by air and then reach Caticlan by car However, this drive to Caticlan's jetty port takes about 80 - 90 minutes
  7. 7. White Beach White Beach, its longest beach, is divided into three sections named after the former boat stations: Station 1, furthest north, is home to luxury resorts. Station 2, in the middle, is a huge commercial hub and home to dozens of shops, restaurants, and hotels. Station 3, furthest south, is much quieter and more relaxed.
  8. 8. Most visitors to Boracay stay on the White Beach It's a 1½ hour walk from one end of the beach to the other Motor vehicles are not allowed on the footpath and beach White Beach
  9. 9. As we discussed in Module 1, Philippines is a delight for tourists. We will now focus our attention on the same elements. So let’s look at the main attractions that would appeal to the Indian tourists. Beaches and Nightlife in Boracay are intertwined Exploring Boracay Shopping Pubs, Restaurants and Eating Out Amazing Hotels Beaches & Natural Beauty
  10. 10. Shopping
  11. 11. D'Mall The largest area for shopping is called D'Mall, offering a central market with fashion and specialty shops, supermarkets and a fruit, fish and meat department There are several shops in the Plazoleta selling native instruments and crafts.
  12. 12. Boracay is also famous for its pearls and various mementoes made from pearls You can also buy bongo drums, flutes, pan pipes and rain-sticks, and sometimes, the musicians are around to give you a demo  Aside from the beautifully crafted instruments, you can buy leather bags, bamboo lampshades, wind chimes, and many other trinkets Pearls
  13. 13. There is a wide variety of little gift shops in the mall selling almost anything you can imagine, from the tacky to the unusual Some shops have a fixed price system, whereas others will allow you to bargain Souvenirs
  14. 14. This small market place is by no means small as suggested by its local name There are many restaurants in this marketplace, which will cook for your palate’s needs D'Talipapa
  15. 15. Pubs, Restaurants and Eating Out
  16. 16. Location: Station 1, beside Blue Waves Kasbah restaurant is about enchantment, escape, and romance Kasbah has established itself as one of the best restaurants on Boracay Island It combines an exotic North African souk vibe with a relaxed Boracay beach front setting Kasbah
  17. 17. Location: D'mall Cyma serves Greek cuisine in Boracay that you must try before leaving the island! Try the famous Spinach and Artichoke Fondue or Flaming Saganaki appetizers, or one of the mouth-watering lamb dishes - but really anything you try will lead your taste buds to flavor heaven Its family style portions also makes it great for group meals Cyma
  18. 18. Location: Station 2 A complete indoor/outdoor setting near the ocean, coupled with expertly prepared and presented Italian food It was awarded as 2011 Philippines Best Restaurant by Asia Tatler Dining Don Vito Ristorante
  19. 19. Red Pirates Pub This is a pub where you can enjoy the view of the lovely sunset while sipping on your drinks This place allows you to discover the real and local atmosphere of the Boracay Island Red Pirates is known for excellent music Every Friday there is a BBQ on the beach which is occasionally accompanied by live music
  20. 20. Sand Bar Beach Club Location: Station 1 Beach Side Sand Bar Beach Club offers some of the best the island could offer - fine dining, yoga, beach lounge and fire dance entertainment This full-service beach club is committed to creating an unforgettable Boracay experience
  21. 21. Location: Station 1 Beach Side Club Paraw is a happening place from sunset to very early in the morning There are beach seating areas, a full bar and table seating inside, and a sand dance floor that gets packed late night, fueled by a live DJ and reasonably priced drinks Club Paraw
  22. 22. Location: Station 2 Formerly known as MO2 Bar, it is located at the beachfront of Boracay Regency It has a spacious two floor design with an open air lounge and air conditioned club on the second floor During the day, they also serve the tastiest Tapas for a great dining experience Wave Bar and Lounge
  23. 23. Juice Location: Station 2, next to Mandarin Hotel Juice is located in the Plazoleta, a small arts and crafts and boutique shop area with sand floor It has a live DJ and plays RnB and dance music It has plenty of seating in the bar area at the front, sand seating area with bean bag chairs in the center, and tables with seats at the rear
  24. 24. Location: D’Mall beachfront, Station 2 Exit Bar is a well frequented Boracay bar that charges normal rates for drinks, good lively atmosphere and friendly staff One of the only last places in the island that you can dance barefoot enjoying the famous white sandy floor and affordable drinks. Exit Bar
  25. 25. Cocomangas Shooter Bar Cocomangas Shooter Bar is the oldest running bar on the island. It has a special theme for which it is famous, Still Standing After 15 This is a drinking challenge where customers drink 15 different shots of assorted drinks, and if they’re still standing, they receive a number for their country and win a free t-shirt, and their name is also engraved on the bar's wall of fame Do it for your country! is the motto here
  26. 26. Area 51 You’ve never really partied in Boracay until you’ve been to Area 51, known for its distinctive island vibe and incredible music by resident DJs During full lunar phase, Area 51’s monthly Full Moon parties are a time of renewal and liberation Area 51 plays host to some of the biggest parties in Boracay, particularly on special holidays like Halloween and New Year’s Eve
  27. 27. Sunset Party Cruise Booty Aside from its amazing parties, Boracay is famous for its breath- taking sunset Hop on the island's 40 passenger party vessel, Booty, and jam with other travelers as you listen to great music! Not only that, the cruise includes unlimited drinks of local beer and rum.
  28. 28. Pub Crawling Boracay is also famous for its night long bar hopping events The Boracay Pub Crawl is a great way to meet new people Everybody starts as strangers, with a common shirt, walking along the shoreline of Boracay from one bar to the next This presents a great opportunity to meet amazing people from around the world, drink welcome shooters, get discounts on drinks, get free entrance in bars and lots more
  29. 29. Beaches and Natural Beauty
  30. 30. Ariel’s Point You can experience five different levels of cliff diving at Ariel's Point Ariel's Point is located in the fishing town of Buruanga, a ½ hour boat ride from White Beach The excursion includes a feast of barbecue buffet and bottomless drinks of local beer and rum A friendly tour guide will escort you to the boat pick-up location
  31. 31. Ariel’s Point This day trip package includes activities like cliff diving, swimming, canoeing, snorkeling and kayaking This scenic trip to Ariel’s Point is a great daytime activity for the whole family The package trip usually includes a Barbecue Buffet, afternoon snacks (known as Filipino merienda), and unlimited beverages
  32. 32. Glass Bottom Boat The Glass Bottom Boat is perfect for those who want to take a peek at Boracay's underwater life but would like to feel safe in the confines of a boat The adventurous kinds can go swimming and snorkeling Drinks and snacks are included in the packages, usually, and children are given discounts
  33. 33. Island Hopping Trip Your Boracay adventure experience will not be complete without the Island Hopping Trip The island is home to more than a dozen undeveloped beaches, turquoise waters and colorful coral reefs!
  34. 34. Island Hopping Trip A boat trip is for 3 hours with a stopover at some amazing places in Boracay where you can go snorkeling and swimming too To get the most out of this trip, take the 4-hour tour which includes a lunch of seafood and barbecue, served with a local beer!
  35. 35. White Beach The White Beach is the chief attraction It is about 4 km long and is on the western side of the island The beach adds a charm to the bay and makes it well recognized among the trippers from all over the world
  36. 36. Massage on the Beach A very unique experience to Boracay is a massage on the beach It is very popular among tourists and is a highly recommended way to relax Though you can also get one at any of the hotels and resorts nearby, but the massage on a beach is truly unique The cost very low too, as low as PHP 300 or about 425
  37. 37. White Beach The crystal blue water of the beach is the most striking feature of this bay. This is the reason for which this bay is also called as the World’s Most Beautiful Tropical Island
  38. 38. Crystal Cove Island Enjoy a world class adventure experience on the beautiful neighboring island of Crystal Cove. It is definitely one of the best places to explore and take plenty of photos. Experience breath taking views while trekking to the coves and caves, and get a chance to explore the natural beauty of rock formations and crystalline sea waters. A must do adventure when visiting Boracay!
  39. 39. Willy's Rock  Situated 100 meters off shore, in the shallow water near Boat Station 1, Willy's Rock is a castle-like volcanic formation that dominates the seascape along White Beach Facing the beach are stairs leading to a chapel at the top, which contains a statue of the Virgin Mary Willy's Rock is the most photographed landmark on Boracay and offers an excellent view of the island
  40. 40. Boracay Bike Tour You can discover the hidden paths and sights on the island with Boracay Bike Tours! Tours begin on Bulabog Beach at the Funboard Center, where you can see colorful kites adorning the blue sky Next stops are Diniwid Beach, Puka Shell Beach and Ilig-Iligan Beach In Diniwid, you can go swimming, snorkeling and play on its white sand before proceeding to Puka Shell beach where you can do a bit of souvenir shopping
  41. 41. From there, you make a stop at Grand Vista Resort, overlooking Punta Bunga Beach and watch the sunset while having snacks and drinks The tour ends by cycling back to Bulabog Beach Boracay Bike Tour
  42. 42. Mount Luho This is the most impressive and the highest elevation (100 meters above the sea) on Boracay Island. It's not an easy climb but the view above Mount Luho is worth it The best way to get to Mt Luho is to hike or take your mountain bike up the steep road going north from Barangay Bulabog, on the Eastern side of Boracay Island
  43. 43. Crocodile Island It looks like a crocodile and once you reach the Crocodile Island, you can opt to feed the fishes and swim along with them or stay in the boat and feed them The island is the favorite place for snorkeling and diving activities because the water here is very clear
  44. 44. Boracay Butterfly Gardens Boracay Butterfly Gardens is a beautiful, netted, tropical garden that contains hundreds of live butterflies of different species, and more than 150 plant species In the nursery section, the caterpillars and pupae can be closely observed
  45. 45. Amazing Hotels
  46. 46. Dave's Straw Hat Inn A charming place, which offers a serene and intimate tropical nirvana, it is located less than a few minutes walk from the White Beach The helpful staff caters to your needs while you enjoy the beauty of Boracay Its has been referred to as the best budget hotel in Boracay, but without skimping on the comforts.
  47. 47. Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa is perfectly situated on the White Beach With the longest 125-meter beachfront in White Beach, guests enjoy its location This international class resort is located minutes from the Caticlan Domestic Airport The resort is 1 km from the city center and offers pristine shores, coral reefs, and tropical jungles Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa
  48. 48. Hennan Regency Beach Resort & Spa The resort boasts 285 luxurious and modern rooms with Asian design It also offers a variety of facilities such as a gym and fitness center, business center, Kai Regency Spa, three swimming pools, and a convention center
  49. 49. Boracay Convention Center The Boracay Convention Center is also known as Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center It is a private ecotourism venue intended for trade events, industry conventions, corporate functions, concerts, and international exhibitions The Center can accommodate about 3,000 participants on the first floor and another 1,500 participants with tables on the ground floor
  50. 50. You are received at the welcome lounge of the resort in Caticlan, where a host takes you to Shangri-La's private speedboat. In about 30 minutes of cruising along the White Beach, you will reach the resort The resort boasts of world class facilities, ranging from 24-hour business center to even babysitters Shangri La Resort & Spa
  51. 51. One of the premier beach resorts, Shangri La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, consists of 219 rooms, suites and villas Chi, its large and spacious spa is a place of peace, relaxation and rejuvenation Located on a rocky peninsula looking out over a private bay, the detached spa village complex is designed to be a sanctuary within the resort Shangri La Resort & Spa
  52. 52. Cohiba Villas Cohiba Villas are private luxury condo units that sit on a cliff top with stunning oceanfront views and overlook the Bulabog Beach The villas feature a master bedroom with a master bath and Jacuzzi, modern kitchen, extra bedrooms, beautiful private terrace and patio, all in a sleek modern design Cohiba Villas has a large infinity swimming pool, bar clubhouse, and 24/7 van shuttle service to white beach, which is just 7 minutes away
  53. 53. Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is a beachfront resort situated in the heart of Boracay’s vibrant culturual hub The resort features luxurious rooms and suites, an in-house restaurant by the sea, hotel spa, swimming pool, kiddie pool and convention center
  54. 54. Discovery Shores Discovery Shores has been consistently voted by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the Top Resorts in Asia It is listed among T+L's World's Best Hotels for three years running and also the first and one of three Philippine resorts to be included in the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection
  55. 55. Discovery Shores Terra Wellness Spa is an award- winning spa that attracts both in- house guests and visitors from neighboring resorts It’s often seen as an excellent place to unwind The Sandbox keeps the kids busy when parents are busy with stuffed toys, an X-box, and various board and computer games
  56. 56. Habagat Kite Village - Aissatou Resort  Habagat Kite Village - Aissatou Resort, located at the center of Bulabog Beach, is a prime kiteboarding location The Kite Village is a great oceanfront specialty resort ideal for watersports enthusiasts It has a European quality and style with a tropical beach atmosphere. All the rooms have a sea view, and there is also a kiteshop, a restaurant, as well as a palm tree shaded beach front garden
  57. 57. Henann Garden Resort A well appointed resort to unwind in the luxurious swimming pools, dine at their food outlet, enjoy the cocktails at the poolside bar, and indulge in both land and water based activities Located in Station 2, it is a perfect place for a vacation for both leisure and adventure lovers It boasts of 200 rooms that are complete with all modern amenities
  58. 58. Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort  Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort is a tropical beach resort located towards the end of Bulabog Beach around 15 minutes from D’mall in Station 2 It has eight luxurious bedrooms, each uniquely designed with handwoven indigenous materials as well as touches of other native materials in its exterior, a swimming pool, a beach bar and café Rieseling Boracay Beach Resort gives you a truly tropical experience.
  59. 59. Lingganay Boracay Hotel Resort  This resort is just 5-minute drive from D’mall Guests will have an easy access to Yapak Beach, Boracay Butterfly Garden, Bat Caves, Mount Luho, Diniwid Beach and Royal Park Hotel Golf Range Rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities
  60. 60. Let’s Recap ‣ The world-famous island of Boracay is located in Aklan province ‣ You can either reach Caticlan directly by air or by road driving from Kalibo International Airport by air and then reach Boracay by a banca ‣ White Beach is the longest beach in Boracay and most visitors here ‣ Motor vehicles are not allowed on the footpath and beach ‣ Willy's Rock is a castle-like volcanic formation that dominates the seascape along White Beach
  61. 61. Let’s Recap ‣ The Crystal Cove on a neighboring island is one of the best places to explore and take plenty of photos ‣ You can discover the hidden paths and sights on the island with Boracay Bike Tours ‣ Aside from its amazing parties, Boracay is world famous for its breath-taking sunset ‣ The Glass Bottom Boat is perfect for those who want to take a peek at Boracay's underwater life ‣ Pubcrawling in Boaracy is a popular activity and is great way to meet people from around the world
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