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Laying about 315 kilometers south of Manila and 2 kilometers off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Visayas region, Boracay is one of the smaller islands in Philippines vast archipelago. This thighbone-shaped island measuring 7 kilometers in length with a 1-kilometer width at its narrow stretch is a world-class holiday destination. The narrow stretch is a white sandy beach line facing both sides of the island.

From Singapore, I took a 3.5-hour flight to Manila and continued to Catican where I caught a delightful ferry ride through a blue ocean, a bright sunny sky and a lovely sea breeze. I felt young and free in this enticing tropical atmosphere. This is the sort of lead up to holidays that I love as it set a mood of positive anticipation.

It seems that Boracay’s reputation as ‘one of the best resort islands in the world’ rings true. A clear blue ocean surrounds this lovely island and its beautiful beaches putting it in pole position against the Caribbean, South Pacific islands and Indonesia’s and Thailand’s best.

White Beach here is of course a major attraction and is classed as one of the finest beaches in the world.
This beach offers ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling with its clear shallow water while on Bulabog Beach (the other side of White Beach) there are opportunities for more challenging water activities such as kite boarding and windsurfing.

It is at nightfall that the island transforms into a festive melting pot. At this time restaurants, bars and discos come to life through the island’s town area and one’s own party mood is impossible to ignore through the dazzle of bright lights and invigorating music.

To enjoy the best of Boracay, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is the island’s first and only 5-Star international luxury resort.

This 12-hectate resort is just what most travelers look for these days: luxury, comfort, secluded beachs, comprehensive leisure facilities comprising two private beachfronts, infinity pools, spa, and a state of the art health club.

The resort features 219 rooms including 36 villas and suites that are designed by combining modern and ethnic Filipino threads to the decor. In order to ensure guests have the best to choose from the resort offers 7 in house restaurants and bars along with their own entertainment centre.

Whether one is looking for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, or secluded holiday, Boracay Island can be said to be one of the best destinations in the world for these purposes.