The white sands of Boracay Beach in the Philippines are one of the country’s most popular sights, be it during the hot sunny summer days or the colder months of December and January. With so many things to do in Boracay, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better destination for a summer getaway or a family holiday vacation. Considered as one of Boracay’s “peak seasons,” people come in droves to the lovely beach during Christmas and the New Year because of the fun activities and vibrant seaside nightlife, not to mention, the many Boracay resorts and hotels from which to choose—each offering their own holiday deals and special promotions.
Eat Your Heart out
If you have a healthy appetite, you’ll enjoy the delectable treats that Boracay has to offer. With people from all over the globe as its patrons, the beach provides diverse options when it comes to food. Keep your eyes open for restaurants offering the freshest seafood, buffet-style. Try the chori burger and calamansi muffins for some local flavor or taste traditional holiday dishes from all over the world. Whatever your taste, there is a restaurant in Boracay that will cater to it.
After a sumptuous meal, the perfect nightcap is never too far away. No matter where you find yourself on the beach, a watering hole is just a few steps away. Thanks to the many bars and restaurants found on the beachfront, the Boracay nightlife remains one of its main attractions. To end your day without the buzz, Jonah’s Fruit Shake & Snack Bar is a must-try. If you’re looking to cool down, there’s Halowich, which features a unique take on a local delicacy, the halo-halo.
Dance the Night Away
Out of the many things to do in Boracay, partying is the main event. This beach is one of the few known for its wild parties and events. Enjoy the unique island groove of Area 51 and pray for a full moon to enjoy a “Full Moon Party,” which is famous for its tribal drums, fire dancing, and other musical events. Also enjoy the native-style décor of Club Paraw for a complete island-party experience.
Bring out Your Inner Child
For the young and young-at-heart, Boracay has its very own theme park, considered the “Disneyland of Boracay Island.” Happy Dreamland features fun rides, a Trick Art Museum, and the opportunity to create memorable experiences. If you carry a playful spirit, it will definitely feel at home here.
Enjoy the Sea, Sun, and Sand
After all is said and done, Boracay’s main attraction is still its pristine white-sand beach and cool blue waters. Enjoy a cool swim or walk along its shores while soaking in the sights and sounds of paradise. There are a lot of fun beach activities to be enjoyed here: parasailing, helmet diving, island hopping, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving are just a few. Try the banana boats for a fun ride on the waves or ask the locals about Ariel’s Point for the ultimate Boracay experience.
These are just a few of the things you can enjoy in Boracay during the holidays, and all of them are reason enough to consider celebrating Christmas and the New Year here, every year. With many Boracay resorts and hotels offering special promotions during the holidays, it’s as good a time as any to enjoy the Boracay experience. What activity do you enjoy most on the islands of Boracay? Let us know in the comments!