Boracay Island (Philippines) is located approx 315 km (196 ml) south of Manila and 2 km (1 ml) off the northwest tip of Panay Island. Boracay and its beautiful beaches have received numerous awards from travel media and tour agencies. In 2012 Boracay was awarded world's best island by Travel+Leisure. The resort island was also ranked "world's best" in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveler.
Boracay Island comprises the barangays (wards) of Balabag, Manoc-Manoc, and Yapak in Malay municipality, Aklan Province. Boracay is administered by Philippine Tourism Authority and Aklan's provincial government. In 2010 Boracay Island had a population 28,370 people on a total area of 10.32 km2 (3.98 ml2)
Boracay is famous for its white sand beaches, as well as for being one of the top destinations for relaxation in the world. It is also emerging among world's top destinations for nightlife. Partly due to its weather and wind patterns, tourism in Boracay Island is at its peak during amihan season (from September/October through May/June). During amihan season, the predominant wind blows from the east. White Beach, the main tourism area on Boracay, is on the western side, sheltered from the wind.
Leisure activities on or near Boracay Island include scuba diving, cliff diving, diving helmet, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, kiteboarding, horseback riding and beach relaxation. The island is the site of a famous 18-hole par 72 golf course that was designed by Graham Marsh. As of 2010, Boracay Island has in excess of over 350 beach resorts which offer more than 2,000 rooms (from 5-star to budget accommodation). Boracay Island also boasts a wide range of bars, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.
in 2018, due to environmental concerns the Philippines closed Boracay Island to all tourists (including cruise ship). The destination was closed for 6 months (April through October). All scheduled visits to the island were redirected to Manila, Bohol Island and Subic (Zambales, Luzon Island). With affected Asian itinerary programs were the companies Royal Caribbean International and the GHK=owned Star Cruises and Dream Cruises. However, in 2017, Boracay received 15 cruise ship calls
Boracay Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Boracay Island dock (anchor) at Caticlan Jetty Port (Malay, Aklan, Philippines) situated on the northwestern coast.
Port Boracay Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Boracay Island, Philippines. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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