On My Wish List: Exploring Boracay

The Philippines archipelago has been on my wish list ever since a project I worked on a few months ago. And Boracay – one of the 7,017 islands is the one I have fallen in love with. Here are some of the things about Boracay that I absolutely adore.

Go Here For: Culture, Food, Parasailing, ATV Rides, Deep Sea Diving


diipti-jhangiani-boracayFine white sand, crystal blue waters and magnificent sunsets add to the beauty of this island. Its a cheerful, friendly place and sometimes full of eclectic celebrations of life. Play beach football, bungee from almost eighty feet into the water and explore some more with island hopping escapades. You are never too far from a party while in Boracay.

A pub crawl in the evening with a visit to Bom Bom Bar calls for a perfect evening well spent.

Oh and while day dreaming of the magical under waters and merpeople on the beach, you might have a dream to see a mermaid? Did you know this island offers you a chance to become one.

The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy sets you up with plexiglass-lycra monifins, then gives you mermaid swimming lessons. Or if you wish you can even just pose with one for a crazy profile picture.

On this beautiful island you can go cliff diving, parasailing, try the popular banana boat ride, helmet diving, get on an ATV ride or go deep sea diving too. You can enjoy a traditional Filipino therapy massages right at the beaches. As the sun sets you will see the outstanding fire dancers on the shores.

Beaches are often white sand ones here but this island has something more. Head over to Puka beach to experience a seashore without sand! If you wish to visit a quiet, peaceful and serene beach than you should visit Diniwid Beach. Bulabog beach is for all those who want to experience thrilling adventure as here you can enjoy water sports like kite-surfing, windsurfing, and skim-boarding. For an uber luxury experience, I would head to Punta Bunga Beach at Shangrila-la-Boracay.

boracay-diipti-jhangianiWhat is interesting is The Grotto and Sunset Views. The Grotto is the pilgrimage, a rock formulation beloved by Filipinos. It has a flight of stairs that you can take to reach the top.

Add a hint of tradition to your experience and board a Paraw- a traditional Filipino double-sail boat riding on water. With the evening sky and wind in your hair; you are in for a priceless sunset on this island.

On My Wish List: Exploring Boracay

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