Boracay Travel Guide
The tiny butterfly-shaped island of Boracay in the western Visayas has been 'discovered' by trendy international sun-lovers, and has become the Philippines' most popular beach destination. Thousands have sung the praises of the white, talcum powder-fine sand on a two-mile (4km) stretch of palm-studded beach, that is said to glow at night, while the crystalline sea reflects the colour of the unblemished blue sky. Despite its popularity Boracay remains unspoilt, offering a range of about 350 hotels and guesthouses, nightlife, good restaurants and a huge array of water sports. The island's dress code is barefoot and informal, and the transitory holiday population is truly international.