It has been voted in 2007 as the top beach destination by Yahoo! users. The
island roughly shaped like a dumb-bell, is 7 kilometers
long and the narrowest spot is nearly 1 kilometer wide.
The best part of the island is its 4 kilometer "White
Beach", also called long beach by the locals. It is
situated at the West Coast between the villages of Angol
and Balabag, and some experienced travelers claim it to
be the finest beach of all Asia. The water is shallow here,
and its sand brighter and finer than most beaches in the
archipelago. There are about 350 beach resorts with more
than 2000 rooms to suit virtually everyone's taste. There
is accommodation of all types and price categories.
from a bevy of resorts, Boracay boasts of a diverse
selection of restaurants, ranging from the native
fast-food stalls to establishments that would satisfy
even a gourmet. One can find bars, beer joints as
well as discos with amazing light and sound equipments
open until the late morning hours. The
White Beach may be the main attraction of Boracay,
but there's much more, including watersports, beach
volleyball, diving, snorkeling, motorbiking, mountainbiking,
hiking, trekking, and even plain lazing around.