Boracay remains to be one the best white-beach islands in the world and one of the tourist spots that reopened to local tourists in the midst of the pandemic. Tourists are still way, way behind its pre-pandemic capacity, due to strict health protocols being implemented in the island. But due to promise of vaccine and the efforts of all tourism stakeholders to make travel safer even in the midst of this challenging times, tourists will slowly return to its pre-pandemic level. If you are one those who are planning to visit again Boracay, you might want to consider these suggested activities.
- Play golf
You might be wandering if there is a golf course in Boracay. Yes, the island has lone golf course in side Fairways & Bluewater Boracay. The centerpiece of this resort is its 18-hole championship golf course. This 6,524-yard facility has a pro shop, locker rooms, club rentals, tee houses, and beverage cart. Players can always expect the help of well-experienced caddies and golf professionals. The resort has recently been recognized as the first and only Boracay property to receive the ISO-IMS certification. The ISO-IMS certificate is given only to organizations that acquire the ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System, ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System certificates.
Located in Station 1, Fairways & Bluewater Boracay is also a proud partner of Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) to promote sustainable and responsible tourism and address plastic management concerns in the country.
Fairways & Bluewater Boracay has just been handpicked by Condé Nast Johansens, a trusted, world-renowned London-based luxury and lifestyle reference guide, as one of the top luxury resorts in the world. The property also offers their own private white sand beach for weddings, romantic events or a serene swim. A shopping mall is also located across the property. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Fairways & Bluewater Boracay has more than 850 rooms that are well designed and assure guests of quality comfort with free Wi-Fi provided. Guests can enjoy on-site facilities like private swimming pools, fitness and wellness facilities, eco-friendly transport, an exclusive clubhouse, two relaxing spas and more than 20 food and beverage outlets2
2. Take a helicopter tour
If you’ve been to Boracy for several times, you might want to view this island from above. Yes, by taking a helicopter tour. This activity is perfect for anybody, specially for those who seek thrills besides the usual land and sea adventures.
There are several tour operators that offer this service. One is from www.myboracayguide.com/boracay-activities/boracay-helicopter/. Their 20-minute VIP Tour promises passengers to provide incredible view of not only Boracay, but also of neighboring Carabao and Crocodile islands. Further, the tour promises passengers to witness the amazing turquoise waters surrounding the lush forests of the islands and capture what it feels like to see paradise from above. Rate starts at Ph9,200.00 per person.
Another one you can visit is this site: https://guidetothephilippines.ph/trips-and-experiences/city-tours/boracay-helicopter-tour-with-transfer-and-guide. They offer 15-minute helicopter tour; rate starts at Ph8,500.00/person, but they have other packages. The tour promises its guests to witness the breathtaking bird’s eye view of Boracay Island. Normally, tour operator will pick up its guests from their hotel or accommodation and drop them off at the helipad.
3. Go scuba diving
If helicopter tour enables you to view Boracay from above, scuba diving enables you to view Boracay underwater. Yes, Boracay is more famous for its beautiful beaches than for its diving. However there is interesting reef diving for beginners as well as for more experienced divers. This island has also several diving sites, accessible by short boat ride. Whether you a are beginner or a pro on this sport, you would still enjoy this activity. There are shallow and easy spots where you can observe the colorful reef life and breathtaking coral with parrot fishes, damsel fishes and turtles.
For experienced divers, they can try dive sites like Yapak and Camia. These sites are not recommended for beginners because of the depth and the strong current. But, you can spot fishes here, such as Barracudas, Dogtooth Tunas, Trevallies. Whitetip, Blacktip Reef Sharks, and other kinds.
Finding the dive centers in Boracay is easy. You can visit several dive centers and prices are almost the same. DiveGurus Boracay,Victory Beach Dive Resort, White Beach Divers Boracay, Boracacy Adventures Inc., Calypso Diving, Water Colors Boracay DiveResort, The Paradise Dive Center, Beach Life Diving Centre, Fisheye Divers Corp, Island Staff Diving & Tour are only some of the list of dive centers in this white-beach island.
4. Rent a yacht and enjoy cruising
Another exciting activity in Boracay is yacht-cruising. This activity gives you different view of the Island, specially the sunset which Boracay is also very known for. Aside from sightseeing, you can also do other activities like, snorkeling, island hopping, or simply relaxing with family or friends.
There are several tour operators that offer this service like, Boracay Yacht Cruise Sunny (09664928677), myboracayguide.com, viator.com, guidetothephilippines.com. Package normally includes hotel pick up, 2-hour cruising, snorkeling, meals, beer, and drinks. Island hopping will depend on the weather, but normally trip includes Diniwid Beach, Tambisaan Beach, Bolabog Beach, and Puka Beach. Other package includes a buffet dinner. Make sure also to bring your personal gears like camera, swimwear, extra clothes, and other personal things.
5. Stay and rejuvenate at Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay
One good thing with Boracay Island is the presence of so many excellent resorts or hotels with spa. One such resort is the Crimson Resort and Spa. Setting a benchmark for guests seeking an ultra-exclusive hideaway, this resort stretches out to its sun-kissed shores as your dream escape. The highly anticipated resort opened its doors in March 2018. Just a few minutes ride from the Caticlan Jetty Port, it is a tropical haven combining elegant contemporary architecture, landscape and interiors with natural materials such as sand, stone and wood complemented by the warm ambience of Filipino island living.
Situated in the island’s most exclusive location, Station Zero, it boasts a private and undisturbed white sand beach and mystic clear waters. Secluded and pristine, it evokes memories of the enchanting Boracay we love and long for. If you are looking to relax or rejuvenate after a tiring activities under the sun, their Aum Spa offers authentic, unique, and meaningful therapies that promise to relax, restore, and energize your mind and body. Pause and restart your vacation with a well-deserved treat.
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