This list of the best things to do on Boracay Island encapsulates the reasons why this tiny island is one of the Philippines’ most popular vacation destinations. The main point is that Boracay is a tropical island dream come true: despite its small size of 11 square kilometers, the 17 beaches and coves it hosts are simply breathtaking. It is also part of an archipelago, the Western Visayas Island Group, which provides excellent opportunities for island hopping.
1. Ariel's Point
Ariel’s Point is a day trip destination on the western edge of Buruanga, near the northern tip of Panay Island, about a 40-minute speedboat ride southwest from Boracay. This eco-adventure seaside resort is set in a lush environment and offers thrilling activities. like cliff diving, kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkelling. It’s also a fun place to meet other travelers who are interested in the same types of watersports. Ariel’s Point day trips usually include lunch and drinks.
2. Mount Luho
Mount Luho is the highest point on Boracay Island, standing at 112 meters. The two view decks at the summit of Mount Luho are easily accessible via cement staircases. You may see birds, monkeys, and a Filipino version of the Tasmanian Devil on your way to the summit. The decks provide a panoramic view of the beaches of Bulabog, Ilig-Iligan, and Lapuz-Lapuz. Because the decks are privately owned, admission is charged at PHP 50 and PHP 120, respectively. Mount Luho is located on the eastern coast of Boracay, north of Bulabog Beach.
3. Crocodile Island
Crocodile Island is a small uninhabited island that is a popular stop on Boracay island-hopping excursions. The island gets its name from its distinctive shape, which resembles the head of a crocodile. The island offers a variety of activities, including the usual water-based activities such as swimming and snorkeling. It’s probably best known as a fantastic scuba diving location. The island is located off the southern end of Boracay and is about a 20-minute boat ride from White Beach, making it a convenient day trip for those who live there.
4. Boracay Oceanarium
Boracay Oceanarium houses the Philippines’ longest underwater tunnel as well as the world’s largest pearl. Located in the basement of the Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center, it’s open to both guests and non-guests at the hotel, and is one of Boracay’s top attractions for kids. Guests at the hotel must pay 400 pesos per person, while non-guests must pay 600 pesos. A guided tour and snacks are included in the ticket price. Children under the age of six are admitted for free but do not receive free snacks.
5. Carabao Island
Carabao Island lies around 8 km north of Boracay, offering a pleasant getaway for those looking to escape the packed beaches of Boracay during the high season. Lanas to the west and San Jose to the east are its two main beaches. There are numerous diving centers and tour companies on Boracay that organize day trips to Carabao Island by speedboat.