The island offers a wide range of activities, and our personal favorites besides walking the beaches and eating great food, are paraw sailing, spa treatments, yoga, golf, diving and kite boarding.
For the total relaxation and the royal pampering you deserve on your vacation, we recommend the award-winning Mandala Spa & Resort Villas. Our guests’ favorites are the Princess Treatment and the Gentleman’s Package. A spa day is also a great way to spend a rainy day here in the tropics. For reservations, please approach us at the reception. If you wish to have a massage in the comfort of your Villa, we can also call our Diniwid masseuse; just let our reception book it for you.
Daily yoga classes for all levels are available with Boracay Yoga daily at 8:30 a.m. at The Vessel at Mandala Spa & Resort Villas. Private classes in the comfort of your Villa are also available, upon request.
Gyms with cardio machines, weights and personal trainers:
As you’re on an island, take the opportunity of sailing on a local paraw (a native double outrigger) sailboat that can take you on a tour around the island. As you ride silently with the wind and the waves, you will discover hidden coves and secluded beaches, and snorkeling areas. We believe it’s one of the better ways to see the island.
Boracay is known as a great diving destination for both inexperienced and seasoned divers, with its crystal clear waters and numerous dive sites all over the island, from walls and wrecks to natural coral reefs, and from deep-sea waters to shallow coral gardens. Accredited dive shops with certified dive instructors are available to guide you through the amazing underwater world of Boracay, all over the island. If you have the time, we highly recommend taking a day trip to nearby islands to explore other dive sites. Our favorites are Maningning Island that is home to Hammerhead sharks, or Apo Reef, a marine sanctuary that is home to a wide range of sea life, from turtles to a wide variety of fish and sharks. Apo is more than a day trip but is well worth it.
KITE BOARDING AND WINDSURFING
Boracay is one of the top destinations in Asia for kite boarding and windsurfing. Go out, get wild, and bring it on! The best winds are from November to February, but the offseason months from June to September are also a good time.
The clear and calm waters of Boracay make it a water wonderland with perfect conditions for a variety of fun activities suitable for all ages. With its diverse landscape and waterscape, tourists can enjoy a wide variety of leisure activities. A great number of water sports and adventure packages are available.
Water sports activities are heavily regulated to preserve marine biodiversity and the water’s pristine quality. With so many options being offered along the beaches, visit the Boracay Water Sports Association (BWSA) tent at Boat Station 1 (Amihan season) or Bulabog Beach (Habagat season) to find out more about the water activities you wish to try, and to book with accredited operators. Diamond Water Sports offers helmet diving and parasailing, which is a great way to view Boracay Island from above.
Boracay has a fantastic 18-hole golf course that holds world-class standards. One of its first tournaments was the famous Johnny Walker Cup.
Boracay has a wide selection of cafés and restaurants, and we are often asked, where to go. We have created a short list of restaurants that you will find at the private villas, to serve as your guide to the plethora of dining delights, with our personal recommendations.
Walk down the beach and stop to discover the bars that are as many as there are hotels.
Exit Bar is a great place to start your evening and meet the locals, as this is a favorite hangout of the island residents.
For groups, there are day trips in the mainland. Here are our recommendations:
This is just a little taste of the many pleasures to be had and experienced on the island of Boracay. We would be more than happy to point you in the direction when you come home to Diniview Villa Resort!