You can easily access this beach if you stay at Hannah Hotel
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Here are the 8 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Boracay Island based on our very recent experience visiting the island:
1. It is the most popular island destination in the Philippines.
Boracay is not only famous in Southeast Asia, it has also received various recognitions from worldwide travel authorities. In 2012, it garnered the “best island in Asia” award from Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Condé Nast Traveler also named it the “Top Island in the World” in 2016.
Early morning on White Beach, Boracay
2. Its name is often mispronounced.
The correct way to say the name of this island is Bo-rah-kai. I hear people pronouncing its last name as “cay’. Don’t worry I promise you won’t get shot mispronouncing Boracay, but isn’t cool to finally say it the right away?
White Beach Boracay , Philippines
3. It is very accessible.
Boracay is relatively easy to reach, compared to other beach destinations in the Philippines. I’m just not sure whether its popularity made it accessible or its accessibility has helped make it popular. Whichever is true, the fact is, you won’t have a problem reaching the island as the transport connections are quite organized.
A little location background: Boracay Island is located in a province called Aklan, which technically belongs in the middle section of the Philippines called Visayas. The two closest airports to Boracay are in Caticlan and Kalibo City. Here is a link to our very popular article on How to Get from Manila to Boracay.
A bangka the boat that is used to transport visitors to and from boracay
4. It has more than one world-class beach.
When tourists talk about Boracay, they often think of White Beach, which is the most popular beach on the island. But the truth is, Boracay has other beaches that may be more appealing to you. Some of the beaches you need to check out include Puka Shell Beach, Bulabog Beach, Diniwid Beach and Ilig-Iligan Beach. They all have white sand, and they are all special in their own way.
Puka Shell Beach during the late afternoon, Boracay