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
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!
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.