Boracay island checklist | One of the best islands in the world

It's so ironic to having visited other countries like Korea, Japan, and some parts of the United States like Las Vegas and New York without even stepping on some of our own pride areas here in the Philippines. Well, it's now time to do that. Let's discover more of what this world-famous island has to offer.

Michael at Boracay
Island life

Hmmmm..  I'm not really a "beach person" as we label some people like that (maybe I am more of a mountain person, I don't know) but with this experience, I discovered staring at the night sky beside a beach is priceless. With just the sound of the waves, I caught myself looking blankly at the dark horizon and enjoying the moment. I think I enjoyed the calmness and to think that it happened on this world-famous island is just amazing. Well, if you want to know more then read along.. And congrats on reading the first one in our checklist.

2. Feel how fine the white-sand here

white sand Boracay
Addicted to its texture

The feeling is oh-so-fine! It's like stepping on a mega soft rubber which massages your feet as you go along. Our family has visited a number of beaches in Batangas province but the sand here is just different, it's finer and looks neat. You can tell it by the way the water slides through them, the texture is just perfect.

3. Be stunned with how the horizon color changes from sandy white to deep blue

gradient blue horizon in Boracay
gradient blue horizon

The moment my eyes landed on the beach, I was literally amazed by its color. I  have never seen anything like it before (aside from the computer) where you see the color slowly gradient from light to dark in perfect levels. I am pertaining to the color of the sand which is white while it slowly turns light blue as it mixes with the water, then turns blue as the depth of the water goes deeper,  and then dark blue onwards..  I know this picture above can give you an idea but seeing it in person is just in a different level of appreciating nature. Galing talaga ni Lord.

4. Experience parasailing in sunset

parasailing at Boracay Island
The picture says it all. Woooooohooooo!

This was an impulsive decision that we did while strolling along the beach that made our stay here a bit interesting. I will never see parasailing the same way I thought how easy it would be (haha!), it's really different when you actually try it. I suggest you guys riding it around the afternoon before they close because we were the last in line that time and we were gifted a sunset view that made the whole experience exponentially enjoyable. Imagine, cruising peacefully high up there with the beautiful islands around you while the sun is setting.. picturesque..

5. Enjoy the G-max ride (reverse bungee ride)

G-max Boracay (reverse bungee ride)
let's do this!! wait, will we?

We did this and the whole experience is posted on this article (with the full video ride). To be honest, the most critical part of planning to do this is while you wait in line and watch how it catapults again and again especially hearing how loud the riders scream the whole time, It just makes you want to back out on the last minute. Thankfully, we were brave enough not to (naks!). Again, if you want to know more about this item, a separate post is available here.

6. Level up those boat rides

Boracay boat rides
cue Survivor music *

I already mentioned this way back in our Palawan post but I will repeat it again here. Maximize those boat rides (if possible) by sitting on the tip of the boat because it is simply more fun. #survivorfeels

It may sound crazy but you'll thank me later when you get the chance to do it. If the tip is not workable then try the boat flaps/wings, this is actually a better option (just be careful in doing so).

7. Wake up and relish the early mornings

waking up at Boracay island

If the first item in our checklist is about how beautiful the night is on this island, well, wait until you experience waking up on the morning after. Sip that first cup of coffee, stroll along those windy shorelines, or just simply lie down to that beachside while hearing those birds chirping and waves crashing to start your another beautiful day. #thenrepeat

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  1. I felt like I was back to my honey moon three year ago! We went to Saint Lucia and it was fabulous.

  2. Boracay's sunset never ceases to amaze me. I went there three times already - during our honeymoon (when everything is not commercialized, we only have nipa huts for our sleeping quarter), and 2 family summer vacations. It was all perfect. I am glad that now, the government are so strict when it comes to cleanliness and environmental protection. I hope to be back there soon. We are fond of eating - eat all u can by the beachfront. But I think, it is not offered now because of the stricter laws in the island.

    1. Well, as long as it is for the benefit of the majority then I hope everyone follows it. Thanks for dropping by Ramil!

  3. wow now that is a mesmerizing sight ! i would love to just relax and see the sunset

  4. Oh wow take me there right now...I could just to with a lovely holiday and a beach x

  5. I love a white sand beach and this one looks stunning. Parasailing looks like a lot of fun!

  6. Wow Boracay pupunta kami sana dyan ng family ko kaso nag lockdown ee Ganda ng white sand sayang worst summer of the year 2020

  7. Kristine Nicole AlessandraMay 2, 2020 at 2:24 PM

    Haven't been there but my nieces have visited Boracay so many times. I would be thrilled to have a chance to be there. I'd spend the late afternoons watching the sunset!

  8. Wow! This looks like so much fun. I'd love to visit such a white sand beach soon.

  9. Wow, the the island looks so gripping. Can't wait for the quarantine period to end so that we can go to the beaches again !!

  10. I've never been to PH and would love to visit one day. The beaches are so beautiful. Yes, it's best to explore your backyard this period and discover the beauties of the country.

  11. oh the beach looks lovely and the way the white sand shines in sun, its just mesmerising. I am anyday a beach person

    1. first time to encounter an "anyday beach person" haha!

  12. Nice place for outing during summer specially. Rare beach are with white sand, love to visit once in life!!

    1. it does so book soon! 100% sure you'll love it


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