Boracay Island Beach is a Paradise

Boracay Island Beach is overrated. But, its overratedness is something you’d always love despite.

It’s my first time in this island paradise and the moment my bare feet stepped on the white, talcum-powdered sand, it felt like I was finally home—the kind of home where you should be when the Northern Hemisphere is cold, wet, damp and freezing.

Sorry to my friends in the Northern part of the world, but life’s not fair, is it? While you are fully cloth there, I am having a life here that I deserve: swinging in the hammock while a shirtless waiter serves my pineapple fruit shakes. 😀

I really wish you’re with me right now so we could bury our feet together in the sand and drink all the margaritas and mojitos in this paradise.

Let these photos from Boracay Island Beach warm you wherever you are. 

Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.

The island of Boracay is divided into three stations.

Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
White beach, anyone?
Boracay Island Beach Station 1:
This is where the rich and famous stay. Luxurious hotels, privacy and serenity are but an awesome package. The best thing is that they have the most powdery and finest sand quality ever in the whole beach area.
Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
You can walk on / pass by this station by its shore and experience the life of the moneyed tourist. 🙂 If you don’t mind the searing heat, this is the place to read, sleep while getting a tan while the rich are within the comfort of their huge beach umbrellas. I laid down here for twenty minutes—and that was it. The scorching sun was very nasty. 
Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.

Boracay Island Beach Station 2:

This is the station where ALL the hedonism happens. Hedonists from all walks of life converge here at night to party and live their life like they would die tomorrow. Whores are also ubiquitous here. Some are discreet, some are freaky obvious.

Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.

And oh yes, transvestites lurk in this corner, too. If you are a party boy/girl, this is your heaven in hell. Really good live music while sitting on the sand is a must to experience.

Paradise in the Philippines.
Paradise in the Philippines.

Get a comfy space on the sand and listen to both the angelic voices of the nightingales and the waves of the low tide nearby. Forget your old life whoever you were. Enjoy Station 2 like it’s your true place under the sun. 

Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
Paradise in the Philippines.

As my Canadian friend slash fellow hedonist, Ann, says, “The debauchery never ends in Station 2!” 

Boracay Island Beach in the Philippines is a paradise.
Paradise in the Philippines.

Boracay Island Beach Station 3:

This place is developing and promising as the next place to be. If you go for cheaper accommodation, stay in this area.

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Paradise in the Philippines.

It is a backpacker’s haven by the sea. The food here is a BIT cheaper than the ones in Station 2. There are a few good bars here and fun abounds the place. too.

Hotel Boracay Hostel Things to do
Paradise in the Philippines.

DISCLAIMER:

As I don’t know the boundaries of these three stations, the photos above don’t necessarily fit with the descriptions. I can’t recall where / which stations these photos were taken.

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Paradise in the Philippines.

There are many things to do in Boracay Island Beach. You can go banana boating, go sailing at sunset, go para-sailing, go kite-surfing and some other water/beach sports. 

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Watching the sunset after your day of suntanning is a must. It’s magical, romantic and stunningly beautiful! So, don’t miss it! 

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Paradise in the Philippines.

If you are more adventurous, Boracay island beach also offers horse riding in the countryside, zorbing downhill, zip lining, scuba diving, snorkeling and island hopping, cliff diving, etc. 

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Paradise in the Philippines.

You can even rent a motorbike and explore the island on your own. But, you better do it with someone. Don’t go on your own to unfamiliar territory. 

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There’s also a bat cave on the island. It’s worth checking out. Creepy, but go!

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If you want to skip the crowd, hop on a motorcycle and tell the driver to bring you to a non-touristy beach, like Ilig-Iligan Beach. Negotiate with the price first. Agree on what time do you want to be picked up. Don’t pay until he brings you back from where you started.

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Don’t overdo your suntanning. Go to the nearest bar and order a fresh fruit smoothie. 

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Or if you fancy a massage by the beach, go for it. Prices are reasonable. 

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The photo above is of a solid rock island where a man-made grotto was built with a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in it. Though it’s only a few meters away from the shore in Station 1, it is best accessible at sunset when it’s low tide.  

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