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Island Hopping, Boracay Overview

Known to be the unexploited paradise, Boracay Island is full of white sandy beaches, blue indigo waters and dreamy sunsets. Aside from chock full of activities that the island has to offer to its tourists, there are several mesmerising islands around Boracay that are covered on tours and day trips without which your Boracay escapade is always incomplete. Boasting of secluded beaches, fascinating coral reefs and golden sandy shores, you can also try your hand at the plethora of adventure activities like snorkelling, parasailing, cliff diving and banana boat rides etc. that are sure to give you an adrenaline rush. Among the top islands that you can visit around Boracay include Crystal Cove Island, Piknikan Island, Crocodile Island, Hinugtan Beach, Magic Island, Puka Beach, and Carabao Island.

You can laze and sunbathe at the tranquil beaches, or take a boat ride around, or explore the gorgeous underwater life. You can also enjoy a lively nightlife here. There are caves and coves, and several rock formations on the beaches that are a major attraction among the tourists. You will find several tour operators and packages that you can register in; they take care of everything from hotel pickups to meals, guides, admission tickets and snorkelling gears.Island Hopping is a beach activity that almost every tourist around here enjoys. This activity allows you to choose your own boat and choose the places or the destinations you would like to visit. Ideally if you want to cover the entire island then you should start in the morning and you would have covered the entire place up until evening.

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Must Visit Islands from Boracay

  1. Crystal Cove Island

    Crystal Cove Island is one of the most popular islands on the list. Formerly known as Tiguatian Island, the place is just 15-20 minutes away from Boracay and is known for its crazy rock formations. Popularly called the ‘Trekker’s Paradise’, the island sprawls over 2 hectares and boasts of a gorgeous sandy beach, lush green vegetation and warm turquoise waters. Offering beautiful panoramic vistas of the West Philippine Sea, most people tend to enjoy a picnic here.
    Crystal Cove
  2. Crocodile Island

    Unlike its name, there are no crocodiles in the Crocodile Island. It has been named so because of its shape which resembles a crocodile’s head. The highlight of the island is its vibrant underwater life replete with colourful corals and several beautiful breeds of fish. For the same reason, the island is popular for snorkelling where you can enjoy swimming with the vibrant fish. 
    Crocodile Island
  3. Puka Beach

    Puka Beach is the gorgeous beach at the northern end of Boracay which boasts of utter tranquility and serenity. The entire 800 metre of pure sandy shore is lined with vibrant and rare Puka shells. That is why it has been named Puka Beach. You can relax on the shores or enjoy a dip in the crystalling calm waters.
    Puka Shell Beach
  4. Hinugtan Beach

    Located in Buruanga Aklan, just a 45 minutes ride away from Boracay, Hinugtan Beach is a secluded haven for the solitude seekers and island hoppers. Known for its enthralling private beach replete with utmost serene, calm and ataraxy, the beach also has a flourishing marine life ideal for activities like scuba diving and snorkelling.
  5. Ariel’s Point

    Ariel’s Point is more like an eco-tourist destination and less like an island. Although, it boasts of clear waters and a gorgeous ambiance. The spot is famous for its five tiered cliff diving activity that draws maximum tourists to the place. Besides, you can also enjoy unlimited snacks and drinks, buffet lunch and other activities like kayaking, trekking and snorkelling on a single ticket. 
  6. Piknikan Island

    Piknikan Island has the look and feel of a rustic island which is known for its delectable seafood cuisine. You should definitely have lunch here, especially if you are a seafood connoisseur. Choose from a fresh catch of fish, prawns, crabs and other delicacies.


  1. It is advisable to carry your own drinking water and snacks to munch on.
  2. It is also advisable to not wear any jewellery or carry any valuables.
  3. Most of these are joint tours where you will have to share motorboats with other people. In case you want an exclusive boat, you will be required to pay for the remaining seats other than yours.

How to Reach

To reach Boracay, you will have to take a flight to Caticlan or Kalibo from Manila, Cebu City or anywhere else. If you have taken a flight to Kalibo, you will have to travel further to reach Caticlan. From Caticlan, there are several ferries available that can take you to Boracay. These boats also operate at nighttime.

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