It’s a whole new world for traveling these days. While popular tourist destinations around the globe are still less crowded, demands for mini honeymoons or romantic retreats are skyrocketing. After all, seclusion and serenity are the tenets of a couple’s getaway. If you and your significant other are beach-kind-of-tourists, Boracay—a pristine island in the Philippines—might just be the perfect place to rekindle your romance. Are you intrigued yet? Check out our guide to a Romantic Boracay Getaway.
Where to stay in Boracay?
The best way to enjoy Boracay or any island destination is to stay to book a beachfront accommodation. Nothing beats waking up to the sound of the ocean and then getting up to see a great ocean view at your window. If you are willing to splurge a little, Shangri-La Boracay Resort ($370/night) offers luxurious rooms and suites in a secluded area on the island. If you are looking for a mid-range resort, Two Seasons Boracay($86/night) at Station 1 is a great option, especially if you want to explore the local scene without compromising privacy. For budget weekenders, the Piccolo Boutique Hotel ($58/night) also delivers comfort and convenience throughout your stay.
Where to dine in Boracay?
Boracay Island is never short of good food and cool restaurants. If you’re skipping breakfast at your hotel, Lemon Café serves hearty meals and healthy options that will fuel your day. The Sunny Side Café is also a must if you’re deep into the third-wave coffee culture. For lunch meals, Paupatri Restaurant serves excellent seafood dishes cooked the Filipino way, but if you’re in the mood for paella and tapas, try Dos Mestizos Restaurant.
When the sun is about to set, head out to Kasbah for their signature block mojito. Or, if you want that classic bar feels, check out Prisma. For a romantic dinner, we recommend Aria Cucina Italiana for their wood-fired pizza and al dente pasta dishes, and Rima Mediterranean Treetop Dining for their impeccable bistro creations.
What sights to see and activities to do in Boracay?
The key to enjoying a romantic Boracay getaway is doing nothing with your loved one. Naps under a palm tree, sunbathing, boat sailing, getting a massage, strolling around town, and watching the sunset are the best way to experience the island. But if you are keen on activities, sign up for island hopping tours, kite surfing, and snorkeling activities. Some spots in Boracay worth visiting are Puka Beach, Cagban Beach, Laguna de Boracay, Mount Luho Observation Point, Crocodile Island, and Magic Island.
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