Boracay is a dream destination for couples everywhere. With so many Boracay activities to enjoy, there’s no wonder why you’d want to spend your vacation there with your significant other.
Being in a relationship can be monotonous, but you can discover new and fun things to do there with the person you love. Once you book your Boracay hotel and settle into paradise, revel in this dream destination with these top 10 date ideas.
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1. Go island-hopping
Island-hopping is a must for this dream vacation. More than it being the first thing to cross off your vacation bucket list, you can discover the beauty of the different beaches near Boracay Island with your partner.
There are organized tours that let you visit Puka Beach, Tambisaan Beach, and Crocodile Island, with trips costing around Php700 per person, inclusive of lunch. You even have the option of making it a more romantic experience by opting for a private tour with you and your date.
2. Be a mermaid for a day
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Does your better half fancy being a mermaid? Make that dream a reality with the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy! In this fun activity, the instructors teach you how to swim like a mermaid and pose as a mermaid on the sand. It’s a unique activity that will definitely make your date feel extra special if they’ve always wanted to try mermaid swimming.
3. Ride a paraw into the sunset
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Do as the locals do and explore the different islands by sailing on the local paraw boat with your partner! The paraw can fit up to eight people and costs around Php500 per person, depending on how many people there are in your group. You can make new friends with other couples on the paraw or enjoy a stunning ride with your significant other at sunset.
4. Throw a party for two
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The island is well-known for its party scene. There are several kinds of bars there so you and your date have tons of options to choose from.
Maybe you want to go out and party, you can check out Exit Bar, Epic or Guilly’s Island. If you want to sing your hearts out, you can check out Alta Vista de Boracay’s amenities as they have a karaoke room for a fun night of music. The two of you can even go on an epic pub crawl with strangers and make some new friends along the way if you’re up to the challenge.
If you two just want to enjoy each other’s company and chill, the Red Pirates Pub CocoLoco Bar in Station 3 and Alta Vista de Boracay’s Sports Bar are great places to sit back and relax with a drink. Whatever option you choose, pick the one that will give you the best party experience with you and your partner.
5. Have a volunteer date
This paradise is the dream vacation for every couple, so why not help preserve this pristine white beach for everyone to enjoy? Boracay reopened in 2018 after a huge cleanup, and they’ve been doing their best to take care of this paradise ever since.
Make your romantic vacation a meaningful one by volunteering at a beach cleanup together, or support Philippine volunteers in saving the ocean’s corals. Don’t just share the love with each other - share your love with the rest of the world, too.
6. Have an “extreme” day
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There are tons of thrilling activities you can do that are sure to get your and your partner’s heart racing. Go cliff diving at Ariel’s Point and jump off of five different death-defying platform heights.
Scream your heart out and go parasailing together for around Php2,000 for two. Go fly fishing for Php400, or banana boating for Php250. Your hearts won’t just be racing by being with each other in this exciting paradise, they’ll be racing with these thrilling activities, too.
7. Take a day off to relax
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After a fun-filled day, you and your partner will probably want to slow down and relax with each other. Why not make the most of the Boracay experience and get a massage on the white beach? You can find massage stations on the beach or approach local massage therapists who can provide you great services for around Php300 to Php400.
They’re usually equipped with different massage techniques and you can easily negotiate with them on the style and cost of the massage. Relish the quiet time with your significant other with a relaxing massage.
8. Take an Instagram-worthy date
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This idyllic getaway is beautiful wherever you go, so you’ll easily find places to take pictures for the ‘gram. But for especially beautiful places, drop by the different restaurants at sunset to have a romantic dinner and see the sun disappear over the horizon.
The Spiderhouse on Diniwid Beach is one of many sunset-viewing spots where you can have a drink or two while taking pictures of the beautiful sky. Alta Vista de Boracay’s L’Altura restaurant is also a gorgeous place to dine and take pictures. These restaurants are the best places for you and your date to have fun and make memories.
9. Have a DIY date
All good things must come to an end, and your dream vacation with the one you love is no different. But you can easily take a little bit of your romantic experience home with you by heading over to the different malls and shops nearby. Shop for cute gifts for each other at D’Mall and CityMall, or go local and check out the Boracay Gift Shop on the main road of the island. Discover different local products like sparkling capiz shells or handmade soaps produced by the Atis, and support these local producers in their livelihoods.
10. The Most Romantic Idea of All
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With all the exciting and fun Boracay activities you can do, what’s the most romantic activity of them all? It’s the one where you can just enjoy each other’s company the best. Why not have a private picnic on the beach at sunset? Set a blanket down, bring out some local food or healthy travel snacks, and just be with each other in paradise. Enjoy this dream destination to the fullest with the person you love most, and even the simplest of date ideas can be the most memorable.
Boracay is the ideal getaway for you and your significant other because you can either enjoy exciting activities together or just relax in each other’s company. There are some mistakes that Boracay couple travelers make, of course, so make sure to plan ahead so that you can make the most of paradise. But no matter what happens, if you enjoy this romantic experience with the right person, your vacation will always be an amazing one.