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Boracay: Still the World’s Best Island


Boracay: Still the World’s Best Island

If you’re a hardcore traveler, you probably know about the world’s most premiere luxury travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler. You’re probably also familiar about how they rank the best islands in the world, and how much weight their words carry.

In a 2016 poll of 300,000 travelers from the world over, Condé Nast Traveler put the wonderful island of Boracay at the top of a list of 20 best beaches in the world, beating places such as Tahiti, Santorini, and Bali for the top spot. Again, Boracay reigns supreme, and it’s not hard to figure out why.

1. Pristine white beaches

One thing clearly sets this beautiful island apart from the others: its powdery white sand. The Boracay sand is unlike those from other beaches in the world. It’s a combined effort of different parts of the ecosystem, from the corals to the humble little parrotfish, that make up the famous sands of Boracay. Some would even go so far as calling it magical – and it probably is.

2. Clear azure waters

You’d expect that a famous beach in one of the Philippines’ hottest tourist destinations would have dirtier waters than more remote shorelines, but you’d be wrong. Through the efforts of locals and the government, Boracay’s water remains crystal clear and clean, showing off its wonderful blue hues to anyone who comes over. Boracay’s waters make it perfect for undersea activities such as diving and snorkeling, affording you beautiful views of life in the depths below.

3. A bustling nightlife

Boracay is an island that never sleeps, and the vibrancy of Boracay nightlife is a testament to that. It’s home to some of the best beach bars and island clubs in the Philippines. On any given night, you can expect a throng of revelers jumping up and down to the beats of Boracay’s best DJs, or perhaps a group of friends enjoying a nice gourmet dinner along with a lot of bottles of the Philippines’ best drinks, at a price you won’t believe. If you’d rather party than sleep, then Boracay is the best bet for you.

4. A wealth of activities

Who needs quiet beaches? Not in Boracay. Non-stop parties, a shore filled with good eats, and tons of activities… a sleepy island you won’t find here. Go on a paraw ride and experience the high seas from a sailboat. Put on your suit and be James Bond on a jetski, if you so wish. There are also ATV tours, for when you need to take a walk on the wild side, and a host of water activities like speedboats, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, and so much more. In Boracay, you’ll never be bored.

5. Luxurious accommodations

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Of course, you’d expect that the best island in the world would have accommodations that reflect its stature. There may be hundreds of hotels in Boracay, but none as serene, tranquil, or beautiful as 7Stones Boracay Suites.
Akin more to serviced apartments than a hotel, 7Stones Boracay Suites brings out the best of Boracay – awesome views, great service, good food, and happy people all around. Our belief is that travelers who come to see the best island in the world deserve the best care in the island.

All these things add up to a one big, beautiful resort island, copied by many but never surpassed by anyone. Boracay is quite possibly the pearl of all the islands in the Philippines, and it’s high time you came over for your own Boracay experience! Don’t worry, we here at 7Stones Boracay Suites will make sure that your stay is a great one!

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Spending the Holidays in Boracay: A Primer


Spending the Holidays in Boracay: A Primer

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are pretty big occasions in the Philippines. It is a time when families and friends come together for a huge celebration filled with good food, loud music, karaoke in the streets, and skies filled with dazzling fireworks. The season starts in September, and the whole country is caught in a flurry of celebration for four whole months.

Boracay, the world’s best island, is no exception to this rule. Flights and hotels are booked months in advance to guarantee spots in what is quite possibly the best way to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the Philippines. If you’re looking to spend the holidays in Boracay, here are a few tips to make it happen.

1. Book early

Being the best island in the world makes it a bit coveted. If you want to spend the holidays here, it’s best if you book your flights and accommodations at least a month in advance to guarantee your arrival and departure. You’ll be up against thousands of people vying for the same location, so it helps to get a head start! Plan out your itineraries, research on the best spots, and book a luxurious suite to stay in to make sure your holidays go by smoothly.

2. Take advantage of seat sales

Holidays are a high season for any tourist destination in the Philippines, and more so in Boracay. Thankfully, airline seat sales come up every now and then, allowing people to pick up flights for a lot less. The only thing, though, is that you have to watch out for these seat sales because a lot of people are too, so you have to act fast to avoid getting beaten to the punch! Keep your Google Alerts on for local Philippine airline seat sales to get ahead.

3. Get ready for crowds

You’re not going to be the only one who’ll have this great idea of spending the holidays in Boracay. If you’re not that partial to crowds, then Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the island might not be for you. The holidays are a great season for Boracay as it brings in thousands of tourists, so be ready for it! However, if you’d still like to spend your holidays here, there are ways to make your stay a little more private than anywhere else in the island.

4. Choose your accommodations wisely

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Which brings us to here: your Boracay accommodations for the holidays must be good enough for the whole family (or the whole squad!) Here at 7Stones Boracay, our undoubtedly huge suites, awesome amenities, and great food at 7th Note Café are good enough to sustain you and your group for the holidays. What’s even better is that we are situated at Bulabog Beach, a good few kilometers away from the hustle, bustle, and crowding of White Beach, where most people book their hotels at. You can still have a quiet holiday stay with us! And if you’d like to get a little more rowdy, the establishments of White Beach like the clubs, restaurants, and the like are only a few minutes away – just ask our front desk to take you there!

5. Have a good time!

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Lastly, what you need to bring to Boracay is a good sense of fun. The holiday season is all about celebrating happiness. So make sure to bring your a-game, leave the boorish you at home, and get ready to have the most intense holiday celebration here at Boracay!

Tick off the requirements in this list and you’ll be all set for your holidays here at Boracay. If you’d like to take the easy route, just get to Boracay and book your stay with us here at 7Stones Boracay. We’ll do the heavy lifting for you, so just sit back, enjoy the sun during December, and experience the holiday season the best way: the Filipino way.