Where to Stay in Boracay: Bulabog Beach vs White Beach
Ah, Boracay. It’s the best island in the world, a claim that it doesn’t make without good reason. As proof, we see throngs of travelers pass through its fine sandy beaches by the thousands, and all of them walking back to the airport a week after filled with nothing but praises for the island, and a little bit sad that they had to leave at all.shi
What most people don’t know about the island is you actually have two options on how you want to have your Boracay experience: you spend it in either Bulabog Beach, the eastern side of the island, or White Beach, which is in the west. Both sides of the island boast different things, and we’re here to help you pick out the best choice to make your Boracay visit a memorable one.
1. Peace and quiet, or hours of noise and reverie?
First off, what are you looking for during your stay? Some people would rather spend their beach trip just chilling along a quiet shoreline, letting the wind brush against their face and the surf take over every other sound they hear. Still others prefer to be in a crazy, chaotic, and stimulating beachfront filled with bars, restaurants, and tons of things to do at night – basically, a beach that doesn’t sleep.
Bulabog Beach is where you’d want to go if you’re looking to escape to somewhere quiet and serene. White Beach is where you’d be at if you’re looking to spend your Boracay time partying it up with throngs of other revelers, which is an experience in itself!
2. Which way is the wind blowing?
This is a useful tidbit for those looking to do watersports in Boracay (of which there are many.) Two winds blow on the island during the year. For the first half of the year, the Habagat (westerly winds) are dominant in White Beach, making it the best place to be in if you’re looking to do a little windsurfing or kitesurfing while you’re here. Come October though, the Amihan (easterly winds) brings its gentle but constant winds to Bulabog Beach, and all the watersports activities move there for that season.
When you’re looking to do watersports in Boracay, the choice of beach really falls down to which way the wind is blowing at the time. Do your research before booking!
3. Going for a dip?
What’s the point of going to the beach if you won’t get into the water? White Beach and Bulabog Beach are both home to some of the clearest azure waters in the world, and it’s no contest between the two in which one is more swimmable, except for one thing: the amount of people you’ll be sharing the water with.
Sure, the sea is big and wide and has room for everyone, but it can be a bit overwhelming to have hundreds of people in the same patch of water with you at any given time. So if you’re looking for a little more privacy when you dip into the salty waters, think of Bulabog Beach. Otherwise, if you’re fine enough with having people all around you, go for White Beach!
4. Which one has more things to do?
Bulabog Beach’s charm is in its seclusion, being a little more private than White Beach, affording those who visit it a semblance of peace in a beautiful tropical island. But White Beach is where Boracay truly comes alive, blowing everyone away with a host of awesome activities, vibrant people, excellent cuisine, and, best of all, cheap drinks.
This is more of a matter of picking out what you want to do most: relax, or go all out and have fun. Whatever you choose, Boracay will be happy to provide what you need!
5. Where is the best accommodation?
Now this is where things get interesting. Bulabog Beach and White Beach offer widely different options when it comes to beach resorts and hotels in Boracay. White Beach, being people’s go-to Boracay destination, is literally littered with accommodations that range from the lackluster to the overly-garish; there’s something for everyone. But here’s a glaring problem: it’s in White Beach, which is without doubt the noisiest part of the island. So if it’s 2am and you still can’t sleep because of the racket other late-night partiers are making, you’ll know you made a mistake somewhere.
Which is where Bulabog Beach shines through, because it’s where 7Stones Boracay Suites is. It is arguably the most peaceful spot in all of the island, as it is tucked deep within Bulabog Beach, away from the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfares and hotspots in the island, affording its guests the peace and serenity they deserve when they’re escaping in this tropical paradise. If you’re looking for the best accommodation that Boracay can offer, there’s no other choice to make than 7Stones Boracay Suites.
Despite all of these choices, 7Stones Boracay Suites offers shuttles that take you to and from these two beaches, so sometimes, it’s not a choice at all! We’ll be happy to give you the best stay possible here at Boracay, so book your Boracay stay with us today!
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